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Tips needed for holiday in Croatia

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1. Posted by ReinierNL (Full Member 207 posts) 11y

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I am going to Croatia at the end of August to cycle along the Adriatic coast for three weeks. Does anyone have any recommendations for accommodation, restaurants and pubs? I am going to Opatija, Rovinj, Pula, Zadar, Šibenik, Trogir, Split, Hvar, Korčula and Dubrovnik.

2. Posted by nickla (Respected Member 223 posts) 11y

The best places to stay in Croatia tend to be private accom offered by locals. I stayed in a really nice place in Dubrovnik that was right inside the city walls, it was called petra guest house and cost about £7 for the night. If u search with google for private accom and croatia there are some really useful websites which u can book from.

Hope this helps.


3. Posted by tallbird (Respected Member 269 posts) 11y

I agree with Nickla about private accomodation. We stayed at a couple's house in Trogir (they had a sign outside the house saying; accomodation available). We just went in and asked to look at a room and after deciding we would take it for two nights (it was nice, clean and cheap), they cooked us a fantastic local fish dish and supplied us with their homemade wine (all for free!). They couldn't speak English and we couldn't speak Croatian, but we all had a great evening communicating with hand signals and drawing. Would really recommend it! Plus the owner was a fisherman and the next day he took my boyfriend and I out on his boat dropped us off at an island and picked us up on his way back home. Fantastic hospitality!

4. Posted by mirandaben (Budding Member 12 posts) 11y

In Dubrovnik look for a sing in the walls that says "Cold drinks and the best views." Go there in the evening, it's my favorite place of all time. In the day, keep walking down past the restaurant/bar and there is a rock ledge where you can sunbathe with the locals. incredible!

5. Posted by kenmc (Full Member 80 posts) 11y

dubrovnik is nice, but the food is not as cheap as we imagined it was going to be. theres a street parallel and to the left of placa as you come in the west gate, theres a nice restaurant there called Captain.
The lonely planet recommends konobo atlantic, it's in the region called lapad - thoroughly agree - it's super and cheap.
the nicest beer i found is called Lasko. MMMMMMmmmmm

6. Posted by davek (Budding Member 3 posts) 11y

Hi, Thinking about heading over for a couple days towards end of sept early october can anyone tell me what kind of weather i should expect around this time. also while stayin in private accomodation is there certain times you have to be in by.your help would be appreciated.:)

7. Posted by tallbird (Respected Member 269 posts) 11y

Not sure about weather!
But where I stayed in private accomodation in Trogir there was no curfew. The front door was permanently unlocked as its regarded as a very safe place and I had a key for my room.

8. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 11y

A couple of years ago I was lucky enough to stay with a family who lived right by the sea on Vis which is just tooo beautiful, and I was soooo jealous, and his mum was a fantastic cook. Anyway, enough bragging...The point was, the guy reckoned its warm enough to go swimming right up until November, but that Vis is warmer than lots of the islands.

9. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 11y

I was just daydreaming about going back to Thailand and Laos, but now you've got me think about Croatia again...mmmmmm

10. Posted by davek (Budding Member 3 posts) 11y

thanks for the reply.booked my ticket the other day cant wait heading to dubrovnik thanks