Croatia is a country of impressive highlands, dreamy deep-blue seascapes set along the Adriatic coast, stunning hinterland scenery and a number of UNESCO heritage sites. It’s a country of a thousand islands, glittering waters, secluded beaches and secret little hideaways. It’s a country of historical monuments, such as the Emperor Diocletian’s Palace, and breathtaking outdoors such as the waterfalls and lakes in Plitvice National Park. It’s a country of tradition and a lively cotemporary cultural scene, including a number of electronic and alternative music festivals – currently, Ultra in Split is among the most popular. It’s a country of adventure, offering off-the-beaten tracks to anyone who dares explore it. Are you among them?
Boasting almost 2000 km of coastline and more than a thousand islands, among them Marco Polo’s Korčula and the majestic island of Hvar, where Hollywood stars come to relax, Croatia is considered one of the most beautiful seaside destinations in Europe and one of the sunniest places on Earth. Crystal-clear water, hidden pebbled beaches and a number of walled medieval towns, such as Dubrovnik, Split, Zadar, Pula and Rovinj, invite all wanderlust souls to step back in time and experience the Mediterranean as it once was.
Croatia is also the place to be for all hikers and nature lovers. It boasts as many as 8 stunning national parks, among them Plitvice National Park, with a range of alluring waterfalls with azure, blue and emerald-green colours, Krka National Park, with the Skradinski Buk Falls; Mljet Island, with its lush vegetation, known as “the Green Island”; an archipelago of the most densely grouped islands in the Mediterranean – the Kornati Islands – and Brijuni National Park, once an offshore retreat of Tito, where he entertained film stars such as Elizabeth Taylor and Sophia Loren, as well as politicians from both East and West.
Croatia boasts as many as 7 UNESCO world heritage sites, which take you through the exciting history of this magnificent country. Discover Diocletian’s Palace in Split or the Cathedral of St. James in Šibenik, take a walk through the Old Town of Dubrovnik, often referred to as “the Pearl of the Adriatic”, or through the historic part of Trogir, where a must-see is the Trogir Cathedral, the most significant example of Romanesque and Gothic art in Croatia. If you do some good old island hopping, do not miss out on Stari Grad Plain on Hvar, where vineyards and olive groves have been preserved since the first Ancient Greek colonies. In Istria, stroll through the town of Poreč, which hides the Episcopal? complex of the Euphrasian Basilica, or head a bit further inland, to Plitvice National Park with its spectacular foaming waterfalls and turquoise lakes, which turns into a frozen fairy-tale land in winter.
A great number of islands scattered along the Adriatic coast, secluded beaches and glittering waters make Croatia ideal for adventure junkies and wanderlust souls. Paddle a sea kayak or sail past uninhabited islands and discover the hidden gems of the Adriatic. Spend a few days on a secluded island and learn how to survive in the wild. Go hiking or biking along the magnificent rocky coastlines and breathtaking mountains in the hinterland and explore the endless adventure possibilities of Croatia.
Local cuisine is another reason to visit Croatia. From the hearty stews and meat dishes of the inland regions, to fresh Adriatic food in the coastal regions of Istria and Dalmatia, comprising a variety of dishes with shellfish, as well as fresh fish, typically gilthead bream and sea bass. Must-tries for all foodies are Ston oysters, top-rated virgin olive oils and sheep’s milk cheese produced on the small island of Pag near Zadar, which goes well especially with prosciutto and excellent Croatian wines. If you visiting in autumn, do not miss the truffle hunting in Istria.
The sublime location makes the ancient city of Dubrovnik worth a visit at any time of year. The Pearl of the Adriatic was once the capital of the wealthy seafaring Republic of Ragusa. Today, it is one of the world’s most stunning walled cities and is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site. So it is no surprise that the authors of the famous series Game of Thrones recognised its potential and shot their spellbinding fantasy series here. Join us on a tour through the pedestrian-only old town boasting Baroque churches, aristocratic palaces and medieval fortifications and keep your eyes peeled, as Dubrovnik is a popular holiday destination for numerous celebrities.
Zagreb, the vibrant capital of Croatia, abounds with chic cafés and metropolitan restaurants, high-end boutiques and fascinating museums and galleries. Thanks to the compact size of the Old Town, the majority of cultural jewels can be reached on foot. So put on your walking shoes and explore the astonishing buildings and parks that reflect the city's importance in the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
Spectacular foaming waterfalls and 16 turquoise lakes make Plitvice Lakes National Park the most popular national park in Croatia. The UNESCO world heritage site comprises a verdantleafy?green? maze of paths, woods and meadows which are home to a number of wildlife species, including over 120 species of birds, the European brown bear, wolf, eagle, owl, lynx, wild cat and heather cock. If you are lucky enough, you might even catch a glimpse of them.
Bustling Split is one of the Mediterranean’s most fascinating cities and the largest ferry port in Dalmatia. The city today boasts seafront cafés, a waterfront boardwalk and ancient alleyways hidden behind the walls of Diocletian’s palace. Built by the Emperor Diocletian in 295 AD, the palace is now included on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. While the historic part has a number of architectural and cultural treasures, the suburban streets are full of palms and exotic plants, which simply make you want to sit down and indulge in the Dalmatian way of life.
While the undulating inland Istria with its characteristic medieval hilltop settlements and stone-built villages, such as Motovun, Grožnjan and Hum, is an area of rare and disarming beauty, the western side of the Istrian Peninsula has pretty resort towns like Umag, Poreč, Rovinj and Pula, where the cobbled piazzas and shuttered houses reveal a rich history and connections with the Venetian Republic. Among the great number of sights for history fans, the amazingly well-preserved Roman amphitheatre in Pula is worth special attention.
Croatia boasts over a thousand islands and islets, some 66 of which are inhabited. Tell us what you’d like to do and we’ll tell you which island to choose: head to Vis, which until 1989 was a Yugoslav military naval base and no-go zone for foreigners if you’re in search of excellent food and wines. If you are looking for Croatia's most fashionable island destination, boutique?design hotels and chic cocktail bars, then head to Hvar. If you’d rather go back to basics and stay in a fisherman’s cottage, the Kornati archipelago is the place to be. For water sports, visit Brac, a top windsurfing spot. And if you’re in the mood to party, go to Pag, Croatia's top spot for summer beach clubs.
Our mini cruises are carefully prepared to show the beauty of croatian islands, a thousand years old towns with their rich history and to experience island lifestyle. During a 7 night’s cruise there will be enough time to meet the history, explore the heritage and swim in crystal clear Adriatic Sea. Come with us on this extraordinary journey!
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