Exploring Mljet National Park, Croatia
Covering over 13,000 acres of land and sea at the western end of the island of Mljet, this national park offers shady walking and cycling tracks, a ruggedly beautiful coastline, ancient ruins and saltwater lakes. The main hubs are the villages of Pomena and Polace, which buzz with visitors on summer days but quiet down again once all the boats leave.
Sipan Island, Croatia Wandering
Sipan is the largest island in the Elaphite archipelago. There are two settlements, Sudurad on the eastern and the Port of Sipan on the western part. This romantic island is often called one of the pearls of the Dubrovnik region. Sipan Island with a long history interwoven with many stories and legends hiding quiet bays, beaches with cypress trees, olive, orange and lemon groves full of old churches, summer residences and other structures dispersed throughout the forested slopes.
Mljet Island and Island of St. Marry, Croatia
Located in the southern part of Dalmatia, island Mljet is one of the biggest in the Adriatic Sea. Some other Croatian islands are famous for its beaches, parties, festivals and food. Mljet is different. Close to vibrant Split and always busy Dubrovnik, Mljet is a place of peace with diverse flora and fauna and with several Illyrians, Greeks, Romans, French, Austrians and Slavic archaeological sites. Mljet Island also has two lakes. In Big Lake is the history-packed Island of St. Marry with a monastery built in 1187.
Dubrovnik, The jewel of the Adriatic, Croatia Summer 2018
As you overlook Dubrovnik from the Mount Srd, the terracotta roofs, ancient walled ramparts with a 1,000 year old port and beautiful clean waters of the Adriatic paint a fairy tale picture of a city prospering in Croatia’s current tourist boom. Regardless of whether you are visiting Dubrovnik for the first time or the hundredth, the sense of awe never fails to descend when you set eyes on the beauty of the old town. Indeed it’s hard to imagine anyone becoming jaded by the city’s limestone streets, baroque buildings and the endless shimmer of the Adriatic, or failing to be inspired by a walk along the ancient city walls that protected the capitol of a sophisticated republic for centuries.
Enjoying Elaphiti islands, Croatia 2018
Elaphiti islands surrounded with turquoise green Adriatic Sea will lull you with their slow lifestyle, from which all noise and stress have been rooted out. The terrain is forested and hilly and the little villages retain traditional Adriatic life. There are 13 islands in this archipelago southwest of Dubrovnik but only three Elaphiti islands are inhabited.
Kolocep, a Mediterranean dream! Croatia Summer 2018
Surrounded by lush natural vegetation and turquoise water is Kolocep Island. Kolocep offers great hiking trails, blue seas, clean sandy beaches and small souvenir shops. The excellent Mediterranean cuisine and gelato cannot be missed.
Lopud Island, Croatia
Car-free Lopud with 15th century Franciscan Monastery, 9th century churches and 14th century fortress ruins offers unique historic sites. There's a little beach in the town, but you're better off walking across the spine of the island to beautiful sandy Sunj, where a little bar serves excellent griddled fish.