A smorgasbord of islands, hinterland, mountains and beaches, Croatia truly has something for everyone. The Eastern European country’s long shoreline is one of the sunniest in Europe. The coast is peppered with thousands of islands which emerge in varying sizes from the Adriatic Sea. The capital, Zagreb, lies at the foothills of Medvednica Mountain. The city has stunning Austro-Hungarian and Gothic architecture, fantastic local markets and an artistic feel.
To the south lies Dalmatia, the region home to the famous island Hvar, the beautiful Roman built city of Split and the pearl of the Adriatic, Dubrovnik. Your jaw will not fail to drop at Dubrovnik’s mighty medieval fortress with the sparkling Adriatic as her backdrop. A Croatia cruise will show you around the many islands along the Dalmatian Coast as well as taking the impressive coastal cities.
Dalmatia’s popularity has been increasing sharply in recent years. In our opinion, a luxury small ship cruise is a fantastic way to take in the best sites, as well as discover some more well-kept secrets, like the islands of Korcula and Mljet.
Across the Sea and to the north lies Italy, who’s strong influence can be observed in the Croatian region of Istria. You’ll hear Italian flow through the local dialect and taste the same sunshine in the fantastic local produce. There are many monuments peppered throughout Croatia which serve as reminders of the Croatian-Venetian wars.