Croatia: the islands

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The first part of Gaby’s and my Croatia trip was on board a yacht for six days. It was an organised tour and it was nice to just relax on board and trust our very capable skipper to take us around the islands.

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The second day we stopped in Vis town, a cute little town on the small island of Vis. It was popular to rent old VW converibles here, but Gaby and I were quite satisfied just walking around the town in a leisurely pace, going for a swim and having lunch.

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We had the local cevapi for lunch, here served with chopped raw onions and ajvar which seemed to be the local condiments to any meat. This simple lunch was really nice but didn’t set us back many pounds at all.

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We also walked past this lovely cemetery with a rather spectacular view.

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VW beetle convertible.

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Our third night we anchored at Vela Luka and got a bus to Korcula town as it would have taken us too long to sail all the way there.

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Korcula was pretty and cosy but fairly touristy since it is Marc O’Polo’s home town.

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What we liked the most was the cute alleyways all around the town and the excellent restaurant where we had dinner (which will feature in its own post).

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The biggest party town is Hvar which was a lot nicer than I had imagined. We were on good form before even reaching Hvar though, here a spot of spontaneous dancing in the water taxi.

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The day after Hvar town we sailed to another town on Hvar island called Stari Grad (which means Old Town). It was indeed a pretty old town and it is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. IMG_5331Pretty Stari Grad by night. More posts on Croatia to come, both on Split where we rested up for a few days after the sailing trip and on the restaurants we went to.

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