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Korcula Island Croatia

It may not have the rep of Hvar or Brac, but Korcula is set to be the next hot island in Croatia. It already has a Relais & Chateaux hotel, excellent restaurants, decent sandy beaches and something extra few islands offer – exquisite architecture and the rich culture of layers of ancient civilisations.

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Exploring Split. Croatia’s pleasure playground

There are few seaside resorts which also happen to be home to magnificent Roman ruins and the jumping-off point for several spectacular islands. Which may be why Split is emerging as one of the world’s great new pleasure playgrounds, with a feel that’s more Cote d’Azur than Eastern Europe.

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Dubrovnik Guide to Game of Thrones Locations

King’s Landing was looking impressive from atop The Red Keep. So welcome to my Dubrovnik guide to Game of Thrones locations.

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Tavern Maslina. Hotel Dubrovnik Palace

Just calling it spectacular is doing it an injustice frankly, for this is a view that will live long in the memory; a stunning seascape of small islands bathed in the amber glow of an impending sunset with a lone fishing boat slowly making its way across the bay. It’s like the perfect ending to a movie just before the credits roll. It really is breathtaking.

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Villa Dubrovnik

Croatia’s stellar Dalmatian coast has long been seen as an alternative contender to Italy’s Amalfi and as my taxi makes a tight cliff top hairpin turn onto an even tighter road clearly never intended for motor car use, the difference is obvious to me. No traffic. Just peace, solitude and birdsong; the timeless backdrop of old town Dubrovnik lying far below, just across the bay.

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