DUBROVNIK & SOUTH DALMATIA

DUBROVNIK & SOUTH DALMATIA

ISTRIA

ISTRIA

KVARNER

KVARNER

LIKA & KARLOVAC

LIKA & KARLOVAC

SLAVONIA

SLAVONIA

SPLIT & CENTRAL DALMATIA

SPLIT & CENTRAL DALMATIA

ZADAR & NORTHERN DALMATIA

ZADAR & NORTHERN DALMATIA

ZAGREB & CENTRAL CROATIA

ZAGREB & CENTRAL CROATIA

CENTRAL MONTENEGRO

CENTRAL MONTENEGRO

THE ADRIATIC COAST OF MONTENEGRO

THE ADRIATIC COAST OF MONTENEGRO

DINARIC ALPS

DINARIC ALPS

THE BAY OF KOTOR

THE BAY OF KOTOR

EASTERN SLOVENIA

EASTERN SLOVENIA

ADRIATIC COAST & SLOVENIAN ISTRIA

ADRIATIC COAST & SLOVENIAN ISTRIA

LJUBLJANA & CENTRAL SLOVENIA

LJUBLJANA & CENTRAL SLOVENIA

JULIAN ALPS

JULIAN ALPS

Our favourite destinations

 DUBROVNIK & SOUTH DALMATIA

1. DUBROVNIK & SOUTH DALMATIA

DUBROVNIK & SOUTH DALMATIA

What a beautiful destination! Often considered as one of the most beautiful regions in Europe but often summed up to Dubrovnik, Southern Dalmatia is very popular for its world-famous chief town but its territory is still overlooked by the general public. And yet, to visit Southern Dalmatia should not be limited to Dubrovnik, the “most beautiful city in Croatia”. It should also be about discovering this unique regional identity and one of the most amazing regions of the Balkans. Here, the blue riffs of the Adriatic mix with the countless islands scattering the coastline, offering you breathtaking sceneries worthy of a postcard. Like the amazing Peljesac peninsula or the “thousand faces island” of Korcula mixing together the blue of its coast with the green of its landscapes in a real treat for the eyes. And just imagine, only for a moment, finding yourself in the middle of a vast green landscape, between unique fauna and incredible views. That’s what you will find in Mljet Island and its National Park off the Croatian coast. Synonym of authenticity and exoticism, Southern Dalmatia is a true invitation to discover new horizons through an out of the ordinary holiday, a chance for every traveller searching for new destinations.

 ISTRIA

2. ISTRIA

ISTRIA

Thanks to its history and geography, this region reveals a unique blend of cultures. Long ago, it belonged to Ancient Greece, then to Italy and after that, to Yugoslavia. Now, this huge peninsula is marked by this mix of cultural influences. Its regional products are a perfect example of this, mixing olive oil, white truffle and sheep's cheese with its local gastronomy... This goes to show what traces these civilisations have left in this region. What should we say about its regions? Istria can offer you the beauty of its coast and the breath- taking landscapes of its mountains, while at the same time giving the culture-hungry among you Roman cities and Medieval strongholds. What more could you ask for? Thus, in less than an hour's time, you can get from Rovinj and the Adriatic coast to a succession of hilltop villages, almost suspended in the relief, such as Motovun or Grožnjan. Are you looking for some change of scenery? Or are you looking for some adventure? Whatever it is, Pula will certainly match your need for new horizons. After all, where else could find a Roman amphitheatre and beautiful natural landscapes in the same municipality? So why not explore the Croatian Istria?

