Did you know that Croatia is the homeland of the necktie? Do you wonder why the Croatian athletes always dress in dice? Did you know that Dalmatian dogs come from Dalmatia, and were named after it? Are you interested in the history of Croatia? Would you like to know more about this tiny country with 1246 islands? If we have awakened your desire to discover this beautiful country, please contact us with confidence. With our tour guides, on a tour along the Croatian coast you will gain new experiences and memories that will remain even after your trip ends. The program includes the following cities on the coast:
In the heart of the Adriatic we find Zadar, a three thousand year old city with impressive history, whose rich spiritual and material culture is best testified to by its ramparts and numerous sacred monuments, crowned by the symbol of the city – the 9th century Church of St. Donatus, the largest Roman forum in the Eastern Adriatic and unforgettable Romanesque churches. But there is more to Zadar than just history. If you walk to Zadar's waterfront, you will discover a unique architectural wonder of the world- “The Sea Organ” – whose sound is produced entirely by the sea and the power of its waves. The meaningful harmony of this attraction creates an amazing melody that attracts many tourists to the town's waterfront with a view of "the most beautiful sunsets in the world" in the words of the famous Alfred Hitchcock. Whether you want to walk the Kalelarga, enjoy the beautiful historic center, visit some of the natural parks in the immediate vicinity of the city, or taste the famous Maraschino liqueur from Zadar, this city will not leave you indifferent.
If you decide to follow the fascinating paths of the river Krka, you'll arrive in the most protected natural harbor of the Adriatic. At the heart of this bay lies the oldest Croatian city, Šibenik, known as Krešimir's City (after the Croatian king Petar Krešimir), where you can find the most beautiful ecclesiastical building in Croatia, and unique in the history of European architecture – the Gothic-Renaissance cathedral of St. Jacob, a masterpiece of the famous master builder Juraj Dalmatinac. This cathedral is definitely worth visiting and admiring due to its uniqueness and original method of construction using large stone blocks, which has earned it a place on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Take a walk through the city that exudes the true spirit of the Mediterranean, visit the world's only Children's Festival, the Festival of Dalmatian chanson, and the picturesque Medieval Fair. Climb some of its forts and towers and enjoy the wonderful view of this beautiful city and the entire archipelago, including the magical world of the Kornati islands.
Trogir, one of the most picturesque Dalmatian towns, whose center measures only 750 paces, is known as ''monument city''. This town, often called ”Little Venice” is located on an islet between the mainland on one side and the island of Čiovo on the other side, which protects it from strong waves of the open sea. It's famous for the Cathedral of St. Lawrence with a beautifully carved portal made by master Radovan in the 13th century, as well as the artistically valuable chapel within the cathedral, a Renaissance City Lodge, the thousand year old monastery of St. Nicholas which houses the famous antique relief of Kairos, Kamerlengo tower, city gates and walls, palaces and many small streets full of scents drawn from Dalmatian cuisine and melodies from singing tenors during the summer. Due to its cultural value, the historic centre of Trogir has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage
When the Roman emperor Diocletian, back in the 4th century, decided to build his leisure time abode where he intended to spend the rest of his life, he had no doubt as to where exactly he should build it. His choice was the very heart of Dalmatia, not far from his home town of Salona, in a naturally protected bay. Diocletian did not foresee that by building his lavish imperial villa, he created a special point on the map of the Adriatic - the future city of Split. The residence was beyond comparison at the time, with its strong walls, numerous fortresses, temples and thermal spas. However, over the centuries the palace has undergone many changes and a lot of remodeling. For example, Split's cathedral dedicated to St. Domnius was built in the former imperial mausoleum. In this magical and unique environment of streets and monuments there is a special alley called "Let me pass", known as the smallest street in the world. Diocletian's Palace is now merged with a number of monuments that surround it, revealing the heart of the city that has not stopped beating for many centuries of turbulent history, and has been listed on UNESCO World Heritage List.
If you go to the Croatian south, you will come across the small picturesque town of Omiš, situated at the mouth of the river Cetina. The view of this city alone is magnificent. Other than the beautiful turquoise blue river canyon which splits the town in 2 parts, what leaves an unforgettable impression is the Biokovo mountain range, where you can see the famous Mirabela fortress from the 13th century. With its numerous beaches and bays, Mediterranean vegetation, rich culture and cuisine, fresh air and crystal blue sea, the Omiš Riviera is a perfect haven for those seeking a gateway from the fast pace of life. In the middle of the summer you can enjoy pirate theme evenings, as Omiš has historically been a famous haven for pirates, and pirates from Omiš were among the most dangerous in the Mediterranean. You can also enjoy the Omiš summer of culture, a festival of Dalmatian harmony-singing, gastronomic and other events, which represents the perfect opportunity to get to know the soul of this small, but very interesting Dalmatian town.
The Riviera of Makarska boasts a beautiful coastline and long sandy beaches, green pine trees and view of middle Dalmatian islands of extraordinary beauty. Much like the beads on a pearl necklace, the small towns of this riviera, including the city of Makarska at the foot of the Biokovo mountain range, exude luxury beauty. Make sure to experience an unforgettable sunrise at the Biokovo nature park on a summer morning, with a view that extends all the way to the Adriatic islands in the far open sea. This mountain range is a paradise for botanists, cyclists and those looking for nature walks. We invite you to visit the Kotišina botanical garden with 1200 species of local plants, which includes a large number of endemic species. The town of Makarska is one of the most famous Croatian tourist destinations, known for its rich cultural and historical heritage. The former Cathedral of St. Mark, Malacological Museum in the Franciscan monastery with an attractive display of marine snail shells from around the world, or Vepric, a Croatian place of pilgrimage dedicated to Our Lady of Lourdes, are just some of the sights that await you in this picturesque town of impressive beauty, which lives of tourism and for tourism. Discover the contrast between the Adriatic coast's highest peak and the blue sea, which is simply breathtaking.
''Those who seek paradise on earth should visit Dubrovnik'' – said George Bernard Shaw after visiting the city of Dubrovnik. This city beyond comparison deserves to be called the "Pearl of the Adriatic" and is under protection of UNESCO. Dubrovnik, which was built over centuries by the finest of builders and artists, is located on the southern Croatian coast and is surrounded by massive city walls from where you can enjoy the magical view of the Dubrovnik's Elafiti islands. The best way to familiarize yourself with its opulent history is by walking through the town's main street, Stradun. From the Onofrio fountain to the church tower, from the beautiful Sponza Palace and the Gothic-Renaissance Rector's Palace, the Baroque church of St. Blasius to a high stone pillar guarded by its legendary knight Orlando, every step of this city will be a unique experience for you. Should you happen to be there in summer, during the Dubrovnik Summer Festival, the city will present itself in a special light. The entire old town is converted into the largest world stage from which you can hear the words of Shakespeare's Hamlet.
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