Croatia and Montenegro are considered the new Mediterranean paradise. Along their coasts, there are more than 1,185 islands, rocks and reefs scattered in a crystal blue sea. Croatia and Montenegro have been touched by the Romans and Greeks, and host Renaissance and Baroque towns, medieval monasteries and Gothic churches, as well as beautiful, deep translucent waters and the most amazing wine and deliciously fresh seafood in the Adriatic. The kindness and friendliness of people there has no equals and they will contribute to make the best of your cruising holiday.
Kotor is it’s a wonderfully preserved costal town in Montenegro and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Amongst the sights to see there are the well-preserved Old Town, completely surrounded by city walls built during the Venetian period. Bulwarks have 3 doors to come in and out of the town. From whichever door you enter the town, the road will bring you to the most famous building, the Cathedral of Saint Tripun, built in 1166 and dedicated to the protector of the town.
Dubrovnik is one of the most popular tourist destinations in East Mediterranean that has been named “Pearl of Adriatic” because of her outstanding beauty. In 1979, the city of Dubrovnik joined the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. Here you’ll find many attractions to choose from: you can walk around the magnificent walls that run along the city, visit the many museums or just wander around and admire the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architecture that has been preserved in spite of an earthquake in 1667.
There are also wonderful swimming areas, and we suggest you an exploratory tender ride around the various coves and inlets.
The island of Korcula is one of the greenest spots in the Adriatic Sea. Just a short walk from the marina is one of the most remarkably preserved towns in this area, the city of Korcula, that appears as a typical medieval Dalmatian town, with towers and defense red-roofed houses
rich in cultural heritage. As you walk through the cobbled streets with tiny little courtyards housing excellent restaurants, you will feel like stepping back in time. The natural beauty of its coasts is due to the small beaches and over 200 coves, complemented by abundant vineyards and olive groves.
In the evening go to see the famous Moreska sword dance or sip a Martini in the bar that overlooks the bay in the city’s ramparts.
A visit to the Renaissance island of Hvar is unmissable even if it is incredibly busy as it’s Croatia’s version of St. Tropez. The island has one of the oldest theaters in Europe and the view from the castle overlooking the bay is spectacular. At night the place comes alive with great bars and restaurants; if you wish, you can dance the night away at clubs where the music is good enough to rival any Ibiza club. For those who may want a more relaxed pace, head to the island of Vis, which is great for watersports, diving or winding down.