 KVARNER

3. KVARNER

KVARNER

Sunny islands, vast pebble beaches, the Kvarner Gulf has everything to offer if you’re looking for your dream vacation. Located between Istria and Dalmatia, this central region in Croatia is famous for its geographical location and tourist facilities. Krk and Losinj islands are a perfect example of how this coastal region can combine lush vegetation and luxurious resorts. Beyond these attracting landscapes, making it a very sought-for destination during the high season, the Kvarner Gulf is also a meeting place where different lifestyles come together. While tourism is Opatija’s first attraction, Cres Island has kept its original aspect and preserved the authenticity of its natural heritage, which can be explored through hikes and sea excursions. Yet these two places are only thirty kilometres apart. Amazing, isn’t it? Just imagine being able to go from the beautiful private beach of your hotel to the breath-taking green landscapes of Cres without going far from you holiday resort, all that in just one day! And we didn’t even mention the Ucka and Risnjak National Parks with their nature wonders and exceptional fauna and flora! So, convinced yet?

 LIKA & KARLOVAC

4. LIKA & KARLOVAC

LIKA & KARLOVAC

Are you stuck in the big cities for so long that you finally mistake a simple park for a natural area? Are you dreaming of vast natural landscapes rather than a sandy beach under the sun? Don’t look any further! Lika & Karlovac is the perfect destination for you! No, this name doesn’t refer to some kind of Pokemon or a spell inspired by the Harry Potter saga. This Croatian region will fulfil your dreams for other horizons. Between gorges and caves, rivers and lakes, hills and mountains, the regions of Lika and Karlovac are surrounded by nature. Their natural heritage, composed of national parks and idyllic settings, offer you preserved, almost untouched breathtaking natural landscapes. The region’s principal attraction is the Plitvice Lakes National Park, where sixteen lakes interconnected by waterfalls are set in the middle of a luxuriant natural setting. A wonderful place for a first approach to this part of the country. To discover the region even further, we offer you Velika Plana and its mountain plateaus. Finally, the Northern Velebit National Park offers you to explore a little further the region of Lika & Karlovac through its karst formations and its flora that will light up the sight of these mind-blowing landscapes, combining high mountain peaks and Adriatic coast. Welcome to your dream destination!

 SLAVONIA

5. SLAVONIA

SLAVONIA

Far away from the Adriatic coast and its resorts, further still from the big cities and their nightlife, there are the vast lands forming this strange region that is Slavonia. This mostly unknown region is intriguing only by its name. If only you knew how much Slavonia has to offer... Particularly touching by its history, Slavonia reveals another dimension to Croatia, rural and wild. Here, people defend furiously their traditions and local specificities. Therefore, lots of vineyards and harvest festivals make it a unique destination, full of singularities. The lands, for their part, are full of history. Yugoslavia’s influence can be seen in countless villages... Their natural heritage is as impressive as their historical one. Slavonia will let you explore wonderful natural landscapes such as the nature parks of Kopački Rit and Papuk. Have you already visited Croatia? Or do you want to discover a whole new aspect to this country? Slavonia offers you the possibility to meet a Croatia little known and full of charms.

 SPLIT & CENTRAL DALMATIA

6. SPLIT & CENTRAL DALMATIA

SPLIT & CENTRAL DALMATIA

Let me take you back in time, during the fourth century AD, when the Roman Empire was dominating the world. Diocletian, emperor to the most powerful people in the world, had to decide where he would build his palace. This is when he decided that, out of all the territories controlled by his Empire, he would build his palace in Central Dalmatia... I mean, seriously? How could he even think about such a place over the beautiful Italian landscapes? Had he never gone to Venice? Or are we the ones unaware of the beauty of Central Dalmatia? Sandy beaches, pebble coves, mountain peaks and countless island, all forming one natural wonder: Central Dalmatia. At the centre of this treasure is Split, an incredible architectural gem where Diocletian’s palace forms the old city, almost like an ancient Roman district. And what could we say about Hvar Island, the one that never sleeps, the glamour island? Visiting Central Dalmatia is discovering a new facet of Croatia, a country full of exoticism where the lush vegetation of Vis Island is never far away from the medieval city of Trogir. It is exploring the seaside city of Šibenik and enjoying the clear waters of Brač Island. It’s realising that Split has nothing to envy to Venice. It’s understanding Emperor Diocletian’s decision.

