Being part of the Mediterranean, the Adriatic Sea inherited all the best: a diverse underwater world, clear water and white sand with small pebbles. If you want to relax in one of the Adriatic resorts, pay attention to tours to Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Here, in the best resorts of the Adriatic Sea, there are cozy home-style villas and luxury hotels. Check out the list of the 15 best hotels on the Adriatic according to The Telegraph, and embark on an adventure!
1. Excelsior Hotel, Dubrovnik
Stunning views of the deep blue Adriatic and the proximity of the Old Town (the main historical and tourist part of Dubrovnik) make the restored Excelsior Hotel one of the best on the coast. Not without reason in 1913 guests with world-famous names were resting here: Francis Coppola, Sir Roger Moore and Queen Elizabeth II herself. Continue reading
The country of Croatia is full of strange sights worthy of attention. From passenger wrecks of Titanic times to traces of brontosaurs. Some of these interesting places are located on land, some under water.
Sunken ship “Baron Gauch”
The story of how the elegant Baron Gauch passenger liner went under water during World War II partially recalls the fate of the Titanic. The ship began its last journey from Kotor, Montenegro, heading to the port of Trieste. The ship was transporting refugees and military personnel. The fate of the vehicle is very tragic and associated with a stupid mistake: while the ship’s captain was sleeping, his deputy was having lunch, an inexperienced intern ignored the warning about the minefield laid down by the Austro-Hungarian troops. Killed 147 people. The liner crashed 40 kilometers from Brijuni Island. This place is popular with divers Pula and Porec. Continue reading
The name of the island of Cyprus itself is shrouded in secrets and legends. Today, history and hedonism are bizarrely intertwined here. Everywhere the typical Mediterranean landscape is blessed with the unfading beauty of antiquity: Crusader fortresses surrounded by high cypresses, Greco-Roman amphitheaters carved into the cliffs, and Byzantine monasteries perched on mountain peaks. In cosmopolitan cities, the elements of antiquity and modernity are harmoniously interwoven. The capital of Cyprus Nicosia is full of attractions:
“Old Nicosia”, i.e. the central part of the city has a radial layout and is surrounded by a ring of impressive stone bastions and massive gates of the Venetian wall (1567-1570).
The gate of Famagusta is one of the architectural masterpieces of the protective ring of old Nicosia. Exhibitions and musical evenings are regularly held in their internal premises (the beautiful restoration of the gates was awarded the “Europa Nostra” international prize). Continue reading
Bulgaria is not only the sea and the sun, it is history and culture, picturesque cities and museums, ancient monasteries and modern architecture.
Sofia. All the sights of the capital are concentrated in the city center. Here is the pointed minaret of the Banya-Bashi mosque, and the Mineral bathhouse with colorful tiles on the walls, the rotunda of Sveti Georgi – part of the church built in the 2nd-3rd centuries, the Church of St. Sophia, which gave the name to the city, and St. Light (Holy Resurrection). On the largest shopping street – Vitosha Boulevard – the Theological Academy, a historical museum that stores objects of the famous Panagyur gold treasure of the 4th and 3rd centuries. BC. (golden bowls painted on mythological subjects). The church of St. Nicholas, built in memory of the fallen Russian soldiers during the Russian-Turkish war, is very beautiful. The golden domes of the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, also erected in memory of the Russian warrior who fell in the battles for the freedom of Bulgaria from the Ottoman yoke, are visible from afar. This is a beautiful cathedral of Sofia. Continue reading
The Balkan Peninsula is one of the most beautiful places on earth. Everyone who ever visited this place noticed that there is no one attractive attraction. Wherever you look, the traveler will find delightful and beautiful, whether it be nature or a monument. Highlands and turbulent historical past will attract the most spoiled tourist. We have selected 6 of the most interesting places on the Balkan Peninsula.
1. Split, Croatia
A town on the Adriatic coast is the perfect combination of natural and artificial beauty. In 305 BC, the Roman emperor Diocletian used this place to restore strength after the bustling Rome. He built a rich palace here, which has become a familiar part of the historic city center. A traveler can walk along the Riva embankment, climb a nearby hill and enjoy the city view or relax on the beach.
2. Lake Bled, Slovenia Continue reading