There is a reason that Croatia is such a European hot spot, and that reason is the stunning Dalmatia Coast. During my Australian Party Island Hopping Cruise I got to see quite a bit of the golden island which dot this corner of the Adriatic. Here are some of the highlights.
The heart of the coastal city Split are the remains of Diocletians Palace. This was originally fourth century retirement home for the Roman Emperor, the walls have since been incorporated into the old city.
The Roman palace at night. These remains are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Mljet National Park on Mljet Island. Mljet is known for it’s two large and clear salt lakes.
So clear I could see the many sea urchins and refused to go swimming!
Catch of the day on the island of Korcula (allegedly the birthplace of Marco Polo)
Another UNESCO Site: The famous city of Dubrovnik. Full of tourists as usual!
My grandparents visited Dubrovnik almost 40 years ago and it’s just as popular today. It was severely damaged during the Balkan wars but thankfully it has been restored and gleams like the shiny, slippery jewel it is.
The walk along the city walls which enclose the Old Town is long, sometimes strenuous, and unfailingly beautiful and surprising.
Colorful cactus garden on the lively island of Hvar.
The thirteenth century old town square in Hvar Town.
View of Hvar harbor from the hill fortress.
One of my favorite pictures! A lonely tree on Croatia’s most famous beach, Zlatni Rat.
A church on the island of Brac.