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"The Pearl of The Adriatic"
Croatia lies between Slovenia on the west, Hungary on the north, Serbia and Montenegro, as well as Bosnia and Herzegovina on the east, while the Adriatic sea divides it from its neighbor Italy. Discover the rich cultural heritage of Croatia and its colorful history. Convenient geographical position, as well as good transportation connections bring its destinations to an easy reach. Croatia is famed for its beautiful pebbled beaches, lying by crystal clear water, to be enjoyed mostly from May and September at the best. Talking about beaches will lead to mention sailing. Croatia is the ideal destination for sailors and yacht aficionados. The boat self driving is a given, but you can also hire captains to steer them. And the best way to experience Croatia’s crystal clear waters is obviously to glide over them!Historical city of Dubrovnik, Diocletian's Palace in Split and Plitvice lakes are recognized UNESCO world heritage sites. Dubrovnick, named "Pearl of the Adriatic" is a must and will be best enjoyed from the ancient city's walls, stretching around the old town. More then anywhere in southeast Europe, developed cities in Croatia have antique, roman or middle ages roots. Discover Pula and Split with it's many antique monuments, Romanesque sites in Trogir and Zadar, or Varazdin with surprising baroque buildings. Croatia is also a great natural and historical stage for unique festivals, exhibitions, concerts and events such as the Dubrovnik Summer Games, Split Summer, Rab Fjera, Pula and Motovun Film Festivals, or the Špancirfest in Varaždin.
DUBROVNIK is one of the most prominent tourist destinations in the Mediterranean Sea. Historically known as Ragusa, it is situated on the southern Adriatic Sea coast and is considered the most picturesque city on the Dalmatian coast. It is referred to as the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic. There is much more to Dubrovnik than the old town. It is a walled city, rich in history from ancient to modern times. Tour the wine region Peljesac to try some Zinfandel as Croatia is its homeland or take in some of the history and majestic architecture just to name a few.
SPLIT The best time to visit Split is anytime from May through October. Bustling cafes, Riva – a seafront promenade perfect for strolling or people-watching, charming restaurants serving fresh mouth-watering dishes, breezy beaches, historic boutique hotels, and cozy wine bars, are just some of the attractions that draw thousands of visitors to Split every year. Whether you travel solo, as a family, or as a couple, you won't find yourself short of activities, attractions, and things to do in Split.
VARAZDIN The old town of Varazdin is simply GORGEOUS, this stunning little old town was once the seat of power - the capital of all Croatia. It hosted the Croatian Parliament and the Royal Croatian Council founded by Empress Maria Theresa. It was a period of great advancement for the city until a devastating fire ruined most of the old town, resulting in many institutions (and eventually the capital itself) relocating to Zagreb. How different the city's fortunes would have been if it had stayed the capital city.
ZADAR Where the sea plays music. The history of Zadar dates back to BC time. It was part of ancient Greece and the ancient Roman Empire, under the name Lader. In the Medieval period, Zadar was part of the early Croatian state. Later it was taken over by Hungarians and the Venice Republic. In 1202 Christian army was supposed to go to Jerusalem, but they instead conquered Zadar. Venice ruled over Zadar and Dalmatia for over 400 years and it strongly influenced the art and culture of the people living in this area.
ZAGREB In recent years Zagreb has become an appealing tourist destination so it is no surprise the city attracts more and more visitors every year. You won't visit France without visiting Paris, or visit Italy, without visiting Rome. So, being the capital town should be enough reason to visit Zagreb, even if only for a day. However, there are more reasons to visit Zagreb, and you might even decide to stay longer there. Zagreb is an unassuming, cool, small, and easily walkable city with lots of parks, strong bar culture and friendly locals.
PLITVICE LAKES Nested in the mountainous Lika region, half-way between the coast and the capital Zagreb, Plitvice is, along with Dubrovnik, the single most visited site in Croatia. The lakes became a protected national park back in 1949, and since 1979 the place is also listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site. This wonderful natural phenomenon consists of 16 interconnected lakes and over 90 waterfalls of different sizes.