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Fall 2015: Explore the Mediterranean & Atlantic

Fall 2015

Explore the Mediterranean & Atlantic



Istanbul: Sep 29 - Oct 3
You can travel independently between these ports: Learn more

Across the Adriatic Sea from Italy lies the strikingly beautiful landscape of Croatia.  The natural beauty and clear water combine with an abundance of medieval towns making this a hallmark of the Mediterranean.  Dubrovnik itself is an enchanting pedestrian city known for its intact city wall and towers; historic churches and museums.  The clear waters and abundant marine life make snorkeling a popular activity.  The small mountain village of Osojnik welcomes visitors with traditional folk music and food.  Split’s waterfront promenade, with café’s, shops and palm trees is often called the “Riviera” of Croatia and the ruins of Roman emperor Diocletian’s palace provide ample opportunities to explore.


Day and overnight trips to other former Yugoslavian territories are encouraged.  Neighboring Montenegro is one of the world’s last undiscovered secrets (though it was the setting for the 2006 James Bond film “Casino Royale”).  Mostar, the historic capitol of Herzegovina, is nestled in the mountains and named for the Ottoman bridge completed in 1556.  After its destruction in 1993, it was rebuilt using hand-cut stones and reopened in 2004. Medugorje, a small village in Bosnia, is the second largest Catholic pilgrimage site in the world (Apparition Hill).

Quick Facts
  • Language: Croatian
  • Population: 4,290,612
  • Government: Parliamentary republic
  • Currency: Kuna (HRK)
  • Capital: Zagreb

Things to Do

  • Walk the city walls of Dubrovnik
  • Snorkel in the Adriatic
  • Visit a small village and experience traditional folk music
  • Take a pilgrimage to Medugorje
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A Day with the Local People of Croatia

Written by: Kirstie Pena-Cintron (Student) My list for Croatia begins like this: •       No regrets •       Love passionately •       Learn everything •       Experience without expectations •       Live by the moment •       Enjoy every moment •       … and no …