Croatia Off The Beaten Path

  • Poljud (area and stadium)
    by TheWanderingCamel
  • View of walk path toward town center
    View of walk path toward town center
    by BruceDunning
  • Kurija Matije Stoklasa
    Kurija Matije Stoklasa
    by croisbeauty

Croatia Off The Beaten Path

  • Day trips

    Dubrovnik Off The Beaten Path

    I did this trip with Adriatic global agency. The bad side is that you have to pay online if you want to book from home, the good side of the medal is that they organise smaller groups than Gulliver travel. The price with online discount was 52 € and the bus was for 12 people. I enjoyed this trip though I usually am not a fan of group excursions....

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  • Solin

    Split Off The Beaten Path

    This was the main living center for the Illyrian Delmaeti tribe and in the Greeks used it for trading over many centuries in BC. The Romans continued that trading commerce that covered much of the inland regions. The creation of Christianity got a foothold here in 200-300AD, and many churches were erected without much disturbance by the Romans for...

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  • Dubovica

    Hvar Off The Beaten Path

    The coast of Hvar is full of beautiful beaches and bays. During our stay on the island we tried to get each time to a different one and it was no problem to drive a half an hour or even an hour two times a day (in the morning and in the afternoon) to find a nice quiet bay where we went for a swim and enjoyed in a shadow reading a book. On the...

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  • Sljeme

    Zagreb Off The Beaten Path

    When you are in Zagreb, there is no way not to notice our big natural protector from the North, a homeland of Zagreb if you like it, the mountain Medvednica with its top Sljeme. With Jarun, it is also one of the beloved Zagreb's people sanctuary, during all four seasons. You can hik all over it, but make sure there is someone who knows the way. To...

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  • Neighbouring islands

    Dubrovnik Off The Beaten Path

    One of the alternatives in our free day in Dubrovnik was a trip to the Elaphiti Islands. Having visited worderful Islands as Hvar, Korcula or Peljesac we thought that it wouldn't add much to our program, and decided to visit Mostar. Anyway, the island of Lokrum, just some minutes away from town, was easy to see from the distance

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  • Trogir

    Split Off The Beaten Path

    This island town is only 20 miles form Split and a nice visits for one day. There are sites to take in such as CAthedral of St. Lovre and bell tower, museum(but it was closed and has been for 2 years-so wait it out), Kamerlengo fortress at the end of the island, Lucic Palace, Town square and clock tower to name a few. There are not many places...

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  • Milna

    Hvar Off The Beaten Path

    If you go from Hvar town towards the southern side of the island you find Milna, a small and peaceful village situated in a lovely bay with four large pebble beaches surrounded by pine forest, agaves, vineyards and orchards. Orientation to the south provides protection from northern winds and the sea is warm and crystal clear. The prettiest of all...

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  • Novi Zagreb&surroundings

    Zagreb Off The Beaten Path

    Kumrovec, the birth place of Josip Broz Tito, is turned into an Ethno-village. It is situated on the banks of the Sutla river, a place where you can become acquainted with the architectural and folklore heritage of rural Zagorje from the end of the nineteenth century. The small town of Kumrovec, better say village, is situate about 40 km north of...

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  • Beaches

    Dubrovnik Off The Beaten Path

    Don't expect great beaches,but, after burning in the sun along the city walls, all the water is welcome, and the coast around the town provides several beaches. Well, the possible beaches, but all with great views. (When I remember my swim in Vodice, I must confess that this, in a pebble beach, was... SUPER.)

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  • Poljud (area and stadium)

    Split Off The Beaten Path

    Opposite the Poljud football stadium you will find lots of giant blocks of flats that date back to socialist Yugoslavia. There are hardly any shops there and the buildings are pretty depressing. We walked through them on our way back from the stadium to the old town. In these building lots and lots of Torcida people live. They are the original fans...

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  • Jelsa

    Hvar Off The Beaten Path

    During our "safari" trip we visited Grapceva cave, a hidden well preserved cave with interesting history - archaeologists have discovered that this cave was not inhabited, but was used as a place of worship. Interesting "sculptures" of stalactites/stalagmites, no wonder people found deeper meaning in their magical forms. The guide was a bit...

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  • The cemetaries

    Zagreb Off The Beaten Path

    The central city cemetery, called Mirogoj, is situated on the hill in the northern part of the town and it is a must see when visiting Zagreb. It is considered as one of the most beautiful cemeteries in whole Europe. The main entrance to the cemetery is in particularly beautiful with church and fine arcades on the both side of it where the most...

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  • Old City of Dubrovnik

    Dubrovnik Off The Beaten Path

    To be honest I have no idea what are the names of this small chapels situated right next to the Dominican Monastery, in the street which is leading towards the Ploce Gate. Could be even some pious endowments built by middleclass citizens because the look pretty humble from outside. Would be very gratefull if anybody could give me any tip.

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  • Marjan Hill

    Split Off The Beaten Path

    The gates were unfortunately closed so I just had the opportunity to take this little glimpse of the cemetary.... Also, worth visiting is Marjan Forest Park, the green oasis the citizens of Split have been proud of for generations, carefully maintained and cherished. The park includes promenades, vista points, solariums, nature paths, playgrounds...

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  • Zavala

    Hvar Off The Beaten Path

    On the southern coast of the island facing the open sea is a small fishing village Zavala. It is located on the local road that goes from Jelsa. If you come from Stari Grad (as we did) in Jelsa you turn right onto a narrow curvy road via Pitve and then through a narrow and dark tunnel (1400 m long). The tunnel is regulated with traffic light...

