Road Trip Along The Dalmatian Coast
Driving Dalmatian coast without a plan
It is a right time for planning a vacation for this summer. Why don't you do something different this year? Take a look at my lens and maybe my last trip will be an inspiration for your next vacation.
For the whole my life I have been travelling to different islands, counties, cities and mountains. But I always got there and just stayed in the same hotel, tourist resort or camp for a week or two. Of course, it was nice and relaxing,.. but in about two days I always got a little bored, so I decided that my next vacation will be different, with richer experiences and events. So I sat in my car with my friend and just drove. Without any plans or reservations. We stopped where the path led us and found a place to stay there for a day or two and than we moved on.
“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”
– St. Augustine
Where did we travel
We started our trip in Slovenia, drove to Rijeka, where we joined the Adriatic highway. The Adriatic highway is a road that stretches along the eastern coast of the Adriatic sea and it passes through whole Croatian coast. It was a great drive with a constant view over sea.
Great books that will guide you through Dalmatia - It is hard to get lost on this kind of road trip, but some tips and suggestions are always welcome.
These books will definitely help you not to get lost :)
Guide with many exciting photography and excellent cartography to provide a reliable and useful travel companion.
If you prefer DVD, here is one for you.
It's a must-have for any roadtrip.
First stop - Zadar
The first stop we made in Zadar. It is a historical town, full of beautiful historical architecture and the roman remains. It is great to take walk through the old town and of course it is close to many beaches, where you can catch a great sunset at sea.
Second stop - Biograd na Moru
We drove further south and next stop was in Biograd na Moru. It is another historical city, tailored to tourists. On the one hand it is a city where you can find historical and cultural sights and on the other hand it is full with varied tourist and night life.
Third stop - Sibenik
Sibenik is another historic town (obviously I love wandering through old towns), but there aren't many beaches, so we made just a quick stop. Anyway, I found a lot of restaurants in and around Sibenik with specialties of Mediterranean cuisine, so if you love fish specialties, you must make a stop there.
The most beautiful view during the journey
We had a lot of stops, so we could just enjoy a beautiful view of the sea.
Bacinska jezera (Bacinska lakes) - Fresh water lakes
During the trip (between Makarska and Dubrovnik) we also passed by this beautiful lakes. Of course, we had to make a stop there!
South Dalmatia - Dubrovnik
We spent more time in Dubrovnik. It is such a great city that we couldn't leave before we didn't see the whole city, its surroundings and nearby islands.
Exploring Old Town Dubrovnik
Walking the streets of Old Town Dubrovnik is great, if you enjoy exploring old towns. But walking the city’s walls (the entire city is walled and you can walk the couple of kilometers on city walls and enjoy great views of Old Town from every angle and of the sea and hills outside of Old Town) is even better.
For a day we replaced the car with the boat and went to explore the beautiful small islands near Dubrovnik. Lovely!
Montenegro - Kotor, Budva, Lovcen and some beaches
Of course we didn't stop there. If we were so far, we wanted to see some famous coast and cities (Kotor, Lovcen, famous Budva and other coast cities) in Montenegro, so we drove further.
If you are planning to visit one of the top turistic places in Montenegro - Budva, is this the best tourist guide for you.
Try some Dalmatian specialties - I love Dalmatian specialties!
Especially their extra virgin olive oil, green olive spread and fig spread. All of this taste wonderful! I always try to find some of it while I am there and bring it home. Can't wait to go there again!