Croatia – The Land of Thousand Islands and Wonderful Natures
Liubljeva, Vinisce, Croatia
Croatia - Unesco Heritage Destinations
There are lots of beautiful places to discover in Croatia. I and my family have spent more vacations in this amazing land. Our last three weeks vacation was in Juli 2012, where we discovered more about Dalmatian region. Before i will bring you to the nice places we visited, i would like to share to you the list of Croatia's Unesco World Heritage.
National Park Plitvice Lakes
National Park Plitvice Lakes – a string of 16 Plitvice lakes created from the flowing water over limestones, chalk, gypsum depositing plants, transforming natural dams creating the16 lakes, waterfalls and caves, a natural architectural scenery. Animals can also be found in this region.
Plitvice. Land of the Falling Lakes
Plitvice Lakes, Croatia
Early-Christian Euphrasius Basilica Complex in Poreč
Early-Christian Euphrasius Basilica Complex in Poreč – The cathedral is decorated with famous mosaics which was renovated in mid-6th century by Bishop Euphrasius.
Euphrasian Basilica in Porec
St. James Cathedral in Šibenik
St. James Cathedral in Šibenik – also mistakenly known as St. Jakob Cathedral, it is because the Croatian uses the same name James and Jakob. The Cathedral is entirely made of stones, which were brought from the island of Korcula, Susak, Brac, Rab and Krk. The cathedral is a triple-nave basillica with three apses and a dome (32 m high inside) and is also one of the most important architectural Gothic - Rtnaissance monument of the the eastern Adriatic. Built between 1431 and 1535 by local and Italian masters Francesco di Giacomo, Lorenzo Pincino, Pier Paolo Bussato, Andrija Budčić, Grubiš Šlafčić, Bonino da Milano, and Giorgio da Sebenico (Juraj Dalmatinac). Juraj’s work; the collection of 71 sculptures of different people at the head of the apses.
The Cathedral of St James in Šibenik
Historic City of Trogir – Historical Core of Trogir
Historic City of Trogir – Historical Core of Trogir – influence from old Greeks, Venetians, and Romans. Discover the best-preserved Romanesque,Gothic Renaissance and Baroque complex, the orthogonal street plan originating from Hellenic era, Medieval Core surrounded by walls, a preserved castle, tower, dwellings and palaces.
Historic City of Trogir
Diocletian Palace and Medieval Split
Diocletian Palace and Medieval Split - The Emperor’s Palace , is an ancient architectural complex, which served as a retirement home for the Roman Emperor Diocletian, who voluntarily resigned as the only Roman emperor from 305 AD to the Office, together with his co-emperor Maximian, built in the Middle Ages with original architectural forms of the early-Christian, Byzanthene and early medieval art. Diocletian's Palace is now the Croatian port city of Split and was converted to inhabited fortress after Roman times.
Split, CroatiaClick thumbnail to view full-size
Historical Complex of Split with the Palace of Diocletian
Starigrad Plain – an agricultural landscape of vine yards and olive grooves, an ancient layout by the ancient Greek colonists in the 4th century BC and the original form of the plain has remained and preserved with stone walls over 24 centuries.
STARI GRAD PLAIN UNESCO 2008
Old City of Dubronik - The Pearl of The Adriatic
Old City of Dubronik – known to bet he only eastern Adriatic city to rival Venice, Dubrovnik is among the 10 best medieval walled cities in the world. The walls run almost 2 km (1.24 mi) around the city. The walls run from four to six metres thick on the landward side but are much thinner on the seaward side. The system of turrets and towers were intended to protect the vulnerable city. The city boasts of many old buildings, such as the Arboretum Trsteno, the oldest arboretum in the world, dating back to before 1492. Also, the third oldest European pharmacy is located in the city, which dates back to 1317 (and is the only one still in operation today). It is located at Little Brothers monastery in Dubrovnik. The annual Dubrovnik Summer Festival is a 45 day-long cultural event with live plays, concerts, and games. It has been awarded a Gold International Trophy for Quality (2007) by the Editorial Office in collaboration with the Trade Leaders Club.
Old City of Dubrovnik
Unesco World Heritage Destinaions of Croatia
Panora View of The Adriatic Sea, Island, BeachClick thumbnail to view full-size
Vacation in Dalmatian Region near Vinisce, Marina - Croatia
We rented a house direct from the beach. The house was built in the hanging location with a fantastic view of the sea, watching motorboats, sailing boats, passenger ships and cruise ships passing by. From the covered terrace, one has a wide picturesque panoramic scenery of the sea horizont and Adriatic islands.
The house is just two minutes from the beach passing through down the cemented stairway.The little white sandy peeble cove is so beautiful with crystal clear blue water. The water temperature was just perfect to enjoy swimming and snorkling.
Vinisce, CroatiaClick thumbnail to view full-size
Vinisce is a small quiet fishing village in a beautiful long, extended bay with crystal clear sea and untouched nature, 12 km from Trogir.
The town has some beautiful churches. The Sancta Maria Church (St. George) in Orihovica founded by Benedictines in 1272. Around the church is Friedhof.mit ancient grave stones. The St. Anthony of Padua Church, the (Madona del Karmelo) was built in the 18th Century in the village of Vinišća .. In the new parish church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus built by an unknown artist from the 9th century, the St. John's Church is at the sole Ploce was built in 1332, the legend says, at this point the Blessed Ivan of Trogir had saved the sailors from Šibenik after the shipwreck by a miracle of life.
Vinisce has some beautiful bays with rocky and sandy beaches in close vicinity - Voluja, Ričevo Vrelo, Stari Trogir, Sicenica. Vinišće has some grocery stores, restaurants and caffees and a small marina for boaters.
After a short drive you can reach the city of Split, Dalmatia's cultural center. Vinišće is a place that would be best suited especially for family rest-seeking holidaymakers who enjoy undisturbed in their private corner, in private rooms, apartments and rental houses.
The activities offered aside from swimming and sunbathing, surfing, water sports are also fishing and boat trips for island hopping in groups or private small boat rental. For those who want the nightlife and entertainment, i recommend to visit the nearby towns of Trogir, Sibenik, Rogoznica and Split.
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Marina, Crotia 12 km from Trogir
Marina is a small village with 4.595 habitants just 12 km from Trogir. One can feel the combination of the ancient and modern way of living. The village has restaurants direct by the sea and beautiful sandy beaches with shades of olive trees and pine trees.
The village has Yacht, Motorboat port, boat rentals for island hopping.
Marina, Vinisce, Uvala Liubljeva, Croatia
Be writing more about some beautiful places i visited in Croatia.