The Sleepy Silba

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Silba island is a hidden sailing paradise away from crowds of mass tourism.

Scedro Island

This past fall I started talking to my guide Sonja and her boyfriend Pavo  about visiting his restaurant on Scedro Island. General idea was to have a special place that will provide superb meal on a unique location and off the beaten path. Scedro is not a mystery but it is not the most popular…

Panoramic flight over Split and Brac

It is always good to have friends in high places. Well, at least at the airport, in this case… Our friend Igor called few days back asking if we were for a bit of aerial action and the answer, of course, was positive. I have been trying to offer panoramic flight out of Split for…

Prvic Luka and the iconic “Tijat” boat ride

I have been invited by my friends Gabe and Kristi Frlekin to visit them in Prvic Luka on the island of Prvic. Gabe’s father was from Prvic Luka so, when he first visited, he fell in love with the place and kept coming ever since.  Prvic Luka is a typical Dalmatian village still preserving it’s…

Outer Islands of Dalmatia: Jabuka, Svetac and Brusnik

I have been to numerous islands, hidden fortresses, unknown caves, crazy places… But these islands: Jabuka, Svetac and Brusnik  I wanted to visit ever since I was a kid! Jabuka – a volcanic rock in the middle of the Adriatic. Svetac – the stronghold of Illyrian queen Teuta and Brusnik, another volcanic island just like…

Murter Shipyard

The wooden shipbuilding tradition on Croatian shores started probably with first humans coming here. Eventually, the Illyrians became so skillful in both shipbuilding and sailing that their liburna ships were adopted by the Romans after they conquered this side of the Adriatic. But, times are changing and ship building too. From the glorious liburnas to…

Sailing in Croatia – Šibenik regatta

We got invited to join our friends Ivana and Ozren on their Bavaria 50 for traditional 11th Šibenik Regatta held this Saturday. The forecast was ok for sailing with northern winds of up to 28 knots and temperatures of about 10 degrees Celsius or about 50 F. But bura wind made it seem much lower!…

Secret Frmic Island

Numerous are places on our coast that were important in the past but are now completely forgotten. Probably the best example is the town of Osor between Cres and Losinj islands that was once a big city and nothing more than just a tiny hamlet today…with huge ruins. One of the places like that is…