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Croatia in pictures - Dubrovnik and its region
In brief +
If you happen to visit Istria, a peninsula that is shared between Croatia, Slovenia, and Italy, you should also visit further inland. You will find beautiful hidden villages and the food is excellent here. You can find accommodation in farms, in the heart of nature. A good way to explore the country is the traditional Ca´que cruise, a small wooden vessel with bunk beds that sails down the coasts and to the islands. Here you'll be able to stroll around the villages at leisure and swim in beautiful creeks. If you practice nudism, don't hesitate! You'll make friends here as nearly a third of the camping tourists are nudists in this area. There are also special Ca´ques reserved for nudists.
What you should know: most of the hotels in Croatia were built during the 60-70's, a blossoming period for tourism in ex-Yugoslavia. The architecture is therefore very often huge and with 1970's decoration that is not always tasteful. However, there is nothing to fault in relation to comfort. Most establishments, which were used by refugees during the civil war (1992-1995), have been renovated. However, be tolerant with concerns to eating in restaurants, as it is often all identical and quite repetitive: fish with olive oil or fried, pork and smoked ham (delicious Prsut), beef, served with potatoes and chard.
Croatian beaches are generally pebble beaches, and those that are sandy are not very pleasant, however the waters are turquoise and transparent keeping the holiday dream alive!
With its sea, mountains, small villages and nature parks, Croatia is not a country lacking in charm. For a few years now it has been a trendy destination and attracts two types of clientele: on the one hand you have tourists seduced by the patrimonial and architectural culture found in its towns and ...
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