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Croatia has bounced back from a troubled recent history and it’s now a haven for anyone craving sun and sea. The medieval, walled old town of Dubrovnik is straight out of a fantasy novel, and it’s not alone in its preservation of the past. Towns small and large line the coast and from a distance, many of them could easily be confused with locales from the middle ages while a city like Split goes back even further and sits atop Roman ruins.

The endless coastline meets with sparkling water that houses an island hoppers paradise. The interior is home to travel treasures as well. Cosmopolitan Zagrab is surprising with its diverse influences and then there’s the Plitvice Lakes. They’re stunning enough to get their own gallery. If you can’t get enough Croatia, check out my photos of the Plitvice Lakes.

Oh to be strolling by the Adriatic with an ice cream in hand and the Croatian sun warming me…

Panoramic image of the marina in Dubrovnik, Croatia.

01. Panoramic image of the marina in Dubrovnik, Croatia. (Click for a larger image.)

 

The walls of Dubrovnik overlooking the Adriatic Sea in Croatia.

02. The walls of Dubrovnik overlooking the Adriatic Sea in Croatia.

 

Sunset over the old town of Dubrovnik, Croatia.

03. Sunset over the old town of Dubrovnik, Croatia.

 

Fort Lovrijenac or St. Lawrence Fortress, often called 'Dubrovnik's Gibraltar' stands on a crag over clear, blue waters in Dubrovnik, Croatia.

04. Fort Lovrijenac or St. Lawrence Fortress, often called ‘Dubrovnik’s Gibraltar’ stands on a crag over clear, blue waters in Dubrovnik, Croatia.

 

A panoramic view of the old town of Dubrovnik from the city walls.

05. A panoramic view of the old town of Dubrovnik from the city walls. (Click for a larger image.)

 

 A panorama of the sunset over the islands in the Adriatic sea near Dubrovnik.

06. A panorama of the sunset over the islands in the Adriatic sea near Dubrovnik. (Click for a larger image.)

 

A panoramic view of Dubrovnik's old town and Lokrum island at dusk.

07. A panoramic view of Dubrovnik’s old town and Lokrum island at dusk. (Click for a larger image.)

 

Shuttered windows along Dubrovnik's main street, Stradun.

08. Shuttered windows along Dubrovnik’s main street, Stradun.

 

A panoramic view of Dubrovnik's marina at dusk.

09. A panoramic view of Dubrovnik’s marina at dusk. (Click for a larger image.)

 

A panoramic view of Zagreb Cathedral in Zagreb, the capital of Croatia.

10. A panoramic view of Zagreb Cathedral in Zagreb, the capital of Croatia. (Click for a larger image.)

 

The arcades of Mirogoj Cemetery in Zagreb, Croatia.

11. The arcades of Mirogoj Cemetery in Zagreb, Croatia.

 

St. Mark's Church in the evening in Zagreb.

12. St. Mark’s Church in the evening in Zagreb.

 

Kamenita, a road leading away from St. Mark's Square in Zagreb.

13. Kamenita, a road leading away from St. Mark’s Square in Zagreb.

 

The arcades of Mirogoj Cemetery in Zagreb, Croatia.

14. The arcades of Mirogoj Cemetery in Zagreb, Croatia.

 

A panoramic view of  Zadar Cathedral also known as the St. Anastasia Cathedral. 

15.  A panoramic view of  Zadar Cathedral also known as the St. Anastasia Cathedral. (Click for a larger image.)

 

 A panoramic view of the walls of Dubrovnik at dusk.

16. A panoramic view of the walls of Dubrovnik at dusk. (Click for a larger image.)

 

Boats line the waterside in Trogir, Croatia.

17. Boats line the waterside in Trogir, Croatia.

 

Trogir Cathedral's campanille peers above the buildings lining the boardwalk in Trogir, Croatia.

18. Trogir Cathedral’s campanille peers above the buildings lining the boardwalk in Trogir, Croatia.

 

The ruined Roman colosseum at Solin near Split, Croatia.

19. The ruined Roman colosseum at Solin near Split, Croatia.

 

A medieval alley in the old town of Trogir, Croatia.

20. A medieval alley in the old town of Trogir, Croatia.

 

Cobblestones line the streets of Trogir in Croatia.

21. Cobblestones line the streets of Trogir in Croatia.

 

Stradun and the Franciscan Monastery in Dubrovnik, Croatia.

22. Stradun and the Franciscan Monastery in Dubrovnik, Croatia.

 

Lanterns illuminate archways in Dubrovnik, Croatia.

23. Lanterns illuminate archways in Dubrovnik, Croatia.

 

A view of Zadar from above at dusk.

24. A view of Zadar from above at dusk.

 

Sunbathers relax at the Sea organ in Zadar, a group of pipes that plays abstract music powered by the passing waves of the sea.

25. Sunbathers relax at the Sea organ in Zadar, a group of pipes that plays abstract music powered by the passing waves of the sea.

 

Children play on the ruins near St. Donatus Church in Zadar.

26. Children play on the ruins near St. Donatus Church in Zadar.

 

A boat passes in front of one of Zadar's always impressive sunsets.

27. A boat passes in front of one of Zadar’s always impressive sunsets.

 

St. Donatus Church in the evening in Zadar, Croatia.

28. St. Donatus Church in the evening in Zadar, Croatia.

 

A view of Zadar from the bell tower in St. Donatus Church.

29. A view of Zadar from the bell tower in St. Donatus Church.

 

The Greeting to the Sun, an art installation in Zadar that uses solar power to illuminate part of the boardwalk in the evening.

30. The Greeting to the Sun, an art installation in Zadar that uses solar power to illuminate part of the boardwalk in the evening.

 

The waterfront in Split, Croatia with the Cathedral of St. Domnius in the background.

31. The waterfront in Split, Croatia with the Cathedral of St. Domnius in the background.

 

Two men converse in an alleyway in Diocletian's Palace in Split, Croatia.

32. Two men converse in an alleyway in Diocletian’s Palace in Split, Croatia.

 

 Dancers perform a tango in Diocletian's Palace in Split.

33. Dancers perform a tango in Diocletian’s Palace in Split.

 

Daksa, a small island near Dubrovnik at sunset.

34. Daksa, a small island near Dubrovnik at sunset.

 

A boy eats ice cream on Stradun, the main street of Dubrovnik.

35. A boy eats ice cream on Stradun, the main street of Dubrovnik.

 

Nuns in the cloisters of the Dominican Monastery in Dubrovnik, Croatia.

36. Nuns in the cloisters of the Dominican Monastery in Dubrovnik, Croatia.

 

Monks walk along Stradun, the main street in Dubrovnik's old town.

37. Monks walk along Stradun, the main street in Dubrovnik’s old town.

 

The Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia.

38. A panoramic view of waterfalls plunging over a natural dam of travertine in the Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia. Click here to see more images of the Plitvice Lakes in Croatia.
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