Sightseeing in Pula Pula is well-known for its magnificent monuments from Roman era, when it was a colony known as Pietas Julia. It became an episcopal seat in 425 and still has the foundations of some 5th-century religious buildings. It was destroyed by the Ostrogoths, but flourished again when it became the main Byzantine fleet [...]
Group of islands that lies close to Istria’s western coast, only 6 km from Pula make Brijuni archipelago, known for their mild climate and rich vegetation. Brijuni National Park – Brijuni is a group of islands that lies close to Istria’s western coast. Its most beautiful part was proclaimed a national park in 1983. The [...]
Korcula – Named by the greeks after the black Forests (Korkyra Malaina) of holm oak that blanketed the interior, Korcula has long been one of the most prized islands of the Adriatic. For centuries shipbuilding was a major source of income (the trees produce long, sturdy, wooden planks). Meanwhile the stone quarried at Vrnik was [...]
The Elaphite islands are small group of islands lying offshore just to the north of Dubrovnik. Elafitski otoci (The Elaphite islands) – lying offshore just to the north of Dubrovnik, this small group of islands was a popular place for Ragusan nobles (nobles of old Dubrovnik) to spend the summer. They build lavish villas here [...]
Dugi otok is jewel in Adriatic sea whose people try to hide it from the rest of the world, but such place can no longer to be a secret. Dugi otok – is the largest island of Zadar archipelago with many numerous bays, Sakarun and Telascica are the most famous ones. Telascica is also a [...]
Pag – The island with the most indented shoreline on the Adriatic (total length, 280km), Pag has noumerous sand and pebble beaches, kilometres of stone walls, ancient olive groves and the intoxicating fragrance of sage. The island is renowned for its Paski sheep’s milk cheese, salt, lamb, meat, the ‘Zutica’ and ‘Gegic’ ehite eines as [...]
Ugljan – The island of Ugljan lies is several nautical miles away from Zadar, and it is connected to the island of Pasman by a bridge. It has been inhabited since the Roman times, which can be seen through the remains of Roman convents and old summer residences. Noble families from Zadar used to built [...]
Hvar – one of the most popular holiday islands in the Adriatic, Hvar is long and slim, and lies perpendicular to the Dalmatian coast. Island Hvar, Hvar Town, the capital, sits on the southwest corner of the island. Ruled by Venice for many centuries, it was one of the first safe ports of call for [...]
Brac – Brac was the source of much of the stone that built the Venetian cities; is is still quarried today. The island was used as a summer retreat by the upper echelons of society from Roman Salona and Split. It later came under Venetian rule, but its buildings are relatively low-key compared with other [...]
Pasman – Pasman lies along the Biograd Riviera on the coast, making one of the most beautiful channels – Pasman channel. On beautiful and sunny coast there are many fisherman’s ports with green vegetation and sunny beaches. You can find an accommodation and comfort bed and breakfast suits or camps. The island of Pasman is [...]
Murter is a tipical fishermen’s village souranded by olive trees and sandy bays. By its hospitality, it will make your stay unforgetable. Near Murter there are Kornati Islands, magic landscape of sun, sea and stone, where the prople of Murter will make you experience the feeling of a real rest in their numerous fishermen’s cottages.
Rab – the smallest of Kvarner’s main islands, rab is popular with tourists, who are attracted by the lush vegetation and fine sandy beaches. There’s only one main town on the island, Rab, set on a narrow isthmus and recognizable for the four church bell towers that pierce the skyline. Rab is Mediterranean island that [...]
Losinj – Seperated form Cres by the Kavuada canal, the island of Losinj (also known as Lussino) is a popular destination for holidaymakers. The island’s main claims to fame are the magnificent beach at Cikat Bay, with its strands of protected ancient pine forest, and the busy main town, Mali losinj, which is near the [...]
Krk – The largest of Croatia’s offshore islands, Krk (also known as Veglia) was ruled by several powers throughout the first millennium before becoming the fiefdom of the Frankopan family. The island is connected by a road-bridge to the mainland, but it also boasts an airport. The Romans settled the capital, Krk town, but the [...]
Rijeka- Given all the wonderful old port towns and island communities to explore, it’s difficult to sell Rijeka as a tourist destination, but the central core has some excellent 18th and 19th century buildings, and there’s medieval hilltop citadel worth of exploration.
Opatija- This gracious town attracted the upper echelons of the Austrian empire, who were keen to follow the new fashion for holidays. Regular visits by Austrian royals cemented Opatija’s reputation with the Habsburg ‘beau monde’. In the warm summer months, you will be greeted by the clean sea, nice beaches and good entertainment, while in [...]
Lovran – is the oldest town on the socalled ‘Opatija Riviera’. It was an importnat maritime port during the 12th century, later becoming part of the Pazin feudal domain. Take a look at Lovran’s hotel ideal for business meetings or find out more about its luxurious hotel villa. Take a look to a short video [...]
Crikvenica – A major tourist resort on the Kvarner mainland, Crikvenica was the site of an important Pauline monastery housed in a castle built by Croatian Ban (Duke) Nikola Frankopan in early 15th century.
Motovun An old legend states that long ago giants lived in the valley of the River Mirna. They were so big that they could, looking at the towns on the hillsides above Mirna, hand each other tools and big rocks. One of the towns that were built by the giants during this legendary time was [...]
Vrsar (Orsera) – set on small coastal knoll just north of mouth of the Limski Canal, Vrsar overlooks several bays that have been settled sence Illyrian times. Vrsar’s old town center offers a beautiful view of an archipelago comprised of a large number of islets. The sports airfield in Vrsar is the gateway to the [...]
Vodnjan (Dignano) – Ten kilometres from Pula lies Vodnjan. Vodnjan is setting for the tallest church in Istria, the 18th century Sv. Blaža (Church of St Blaise), modelled on the church of San Pietro in Castello in Venice. Among other holy relics, Church of St. Blasius houses the mummified bodies of saints. In the month [...]
Umag (Umago) – Pleasing, wetern Istria’s coastal resort, Umag nonetheless has the Region’s ubiquitous old town. Located in the north-west of Istria, Umag is Croatia’s unique European entry-exit point, only 40 km from Trieste. The 18th-century Baroque Church of St. Marija dominates the old town center. Umag has been known as Istria’s sporting center for [...]