History in short: The Croats arrived in the area of present-day Croatia during the early part of the 7th century AD. They organised the state into two duchies by the 9th century. Tomislav became the first king by 925, elevating Croatia to the status of a kingdom. The Kingdom of Croatia retained its sovereignty for nearly two centuries, reaching its peak during the rule of the kings Peter Kresimir IV and Dmitar Zvonimirr. In 1527, faced with Ottoman conquest, the Croatioan Parlament elected Ferdinand I of the House of Habsburg to the Croatian throne. In 1918 Croatia was included in the unrecognised State of Slovenes, Croats andSerbs which seceded from Austian-Hungary and merged into the Kingdom of Yugoslavia. A fascist Croatian puppet state existed during World War II. After the war, Croatia became a founding member and a federal constituent of Second Yugoslavia, a constitutionally socialist state. In June 1991, Croatia declared idipendence, which came into effect on 8 October of the same year. The Croatian War of Independence was fought successfully during the four years following the declaration.

For the first week of the holiday we sailed from Dubrovnik to Split and back again, visiting many of the islands along the way. Here I present pictures form the trip. After returning to Dubrovnik we looked around in Dubrovnik and other place. Hope you will enjoy them.

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Mijlet Hvar Bol - Split Pucisca Markaska-Korcula Konvale-Caftat Dubrovnik
3 folders-73 pix 2 folders-57 pix 4 folders-97 pix 30 pix 5 folder-115 pix 3 folder-82 pix 5 folders-110 pix

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