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    Day trip to Montenegro from Dubrovnik

    by hopang Updated Mar 28, 2015

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    This is another interesting day trip from Dubrovnik and this time we travelled to Montenegro. The trip also takes an entire day of your time from early in the morning until evening. Day trip to Montenegro is more popular than day trip to Mostar. It is evidenced by the number of passengers taking this trip. Again we had the same tour guide from Dubrovnik named Daniella but with different bus driver named John. We had 16 passengers for the trip which was very good considering that the month of March is still considered a winter month in Croatia.

    We are afraid the itineraries for the summer and winter months are slightly different. You have more and slightly better destinations during the summer months when your trip will be extended by one hour. This day trip will take passengers along the coast southwards towards the border with Montenegro. After border checkpoint you will travel towards the beautiful Bay of Kotor passing among cities such as Herceg Novi, Risan and Perast. At Perast you will have an option to take a ferry to the island visiting the elegant Church of Our Lady of the Rock and its wonderful museum.

    You will reach the walled city of Kotor which is a UNESCO world heritage site and will have ample time to visit some of its wonderful attractions especially the Cathedral of Tryphon. You will even have ample time to take your lunch inside the walled city. Your final destination of this day trip is the beautiful coastal city of Budva which also has a city wall similar to that of Dubrovnik. On the way back to Dubrovnik you will take a short ferry ride across the bay from Lepetani to Kamenari. We also enjoyed this day trip very much and would like to thank Daniella and John for the hospitality shown to us.

    The scenic walled city of Kotor in Montenegro The beautiful Bay of Kotor in Montenegro Church of Our Lady of the Rock off Perast Inside the lovely Church of Our Lady of the Rock The lovely coastal city of Budva in Montenegro
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    Day trip to Mostar from Dubrovnik

    by hopang Updated Mar 28, 2015

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    While vacationing in the old Town of Dubrovnik, it is inevitable to take day trips to nearby cities and countries especially Mostar in Bosnia & Herzegovina and numerous cities in Montenegro. We purchased both of these day trips from Aviator.com (please refer to their website below). These day trips are organised by their local travel agents known as Elite Travel Agency.

    This day trip to Mostar will bring you to the coastal town of Neum (in Croatia), the village of Pociteji (in Bosnia & Herzegovina) and finally to the UNESCO world heritage site of Mostar in Bosnia & Herzegovina. At Mostar the major attraction is of course the Old Bridge of Mostar which is very rich in history. The Bridge was of course totally destroyed during the war of 1990s and was completely rebuilt. The river below the Old Bridge divided the city between east and west and of course between the Croats and the Bosnians.

    Other interesting attractions awaiting you at Mostar are the old Bazaar, the beautiful Turkish House (as depicted on our last photograph) and historical mosques. You will have ample time to explore the city on your own. We took the opportunity to sample some local food which is quite cheap here. You will also have time to do some shopping especially for local crafts and souvenirs.

    This day trip will take an entire day of your time from early in the morning untill early evening. We purchased this day trip online before arrving in Dubrovnik. The day trip costs approximately US$60.00 per person. We really enjoyed this day trip and wished to thank Daniella (our tour guide from Dubrovnik) and Leo (the van driver). We also want to thank the local guide in Mostar for his local knowledge

    Mostar Old Bridge viewed from the south View of the river to the north from the Old Bridge Memory of the ugly war of 1990s Mostar Old Bridge as viewed from the north inside a beautiful Turkish House in Mostar
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    Grožnjan

    by croisbeauty Updated Feb 1, 2013

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    On the top of the other hill of Mirna valley, which rises opposite to Motovun hill, there is a small town of Grožnjan, probably the most beautiful small town of Istria. Groznjan preserved its look, as it was few centuries ago. All buildings and houses, inside of the old core, have been restaurated and inhabited, this time mostly with the artists. Actually, the town of Groznjan is an artistic colony inhabiting number of painters, sculptors, writers and musicians.
    Those of you who prefer eco-tourism shouldn't miss it when visiting Croatia. Besides accomodation in the local houses and small pansions, there are few very attractive restaurants offering genuine Istrian cuisine.
    Check for more on my Grožnjan page.

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    Bale

    by croisbeauty Updated Feb 1, 2013

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    There are number of small settlements situated in the hinterland of the Istria peninsula worth to see. Bale is a small stone-made town in about 20 km north from Pula. During the pased 50 years it was practicaly semi-deserted because most of the inhabitants left in searching for a better job. On the other hand there was also a political reason why this small town have lost its population. After 1953, most of inhabitants who were of Italian origins emigrated back to Italy.
    Nowadays, the place is fully revitalized and great majority of buildings completely restaurated. Bale become attractive and very popular place for agro-tourism, offering charm and tranquility as it once used to be.

