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Visiting Croatia

Boasting mild temperatures and Mediterranean shores, Dubrovnik is the first stop for many travelers venturing to Croatia. Those not content to while away hours on the city’s rocky beaches or medieval walls can roam its cultural points of interest, venture to lively capital city Zagreb, or follow the islands of the Adriatic Sea through Dalmatia and into the north’s forested countryside.... Read More Boasting mild temperatures and Mediterranean shores, Dubrovnik is the first stop for many travelers venturing to Croatia. Those not content to while away hours on the city’s rocky beaches or medieval walls can roam its cultural points of interest, venture to lively capital city Zagreb, or follow the islands of the Adriatic Sea through Dalmatia and into the north’s forested countryside.    Close

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The mountains of Markaska

Written by MichaelJM on 18 Jul, 2013

Our overnight stay in Makarska was only built in to give a resting point between Dubrovnik and Split so any sites here were bonuses. We hadn’t researched the town, but as the apartment was only a 10 minute walk away from the centre we thought…Read More


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What can happen next...?

Written by MichaelJM on 05 Jul, 2013

What can happen next...?This isn’t a question that I often have to ask when I’m setting off on holiday because I pride myself on planning well (see separate experience) and setting off nice and early to allow for all contingencies.We knew that they had started…Read More


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It's all in the planning

Written by MichaelJM on 27 Jun, 2013

Many of our friends and acquaintances had visited parts of Croatia and all commented positively about their holiday experiences. We’d got out of the swing of travelling independently as the last few long haul holidays had been arranged by tour operators for us, but we…Read More


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Our first nibble of a Truffle

Written by MichaelJM on 24 Jun, 2013

We chose the Momento Restaurant because here they did a cheese with truffle. We wanted to try truffles because we’ve never tasted them before and Istria, the region in which Pula is based, is famous for them. We’d stopped off at a truffle shop the…Read More


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Beautiful Brijuni

Written by fizzytom on 17 Oct, 2012

The Brijuni National Park (sometimes called Brioni) covers the Brijuni Islands of Croatia's Istrian peninsula. It's a gloriously beautiful part of the country. When seen in photographs taken from above, the islands, sitting in a shimmering turquoise sea, look to be encircled with almost white…Read More


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Pula - an overview

Written by fizzytom on 30 Sep, 2012

I don’t get why more Brits don’t holiday in Croatia. It’s closer than Greece, Turkey or Cyprus and easily as beautiful as Spain or Portugal. Croatia enjoys long, hot summers, has thousands of years of history in its charming coastal towns and cities and has…Read More


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Tips For Visiting Dubrovnik

Written by Jodeci527 on 28 Feb, 2012

1. Rather than hiring a taxi to the Old Town from downtown Dubrovnik, there are many bus stops along the main streets where you can board the local buses. Bus tickets can be bought when boarding the bus, however it works out to be cheaper…Read More


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Beaches and Hiking in Dubrovnik

Written by Jodeci527 on 28 Feb, 2012

After having a great lunch at Restaurant Antonini, Jennifer and I were feeling a bit stuffed. However, we weren't about to just sit around doing absolutely nothing! We ran into Kathrine, an American girl from our cruise ship and she asked if we were interested…Read More


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The Great Wall of Ston

Written by sararevell on 12 Nov, 2011

About forty minutes after leaving Dubrovnik we reached the town of Ston. We pulled into a large car park just across the road from the town itself. Tour coaches pull in here and their loads are tipped out for a whistle stop visit before regrouping…Read More


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Hiring a car and driving to Ston

Written by sararevell on 12 Nov, 2011

We had enquired at the Argosy Hotel reception about hiring a car and they confidently told us that this could be arranged by them with one days notice. All we had to do was decide which class of car we wanted to hire and specify…Read More


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