Santa Maria restaurant in Vodice – something a bit different

Sometimes I get a call from my clients asking if they can have something different than the, for the most part, same menu all over the coast. One place I recommend, for those in Zadar and Šibenik area, is definitely a wonderful and unique Santa Maria in Vodice as one of my favorite restaurant. The…

Arboretum Trsteno near Dubrovnik – www.tours-in-croatia.com

For years I have been trying to find some time to stop at this place and enjoy the gardens. Arboretum Trsteno is located some 30 km north of Dubrovnik and it is the best known arboretum in Croatia. This is a place of incredible beauty but not as nearly as popular as the rest of…

Casa Garzotto Hotel – Rovinj

Casa Garzotto in Rovinj is probably one of the cutest hotels in all of Istria and a great example how to build a very interesting hotel and preserve the heritage. The owners, especially Mr. Dario, spent years researching and restoring antique furniture, paintings and photographs that make this hotel more of a museum! For authentic…

Heart Shaped Island picnic – Galesnjak

Recently I got an email from a Taiwanese couple requesting a visit to Galesnjak – the Herat Shaped Island. They were coming to Croatia and this was one of the key places to visit on their list. I have organized a pickup at the bus station in Zadar and transfer to Turanj where they boarded…

Cavtat – Traveling back in time on Croatian coast

One of my hobbies is collecting postcards. Usually, only those closely related to my home area of Zadar and Šibenik but I do buy interesting postcards from all regions of Dalmatia. Recently, I have acquired an interesting view of Cavtat from the 1930’s. The shape of the town, as we know it today, is already…

Vransko Jezero lake – The most beautiful Panorama Point in Croatia!

I have seen most of the most beautiful panoramas in Dalmatia: from Srdj mountain overlooking Dubrovnik to mount Hum on Hvar. Maybe Biokovo is THE ONE but so far, panorama over Vransko lake offers the most beautiful views in Dalmatia! Over 200 islands in front of you (probably close to 300…): Kornati National Park, Pašman…

Heart Shaped Island romantic picnic – Galesnjak

The latest craze in searches on Croatia is the heart shaped island – Galešnjak near Turanj. Being one of the few natural objects in the shape of heart on the face of the Earth, it became widely popular this past Valentines when several major TV companies and newspapers told the story of this little island….