Experience Croatia with Silvia
Croatia is an ocean paradise with 1,200 islands and 4,000 kilometers combined coastline, located east of Italy across the Adriatic Sea, plus more!
Snorkeling, diving, sailing and of course swimming – at a different natural beach every day of the week – the turquoise clear water is beckoning with consistent beauty wherever you are along the coast. Beaches, islands and ocean are clean and the scenery interspersed with quaint historic villages.
Because of its crossroad position between East and West, Central Europe and the southern tip of the Mediterranean, Croatia developed a rich culture over centuries. Remnants of earlier civilizations – Ottoman, Greek, Roman, Bronze Age, right up to Viennese high culture are visible throughout Croatia in architecture, art, music, dance and gastronomy.
Somewhat off the beaten track, the charming old town of Šibenik with its colorful houses & interesting boutiques is grouped around the 15th century Romanesque Cathedral of St. James. Renaissance architecture, decorated with 71 sculpted faces (some of them women!), the magnificent Dome is fashioned after the Florence Cathedral.
Inside, the unusual crypt is beautifully lit by natural light, mysteriously illuminating elegantly chiselled stone angels which smile benevolently upon visitors, putting a hush in the air.
The city of Dubrovnik with its massive, 16th century stone wall (astonishingly never affected by any war), is a stunning, albeit touristy must-see destination.
Be sure to take the cable car up to Mount Srd in the early evening and have your hotel make dinner reservations at the restaurant on the top. The crimson sunset blaze over the azure-blue ocean, followed by the twinkling lights of the city below, clad in colors of midnight blue, is an experience to remember.