Croatia’s Island of Mljet – 2TravelDads

Author: , November 29th, 2018

Croatia's Island of Mljet - 2TravelDads

Unless you’ve been island hopping in the Dalmatian Isles, you might not have heard of Mljet or considered visiting this funky little Croatian island. There are lots of things to do on Mljet and if you have the opportunity to spend a few days here, it’s well worth it and you’ll be so glad you did. We loved the two ports we visited on the island… and learned a lot about Croatia.

Mljet was an amazing surprise filled with butterflies, vineyards, lamb, and even a pirate monastery. Take a look at what makes Mljet the most fascinating of the Dalmatian Isles. And then please let us know when you’re going to visit because we’d love to go back and spend a few more days there.

Unless you’ve been island hopping in the Dalmatian Isles, you might not have heard of Mljet or considered visiting this funky little Croatian island. There are lots of things to do on Mljet and if you have the opportunity to spend a few days here, it’s well worth it and you’ll be so glad you did. We loved the two ports we visited on the island… and learned a lot about Croatia.

Mljet was an amazing surprise filled with butterflies, vineyards, lamb, and even a pirate monastery. Take a look at what makes Mljet the most fascinating of the Dalmatian Isles. And then please let us know when you’re going to visit because we’d love to go back and spend a few more days there.

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Pula, Croatia

Author: , July 11th, 2016

Pula Croatia

With direct flights from London direct to Pula, summer is the perfect time to discover the Istria peninsula in northern Croatia. Istria is the largest peninsula in the Adriatic Sea – just a short journey across the water from Venice in northern Italy.

The name of this region is derived from the Histri tribe – one of the Illyrian tribes that inhabited the Balkans and parts of the Italian peninsula around the 4th century BC.

The Romans described the Histri as pirates, and eventually conquered them in 177 BC. The most obvious legacy left by the Romans is the massive amphitheatre in Pula – one of the largest Roman arenas still standing – but there are a wealth of archaeological points of interest to explore in this region.

Following the fall of the Roman Empire, this region repeatedly changed hands as the fortunes of the various powers waxed and waned – the Goths, the Avars, the Lombardis, and the Venetians to name a few. In more recent times, Istria has been controlled by the Habsburgs of Austria, Napoleon, and the fascist Italian government of the 1920s.

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Which Croatian Island is for You?

Author: , April 30th, 2015

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Croatia consists of over 1,000 islands, most of them paradises in their own way. Unfortunately, it’s pretty much impossible to hop to each of them in one trip, or perhaps even a lifetime. Here, we’ve decided to help you figure out which Adriatic island is perfect for you.

For Adventurers: Brac

Situated just off the coast of Split, Brac is the proud home of the highest point in the Adriatic, Vidova Gora (2,550 feet), as well as Croatia’s most popular windsurfing spot along Zlatni Rat (also the country’s most photographed beach). Other than ascending mountains and riding waves, hiking the trails that remained unharmed during the Yugoslav war is a popular activity here. At Zlatni Rat, there’s pretty everything adventurers can ask for — scuba, kayak, parasail, and just about anything involving a jet ski.

For Foodies:Vis

Before 1989, Vis was a Yugoslav naval base and no-go zone for foreigners. Since then, it’s transformed into a foodie haven, serving up decadent Dalmatian delicacies with a side of unspoiled scenery. We especially enjoy fresh fisheries like Pojoda, which offers the likes of old-world stews from grandma’s recipe and an anchovy pasty. Better still, the island’s loaded with vineyards crafting organic Vugava and Mali Plavac, too.

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Island Hopping in Croatia

Author: , November 13th, 2013

Croatia Gay TravelAll eyes were on Croatia this year after it was featured on the HBO series Game of Thrones. Now, there’s more tourism focus than ever on this small country on the Adriatic, with its forested hills, quaint villages, and turquoise waters. Especially rife for exploration are the country’s 1,244 known islands – of which only 50 are inhabited. Below, we offer a quick guide to exploring the best-known of these islands, depending on the type of trip you’re looking for. From each island, an excursion to an even more stunning, remote beach is possible. All it takes is a little planning:

Sipan

A quick 75-minute ferry ride from Dubrovnik, Sipan is considered one of the most accessible of south Croatia’s array of coast-hugging islands, making it suitable for an overnight stay. Along with Lopud and Kolocep, Sipan is one of the three main Elaphite Islands (named after the Greek word for ‘deer,’ who were the islands’ original inhabitants), though because it sits farthest from Dubrovnik, Sipan generally offers the least crowded beaches. To step things up a notch, the popular Hotel Bozica (from $37), whose 26 rooms all face the ocean, offers complimentary transportation from the mainland by speedboat.

Authored By Alex Schechter – See the Full Story at Shermans Travel

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Guide to Gay Croatia

Author: , September 16th, 2013

Croatia Gay TravelYou’ve been to Ibiza, Mykonos, Playa del Ingles, Sitges…and now you are ready for something new? Make yourself an exclusive holiday in world renowned Dubrovnik, take a city break in the Croatian capital of Zagreb, experience amazing nudist beaches along the Croatian coast, explore hidden bays on the island of Hvar or simply visit Croatian Ibiza – Zrce where party never stops…

However, for many years Croatia has been known as not the most gay friendliest country in the world. The entire world has seen the pictures of Croatian towns Zagreb and Split and the gay pride during which several people were injured just because they were brave enough to say who they are and more importantly who they love. Luckily these times are behind us and the situation has been changing rapidly.

There are more and more places in Croatia that are gay friendly. Today Croatia is full of beautiful beaches and people there are usually very open and relaxed. Still Croatia does not have a real gay destination and it probably will not have for some time, but that does not mean you should not visit this Mediterranean pearl.

Authored By Andrea Petkovic – See the Full Story at Gay Web Source

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