Croatia stretches over approximately 56.000 square kilometres in the southern part of Europe. Towards the west you find the Adriatic Sea, with its sandy beaches and beautiful towns. The majority of guests prefer a holiday home Croatia along the wonderful coastline, where some of the best beaches in the world are located. One of the most attractive destinations is the large peninsula of Istria, which is situated in the northern part of Croatia. The beautiful town of Pula is located on the southern tip of Istria. Some of the buildings in the town date back to the time, when Istria was ruled by the Roman Empire.
Between Istria and the Croatian mainland lies the island of Krk, which also offers a wide range of opportunities for your stay in Croatia. Krk features a long, wonderful coastline which makes the island a perfect destination for anyone, who wants a warm and sunny holiday at the beach. Along the shores you will encounter picturesque villages such as Baska, Malinske, Nijnice and Punat. On the eastern part of Krk is located the medieval village of Vrbnik, which is surrounded by wine yards.
The grapes are primarily used to produce the famous local white wine, ”Vrbnicka Zlahtina”. North of Vrbnik is located the village of Dobrinj, which is the perfect starting point for trips to the pastoral villages in the local area. Krk is not only connected to the mainland by ferries, but also by a bridge which makes it easy to take a trip to the city of Rijeka.
You may also go to Split to experience the Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace, which has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The emperor was born in Split in 245 – and just 39 years later, he had risen to rule the Roman Empire. He did so for 21 years and gained a reputation of creating stability and order – but also for persecuting Christians. In 293 he ordered the construction of a palace near his home town. A few years later the work was completed, and the Emperor chose to resign in 305 to move into the 38.000 m2 large palace.
A few centuries later the Roman Empire was gone, and Split was attacked and looted. The citizens took refuge in the palace, and constructed a new village within its walls. They even found space to construct a Christian cathedral which, ironically, was placed just above the spot, were Diocletian was laid to rest in 312. The city of Split grew in and around the palace, and the well preserved building has since become one of the city’s major attractions.
In the southern part of Croatia you will find the city of Dubrovnik, which has gained the nickname “the Pearl of the Adriatic”. The beaches and the warm azure water attract a lot of visitors, but Dubrovnik has a lot more than that to offer. The oldest part of the city is constructed on an isthmus which creates the illusion, that it is built on water. Of course, this is not case, but the sight of the old houses behind the city walls, right next to the harbour, really is a beautiful one. This part of the city is a World Heritage Site.