A city on the Dalmatian coast of Croatia, famous for its beaches and for the fortress-shaped complex in its center, Diocletian’s Palace, erected by the Roman emperor in the fourth century and has been declared a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO. Get to know this ancient city by exploring the charming fish and fresh produce markets where locals do their shopping or by visiting one of the oldest continuously used Sephardic synagogues in the world and one of the oldest Jewish cemeteries in Europe.
Off the coast of Croatia, in the crystal-clear waters of the Adriatic, there are hundreds of islands that vary in size, shape and landscape. Travelers can opt for day trips or rent their own private yacht to sail from island to island. Island. The island of Hvar is famous for its lively center with elegant restaurants. Vis Island features horseshoe bays and dilapidated 17th-century row houses lining the shoreline and harbors. On a small islet, Bisevo, visit the famous Blue Grotto, known as one of the places of greatest natural beauty in the Adriatic. Admire the extraordinary bright blue light that illuminates the cave with the reflection of the sun. Visit Kocula Island, the birthplace of Marco Polo, which is rich in vineyards, olive groves, and charming little villages.
Known as the “Pearl of the Adriatic” Dubrovnik is a majestic old city fortified by impressive walls that have protected it for centuries. Game of Thrones fans may recognize parts of the Old Town, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. UNESCO. It feels as if you have stepped back in time as you walk along the city walls or stroll through the narrow cobblestone streets between stone buildings and arches in the center of the city, feeling the magic in every corner. Outside of the city, visit the stunning Konavle Valley for a horseback riding excursion surrounded by mountains and valleys, rolling green hills and bare stone. A day trip to nearby Montenegro is a great extension of your time in Dubrovnik.
Explore the Istrian peninsula on Croatia’s north coast with the quaint fishing village of Rovinj as your seaside base. Istria is famous for its world-class culinary scene that includes white truffles and wines, particularly Momjan Muscat. In the coastal city of Pula, visit Roman monuments, including a Colosseum-like amphitheater, the Triumphal Arch of Sergi, and the Temple of Augustus. Groznjan is a small medieval town that suddenly comes alive with music and art festivals and workshops during the summer months