CROATIA – North to South

Krka - In between Zadar & Split

1h south of Zadar It's a watery wonderland with sixteen crystalline lakes linked by tumbling waterfalls and bubbling streams. From Split Bus Station and then take one of the many daily buses to Sibenik (journey time about 1 hour 40 minutes). From Sibenik, you can then take a bus to Skradin, a town just outside the park. At Skradin, you can embark on one of the ferry excursions of the Park.


The city is divided into three parts: the thousand-year old Gornji grad (Upper Town) which contains the Presidential Palace, the iconic St Mark’s Church, the Croatian parliament (Sabor), and museums and galleries which are all set in cobbled streets lit by gas lamps; the 19th century Donji grad (Lower Town) with its shops, restaurants, cafes, theatres and parks; and the modern post-World War II area of Novi Zagreb (‘new Zagreb’) which is full of high-rise buildings and basically has little to offer visitors.

Euphrasian Basilica

The group of religious monuments in Porec, where Christianity was established as early as the 4th century, constitutes the most complete surviving complex of its type. The basilica, atrium, baptistery and episcopal palace are outstanding examples of religious architecture, while the basilica itself combines classical and Byzantine elements in an exceptional manner.


The steep narrow streets make you think of Italy but it's an authentic fishing port and very much Istrian.


Old town is a landmark, begins and ends with the Roman amphitheatre.

Hvar Island

More than a hint of Venice is apparent in the sculpted stone facades. Add in a whiff of lavender drifting down from the nearby hills and a seaside promenade.

Korcula Island

Clay topped houses are squeezed together on a narrow peninsula jutting into the sea.


Streets are white marble; Renaissance sculpture and architecture are everywhere;it's all enclosed in a magnificent circle of walls bordering the Adriatic.