CROATIAN VILLAS AND PALACES
CROATIAN VILLAS and palaces –
the content of Croatian tourism
Croatian villas and sumptuous palaces are not adequately promoted in tourism; probably because tourism promotion is mainly focused on the mass tourism, what is not bad but we should not ignore the elite tourism, that makes many traditional tourist countries proud of. Croatia also has the potential to express itself in this area, and just by the touristic presentation of its rich building heritage where villas and palaces play an important role.
Central Croatia is the kingdom of baroque palaces and villas, arranged medieval castles and fortresses, organized for tourist offer.
In this sphere, a ‘dangerous’ rival is the area of southern Croatia, i.e. Dubrovnik region of Dalmatia, not only by the beauty of the sea coast that surrounds it but also by its distinguished and noble architectural style and cultural value.
The Old city of Dubrovnik, the finest precious stone of Croatian heritage in the sunniest Croatian tourist region, provides knowledge about the one thousand years blossoming of Croatian culture and art, enabled by victorious statehood of famous Dubrovnik Republic. Dubrovnik and its surroundings – Korcula island, homeland of Mrko Polo; the green islands of Mljet, Lastovo and Elafiti with it’s picturesque villages; and the Peljesac peninsula with it’s vineyards and captain’s homes villas and rural buildings; Konavle magic valley; the fertile delta of the Neretva river – provide to a visitor tourist never before experienced excitement and pleasure.
Let us think about the vista of the Old city Dubrovnik from the sea: it is one of the most impressive vistas of the entire Mediterranean: so it is not surprising centers in the description of Dubrovnik in the List of the World heritage of UNESCO, which begins by words – ‘Pearl of the Adriatic on the Dalmatian coast’…
Invitation to tourists: Come and enjoy, place yourself in hotels, don’t forget the comforts of villas and palaces in the offer; enjoy in the cultural heritage and the beauty of nature, of which we all are an integral part.
Reasonably, many conquerors in the history wanted to occupy these beauties; and even in the recent war in the last decade of the 20st century. Today, there are no more troupes with guns at the Dubrovnik’s city walls, but peace-loving tourists and participants of cultural events. Instead of guns and rifles, today well-intentioned and playful tourists admire of this, the world’s unique panorama, trying to record it by cameras for the lasting memory.
Come and enjoy! Wherever staying around – everything is ‘within reach’; in everything you can participate and experience what, maybe, you didn’t even expect.