A butterfly and a medieval church in Škrip on the island of Brač off Croatia's Dalmatian Coast. According to tradition, the charming village is the birthplace of Helena, mother of the Roman emperor Constantine (the Great). We visit it on our brand-new cruise in Southern Dalmatia. http://www.petersommer.com/croatia/tours/
This morning: a view of the town of Pučišća on the island of Brač in Croatia. Pučišća is famous for the numerous quarries in the vicinity and for its school of stonemasons. Brač produces a beautiful white marble and very finely grained limestone. They were used for the Palace of Diocletian at nearby Split, but also for the Reichstag in Berlin and - rumour has it - for the White House in Washington, DC.
This evening: the medieval town of Hvar on the island of Hvar in Croatia, Colonised by Greeks from Syracuse in the century BC, Hvar much later became a major ally of and landfall for Venice in the early modern era.
Last evening, view of the town of Korčula on the island of the same name, off the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia. The UNESCO listed town is of remarkable charm. Its architecture dates mostly from the 13th to 17th centuries, when Korčula maintained close connections with Venice.
View over town of Jelsa on island of Hvar from ancient Greek fort, Tor, complete with flag shadow.
On concluding our short but highly interesting trip to Croatia, another picture from Split. It shows the stunning "Silver Gate", the eastern entrance to the mighty 3rd/4th century (AD) complex known as the Palace of the Roman Emperor Diocletian, with the much later cathedral tower crowning what used to be Diocletian's mausoleum visible behind. We are very much looking forward to offering tours in Croatia in the near future.