Thursday, October 11, 2012

Discovering Croatia

Anyone who’s ever been on touring holidays along the coast of Croatia will agree summer holidays cannot get better than that. Competing Greek islands, Turkish luxury hotels and Egyptian scuba-diving holidays also offer their share of bliss, but nothing beats Croatian lush scenery.

From the specific smell of pines, a pleasant sensation of stepping on a carpet of pine needles and a lulling sound of crickets, to luxurious old buildings from the Roman times, Croatia is one cocktail of surprisingly attractive images, smells, sounds and sensations.

A person choosing an escorted tour to Croatia is in for a rich repertoire. Among exceptional things to see, there are:

1) Beautiful islands. The most popular in July and August are: Brač, Hvar, Korčula, Krk, Rab, Vis, etc. One of the most beautiful beaches on the Mediterranean is located on the island of Brač, in the town of Bol and it is called Zlatni Rat (Golden Cape). It is a dazzlingly white sand beach surrounded by turquoise sea – it is the closest to how many people must imagine paradise. Rovinj is a town on the Istrian peninsula worth special mention because of its popularity in the past few years. It’s been one of the most wanted tourist destinations in Croatia, mostly for its amazing beaches, rich history and even richer nightlife.

2) Historical sights that speak of the Roman and Byzantine times. There is the fascinating Diocletian’s Palace in Split that was built by the emperor in the 4. century A.D.; UNESCO World Heritage Cathedral in Šibenik; Pula Arena – an amphitheater in the town of Pula, built by the emperor Vespasian, once hosting gladiatorial battles, now presenting operas and film festivals; and many more.

3) Dubrovnik, a lovely place to rest and a World Heritage historical site, is one of the most famous destinations in Croatia. Its city walls, Cathedral, Franciscan monastery, Synagogue, the fort, and the whole old part of the city are enough to keep the curious visitor strolling along and admiring the architecture for days.

4) If the escorted tour to Croatia includes a visit to Zagreb, it is a destination that should not be missed. The capital of Croatia, Zagreb is a charming city that has many things to offer, whether you are interested in culture, science, architecture or entertainment.

Touring holidays allow travellers to rest and site-see at an easy pace, with a guide who takes care of accommodation, travel and who tells the story behind each visited location. All a visitor has to do is enjoy the impressions of this beautiful country.

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