Tivat is the newest and smallest municipality in the Bay of Kotor. It did not begin to grow and develop as an urban centre until the end of the nineteenth century. Altogether it covers about 46 km2 and has a population of about 13.000. The size and youth of this
beautiful town in no way reduce its importance. The main airport for the Montenegrin coast is situated within its territory. A place where every year tens of thousands of tourists from all over the world have their first encounter with Montenegro.
Wedged between brooding mountains and a moody corner of the bay, the achingly atmospheric Kotor is perfectly at one with its setting. Hemmed in by staunch walls snaking improbably up the surrounding slopes, the town is a medieval maze of museums, churches, cafe-strewn squares and Venetian palaces and pillories. It’s a dramatic and delightful place where the past coexists with the present; its cobblestones ring with the sound of children racing to school in centuries-old buildings, lines of laundry flutter from wrought-iron balconies, and hundreds of cats – the descendants of seafaring felines – loll in marble laneways. Come nightfall, Kotor’s spectacularly lit-up walls glow as serenely as a halo; behind the bulwarks, the streets buzz with bars, live music – from soul to serenades – and castle-top clubbing.
A larger part of the monuments of history and culture belong to the fine but modest Renaissance architecture with some traces of theGothic style: the Rector’s palace, fortifications, city walls round the city, squares, St. Nicholas’ church, the church dedicated to Our Lady of Cavtat and the Franciscan monastery.
Cavtat is a unique town on the Adriatic, an old city situated on the hilly part of the wooded peninsula Rat. There are new settlements along the coast, and the whole of Cavtat is overgrown by Mediterranean vegetation, with the ever green pine and cypress trees. The special charm of this old city are the buildings that have remained from the time of the old Dubrovnik Republic. This city was also built according to the regulation plans prescribed by the Republic, and the result was the present-day look of the old part of Cavtat.
The Elaphite islands, On the western side of Dubrovnik, in its immediate surroundings there is the finest Dubrovnik archipelago called Elaphite (in Greek meaning the Deer Islands), closely bound to Dubrovnik and its entire past. The islands are very beautiful, and they seem to be constant guardians of the sea and coast; they have always been the home of the brave captains and sailors of the Dubrovnik Republic and the present Dubrovnik.
The islands are called Kolocep, Lopud, Sipan, Jakljan and Olip.
Sipan islandThe largest of the Elaphiteislands in the archipelago, with quiet bays, beaches, green cypress groves, lemonand orange trees, numerous old buildings, small churches, summer residences of the noblemen and common citizens spread all over the grove-covered hills, with a long history full of stories and legends, it is one of the jewels of the Dubrovnik area.
It is a green island with 100-year-old pine groves, carol-trees, olive groves, with gardens full of orange and lemon tress, fine beaches, all of the island a large park. It is one of the favourite excursion spots of the citizens of Dubrovnik.
Croatia An island characterized by flourishing Mediterranean, subtropic vegetation marvellous parks and beaches, gardens with orange and lemon trees; it is one of the best developed touristic islands in the Dubrovnik area.
A small island, covered with forests, in the immediate surroundings of Sipan. There is a rest-home with a camp and a restaurant there.
Mljet is the first larger island one come upon while sailing the Croatian Adriatic from the direction from south to north. It is Croatia’s greenest island with its Mediterranean vegetation, clear and clean sea, gentle sandy shoreline and a wealth of underwater sea life. The island is conisdered to be one of the most beautiful of the Croatian islands too.
Mljet is well known for its white and red wine, olives and goat’s cheese. Mljet is indeeds unspoilt island that is covered by a dense Mediterranean forest. Mljet is also well known for it’s two salted lakes – Veliko and Malo Jezero that are located at the north
end of the island. On small island in the middle of Veliko Jezero lake, there is old Benedictine monastery. Beside beach Saplunara (on the south of the island) , Veliko and Malo Jezero are favorite swimming spots for locals and visitors alike. North- west
part of the island of Mljet is also one of Croatian National Parks, and is therefore, one of the favorite destinations for travellers.
Korcula Town, on the island’s north-east corner, has been dubbed Little Dubrovnik as its Medieval city walls and terracotta-roofed buildings are a carbon copy of the so-called ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’. But Korcula refuses to hang on Dubrovnik’s coattails.
It lines up major sights like the Marco Polo museum and St Mark’s cathedral. And it scores big when it comes to artisanal shops and family-run seafood restaurants spread across its tangle of narrow marble alleyways.
Vis is divided between two beautiful small towns at the foot of two large bays: Vis Town, in the northeast; and Komiža, in the southwest. There is friendly rivalry between the two – Vis Town is historically associated with the upper-class nobility while Komiža is proud of its working-class fishing heritage and pirate tales. The rugged coast around the island is dotted with gorgeous coves, caves and a couple of sand beaches. The island’s remnants of antiquity, displayed in the Archaeological Museum and elsewhere around Vis Town, offer a fascinating insight into the complex character of this tiny island, which has become a destination for in-the-know travellers.
Hvar, It is situated in picturesque nature, facing the southern, side of the world that has given it all Mediterranean attraction and cheerfulness; facing sea, that gave it splendid and repeatable history, Hvar is an inexhaustible treasury of the scenery, atmosphere and adventure. Its name derives from the Greek name for island and town, that stood where today Stari Grad (Hvar became an island’s centre in 13th century) stands – PHAROS. Hvar gained glory and power during middle ages being an important port within the Venetian, naval empire. Today, it is centre of island’s tourism and one of the favourite destinations in Dalmatian riviera – a town of smiling and courteous people, who are almost only dedicated to tourism.
Best restaurants: Hanibal, Macondo
Beaches: Zdrilca 43 09,65N-016 25,04E
Tour guide for the City is highly recomended.
Night life:Carpe Diem
Stari Grad (Pharos) is the oldest town in Croatia. The same year – 384 b.c. when greek philoshoper Aristotel was born in Trakia, the greeks from the island of Paros in Agean sea have settled the town on the island of Hvar, and named it Pharos. Stari Grad (eng.
“old town”) is historical heart of theisland of Hvar. The town is situated in a landscape where the blue of the deep bay touches the green of the wide an famous field of Pharos, with vineyards and olive-groves. The fields used to provide sustenance and the
bay provided protection. Today, both the fields and the bay add an attractive quality to the island, in which the modern vacation sights have become intertwined with the antiquities of the town and of the island.
The city of a unique political and cultural history (the Dubrovnik Republic, the Statute from 1272), of world-famous cultural heritage and beauty (inscribed on the List of World Heritage Sites by UNESCO) – is one of the most attractive and famous cities
of the Mediterranean. Apart from its outstanding natural beauties and well-preserved cultural and historical heritage, Dubrovnik also offers high-quality visitor opportunities.
There are many beautiful places all over the world. The inhabitants of Dubrovnik believe that theirs is the most beautiful one. Nature has been merciful and has showered it with many beauties usually celebrated in poetry. The warm southern climate, the clear blue sky, the clear turquoisegreen and dark blue depths of the sea along the rocky coast abounding in numerous gulfs and bays, sandy beaches and steep cliffs covered with rich Mediterranean and subtropical flora. Its unsurpassed beauty, rapturous and
enchanting, a beauty nowhere to be found but in Dubrovnik.