Unspoilt nature and beautifully-preserved harbour towns
Croatia is a surprisingly varied country offering visitors a combination of history and wonderful natural beauty. It has numerous perfectly preserved Roman and medieval monuments, as well as picturesque hamlets, beaches with the clearest water and natural parks with impressive waterfalls and green lakes — in short, all the ingredients for a dream holiday. Choose a Croatia Cruise and you will discover all the intrinsic beauty that this country has to offer, starting with Dubrovnik, the city whose beauty has led to it becoming known as the Pearl of the Adriatic. What is more, its old town center is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site. It is therefore not surprising that Irish writer George Bernard Shaw apparently said, “If you want to see a paradise on earth, come to Dubrovnik.”
No less fascinating is Split, the main town of Dalmatia. In 305 AD this town won the heart of the Roman emperor Diocletian, who decided to build a residence here, where he spent the rest of his life. Diocletian’s Palace is also listed as a UNESCO heritage site.
Those who love breathtaking beaches will adore Zadar, which is renowned for its wonderfully limpid sea.
Croatia also boasts a host of natural parks in which to admire amazing landscapes. These include the Plitvice Lakes Natural Park, situated on the mountain complex of Lička Plješivica. Here, amidst forests, lakes and waterfalls, visitors can enjoy excursions on foot, by bike, by boat, or by tour train.
Book your MSC Mediterranean cruise and enjoy an unforgettable holiday in Croatia.