11 Apr Croatia – a visit at the Mediterranean Sea far away from mass tourism
With 1,244 islands, small island and rocks, which are all surrounded by crystal clear water, Croatia is one of the most beautiful travel destinations for a beach holiday in fascinating ambience: small alleys, old walls and streets, paired with good food and its fun-loving inhabitants, it offers its visitors a very special flair far away from mass tourism.
So you can calmly enjoy the breathtaking nature, summer sun, incredible legends, architecture, wine and seafood.
Excellent museums will present you treasures and the most important phases of the European history, which are at the same time fascinating but also shocking.
The best way to get to know the Croatian coast is by boat or island hopping. That’s the best way to visit the blue water in the shadow of the old walled cities and in endless and separated bays.
Here is a list of some cities which definitely should be visited during a trip to Croatia.
Since 1557, Zagreb is the capital of Croatia. In the city centre, you can see wealthy citizens which are shopping the whole day or sit in cafés, dressed in Italian designer fashion.
Here, you should not be scared of the strenuous climb to the “Lotrscak Tower” as you will later be rewarded with an excellent 360 ° panorama view of the city. A visit in the “Muzejski Prostor” with its excellent art exhibitions can also be recommended, and the Sankt Markus church with its colourful roof tiles and plastics make up a great visit in Zagreb.
Main attraction point of the established city of Dubrovnik, 1300 years ago, is the old town “Stari Grad” with its marble-paved places and steep cobblestone streets, the beautiful houses, monasteries, churches, palaces, fountains and museums, which are build by the same light stones. In the very south of Croatia, Dubrovnik has to offer an enjoyable climate and opulent vegetation.
The Blasius church should definitely be visited, a cute Italian baroque art which was established in 1441, and today has a museum with baroque paintings and historical exhibition pieces in it. On the other side, there is a lot ongoing on the daily market where you can find fresh fruits, vegetables and other local delicacies.
Split is the second largest city in Croatia, with slightly more than 200,000 inhabitants and is the biggest city on the Adriatic Sea. Today, Split is an industrial city which, however, due to its old town centre, its brilliant atmosphere and the countless attractions it is still one of the most fascinating cities in Europe and thus is worth a visit.
When in Split, you should definitely not miss the palace complex of the Diokletian. With its portico (Peristil) in the courtyard of the palaces it makes up one of the most splendid and most impressive monuments of the city.