Tourist Attractions in Croatia

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    Hollywood comes to the Kornatis

    by mtncorg Written May 24, 2003

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    In the heart of the Kornati Islands lies the beautiful island of Mana. Atop cliffs on the northern section of the island lie ruins evocative of much earlier times. Byzantium, Ragusa, Rome, Greece, Illyrium all run through your mind as you float along the island shore. Walking through the silent ruins, you can almost feel the ancients. Too bad the ruins actually only date to the 1960's when the site was developed as a movie set.

    Unique Suggestions: It is still fun to wander among the old ruins, taking pictures. Your friends back home will not know any different:-} On the seaward side, cliffs invite you to prepare yourself for Acapulco. A nice side trip is to hike up the crest to the peaks to the south gianing more views to more Kornati dreams offshore.

    Fun Alternatives: The tourist trap is fun so forget the alternative.

    Looking north over the 'Ruins' of Mana
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    • Sailing and Boating
    • National/State Park

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    Price by the Kilogram

    by galy Updated Oct 22, 2004

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    It's costume in Croatia for some kinds of food to put the price on the menue, not by the porion, but by the KILOgram.
    First time we saw that, we were sorpriced, and order something elsr. Second time, we were braver, and asked, how much is the portion, and the waiter said:"about 350 grams". That's of course what was on the bill. Next time we ordered a portion for 2 without asking, and they put on the bill 700 grams. We thought we got the idea - the price is per kilo and the portion is about 350 grams. Third time in a small village restaurant we ordered again a portion for 2. It was prety small(although tasty) but on the bill they charged us with 800 grams.


    Unique Suggestions: Beware, and always ask in advance

    meat on the spit

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    CROATIA IS...

    by slawekjb Written Aug 30, 2004

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    FOR ANY BUDGET TRAVELLER THIS COUNTRY IS ONE GIGANTIC TOURIST TRAP- AT LEAST IN THE SUMMER. CEILING HIGH PRICES FOR EVERYTHING.

    Unique Suggestions: TALK TO LOCALS AND ASK THEM TO GIVE ADVICE. SOME WILL HELP FINDING SOLUTION TO ONE'S PARTICULAR PROBLEM (OTHER THAN HIGH PRICES AT A RESTAURANT OR A HOTEL...).

    Fun Alternatives: GO TO OTHER COUNTRY AND ENJOY YOUR HOLIDAY THE WAY YOU SHOULD.

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    • Road Trip
    • Food and Dining
    • Budget Travel

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    Definitely resistable

    by TheWanderingCamel Written May 22, 2008

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    We've all done it. Accepted the complimentary drink at the end of a meal, sipped it and thought "This is lovely" and bought a bottle to bring home with us - a luvverly reminder of that balmy summer evenings on the terrace of whatever restaurant we happened to find a particular favourite of a wonderful holiday.

    What happens to this stuff between buying it and opening it at home? That "delicious" pear brandy - or whatever it was, just doesn't taste the same without the moon on the water, the boats bobbing by the dock, the candlelit shadows on the konoba wall.

    Unique Suggestions: It does a great job of mascerating the fruit for the Christmas cake. A bottle should see you through about 10 Christmases

    Leave it on the shelf!

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    Trogir's streets

    by ChrisAlexander Updated Feb 19, 2004

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    Trogir can become crowded, especially in the evenings.

    Unique Suggestions: But it's just about possible to sneak around during the day to enjoy getting lost in the narrow cobbled streets.

    Fun Alternatives: Alternative? See 'Off the Beaten Path' island tip.

    A quiet Trogir street

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    Eating in Dubrovnik

    by SirRichard Written Jan 8, 2008

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    If you walk along the main street in Dubrovnik you will often be assaulted by sticky waiters "capturing" you for their restaurant. I found this very annoing, and tried to not pay any attention to them.

    Unique Suggestions: Walk around the side alleys where there are many nice terraces out of the rush of the mainstream.

    Dubrovnik terraces
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    • Food and Dining
    • Beer Tasting
    • Backpacking

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    Zadar's Solar System

    by ChrisAlexander Written Jul 31, 2008

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    It's a replication of our Solar System built using solar panels in the quayside that store up energy by day before lighting up at night - a sunshine powered treat while enjoying the night air and the nearby 'sea organs'

    Unique Suggestions: Expect it to be crowded.

    Fun Alternatives: There's nothing else like it anywhere as far as I know.

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    Krka National Park

    by ChrisAlexander Written Aug 7, 2008

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    If you're based in Sibenik or thereabouts a day-trip to the Park is well worth it.Hop on a bus, which will drop you off at the entrance to the park or in the town of Skradin,where a boat can take you further up to the entrance.

