It's a bird! It's a croissant! No, it's Croatia!
So you decided on Croatia as your Erasmus destination? What a great pick! ESN Croatia's main goal is to offer you the best possible experience and make Croatia your second home. Considering we are an international organisation where young people volunteer on a daily basis, everything is done with your best interest in mind.
Welcome to Croatia - full of life!
Not only does the shape of the country feed your imagination, but if you get a chance to travel through Croatia, you'll find many sights that will leave you amazed.
Let's say you start your journey in the East of the country, the first thing you will notice are the golden fields and baroque architecture of the cities. In Osijek you will be welcomed with a smile and an open heart, and proposed to try Rakija or some spicy food - like kulen.
In the middle of 5 big mountains of Slavonija, you will find Požega, which literally translated from Latin language means the heart of the valley. It may be a small city, but it will leave you breathless for its rich history. A little birdie told us that one of the oldest educational institutions in the Republic of Croatia is still there!
Then you can go West, and make a stop in Zagreb, the capital, known as the biggest lounge. Don't miss out on a chance to take a walk through the beautiful park Zrinjevac and the Old Town, but also take a ride in the smallest funicular in the world, the old lady of Zagreb!
Take a walk through the parks of the Green Horseshoe before you set off to Kvarner and its heart: Rijeka, the city that flows. Be sure to take a souvenir with you - Morčić is always a good idea.
On your way to the South, your first stop would be Zadar, where you can greet the sun and enjoy the music of the Sea Organ while the sun is setting.
Take your time, because in Split they will teach you what pomalo and fjaka really mean, while walking through the astonishing Diocletian Palace - one of the best preserved monuments of the Roman architecture in the world.
Your journey ends in the Pearl of the Adriatic – the world-famous Dubrovnik, where every street in the old town has its own story to tell. Who knows, maybe you will even see some dragons flying above the City Walls.
From the golden fields of Slavonija to the hills of central Croatia, to the beautiful Kvarner Bay and Istria, to Velebit Mountain and the Plitvice Lakes, and more than a thousand islands along the coast, in every city mentioned above there are ESN volunteers waiting to welcome you in this small, but diverse country.
So, what are you waiting for?