A War Walk in Dubrovnik: A Scarred Beauty

white fortress on cliff overlooking sea in dubrovnik

Dubrovnik wears her scars with dignity. This extravagantly gorgeous Croatian city of light and stone, perched beside the sapphire waters of the Adriatic, is instantly beguiling. But look closer and its beautifully restored medieval streets tell a more sombre story. We met Milka – “just call me ‘chocolate’” – by the Onofrio fountain in Dubrovnik’s old […]

Off the Beaten Path in Split, Croatia

getting off the beaten track in split croatia sailing in the harbour

Split is not exactly a hidden gem. This lively university city is also a magnet for those on a gap year, seen hauling their backpacks along its harbourfront. Ferry boats lining its quayside bear testament to its popularity as a jumping-off point for island-hopping around the Croatian coast. Split is also a popular port of […]

Exploring Diocletian’s Palace in Split, Croatia: An Ancient Wonder

statue and houses in piazza in split old town seen when exploring diocletian's palace

Take a trip back to the Roman Empire by exploring Diocletian’s Palace in Split The ‘Roman Gladiators’ were an early clue to Split’s historical heritage. Clad in scarlet tunics, and grinning broadly as they swung their swords, they challenged tourists to a duel. A few accepted the challenge in exchange for a few Croatian Kuna, […]

Should You Visit Santorini on a Cruise?

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Its legendary beauty notwithstanding, should you visit Santorini on a cruise? Welcome to the poster child of Greece and the face that launched a thousand screen savers. Santorini, the southernmost island in the Cyclades, is one of the most photographed places on the planet. Santorini owes its striking appearance to a dramatic geological event. Once […]