This summer we followed the Pirate routes along the Dalmatian coast – among the inexhaustible inlets of the Pakleni Islands, through the hidden bays of Brac and down among the protected coves of Korcula to the Merchant capital of Dubrovnik. The pirates of the Adriatic raided merchant vessels passing through the shipping routes from the Levant to Europe,…

Diana, a guest from San Franciso asked what to see on their drive from Split to Dubrovnik. Regarding stopping on the way to Dubrovnik from Split – absolutely the Peljesac Peninsula is worth a visit. Ston is a medieval town, with reputedly the longest fortified wall outside the Great Wall of China. They are famous…

Kathy from London asked about what to do on her 5 day visit to Dalmatia. A few days in Dubrovnik, then drive up to Split sounds like a good plan.    There are lots of things to do in between and day trips from both Dubrovnik and Split, which it sounds like you will enjoy.…

Matt from New  York asked about private tours around Split. Here are some ideas for private “tours”. The guides will be directed by your instructions at the time, to be sure that you get to do and see what you want. You can also rent bicycles and/or arrange hiking on any of the islands –…

Barry from Texas asked what to do during their few days in Split. Split is rapidly becoming a trendy place to visit and is a great blend of old and new.  It is easy to sink into the local cafe culture, wine bars and restaurants of the old town.  The nightlife centers around trendy nightclubs,…

Our long postponed hike to Blaca was worth a thousand times the effort – actually a  lovely 45 minute walk.  This amazing enclave, nestled between the sea and the sky on the hillside of a hidden ravine, was once a refuge for Glagoltic monks fleeing the Turks on the mainland in the mid 16th century.…

Contributed with permission by:  Mila Hvilshøj, journalist, wine connoisseur & sailer. Frequent contributor to Total Split, Taste of Croatia and Lonely Planet research. THE GIANT ISLAND OF BRAČ FLOATS ACROSS THE ADRIATIC WATERS FROM SPLIT.   BEYOND ITS AZURE BAYS AND STONE QUARRIES HIDES A MYRIAD OF DISCOVERIES FOR THE PALATE.  WE VENTURE ONTO THE…

Peljesac is the Napa Valley of Croatia.  We had a lot of fun and have been really impressed with some of the wineries we visited this winter.   Among those we visited are 3 distinctively different wineries: Milos: Frano Miloš, master vintner, is one of the pioneers of the emerging boutique wineries, even though he produces…