Top 3 Unforgettable Croatian Ancient Cities

Top 3 Unforgettable Croatian Ancient Cities Top 3 Unforgettable Croatian Ancient Cities

The common point of Croatian cities, which have hosted different cultures and civilizations for centuries, is their rich historical past. While the cities of Croatia adapt to the changing and developing world, the other hand, it promises to offer a magnificent historical synthesis to its visitors by keeping their ties with their historical past.

Croatia has many historical places all over the country. Even on the islands, the presence of historical structures attracts the attention of the visitors. It is impossible not to be enchanted by the cities that resemble a fairy tale land among natural beauties with their museums, palaces, and churches. While the cities smell of history, a gothic object can appear on the streets at any time. Its magnificent cathedrals give clues about its period, while its palaces are happy to welcome their visitors. In addition, its wide squares from ancient times testify to meetings.

The statues in almost every square bring the heroes of the past to the present. Diocletian’s Palace, whose construction was completed between the 3rd and 4th centuries, was included in the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List in 1979.

The City Where History and Sea Meet: Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik, which is among the important cities of Croatia; is known for its beach, botanical gardens, Lokrum island, city walls, and cathedrals. The city is flooded with visitors every year with its natural wonders and vegetation, as well as its smell of history. While the Franciscan Monastery, built in the 13th century, is the first stop for visitors to the Croatian city of Dubrovnik, the Bell Tower, built-in 1444, attracts the attention of visitors with its wooden figures. On the other hand, since the Orlando column is close to the Bell Tower, it is possible to visit both structures on the same day.

Dubrovnik Summer View

In Dubrovnik, which is also known for its palaces, the Rector’s Palace, where Baroque, Gothic, and Renaissance influences are seen, and the Sponza Palace, which has remained intact until today, are among the known palaces of the city. The city is also remembered for its many gates. Among these gates, Pile and Ploce gates shed light on history. Also, the Church of St. Blaise, built-in 1715, is known for its story of being built on an old church. Another important historical building is the Ethnography Museum.

A must-visit port city in Croatia: Split

Croatia The city of Split is the second-largest city in Croatia. It is home to a very significant population with islands such as Brac, Hvar, and Solta island. While the Adriatic Sea in the south of the city attracts a significant number of tourists, there are Alpine mountains in the north.

Built on historical ruins, Split includes the city of Trogir, which was included in the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1997. In addition, it offers its visitors a magnificent journey through history with its historical ruins, Salona Ruins, and 1700-year-old Dieklotianus palace. Besides being one of the important touristic cities of the Mediterranean coast, it manages to maintain its vitality at all hours of the day with its sea, marinas, shopping centers, and cafes. In addition, the port of Split is considered among the important ports on the Adriatic Sea.

Coastal Town and Hillside Hvar - Split

In addition to its historical texture and ports, the Croatian National Theatre, San Domnius Cathedral, and the statue of Bishop Grgura from Nin are also factors in Split’s place among the cities to visit in Croatia. Watching Split from Marjan hill gives different pleasure.

One of the Oldest Cities to See in Croatia: Zadar

Croatia the city of Zadar is one of the oldest cities in Croatia. The city is located on the coast of the Adriatic Sea. While St. Donat Church, San Anastasia Church, Zadar Cathedral, and National Square are located within the city limits, one of the distinctive features of Zadar is that it was registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2017.  City architecture has also been used very interestingly by the seaside, and Organo Marino is one of them. The structure, called the sea organ, transforms the sea waves into music and offers its visitors a feast of natural music. Greetings the sun is also among the places of interest.

Village of Diklo in Zadar Archipelago Aerial View

It is noteworthy that the churches and cathedrals in the city have survived to the present day by preserving their natural appearance. In addition, places such as the bell tower, the illusion museum, the Archeology museum give visitors a clue about the past of the city, while the illusion museum hosts unforgettable experiences. Counting Zadar among the must-see places in Croatia is that besides its natural beauties, the city has succeeded in presenting classical and modern architecture together.

You can determine the most beautiful Croatian cities as stopping points during your yacht charter holiday in the 2022 season and you will have the opportunity to see these special and historical places live. You can contact us for Croatia yacht charters, route plans, and any questions you may have.

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