Going island hopping the following day meant that we needed to stand up sooner than I’d maybe have appreciated on holidays however the thought of crusing by way of a few of the most stunning elements of Croatia was greater than sufficient motivation to excitedly soar off the bed and hurry downstairs for breakfast.
The solar was already out in full power (even that early within the morning) although with no breeze within the air, the ocean was virtually glass-like.
We excited piled onto our boat and earlier than lengthy headed off seeking Croatia’s beauties.
Our first cease was a short go to to a cave which was for the navy however is now house to fisherman (who you possibly can nonetheless see in the course of the day simply going about their enterprise)…
Our subsequent cease was Hvar, a fast whistlestop however not so fast that we didn’t get an opportunity to fall for the charms of this beautiful metropolis.
In it’s time, Hvar has been Greek, Slavic, Turkish, Roman, Venetian, Hungarian, Bosnian, Austrian, French, British and Italian! Speak about a diversified historical past!
After a fast cease for an ice-cold drink to chill off in that early morning warmth, we proceed to discover Hvar’s many fairly little nooks and crannies.
By the best way, if you’re right here, make sure to pop spherical to the theatre right here. It’s one of many oldest surviving theatres in Europe (dates again to 1612).
Quickly sufficient, we needed to hop again onto our boat and make our means over to the following cease – the Blue Lagoon.
The Blue Lagoon is the proper spot to chill off with a refreshing dip into Croatia’s stunning clear blue waters.
Hvar was completely superb however given how scorching it was (it was round 35C / 95F) I believe this was one I used to be wanting ahead one the solar actually started to do its factor. 😆 😆 😆
And so backwards and forwards we went, from boat to chill waters, over and over, solely stopping often to chill off with an ice chilly beer earlier than diving proper again in!
Subsequent off, we went off seeking the Blue Cave or the Blue Grotto, stopping briefly to take a look at the Inexperienced Cave (which you’ll be able to really go swimming in) earlier than carrying on.
The Blue Grotto is a UNESCO World Heritage Web site now so entry to it’s restricted and you may’t simply go swimming in there like individuals used to have the ability to years in the past.
As a substitute, you arrive on the island after which change boats to go on a smaller boat with a information – which you undoubtedly want as the doorway to the cave may be very tight!
Inside it although, it’s completely superb and the rationale why it has the title that it does turns into fairly apparent! 😄
The cave is lit however an underwater tunnel and it’s simply such an exquisite place. Let me present you precisely what I imply…
Leaving the Blue Grotto, we made our means over to close by Komiža, one other fairly little city the place we determined to stay round to have lunch in.
It’s such a cute place however alas, the rumbling of starvation in our tummies imply that we needed to discover some meals earlier than testing the city absolutely.
Lunch began with aperol spritz (a welcome respite from the warmth)…
…earlier than diving into an area meats platter, focaccia, steaks and salads!
Executed with meals (which took eternally to reach 😄), we headed off to take advantage of the city.
It’s a cute little place undoubtedly value spending extra time in however we had yet another place we wished to squeeze in earlier than heading again to Brac.
With that, we hopped onto our boat and made our means over to Stiniva Bay – a spot just lately featured as probably the greatest seashores in Europe.
The boats can solely go to date right here so you need to swim 80 – 100m to get to the bay nevertheless it’s so value it!
After chilling round right here for a bit, we lastly hopped again onto our boat and made our means again to Brac island in time for sundown drinks by the rooftop pool.
Dinner that even had us in Taverna Riva, simply one in every of my locations in Bol (on Brac island).
We began off with lobster gnocchi for myself and the truffle gnocchi for Lloyd.
The lobster gnocchi was nice however the truffle gnocchi was IT!!! Soooo soooo good and undoubtedly the rationale why if it was on the menu for dinner (each different night time after this in Croatia), we needed to have it.
For mains, we went for the calamari – grilled and fried (separated – not multi function dish 😄 😄) and a grilled fish. All completely scrumptious!
For drinks, we skipped cocktails and went with an area glowing wine that noticed us by way of the following few hours of dinner until it was time to move again to our lodge, completely exhausted however completely loving the attractive elements of Croatia that we had gotten to discover right this moment!