Croatia follows the Balkan countries and has been one of the best tourist destinations in Europe since the war of independence, in the late 1990s, and is famous for its warm and turquoise waters, as well as parks, caves. , bays and medieval buildings. So summer vacation activities in Croatia are not limited to relaxing on the beach and diving in its waters, but there is a wonderful group of islands rich in tourist attractions. In this context, “Madam” made a tour of three islands.
Tourist points on the island of Krk
Krk, the largest island in the Adriatic Sea and the closest to Western Europe, connects to the mainland with a bridge and is very crowded, as tourists come to explore its ancient villages, a thousand years old, for picnic. as well as swimming in secluded coves and relaxing on famous beaches.
The northern part of the island is almost dry, while the southern tip has soft bays. Inland, rocky hills and fertile fields, famous for their grape growing, are abundant.
The island’s central town of Krk is known for its 2000-year-old walls and historic buildings, including the 13th-century Frankobane Castle, the Koselgon Monastery Museum and the 16th-century Town Hall. When you visit, the tourist councils call you to go near the port to see the bridge “Krk” and the town “Baska”, where the Church of St. John the Baptist from the eleventh century and the Church of St. Lucy are located. , where a tablet with the oldest example of the written Croatian language was found.
Other attractions on the island of Krk include: Besirogka Cave in the rocky town of Umslag and the “Old Town” with its many galleries and independent art shops. It is worth mentioning that in the old city of Karak appear objects preserved from the Illyrian, Roman, Byzantine and Venetian heritage …
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Braci is the third largest island in the Adriatic Sea
Brac, the third largest island in the Adriatic and the largest in Dalmatia, is known for its sleepy fishing villages and offers tourists hiking trails, fresh seafood and the famous Zlatni Rat beach. The latter is paved with white pebbles in the area of ”Pol” and is listed in the list of most beautiful beaches in Croatia in particular, and even in Europe. It is worth noting that this waterfront is a peninsula that is constantly changing due to tides. The peninsula attracts windsurfing and banana enthusiasts, and is ideal for adventurers.
Also in Brac, Vidova Gora, the highest peak in the Adriatic Sea, overlooks the famous beach, the coast and even part of Italy on a clear day.
Brac’s other highlights include: Dragon Cave in Poole. Access to the “cave” lasts all morning hours and allows viewing of dragon carvings dating back to the fifteenth century, according to some estimates. There is also the marina worth visiting, as well as the cemetery in Supetar, the colorful fishing village called “Sumartin” and the historic village “Scrib” where the “Brac Museum” is located. The latter was opened in 2014, in a restored building where an oil factory is located.
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Korcula is a natural place steeped in history
Korcula, the birthplace of the famous traveler and merchant Marco Polo, is a 30 mile long island off the Adriatic coast of Croatia. It is easy to reach Korcula, with every ferry originating from major Croatian cities like Split and Dubrovnik, to see a beautiful natural place steeped in history.
Korcula consists of attractive forests, vineyards, olive groves and villages, such as the Plateau, known for its Baroque churches … In Korcula there are shops, restaurants and hotels, as well as sandy beaches (especially in Lambarda) and monumente. The rest of the Greek and Roman settlements.
The main town of “Korokla” on the island, is of a historical nature, surrounded by walls and incubation buildings built in the Venetian Renaissance, colorful markets and many tourist facilities.
Korcula is unique in its traditions and rituals, especially the Kumpanija folk dance, the sword dance accompanied by the drum. One of the famous cultural events organized on the island is the “Marco Polo Festival”, which celebrates “pop” music.
On the other hand, Korcula dishes are delicious, especially those prepared with fresh lamb or grilled seafood in olive oil and cooked with parsley. In addition, there are a variety of international restaurants spread throughout the island.
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