One of my most picturesque posts here guys – if you’re ever in Croatia, these are two of the places you absolutely need to visit! Luckily these were both recommended to us by 2 of our friends and thank goodness because they were the best bits of our trip together;
Since the two latter days of our trip were forecasted better weather (thank goodness!) we decided to take the 1 hour catamaran over to Hvar island for the Tuesday morning. The second we got off the boat our breath was taken away – just the gorgeous sunshine and blueness of both the sky and the water was breathtaking.
The catamaran was just 90 kuna (~£10.50) each way with one of the two boat main companies jadroilinja or korcula
The lovely harbour was bustling with visitors and boats alike and the aesthetic was stunning. Slightly different to Split’s roman-like buildings the architecture on Hvar Island had a bit more of a Greek (or more specifically Mamma Mia the Movie -looking) feel and the weather just seemed 10x better despite being just one hour away.
After getting our tickets for the way home and grabbing a quick smoothie, we walked around a bit and browsed all the lovely Croatian stalls along the water, looking through all their merchandise and many more lovely bracelets! However – be a bit weary, my mate bought a lovely delicate bracelet and unfortunately it broke on the catamaran back to Split!
After a quick browse we hiked up to the Hvar Town Fortress for some truly fabulous views, singing a healthy amount of Mamma Mia songs along the way. I really recommend this lovely walk because it was really stunning and the best way to get the view of the island and it’s stunning waters! We just walked along the harbour from the boat to where all the buildings were then through one of the alleyways and up the stairs (following the tourists mainly) following signs for the fortress and the crossed a road and followed the path up to it.
After our little hike, we headed back down and chilled out eating our leftover Pizzeria Bakra pizza for lunch and getting a few snaps on the rockpools. We then walked around the harbour to a small beach on the island where we soaked up some rays watching people attempt stand-up paddle boarding!
At about £23 each (~200 kuna) we got the bus over + entry (check that the package/tour includes this because not all of them do – separately it’s 90 kuna or 30 with a student ID/unidays) to the beautiful Krka Waterfalls.
We got to take a nice walk through the trees and waters of this lovely national park making its peak at the main and beautifully picturesque waterfall. And we even got to swim in these gorgeously clear waters. For the time we went it was pretty cold but one of those waters where once you’re in you get used to it and it was great. Obviously, we were getting our shots (with the GoPro – no taking our phones/cameras!) so getting in and out of the water made our colds from Monday a bit worse so we soon got out and basked in the sunshine to dry off and eat our lunch.
Around the waterfall area, there’s some food stalls and some outdoor picnic benches & a restaurant as well as access to the boat tours which are also another option to access the national park.
To top off our amazing break in Croatia we decided to do the Marjan Hike after seeing it on Where’sMollie. Just 20 minutes from the harbour you can get some really lovely views of Split town, the water and the incredible mountains surrounding it. We even did it and perfected our timing to catch the sunset views – one of my favourite times of day!
Safe to say we loved our time in Croatia and I for one will definitely be returning at some point!
Have you ever been to Croatia? What did you think of these activities? Any others you recommend?