Explore Our Favorite Five Ports in Croatia

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The popularity of the Adriatic Coast of Croatia is rising quickly. Every year, more and more guests enjoy this beautiful region’s beaches, scenic national parks, and Medieval cities. The charm and beauty of each destination are sure to make this coastal nation an instant favorite.  Follow along as we take you to our five favorite ports in Croatia.

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Many fans of the popular series Game of Thrones on HBO are already familiar with the Medieval skyline of Dubrovnik as the setting of King’s Landing. Although touring popular sites from the show is one of the most popular excursions available, the substantial history of this rising cruise port goes way beyond fictional politics and dragons.

Dubrovnik is a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its centuries-old cobblestone streets, town squares, and red-tiled rooftops. While visiting, guests can enjoy a cable car ride to the top of Mt. Srd or walk along the ancient city walls. 

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The Cathedral of Sveti Jakov is the most popular attraction in old Sibenik.  This is an excellent destination to enjoy the scenic Krka National Park, which is a short distance away. Shopping and dining are also popular activities along the winding alleys and squares. This region is known for seafood and is an excellent opportunity to savor the region’s wine selection.

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This Croatian port is home to the UNESCO World-Heritage Site of Diocletian’s Palace, a fourth-century Roman Imperial Palace. Wander the water’s edge at the Riva, a white marble-esque promenade at the waterfront. 

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Modernity and antiquity coexist in the port of Zadar. Explore modern architectural marvels among the ancient cobblestone streets of this photogenic city. Escape to the nearby national parks of Krka and Plitvice and marvel at the region’s natural beauty.  Zadar is known for distilling traditional Marishino liquor, making an excellent nightcap and an even better souvenir. 

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The birthplace of Croatian coastal tourism, this picturesque city has stood in for Nice, France, in popular Hollywood productions. Tour the city’s gorgeous waterfront promenade, enjoy manicured parks and gurgling fountains or visit local monuments.  Two of the best photo opportunities are the Girl with a Seagull Statue and the panoramic views from the tower at the summit of Mount Učka.

There are many ways to experience the sites and cities of Croatia. The nation has become a popular destination in the Eastern Mediterranean. From the relaxed luxury of Celebrity Cruises to the destination-intensive itineraries of Azamara or the ultra-luxe offerings of Scenic and Regent Seven Seas, you can explore Croatia on your terms. Call our expert travel agents, and Luxury Cruise Connections will help you plan the best way to see it all. 

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