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51. Posted by Ursus (Budding Member 48 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hey rcurtis,

You can send me a money order at my account no. 0123456789... Anyway thanks for a great title (mighty one) - I'm a little bit worried if I could identify with. ;) OK, let's be serious... :) Honestly I haven't been on previous count islands (Brac, Hvar, Solta, Vis) yet - I was just on Krk, Cres, Losinj, Pag, Korcula so I rather hold back with any recommendation... Generaly islands are quite similar to each other (conclusion made on visited ones) - main differences are in surface and lush vegetation.
In October many shops (markets) and restaurants on islands can be already closed, because there are a lot of people (employees and employers) who otherwise live on land and come on islands only for main season. If I remember correctly the lowest prices of major things are in shops named Konzum.
I never stopped in Split either :( - passed through at least five times but... I know there is a Diocletian palace, probably nice old part town as well.
I wasn't very generous with information this time...
Enjoy! U.

52. Posted by williamt (Budding Member 3 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hi; We are arriving Dubrovnik by ship for only 10 hours in Sept. Would like some good idea's on best way to spend time. We are an older couple but not dead! Thanks!

53. Posted by Ursus (Budding Member 48 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hi williamt,
Dubrovnik is very nice town especially its old (medieval) part sorrounded with walls. I was there four times, last time in 2003. I think decision how to spend time depends on the weather... If there is too hot I won't recommend to go to the city walls although they offer a great view... The best conditions for climbing on the walls is (partly) cloudy weather. I should warn you that there is quite a lot of steps and if you do the whole circle around the walls takes approximately 2-3 hours.
Next thing worth to see is also very old apothecary with interior garden where oranges grow up. Almost necessary is walk trough main street inside the walls calles "Stradun". There are a lot of bars and restaurants so if you want to feel the pulse just sit down and drink a coffee or eat something. There are also two churches - can't remember if there was anything special inside of them...

Outside from the old part are hotels and a lot of traffic. Because of the lack of parking places people leave their cars also in the crossroads.
If you'd like to swim in Dubrovnik go to the "Babin Kuk". There is a beach called "Copacabana". Natives told me it's the best in Dubrovnik so I never swam on other places than mentioned one.

If taking taxi or renting a car it's not a problem go to the Cavtat. Town few km souther from Dubrovnik - nice place for walking around (palm trees, agave).

I hope I helped you a little bit. Have a great time!

54. Posted by guatetrave (Budding Member 3 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hi Xena, Ursus and all the other on this forum (I can't remember all names)!

I'm going to Croatia from september 23rd to september 29th (so that is about 6 days in the country). I'm also a single woman traveling I just want to be prepared so that I can relax much more during the trip :)

Also, I'm traveling on a budget

My plan is:

a) Arrive at Split (at 2 am! yikes!) and then look for a sobe and stay a day (1) there, because I'll probably be tired from no sleep.

b) Then travel to Korcula perhaps...decide if I stay there one (or two??) night(s)? what do you guys think?

c) Then travel to Dubrovnik and stay there 2 days.

d) Then back to Split and stay the last day there to get on my plane back home... So that makes 6 days...thought I would stay longer at places and enjoy the weather...

So my questions,

1) Any recommendations of specific sobes (I can't afford a hotel) anyone has had a good experienced with and stayed at in each of these places? Names and phones if you have would be appreciated!

2)Is it going to be warm you think? will I be able to relax at the beach in korcula, Dubrovnik or Split? I have no clue where I can...

3)Hostels a good idea at all? any you recommend?

4)Travel by bus or by boat? (of course with the exception of Korcula where I have the option of traveling either by regular boat or catamaran?)

5) Any other suggestions? I can change the plan above, so it's not set in stone!!

Sorry for all the questions! I hope some of you will be ok about responding a few of them.

I figured I don't have much time to plan as I leave to go to Bosnia next Sept. 11 and would like to have a plan!


55. Posted by guatetrave (Budding Member 3 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

One last thing...I did check, but I'm just getting very expensive price listings...maybe I'm doing the search wrong somehow?

I searched for sobes in private accommodations, but I don't think sobes are listed here right? that might be the reason why

56. Posted by travel101 (Budding Member 40 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!


I will be staying in Pula for one night and right in the middle of the city since I want to be near all the history. Has anybody ever stayed, or know of, the Hotel Scaletta? Is it nice and clean? Is Pula safe?

Thank you!

57. Posted by kcrabbie (Budding Member 6 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

:)hi i am going to croatia with my boyfriend on 2nd of july, we are flying into rijeka and fly back from here, (we got 10 days) but hear its not a good place to stay,
i was thinking of going to rab, and krk maybe stay in punat hostel for a bit but not sure.
we are looking for people our own age (26, 24) up for fun but not too much party madness (ie ibiza style), any cool water sport spots??, cliff jumping spots??, and to see as much as possibal of the country!

we are on a tight tight budget and also need to find cheap accomodation were ever we go! is it best to book in advance?

was even thinking of taking a boat to hvar but looks along way away
can u help?

sorry if that is too many questions