The highlight of our Split tour was the exploration of the majesty of Brac, Hvar and Vis islands, which are profoundly spectacular in every detail. First we toured Brac island in our rented boat from a charter in Croatia and enjoyed the beauty of its white pebble beach and the traditional architecture of Seaside Pucisca. We made some clumsy attempts at windsurfing, which we found both thrilling and complex. Next we moved to Hvar island where we cooled off the day at Jedra Beach Resort and proceeded to dine at Amfora Grand Beach Resort.
It rained on and off, sometimes pretty heavily, but luckily, it wasn’t when I rode up Sveti Jure, the second highest peak in Croatia. It’s in a National Park, and as I got to the entrance, there was a sign that said it was closed. But there were two gates, both opened, which I’m pretty sure means it’s not quite closed… It was a short, but very steep ride, from sea level to 1762m, which meant lots of switchbacks.
We had a lot of things to do and very little time to accomplish them. Our 15 minutes ride with a Split airport taxi to the city center was quite rejuvenating and allowed us to feast our eyes on the architectural marvels of that grew bolder and grander as we inched closer to the city. We asked the taxi driver to take us to Putalj Winery, but he suggested that we try out the delights of the Luxor restaurant. In truth, the restaurant had an exceptional splendor and probably the best services in the entire city.
The first day that I decided to take the Blue Cave tour, Mother nature decided to dampen my spirits by showering the island with a lot of rain. So obviously with heavy rains & winds, the Blue Cave entry was sealed due to high waves. But that didn't deter me & I tried again the next day & to my luck, the tours were happening. So we headed for the Blue Cave & kayaked through it. What a marvelous experience. Located on the Island of Bisevo, this is among the 26 caves on the island. On entering the cave you will be struck by the blue hues in the cave which are formed by the sunlight reflecting through the waters & bouncing off the white limestone surface. You have to see it to believe it. Apart from this, the tour will also take you through other islands located close by. (Sorry no pictures here as I wasn't armed with a camera, I was just enjoying the spectacle)6) Lazying in one of the many cafes at the HarborWhat is an ocean getaway without the mandatory chill sessions just having a sumptuous meal & a chilled beer. And there are some really nice cozy cafes by the harbor where you can enjoy, make new friends, gaze at the movements around you & enjoy the Croatian sun.