3 awesome small towns in Croatia
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Bacina Lakes , a pearl of unspoiled nature, consist of seven lakes, six of them forming a bluish green necklace. The lakes are located between the Neretva River Delta, the sea and the surrounding mountains, in the place of Bacina, close to Ploce. Their names are: Ocusa, Crnisevo, Podgora, Sladinac, Vrvnik and Plitko jezero. The entire area of the lakes amounts to some 20 square kilometers. Their depths range from 5 to 35 m. The water in the lakes is brackish, meaning they are connected with the sea. The lakes are cryptodepressions, because the surface of the lakes lies 80 cm above sea level and the bottom of the lakes lies below sea level. Therefore, salty water can be found at the bottom of the deepest, 50 m deep lake Crnisevo. Bacina Lakes lie by the road Makarska - Dubrovnik.
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Korcula Old Town is the main attraction of Korcula Town - a medieval walled city positioned on a oval-shaped swelling of land pointing deep into Peljesac Channel. The Old Town itself is grooved with a succession of narrow streets that branch off the spine of the main street like the fish bone. Fish bone shape was used in Korcula Old Town design to reduce effects of wind and sun and provide citizens with sheltered and comfortable accommodation. The architecture in the Old Town is mainly influenced by Venetian Renaissance. The Old Town center is dominated by the splendid St Mark's Cathedral built in the Gothic-Renaissance style, completed in 15th century at the place of other church from 13th century.
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Along a narrow and curving fjord , unusual only as wonders are in Hvar island, there lies Vrboska – the smallest place on the island.
But even if it is the smallest, Vrboska is the treasure of the island. Founded in the 15th century, due to numerous small bridges that it's connected with it is often reffered to as «Little Venice».
From the entrance, which it's widest part, surrounded with thick pine forest, it narrows curving into a canal along both sides of which are situated picturesque architectural objects of gothic, neo-renaissance and baroque style.
The narrow, curving, streets, the pine forest, the stone buildings and a small islet in the middle of the cove, bathed in sunshine and hidden in the depths of the bay. An image resembling those from old postcards…
This little place will bring life back to a tiresome body, and necessary peace to one's spirit. Everyone can verify this by coming here.
Vrboska area was inhabited even in ancient times, to which ruins of roman building testify. It grew from a fishermen's village and harbor to a place called Vrbanj (hence its own name Vrboska) in 15th century into a small town which outshines even the bigger and better known places on the island by it's beauty.
Vrboska is comprised of two parts. Pjaca (eastern part) and Podva (western part).
Typical Mediterranean local architecture of small houses on both sides of the canal connected to old town houses from the periods of renaissance, gothic and baroque, as well as old churches on one side of the canal and rich villas on the other side gives the place special charm and warmth.