Holiday in Croatia
Visit the 15th century Rector’s Palace, the one-time residence of the chief citizen who was elected for a month’s post, and to the Franciscan Monastery, famous for its pharmacy dating back to 1317, providing an example of how sophisticated this independent republic was in its heyday.
Discover Split’s historic centre, which is located within the walls of Diocletian’s Palace. As its name suggests, the Roman Emperor Diocletian, who was born in Dalmatia, built the Palace in the 3rd century AD and is a combination of an Imperial Villa and Roman stronghold. Through the centuries and under various rulers, including the Byzantine, Venetians and Austro-Hungarians, a city flowered within its grounds.
Zagreb Plitvice Lakes, Zadar
Travel to one of the treasures of the Balkan Peninsula and visit the Plitvice Lakes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The National Park consists of an extraordinary complex of sixteen emerald-green lakes and pools, which, fed by the Korana River and other smaller streams, allow the waters to flow from one lake to the next forming a spectacular display of waterfalls and cascades. The surrounding mountains and forests are also home to bears, rare birds and other wildlife.