Travel Blogs from Opatija
Finally Zadar was in sight– who needs a TomTom! Before we knew it, we had found our lovely yellow apartment and our host, Kruno, was waiting for us.
Pleased with our map reading skills we celebrated by walking into the old town of Zadar to check out a few sights and then found a fantastic restaurant recommended by Kruno followed by a few drinks at a trendy bar overlooking the water to watch the sun go ...
Around 10 am we hopped in our car to drive around the island. Our first stop would be Baska all the way in the other side.
First a little bit of info about Krk. Krk is the largest island of the Adriatic Sea
When you first arrive on the island (which is the only island connected to the main land with a bridge) the landscape looks more like you've arrived on the moon than on a mediteranian island. It's dry ...
... so before we could put up the tent, we had to remove the larger rocks. Our neighbours were Finnish and Dutch.
We talked with the Dutch people and they told us they had been there for 1 month and they came back each year for 30 years! Wow!
After we put up our tent we explored the campground. It looks good. We are fairly close to the ...
... dud the job. It was in an old port side 4 story building old staircase but had the best local market at our door. Veg, fish, meat, it had it all. During our week we did a day tour to Pula, and ancient port village complete with roman gates and walls and an amphitheatre like ...
... can sort it out.
Opatija was developed as a resort town
for the aristocracy of the Hapsburg empire so it has had wonderful
public works projects along the foreshore. This includes the
Lungomare, a 13 km long elegant public walkway along the shoreline.
Everywhere else the seashore is alienated by private dwellings and
massive hotels that like to make their bit of seashore ...