This Croatian fly-drive concentrates on the highlights of Southern Croatia with stays in Dubrovnik and Split, as well as on the Island of Korcula, where we recommend you visit Lastovo Island, part of a remote archipelago in southern Dalmatia.
Closed to the outside world for much of its history, a visit to the island is a step back in time – medieval stone villages, fields still worked by hand, large expanses of untouched forest, hidden coves and beaches. The interior of the island remains a wild, unspoilt map of karst valleys and limestone ridges, macadam roads, olive groves, footpaths, fields and orchards.
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Allow plenty of time to explore Dubrovnik and its surrounding areas. Take a cruise to the three most beautiful islands of the Dubrovnik archipelago – Kolocep, Lopud and Šipan, commonly known as the Elafiti islands. These verdant islands have gardens full of oranges and lemons and lovely seashore landscapes, charming, picturesque villages with small votive churches. (B)
Walk the ancient wall which encircles the city for stunning views over the southern Dalmatian coast and the red roofs of the UNESCO-listed Old City below. Cross the wooden drawbridge to Pile Gate and stroll the famous marble-paved main street where the Franciscan church and monastery can be found. (B)
Why not opt to take an excursion across to the neighbouring island of Mljet, where 1/3 of the island is classed as national park. Bike along pine forested trails, swim in the inland saltwater lakes or kayak across them to a marooned Benedictine monastery. (B)
Take the daily ferry from Vela Luka (on the western side of Korcula island) to Split. Journey takes approx 3 hours. On arrival, transfer to the hotel in Split. (B)
Discover historic Split, a charming UNESCO Heritage City with its magnificent Diocletian’s Palace and central piazza, Peristil. This popular square is an acoustic-rich setting for a cappella singers at dusk. You can spend hours here wandering the many hidden passages of the old town, dotted with boutique shops, cafes and galleries. The Marjan Hill is also a lovely place to escape the crowds and gain great views of the town below. (B)
Why not visit Krka National Park today to admire the famous waterfalls. Perhaps take a tip at the bottom of the falls before heading to Sibenik and Trogir, two lovely small towns where you might think you have landed on a film set as every corner is full of character and locals are ‘busy’ resting in the shade from the warmth of the sun. (B)
Free day to explore Cavtat. You could choose to drive to Montenegro for the day where amazing mountain scenery and stunning deep-set fjords make the journey worthwhile or head north to Mostar in Bosnia-Herzegovina and enjoy a coffee overlooking the iconic bridge. Alternatively, just relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Cavtat. (B)