The Most Charming Towns on the Adriatic Sea

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The Adriatic Sea is the northernmost arm of the Mediterranean Sea. It separate the Balkan and Italian peninsulas. It is famous for it’s beautiful blue water, amazing sandy beaches and charming Mediterranean cities and towns. In this article we will present you with five towns on the Adriatic Sea: Dubrovnik, Rovinj, Budva, Trieste and Split. If you are already planing your summer  travel, these towns may be a perfect choice.


Dubrovnik is located on the south of Croatia in the region of Dalmatia. It is one of the most visited towns in the whole Mediterranean. It was founded in the 7th century. Dubrovnik was independent Republic until 1808 when it was occupied by Napoleons army. In past citizens of Dubrovnik were skilled traders.


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Rovinj is town in Croati in Istrian peninsula on the north Adriatic Sea. It has historic old town with many beautiful buildings, one of the most beautiful is Saint Euphemia Cathedral.


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Budva is 3500 years old town in Montenegro. It has amazing old town surrounded by stone walls. Near Budva is St Stefan Island, very popular and beautiful resort.


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Photo credit: Natalia Rifai


Photo credit: Natalia Rifai


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Trieste is Italian town at Adriatic Sea, it is located the north Adriatic Sea at the head of the Gulf of Trieste. It was part of Hapsburg Empire until First World War when it become part of Italy.


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Split is Croatian town in region of Dalmatia, it is second-largest city of Croatia. It was established as Greek colony in 6th century BC. It is famous for Diocletian’s Palace, palace build by Roman Emperor Diocletian.


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  1. Dennis Kopp

    November 15, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    Milos, that is a great list of beautiful looking historical cities. I have been to actually to most of them, missing only Budva and Dubrivnic. One other place I really loved along the coast as well was Piran in Slovenia. But overall all the nicely preserved towns at the Adriatic were so charming that it is actually hard to pick the best ones… 🙂

  2. Gee

    January 10, 2016 at 9:28 am

    2nd one under Budva isn’t Budva….its Perast. Also a small & very beautiful village in Montenegro ☺

  3. Dajana

    November 30, 2016 at 6:18 pm

    Whole Croatia’s coastline is definitely worth visiting! Both Istrian peninsula and Dalmatia regions offer fantastic and rich cultural experience! Other cities like Zadar, Šibenik or Pula are also Adriatic pearls for themselves. Great article about great cities!

  4. Seth Carnett

    June 8, 2017 at 9:51 am

    These pictures make that place look so romantic!!! Oh man I want to grab my girls arm and go there right away!

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