It’s nearly a month now since I got on a plane heading for Croatia I wish I could be on that plane again now.
Myself and my girlfriend stayed at a wonderful resort in Rovinj which is surrounded by beautiful woodland and just seconds away from a picture post card bay.
Rovinj is a old town in the Istrian peninsula of Croatia, it has a small harbor and is surrounded by islands many of which have hotels on them. The buildings in the town are what you would expect to see in southern Europe with red roofs, shutters on the windows and colourful but ageing walls.
I think we chose the best time of year to go as the weather was great, with it being hot but not too hot, it was the start of the season so there was less people there and it was really cheap!
During our 11 night stay we went on some excursions that the hotel provided, the first of which was the best of Istria tour. On this tour we visited different places of interest in istria. First stop was Pula where we visited the roman amphitheatre which is famous for being one of the most well preserved amphitheatres in the world.
After having time to our selves in Pula we then a had a traditional Croatian meal before heading towards the Istrian hilltops which were stunning, none of our pictures do it justice, the best way to describe it is a Croatian Tuscany . We finished the best of Istria tour in a beautiful little village called Groznjan which played host to some incredible views of the hilltops.
The second excursion we went on was a trip to lake bled in slovenia one of the most photographed places in the world and I can see why. When arriving we first visited the castle above the lake before heading down to the lake, there we had something to eat before a horse and carriage ride around the lake. We then took a boat on the lake to visit the island you can see in the picture. Instead of describing the views I’ll let you see for your self.
The last trip of the holiday we were lucky to have as we had been told the week before that the excursion wasn’t taking place because no boats were running, but later in the week we were told that a boat was running and we were able to book the excursion. That excursion was to Venice!
The boat journey there took 3 hours but as reps talked us though things that we could do in Venice it didn’t seem that long. We were told by our hotel rep that traveling to Venice by boat was the best way to experience the city and he wasn’t wrong; here is a picture of us traveling on the boat towards St. Marks square.
We were given around 4 hours to our selves when we arrived and we used that time to walk round the city, to have lunch and to go up the tower in St Marks square before getting a boat ride through the grand canal.
We couldn’t have asked for a better holiday I think we really spoilt our selves and will have to try really hard to find something even close to the quality of this holiday. I couldn’t recommend Croatia enough so go and book a holiday there now!
P.S You can click here to see more photos from my holiday.