A croissant-shaped strip of unspoilt rocky coves and pine-fringed beaches, Croatia has an uneven, indented coastline that stretches for 2000km. An idyll of glistening waters, idyllic, secluded islands and charming coastal towns, it has somehow escaped the over-development of other holiday hotspots.
Croatia’s dramatic coastline includes more than 1000 islands, ranging from the cluster of islets that form the Kornati Islands, a sparsely populated National Park, to the chic and elegant Hvar, a fashionable resort that attracts a glamorous crowd. Private yachts glide effortlessly from island to island, luxury cruise liners dock in the mariners and day excursions explore uninhabited archipelagos.
A melting pot of Mediterranean culture, Croatia echoes with a blend of Roman, Venetian, Italian and Austro-Hungarian influences and oozes history. Dubrovnik, a pristine city of narrow, winding streets, is often described as “the pearl of the Adriatic”. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it has some beautiful architecture, such as the small ocean-view cafes - with diving and sunbathing platforms - that have been built into the city walls. Spilt, the largest city on the Adriatic coast, features another World Heritage Site, the beautiful Diocletian’s Palace.
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