Oh Croatia! I In the middle of the dark period in Finland – I could not wish anything else than spending my days looking for the best beach, trying new restaurants, driving with jet skis, cruising at mountains, enjoying great people and their endless hospitality!
All together we traveled
Dubrovnik – Hvar – Split – Skradin & National Park – Zagreb – Ljubljana
Booked accommodation all with booking.com
Villa Astra – Dubrovnik, Croatia ***
Camping Vira – Hvar Island, Croatia **
Country House Peace – Drinovci, Croatia ***
(30km from Skradin & entrance of Krka National Park)
Apartment Mickey Mouse & Mini Room – Zagreb, Croatia ***
Where we ate
This amazing seafood restaurant: Gverovic Orsan – The restaurant is located on the sea, so the view is ensured. The food is good, Croatian cuisine and delicious black risotto, fresh ingredients and lovely service. Very average price within Dubrovnik – €€-€€€
Hvar and Split restaurants I cannot remember!
Asian food, good price/quality ratio, and big portions. Nice variety of choices and very fast service
Cheap burger bar that had somewhat unique burgers and french fries (cheddar explosion!!) portions were good and service very fast!
What we did
Dubrovnik: Rented a boat – Private island hopping incl. Lunch and drinks – approx. 400€ for 11 ppl – An amazing day well spent with good friends and swimming, sightseeing and eating some seafood
Hvar: Scooter rent for 24 hrs – (250 kn) the easiest way to get around the island with two people and no hassle with car rentals – We literally scootered around the whole island and saw some cute small cities.
Zagreb: Beer tasting (35 kn) – Quite some bars offer a beer tasting but the one we were at, was at the “bar street” and probably one of the biggest one with huuuge sings of their locally brewed beer
Fleet car rental – Unless you have 1200€ on your bank account or credit card use some other company! Lucky enough they did not come up with random stories as we returned the cars
Kupari – Graveyard of all inclusive
Skradin National park
- Croatians are friendly, easy going and rather direct; “harsh approach in English”: Their motto is no problem!
- Dubrovnik and Hvar were the most expensive place for us. Maybe it is due to the location or something, never really got someone to explain that.