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Dubrovnik, Split, Trogir, Split, Hvar, Korcula
- Hotel Bellevue – DUBROVNIK; beautiful views of the Adriatic. A 10-15 minute walk to the old town
- Adriatic Luxury Hotels – DUBROVNIK; a very nice selection of Dubrovnik Hotels
- Hilton Hotel Imperial – DUBROVNIK; a 2 minute walk to the Pile Gate of the old town
- Hotel Villa Dubrovnik – DUBROVNIK; a 2o minute walk to the old town
- Marmont Hotel – SPLIT; one of our favorite hotels anywhere. it quiet and right in the old town
- Hotel Vestibul – SPLIT; inside the walls of Diocletian’s Palace
- Suncani Hotels – HVAR; We stayed at the Riva. It was a great location but the rooms are very small. The Adriana another great location.
- Bracka Perla Hotel – BRAC
- Hotel Korkyra – KORCULA; a modern hotel in Vela Luka on the other side of the island. You’ll need a car to get to Korcula Town but Vela Luka is wonderful, void of tourists and very quiet.
- Lesic Dimitri Palace – KORCULA; exclusive palatial 1,2,and 3 bedroom apartments in Korcula Town
- Hotel Liburna – KORCULA ; moderate price Hotel a 10 minute walk to Korcula town. Built in the 1980’s and still has the same decor
- Hotel Marco Polo – KORCULA ; a 10 minute walk to Korcula town. Built in the 1980’s and still has the same decor
- KORCULA ISLAND – a very good site for everything you’ll need to travel to Korcula Island
- SPLIT – Diocletian’s Palace, The Old Town, The Riva, The Food markets, the Ivan Mestrovic Gallery and close to the Lazaretti and Ferry Boats to the islands.
- TROGIR – the 15th century Venetian City a short distance from Split
- BRAC ISLAND – a good place for hiking
- HVAR ISLAND – The Venetian Hvar Town and the Spanish Fortress, Stari Grad and some beautiful rocky beaches
- DUBROVNIK – The 16th century walled in old city. It was destroyed duing the War on 1990-92 but it has been completely restored and it’s amazing. It’s a great place for shopping, restaurants and street entertainment but I recommend staying outside the old town walls where it’s more tranquil. You can easily see the city on your own (be sure to do the walk around the city walls) or there are organized walking tours.
- Dalmatian Coast Guide – everything from cruises, hiking, yachting, gullet rentals and tour guides
FOOD AND RESTAURANTS
The fish is always fresh from the catch that morning. The Scampi Busara (olive oil, garlic, white wine and bread crumbs) is excellent. Croatian cuisine has meat dishes too. Pork, beef and roasted lamb are often cooked in a tomato sauce. The cooking influence is from Italy and the Salvic countries. This is the area of great Croatian wines. Years ago the wines from this region were so potent the locals would dilute them with water to make them potable. These days they are right up there with the best in the world. The Postup and Dingac reds from the Peljesac Peninsula were our favorites. The Plavac Mali grape that grows here is supposedly the ancestor to the American Zinfindel. Mike Grgich of Grgich Hills Winery in Napa went back to Croatia in the 1990’s and helped revive the Croatian wine industry. His Vina Grgic is a blend of Plavac Mali that sells for about 20 euro locally. The average price of a good Dingac is about 10 -15 euros. The whites include Posip and the sweet Prosek desert wine. The beer (Pivo) selections of Ozujsko and Kariovacko are also great.
FERRIES AND TRANSPORTATION
- Jadrolinija Ferries – Ferries from Split to Hvar and Brac
- Ferries from Split to Korcula
- Bus from Split to Trogir and other Destinations