St Stephens Square, Hvar Town, Hvar, Croatia
Sailing from Venice, on the Ponant ship Le Lyrial, we navigated South East down the coast of Croatia to our first port of call the island of Hvar. From there we continued our voyage along the coast to the famous walled city of Dubrovnik and the island of Mljet. It was my first visit to Croatia and the experience was one I'd love to repeat and one that left me with memories that will last a lifetime.
Croatia: officially the Republic of Croatia, is a sovereign state at the crossroads of Central Europe, Southeast Europe, and the Mediterranean. Its capital city is Zagreb, which forms one of the country's primary subdivisions, along with its twenty counties. Croatia covers 56,594 square kilometres (21,851 square miles) and has diverse, mostly continental and Mediterranean climates. Croatia's Adriatic Sea coast contains more than a thousand islands. The country's population is 4.28 million, most of whom are Croats, with the most common religious denomination being Roman Catholicism.