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Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik is a city in southern Croatia, administrative center of the Dubrovacko-Neretvanska county and one of the historic Croatian tourist destinations. In. 1979. Dubrovnik has been added to UNESCO's World Heritage list. The prosperity of the city of Dubrovnik has always been based on maritime trade. In the Middle Ages, it was the Republic of Dubrovnik - the only city-state on the east coast of the Adriatic rival Venice. With its wealth and skilled diplomacy, the city has achieved a remarkable level of development, especially during the 15th and 16 century. Dubrovnik was one of the centers of development of the Croatian language and literature, home to many notable Croatian poets, playwrights, painters, mathematicians, physicists and other scholars.

River Krka

is a phenomenon, while making its way to the Adriatic sea; it forms many lakes, falls and water currents. Originating from the base of the Dinara Mountains, by the town of Knin; because of the natural beauty and geological characteristics around the Krka River was declared a National park in 1985. The park encompass' and area of 109 km2 and follows along the river Krka about 2 km down river from Knin to Skradin. The most impressive, and visited waterfalls are Skradinski buk and Roški falls.

Roški falls are very accessible and can be visited year round. 650m of river create 12 water falls, with a total height of 27m. On the left side of the river Krka there are mills (used for processing wheat and corn) some of which are still in use today. From Roški falls the river once again turns into an elongated lake named Visovac. There is a little islet in the middle of the lake and it is the name of this islet - Visovac; where the lake got its name from. On the islet there is a church and Franciscan monastery which add secrecy to the lake and islet. The first settlers on the island were Augustinians (nomads) in the 14th century and it was them who built the church and monastery. In the year 1440 Franciscans arrive from Bosnia, who were chased away by the Turkish invasion. They were able to stay there until today, bringing with them their valuable collection of books, art, and even 630 Turkish documents.

Skradinski buk is considered one of the most beautiful cliff water falls in Europe. You can see them with a walk through a Forrest on a wooden path and bridges. The river Krka is rich with various species of fish, 10 of which are endemic. The great number of birds in National park Krka is also considered a haven and one of the most valuable areas in Europe. Swimming is allowed only in authorised zones

Medjugorje

Is one of the most famous Roman Catholic shrines in the world. It became famous because of the apparitions of the Virgin Mary. Since then, this Hercegovinian village, is one of the most visited tourist centers in Bosnia and Hercegovina, which annually revolve around one million Catholics from around the world. The Medjugorje shrine is still contained its original charm, where pilgrims find peace in faith. Center of the Shrine of the Queen of Peace, as the shrine of Medjugorje officially called, is the churc of saint James in the village center.

Thanks to Virgin Mary apparitions, Medjugorje is a simple village has become a gathering place for many people from around the world (in the first 20 years over 20 million), and one of the world's largest religious centers, comparable to Lourdes and Fatima.

 

The Plitvice Lakes National Park

The Plitvice Lakes National Park is a unique special geological and hydrogeological phenomenon. The complex of the Plitvice Lakes was pronounced a national park on 8th of April 1949. It is a heavily forested mountainous area where over 16 larger and smaller lakes of intense crystalline green and blue colours cascade one into another.

The water is supplied endlessly by numerous small rivers and streams, all interconnected with ever-cascading waterfalls. The sheer diversity and breathtaking beauty make this an ideal location for day and weekend trips for groups and individuals. This spacious forested complex of exceptional natural lake and waterfall beauty, the richness of the flora and fauna, the fresh mountain air, the contrasting autumn colours, the forest trekking routes and the wooden bridges and walkways are all a part of the unrepeatable entirety marked by UNESCO as world natural heritage site in 1979, being one of the first in the world to carry the coveted title.

City of Trogir

City of Trogir was founded by Greek colonists from the island of Vis in the III. century BC. In Central Europe Trogir was considered the best preserved Romanesque-Gothic city.

The castle surrounded by walls and towers make up the core Trogir.The most cultural monument is the cathedral, which western portal doors made ​​by master Radovan. Trogir is situated on the coast of the Kastela Gulf, on the island of Ciovo and the mainland, conected with the stone bridge. Trogir delights visitors with its cultural and historical monuments, narrow streets and art collections, with many masterpieces . Trogir is best to visit in the guided tours, out of season and tourist crowds.

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