Croatia (Part 2): Bol, Stari Grad, Split, Cavtat
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Here is another post of Croatia if you are still not convinced!
I walked around Bol to see more of the area. The walk brought me to the Monastry of Bol where I go a very peaceful view of Bol. There is also a little stretch of beach on that side of the island. After much walking, it was already dinner time. This time, I chose to have my meal at Bistro Laguna as recommended by a blog. Boy, the Scampi in Buzzara sauce was my oh my – delicious! I tried to be ladylike by using the fork and spoon but it just didn’t work. So, with my fingers, I savoured every bit of the dish. The gravy was made with this spicy tomato sauce with a hint of white wine. Oh gosh…..I have to cook this one day! After that, I only looked out for Scampi Buzzura whenever I was at a restaurant.
After Bol, I took the ferry from Bol to Jelsa on Hvar Island. The ticket was priced at 22kn (about 2.90€). From Jelsa, I continued to Stari Grad by bus. A bus stop is not something you will see. There will be little shops nearby and the whole area just do not look like a bus stop, at all. Anyway, just hang on and ask around if you are unsure. The bus came and off I went to Stari Grad.
Stari Grad is a very quiet town. Very quaint, old and peaceful. As a city girl, I have to admit that the peacefulness was quite deafening for me especially when the sun is down. One day was enough for me as I got to cycle around Stari Gard, enjoy the beach and eat at the best restaurant in Stari Gard, Ermitaž. The food was fresh and well, nothing but only delicious. I really enjoyed my day there.
Lastly, my journey brought me to Split. The Jadrolinija cruise ship docks at a port slightly outside of the center (of Stari Grad) from where I embarked for Split. I estimate a half hour walk from the center to the port of Stari Grad, so calculate in a bit more time. The journey from Stari Grad to Split takes about two hours. It was this huge ship where I enjoyed my journey and wish it took longer. The beauty of Croatia was just sigh, beautiful.
Split is a bigger city and I was finally back in town. There were so many people, who are mostly tourists. As one of UNESCO Heritage sites, Split was a place filled with culture and history. At the same time, the city offers lots of international brands. I had dinner at Apetit and Konoba Matejuska. Both restaurants had really yummy food. If I really had to choose, Konoba Matejuska maybe a better experience due to the ambience of the restaurant. Apetit on the other hand was recommended by a local. I like both, just as much! The seafood was just so fresh!
The flight back to Frankfurt was at 6am in the morning. Hence, I had to be close enough to the airport in order to not miss my flight. Cavtat is just a half hour bus drive away from the Dubrovnik main bus station. I had a wonderful stay at Hotel Major with a fantastic view at the airport in the distance, across a deep valley.
The owners run a shuttle service into town, so whenever you feel like moving around, just ask for a ride into town. They will happily accommodate you anytime and I can tell you that the service is perfect! Before leaving for the airport, I was even handed a breakfast pack. The owners said that since I did not have breakfast at hotel, he packed some fruits, fruit juice and bread. What lovely gesture!!! I was needless to say, really touched!
I also had a chance to enjoy dinner in the little town of Cavtat at the best restaurant, according to Trip Advisor. I was really lucky to secure the last table at Bugenvila. It was crazy because people kept coming to the restaurant to ask if there is an available table. So people, make your reservations!!
The whole holiday in Croatia was a dream. Never would I have expected to be in Croatia and trust me, you will like this place. Do I still need to convince you?
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