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Greece, Croatia & Slovenia Ruled by a variety of kingdoms and empires over thousands of years this region is renowned for its cultural legacy. In a region where olives seem to fall off trees and onto your plate and tzatziki is supplied in abundance, you’ll get a flavour of life on the Adriatic coastline, where perfect blue skies and clear aquamarine waters are all but guaranteed on a daily basis. A small fortified town on Montenegro’s Adriatic coast, charming Kotor resides on the water’s edge in an inlet surrounded by magnificent mountains. Its medieval old town is one of the best preserved in the region, with winding streets and squares leading to Roman churches and fortress ruins. An old town on Croatia's Dalmatian coast, Split is becoming ever-popular and understandably so, with its newly renovated Riva (seafront) with galleries, shops and bars dotted along its marble walkways. Meteora GREECE Athens Olympia GREECE, CROATIA & SLOVENIA Kotor Bay, Montenegro – page 107 Did you know... Dubrovnik Old Town... The old town of Dubrovnik may be one of the most idyllic destinations in Europe today, but only 25 years ago its situation was far less ideal. Over 56% of Dubrovnik’s beautiful buildings were damaged by the attacks in the early 1990s, yet somehow the old town has miraculously recovered to become one of Europe’s most precious destinations. Check out the local cuisine... Tzatziki Often served with bread, grilled meats or as a dip. It consists of yoghurt, cucumber, garlic, salt, olive oil and vinegar and is one Greece’s most common delicacies. Fritule Fritule are a tasty little Croatian pastry which look similar to a doughnut, usually flavoured with rum or lemon zest and can contain raisins. Dubrovnik One of the most alluring cities in Europe, Dubrovnik has a 16th century fortress positioned between a mountainous backdrop and the glistening Adriatic. Kotor Split Porec Home to a collection of Gothic, Romanesque and Baroque buildings, this Croatian jewel was first recognised as a city by the Emperor Augustus. Porec’s 6th century Basilica, decorated with gemstudded Byzantine mosaics, is its greatest asset with impressive Roman ruins spanning the entire circumference of the city. It was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997 and is always a pleasure to visit. Athens Athens is the birthplace of western civilisation and has the landmarks to prove it. Modern Athens is now host to a new lively and stylish culture which exists amongst its ancient landmarks. Iconic sites such as the Acropolis and Parthenon preside over the city protecting its ancient legacy for years to come. Porec Zagreb OpatjiaCROATIA Zadar Split BOSNIA Mostar Kotor Dubrovnik See pages 105 to 109 for our collection of tours to Greece & Croatia... 104 Call one of our helpful travel advisers now on 01709 385 673


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