 ZADAR & NORTHERN DALMATIA

7. ZADAR & NORTHERN DALMATIA

ZADAR & NORTHERN DALMATIA

A picture with a thousand colours, where the turquoise blue of the Adriatic Sea is never far from the deep green of the pines surrounding the coast. This is Northern Dalmatia. From the particularity of its colours to the uniqueness of its natural heritage, the region offers a beautiful mix of karst cliffs and coast. The Kornati archipelago and National Park represent perfectly this heritage with breathtaking sceneries. Not convinced yet? Don’t worry, we’re not finished! Let me present you Dugi Otok Island and its lush vegetation that shelters the wonderful Telašćica nature park. Surely that’s enough to convince you! Anyway, the different landscapes of this region make for a wonderful picture. Finished? Not quite! Doesn’t its cultural heritage hold a place in all this? Vestiges of Roman remains, museums of all kinds, Sea Organ... The city of Zadar holds a wide range of cultural specificities and gives the region a unique cultural heritage. There, in Northern Dalmatia, Croatian culture meets the crystal-clear waters of the Adriatic Sea, the mountain chains give way to the countless historic monuments. Extravagant and unique, this place will surely seduce you.

 ZAGREB & CENTRAL CROATIA

8. ZAGREB & CENTRAL CROATIA

ZAGREB & CENTRAL CROATIA

When we imagine our holidays in Croatia, we often tend to forget Zagreb and its region. However, Croatia proper is full of qualities that are only waiting to be explored. Far from the Adriatic coast and its summer warmth, this region is a true gasp of fresh air! Represented by the red Croatian chequerboard dating from the imperial era, Croatia proper is taking actions to protect its historical legacy. The region is making it its top priority to protect its cultural heritage through numerous projects of restoration and preservation of its castles. Therefore giving the possibility to medieval treasures such as the castles of Trakošćan, Veliki Tabor and Medvedgrad to show their majesty over all the region. Its magnificence doesn’t stop there! Thermal lung of the country, the region benefits from numerous springs with attractive thermal properties. The spa resorts of Krapinske and Tuhelj, famous for their properties, are perfect examples of this region’s thermal heritage. At the heart of its land, there is the cultural centre of the country, Zagreb, its capital. At the crossroads of Mediterranean and Central European influences, the city’s originality can be seen with its national theatre, an amazing architectural achievement combining Hungarian and Austrian styles. A true haven of peace for some, picturesque temple of History for others, Croatia proper has everything of an adventure off the beaten path.

 CENTRAL MONTENEGRO

9. CENTRAL MONTENEGRO

CENTRAL MONTENEGRO

Exoticism usually means long endless beaches and palm trees under the sun. But Central Montenegro offers you a whole new definition, if you’re ready for it! Here, nature is Queen and the lands are bursting with natural wonders. Mount Lovćen, the country’s famous mountain peak and National Park, is a perfect example. Making its natural heritage its strength and the Skadarsko Jezero National Park its garden, the region leaves a huge natural space where ecosystems and bird sanctuaries dominate the territory's interior run wild.But that’s not all! Rich also by its cultural heritage, Central Montenegro is a true gem where you’ll find many historical wonders. For example, Mount Ostrog and its monastery built against and inside the cliff, or the historic village of Rijeka Crnojevica and its bridge crossing Skadar Lake. Let’s not forget the town of Cetinje and its amazing cultural heritage that makes it the country’s historic capital. A real godsend for the adventurers and the curious alike, the Centre of Montenegro serves as a meeting place where flora and fauna mingle with local architecture, so whoever you are, what are you waiting for to set off to discover it?

