We are back from Croatia having had a great time and really good weather especially for the time of year. It was a combination of photography and relaxing rather than some of the full on photo tours that I have been on – many thanks to Helen, my wife, for organising the itinerary.
After flying into Dubrovnik, we had a longish car journey to Trogir, just north of Split where we stayed in a small family run hotel in the heart of the old town. I don’t think that Trogir has changed much for hundreds of year with narrow alleys and old stone buildings.
From Trogir, it was a short ferry to the beautiful island of Hvar and a hotel right on the harbour front. There was a mixture of yachts and small fishing boat in the harbour with cafes overlooking the scene. The town of Hvar is small and easily photographed in a day so there was plenty of time for relaxing and eating some amazingly fresh fish. It was here that we had our only rainy day but even that was fine and the light was good too. Then we travelled back to Split for a day which was enough to see Split old town before heading back to Dubrovnik.
In Dubrovnik, there are few (if any) hotels in the old city and we stayed a short bus ride away in a lovely little bay in one of the other districts of the city. Despite the recent siege and war, Dubrovnik is a beautiful old city with amazing city walls which you can (and we did) walk right around the old city. We also took a boat trip to see the walls from the sea which emphasised how tall they are. A selection of photographs from this trip are in my new Croatia gallery.