The tourist destinations and the long stretches of white sand beaches of Croatia may catch the attention of potential visitors when it is featured in numerous travel publications around the world. This is why many people ask where is Croatia. If you take a look at the map of the world, you may not immediately spot Croatia because it is a small country and it is surrounded by other countries in very close proximity to each other.
To locate Croatia in the map, zoom into the map of Europe since Croatia is a European country. It is located in the central portion of the continent and it is surrounded by 5 countries and a body of water to one side. The five countries that serve as borders to Croatia are Hungary in the north section, Serbia in the eastern border, Bosnia and Herzegovina is the country in the southeast, Montenegro is in the south, and Slovenia and the Northwest.
These countries have direct access to the country through buses, trains or through cars. Adriatic Sea is the west border of the country and this is also where the thousands of islands of Croatia are located. Across the Adriatic Sea is Italy which is a more prominent European country.