Elegant Island Freedom
Croatia has one of the most surprising coastlines on the east side of the Adriatic Sea. More than a thousand islands dotting along the mainland offer a really diverse array of sceneries. Some are big and inhabited some are small and deserted, some have posh vegetation, others are arid. Rich historical heritage, friendly people, optimal sailing conditions and great cuisine make the perfect recipe from for a really exciting summer destination.
Ancient and modern. Loud but mysterious. With a rich history, dating back to the 4th century, the city surrounds Diocletian's palace, a fortress erected by the Roman emperor. Its buzzing night life, fuelled by a wide selection of pubs, bars and restaurants - it reflects the perfect balance between tradition and modernity.
The furthest inhabited island off the Croatian mainland, Vis is an island surrounded in mystery. It is considered a pearl among the Croatian islands. With a rich history, it was occupied successively by various European powers: Byzantines, Venetians, Austrians, French, English, Serbs, Croats, Slovenians - all leaving their mark on the culture of the island. Serving as a Yugoslav military base between 1950 and 1989, it was inaccessible to foreigners and therefor left untouched by the development of tourism for so many years.
One of those typical Mediterranean fishing villages you only see in the movies, Milna is one of the most picturesque vacation spots on the Croatian coast. Located in a wide bay on the western side of the island Brač, its harbour is drop dead beautiful as it flows inwards towards land.
Part of the UNESCO world heritage, Trogir looks like the set of a medieval themed movie. Strolling down its narrow alleyways can make you feel like you are time travelling back in time to the age of knights and princesses. Also called Trau by the Venetians, it is set on a small island linked by bridges to the mainland and the much larger Čiovo Island.
Its considered the great glamour island of Croatia and happily flaunts its Saint Tropez like reputation as one of the busiest tourist places in the Adriatic. The high season mix of hedonistic party-goers, bohemian travellers, a-list celebrities and crew ship tourists, all mingling in the white, fine, limestone paved streets will make your head spin with excitement. The well preserved Gothic style architecture and fine dining attest to the renown of Hvar as The Pearl of the Adriatic Sea.
Positioned in a deep bay, it is one of the most naturally protected harbours on the Adriatic Sea. Although small, Sibenik is blessed with by its heritage, with some fantastic sights from the times of the Venetian rule.