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  • Strolling & shooting

    Zagreb Off The Beaten Path

    If not for other reasons I am in particularly grateful for joining to VT because this membership have teach me to walk the streets of my hometown with open eyes. It is completely new sensation, now I see things which have never seen before. Now I understand much better what my school professor used to tell; "learn your own country first and only...

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  • Forts, Palaces & Castles

    Dubrovnik Off The Beaten Path

    The walls around Ston marked the northern edge of th eDubrovnik Republic. Mali Ston nearby has more restaurants and clearly a busier but less picturesqu place. We stopped off on the way to exploring parts of the Peljeclac Penninsula

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  • Kastela

    Split Off The Beaten Path

    Kastel Gomilica is practicaly the suburb of Split, along with other six places starting with initial name of Kastel (castle). Sedam Kaštela, the Seven Castles, are located on the north seashore of Split, in the direction to the town of Trogir. The seven small but beautifull places compose probably the most attractive part of entire Split's...

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  • Vis Island

    Hvar Off The Beaten Path

    Still largely tourist free, the main settlements on the island is Vis town and Komiza which is connected by the asphalt road. Fishing is the main source of income on the island. Vis is the most westerly of the larger Croatian islands, at 24 miles from the mainland, and its area is 56 square miles (90 square km). The island is quite easily reachable...

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  • Jarun

    Zagreb Off The Beaten Path

    Jarun is a large recreational and sports oasis just outside Zagreb's city centre. It is especially popular on weekends when both locals and visitors come here for a walk. The area consists of two lakes with shingle beaches, islands and bridges. Also many beach cafes, bars and restaurants can be found here Directions: The Jarun lakes are situated...

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  • Otok Brac

    Split Off The Beaten Path

    BOL - The beaches on Brac have something special, particularly the Zlatni Rat beach -- their gravel promontory shifts from side to side as the wind and waves constantly change their shapes. There are many seaside resorts on the island, such as Postire, Milna, Supetar, and especially Bol, one of the biggest attractions and the largest tourist center...

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  • Stari Grad

    Hvar Off The Beaten Path

    If you come to Hvar, take a look at Stari Grad for a day...it's only a short bus ride from Hvar. Actually I arrived first on Stari Grad, and then took the bus from Hvar. The name "Stari Grad" simply means "Old Town" in Serbo-Croat. This town is supposed to be the oldest settlement on the island of Hvar (correct me if I'm wrong!). The side streets...

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  • Otok Vis & Bisevo

    Split Off The Beaten Path

    Medvidina cave on the island of Biševo, not far from Komiža, is very interesting geomorphologically. Its entrance on the sea surface is relatively large-sized but these dimensions gradually decrease towards its interior. At its end, the cave is very narrow and low, and its complete length of 160 meters ends with a little beach. Besides its...

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  • Sveta Nedjelja

    Hvar Off The Beaten Path

    High above the village of Sveta Nedjelja (Holly Sunday) there is a natural cave, huge and well hidden. It had been inhabited for thousands of years, providing a safe shelter to local people from pirates and other invadors. Inside this cave there were shrines of worship built several times. On the picture you can see remains of the old shrines and...

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  • Otok Hvar

    Split Off The Beaten Path

    This is one of the many islands that lie outside Split, it's a beautiful place. With beautiful scenery, nature, views, buildings, and so much more. It is worth to visit! Lived here for 2 weeks and it is absolutely amazing! The people are nice, the food is good and everything is really quite good, apart from shopping. Things to do: visit the...

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  • Vrboska

    Hvar Off The Beaten Path

    Vrboska, a picturesque fishing village in a long quiet cove, famous for a collection of first-rate paintings by old masters in the parish church of St. Lawrence. You can also pay a visit to the Fishing Museum.

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  • Omis / river Cetina

    Split Off The Beaten Path

    The canyon of the Cetina River stretches from the mouth near the town of Omis and 10 kilometers upstream. The canyon is one of the most remarkable geomorphological phenomena which was formed by the Cetina as a typical karst river. In its lower course the Cetina River has deeply cut into the limestone base between Mosor and Dinara above Omis,...

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  • Scedro

    Hvar Off The Beaten Path

    The island of Scedro is situated south of the larger island of Hvar. Its beauty lies in its indented coast and vegetation consisting of typical Mediterranean communities of woods and macchia. There are several old houses on the island as well as archaeological sites both on the island and nearby underwater area.

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  • Grožnjan

    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....

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  • Bale

    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...

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  • Rastoke

    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,...

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  • Pribic

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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...

    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...

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  • Lepoglava

    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...

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  • North Velebit - National park...

    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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  • St. Nicholas Fortress

    We visited the fortress inside, outside, around too. It was built 1540-47 by limestone. It is a beautiful neglected fortress. Today is empty and open for the public.

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  • The Castle of Lukavec

    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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  • Omišalj

    Omisalj is typical Mediterranean village although it could be considerate as a small town, having towns stucture with the main square and the surrounding streets which leading into the centre of the place. The old core of the place is in particularly beautifull with its stone made houses and narrow streets.The settlement is situated on a top of the...

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  • Porat

    If suppose your idea is to spend summer holidays "far of everything" then Porat at island of Krk is the perfect choice. It is very small fishermen's village with no hotels, no campings, one shop, one restaurant and small post office. The accomodation is available at the several houses built on purpose for renting the apartments and offering usual...

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  • Njivice

    Njivice is small village on the island of Krk, in the northern Adriatic. It is again one of the resorts for the family oriented people who love to enjoy in idilyc and peacefull summer holidays, along with the kids. No highlits to see here except for the pitoresque stoned houses showing the imagination of their local craftwork builders. Njivice...

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