After spending the night in the hotel beach in Montenegro we continued our way towards Croatia. There was not much to go
We choose the routing following the Croatia coastline. Our first stop was Dubrovnik, however, it turned out to be just a quick tour in the city with the car, because the city was just too crowded and it was impossible to find a parking place. We had a quick look at the walls of Dubrovnik, found a nice hidden beach outside the town to have a quick swim and some rest, and took the direction toward Split. Driving by the coastline itself was like a vacation. There were far too many many
We also had to drive through Bosnia and Herzegovina. Bosnia and Herzegovina
During our drive, we were rerouted because of a forest fire. We were rerouted to the mountains, where again, we needed to manage very narrow roads. As this time Kaija was the one driving, there were quite a lot of hairpin turns, which were just too narrow for our Passat. Luckily we managed to get back to the main road, but thanks to this rerouting, we know that there is a great rafting river near Split.
Kaija wanted to do some kayaking inorder to explore the coastline from the sea so we started to look for possible options. We read that Crotia has been just recently discovered by kayak enthusiasts and for that reason many rental places were only offering guided kayak tours. They just considered kayaking without the guide too dangerous. We didn’t find any suitable place same evening so we decided to spend the night near Split, hoping to find a kayak rental next morning.
The place we found for
Next morning we visit few places which offered kayak tours and they gave us directions to the nearby Kasjuni beach where they also rent kayaks without the guide. Getting to this Kasjuni beach was no problem, but getting the kayak was quite a hassle. We arrived at the beach at around 10 o’clock. The kayaks were laying next to the beach. First, we were told by the people who run the bar and rent the sunbeds, that the guy who rents kayaks comes in 15 minutes. Then we were told 1 hour, and after we had waited for an hour, we were told that we can not rent a kayak before 2 o clock. One “really nice” girl told us, that the guys who rent kayaks, comes only after 2 o’clock in the afternoon. Kaija was already about to make a scene… but finally, we managed to convince them that we are there only in the morning and they just had made us wait for nothing over an hour, one of the bartenders softened and asked the “nice girl” to just give us the kayak. That did the trick and we rented the double kayak for 2 hours. It was quite expensive though – 40 euros.
They know how to ask lot of money however it seems they do not know how to do business – customer is deffinelty not a king in Croatia 🙂
Nevertheless the kayaking was nice. The coastline was
In the afternoon we continued on our way and decided we will drive as much as we can and find again some nice place by the beach to stay overnight. We were still following the road along the coastline and the views got only better and better. There were many many small bays with little villages inside that bay. In every bay, there were boats and yachts. Jaanus wanted to stop to take some pictures and enjoy the views but it was difficult because there were not many places you could stop, and if there was then you could not see those little villages from there. However, we got one picture but this is far from the best which we saw.
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We started to seek some camping places for our last night in Croatia. By googling some, they seemed very expensive. So we decided we will visit some of those and check on site how much it costs. It turned out to be true that camping in Croatia is expensive. The one we visited cost about 30 euros to park the car and 2 people spending the night in the car. So we politely declined and turned our car around and decided to find some free beach like previous nights. Soon we saw another camping and we turned in. This
Sometimes Google maps think this is the fastest route through
Overall, Croatia was a beach vacay. We saw many many different kinds of beaches with the most beautiful views