I spent about twenty days in Croatia this summer (it’s that good) and weighed my options in touring through the green mediterranean.
Either rent a car and indulge in a luxury hotel near Plitvice and another near Krka National Park, or do day trips from a major city such as Split. Taylor and I chose the latter for a few reasons.
The parks open and close so you can’t shoot at sunrise and sunset anyways. Furthermore, exhausted from my full-time traveler lifestyle, there was little convincing needed to get me to stay in one place. It’s nice to take a break from repacking nightly, and actually knowing how to get back to you place at night.
We did both tours the company Adriatic-4-You. It was pretty good. I’d spend a week at each park if I could, but since it wasn’t an option, having someone to drive to-and-fro was nice.
Adriatic-4-You does private and group tours, catering to your budget.
We stayed at the 101 Dalmatian Design Hostel, first booked throughLife Before Work – Yacht Life , Croatia.After hanging out with the LBW crew for a week and a half of Yacht Life (booked through a tour operator), we wrapped up our experience at 101. The new design hostel offers the cleanliness and trendiness of a hotel with the livelihood of a hostel. Having a home base, we could leave our stuff in between our intense day trips and opt for homemade cooking for a change. I spent a lot of time at that hostel and would definitely recommend it.
While our actual time in Split doing the day trips was short, it was immensely memorable. The iconic views are worth more than a shot.
At Krka National Park, you can go for a swim in parts of the falls. Others are sectioned off, exclusive to the birds and the bees.
I really liked that. I like that despite the crowds lining up to see God’s gifts to our world, it was beyond our ability to touch. It reminds us of our mutual love for the natural earth and our overwhelming need to protect it.