Elisa's Daily Scoop
Croatia Preview - Zadar, Korčula & Hvar
A big hello to you!!
Hope your week is off to a good start!
Only one more school day to go for my kiddies! I have to tell you, I'm pretty psyched about Summer vacation starting!
We have a full week in between school ending and camp starting with no particular schedule. That is what I am most looking forward to as me and my girls will be waking up leisurely, spending time at the community pool and just acting spontaneously.
Today is Travelin' Tuesday, and as such, we are going to continue with our feature of Croatia, as this will be our next scheduled "Elisa & Tanya" trip (date TBD).
Last week, we began our virtual journey and preview through Croatia, beginning in the cities of Dubrovnik, Split and Zagreb. Click Here to read more.
This week, we are venturing along the coast to the city of Zadar and then south to two of the most popular islands along the Adriatic coast - Korčula and Hvar.
What I can say emphatically after reading a great deal about Croatia is that this will be a very busy trip when me and my "little" cuz go. There is just so much to see!!!
Zadar has a history of three thousand-years! This city is situated on the beautiful coastline located on Croatia’s northern Dalmatian Coast.
Zadar offers plenty to see and do but does not experience the same crowds as the other popular destinations in Croatia.
Like many old cities, it's Old Town is the center attraction with numerous sightseeing attractions including Roman ruins, medieval architecture and several old churches.
In addition to the Old Town, Zadar's coastline is home to beaches for relaxing, sunbathing and swimming.
Korčula is a 30-mile island located off Croatia’s Adriatic Coast located off the mainland's Pelješac peninsula.
It is best known as the alleged birthplace of the famous merchant traveler, Marco Polo.
The town Korčula is full of Venetian Renaissance architecture, medieval towers and walls fortifying its harbor. In the central square is the Cathedral of St. Mark, dating back to the 14th century, along with vibrant markets and tourist activities.
Popular island beaches include Vela Przina, a wide crescent that's popular with families, and Pupnatska Luka, a turquoise cove.
Full of lush green forests, vineyards, olive groves, sandy beaches and charming villages, the island of Korčula is the sixth-largest Adriatic island.
One of the most popular places to visit in Croatia and in the Adriatic Sea,
Hvar is a city and port on the island of Hvar, part of Split-Dalmatia County, Croatia located off the Dalmatian Coast.
Filled with natural beauty, this island is known for its landscapes of spectacular beaches, lavender fields and lush vineyards, making it the perfect Croatian destination for outdoor activities ranging from hiking in the cliffs to swimming in the secluded coves and beaches.
Hvar Town, Hvar's main city is filled with 13th century walls, marble stone streets, Gothic palaces, stunning churches and an imposing old fortress.
The town square is one of Croatia’s largest and most beautiful, surrounded by many historic building like the 17th century Arsenal and the Cathedral of St. Stephen.
And there you have it folks - three more destinations that Tanya and I will most definitely have on our Croatian Trip itinerary!!!
What I am struck with is how there is the perfect blend of "Old Town charm" mixed with beach beauty in so many of the towns and islands of Croatia!
I'm off to get my day going! See ya back here tomorrow for some local hot spots not to miss this Summer!
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