The Adriatic Sea, bordered by Croatia on the left and Italy on the right laps the shores of the coastal towns of Venice, Istria, Dalmatia, Dubrovnik, and Split. These towns are both interesting and beautiful and make for truly amazing holiday destinations. Croatia is a popular destination for British holidaymakers, with no shortage of accommodation to cater for them, but while the country thrives off it’s tourism, it is still significantly uncrowded and noncommercial. Italy has been a popular destination for centuries but with the majority of tourists visiting Rome and Naples at the front of the boot, though Venice certainly gets its fair share of visitors. The towns surrounding the Adriatic sea and renowned for their astonishing ancient architecture and beautiful landscapes, making for breaktaking places to visit.
Accommodation around the Adriatic Sea
Looking for a traditional Venetian or Croatian apartment? Apartments available on the Adriatic Sea range in style just about as much as the area itself. But there are still plenty of traditional - and modern - gems to be found here. There are so many different architecture styles available, from modern apartments and holiday homes designed for the wealthy to the understated little villas with authentic Eastern European charm and ethnic decor. Whether you’re after a sunny apartment with a canal view balcony or a comfortable family villa surrounded by palm trees, Wimdu has a whole variety of apartments to choose from in Adriatic Sea.
- Many historically famous people were born in Venice, including the explorer Marco Polo, composer Antonio Vivaldi and lover Giacomo Casanova.
- The modern day neck-tie, now an essential aspect of corporate office wear for men, was invented in Croatia in the 17th Century.
- In Venice only 3-4 Gondolier Licences are issued each year.
- The waterfront of Croatia’s coast on the Adriatic Sea is also known as Dalmatian Coast.
- In Venice, it is considered absolutely unacceptable to touch the produce when in a market, the vendor must handle it for you.
Areas within the Adriatic
As the body of water that separates the Italian Peninsula, the Adriatic Sea covers a fairly large area, encompassing several coastal towns and great tourist areas. So, which area should you visit and why?
Venice, the romantic water maze, is still Europes top destination for honeymooners, within the ‘top ten’ of most people’s ‘to visit’ list and an undeniable architectural masterpiece. If you’re choosing between areas in the Adriatic sea and have never been before, Venice is probably the obvious choice. In particular, it is a haven for art lovers, with more art works per square kilometer than most of the rest of the world, and a haven also for those appreciative of the traditional trades, such of shoemaking and boat repairs. Venice is busy all year round with tourists though, particularly in the summer months for if you’re looking for a quieter place to stay and perhaps an apartment off the beaten track, then maybe this is not the city for you.
Zadar is a bizarre city on Croatia’s western shores, with some amazing architecture: a mix of Roman and Medieval ruins. This is a part of the Adriatic Sea not so popular with tourists but it is hard to see why. With sweet cobbled streets, some amazing scenes of natural beauty and a good supply of accommodation, Zadar has everything you could want for a romantic break in the Adriatic Sea.
Split is actually the second largest city in Croatia, and considered to be both transport hub and popular tourist destination. It has excellent connections to a number of the islands in the Adriatic Sea and despite being one of the oldest cities, an excellent display of modern architecture. Split is a lively city with lots of places to eat, drink and explore.
Sitting on a peninsular in the Adriatic Sea, Rovinj is a city with a rich historical background and much of its ancient architecture still around today. This is another one of the Adriatic cities which is fairly quiet in terms of tourists, providing much more of an authentic Croatian experience. The city is small enough to be able walk most places from your apartment, but if you’re looking for excitement, you’ve probably come to the wrong place as Rovinj is better known as a place to relax.
Istria is the home to the world famous Croatian festival Outlook Festival. It is also known for its vineyards and diverse cuisine and of course, like many of the other cities in the Adriatic Sea, its Roman architecture. Istria is an unspoiled and largely mountainous area with great opportunity for outdoor exploration, and some might argue, not much else.
Dubrovnik is the largest city in the southern region of Croatia. As one of the most notable tourist destinations in the Mediterranean sea, it is buzzing with life. Here you can explore one of the few intact walled Roman cities, swim in the Adriatic sea, visit a wealth of museums and churches and discover a wealth of bars and restaurants, just a stone’s throw from your holiday home.