DUBROVNIK,SPLIT & THE JEWELS OF THE DALMATIA COAST GULET CRUISE
Experience the Croatian lifestyle and tradition with an gulet cruise tour! Ruled for 2,000 years by some of the greatest powers of their time: The Romans, Byzantines, Venetians and the Habsburgs amongst others, have all left their mark both architecturally and culturally. There are Roman palaces, amphitheatres, baroque churches, imposing civic buildings and even mosques. Dubrovnik in particular is a delight, almost a living museum, medieval in character with a heavy influence of the baroque period in the numerous churches and where life spills spontaneously onto its pedestrianised marble streets.
The Dalmatian coastline is legendary: one of the most dramatic in Europe, extending for hundreds of miles, where steep limestone cliffs plunge into sapphire-blue waters. Just offshore the mirror-like Adriatic is studded with countless islands, some tiny, some large, some inhabited, some not, but giving scenery almost reminiscent of a series of huge intertwining lakes. The hillsides are clad in a green carpet of lush pine-forests giving that instantly recognisable Mediterranean aroma to the air. Clinging to the coast or nestling in picturesque coves are medieval fishing villages, with tiny shops, refreshingly free from tasteless development, where the alleyways are simply pebbles set into the earth and overhead shutters precariously sway and squeak in the warm, gentle breezes. Life continues much as it has for centuries with the elderly still clad in black, so typical of southern Europe. Whilst this is a unique country, the Croatians appear very much Mediterranean in character: effervescent, friendly and open. Great importance is given to the kitchen offering delicious dishes of the Croatian and Mediterranean cuisine,being heavily influenced by nearby Greece and Italy. Everywhere you find exquisite fish like sea bass, tuna and bream fresh from the sea and cooked in a variety of ways. Excellent meats abound too and fresh colourful Mediterranean vegetables such as peppers, aubergines and courgettes, combined with olive oil, create tasty, healthy menus.
We have a real passion for Croatia and look forward to sharing it with you !
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