Pula its More than a Roman Amphitheatre

Pula, home of Pula Arena, the fourth most famous Roman Amphitheatre in the world today, is the largest town in Istria and eighth largest in Croatia. Croatian Istria is that knob of land jutting out into the Adriatic just below that charming Slovenian port of Piran. The old centre of this friendly, walkable and interesting […]

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Pula a small Croatian town with a big Roman Amphitheatre

My interest in Pula came to life a few years ago when a friend visited on a month long trip through Croatia. He sent rave reviews -photos of tiny fish being cooked over the fire and served with a simple salad – the flavour divine. His stories of arriving in Pula by ferry and enjoying […]

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Hooked on Split Walking Tour Croatia

The fact that I have shared three posts in three weeks on this Croatian seaside town hints that I am seriously Hooked on Split. In previous posts I’ve explored the beaches and Diocletian’s Palace, but on this tour I’ve let myself off the Hook to take in the sights from the small boat port of Matejuška to Narodni Trg […]

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Split and the Diocletians Palace

In the town of Split on the Dalmatian cost of Croatia it is possible to step through a gateway to a Roman Palace built in 305AD and find yourself in a modern day bustling city. Emperor Diocletian built the Palace as his retirement home, outside the then Roman Dalmatian Capital city of Salona. After centuries […]

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Explore the beaches of Split and Marjan Park in Croatia

Split, on the Dalmatian coast of Croatia is gateway to islands like Brac, Hvar, Vis, Korcula. Croatians love sun, beaches and swimming and gravitate to the seaside whenever they can. A walk or cycle along Split’s coastline provides many water views and swimming opportunities. Bacvice Beach. Air temperatures were warm in early June 2015, but […]

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Be seduced by the Croatian river port of Skradin

An equal hour south of Zadar and north of Split on the Dalmatian coast of Croatia, the tiny town of Skradin shelters a diverse fleet of vessels in it’s Krka river harbour. Fishermen tend their nets in the town, their catch coming from the rich mix of ocean and river waters, while mega yachts moor […]

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Fort George and beyond on Vis Island Croatia

Fort George was built in 1812 as the British answer to Napoleon’s advances in the Mediterranean. I doubt that Captain Henryson and his band of Vis Islanders imagined, when constructing the fort, that within a few years the British would abandon it and some two hundred years later it would be operating as an events […]

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Welcome to Vis a unique Croatian Island

Being the furthest flung of the inhabited Croatian islands, Vis is a unique, less touristed destination. Croatia has a whopping 79 Adriatic islands with an area greater than 1 sq.km. and Vis with an area of 90 sq.km. is the 9th largest. It was the first of two Croatian islands visited on our Ten Weeks in […]

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Lights Sounds and Scenes of the Croatian town of Zadar

The Ocean plays a star role in what makes Croatia such a popular travel destination. Every seaside town along this most indented of Mediterranean Coastlines has a Riva – that pleasant paved seaside strip where people promenade, swim, fish, moor boats, drink coffee and take their evening stroll. The Riva in Zadar shines with more […]

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Hvar Town on Croatias Glamour Island

The ritziest town on the Croatian glamour island of Hvar is a town by the same name. Set on a harbour that attracts mega yachts, party boats and ferries carrying day trippers to the nearby Paklenki Islands, Hvar town entices 20,000 visitors a day in the summer season.   Arriving by boat is mandatory on […]

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