THE START OF TOURISM
Tourism in Croatia began in the early 19th century with small wooden cargo ships sailing between the north and south of Croatia as well as to Italy. Those little sheaths mainly carried wine and olive oil and, later, also sand. The sand was extracted from the sea and sold on land.
Around 1990 Croatia became increasingly popular as more and more tourists began coming to the
To accommodate the influx of tourism, these small wooden boats were transformed for passenger sailing during the simmer months, and in the winter were again used as cargo ships. About 10 years later, around 2000, the small ships were replaced with larger steel ships, built specifically for tourism. These ships were designed with beautiful sleeping cabins and lounge areas with bars in order to compete with the 5 star hotels on land.