London to Venice on board Venice-Simplon-Orient-Express
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A true melting pot of cultures & history. A mixture of Dalmatian, Mediterranean and central European influences have converged in this small Adriatic nation and remain ever present to this day.
Blessed with more than a 1000 picturesque island such as Pag, Hvar and Korcula and breath-taking coastline spanning the Adriatic from Central to Southern Europe.
Venturing beyond the coast, head inland to the heart of rural Croatia and discover hidden gems nestled between the verdant landscape and rolling farmlands. Take the chance to indulge in all manner of adventure activities including hiking, abseiling, paragliding and canoeing.
Zagreb – Croatia capital is nestled in the north west of the country and it is marked by the 18th and 19th century Austro -Hungarian architecture. Wander through the upper towns red roofed and cobble stoned glory discovering hidden churches.
By far Croatia most show stopping natural attraction is the UNESCO Plitvice Lakes National Park. This vast expanse of forested hills and turquoise lake must be one of the most scenic places in Europe. Explore the hundred of hidden waterfalls cascading into sparkling pools of tranquillity, this extraordinary haven of natural beauty is well worth adding to your Croatian exploration.
Croatia in recent years famed for its enviable scenery has now begun in recent years to stake a claim on the tourist must visit lists for its cultural attractions too. Each year Croatia plays host to numerous international lauded festival which draw huge crowds from around the world as visitor’s flock to see globally renowned DJ’s making their mark on the music world. One of the most unique musical experience to be found is Dimensions at Fort Punta Christo, a 19th century amphitheatre in Pula. The summer festival in Dubrovnik now in its 69th year is one of Europe’s most import cultural festivals. Solo artists, orchestra’s and ensembles gather from around the world to perform in the Renaissance-Baroque city’s squares, palaces, fortresses and churches.
Between June and September visitors are lured to Croatia not only for the sunshine and smell of sea air but also for the chance to catch a film at one of the numerous open-air cinemas. These rustic venues are in part a legacy from the Yugoslavic communism of ‘brining culture to every village’ but now have an international draw as you can sit back and enjoy a Hollywood blockbuster or one of the many independently showcased screen whilst occasionally glancing up at the sparkling skies.