During the time of Yugoslavia, the Croatian coast was the preferred holiday destination of the Apparatchik's regime. This infatuation with Croatia has not weakened since, considering the country is visited by more than 9 million tourists each year. Croatia enjoys a privileged location, a kind of transition between Central Europe and the Mediterranean; no wonder it is known as the Pearl of the Adriatic. This makes Croatia an extremely popular package holiday destination. Whilst enjoying your all inclusive holiday in Croatia you can discover the seaside regions of Istria and Dalmatia, you can hike in the Risnjak National Park in the north and soak up the cultural life and the rich heritage of the capital, Zagreb. Croatian culture is rich with many influences; the country is a crossroads of civilisations and many cultures including the Illyrians, Celts, Greeks, Romans, Venetians, Ottomans, Austro-Hungarians and the French have left a mark in Croatian history. With the development of tourism, it is becoming easier to find a good package deal in Croatia, with the quality of hotels improving year on year and the services available are becoming more numerous.