I have finally got round to publishing my Croatia blog… it may be 10 months late but seeing as I know a lot of friends and family are visiting this year I thought it was the perfect time to share my experience of this amazing country with you all!
To start the holiday off we went on a roadtrip from Dubrovnik up to Krka National Park, a lovely 4.5 hour drive! However, the hours spent in the car were 100% worth it. As you can see from the photo below the falls were breathtaking. We took a short ferry to the falls and although it was very busy, by about 4-5pm it had quietened down and we could have a little sunbathe and climb up to the top of the falls.
The beaches in Croatia are gorgeous, the water is crystal clear and even though there aren’t many sandy beaches due them being mainly pebble (so you have to wear very glam beach shoes) they are the best way to spend a lazy day in the Croatian sun! Our favourite beach around Dubrovnik was Copacabana… mainly down to the beach bar which did an amazing chicken salad, very refreshing and strong cocktails and played house music all day!
Whilst we were in Croatia it happened to be Croatia Music Week. Being with 3 fellow music lovers we decided to go to the Ultra Resistance Closing Party on Vis Island. The music, weather and venue did not disappoint. It was amazing. Forte George is one of the most beautiful venues I have ever been to and topped off with Hot Since 82 and Nic Fancuili… it was one of the best nights of the holiday!
Now, the food!!
We had such a busy week exploring, we did not have many ‘sit down’ meals, some meals just being snacks from petrol stations, fresh bakeries or cute fruit and oil stalls on the side of the roads.
However, when we did dine out we were not disappointed. Here are a few highlights:
D’Vino Wine Bar – On one of our first nights in Dubrovnik ended up with us going out quite late, so instead of a heavy meal we discovered a little wine bar down a tiny side street. The antipasti platter was incredible, the photo below does not do it justice, we ordered this between four along with hummus and duck breast with olive oil bread. Accompanied with wine, it was a perfect holiday treat!
Azur – an Asian restaurant with a Mediterranean twist (what is there not to love) A very cute and small restaurant in the beautiful walls of Dubrovnik Old Town. The waiters were very friendly and the food was delicious. I would highly recommend the coconut meatballs as a main course and chorizo & chicken tacos or the king prawns for starter. We had the house white wine which complimented the meal perfectly. A perfect place to visit away from the hustle and bustle of the main street of the Old Town for an intimate date night.
Horizont – Horizont was recommended to us by the host our apartment. It was outside the Old Town Walls but had an amazing view and the staff and food were out of this world. All four of us had the best meal of the holiday… if you like truffle you will not be disappointed here.
Cocktails with a view – Buzar 1, down a tiny stair case opening up on to the sea. The view is amazing at sunset, be prepared for slow service but the Mojitos are good and the view is worth the wait! On one visit we didn’t even sit at a table, taking the relaxed vibe to another level we decided to sit on the edge of a rock overlooking the sea. Take me back please!!
Although I didn’t manage to fit in a yoga class as my week was spent mostly in a car or on a boat travelling around Croatia, I did manage to fit in a couple of early morning yoga stretches and core sessions.
Hair credit goes to my incredible friend Charlotte Rose Hair Stylist… I loved being her hair model for the week!
Croatia is such a beautiful country! From Dubrovnik to Split, the coast line is one of the most pictures’ I have ever seen (and we saw a lot of it on all our drives) the Krka waterfalls are a must see and if you can, try and visit Vis Island… it is stunning! I wish we could have stayed longer but I will definitely be going back to explore more islands and waterfalls!
Anybody going this summer, have the best time! x