Exploring Croatia – An Unforgettable Experience in Split and Dubrovnik

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I went to Croatia in the summer of 2012 (such a long time ago!). It was the start of September and the weather was absolutely gorgeous. 

Exploring Croatia - My experiences in Split and Dubrovnik

I didn't know much about Croatia before, so I was really curious to explore the country. 

Split and Dubrovnik were the two cities I wanted to see. Here's a map so you can see where the two places are located:

Split

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The city of Split was the first stop. Split is really lovely, with a nice seafront where you can eat and have a stroll, and just enjoy the tranquil pace of life.

I rubbed the toe of Gregory of Nin (the statue, not an actual person because that would be really awkward....)! It is said that rubbing his toe while thinking of a wish will make that wish come true!

Split is also home to the Cathedral of Saint Domnius, which has a beautiful clock tower that you can climb to have a great view over the city and the sea.

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split cathedral of domnius
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Book accommodation right here:



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Dubrovnik

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To get from Split to Dubrovnik, I recommend getting a coach (long-distance bus). It takes 10 hours, but you get to admire the stunning view of the coast the whole way (if you check the map, you'll see that the route takes you along the coast). It's definitely worth it. I don't think I've ever seen a sea that blue before. If you can, try to snag a seat at the front so you can look out the window at the beautiful panorama!

Dubrovnik was spectacular. I don't know whether it was before it became popular as a tourist destination, but it wasn't crowded at all! There were a few tourists around, but they weren't crowding the streets. 

The city has a central avenue that connects all the little cobbled side streets. The side streets are very charming and narrow (I think I have a thing for narrow side streets, they make really nice photos...).

You can take a cable car to see the amazing views of the Old City and surrounding islands!

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Look for a place to stay when you visit Dubrovnik:



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Now you know what you can look forward to when you visit Croatia!

In Dubrovnik, you can do a tour of the city walls that go around the whole city. And, you can do parasailing! I highly recommend the parasailing because the views from so high up are mesmerising. I was so proud that I did it because I actually have a fear of heights! Photo as proof (I swear that's me up there, plus the photo was taken with a disposable camera hence the unintended vintage feel):

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16 Comments

  1. Aditi
    October 10, 2017

    I have been reading so much about Split and Dubrovnik off late. This post lures me into booking my tickets even more. I’d love to go parasailing. Should be the best way to imbibe the views. Cheers!!

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    1. Helene Choo
      October 10, 2017

      Haha I went there 5 years ago, before it was cool:P Parasailing was so much fun! One of the coolest experiences ever:)

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  2. Travelquartz
    October 10, 2017

    I want to visit this place. Cable car reminds me of my visit to rotorua in New Zealand. Parasailing is such fun I love it. Glad you could try it despite the fear of heights. Now next sky diving.. Just kidding ??

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    1. Helene Choo
      October 10, 2017

      Hahahaha I would love to skydive sometime in my life! I just need a YOLO moment:D

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  3. Constance
    October 10, 2017

    I hadn’t thought about parasailing but it sounds cool! Too bad it’ll be too cold for that by the time I’m there ?

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    1. Helene Choo
      October 10, 2017

      I’m not sure actually! I went at the start of September and it was still quite warm:) there are other really cool ways to see the city though so don’t worry!????

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  4. Michael
    October 11, 2017

    I am going to Split to rub Gregorys toe as I need a few things sorted ?Nice read and some cool pictures

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    1. Helene Choo
      October 11, 2017

      Haha you should! It worked for me?thanks!

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  5. Tyra
    October 11, 2017

    Waaaaah I’m so jealous of you! ???I want to go to Croatia to see all the places Game of Thrones was filmed in. You saw a few significant places! Amazing photos??

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    1. Helene Choo
      October 11, 2017

      Haha at the time I don’t think I even thought about GoT! Thanks!!

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  6. lexieanimetravel
    October 11, 2017

    I was looking forward for this trip, travels in Croatia. Last month me and my partner were trapped between Croatia and Czech Republic, in the end Prague was the destination, but I would love to visit this country so soon. I’ll be saving this one.

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    1. Helene Choo
      October 11, 2017

      Great! I hope it’s still just as amazing as it was 5 years ago when I went?? have lots of fun!

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  7. Heraa Farooq
    October 11, 2017

    Split and Dubrovnik both are looking so amazing in the pictures. I haven’t heard of them before just knew that Croatia is a very beautiful place. Loved the pictures and views.

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    1. Helene Choo
      October 11, 2017

      Thanks! Croatia is becoming more touristy now that many people are becoming aware of this beautiful destination! It’s also where part of Game Of Thrones is filmed so that adds a huge boost:)

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  8. Saint Facetious
    October 11, 2017

    I took a similar trip, but instead of going by coach, we took about a week going by boat and visiting all the small islands. It’s really incredible, and that’s definitely what I’d recommend. Or at least taking the ferry from Split to Hvar, then to Dubrovnik.

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    1. Helene Choo
      October 11, 2017

      Lovely suggestion! I actually did get a ferry to Hvar from Split, but only for a half-day trip. Must have been splendid doing the whole thing by boat!

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