 THE ADRIATIC COAST OF MONTENEGRO

10. THE ADRIATIC COAST OF MONTENEGRO

THE ADRIATIC COAST OF MONTENEGRO

With its unique borders, Montenegro benefits from a wide maritime front adorning the entire width of the country, thus covering its territory with a coastal region: the Adriatic coast. Inside this region, you’ll find lands gilded by the sun, sandy dreamy beaches and breathtaking landscapes. The Adriatic coast of Montenegro intrigues, tempts, captivates anyone it comes across. The growing interest for this region can attest it. But is this tourist attraction really worth it? Good question! Thanks for asking! Where should we start? Between Budva and its nightlife, or Sveti Stefan and its peninsular village, everything seems to work in favour of the Montenegrin coast. And then, let's not lie to ourselves, how can we not be astonished by the mountain panoramas that Stari Bar offers us? How can we not smile thinking about strolling along the long beaches in Ulcinj or Buljarica? In other words, the pros outnumber the cons by far! Are you ready to explore the Adriatic seaside?

 DINARIC ALPS

11. DINARIC ALPS

DINARIC ALPS

The Tara River Canyon... What a wonderful sight! You just have to look at it to understand why it was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Just imagine falling in the middle of watercourses and river streams along the deepest canyon in Europe... All of that surrounded by one of the Balkans’ most incredible natural display, the Durmitor National Park. Built between glaciers and forest massifs, mixing caves and sinkholes, covered in exceptional flora and fauna... The Park’s landscapes are absolutely astonishing. Its breathtaking Black Lake and its famous bridge, that will give you an amazing view of the domain, are perfect examples of what it has to offer. A must-see. That’s probably what you’ll tell anybody asking you about Durmitor when you go back home. Is there anything else you would say?
Would the geographic situation of the Piva river, running through the canyon, give you a better idea of what the Dinaric Alps represent for us? Or is it simply the mention of Prokletije National Park surrounding Lake Plav that will inspire you? A must-see. That’s it. That’s the word. To set foot in the Dinaric Alps is to let their beautiful colours paint your life in a thousand ways. So, ready to go?

 THE BAY OF KOTOR

12. THE BAY OF KOTOR

THE BAY OF KOTOR

No beauty can equal that of Kotor and its bay. You don’t believe me? Why don’t you try and go see it for yourself? Oh, do you want me to convince you?  Just a stay on the Western coast of Montenegro and you’ll have fallen head over heels for it. A mix of natural and grandiose architectural heritage, between land and sea, between lush vegetation and hilly terrain, what the Bay of Kotor has to offer will amaze, surprise and dazzle you all at once. Yet the region, despite its sites classified among the most beautiful wonders of UNESCO, despite the uniqueness of its landscapes, despite its growing fame, remains a preserved territory, almost untouched by human activity. Authentic, like the monasteries in Perast or the town of Risan. As for the Bay of Kotor, it is a wonderful gem in a mix of landscapes and historical monuments. A real treasure of natural and historical heritage, Cattarano, from its Latin name, and its bay has everything a dream destination should have. The town, its principal attraction, is a perfect example. Impregnated even in its stones and habits by a long Italian occupation, Cattarano concentrates centuries of human existence and is considered one of the country's must-sees. So, when are we going?

 EASTERN SLOVENIA

13. EASTERN SLOVENIA

EASTERN SLOVENIA

Known for its hillside slopes covered with vineyards, its abundance of spas and its cultural heritage, Eastern Slovenia is strong with its diversity and a mix of specificities. The city of Maribor, surrounded by picturesque vineyard slopes and the Pohorje Mountains, is a wonderful example. Rich with a unique geographic and cultural disparity, the municipality boasts with Baroque style architecture and ski resorts that make it a very attractive holiday destination from different perspectives. And yet, only fifty kilometres away from these plateaus, there is the municipality of Lasko and its curative waters, perfectly embodying the extent of the thermal heritage of this region. The famous Rogaška Slatina and Čatež spa resorts could also be examples as their beneficial properties are famous throughout Europe. Eastern Slovenia surely possess a rich multiculturalism. But that’s not all! Eastern Slovenia was one of the busiest lands in Central Europe throughout the Middle Ages and has a magnificent medieval heritage, including Podsreda Castle and Sticna Abbey, that play an important role in the area's historical heritage. Enjoying a unique cultural mix as well as an exceptional diversity of heritage, Eastern Slovenia is a and adorned with history, just waiting to be discovered. So, are you ready to go and explore it?

