Old Town of Dubrovnik
Road distance from Hotel Medena: 255 km – oko tri sata vožnje
Air distance from Hotel Medena: 180 km
UNESCO – “Pearl of the Adriatic” became an important force of the Mediterranean after the 13th century. This late-medieval planned town on the southern part of the Croatian coast of the eastern Adriatic, with its historical core located at the foot of Mount Srđ, has preserved for centuries the character of a unique urban entity defined by city walls, which has a significant place in the history of construction. Although heavily destroyed by the earthquake in 1667., Dubrovnik managed to preserve its Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque churches, monasteries, palaces and fountains.
City of Split
Road distance – 15 km – about half an hour drive
UNESCO – Diocletian’s Palace and Medieval Split
The Emperor’s Palace is one of the most significant works of late antique architecture not only for the preservation of some original parts and units but also for a series of original architectural forms announcing new early Christian, Byzantine and early medieval art. The cathedral was built in the Middle Ages by using antique mausoleum materials. Romanesque churches from the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, medieval forts, and the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque palaces are located within the Roman walls thus forming a harmonious whole.
City of Trogir
Road distance: 1.5 km – about 5 minutes drive
UNESCO – Historic City of Trogir
Trogir is a remarkable example of urban continuity. The orthogonal plan of this island settlement originates from the Hellenistic era that consecutive rulers continued to decorate with various exquisite public and residential buildings and fortresses. Its beautiful Romanesque churches are complemented by exquisite Renaissance and Baroque buildings. The most important building is the Trogir cathedral with the portal of the western gate, the masterpiece of the master Radovan with the most important example of Romanesque-Gothic art in Croatia.
City of Šibenik
Road distance: 44 km, about 45 minutes
UNESCO – Cathedral of Sv. Jacob in Šibenik
Cathedral Sv. Jacob, which was built between 1431. and 1535., witnessed important exchanges in the field of monumental art between northern Italy, Dalmatia and Tuscany in the 15th and 16th centuries. Three architects – Francesco di Giacomo, Juraj Dalmatinac and Nikola Firentinac – developed a completely stone-built structure using the unique technique for the cathedral dome.
Road distance: 227 km, about 3 hours drive
UNESCO – National Park Plitvice Lakes
Plitvice thanks its beauty and the unbeatable attractiveness of sedge and seductive herbs. By creating a sedge and rebuilt the river basin, it was created a string of 16 Plitvice Lakes which represents a magnificent architectural phenomenon of nature surrounded by dense forests inhabited by bears, wolves and many other rare animal and plant species.
City of Zadar
Road distance: 130 km, about hour and a half drive
Zadar is an ancient city, built at the heart of the Croatian Adriatic, full of historical and cultural sights. Three thousand years old, the city of old, tumultuous and dynamic history. Today, the city of Zadar is a preserved monument of different historical times and cultures.