Tag Archives: Croatia

News: Ukraine & Russia Military Moves, Letter Bombs In Spain, Croatia

December 2, 2022: The pullback by Ukraine’s military in the south of the country. Also, letter bombs sent to high profile targets in Spain. Croatia becomes the 20th member of the Euro Zone.

Walking Tour: Šibenik In Southwestern Croatia

Šibenik is a city on the Adriatic coast of Croatia. It’s known as a gateway to the Kornati Islands. The 15th-century stone Cathedral of St. James is decorated with 71 sculpted faces. Nearby, the Šibenik City Museum, in the 14th-century Prince’s Palace, has exhibits ranging from prehistory to the present. The white stone St. Michael’s Fortress has an open-air theater, with views of Šibenik Bay and neighboring islands. 

Walking Tours: Split In Dalmatia, South Croatia

Split, Italian Spalato, seaport, resort, and chief city of Dalmatia, southern Croatia. It is situated on a peninsula in the Adriatic Sea with a deep, sheltered harbour on the south side.

A major commercial and transportation centre, the city is best known for the ruins of the Palace of Diocletian (built 295–305 CE). Collectively with the historic royal residences, fortifications, and churches in the city, the palace was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1979.

Video timeline: 0:00 Drone intro and Map 2:15 Matejuška Port 4:39 Trumbiceva Obala 6:40 Riva Promenade 12:11 Ferry Terminal 20:11 Marmontova Ulica 21:33 Fish Market 26:35 Ulica kralja Tomislava 30:20 Golden Gate & Gregory of Nin 32:41 Hrvojeva Ulica 33:56 Silver Gate 37:15 Riva Promenade 40:01 Trg Brace Radic (Fruit Square) 42:35 Narodna trg (People’s Square) 49:21 The One-time Convent of Santa Maria de Taurello 54:51 Morpurgova Poljana 57:24 Trg braće Radić (Fruit Square) 58:26 The remains of the Church of St. Michael 1:04:37 Peristyle Court 1:05:41 Vestibul 1:14:35 Triclinium (Diocletian’s Dining Room) 1:20:40 Diocletian’s Mausoleum & Cathedral 1:25:56 Undergound Market 1:31:59 Hrvojeva Street Market 1:32:39 Green Market 1:37:21 Silver Gate 1:41:02 Iron Gate 1:41:55 Narodni trg (People’s Square) 1:46:20 Golden Gate 1:52:21 Carrarina Poljana 1:57:03 Peristyle Square 1:58:11 Temple of Jupiter 1:59:05 Let Me Pass Lane 2:01:50 Trg braće Radić (Fruit Square) 2:03:04 Riva Promenade 2:06:24 Platz der Republik 2:08:13 Marmontova Ulica 2:11:48 Matošića Ulica 2:14:10 Ulica ban Mladenova 2:16:01 Senjska Ulica 2:20:34 Prva vidilica na Marjanu 2:29:01 Seaside Promenade

Tours: 25 Most Beautiful Small Towns In Europe

When planning a vacation to Europe, some of the first destinations that come to mind will be the teeming cities of Paris, London or Rome. Each of these metropolises is incredible, but they are far from all that Europe has to offer.

By exploring some of the smaller towns across the continent, it is possible to see a more authentic, traditional side to Europe. If you’re planning an upcoming getaway to the continent, here are just a few of the most beautiful small towns in Europe.

Walking Tour: Rovinj In Northwest Croatia (4K)

Rovinj is a Croatian fishing port on the west coast of the Istrian peninsula. The old town stands on a headland, with houses tightly crowded down to the seafront. A tangle of cobbled streets leads to the hilltop church of St. Euphemia, whose towering steeple dominates the skyline. South of the old town is Lone Bay, one of the area’s pebble beaches. The Rovinj archipelago’s 14 islands lie immediately off the mainland.

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Coastal Walks: Trogir In Western Croatia (4K)

Trogir is a town on the central Adriatic coast of Croatia. Its preserved old town, known for its mix of Renaissance, baroque and Romanesque buildings, lies on a small island connected to the mainland and the island of Čiovo by bridges. The 13th-century Cathedral of St. Lawrence houses the Renaissance Chapel of St. John and offers sweeping views from its bell tower. Parts of the medieval city walls remain intact.

Walking Tour: Dubrovnik In Southern Croatia (4K)

Dubrovnik is a city in southern Croatia fronting the Adriatic Sea. It’s known for its distinctive Old Town, encircled with massive stone walls completed in the 16th century. Its well-preserved buildings range from baroque St. Blaise Church to Renaissance Sponza Palace and Gothic Rector’s Palace, now a history museum. Paved with limestone, the pedestrianized Stradun (or Placa) is lined with shops and restaurants.

Views: Krka Waterfalls In Southern Croatia (4K)

Krka National Park is situated along the Krka River in southern Croatia. It’s known for a series of 7 waterfalls. In the south, Skradinski Buk waterfall is flanked by traditional watermills. To the north, a nature trail passes another striking cascade, Roški Slap, and the Krka Monastery, built above ancient Roman catacombs. Visovac Island is home to the 15th-century Franciscan Monastery of Our Lady of Mercy.