First-Time Visitor’s Guide to Split, Croatia

An amazing feeling creeps up when you visit the coastal city of Split for the first time. You see an entire city that grew out of the ruins of an ancient Roman palace, much as a walnut tree might grow out of a walnut shell. The modern main streets are the same streets built by Emperor Diocletian; the 1700-year-old stonewalls, columns, and sphinxes jump out at every turn. This guide will help ... Read Full Article

Eating the Adriatic – From Split and Sibenik with Love and Wine

It’s easy to see remnants from when Italy controlled Croatia's Dalmatian Coast especially in Split and Sibenik. Both the Roman and the Venetian empires ruled along here. The food and architecture are 100% Mediterranean. The city of Split is located in the middle of Croatia’s huge coastline. It was built out of the ruins of a Roman palace... the retirement home of Emperor Diocletian. The walls from ... Read Full Article

Island Hopping in Croatia

Views of Hvar Harbor from Castle

My island hopping along Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast began in the port town of Split. I had arrived thinking I would stay for just a day or two and then make my way to the islands, but something unexpected happened: I fell for Croatia before even setting foot on one of its stunning islands. I got to the islands eventually, and was glad I did. But beforehand I slowed down and took the time to ... Read Full Article

World Heritage Sites in Croatia

Dubrovnik by F Bandarin

  Croatia is blessed with a rich history and great natural beauty, and the state ensures that these treasures are well preserved, with constant renovations and careful maintenance. Consequently, as of May 2013, Croatia has seven sites listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, with many other sites awaiting World Heritage status. World Heritage Croatia Sites Include: The Old City of ... Read Full Article

Exploring Split, Croatia’s Old Town

My love for Croatia’s Istrian peninsula is well documented, so I thought I’d mix it up a bit this week and introduce you to the other coast – the Dalmatian coast and its most prominent city, Split. Split is the largest city in the region, and is the country’s busiest port. And though it tends to be more of a stop-over town, Split has much to offer. You can spend the day lounging on the beaches ... Read Full Article

Ten Reasons to Visit Croatia This Summer

Summer is around the corner. It’s time to shrug off the winter heaviness, slip into something pastel and conjure up new holiday plans. But before you spend hours hunched over maps and on the internet, here’s an idea: this summer travel to Croatia . And if you’re looking for a convincing argument to help seal the deal, well, here are ten. Beaches As the Croatia Tourism slogan suggests, this ... Read Full Article