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Croatia, 3rd: The Bradt Travel Guide Paperback – July 1, 2007


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Product Details

  • Series: Bradt Travel Guide
  • Paperback: 392 pages
  • Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides; 3rd edition (July 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1841621927
  • ISBN-13: 978-1841621920
  • Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,270,746 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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"Highly recommended travel guide to Croatia, and currently the most up-to-date one! Certainly a must for all those visiting the country this year. Very detailed guide provides information for all types of travellers, from holidaymakers to backpackers, families to lone travellers." Visit Croatia: www.visit-croatia.co.uk "Informative and entertaining." John Crowley, The Daily Telegraph "Croatia is erudite, iconic and informative." Belfast News Letter Group

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Croatia's peaceful beauty belies its turbulent past. Standing at the crossroads of Europe, and offering an extraordinary heritage, dramatic mountains, 1,185 islands, and the best climate on the Adriatic, it is regaining the reputation it once enjoyed as the most popular region of Yugoslavia.
This Bradt guide includes comprehensive practical and background information. Whether you yearn for the cultural attractions of Zagreb, Split and Dubrovnik (Byron's Pearl of the Adriatic), prefer to explore the many national parks and nature reserves, wish to indulge a passion for Roman ruins and Venetian treasures, or simply soak up the sun, this is the ideal visitors' companion.
Inside you will find: detailed background to the country's rich culture and history; the best of the islands; coverage of all the national parks and nature reserves; hiking, sailing and other activities; full information on where to eat, drink and stay.
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Bradt guide is organized in a friendly format by Croatian regions.
C. Quick
Even if you are not going to Croatia, reading this book will give you a great idea of what the country's about.
Expedient Note
I've read just about all of the Croatian guide books and have traveled there extensively.
Turban

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

55 of 56 people found the following review helpful By Expedient Note on August 23, 2005
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Then this guide book is for you. If you're already planning a trip or just wanted to get a lay of the land, Pier Letcher will give you Croatia on a platter. This guidebook is laid out quite well and the writing is personal and...hilarious. It's obvious Mr. Letcher loved being there and, based on the small and intimate places he went to, the Croatians he met were quite taken by him. There is a lot of information presented, including history, art, bus schedules, state office hours, etc. The trick with this book, as compared to the Lonely Planet and Rough Guide series (both of which I bought and used as well) is in how Mr. Letcher writes about all of this information. His unique viewpoint brings you into the museum, the hotel, the bar, the bus station. Even if you are not going to Croatia, reading this book will give you a great idea of what the country's about. We used this book and the other 2 guidebooks mentioned on our recent trip. This book was read cover to cover and then referred to continually during our trip. The other 2 books, while useful, were mainly used as cross-references, just to get a 2nd and 3rd opinion of certain places. In most cases, no pinion, save Mr. Letcher's, was needed. When we left Croatia, some relatives had asked if we could leave our dog-eared copy behind. With tears in my eyes and a burek in my mouth, I had to say, "No, please get your own!"
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Gwilym on March 22, 2007
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This book has recived very positive reviews, and not without reason. Compared to travel guides such as Lonely Planet or Rough Guide, the authors in the Bradt-series have got more freedom to form their own book. The lack of a standard format has both good and bad sides to it. One of the problems is that some authors focus very much just on the topics that interest themselves, and that is what I perceive to be a weakness in the Bradt guide to Croatia.

If you are interested in museums in the main tourist spots, then this is definitely the book for you. It focuses on the main tourist areas and on the cultural sites of these towns/cities.

However, if you are interested in places off the beaten track, you won't find much information in this book. And if you're a bit younger and want some information about nice cafés in the day-time, you won't find anything here. The same goes for night-clubs, while the authors of Bradts Guide to Serbia devotes many pages to the subject, it's a blank spot in this book.

To sum up, if you're a traveller planning to visit one or two of the most touristic sites (Dubrovnik, Hvar, Istria) just to lie in the sun or to visit museums, this book will be perfect for you. If not, you better go for the more diversified Lonely Planet's guide to Croatia.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Brazen Husky on October 13, 2006
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Have just returned from 2 weeks in Croatia and we cannot recommend the country, or this book, highly enough. We purchased 3 titles in all, and while each had its merits this guide was by far the most insightful into the history, culture, and sights of the country. We drove, mostly, but ditched the car in both Zagreb and Dubrovnik on the advice of this book and thought that was one of the best pieces suggestions.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Turban on June 20, 2006
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I've read just about all of the Croatian guide books and have traveled there extensively. This one is entertainingly written and provides a detailed and somewhat off-beat view that's perfect for the independent traveler.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By C. Quick on November 14, 2006
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Bradt guide is organized in a friendly format by Croatian regions. Regional and site/city specific maps along with pertinent information made exploring less confusing than our experience with other guides. Highly recommended!
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