5 Reasons Why History Lovers Will Adore Every Second Spent In Croatia

By Jenny Wilson published on 16 March 2018

With cobbled streets to stroll, ancient architecture to admire, and centuries of history and culture to absorb, here are a few reasons why a Croatian yacht getaway is ideal for every history lover.

Delve into Croatia's past - Take historic trails and see interesting sights

Fortica Fortress in Hvar Town

You won’t want to miss visiting this medieval castle set upon an ancient Illyrian settlement. In addition to the exceptional views over the town below and the ocean beyond (especially at sunset) you’ll find an interesting collection of ancient amphorae inside, as well as the opportunity to see the architectural additions that have been made to the original 6th-century Byzantine citadel.

Korcula Old Town

As well as being one of the world’s finest medieval walled cities, Korcula also has an interesting connection to Marco Polo. Lively and unspoilt, allow Korcula’s cobbled streets and winding alleys to transport you back in time, allowing you to really experience the heritage and culture of this very special part of the world.

Mljet’s Benedictine Monastery

Originally built in the middle of the 12th century, Mljet’s Benedictine monastery has been rebuilt several times over the centuries, resulting in a unique structure that carries with it architectural flourishes of many different time periods. Intriguing and atmospheric, there’s lots to uncover here in exceptionally stunning surroundings.

You Must Walk Dubrovnik’s City Walls on your Yacht Getaway

No trip to Croatia is complete without experiencing at least a portion of Dubrovnik’s incredible ancient city walls. Not only are they an incredible feat of architecture, they also afford visitors an array of ever-changing views over the old town and sparkling seas beyond, and are the most atmospheric way to travel to a number of important historical locations around the city including the Rector’s Palace.


Enfolded within medieval walls, beautiful Trogir is nestled on a tiny island linked by bridge to the mainland and a neighbouring island. Here you will be able to explore St Lawrence’s Cathedral, Grand Cipiko Palace, and Kamerlengo Castle, as well as a variety of museums and galleries housing sacred art and magnificent artefacts.

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