Croatia for Kids
Welcome to Croatia For Kids with Karyn from CASE OF ADVENTURE! Download your FREE 25 page Croatia Printable Pack below with tons of fun activities for you to do! Read or listen to Croatia for Kids, look at the photos, watch the videos and download the Croatia printable pack. Click the play button in the player above (or listen in on iTunes or your favorite podcast app). Croatia for Kids Today we are going to be talking about Croatia – the country with stunning beaches and spectacular waterfalls, where the historical beauty of the past is reflected in the modern lives of its present day citizens. Remember to download your Croatia printable pack with some fun activities for you to do. Croatia is.. located in Central and Southeast Europe, bordering Hungary to the northeast, Serbia to the east, Bosnia and Herzegovina to the southeast, Montenegro to the southeast, the Adriatic Sea to the southwest and Slovenia to the northwest. About 4 million people live in Croatia and its capital city is Zagreb. Croatia in Croatian is called Hrvatska. Zagreb has a charm all its own and has more museums than any other city in the world, causing it to be named, “The city of museums”. The city is bursting at the seams with fabulous cafes – all of which serve the fabulous Croatian coffee. Croatians take their coffee drinking very seriously indeed! Croatia is hot, the hottest summer months being July and August, its on of Europe’s sunniest spots. There are picturesque pebbled beaches, lapped by crystal clear water and incredible national parks. Croatia has eight national parks, including the Plitvice (plitveetza) Lakes and Krka, both of which are famous for their stunning lakes and waterfalls. As you stroll along the wooden boardwalks among the Plitvice lakes and see the many beautiful waterfalls, huge leafy green trees shade you from the sparkling sun, be careful as you can easily step off the boardwalk into the water! Its really cool how some of the mountains are very near beaches! The Biokovo mountain range contains one of the highest peaks in Croatia, but also lies just a few miles from the sea. It’s a stunning area, scattered with wildflowers and butterflies, sweet-smelling pine trees and limestone boulders. And after a slow climb up the mountain, you can head back down for a refreshing dip in the sea and some delicious gelato ice cream. THE CAPITAL CITY The biggest cities in Croatia are Zagreb, Split, and Rijeka. Zagreb is 900 years old. Before we move on, lets talk some more about the capital city of Zagreb. There lively street markets and lots of green open spaces, blue street trams zooming down the streets and beautiful architecture. The market in the main square sells cheeses, sausages, delicious pastries and just about everything else. Zagreb cathedral is built in gothic style and dominates the city skyline. St Marks Church has the most colorful roof ever. The tiles are designed in the pattern of a medieval coats of arms and the emblem of Zagreb. There are lots of places where you can sample the delicious truffle dishes. Croatia’s largest exporter of Istrian truffles is Zigante Tartufi. In 1999 the company’s owner Giancarlo Zigante, along with his dog Diana, found the world’s largest truffle in Istria, weighing 1.31kg and making it into the Guinness Book of World Records. You can go up Zagreb 360 for amazing views of the city. You take the elevator to the 16th floor of the really tall building to get amazing views of the old town. Lots of red brown roofs, tall spires, blue sky and sunlight reflecting off the roofs, mountains in the distance – its beautiful. One of the most famous and popular sights in Croatia is in a city called Split. The remains of the Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace, is now the buzzing heart of the city. Among the ancient columns, temples, walls and underground cellars that once made up the Roman emperor’s home, you’ll find dozens of hidden bars, restaurants and shops. There is a sphinx in Split.
Duration: 20 min