Dalmatian Klapa music in Vestibul, Split

All summer, there is a small band preforming in the wonderful space of vestibul in the Diocletian’s Palace in Split. They preform traditional music for tourists and just this morning I was able to get a few seconds of their performance before meeting our new Split guide, Jasenka. The ambient of vestibul is simply stunning…

Food travel in Croatia – modern taverns, Griblja, Sukošan

Lately, many local taverns have taken a turn towards much better service and polished interiors. Not only old, but there are several newly built that are stepping forward with their service and variety of meals that are rooted in our traditional cuisine but improved and, not always good, Italianized… One of the latest newly built…

Birdwatching in Croatia – Vransko Jezero lake

Vransko Jezero is the largest natural lake in Croatia. It is also one of the biggest marsh areas in the country and less than a kilometer away from the Adriatic sea. It is connected with the sea by a narrow channel Prosika dug in the early 1800s to regulate the level of the lake that…

Traditional food markets of Split

My favorite places in Dalmatia are food markets. Especially the traditional fish markets. Lively. Colorful. Noisy. The essential thing then visiting these places is to be there early but the crowds are here till early afternoon hours. Except on the fish market where arriving early means crucial advantage when picking the best pieces of last…

Hiking in Croatia – The Lost Towers of Dalmatia

I take particular pleasure in meeting clients and taking them to some remote, off the beaten path region or location. And if they are nice and pleasure to be around, than the adventure is quite memorable! That was the case with the Demiccos of Scarborough, Maine. Working on the itinerary with Mrs. Marie was great…

The Sardines of May

It is common knowledge in Dalmatia that the best sardines are caught in May. They are also best for salting, the local tradition kept for centuries and probably dating from ancient times. The Dalmatian fishermen are specialists in salting sardines and it is known that the fishermen of Komiza on Vis island even taught Spanish…

Travel in Croatia – Pakovo Selo near Drniš

Although I am not a big fan of artificial villages and folk-Disneylands, Etnoland “Dalmati” near Pakovo selo was not a bad idea. It was imagined as a traditional hamlet that would give a good picture of the traditional life in the hinterland of Šibenik. Unfortunately, it does not look good… Instead of lovely, typical stone…

Blacksmith and peka – traditions of Dalmatia

We recently received an order for a peka to ship to US. It was ordered through our Culinary Croatia web site that specializes in cooking tours and classes in Croatia but we also ship some unique products from Croatia. We hope to establish a web store but that can wait with World economy like this……