LIGHTS & COLORS OF CROATIA -

CROATIAN NATIONAL HERITAGE UNDER UNESCO's PROTECTION


With a nickname "The land of a thousand islands" Croatia is also a country with a rich cultural heritage museums, art galleries, churches and sites on the list of UNESCO. Croatia is a country where a plain walk can turn into a magical journey through the glorious thousand-year history.

Day 1: France / Zagreb surroundings
Departure for Zagreb.

Day 2: Zagreb / Varaždin / Zagreb
A visit to Varaždin, whose medieval, Renaissance, Baroque city center is on the list of candidates for UNESCO's protection. During its history it has been presented as one of the centers of Croatian cultural scene. In the 18th century it was the Croatian capital for a period of 20 years. We leave for the Castle Veliki Tabor, a complex of housing units, military defense and agricultural export, also a candidate for UNESCO's protection. Most of the construction of the defensive part of the fortress is made in Renaissance style, dating from the 16th to the 18th century, when there is a slight change to Baroque style. During the day, we discover the cultural heritage from UNESCO's list: traditional production of wooden toys in the Croatian Zagorje, lace in Lepoglava and the art of making gingerbread in northern Croatia.

Day 3. Zagreb/ Poreč / Motovun / Opatija
Departure for Poreč, known for the Euphrasius Basilica from the 6th century, the best preserved monument from the Byzantine period, which is on UNESCO's list. Visit to Motovun, charming medieval town located in the northern part of Istria, where you have a view on the valley of river Mirna, surrounded by vineyards, natural area, also a candidate for UNESCO's list. Schedule of events in Motovun is very rich, and the most important event is the International Film Festival which takes place in late July.

Day 4. Opatija / Plitvice / Zadar
Visit to the national park Plitvice, a protected area on the list of UNESCO. This mountainous area is covered with pine, maple and spruce forest includes 16 lakes connected by waterfalls and streams. The park is a home to more than 150 species of birds and mammals such as wolves and bears. Departure to Zadar. Orientational tour of the city located on a peninsula whose foundations date back to the 9th century b.c. - Candidate for the list of UNESCO. Its urban architecture has not been weakened for centuries, the sea organ (the first in the world) and solar installation Pozdrav suncu are the best proof.

Day 5. Zadar / Šibenik / Trogir / Split
Departure to Šibenik, a town situated on estuary of the river Krka, one of the most beautiful Croatian karst river protected by numerous forts: St. Michael, St. John, St. Nikola and Šubićevac. Visit to the Cathedral of St. Jacob, under UNESCO's protection since 2001, work of art of Gothic and Renaissance art. Departure to Trogir with a stop at the viewpoint above the vineyards of Primošten, also a candidate for UNESCO's protection.

Orientational tour of Trogir, which is under UNESCO's protection since 1997. The plan of the ancient city dates back to the Greek period and has been improved with many transformations during different rules.
At the corner of one of the street is the beautiful cathedral of St. Lawrence. Old churches, palaces, seminaries, houses of Roman and Gothic style give the town a special charm.

Day 6. Split / Dubrovnik
Tour of the city and its gem, Diocletian's Palace, which is on the list of UNESCO. Emperor Diocletian had it built at the end of the 3rd century, and today it represents the city center. At the center of the palace is the Cathedral, the oldest in the world, former mausoleum of Emperor Diocletian.

The historic center of the city offers a wonderful journey through history: antique decorations,, medieval town surrounded by Gothic and Renaissance palaces. Departure towards Dubrovnik with a stop in Ston, a small town that was once a military fortress of "Ragusa" whose walls are an enormous work of medieval architecture. The first 890 meters long walls and the second 5 kilometers long walls close Peljesac straits around the city. Ston is also known for its oysters. The entire area of Ston and Mali Ston, natural area of the bay of Mali Ston, Ston field and Ston oysters are candidates for the World Heritage List of UNESCO.

Day 7. Dubrovnik
This day is reserved for sightseeing of the town on the list of protected cultural heritage by UNESCO. We take a panoramic tour of the city by bus with a stop at the viewpoint where you can admire the beauty of the city, its walls and sourrounding islands. Visit to Franciscan monastery with the oldest pharmacy in Europe, dating from 1317, to Dominican monastery and paintings of great value. Then you pass by the Cathedral of St. Blaise, whose baroque facade reminiscent of the churches in Rome, Town Clock and Roland pole which represents a symbol of independence. Walk to other important places in the city. The programe implies performance of "Klape" - polyphonic singing "a cappella" (without music instruments), also included in UNESCO's World Heritage List.

Day 8. Dubrovnik surroundings / France
Return to France


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