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    Rastoke

    by croisbeauty Updated Nov 1, 2011

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    When traveling by car from Zagreb towards the Adriatic coast or Plitvice Lakes, stop at Slunj, small town situated on the main road.
    Here you'lll find the waterfalls of Rastoke, an extremely pitoresque spot with plenty of cascades, travertines and waterfalls flowing into the river of Korana. I suggest you to stay overnight or maybe even a few days, it could be immemorable stop and very pleasant surprise. Rastoke is agritourism resort, unique for its beauty, no such a resort excist elswhere in Europe.

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    Pribic

    by croisbeauty Updated Oct 19, 2011

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    The great majority of the Croats are roman catholics, although there are other religions such as muslim, orthodox, protestants etc. There exist high rate of tolerance between the different religions in Croatia.
    This is a very beautiful Greek-catholic church in small town of Pribic, which is situated near the town of Zagreb.

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    Korana river

    by croisbeauty Updated Oct 19, 2011

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    Korana River is one of the four rivers that flow through the town of Karlovac, which is situated near the town of Zagreb. The other three are: Kupa, Mrežnica and Dobra.
    The water of Korana is very clean, rich of fish and favourable for swiming.
    When traveling by car towards the Adriatic resorts, make a break at Karlovac you wont regret it.

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    Salona - Solin

    by croisbeauty Updated Oct 19, 2011

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    In the ancient Roman times it was important and very big town on the Adriatic coast, just a few kilometars from the town of Split. According to its huge proportions, it have had about 60.000 inhabitants at that time. During the past centuries, not much of it was left, however it worth to see the remnants.

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    Bacinska Jezera

    by croisbeauty Updated Oct 19, 2011

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    BACINSKA JEZERA - Lakes of Bacine - endless beauty in southern Dalmatia, situated just a few kilometres from the town of Ploce.
    Here you'll find mixed both the salt and the sweet water, idyllic atmosphere, tranquility and perfect spot for those who like fishing.

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    Zlatni Rat - at island of Brac

    by croisbeauty Updated Oct 19, 2011

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    ZLATNI RAT - at Bol on island Brac - many agree it is the most beautiful beach on the Adriatic, a cape of fine gravel which moves in accordance with the waves, edged by pine forest. Do not miss it when visiting the island of Brac.

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    Marija Bistrica

    by croisbeauty Updated Oct 19, 2011

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    Marija Bistrica is one of the most important shrine in Croatia. It is located about 30 km north of Zagreb. The pilgrims are visiting this shrine in order to worship the wooden statue of Black Madonna, which miraculously survive the big fire.
    Besides worshiping the Lady this place is offering good and healthy domestic food in a local restaurants.

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    Palagruža - small island deep...

    by croisbeauty Updated Oct 19, 2011

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    PALAGRUŽA - small uninhabited island deep into Adriatic, called also "Diamedes island".
    On the top of the island dominates spectacular lighthouse, which is one of the most beautiful in whole the Adriatic.
    The island looks like a hill which rises up from the water, therefore the shore is precipitous and unapprochable. Still, you'll find there one of the most attractive beach resort in whole Adriatic.

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    Lepoglava

    by croisbeauty Updated Oct 19, 2011

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    The small town of Lepoglava is situated about 80km's north of Zagreb. There isn't much attraction in this place except for the church of Paulist order built in the beginning of the 15th century. The church, dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Marry, is protected cultural herirage of national importance. The entire church is preserved in the Gothic style while the subsequent reconstructions belong to early and late Baroque. The church is famous for its 18th century frescoes painted by John the Baptist Ranger.
    From 1503 until 1537 the first Croatian public secondary school started working in the monastery.

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    North Velebit - National park...

    by croisbeauty Updated Oct 19, 2011

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    Velebit is a mountain situated in the northern part of the Adriatic coast, known beacause of the very strong wind called "Bura", which, in the winter season, freezes you until the bones.
    NORTH VELEBIT - National park - the most valuable and the most attractive peak part of Velebit.

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    The Castle of Lukavec

    by croisbeauty Updated Aug 26, 2011

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    This small and very beautiful castle is situated in the close surroundings of Zagreb, nearby the airport Pleso. It is completely newly renovated but still closed for the public visitors. According to some informations the castle will be open this year housing museum exhibits from the local region.

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