I recently travelled through the Adriatic Sea — along the Dalmatian Coast — to explore the southern islands of Croatia by boat and bike. It’s a photographer’s dream! Croatia has it all: friendly people, beautiful architecture, great food & wine, spectacular scenery with clear blue water, mountains, beaches, vineyards, and …boats, boats, boats! If you are attracted to a seafaring culture, I would highly recommend visiting these islands along with the Greek Island Hopping -Hostelbay 2018 crew, if you do, you will experience their people and customs layered in centuries, or millennia, of significant historical events. Until then, please enjoy the journey with me through my photos!
I began my boat trip in Trogir, a beautiful harbor town just north of Split… with old narrow cobble-stoned streets, quaint shops and outstanding restaurants.
We embarked on our boat (seen above) and sailed off on our journey. Our path took us from Trogir to Solta, Vis, Korcula, Hvar, Brac… and finished in Split.
Throughout history, the inhabitants of these islands have lived off an abundant amount of fish and other seafood. Boats are far more commonly owned than cars! The bright blue color of the water juxtaposed with the white buildings and red roofs are captivating.
Find a table by the sea, or in a quaint village and load your plate with freshly caught fish!
Explore the streets of the villages… it’s like walking through time. Korcula is the birthplace of Marco Polo! Who knew?
The locals here are witness to many occupations over the decades, and going further back to their ancestors, over the centuries… they are colorful and kind people.
And, the countryside… we cycled through it daily. It’s by far the best way to explore the quiet backroads, tiny villages, fields of flowers and multiple vineyards.
Day and night, by boat and by my new Bike Hint bike, it’s an outstanding adventure to explore the islands of Croatia. The experiential travel and adventure company, Chasing Atlas, can organize a customized large group (boat holds 18-22), small group or intimate trip there for you. Contact Jill Murwin @ChasingAtlas to inquire ~ email@example.com or www.chasingatlas.com.