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Visiting Croatia in july for 2 weeks July

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1. Posted by mfcred (Budding Member 2 posts) 8y

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I am visiting Croatia in july, possibly Split and Dubrovnic. Has anyone got any ideas of places to stay, eat and drink, sights, culture? Just starting to research the trip now, so any help would be welcome.



2. Posted by loony2008 (Full Member 2 posts) 8y

I recommend taking Rough Guide to Croatia as Rough Guides normally cover everything well. Also, Time Out has publishet 2 magazines Time Out Croatia and the're really good, although not as extensive as R.G. for recommendation on what to do and where to go- it depends where you'll be flying to first of all and secondly- what you wanna do (sun&sea, culture, party, adventure or something else). But, I'll write a few things that most of the people visit when they come here; in the South: Split, Dubrovnik and the islands of Hvar and Korcula (there are catamarans going from Split to those 2, and then a ferry to Dubrovnik), Mljet (National Park, island en route to Dubrovnik as well); Trogir, Zadar, Krka National Park (inland from Zadar); in the North- Istria: Pula on the seaside and lots of small towns inland (Motovun being famous for its film festival) ; central Croatia: National Park Plitvice Lakes, Zagreb, Varazdin. Travelling around Croatia is cheapest by bus, but there are trains (which are faster) and ferries/ catamarans are the only way to reach the islands (obviously).

Check the web site of Croatian Tourist Board for more info.

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4. Posted by mfcred (Budding Member 2 posts) 8y

Hi thanks for the reply, thats a good start for me.

We will be flying into split around the 20th June for two weeks, and i was then thinking of visiting Troigar for a few days, then moving onto split for couple of days. A visit to Hvar for the weekend. From there a visit to Dubrovnic, returning to either Split or Troigar for our last night. Would the proposed route pose any potential travel problems?

We are hoping to stay in private accomodation while on our trip, and would like to experience local culture, nightlife and cuisine. I would welcome any recomendations you may have. If you know of any good websites for booking accomodation that would be a big help. Or alternatively if it is easy enough to book accomodation on arrival?

Thanks for taking the time to reply, any further info would be most appreciated.



5. Posted by Buttfish (Respected Member 298 posts) 8y

if you're in the position, try checking out Mostar in Bosnia - i heard it's brilliant!

6. Posted by zaksame (Respected Member 571 posts) 8y

I hope I can be of some help. If you´re flying into Split spend a night there and get it out of the way (that may sound unkind but I´ve always tried to get out of there pretty quick as there are many better places to visit). Trogir is very pretty and has lots of good night life, accommodation is a little thiner on the ground than other places for some strange reason but you should´nt have a problem if you´re willing to walk around and knock on doors.

I´d recommend taking the ferry to Hvar and chilling out there until you´ve had enough. The little old ladies on the dock when the ferry comes in provide clean, friendly and cheap places to stay. Or else you can go to the tourist office in the square and ask for the house of Luki Dujmovich Zakaria, I stay there every visit, it´s really relaxed and you can ask Luki where to go and what to do.

After Hvar you can take the ferry down the coast and just chose an island to stop off in, Korcula is really nice. If you really want to get lost try the island of Mjlet, but you´ve got to take the ferry from Dubrovnik, every morning about 8.45 I think. It´s a natural park and if you hire a boat you´ll probably see dolphin swimming by your boat, amazing.

But my best advice is just go and if you like a place stay there, accommodation is never a problem. Dubrovnik is a beautiful city but very very quiet as far as nightlife goes, if that´s what you´re after, a nice bar called Talir on Antuninska St is really cool and worth a visit.

Go, explore and enjoy yourself.


7. Posted by Kostek (Budding Member 8 posts) 8y

Be prepared for the heat. We were there last summer and it was really hot. Hvar was the highlight.

8. Posted by jodely (Budding Member 11 posts) 8y


I spent about 10 days in Croatia last year and managed to see quite a lot - it's a really beautiful place. I went to Split, which was very nice with a lovely promenade, but Dubrovnik was definately the highlight. There's a bar on the rocks between the city walls and the sea (never found out the name as there wasn't a sign!) which you can see from the walls. The doorway is just a hole in the wall with writing saying 'no topless sunbathing', then you take stairs down a passage and come out on the rocks. It's a great place for sunbathing in the day, and it's lit with fairy lights at night.

Plitvice national Park was also amazing if you get up there (it's about 4 hours bus ride from Split). On Croatia in general definately read a guidebook. Be ready for the 'bread issue'!! They put bread on your table and even if you don't want it and send it away it's usually on the bill. And they don't do butter..! And if you do force it down they bring out some more..! You've just got to accept it i think! We booked accomodation in Dubrovnik through this site actually and it was really nice - a lot of families just rent out their spare room (you'll see little gold plates on garden walls saying' sobe') so you may find yourself staying at someone's house like we did - we loved it though!

Anyway, hope you have a great time..!

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