Unforgettable Adriatic Cruise

Destination Croatia

With a long and beautiful coastline flanked by more than a thousand islands, Croatia has become one of Europe’s most popular holiday destinations. In addition, many of Croatia’s coastal towns and cities have a fascinating history and are filled with the historical remains of Roman and Venetian times. Croatia is well known for its eight National Parks, ten Nature parks and is home to seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Croatia’s stunning Adriatic coastline, medieval walled cities, beauties of the pure nature, fantastic fresh Mediterranean cuisine, fine wines and the widely known hospitality of local people offer an unforgettable and distinct European experience to remember for a lifetime.

Dubrovnik is a breathtaking sight, entirely surrounded by massive grey walls of stone, interspersed with four gates, three forts, five bastions and 14 square towers. The “Pearl of the Adriatic “contains a treasure-trove of medieval art and architecture that has earned it a designation as a UN World Heritage Site.

The Dominican and Franciscan Monasteries are beautiful examples of Romanesque-Gothic architecture and other monuments of significance include the Onoforio’s Fountain, the Rector’s Palace, the Sponza Palace and several fine churches. A stroll along Stradun- the Old Town’ wide pedestrian promenade-allows you to discover Dubrovnik’s many fine shops, cafes and boutiques at leisure.

Dubrovnik-city

Dubrovnik

Korčula Town is one of the best preserve medieval towns of the Mediterranean and a traditional tourist and cultural centre of the island of the same name. Twenty six streets made of stone, have been built throughout this beautiful town in the shape of fish bone. Korčula is a birth place of the famous explorer Marco Polo where you will be able to see his house. Korčula contains a wealth of artistic masterworks including paintings by Tintoretto, another highlight is the Treasury, located in
the 14th-century Abbey Palace with its eclectic collection of paintings, jewellery, fine furniture and historic documents. Charming views of the harbour greet visitors as they wind their way through the narrow alleyways.

Split is the second largest city in Croatia and a UN World Heritage Site. At the historical core of Split—and within a walking distances of our ship you will discover with our guide the massive Palace of the Emperor Diocletian, dating from the end of the third century A.D.; one of the last palaces built in the Roman Empire.

Split city

Split

Hvar, the sunniest Croatian island, also known as Croatian Madeira. Among the more recent accolades is that awarded by the one famous tourist magazine which numbered Hvar among the ten most beautiful islands of the world.

“I know paradise now, I know Hvar,” goes a local saying. A walk along the waterfront promenade and through the Old Town of Hvar reveals a wealth of historic medieval and Renaissance buildings as well as lovely yachts and other private craft.

Fine art, including paintings by Old Masters and ecclesiastic treasures of precious materials, can be found in the collections of the Franciscan Monastery and the treasury of Hvar Cathedral.

hvar-city

Hvar

Zadar is a city with an extraordinary 3.000 year-old history and extremely valuable cultural inheritance. Once a Roman colony and rival of Venice in medieval times, Zadar is today a “city of Treasury”, which has partly preserved its Roman Forum, the Romanesque Church of St.Donatus from 9th century and other monuments such as Benedictine Convent and a permanent exhibition of sacral arts called “Gold and Silver of Zadar”.
You have to walk through the famous Kalelarga street and enjoy its Mediterranean charm.
Forty years ago Alfred Hitchcock declared the sunset in Zadar as the most beautiful in the world. Numerous tourists would agree with his opinion, who has enjoyed the sight of the sea embracing the setting sun the sky, together with the unique sound of the world – known Sea Organ and the magic light of the installation called Greeting to the Sun.

Šibenik is one of the largest and best preserved authentic mediaeval towns on the Adriatic. Its historical core started to develop at the end of the 14th and the beginning of the 15th century and has become part of the St.James’s cathedral, a protected area which is under the patronage of UNESCO as a part of the world cultural and historical heritage.

National Park of Kornati has magnificant view of 140 islands and islets of exceptional beauty, small fishing villages and picturesque shores which attract sea lovers from all over the world. Deforested by the Venetians, the islands are full of silvery-white limestone hills patterned by miles of stone walls, sparse vegetation, and occasional ancient churches or abandoned buildings. There may be a clump of houses or fishing boats in a bay here and there, but for the most part, the islands are uninhabited.

Trogir is one of the most beautiful Mediterranean towns. It encapslates the history and culture of Dalmatia in its medieval walls, maze of streets, its Romanesque and early Gothic Palaces. Occupying a tiny island and backed by high hills to the north, it is today on the UNESCO list of World Cultural Heritage as the best preserved Romanesque-Gothic town in Central Europe.

Trogir is a also town of entertainment possibilities: bars, taverns, restaurants, souvenir shops, traditional music corners, a theatre and music festivals….

Pula is one of the most ancient towns on the Adriatic coast which reached its highest point in architecture at the time of the Roman emperor Augustus. Roman public architecture is well preserved: Roman Amphitheatre which is one of the best preserved amphitheatres in the world, Triumphal Arch of Sergian’s, Augustus Temple, Twin Gates, Hercules Gates – the most ancient city gate in the Northern Adriatic, Roman Forum which, unlike the main Roman square in Rome itself, continued to exist through the Medieval and Renaissance period up until the present day.

Pula

Pula

By the 19th century Mali Losinj developed into the second most important port in the Adriatic and its inhabitants were widely known as the best seamen in the Mediterranean who gradually enriched the Mali Losinj port with their beautiful villas. Due to its mild climate this part of the Croatian coast has always been well known as a favourite health resort. With over 2 500 hours of sunshine per year Losinj archipelago is a ideal place where grow more than 1 000 plant species, most of which are medical herbs.

The island of Cres is known as an ecological oasis of Kvarner, the island of untouched nature, picturesque towns and beautiful wild beaches. Town of Cres is second largest town in the Cres and Losinj Archipelago.
The Venetians had the greatest impact in the 14th century. Their influence is clearly visible in the numerous churches, palaces, town gates and towers that you will see while walking along the narrow streets and alleys of this small North Adriatic town.

Vis is the southernmost inhabited land in the Central Dalmatian archipelago. Its very rich history was formed by Illyrians, Hellenes, Romans and Croats, each in their own time. Changing its masters and rules, armies and pirates, the island always endured, resisting to all attacks and pernicious influences, in particular since Croats had inhabited it (since 7th and 8th C.A.D.). During WWII, Vis was Tito’s headquarters, regularly visited by Churchill’s intelligence officers who assisted with his fight against the German invaders. There is a cave from which Tito directed his forces and the British wartime airport.

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21314 Jesenice, CROATIA
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10000 Zagreb, Croatia
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