Croatia attractions and luxury tours? Opatija was one of the most popular retreats for the wealthy during the time of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and today it remains one of the chicest destinations in Croatia. Spectacular mansions left over from this period line the coast, lending the city a certain air of grandeur. The weather is excellent all year round, and tourists are well catered to, with plenty of spas, restaurants, and upscale hotels. The city is fronted by a 12-km-long coastal promenade, and visitors wishing to jump in the warm waters of the Adriatic can do so in one of the area’s beautiful sheltered bays.
For the love of Nature, one should visit Kornati National Park. To be honest, travel to Croatia doesn’t make much sense for tranquility-hunters unless they visit the Kornati Archipelago that is very often dubbed as nautical paradise. About 140 islands make up this National Park where dramatic caverns, cliffs, and caves of the tight-knit isles throw an awful lot of challenges. These islands are mostly made of Karst Limestone and offer excellent opportunities for hiking. Yes, for those tourists who love some real excitement, sailing through the National Park adds a whole new dimension. For those who are not big enthusiasts of ‘sail alone’ opportunity, the National Park offers guided tours from Split, Sibenik, and Zadar.
Makarska Summer (Makarsko ljeto) takes place each year, running from mid June to early September. It includes a number of great events – music and theatre performances (traditional and modern), exhibitions and many more. Keep an eye out locally for news for upcoming events! Makarska kicks into life from June until September. Occurring almost (but not strictly) every week in July and August, Makarska’s Fishermen’s night sees a sprightly folk festival animate the waterfront. A celebration of local culture specifically for visitors, it’s a great opportunity to snag some fresh fish and seafood, washed down with local Croatian wine. The festival sees people milling about in traditional costume and attendees participating in fun, simple games like balancing on a beam to the soundtrack of Dalmatian music.
The 6th century Euphrasian Basilica is the top attraction of Porec, a 2,000 year old town in Istria. It is one of the best examples of early Byzantine architecture in the Mediterranean region and, for the most part, has retained its original shape, though accidents, fires and earthquakes have altered a few details. The present basilica was built on the site of an older basilica during the period of Bishop Euphrasius. The wall mosaics were executed by Byzantian masters and the floor mosaics by local experts. Read even more details at click here.
Dubrovnik, Croatia’s most glamorous tourist destination and a UNESCO World Heritage site, centers on the magnificent Old Town area, contained within sturdy medieval defensive walls. Any first-time sightseeing tour of the city should begin with a walk around these sturdy old ramparts (the complete circuit measures two kilometers), which incorporate fortresses, towers, and cannons along the way. You’ll also likely enter the Old Town through the famous Pile Gate, built in 1537 and one of the city’s most impressive structures. From high up on the walls, you can enjoy amazing views over the Old Town rooftops and out across the glistening Adriatic Sea (be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes and bring bottled water-and a selfie stick).