Levrnaka Island – Kornati National Park

There are places that are simply asking for more time to enjoy them properly… One of those places in Croatia are definitely Kornati Islands group and, among them, Levrnaka Island is one of the most fascinating islands. I was sailing these islands with our boat for 10 years every two day in the summer but…

Restaurant Bruschetta – Zadar

Restaurant Bruschetta is on of the latest restaurants opened in Zadar in recent times. It is also a very popular restaurant located near the very waterfront and we have been trying to get in every time we were in Zadar but, in the summer time, it was simply impossible to get a seat! So, we…

Otres – Winter hiking in Dalmatia

I am simply drawn to this place… Ostrovica. With all the stories and the natural beauty, it is a very mystical area. It was a famous medieval Croatian fortress that fell in the hands of Turks by treason back in 1523. Re-captured by the Venetians in late 17th century, Ostrovica fortress was leveled to prevent…

Trogir from the past

Recently, I found online several photos of Trogir from different periods but a set from 1925 was especially intriguing. Although the very heart of Trogir still remains beautiful and protected, the outskirts of the city changed dramatically… Most of the monuments are actually in better shape today as they were cleaned and the necessary works…

Ethnographic Museum of Split

From this year, we will include a visit to the Ethnographic Museum of Split with our private Walking tour of Split. Just before Christmas, my guide Rada took us there for a lovely exhibition of traditional chests that were used to store valuables or personal items. Since I haven’t been there in a while, it…

2010 in review

Some more info on our Secret Dalmatia Blog before starting a new season of discoveries and reviews 🙂 The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health: The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow. Crunchy numbers A helper monkey made this abstract…