Walls are built to protect treasures, and, in Dubrovnik, this is particularly accurate, with 1,940 meters of stone surrounding one of the world’s most beautiful cities. As George Bernard Shaw stated: “If you want to see heaven on Earth, come to Dubrovnik”. “The Pearl of the Adriatic” has captivated and seduced kings and artists for centuries with its immaculate medieval architecture.
Although Mljet isn’t a very large island, it is one of the gems of the Croatian coast. Kayaking in Mljet National Park is a great way to see the coastline around these lovely Lakes. The legend says Greek hero Odysseus spent years on this island when he was captured by the nymph Calypso. That is why if you are looking for a respite from more heavily traveled areas of the country we recommend you give this paradise along the Adriatic islands a look.
The island of Korčula is best known as the birthplace of Marco Polo. Korčula is an enchanting destination surrounded by walls, and one of the best preserved medieval cities in the Mediterranean. Korčula has an abundant choice of restaurants, and there are numerous bars and clubs for those looking for evening entertainment.
Vela Luka is located on the western side of the island of Korcula. Swim in its many coves, explore its caves, learn about the town’s history at their Cultural Centre, or take a short boat ride to see the stunning island of Lastavo.
The island of Vis was once a strategic naval Yugoslav base and closed to the public. Due to this isolation, Vis has a special charm – “the Mediterranean as it once was” – making it really interesting to visit. Situated on the northern side of the island, Vis has developed near the remains of the ancient Issa, first urban center in Croatia.
Hvar is a city and port on the island of Hvar, part of Split-Dalmatia County, Croatia. The municipality has a population of 4,251 while the city itself is inhabited by 3,771 people, making it the largest settlement on the island of Hvar.
Stari Grad is the oldest town in Croatia, located on the northern side of the island of Hvar. The field of Pharos, filled with vineyards and olive groves, sits next to a bay. The quiet, historical town by the bay is a beautiful draw for sightseers to explore.
Bol is a town on the Croatian island of Brač. Zlatni Rat is one of the most beautiful beaches in Bol, on the Adriatic Sea. The crystal clear waters and the gravel and sand beaches make for a beautiful getaway.
Split, a town on Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast, is the second-largest city of Croatia and the largest city of the region of Dalmatia. It lies on the eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea, centered on the Roman Palace of Emperor Diocletian. With enough history to warrant it’s own extended visit, many visitors use Split as a base to explore the surrounding Dalmatian Islands.
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Plitvice Lakes National Park is Croatia’s best known national park and the only one of eight that is listed on the UNESCO List of World Heritage sites. The main attractions of this park, unique in the world, are the 16 small lakes joined by waterfalls created by the sedimentation of travertine, a special type of limestone. This national park encompasses the source of the river Korana, located in the area surrounded by dense forests of beech, fir and spruce. There are also several caves in the park, as well as springs and flowering meadows.
The northwestern capital of Croatia and its largest city, Zagreb is best known for its historical architecture in its cathedrals, places, and towers.