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Private Tour to Island Brac and Bol in Speed Boat from Split or Trogir
"Pick a day of your holiday to go summer top destination - island Brač and its famous beach Zlatni rat. Island Brač is also famous for its beautiful stone (White house in USA).First stop is in village Milna deep and picturesque village for a coffee break. It has been harboring sailors since the times of emperor Diocletian. That is why is called Sailing paradise.After one hour of relaxing we are heading towards Sea Tunnels’s used in military purposes in the Age of Napoleon. There is three kind of tunnel. You are going to easily enter inside of the biggest tunnel where you can make memorable photos.Your journey continues to the oldest town on the island town Bol. In town Bol you can take time to visit stunnig 15th century Dominican Convent Monastery.After visiting of Bol continue walking to the beach Zlatni rat around 20 minutes.Make sure you remember the image of the beach because next time you see it it will not be the same. Its appearance changes depending on the direction of the wind and waves.After enjoying the most famous beach Zlatni rat it is time to return to Split at 6:00 p.m. and Trogir at 6:30 p.m."""
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Bol and Zlatni Rat Private Yacht Full Day Tour from Split
"The paradise beach Zlatni rat is one of the most beautiful beaches on the Croatian coastline and at the same time the most representative panorama of Bol. It was created by deposits of fine pebbles as sediment around the underwater reef spreading as a small tongue as much as 500 meters into the sea. The very tip of Zlatni rat keeps changing its shape constantly due to the influence of winds waves and sea currents making it appear different and repeatedly interesting. This location is a protected natural area and a favorite spot for surfers and kite-surfers from around the globe. Zlatni rat beach is only 2 km from Bol.""""Enjoy your private perfect beautiful yacht excursion to famous Bol and beautiful Golden Horn or Zlatni Rat beach on Brac island. Your own boat with professional skipper will pick you up anytime you prefer and take you to your tour. You will spend your da swimming
From EUR950.00
 
Brac Island Full Day Tour from Split
"You'll head for the quaint village of Pučišća famous for its stonemasons school. You will be given a short tour of the school. There will be an opportunity to enjoy a coffee at a choice of nearby cafes or to browse a few of the local gift stalls which offer a range of stonecraft.  Travel to Vidova Gora the highest point of all the Croatian islands -you can see the famous Zlatni rat beach and the central Dalmatian islands of Hvar Korčula Vis and the Pelješac peninsula. Finally travel to Bol
From EUR99.00

Venetian Streets, Houses, and Architecture Tips (9)

The Town

Embracing the small port, the town seems to have not suffered the convulsions noticed in most of Croatian places.

The dominating architecture is clearly venetian style, and history is not mixed and shuffled as in other towns.

It gives a sensation of calm and tranquility, and, maybe, that's the point that makes people appreciate so much the holidays there, as my kids did.

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solopes
Jan 04, 2015

Shades of Venice

Venetian influence and control over Hvar began in 1147 and continued on and off for the next 650 years. Is it any wonder Hvar Grad, the island's most important town is full of wonderful examples of Venetian-influenced buildings and architectural details, both simple and grand?

From the winged lions of St Mark - the symbol of La Serenissima herself - seen on the facades of buildings and fountains to delicate traceries on windows and balconies all around the city, the touch of Venetian influence can be seen. The huge Arsenal that fronts the quayside was built to service the Venetian fleet of war ships, its massive arched doorway big enough for the galleys to sail right inside.

Climb the steps behind the clock tower (the only part of the original Venetian governor's palace still standing) to see a ghost of Venice, not a ruin but the house of a Renaissance poet, Petar Hektorovic, left unfinished on his death in 1572 and considered the best of all the Venetian-styled buildings in the city

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TheWanderingCamel
Sep 13, 2007

Beautiful Architecture in Beautiful Weather

The evidence of Dalmatia's prominence during Venice's trading heyday seven centuries ago is apparent in the dominance of old Venetian architecture throughout Hvar town. The bright sun reflecting off the whitewashed limestone structures surrounded by emerald and turquoise waters is a feast for the eyes, but make sure to wear some sunglasses so your eyes don't get overstuffed.

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sieffron
Apr 22, 2005

Discovering Hvar town

On discovering Hvar town, you will notice these fascinating narrow cobblestoned little pathways. They are quite a lot of fun to explore and move between the houses, but when it is wet ensure that you wear decent shoes as it is extremly slippery.

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mvtouring
Apr 07, 2004
 
 
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Venetian influence on Hvar

From the 13th to 17th centuries, Hvar experienced considerable prosperity. During this time, it became an important communications and shipping location for Venice.

In the 1500s, Venice built a fort at the top of the hill overlooking the town to protect Hvar against marauding Turks.

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karenincalifornia
Jan 30, 2004

Alleys in Hvar

Definitely explore the narrow alleys, staircases, and streets of Hvar. My favorite part to explore (where the piture was taken) was on the hill right of the harbor (if looking toward the castle). Get a warm chocolate pastry and have lean against a step and just soak in the atmosphere...

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xristos83
Aug 14, 2003

HOUSES

Some of the houses in the town of Hvar. The thing I found funny about the buildings here were that so many of them were unfinished yet people were living in them. A lot of them didn't have proper roofs etc - it had something to do with tax I believe..

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hevbell
Aug 03, 2003

Charming Alleyways

The alleys of Hvar Town are full of little details that legitimize walking around as an activity, and something that should be partaken in if you visit Hvar..

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sieffron
Dec 12, 2004
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"Hvar"
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KristaB

"Island full of hidden gems"
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"Hvar - holiday h'ven"
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"Hvar, Croatia"
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"The Island of Hvar"
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Narrow streets

We found these narrow streets both in Starigrad and Hvar town. They are really wonderfull and I am amazed at the fact that sometimes they even park a car here.

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Apr 07, 2004

Things to Do Near Hvar

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Franciscan Monastery

The collection of the monastery of Our Lady of Grace has manuscripts, paintings and sculptures (including a work by Ivan Mestrovic, the most famous Croatian sculptor). On the yard stands the famous...
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Adventure Dalmatia

We did the Canyoning Cetina River tour with Adventure Dalmatia from Split. We actually booked the tour through Portal Tours, but the tour itself was through Adventure Dalmatia. We got picked up in...
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Diocletian's Palace

Diocletian was a late Roman emperor, the only one who voluntarily abdicated his throne. After stepping down, he came to what is now Split to build the palace for his retirement. The city of Split...
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Grgur Ninski Statue

I knew (the guide said) that the highlight in this place was the door, announced as the most beautiful, but... darkness didn't help. At least, the statue of the bishop Ninsky made by Mestrovic (I...
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