31 Jan Summer in Croatia
This summer vacation we were driving along the Croatian seaside, visiting Zadar, Šibenik, Skradin, Trogir and Split and swimming whenever we felt like it. Before Croatia we wanted to see Blidinje Nature Park and Buško lake. But when we came to Blidinje we were welcomed by heavy rain, fog and wind. We couldn’t see one meter in front of the car, so we missed turn for Buško lake and found ourselves on the road to Posušje.
We drove on probably one of the best highways in Europe, along the Adriatic shore, straight to Zadar. Zadar is gorgeous and vibrant city that can offer you a lot. Old town is archaic, with narrow streets that make shade from the sun. Beach time was spent on a small secluded beach. This is a town you are not allowed to miss on your tour. Find at least 2 days to spend them roaming around Zadar. Besides ancient ruins and historical sites, Zadar has a lot of modern attractions such as “The greeting to the sun” and “See organs”. Come here in the evening, enjoy the most beautiful sunset in the world (as Hitchcock himself declared), and listen to the see playing the music of the sirens.
Next stop was Šibenik and National Park Krka, but this time we drove down the old road that goes closer to the shore. Since the trip was long we took a break in Biograd na moru. After the break we drove to Šibenik. We didn’t spend much time here, we only visited the old town. Šibenik has one of the most beautifully preserved old towns we’ve seen. The main attraction of the town is Saint Jacobs cathedral made in Gothic – Renaissance style.
Skradin, town located just on the outskirt of the Krka National Park. Skradin is a must on your list, this scenic town, still not overcrowded with tourist offers you a weird sense of relaxation. Small fortress on a hill above and marina restaurants with live music are sure something you can’t miss. Here you can experience something truly unique, swimming in water that is neither sweet nor salty. This is a place where water from river Krka and Adriatic Sea mix and create weird, but good water to swim in.
We took first boat in the morning to the Park. The ride isn’t long, and it is worth every penny. The park is captivating, with well marked educational tracks that lead you through the wonderful nature and viewpoints. Don’t forget to take a swim under the waterfalls, we recommend the early morning ride to the park because it is less crowded.
On our way to Split, where we were to spend two more nights, we took another detour and visited Trogir. The city that gave us thrills. This place is everything you would expect from the old town on the Adriatic sea, surrounded by walls, stone houses that are separated with narrow cobbled streets. White stoned churches on small plazas, and every window filled with flowers. And if you thought “Ah, this looks like some place from Game of thrones” well you are right.
Split was the last pin on this years holiday map. We were situated in calm neighborhood in room we found on Aribnb, and our host was welcoming and informative. Place was just short walk from the beach Jezinac. Split, unlike other cities we visited, was crowded with tourists and prices were higher than other places. But this town is worth to visit, and of course buy your drink of choice and come to Matejuška.