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Dubrovnik, Croatia

Hotel Belvedere

The complex has been abandoned since the Croatian War of Independence, barring a stint as a set for 'Game of Thrones.'
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Old Town Walls Basketball Courts

Picturesque basketball courts sheltered by historical defensive walls and with an enviable sea view.
Trogir, Croatia

Crkva Sv. Sebastijana (Church of St. Sebastian)

The interior of this church has been turned into a memorial to locals who died in Croatia's Homeland War.
Split, Croatia

Dioklecijanov Akvadukt (Diocletian Aqueduct)

This ancient Roman aqueduct once funneled water to Diocletian's palace.
Trogir, Croatia

Igralište Batarija

The local club's soccer field is practically surrounded by UNESCO-protected monuments.
Zadar, Croatia

Zadarski Barkajoli

The medieval ferry service has been going strong since the 14th century.
Zagreb, Croatia

Grič Tunnel

A World War II evacuation tunnel turned into a history display of Croatian state and people.
Drače, Croatia

Edivo Vina Winery

Dive for drinks at Croatia's first and only underwater winery.
Split, Croatia

Froggyland

A wonderfully strange collection of 500+ stuffed frogs doing people things.
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb's Museum of Broken Relationships

Where the lovelorn find a home for their sentimental keepsakes.
Montenegro

Mamula Island

Former military fort and site of untold horrors during WWII, this island may become the Adriatic's next luxury resort.
Kotor, Montenegro

Fortifications of Kotor

These historic defenses ensured the city within would survive hundreds of years of occupations, sieges, and invasions.
Sveti Stefan, Montenegro

Sveti Stefan

This exclusive resort has completely covered a tiny Balkan island in a 5-star warren of guest rooms.
Montenegro

Our Lady of the Rocks

A tiny church on a man-made island in the Adriatic.
Plitvička Jezera, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes

A chain of 16 wondrous lakes formed as a result of the gradual dissolution of soluble layers of bedrock.
Zadar, Croatia

Sea Organ

A musical instrument played by the sea.
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik Maskeron

Gargoyle head that brings good luck.
Zagreb, Croatia

Nine Views

This scale model of our solar system hid in plain sight for years before a physics team sought out all the planets.
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Orlando's Column in Dubrovnik

An ancient knight and a symbol of the city's freedom.
Zadar, Croatia

Pillar of Shame

Now harmless, this looming post struck fear into the heart of medieval troublemakers.
Split, Croatia

Gregory of Nin’s Big Toe

The big toe of this towering monument to a Croatian national hero is worn from years of superstitious rubbing.
Ston, Croatia

Walls of Ston

Longest fortress system anywhere in Europe.
Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

Altalena Memorial

This site honors an Israeli cargo ship that was destroyed by the government in 1948.
San Juan, Puerto Rico

La Puerta de San Juan

This colorful gate stands as an entrance to the walled city of Old San Juan.