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The medieval coastal city of Sibenek has been built predominantly with stone, and with most of the streets in the centre being too narrow for cars, it’s a perfect place to wander around and explore quaint little streets and charming squares. Here you will find plenty of small cafés and shops that enhance the feeling of having travelled back in time. A place of strategic importance, the city boasts four different fortresses, all built between the 15th and 17thcentury. Fans of Game of Thrones will be able to recognise the fortifications as well as the cityscape, used as the setting for the magical city of Braavos. The jewel of the city is undoubtedly the UNESCO Heritage Site-listed Cathedral of St James, with its gorgeous interlocked stones, Venetian design and breathtaking interior. The beautiful medieval garden of the St Lawrence Monastery, with its medicinal herbs and bright flowers also merits a visit, as does the stunning Town Hall. For a more modern experience, head to the Dalmare Shopping Center, where fashionable shops, restaurants and cinemas will help you relax and unwind.
When the sun sets over the Adriatic, go for an evening stroll along the Riva – the waterfront of the city, and choose one of many restaurants as the place to explore the local Dalmatian cuisine. Freshly caught grilled fish is definitely worth a taste, and local specialities like pasticada and black risotto are not to be missed. Enjoying a glass of local Croatian wine will complement your dinner beautifully, rounding off the perfect holiday experience.
Each region in Spain is fiercely proud of its local identity and culture and regardless of where you find yourself in this vast and fascinating country, you’ll quickly discover that one of the cornerstones in every regional self-image is the local food. We’ve collected (and sampled) the five following dishes, yet these are just a few examples of the great variety of dishes you’ll find in Spain.
Spending an extended weekend in Iceland means making sure you pack in all the things worth seeing and doing here. Don't fret, though, we've kindly compiled a useful list that you are free to follow to make sure you get the full experience of this wonderful Viking island.
Whether you are staying on the mainland, or even on one of the many islands themselves, you can easily travel to and between some of the more remote islands that will give you a glimpse of a more serene part of the Mediterranean, away from the tourists and the developed seafronts.