Mediterranean – Adriatic Sea – Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro and Albania all lie on the Eastern side of the Adriatic Sea. Cruises in this part of the world can leave the UK but it is more likely the ships are home-ported at Malta, Naples, Majorca or Venice using their airports. This is a very special area and digs into the history, religion, and mythology, not least the Game of Thrones.

Film of an evening cruise out of Venice.

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The euro replaced the Slovenian tolar as Slovenia’s official currency in 2007.

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Castles, caves, old village, lakes and wine.

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Wonderful old villages full of tradition, caves and castles featured on the coastline, and ruins and lakes inland

You will need to use local currency, Croatian kuna, in government places, like the entrance to walk the walls in Dubrovnik. The Euro is accepted in most places and English is widely spoken.

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Cres is on the Croatian coast and has a 16th-century Venetian Tower and Arsan Palace

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Everything comes second to Game of Thrones. We have our own Game of Thrones film on the filming, as well as walking the walls and the old city.

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Romance and sunshine, that is what brought the producers of Mamma Mia! to this area as well as Greece.

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A big yellow taxi catamaran! Or a history tour, or a winery…

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Museum of Lošinj, in the 19th-century Fritzi Palace can be found on this Croatian island.

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Cruise ships anchor at Sobra, the port town and guests tender. A great place to cycle around.

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A promenade walk and exotic flowers add to the sun, sea and sand.

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Pula has an incredible colosseum.

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This ancient walled city has 4 bell towers. Including the Romanesque tower at the Cathedral Svete Marije (St. Mary) and the tower at the ruins of Sveti Ivan Church (St. John the Evangelist). The 16th-century Monastery St. Justine (Crkva Svete Justine) is a museum.

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Game of Thrones was here – for a bit. But the Romans were here for longer.

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Close to Split, the area has a wealth of medieval and Roman history

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For all the ruins, the modern wind pipes designed in the concrete promenade might be the thing you remember.

The Euro is the official currency even though Montenegro isn’t in the EU.

Montenegrin is the Balkan state’s official language. However, Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian and Albanian all remain languages in official use.

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Podgorica is 41km from Bar, 58 minutes on a train for around €3.

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An interesting port because it is along a river canyon, the Gulf of Kotor, which has made it easy to protect throughout its long history.

Albanian lek but Euro is accepted in most places like hotels and restaurants. ATM machines will give you local money.

  • LANGUAGE/PHRASES: English spoken
  • Hello – Përshëndetje! / Tungjatjeta
  • Good morning – Mirëmëngjes!
  • Bye – Mirupafshim!
  • Yes – Po
  • No – Jo
  • How much is it? – Sa kushton?
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Durres has a huge Roman amphitheatre, a 9th-century church with mosaic-covered walls and much more.

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A popular holiday resort at the mouth of the Adriatic, it is opposite Corfu which is a ferry ride away.

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