Buying property

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Travel + Leisure - Croatia: Destination of the Year 2016

Croatia: Destination of the Year 2016

Croatia: Readers' Choice Destination of the Year 2016

The picturesque seaside country was your choice for this year’s most intriguing place to visit.

This year’s readers' choice winner for Travel + Leisure’s Destination of the Year is Croatia, which captured 28 percent of the vote in an online poll. In a close second, with 24 percent of the vote, is Portugal, which T+L editors chose as the top destination for 2016. In third place was Pittsburgh, which has undergone a cultural renaissance and earned the nickname Robot City, thanks to its tech-start-up scene.

A Mediterranean favorite, Croatia is a jewel in the crown of the Adriatic—the medieval cities of Split and Dubrovnik have long been ports of calls for large-ship cruises—but further inland you’ll discover one of the last unspoiled stretches in the region, where sheep roam the countryside to graze on wild sage, and locals sell homemade olive oil and cheeses.

The arguably biggest draw of Croatia in 2016? The success of HBO's Game of Thrones series. Tourism has boomed in recent years as fans of the show have sought out its stunning landscapes and well-preserved historical architecture. Walk the ramparts of the Lovrijenac Fortress (the Red Keep in King’s Landing) in Dubrovnik and you'll recall the tournament scene from King Joffrey’s name day celebration. Visit Diocletian's Palace in Split and you’ll find yourself in Daenarys’s throne room.

But Croatia is much more than just a beautiful film set; there’s far more to see than the two medieval cities.

Zagreb, the capital, is a bustling urban center along the Sava River with a rich history, 19th-century architecture, many preserved landmarks and museums, and a trendy new design district Martićeva. The stately five-star Esplanade Hotel opened in 1925 to serve passengers on the Orient Express, but other boutique options have opened in recent years, including the Hotel Antunović and Hotel Jarun. The restaurant Zinfandel’s, inside of the Esplanade, is contemporary Croatian dining at its finest.

Croatia has two national parks that feature stunning lakes, caves, and tiered turquoise waterfalls created by the heavy limestone and chalk deposits in the water. Stroll the wooden boardwalk at Plitvice Lakes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The smaller Krka National Park, two hours south by car, is just as magical.

In the north, Istria has become an agritourism destination famous for award-winning wineries. The Dalmatian Coast might just be the most stunning coastline in all of Europe, drawing tourists to its pastoral calm, stone villages, and the homegrown hospitality of its locals. There are hundreds of isolated beaches on dozens of islands in the Dalmatians, and you might find yourself completely alone. The Jadrolinija ferry line serves dozens of ports, making island-hopping with a car easy and very affordable. For a more romantic excursion, sailboat charters in Split can take you to Hvar, Brač, Korčula, Vis, or Mljet, which is home to a national park with stunning gorges and great hiking.

In the harbor towns, local fishermen sell their daily catches of Mediterranean dorado and Dalmatian squid to seaside restaurants. Stay like a local at one of the many pensions, where you won’t need a reservation. Just find the local chamber of commerce in each city center and they’ll point you in the right direction.

The party scene on Hvar has long been a destination for jet-set Europeans and oligarch yacht owners who love its thumping nightclubs. During the day, rent a scooter and head to Stari Grad on the sleepy side of the island for lunch, passing olive groves and fragrant fields of lavender along the way. The Little Green Bay hotel opened earlier this year with private terraces overlooking the sea.

And finally, the island of Korčula, the birthplace of Marco Polo, is a huge draw for history buffs. The Hotel Korčula de la Ville has gorgeous views of the harbor. On the island of Vis, the harbor is lined with restaurants that are a perfect way to end a long day of sunbathing, biking, or shopping.

Source: Travel + Leisure

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These are the answers to your frequently asked questions, feel free to contact us or come to our office for any other questions or concerns.

1. Can foreigners buy property in Croatia?

There is a difference between EU citizens and non EU citizens. EU citizens, natural and legal persons, can purchase real estate in Croatia under the same conditions as Croatian citizens. Non Eu citizens, natural and legal persons, can buy real estate according to reciprocity principle and they need to seek the approval from Ministry of justice of Republic of Croatia.

2. What taxes I have to pay when buying real estate in Croatia?

Property tax in Croatia is 3 % of tax office property estimate. It is payed by the Buyer and only once.

3. What is the best time of year to go to Croatia?

Croatia has a mild climate, so it is very nice to make a visit anytime. However, the best period to buy is between October and December, and than April to June. As a tourists country, during the summer many properties are rented thus more difficult to arrange visits of real estate.

4. What is the best place in Croatia to buy a villa?

First row to the sea is always a win-win situation. Regarding the location: along the coast from Dubrovnik to Zadar, and from Middle Dalmatian islands the most likeable are Brač, Hvar, Šolta, Vis, Korčula and peninsula Pelješac.

5. How do I find a house for rent in Split Croatia?

Split is more of an apartment place, thus easier to rent apartment for a long term . However, it is possible to find a villa for a long term rent. As lease is always unpredictable, and situation changes quickly, it is always the best solution to contact an agency to see what is currently on the market and available.

6. Is now a good time to invest in the Croatian real estate market?

Real estate market in Croatia is very vivid last years, and still rising, so it is definitely good period to invest and get a satisfying ROI.

7. What is OIB and why do I need it?

In english it is 'PIN' that stands for 'personal identity number' and it is needed for any contract. It is unique for each person, Croatian or foreigner, and is used as unique identifier in various official records.

8. Can I pay in foreign currency when buying real estate in Croatia?

All payments of real estate must be in national currency, which is HRK. However, any payment in foreign currencies will be converted into kuna.