We left Zadar packed into a Volkswagon Polo, amazingly plumbing equipment v adults in addition to all our luggage without much problem (thanks to everyone packing light!). We were off downward the coast alongside the Rom Family. Mr. in addition to Mrs. Rom were born inward Republic of Croatia in addition to came over to Canada every bit teenagers. They met, got married, the moved to the USA (Texas, hence Cincinnati, in addition to straightaway Florida) where they raised their family. Roger met Davor (oldest son) inward High School. They’ve been unopen friends always since.
We straightaway officially had our Croation guides to present us the highlights every bit nosotros made our agency from Zadar to Split. Here’s a review of what nosotros saw:
H5N1 brusk crusade downward the coast from Zadar lies this forested footling beach town. What makes Biograd hence lovely is that at that spot is a plethora of tall, shady pino trees hugging it’s beaches. For shade lovers similar Roger in addition to I this tin flaming last heaven! However, beware. Biograd was also i of the most crowded beaches nosotros visited. Avoid peak tourism flavour inward July in addition to August. We spent the improve role of a twenty-four hr menses here, relaxing in addition to enjoying the shade. We failed to discovery accommodation hither (too busy) hence nosotros continued on downward the coast.
|Shady beaches of Biograd|
|Unfortunately, real crowded|
I’ve been told Primosten is i of Croatia’s transcend destinations. And it’s pretty slow to come across why. This is an former historic town on a sort of peninsula/island close halfway betwixt Zadar in addition to Split. The waters hither were some of the most beautiful we’d seen in addition to the town itself was some other wall-preserved ancient town, covered inward stone. There is a church building high on a loma inward the middle of town in addition to or hence the metropolis walls are numerous smashing spots for getting inward the crystal waters. We also genuinely wanted to rest hither only again, at that spot was goose egg available inward our cost range. If you lot desire to rest hither I’d definitely mass inward advance.
Third times the charm, right! We in conclusion flora a perfect ii sleeping room storey to rent inward Rogoznica, a modest angling hamlet a few miles downward the route from Primosten. In my thought Rogoznica is alone the tiniest flake less beautiful than Primosten, only much to a greater extent than affordable in addition to much less crowded. H5N1 perfect spot for us to relax for a few days. There is also a historic former town on a peninsula/island off the top dog province in addition to a ton of somebody footling areas to lay nether the shade of trees, on storey rocks, to instruct inward the water. My favorite type of beach inward Croatia.
|The former town|
|View from our storey (the bathroom, actually!)|
|Our local beach|
The Rom’s bring a cousin that lives here, which was lucky for us every bit i nighttime they invited us over for dinner. They bring a lovely describe solid overlooking the bay in addition to afterwards spending an afternoon on the beach they hosted us for a classic croatian feast. Their hospitality was warm in addition to the homemade nutrient was delicious. Yet some other smashing representative of the generous Balkan hospitality we’d been getting used to.
|Our see from the terrace where nosotros ate|
|Our real sort hosts|
And hence in conclusion nosotros reached Split. After an underwhelming experience alongside Zadar (as a city) I didn’t bring real high expectations for Split. Split is much bigger in addition to I figured that would hateful to a greater extent than people, to a greater extent than city-type buildings in addition to worse beaches. I was pretty much correct (the beaches reminded me of Coney Travel spots & Beautiful Island
… all concrete in addition to a zoo of people), except Split also has a warm in addition to beautiful historical feeling that makes it a wonderful identify to halt in addition to stay.
The metropolis is centered or hence an former Palace on the shores of the top dog harbor. Split is the top dog gateway to Croatia’s most famous islands in addition to the harbor is bustling. They set the develop in addition to autobus stations across the street from the ferry terminals in addition to hence this surface area is also a magnet for backpackers. We saw to a greater extent than hither than anywhere else inward all of Eastern Europe.
The Palace itself is from the tertiary century in addition to is quite literally ancient. However, it’s also been consistently utilized over the years in addition to real good preserved. We took a tour of the catacombs in addition to was amazed yesteryear the status everything was yet in. In front end of the palace is a long promenade filled alongside cafes which makes a perfect identify to sit down in addition to hold off for your train, bus, ferry or boat to whisk you lot off to your adjacent destination. All inward all, I enjoyed Split only would recommend it alone every bit a transit hub, in addition to non a goal inward in addition to off itself.
|View of the top dog palace from our boat inward the harbor|
|The harbor at nighttime (when all the boats are in)|
|Inside the Palace|
|Exploring the catacombs|
|Inside the palace (catacombs courtyard)|
|The former town|
|Dinning al fresco inward former town|