Pula

Pula is Istria’s largest city. Pula’s beaches are to be found in the south-west quarter of the city. The most important tourist attraction in Pula is the elliptical Roman amphitheatre.

Located on the southern part of the Istrian Peninsula, Pula is Istria’s largest city and one of its most popular tourist destinations. Continue reading “Pula” »

Rovinj

The beaches at Rovinj and its neighborhood are mostly rocky and covered with shingles. Rovinj is located in the western side of the Istrian Peninsula. In the old town there are a lot of interesting tourist attractions.

One of Croatia’s most beautiful cities, Rovinj sits picturesquely upon a rock promontory, on the western side of the Istrian Peninsula. The Istrian town is regarded as one of the most romantic Croatian travel destinations. Rovinj delights the guests with its architecture and atmosphere. The old town core of Rovinj is situated on an elevation dominated by Baroque the Church of St. Euphemia. Continue reading “Rovinj” »

Brief history of Croatia

In 1868, Croatia gained domestic autonomy while remaining under Hungarian authority. Following World War I and the demise of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Croatia joined the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes (the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes became Yugoslavia in 1929).

The Croats are believed to be a purely Slavic people who migrated from Ukraine and settled in present-day Croatia during the 6th century. After a period of self-rule, Croatians agreed to the Pacta Conventa in 1091, submitting themselves to Hungarian authority. By the mid-1400s, concerns over Ottoman expansion led the Croatian Assembly to invite the Habsburgs, under Archduke Ferdinand, to assume control over Croatia. Habsburg rule proved successful in thwarting the Ottomans, and by the 18th century, much of Croatia was free of Turkish control. Continue reading “Brief history of Croatia” »

Dubrovnik port among the top 10 World Ports

In terms of Mediterranean ports only Naples and Livorno have more visitors than Dubrovnik. The fact that five of the top ten world most visited embarkation ports are from the Mediterranean (Barcelona, Civitavecchia, Piraeus, Venice and Palma), is also very important and it confirms the extent to which cruise tourism is significant for this area.

In the autumn edition of the Dream World Cruise Destinations magazine, there is a list of the 50 most visited world ports, and Dubrovnik is in tenth place according to the number of transit passengers on a cruise. Continue reading “Dubrovnik port among the top 10 World Ports” »