IMTJ Awards Sponsor: Primorje-Gorski Kotar County
The 2017 IMTJ Medical Travel Awards is generously supported by our Headline Awards Sponsor, Primorje-Gorski Kotar County.
“The Green and the Blue” – this is what we like to call our County in the Primorje and Gorski Kotar, for there are but a few places in this world that give you the chance to capture in a single glance a landscape embraced by the sea and protected by the tame mountains.
At the point where the Northern Adriatic meets the mountains of the North-West Croatia, millennia have left traces of Mediterranean and Central European cultures bearing witness of monumental historical changes.
With almost 300,000 inhabitants in its 546 settlements, and 1000 kilometres of coastline, Primorje-Gorski Kotar County is classified as one of the most developed Croatian counties, and, we would dare add, the most beautiful.
Maybe the best way of describing this region is to call it diverse. Be it natural, cultural, historical, ethnical or even gastronomical – diversity is what truly defines who we are. As many as 520 cultural monuments ranging from palaces and castles to ethnographic and historic monuments located in the County, all form part of the Register of Immovable Cultural Goods of the Republic of Croatia.
This is the region where Croatian literacy was born and Croatian legislation conceived. Our flagship destination Opatija, the cradle of Croatian tourism, still today leads the way thanks to the ever more attractive tourist offer enriched by spa centres and modern hotels, enabling our County to keep up the pace with the world’s leading tourist destinations.
These are merely some of the treasures we are proudly committed to preserve. Take one step in the Green and Blue county and you will find that our rich tradition, warm, hardworking and generous people always embrace new friends. Welcome!