Sibenik is an excellent base from which to explore the nearby Krka and Kornat National Parks. The most outstanding tourist attraction in Sibenik is the 15th century St. Jacob’s Cathedral – a masterpiece of Dalmatia’s Gothic-Renaissance architecture. The Cathedral appears on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
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.
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.
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).
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.