Must-See Places In Croatia
Aside from the stunning views of the Adriatic and the spectacular sunsets you’ll see from your yacht on your sailing getaway, here are some of the incredible sights you can look forward to seeing on your Croatian holiday.
Diocletian’s Palace in Split
Constructed right at the beginning of the fourth century AD, this sprawling palace was built by Emperor Diocletian, who was born to a low status family but quickly rose through the military ranks, secured the borders and achieved relative peace and safety for the empire. He was an impressive individual who built an equally impressive palace, and now you’ll find a variety of cafes, bars and shops peppered throughout the winding walkways and waiting to be explored.
Hvar is Every History Lover’s Dream
Between the island’s Gothic palaces, ancient fortress, beautifully designed churches and marvellous marble streets, if you love ancient history and architecture you’ll be spoilt for choice for locations to explore. Surrounded by some of Croatia’s most beautiful beaches, fragrant lavender fields and blossoming vineyards, Hvar is an atmospheric destination that has been capturing hearts for centuries.
Sample Olive Oil at Šolta’s Olive Oil Mill
See first hand how olives are pressed to create some of the world’s most delicious olive oil. Šolta’s olive oil mill produces olive oil that has won several awards, so it’s safe to say they really know what they’re doing. You’ll also have the chance to sample the oil, which we highly recommend!
Visit Dubrovnik’s Medieval Pharmacy on Your Sailing Getaway
The Old Pharmacy in Dubrovnik has stood on the same site for over 700 years, and it’s still the place where locals go to collect their prescriptions. Pop in to marvel at canisters and containers full of poisons and remedies, some of which date back to the 15th century, as well as some horrifying looking implements which are guaranteed to ensure you’ll never bemoan modern medicine again! There are also old prescription books that you can flip though before wandering through the elegant cloisters and out into a garden courtyard to admire the beautiful orange trees.