Croatia boasts a variety of sophisticated attractions: hip islands, Venetian-style towns, sleepy fishing villages, and a stunning coastline fringed with lucid sapphire waters and glamorous marinas. On the way South discover Montenegro, the "Pearl of the Adriatic".
The Pearl of the Adriatic became a major Mediterranean power after the 13th century. This late-medieval planned city in the south part of the east Adriatic Croatian coast with its historical core situated at the foot of Mount Srđ has preserved the character of a unique urban whole throughout the centuries, deﬁned by the city walls. Although severely devastated by the 1667 earthquake, Dubrovnik has managed to preserve its gothic, renaissance and baroque churches, monasteries and fountains.
Located on the coast, three of which are typical marine parks (Brijuni, Kornati and Mljet), one is mountainous (Paklenica), and one marine-ﬂuvial (Krka). The Plitvice Lakes is the oldest and the largest national park, inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Each summer its harbour becomes a hive of superyacht activity thanks to its mix of charming architecture, glittering waterfront and laid-back way of life. Its beautiful roman churches are supplemented with exceptional renaissance and baroque buildings. The most signiﬁcant building is the Trogir Cathedral with its west portal, a masterpiece of Radovan and the most signiﬁcant example of roman and gothic art in Croatia.
The sixth largest island in Croatia, this island is known for its dense forest and the ancient Greeks called the island Black Korcula (Kerkyra melaina) for this reason.
The main resorts are Korcula Town (people call it “Little Dubrovnik” because of its medieval squares, churches, palaces and houses), Vela Luka and Lumbarda.
Vis has long been known to Croatians as one of the ﬁnest remaining examples of a truly unspoiled Dalmatian island. Now, for those in the know, it’s transforming into a superyacht hotspot where yacht-goers can enjoy a secluded stretch of crystal clear waters in privacy and serenity.
The impressive architecture, trendy haunts and cultural beacons pull in thousands of visitors every year, but it is also equally renowned for its sapphire sea and picture-perfect beaches. Split is the second largest city in Croatia, and an urban and cultural centre at the crossroads of Dalmatia.