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Best place in Croatia to stay for a week..and then some more

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Best place in Croatia to stay for a week..and then some more

Hi

I'm hoping to spend a two week holiday in Croatia this Summer but I have no idea where to go! For the first week I will be joined by my sister and her boyfriend. They are looking for a more relaxing trip- nice hotel by the beach, somewhere that's got a bit of everything (history, scenery, good food,shops) and can act as a base to go on a few daily excursions around the surrounding area.

For the second week my friend and I are hoping to explore the rest of the country, staying in cheaper hostels. Any suggestions about where to spend our first week, where to travel in our second or a particular travel route would be very much appreciated :)

Ely, Minnesota
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1. Re: Best place in Croatia to stay for a week..and then some more

My first thought on the first week is Trogir....that would allow you to take some good day trips to surrounding areas....second week....hmm.....how about an island? or up to Istria? Or Dubrovnik or Cavtat?

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2. Re: Best place in Croatia to stay for a week..and then some more

Trogur suggestion by barrymanilow is great, but the hotels with beach are on Ciovo which I would during peak season. Close by is Seget Vranjica and there's the Hotel Villa Rustica, short drive by bus/cab to trogir/Split and beach close by. Also nice Sibenik. In this area you can do a lot by bus or witha rental. Zadar-Kornati islands-Nationalpark Krka-Primosten-Trogir-Split-Omis-Brac/Solta/Hvar as an island. Maybe this area would also be sth for you to travel in the 2nd week. Istria is also nice, but totally different from the Dalmatian region

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3. Re: Best place in Croatia to stay for a week..and then some more

I suggest for your first week Rovinj; everything you have asked for, history and scenery in abundance. Istria is noted throughout Croatia for its food, especially truffles. and ideally situated for easy trips to some wonderful places in Istria. Do a Google search or use the Search button above.

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4. Re: Best place in Croatia to stay for a week..and then some more

Wrong question as entire Croatian coast fits.

For week #1, I would suggest Istria and its incredible diversity. Entire coastline has lots of history and culture, but Istria has everything in short distances. East coast is towered by Mt. Učka and dominated by forests and many great places like Opatija, Volosko, Lovran, etc. (check https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNQSaA49T7I https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziwbrZDkaEU and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVykHNj0PQE)

The West coast is best known for Rovinj, a really incredible place with something for everyone (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULrHgk7w4RQ).

The countryside has both the hills and the plains and is best known for its wine and olive oil production as well as truffles, but also great food in general. Oh, and some magical medieval hilltop towns like Motovun (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=od8WboFtnWU) and Grožnjan (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obZhjAH3Nh8). With some great scenery and hiking trails like Parenzana (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jk5K0CUIQ2E).

And you have Pula, with its Roman artifacts and Brijuni islands (NP) and many other great places all around. Everything is within ~60 min drive, but you really do need a car. Anyway, check the movies and see if it appeals to you.

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5. Re: Best place in Croatia to stay for a week..and then some more

Thanks so much for your replies!! I will look into them all, some really good suggestions!

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