Wow, where to start with Croatia. All I can say it I want to go back. So. Much. Out of my 10 day trip, the 5 Islands Boat trip in Split was definitely my favourite day. Organised by Toto Travel, the day consisted of visiting 5 Islands and the Blue caves.
To get to the first place, there was an an hour and a half boat ride. We had to be at the harbour for around 7am, which having just got into Croatia the day before and following that I had just come back from Shambala, meant I felt shattered. But nevertheless, the boat ride definitely woke me up.
When we reached a harbour (I’m sorry, I can’t remember the name), we headed to the famous blue caves in Biševo. It’s so beautiful and I’d thoroughly recommend seeing it if you get the chance. It was also strangely calming.
From the Blue Caves we then headed to
Komiža on Vis
I loved this little town, it has lots of beautiful beaches and cute houses all packed together along the harbour. One thing I absolutely love about Croatia is how untouched and unspoilt it all seems. Wandering the streets feels like you’ve stepped back in time.
Every corner you turn is perfectly photogenic. I love this shot of the gentleman sat down relaxing, I think it really sums up this little town.
From here, we continued to Stiniva Bay on the island of Vis. Unfortunately, I have no photos of this place because boats could only come so far and we had to swim to the beach itself, so again, here is a picture that isn’t mine. I need to invest in a GoPro clearly. (Photo credit to yacht4day.com)
It was actually voted the Best Beach of Europe in 2016 and I can totally understand why. Although a little awkward to get to as it is inaccessible by boat, it feels somewhat remote and isolated from the rest of the world. The water is incredibly calm and in typical Croatian beach style, the water is crystal clear. It really does feel like a little taste of paradise.
This was definitely one of my favourite stops. The boat dropped us off and we just sat on the harbour and relaxed. It is a beautiful little beach that looks on to this incredible view. Because the water’s so calm is was a dream to swim and relax in. It’s so perfect.
This was our final desination! I had been really excited to visit the city as I’d heard so much about it and seen tons of pictures. It definitely didn’t disappoint. Full of winding alleys and light stone architecture every where you look I couldn’t believe somewhere so picture perfect could even exist. Walking around it felt like stepping into the set of a film I swear.
Hvar is one of the oldest towns in Europe and was actually formed in the same year as Aristotel was born, in the late thirteenth century. That’s over 600 years ago!
It’s not difficult at all to see why Hvar is so popular, alongside its beauty and architecture to marvel at, its beaches are beautiful and I’ve heard nothing but good things about it’s nightlife. Despite being such a popular destination for tourists, the city has successfully adapted to cater for this and aesthetically isn’t in any way spoilt like so many tourist destinations in Europe are.
I thoroughly enjoyed my day exploring some islands in this beautiful country and I couldn’t recommend doing this boat trip in Split enough. Not only do you get to explore lots, its a great way to travel plus it was great to meet people on the boat ride as well. If you want to know what I got up to in Split, you can see a blog post on that here.
Let me know if you’ve been to Croatia and what you did!