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Croatia : Michelin's recommendations

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Croatia has become one of Europe’s most popular tourist destinations in recent years. The almatian Coastnaturally attracts the greatest number of visitors due to gems like the ancient imperial Roman city of Split, the Renaissance city of Trogir and, above all, Dubrovnik! The pearl of the Adriatic, a World Heritage site, miraculously survived the Serbian bombings in 1992. A walk on its ramparts offers breathtaking views of the sea and pink-tiled roofs.
But the islands are probably what really made the country’s reputation, including Hvar (fashionable with members of the Jet Set from the world over), Brac, Vis and Korcula (where Marco Polo was born). The islands are covered with Venetian palaces and are very popular with people on cruises for their sparkling coves.
A crossroads of civilisations since antiquity, Croatia is a fascinating place combining Slavic and Mediterranean culture. See for yourself in Zagreb, the capital and largest city in the country, and possibly the most poetic too! In the early 20th century passengers on their way to Istanbul on the Orient Express never missed a chance to dine at the Regent Esplanade, the most beautiful luxury hotel in town. Zagreb is a city built on a human scale that is a pleasure to live in with its baroque old town reached on a funicular built in 1890, tramways, gardens, distinctive craftsmen and ski resort.

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Croatia : Must-see towns and regions

  • Dubrovnik

    Built on a rock and encircled by ramparts overlooking the sea, the “pearl of the Adriatic” has forgotten the bombing which took place between 1991 and 1992 and regained its former splendour. The narro...

  • Korcula

    This charming fortified city, built on a promontory, resembles a miniature Dubrovnik. Separated from the mainland by just 1 270m, it protected the island against potential invaders. At its zenith in t...

  • Split

    This town is home to a real gem and a UNESCO World Heritage Site: the palace of Emperor Diocletian. Of Roman origins, its mixture of Venetian and Austrian buildings and trendy bars are a concentration...

  • Trogir

    Perched on an islet, this enchanting medieval city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its narrow paved lanes, lined with high white stone houses and its quaysides and moored boats are full of a charm an...

  • Groznjan

    This perched fortified village is truly delightful. Its architectural unity, lovely ochre stone, lanes of steps, vaulted passageways and little squares lined with trees paint a charming and unspoilt p...

  • Otok Brac

    Brac hides an original and attractive heritage which comprises the sailors' cemetery of Supetar, the port of Milna, the picturesque village of Škrip and the monastery of Blaca. Inland stone quarries, ...

  • Zadar

    This old fortified city is flanked by the sea on three sides. Within its walls are countless treasures and memories of two millenniums of history, from the Roman forum and Baroque treasures to delight...

  • Zagreb

    Although Zagreb can hardly claim to abound in priceless architectural gems, its charm is elsewhere: in the alleys and steps of its upper district, strewn with palaces, and in the historic façades of i...

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