Proto Restaurant has been serving fresh seafood from the Adriatic to monarchs and movie stars since 1886. With an errant bura – a crisp, northerly wind – whooshing into the covered alleyway, diners can sit back and enjoy the quaint, romantic atmosphere of Proto, a Dubrovnik institution since 1886.  What could appeal to tourists more than the chance to chug back a couple of native oysters … [Read more...]

CROATIA: Delights of The Dalmation Coast

Michael Webb explores the unspoiled delights of Croatia's Dalmation Coast in the off-peak season. Croatia has a marketing slogan, “The Mediterranean as it once was," evoking an idyllic era when the coastline was pristine and you weren’t jostled by crowds at every turn. It’s hard to sustain that illusion in summer, as the onslaught of cruise ships and coach tours overwhelms the narrow cobbled … [Read more...]