Things to do
from swimming and
exploring the local area by walking, what other places can you
visit within a day's travel?
If you didn't see Dubrovnik
when you passed through the airport, then do spend a day
Because it is a very special place
- a world heritage
site - parking outside the old town could be difficult in the
height of the season. For that reason, either take a
way from the local main road, or take a local bus having parked
well outside Dubrovnik.
The same applies to Split
where Diocletion's palace is the main attraction - although like
Dubrovnik and Venice, it has these fabulous little streets
packed with architectural curiosities. Split
is approximately 2
hours drive away. Beyond Split airport is Trogir - another
historic town with a cathedral and plenty of charm.
Another day trip would be to take
your car on the ferry from Ploce
to Trpanj on the
Peninsula. Then drive across to Orebic where another
ferry (20 mins) will take you
Another lovely mini- version of Dubrovnik. The advantage
taking your car is that you can come home by another route, via
and Mali Ston.
these are charming old places, but there is a famous
restaurant there which specialises in locally produced oysters
are a very reasonable price).
You can see the oyster beds as you drive up the main
road from Dubrovnik.
You can also get across to Hvar
Island from Makarska.
it takes over an hour to get
to Makarska. When you get over to Hvar, it is a very long
and will take hours to drive from one end to the other (where
and famous town is). It may be quicker to drive up
and do the ferries from there - as they are more frequent and
the correct places. Or you could start one end of
leave from the other.
is another interesting place to visit and it is only 45 minutes
away. Although they have rebuilt the famous bridge which
destroyed in the recent Yugoslav war, there are still many
buildings. It is a strange mixture of medieval and modern,
river running in a deep cutting through the middle of the
You can also see the famous mosque in the centre and the
burial ground connected with the last fighting. It is
recovering and offering facilities for tourists - such as
canoeing on the river. There is more information
trip on the Komarna
website - http://www.komarna.co.uk/index.html.
your way to Mostar, you could call in at Pocetelj - where
is a castle that you can climb up to above the main road,
a mosque and Hammam. Another place you might like to
on that tour is Blagaj where the river pours out from under a
there is a restored Dervishes house right by the cave
entrance. There are many restaurants which serve local
right beside the river.
Bosnia uses a different currency
from Croatia, but it doesn't seem to matter too much. It
useful to know that Bosnian supermarkets are open on Roman
holidays and vice versa. So you should find some food
cafes open. On your way to Mostar, you could visit
Kravica waterfalls. There are least 3 crossings to Bosnia
in and around
Metkovic. From the border post in Metkovic, you can
visit a Roman archaelogical site and a bird sanctuary.
too far from the Kravica waterfalls is Medugorje - the place
young girl saw a vision of the Virgin Mary. Near the
border at Prud (go through Vid from Metkovic), there is a good
restaurant where they bake their own bread and will take you for
ride on the river before lunch.
Apart from visiting restaurants, you can
try tasting the local wines. The vineyards are all
around Kremena and also on the Pelijsac peninsula where there
are many tasting possibilities and you can also have a
wine-tasting lunch. The advantage of visiting the
popular tourist areas, such as Dubrovnik and Split is that the
restaurants and shops are more
developed and they almost always speak English.... they don't
in Metkovic local
We have collected many visiting cards from the local area and
Dubrovnik - so you will have a big choice of where to eat out.