Most underrated European cities list includes two in Croatia
- by croatiaweek
- in Travel
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One of the world’s leading travel magazines, Conde Nast Traveler, has published a list of the most underrated European cities, according to seasoned travelers.
“We tapped our network of travel specialists and European-based writers to pull together this list of the most underrated European cities,” Conde Nast Traveler said.
The list of 22 included two places in Croatia – Trogir and Opatija.
“Located on a tiny island, Trogir’s Old Town is bursting with charm. Its narrow, ancient streets form a labyrinth lined with medieval town houses. The lively seafront promenade, lined with cafes and restaurants, is abuzz with activity on a summer day. The town also boasts many beautiful and well-preserved buildings from its age of glory between the 13th and 15th centuries. In 1997, its profuse collection of Romanesque and Renaissance buildings earned it UNESCO World Heritage status,” wrote Wanda S. Radetti, President of VisitCroatia.com – Tasteful Croatian Journeys.
“Although today it is often overlooked in favor of cities like Dubrovnik or Split, it is Opatija in the north that is the cradle of tourism in Croatia. Nicknamed “Vienna by the sea” due to its handsome Belle Époque architecture, the Opatija Riviera, a 30-kilometer stretch of land nestled between the wooded slopes of Mount Ucka and the rocky coastline of the Kvarner Gulf, was once the most visited seaside resort of the Austro-Hungarian elite.”
You can see the full list HERE.