The Unforgettable Dalmatian Coast
Posted on May 15 2019
I just got back from an amazing vacation in Croatia, and I'm so excited to share it! Located across the Adriatic sea from Italy, Croatia is known for its gorgeous shoreline called the Dalmatian Coast. There are so many reasons to fall in love with this place, but you should go see for yourself. Here are some of the places I went.
The first city my husband and I visited was Dubruvnik. If you're a Game of Thrones fan, the famous walled Old Town is Kings Landing! Old town is an ancient fortress on the sea that is only accessible by walking. Check out this pic I took of the city from above on a mountain.
We spent a lot of time just relaxing and sitting by the water or at a cafe.
One of my favorite parts was walking up and down the stairs of the "Shame" scene from Game of Thrones!
If you are a traveler that doesn't have an endless budget, Croatia is a great place because it was so affordable. 5 star hotels were $120 per night or less, we took in country flights to and from the capital of Zagreb and the southern city of Dubruvnik for $80 each way, and travelled up the Dalmation coast on the Ferry for about $10 a person per trip!
After Dubruvnik, we took a short 2 hour ferry ride to the island of Hvar. It is usually the most happening place in Croatia but since it was the night before Easter Sunday I think most people were taking it easy. During the day we rented a small jeep and rode around the island. It was great to be able to see a lot in a short amount of time.
The beaches in Hvar were absolutely incredible. We found a very secluded beach and spent the afternoon before jumping on the Ferry to head to Split.
Split was another favorite city on the trip. It is the second largest city in Croatia and it is known for it's fortress-like complex called Diocletian's Palace. Built by the Roman emperor in the 4th century, now it is loaded with cafe's, restaurants, shops, and also hotels! Check out our hotel location :)
We took a quick flight to our last stop, the capital city of Zagreb. This was the busiest of the Croatian cities and I felt the influence of it being a more financial and political headquarters. Our favorite part was walking to St. Marks square and being amazed by the St. Marks church.
The entire trip was a great experience and I highly recommend anyone to visit the country. Every local we interacted with was exceptionally nice and genuinely happy we were visiting their country. We also never felt like anyone was trying to take advantage of us being tourists. Everyone spoke English which made navigating a breeze. After the Croatian currency of Kuna was converted, prices were fairly low as well. But most importantly, the entire country is stunningly beautiful... Croatia, I love you!