 ADRIATIC COAST & SLOVENIAN ISTRIA

14. ADRIATIC COAST & SLOVENIAN ISTRIA

ADRIATIC COAST & SLOVENIAN ISTRIA

Through a unique expedition in the heart of the underground world of Postojna and its famous karst cave, the Adriatic coast and Slovenian Istria offer you an atypical journey, far from the beaten tracks of the country, giving you the opportunity to discover a Slovenia full of charm. First, an unforgettable hike along Piran, Slovenia’s “most beautiful seaside village”, where architectural gems and the blue riffs of the Adriatic are mixed in one picture. Then, only a few kilometres away, the town of Portorož invites you to explore its streets and join its nightlife. After that, between two expeditions in the Vipava Valley, this region will invite you to explore its depths for a second time, in the Škocjan Caves, listed in UNESCO’s list of natural and cultural world heritage sites. Finally, a visit to the town of Izola will perfect your holidays in Slovenia with a hearty meal in a mix of Venetian specialities and regional gastronomy. A real gem thanks to its geography allowing it to mix local and Venetian cultures. Travelling in Slovene Istria means exploring a Slovenia that differs in its activities from the usual attractions that the country has to offer, so, ready to set off to discover it?

 LJUBLJANA & CENTRAL SLOVENIA

15. LJUBLJANA & CENTRAL SLOVENIA

LJUBLJANA & CENTRAL SLOVENIA

In the heart of Europe, combining gastronomy and architecture in a mix of Slav and Mediterranean influences, Central Slovenia is a real cultural gem with a rich and eventful history. The town of Novo Mesto, or rather "the town of situlas", is prized by many history lovers for its many architectural wonders as well as its numerous medieval relics, the situlas, making it a world-renowned archaeological gem. Near the municipality, Otočec Castle also participates in the gigantic historical dimension of the territory. Overlooking an island in the middle of the Krka River, the fort represents much of the region's medieval heritage. This is probably why a lot of tourism sites consider it as a must-see when visiting the country. The city of Ljubljana, for its part, stands out from any form of "déjà vu" by giving Central Slovenia a touch of originality. Marrying perfectly the nickname of "green lung of Europe" given to the country, the municipality reveals within its territory many parks and natural areas, making it one of the most unusual capitals in the world. All these features make Central Slovenia an attractive place for many travellers looking for an immersive stay or a change of scenery. Will it suit you too?

 JULIAN ALPS

16. JULIAN ALPS

JULIAN ALPS

Stretching across innumerable mountainous reliefs and immense green spaces, the territorial boundaries of the Julian Alps reveal one of the most attractive regions in Central Europe. The region is home to many natural areas for which it is famous, such as the Triglav National Park with its magnificent rocky peaks, and is a veritable concentration of vegetation offering a wide range of unusual places. Lake Bohinj is a perfect example. As authentic as it is breathtaking, this vast blue surface is undoubtedly one of the "wildest" places in the country, making it one of the must-see places in Central Slovenia. And yet, some other places like Lake Bled and its postcard-like landscapes or the Soča valley and its numerous water activities could also be considered like the wildest places in Slovenia. Amazing, isn’t it?
And we didn’t even mention the glacial valley of Logarska Dolina or the mountain pasture of Velika Planina that would give a “refreshing” taste to your holiday. Whether you need a change of scenery of an exceptional experience, the Julian Alps will certainly fulfil your desires for new horizons. So why don’t you treat yourself?

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