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You can enjoy the sights and sounds of many great cities and attractive locations when you book cruises to Croatia. This scenic country on the Adriatic coastline combines a mix of Mediterranean and eastern European cultures create an unforgettable experience.
There are many cruises to Croatia to choose from, whether you are looking for a short break exploring the eastern Mediterranean or a longer holiday that travelling further afield, either across Europe or the Middle East.
If you want to see more of this vibrant country, then some of the smaller cruises to Croatia, focused on the Adriatic Sea, will give you the chance to visit more ports that larger cruise ships cannot reach.
Dubrovnik is a gorgeous city with an attractive harbour and the most visited port in Croatia. The city is surrounded by walls which date back to the 12th century, with beautiful architecture and a wealth of interesting sights to explore, including a hosts of landmarks and buildings in the Old Town area. Take a walking tour along the city walls or see the city both by land and by boat from the harbour for some amazing views.
Another popular Croatian city to visit is Split, renowned for its warm climate during summer months, which make it the perfect spot for a relaxing day at the beach. The city also has a number of excellent museums, historic buildings and quaint streets to negotiate with many fascinating places to enjoy, alongside contemporary entertainment and shopping.
Many other ports are only available on dedicated Adriatic cruises, such as the island of Hvar, a mix of a stunning towns and villages with vineyards and natural scenery, offering a range of attractions to enjoy. Another such island is Korcula, believed to be the birthplace of Marco Polo, with a choice of beaches as well as a tranquil Old Town which dates back to the 14th century and contains a mix of historic buildings to explore. There's also the island of Pasman for cruise ships heading to Triluke Bay, which boasts two monasteries for travellers to explore among other sights.
Back on the mainland and you'll find plenty of ports offering an insight into the wonderful blend of cultures that Croatia exhibits. Rovinj is in the north west of the country and home to many older buildings including a cathedral, as well as the chance to see the intricate original entrance to the city, the Balbi Arch. Opatija is another popular city with has a high class ambience in the form of many mansions and parks alongside a spotless promenade, ideal for a relaxing stroll.
For something a little different, you should head to Sibenik which boasts a rare medieval garden, the medieval monastery of St Laurence Garden, which alongside its range of plants also has a cosy cafe. Alternatively, head to Zadar and see the Sea Organ, a series of pipes in the Riva that creates sound using the waves of the ocean to provide a unique experience, as well as the wonderfully-preserved pre-Romanesque St Donats church.
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