Croatia is a country whose abundance of natural beauty is not only breathtaking but so vast that to completely experience all this country has to offer one would need to acquaint themselves with every truly unique and engaging region. From the mystical, historic walls of Dubrovnik and the contagious, laid-back Mediterranean atmosphere this city proves to be not only one of the most stunning cities in Croatia but of the world. Makarska Riviera's coastline runs along the glistening turquoise waters of the Adriatic Sea from the south, to the rugged, mountainous, terrain of Bikovo to the north.
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Croatia's islands are one of the best kept secrets of Croatia. Breathe in the luxurious aromas of lavender and rosemary, while driving through the ravishing landscapes of Brac. Feel the warmth of stone pebbles under your skin as you lay on your own secluded beach cove on Hvar. Tantalize your taste buds on the island of Vis as you enjoy a dinner of fresh fish caught right before your eyes and wine made from the best sorts of grapes, a product of the local vineyards. Take in the sights of luscious vegetation and untouched nature in one of Croatia's most spectacular and preserved parks on the Island of Mljet. The sounds of exotic animals including zebras, antelopes and camels will surprise you as you journey through the safari of the National Park of Brijuni on the Islands of Brijuni.
Zagreb, Split, Zadar, Rijeka and Osijek are Croatia's largest cities and continue to be the main economic hubs of the nation. Zagreb, a modern metropolis, bursting with life, history, culture and shopping, is Croatia's capital city. An hour drive, outside of the city, towards the Lika region, lie the astonishingly beautiful lakes of Plitvice, consisting of 16 lakes and numerous cascading waterfalls. To the south of Zagreb is located the region of Istria and Kvarner. Rijeka is the main city of this region and is famous for being one of the leading harbours for the Mediterranean Sea. Kvarner Bay and Istria Riviera were the initial areas to spark the tourist industry for Croatia. Arena, the Roman amphitheatre in Pula, the church of St.Eufemia in Rovinj and the charming city of Porec are just a few of the reasons this area brings back an increasing number of tourists yearly.
You will soon witness the passionate Dalmatian temperament when you visit Split, a city built upon the Palace of the Roman Emperor, Diocletian. The greetings to the sun attraction and famous sea organs are the modern part of the recently developed city of Zadar. Do not miss all the history the city has to offer as well, such as St. Donatus church, dating back to the 9th century.
"Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen " - Benjamin Disraeli