Croatia

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CROATIA | Split and Dubrovnik are the most visited seaside cities on the Croatian mainland, but neither have many beaches and both tend to be swarmed with tourists in summer. In between these two holiday destinations is the less known of Makarska, which represents all the best bits of Croatia.

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CROATIA | Hiring a yacht to sail around the Croatian islands is no longer something reserved for the ultra-rich or professional boat racers out there thanks to companies like Sail Week Croatia. You and no more than 9 other guests can have a proper yacht to yourselves for an entire

Jelsa is a small bay-side town located in the middle of the northern coast of the island of Hvar in Croatia.  The population of Jelsa is only 3,600, but this increases during the summer as tourists visit the town to see what it has to offer.  Despite this, it felt neither touristy

Hvar Fortress is one of the many discoveries to be found in the old town of Hvar, Croatia.  Amazing beaches, great food and a vibrant night life being amongst the others. The Cathedral of St Stephen, at the end of the central square of Hvar (the Pjaca), is a Gothic cathedral dating back to the 14th

Hvar is a Croatian island in the Adriatic Sea, just off the Dalmatian coast.  Hvar is also the name of the largest city on the island. Home to 4,200 permanent residents, the population of Hvar increases significantly during the summer as it is a very popular tourist destination full of hotels, restaurants, bars

Diocletian’s Palace in Split was built between the late 3rd and early 4th centuries AD.  It consists of several structures, all of which form part of a UNESCO heritage protected area.  The Palace is very important to Croatia from a historical point of view, and depicted on the reverse of

Split, as I have written about in previous posts, is a truly beautiful city – one of the best in Croatia.  It has the warm Mediterranean climate, the blue water and beaches, the stunning old town and a great vibe about it.  There is however, a Split beyond the beauty. It

The food in Split is amazing. Mediterranean dishes, with a focus on fresh, seasonal, local ingredients is what you can expect when you visit. Throughout my time in Split, the one common theme was on simplicity, and letting the ingredients really shine through. The only seasoning in many instances was

Split is a town that I thoroughly enjoyed visiting.  I never had any real great desire to visit Croatia, however my fiancée’s grandmother is from Split and it’s one of her favourite cities.  I’m always up for a new adventure, even to somewhere I’ve never given much attention to visiting, so off we

My adventure started with a wet, cold and windy arrival late at night in Zagreb Croatia in July 2011. On the way into the city centre from the airport, we received a crash course on outer Zagreb apartment and retail projects from a very friendly, enthusiastic taxi driver. My fiancée’s