Croatia offers three distinct faces to the traveller, faces as sublime and fascinating as one another. Let’s start with the most well known aspect: the wonderful Croatian coast… As for the sea, Croatia has indeed, a rich natural heritage. With over a thousand islands and islets,...Croatia offers three distinct faces to the traveller, faces as sublime and fascinating as one another. Let’s start with the most well known aspect: the wonderful Croatian coast… As for the sea, Croatia has indeed, a rich natural heritage. With over a thousand islands and islets, you will be spoiled for choice. These islands each have their own character and peculiarities: arid or luxuriant, wild or lively, shady or sunny… There are, for your enjoyment, boat trips, hiking, swimming, the tasting of fresh fish and seafood. This coastal and marine heritage will make a deep impression on you! Small coves sheltered from the wind, gulfs and bays where you can cast your anchor, ports and charming villages are waiting for you… You will fall, without doubt under the spell of these coastal regions, Dalmatia and Istria. Istria, the region along the most northern coast of the country for example, holds many surprises. It consists of small towns and villages of traditional charm, dotted with vineyards. The villages have retained their beautiful medieval lanes, the gastronomy is lauded everywhere. Istria has the allure of holidays and the Mediterranean Sea…Continue reading
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As far as land goes, Croatia is not to be outdone… Plitvice is the country’s first national park, in terms of attendance and no doubt by its beauty. You will fall under the charm of its sixteen lakes, linked to one another by cascades and waterfalls that are born of natural dams. Their turquoise water serves as a mirror to the superb surrounding pine and beech forest! Krka park is more discreet than Plitvice, but no less worthy of interest. Its waterfalls scattered round the park are little marvels, all different and punctuated by 14th century castle ruins.
Deep inland, Slovenia, a less known region, is hardly touristic. One goes there to appreciate the kindness of the people, the culinary specialities, the pastoral countryside landscape and to discover a rich past marred by a painful recent history… Finally, those who love old stones will be in heaven in Croatia. The country is marked by a Roman heritage in abundance. For example, Split shelters the sublime Diocletian palace. All the power of ancient Rome is reflected in the dimensions of this palace (it spreads over more than 34 683 yd2!). To conclude, Dubrovnik will no doubt be the highlight of your trip. Although highly frequented nowadays, its beauty has in no way suffered for it. Its rich history can be seen in its palaces and its architectural heritage: you will discover unique religious monuments and superb public buildings, including the rector’s palace that houses the city’s museum. The height of the visit: the medieval ramparts that encircle the city and which are perched majestically on the cliff side…
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