Discover the Dalmatian Coast, where majestic mountains meet a crystalline sea and archaeological treasures abound, from UNESCO sites in Sibenik and Trogir to the Venetian flair of Vis and Hvar.
Venice (Venezia), Italy
One of the world's most enchanting cities, Venice is comprised of more than 100 separate islands and a labyrinthine of canals laced together by a string of 400 intricate bridges. A whimsical stroll through the city leads to a hidden world of ornately decorated piazzas and a legacy of Baroque architecture. Admire the richness of St. Mark's Basilica and the lavishness of the Palazzo Ducale.
Wander into the vibrant city of Rovinj, a colorful port city with a distinct mixture of Greek, Austrian and Slavic culture. Venture through the city’s striking buildings, followed by a traditional meal at one of the countless piazza cafés.
Rising up in layers from the harbor, Šibenik was founded by Croats – not the Romans – giving the city an interesting regional story and a collection of remarkable architecture, including the Cathedral of St. James, built completely in stone between 1431 and 1536 and declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000. The city’s Mediterranean climate and volleyed possession among Venice, Byzantium, Hungary and Bosnia give it a sun-glow warmth and distinct heritage.
Fall in love with the charming Croatian town of Trogir where you can stroll through well-preserved medieval architecture, dine with stunning waterfront views or sail through the turquoise waters of the mountainous coast.
The tiny isle of Vis has mostly escaped modern development, making it an appealing place to find a bit of Mediterranean authenticity - for Hollywood movies, too. Fishing and wine are longstanding traditions, and a rich history can be seen in the island’s architecture, humble with a Venetian flair. For nature lovers, there are pretty beaches and blue Adriatic.
This small island located in the center of the Mediterranean is a nature-lover’s delight. The arrival of Croatians to Hvar in the Middle Ages turned this temperate island into the center of Croatian arts and literature. Today, Hvar offers stretches of beaches that melt into the azure waters of the Mediterranean, its limestone towns sparkling amid the fertile green hills, rocky terrain, and the surrounding sea of clear cobalt blue. The island’s climate is unmatched, and beauty, unforgettable.
Long stretches of beaches, rocky mountains within reach of the sea, untouched nature and unique city monuments make up beautiful Croatia, and the town of Korčula is the historical, cultural and political center of the island. Considered the birthplace of Marco Polo, Korčula's history and tradition are apparent when you walk along the paved streets and squares of this lovely town. Visit cultural and historical monuments such as the Treasury of the Abbey, the City Museum and the Museum of Icons.
Dubrovnik is one of the most recognizable cities in Europe. Behind the walls, find sleek Venetian-style buildings and a rich Slavic culture. Home to lavender, olive oil, and gorgeous beaches, Dubrovnik will leave a lasting impression on all your senses.