May 30, 2023

Coastal Cities on the Adriatic Sea

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Shianne Motter

Explore a New Itinerary 

Find yourself getting lost in a new city and explore lesser known European towns that also live along the Adriatic Sea. While Venice is usually flooded with tourists, take a short drive or ferry to the border town of Piran, Slovenia for sweeping views of both Venice and Croatia- uninterrupted by the masses.

Widen your European horizons: visit the gorgeous & very popular cruise port of Split, Croatia which could include a visit to Plitvice National Parks one day or to the the new One&Only Portonovi in Montenegro the next. 

Where is the Adriatic Sea?

Many associate the Adriatic with Italy, but this turquoise body of water leads into many coastal cities in different countries like Slovenia, Croatia- even Montenegro! Instead of searching for an itinerary driving from Florence, try unique options like leaving from Venice via boat to the other side of the shore; Piran, Slovenia. 

Book with an MVT advisor and gain insider tips and access to exclusive local itineraries like a Slovenia addition or truffle hunting in Istria, Croatia!


 From the gorgeous greenery to medieval castles and sweeping views of the Adriatic- there is really something for everyone to enjoy in Slovenia. This small country nestled between Croatia and Italy offers a unique itinerary options, like the architecture of Ljubjana, Lake Bled's majesty, or Postojna Cave's mystery. Depending on how much you would like to accomplish in the day, you can really see a lot of this country in a short amount of time. 

Hotel Piran 

Just steps away from the Adriatic Sea, Hotel Piran offers more than 100 years of hospitality tradition. From their Heaven Terrace 99 you can witness a vantage point of "tre terre" or three countires' coastline: Italy, Croatia, and Slovenia. The city of Piran has Venetian roots which is evident in the architecture, language and food. 

Kempinski Palace Portoroz

A wonderful blend of classic and contemporary set in an immaculate ancient park in the centre of the stylish seaside destination of Portorož and Piran, Slovenia, the Kempinski Palace Portoroz is a playground for sophisticated people in search of elegance and entertainment.

When you book this hotel with MVT you receive the following exclusive amenities:

  • Upgrade at time of booking, subject to availability
  • Daily Buffet Breakfast for up to two guests per bedroom
  • $100 USD equivalent Food & Beverage credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early Check-In / Late Check-Out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi


Besides the well-known dazzling coastline of Croatia, the country is also rich in vineyards, olive groves, and even truffle hunting! Did you know the white truffle grows in only two regions of the world? Northern Italy & Istria, Croatia! 

If you itinerary allows for it, Plitvice Lakes National Park is a highlight experience for anyone active & visiting the Adriatic region of the world. plitvice lakes national park travel tip-1


When booking a trip with MVT & KNMtravel, every day is a new chance for experiencing the best the Adriatic region has to offer.  You'll receive a dedicated, service oriented and multilingual team is always at your disposal. 

Dubrovnik & Split

These old-world coastal cities are awe-inspiring, even for the return visitor. If you are a fan of Game of Thrones the city walls and landscape will feel surreal. Dubrovnik & Split, Croatia are easy cities to combine via yacht or cruise, even coming from Venice, Italy! 

Featured Cruise Itinerary: Venice to Venice on Silversea Cruises

Silversea’s small luxury ships are designed for those who delight in the thrill of discovery while indulging mind and body in the most lavish surroundings imaginable. Visit major cities and smaller village of Croatia on this roundtrip 8-day cruise itinerary with Silversea Cruises. 

Featured Cruise Itinerary: Celebrity Cruises Italy, Croatia & Montenegro

Start your European cruise in Rome. Go swimming in the azure waters of Corfu and discover the birthplace of the Olympic Games in Olympia. Step inside historic fortresses in Dubrovnik and stroll through the charming Old Town of Kotor. Savor Southern Italian cuisine in Naples and take a selfie in front of the Leaning Tower of Pisa.


One&Only Portonovi

To escape the crowds, sail down to the One&Only Portonovi in Montenegro! This hotel is only two years old and is less traveled by Americans. Feel far away from home in Montenegro, but surrounded in the comfort of One&Only luxury. At the secluded entrance of UNESCO site, Boka Bay, One&Only Portonovi is the jewel of Montenegro's flourishing new riviera.

Book your trip with MVT to receive these added amenities: 

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily Breakfast for two guests per bedroom (included in rates)
  • $100 USD equivalent Resort or Hotel credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Welcome In-Room flowers
  • Early Check-In / Late Check-Out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

The Mediterranean Diet 

There is something special about vineyards or olive groves that unfold into the sea. Anywhere along the Adriatic Sea is a seafood lovers' paradise. Even vegetarians can delight in many light and savory dishes garnished with local olive oil. The healthy and diverse soil of Croatia and Solvenia make for culinary flavors as rich as its history

Asparagus risotto can be found anywhere in Croatia and Slovenia as well as decadent main courses with shrimp, scallops, and of course Adriatic sea bass. The capital city of Zagreb, Croatia loves smoked salmon as a starter paired with local wine. 

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