    Unique Suggestions: Enjoy a spot of hiking through pleasant woodland and across bridges overlooking the impressive falls.You can even go for a dip and visit an island monastery.

    Fun Alternatives: There are other national parks in Croatia to visit,such as Plitvice further north,but Krka is a great day out.

    Swimming area,Skradinski Buk

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    Monastery at Visovac

    by ChrisAlexander Written Aug 7, 2008

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    As part of the guided tour offered at Krka National park you'll get to visit this secluded island retreat used by Franciscan monks.

    Unique Suggestions: Pay extra to take a boat up to Visovac - tickets purchased at the booth at Skradinski Buk.The boat trip is extremely pleasant as it takes you there along the lake.When you arrive you'll be met by a tour guide who will give one of best no-nonsense tours I've had (ie. low on useless information and keeping to the most interesting facts). It may even be too brief as it doesn't leave you much time to absorb the tranquil atmosphere or foind out more about the interesting exhibit on the fate of many churches in the Dalmatia region during the Balkan War.

    Approaching the island monastery

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    Pubs, clubs and restaurants!

    by Marina_tom Updated Oct 8, 2007

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    Always check and compare the prices written on the menu and prices on your bill! If the waiter doesn't bring your bill, ask for it! That's especially important if you are going to the south of Croatia, on the coast and small cities. It is really not rare that the waiters charge you more if they see that you are foreign tourist.

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    • Beer Tasting
    • Seniors

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    Do not drink too much

    by matcrazy1 Written Jan 7, 2003

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    Croatian bars (in the season) are exciting: full of nice people, delicious beer, wine, spirits, drinks etc. And they are opened looong (sometimes till sunrise).
    So better not to drink too fast not to loose great party.
    .

    Unique Suggestions: .
    Get a taxi to your hotel. Drink as much mineral water (no gas) as you can before sleeping. Sleep looooong not to have hangover next/the same day :-).

    Fun Alternatives: .
    If you have hangover drink fast 1 Karlocacko beer :-).
    Try soft drinks.

    SICK  PUMPKINS

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    Croatia generally is overrated

    by ZAJohnstone Written Oct 19, 2006

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    I must immediately state that my visit to Croatia was limited to the coastline between Split and Dubrovnik. While the coastline undoubtably is fantastic, be aware of the following: (a) if the weather turns on you there is little else to do (b) the food is limited to pizza and pasta (c) the hotels are generally run down and expensive - we found better value in London than Croatia (d) Hvar was, simply put, boring.

    Unique Suggestions: What seems to be the best proposition is to take one of the multi-day sailing trips from Split. At least there you will really experience secluded beaches on deserted islands.

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    The most of croatian beaches have Not fine sand...

    by diamond7 Updated Jun 10, 2007

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    The seashore in Croatia is wonderful, anyway, the most of beaches have Not sand. There are a lot of beaches with pebbles and others have only the rocks. So if you only want beaches with fine sand, take care about your choose.
    Anyway, you can find some sandbeaches, in Brac island, Lopud island, and a few others small islands.

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    Swimming in Zadar

    by ChrisAlexander Written Jul 31, 2008

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    Puntamika! It's near the hostel.Just head away from Zadar's old town along the 'harbour' road northwards following signs for the Puntamika hotel complex.

    Unique Suggestions: Once you've found the complx,enter the gate from the road and walk through to find a spot somewhere,perhaps free of kids if you prefer. If using a 'recliner' while sunning yourself be prepared for the fee - about 15 KN I think.

    Fun Alternatives: Keep walking til you find a spot you like,but there's plenty of room in early June.

    Puntamika beach

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    In the hotel restaurants of...

    by croisbeauty Updated May 17, 2014

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    In the hotel restaurants of low class you may be served by cold soup and warm bear, sounds like joke but still it can happened to you.
    Take good care what your money worth when changing in Kuna (loco currency) and check invoice carefully before paying it.

    Unique Suggestions: 1 Euro worth approx. 7,50 kn

    Fun Alternatives: Do not pay in Euros, although accepted in some shops, cafe-bars, restaurants etc., change your money in the banks and pay in kuna.
    Official price list is stated in local currency, ie kuna, and conversation rates in Euro, which aren't official but made by the seller, may be disadvantageous to the customer.

    market place Dolac/Zagreb local pub in Zagreb shops in Oktogon/Zagreb street cafe-bar, Zagreb cafe-bars in Tkalca/Zagreb
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