Home » Croatia

Exploring Croatia by Cruise

31 January 2015 Croatia 1 comment

13. Old Hvar.JPG

Croatia’s stunning Dalmatian coastline makes for a top cruise destination – you only have to look at a few photographs to see why. When it comes to choosing a company to go with you’re spoilt for choice; there’s everything from smaller bespoke cruises to large-scale luxury liners. Once on board, sit back, enjoy the view and look out for the following hot spots for a day excursion or two.

Dubrovnik

Sailing into Dubrovnik’s stunning port, you may feel like you have been there before, particularly if you have been watching the popular ‘Game of Thrones’ TV series. This medieval city provided the backdrop for the fictional city ‘Knot’s Landing’ and it’s easy to see why it was chosen. Surrounded by imposing 13th century walls, inside the city is a labyrinth of marble streets and baroque-style architecture. If you want to discover some of Dubrovnik’s rich history, pay a visit to the Dominican Monastery and Museum, or take the cable car from the north of the city walls right up to Mt Srd for a fantastic bird’s eye view. If you’re feeling really adventurous, a snorkelling or sea-kayaking tour is one of the best ways to see Dubrovnik in its entirety, as well as letting you explore the impressive aquatic world that lies beneath.

Split

Split is a bustling Croatian city and the main port of call for onward travel. Here you’ll get a good flavour of everyday Croatian life, but there’s still plenty for culture vultures. Begin at the Diocletian Palace, an imposing roman, UNESCO listed site which directly faces the harbour. Take a guided walking tour to make sure you don’t miss the highlights, including Peristyle Square, the Temple of St Jupiter and the Cathedral of St Duje. The shops, bars and restaurants along the city walls are great places to stop for souvenirs and sample the local cuisine. No visit to Split would be complete without sampling a traditional platter of pršut (home-cured ham) and paški sir, a strong, hard Croatian cheese.

Zadar

Located 160km along the coast from Split, Zadar again is a Croatian city steeped in history. The Old Town is full of roman ruins and medieval architecture, but Zadar is also the perfect place to relax and do some well-earned sunbathing at the beach resorts of Kolovare, Borik, or Vitrenjak. A key highlight for tourists is Split’s unique Sea Organ and Sun Salutation. Positioned at the harbour, the man-made sea organ has 35 pipes which create a musical soundscape, while the Sun Salutation – a 22 meter wide circular glass mosaic – provides an impressive light display to accompany it. Apparently this unique installation also sources enough energy to power all of the harbour’s lights – definitely worth seeing.

Exploring Croatia by sea is one of the best ways to see this unique country. Whether it’s a discovery cruise or a slower-paced jaunt around the coast and the islands, after a hard day’s sightseeing, head back to the deck to put your feet, process the day’s offerings and look forward to the next day’s adventure.

Până acum există "1 comentariu" la acest articol:

  1. Uptourist says:

    Again< i would love more pictures. I'd appreciate if they are bigger too. I've wanted to witness places from the Internet so that I can decide if I want to visit them.

Leave a comment







best smart watches
  • Advertising


    Subscribe



    Find me on Facebook




    Find me on Google+

    Find me on Twitter

    Translate this page in your language




    Me & My Flights






    Most recent posts

    The unknown gem of Eastern Europe: Tallinn

    31 August 2017

    The unknown gem of Eastern Europe: Tallinn

    Have you ever imagined how a princess fairytales city look like? Can you see yourself transposed in a fairytales world where princesses and princes are wandering the streets and fairy tales castles are guarding the ancient walls? Reval, the Hanseatic league city of the 13 th century has most definitely kept its past glory and […]

    Top Attractions of Manila – The Pearl of The Orient

    13 August 2017

    Top Attractions of Manila – The Pearl of The Orient

    In popular culture, Manila is the place, where the famous 1975 Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier bout took place. This Filipino city, however, is so much more than that. It’s actually one of the top tourist destinations in Asia and by reading this article you will learn why.

    5 Things To Do In Edinburgh Scotland

    4 August 2017

    5 Things To Do In Edinburgh Scotland

    Next to some of the popular cities spread around England and Ireland, the capital of Scotland can sometimes be overlooked. Edinburgh doesn’t have quite the name recognition of London or Dublin, but it’s a beautiful and fascinating place in its own right. And like some of the other great cities of the British Isles it […]

    The most wonderful cities of Switzerland

    20 July 2017

    The most wonderful cities of Switzerland

    When I was a kid, Switzerland looked me like a fairy tale … a country full of mountains, of green pastures, of snow-clad mountains, of wonderfully clean rivers, of blue lakes. Looking at pictures published in different magazines or on TV, it looked like cartoons. As I really loved the mountains, this was the wonder […]

    Making Sure You Are Prepared

    27 April 2017

    Making Sure You Are Prepared

    If you have a big trip coming up, it’s best to make sure you are fully prepared to take on the environment around you, while making sure you are prepared for anything.

    About:

    Hello Everybody !

    My name is Cezar (where the nickname "Imperator" comes from) and I have travelled to 105 countries around the world. In this blog, I would like to share with you stories, memories, travel tips & tricks and news to help you plan your journeys !

    For any questions or comments, please, feel free to contact me at imperatortravel@yahoo.co.uk

    My trip around the world can be summarized in the movie below which I invite you to watch.

    SEARCH THE SITE:

    I like to read:

    Advertising