Hotel Bon Repos
Dubrovacka Cesta 19, LG Korcula, Korcula Town, Korcula, 20260, Croatia
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Solaris complex (hotel Jakov or Ivan) near Sibenik: info please
we're thinking about going to Croatia for the second time (first time been to Korcula island) and we're doubting about going this summer for 8 days to the Solaris complex near Sibenik or going on a cruise (same area) on one of those "old" boat (14 up to 34 people) now serving as cruise boats (the Dalmatino, the Nerezine,....).
About the Solaris complex (hotel Jakov or Ivan), is it good staying there in the summer months ?
We were thinking about hotel Jakov, to be a bit further from the beach and the disco on the beach at night (to have a nice sleep). Is there a difference between the two hotels ?
How is the Aqualand at the Solaris complex ?
Is FKK possible near the Solaris complex or on the nearby islands ?
Is it possible to use the public bus (or other transport) to travel (the +/- 6 km) from the Solaris complex to Sibenik town (and back) ?
Are there at the Solaris complex local persons offering travel with their small boats to the nearest islands (like it's done on Korcula island, f.i. for going to Badija)?
Is there frequent boat transport from Solaris complex (or Sibenik town) to the island Murter and to the Kornati islands ?
All information is welcome !!
Ilse & Geert
Re: Solaris complex (hotel Jakov or Ivan) near Sibenik: info please
I've stayed at this complex, and found it okay, though somewhat redolent of its communist past. Sibenik itself is fasciating, with a lovely old Cathedral. But the boat trip sounds to me a better idea.
In any case, enjoy!
Re: Re: Solaris complex (hotel Jakov or Ivan) near Sibenik: info please
thank you for your answer.
We've stayed in hotel Bon Repos at Korcula island (near Dubrovnic) in the summer of 2002.
I myself have been in Hungaria in 1981 (when it was still communist).
In the hotel Bon Repos in 2002, I recognized some of the communist "things" like serving low quality and small choice food, small meals, very poor service, .....
Very basic hotel (rooms, breakfast, dinner, service,....).
Is this better in the Solaris complex ?
Ilse & Geert
Travel Tips for Korcula
Moreska is famous ancient sword dance that originates from a Moorish dance or a Spanish one (historians not sure - so how would I know). It is one of the oldest traditional European dances still performed. It had arrived to Korcula in 16th century from Italy.
The version that is still performed in Korcula has its specific alterations, and is much shorter than the original one (2 hours would be really too much).
There are 4 main characters: The Bula (The Moslem Maiden), Moro, the Black King Osman, the White King Otmanovic, the Black King's father.
They recite verses, but not for long, and then the spectacular dance with swords begins in moderate rhythm, culminating towards the end. You can see sparks flying off those swords, so it's a real thing, performers have to be well trained not to hurt each other. They are members of exclusive "club", it is a matter of pride to have a member of the family in that club, and the crowns that are the part of the costume stay in the family.
As you approach the harbour, the forested coast starts showing some spreading houses, giving life to the island, and, with their modern architecture, creating the contrast that "explodes" before you, when the boat circles the remaining towers of the old town
This legendary Venetian traveller is thought to be born right here in Korcula in 1254. Although Venice rejects this theory, claiming Marco Polo was born in Venice. Well, at that time Korcula was under Venetian authority so in a way he was born in Venice, but not in the town of Venice. Those disagreements have long history and there is no sight of a solution.
Whatever the truth is, Korcula at least has something to show as a birth house of Marco Plo, while Venice can't show anything.
You can see the birth house of Marco Polo (closed to visitors) and check an exhibition dedicated to his journey in Museum Of Korcula on the main square.
In 14th century a thick wall was built around town Korcula to protect it from the attacks of Turks and pirates. There were two entrances to the town. On the southside stands so called Kopnena Vrata (Land Gate) leading through a monumental tower, built at the end of 15th century.
You have to go snorkeling while you are here. The water is warm, and beautiful and there are no sharks or sea snakes. There is plenty to look at underwater, such as little electric blue fish, sea cucumbers and octopus (in some parts).
I bought some little kid inner tubes for floatation but the water is so salty that it'll keep you afloat with virtually no effort on your end.
In the center of town you can buy a really good set of mask and snorkel for $10 there's alot to choose from but the vendors are honest and will lead you in the direction of the quality cheap ones.
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Address: Dubrovacka Cesta 19, LG Korcula, Korcula Town, Korcula, 20260, Croatia