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Croatia

Despite the publicity, Croatia’s pleasures are more timeless fashion. Over 1778 kilometers of coastline, sparkling sea winds around rocky coves, lapping at pine-fringed beaches. Bustling port of Istria, with fishermen while children dive into the sparkling water. In Dalmatia, cities throb with nightlife amid ancient Roman ruins.

Yachts glide along the coast, the movie stars discreetly arrange to buy one of the islands of Croatia 1185 and no Mediterranean cruise is complete without a stop in Dubrovnik. The interior landscape is so seductive, but less visited. Discover a spa resort in Istria Istarske Toplice. Hike through virgin forests drenched mountain rivers in the west. Plitvice waterfalls that moisturize the face. And then there’s the culture. The country suffered Roman, Venetian, Italian and Austro-Hungarian has a unique identity and slightly schizoid. Find a strong central European flavor baroque architecture of Zagreb, and Italian devotion to the good life is filtered from the coast, permeating Croatian food and style. During holidays and festivals country’s Slavic soul emerges, colorful costumed dancers about to turn traditional folk melodies.

Crusaders maintain a strong attachment to the land and traditions that nurture the dream of independence for so long. Although a wave of speculators and developers wash ashore, there is a genuine commitment to preserving the extraordinary beauty of the coast. If the country can resist the temptation of easy money is a painful test of his character. But so far the signs are promising.

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Malta

Of his influences from North Africa and Arabic (listen carefully to the local language) in the Sicilian-inspired cuisine, Malta is a microcosm of the Mediterranean. Few European countries have concentrated this background architecture, and, yes, beaches in so small an area.

There has been an eclectic mix of influences and the roll call of rulers over the centuries, but had no doubt: Malta is not just a nominal place in Italy or a relic of colonial Britain. This island nation (all of 316 square miles of it, comprising the islands of Malta, Gozo and Comino) has a unique character all their own. From prehistoric temples, baroque architecture of Valletta, the feasts of rabbit to festas noisy fireworks, rattling buses colorful fishing boats, this nation has lots of charm.

When the Unesco World Heritage granted to Valletta, called it “one of the most concentrated historic areas in the world” wee Malta’s capital, and the city is certainly known for its fortifications and architectural excellence. Activity boils Triq go around and Triq il-Repubblika Merkanti, but walking through the quiet narrow streets, back to get a feel for daily life. The city overlooks the stunning Grand Harbour to the Port of Marsamxett southeast and northwest.
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Elegant, aristocratic Mdina (Silent City aptly named) is perched on a rocky promontory to the southwest. Fortified by more than 3000 years old was the political center of Malta, today’s visitors can spend hours wandering the narrow streets and quiet. Rabat is the solution of the city outside the walls.