Cruise the Croatian Riviera with a glimpse of Croatian history

Cruise the Croatian Riviera with a glimpse of Croatian history

by Jocilyn Shanise Carver
Stripes Europe

The tranquility of the turquoise waves of the Adriatic Sea rhythmically splashing against the hull of the wooden, brightly colored red and brown SV Marija Cabin Cruiser boat. The mouthwatering aroma of grilled chicken on a stick with roasted pork and a side salad followed by your choice of wine, sparkling water or juice. The feeling of energetic vibes and live music will put the Croatia by Boat tour at the top of your list as one of the best one-day vacation getaways for the entire family.  


Pirate's Cave in Croatia's Istrian Forest | Photo by Jocilyn Shanise Carver

While aboard the boat, you will be provided with free Wi-Fi so you can show your friends on social media awesome historical landmarks such as the “Pirate’s Cave,” located in the Istrian forest, which is known as a paradise for hunters. Afterward, you will have the opportunity to do some sightseeing in Rovinj, a popular tourist resort and an active fishing port located on the western coast of the Istrian peninsula. In fact, in April of this year, Rovinj was chosen as the filming location for the upcoming movie “The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard.”


Cathedral of St. Euphemia in Croatia | Photo by Jocilyn Shanise Carver

The most captivating part of the tour is the viewing of the magnificent Cathedral of St. Euphemia. Upon entering the cathedral, the alluring presence of Baroque period paintings and sculptures will have you feeling as though you’re a time traveler who has just stepped into 18th century Europe. All of the artwork was constructed in the Baroque-Venetian style with meticulous detail given to each face, emotion and scenery of every piece of artwork in the cathedral. This makes the experience even more moving.

When this venture into classical Europe is complete, you will be able to unwind with some shopping in the town of Parenzo, the capital of Istria. There, you will mingle with the town’s natives and purchase gorgeous souvenirs as memorable keepsakes that will last a lifetime. Because let’s face it, exploring Croatia and learning about its history and culture is a once in a lifetime experience that shouldn’t be taken for granted!

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