Apr 20, 2015

Sailing into Split, Croatia


Our next port of call sailing around the Adriatic Sea was Split, Croatia. For years Croatia had been on both our travel bucket lists. We'd always heard such lovely things about the country and knew we needed to visit before we left the ease of travel that came along with living in Europe. We were lucky enough to have not one, but TWO Croatian ports on our cruise itinerary…and it was safe to say those two ports ended up being two our of favorite stops for the entire sailing.

I took so many photos during this particular cruise. I'm not sure if I was just overly excited about all the incredible destinations we were visiting or if knowing this was our last big European vacation made me a little more shutter-happy than usual. Either way, I had way too many awesome shots of Croatia that I'm having to break our day(s) there down into a handful of posts. Croatia is just too gorgeous to limit the photo bragging! This little smattering of snaps is from our short tender boat ride from the cruise ship to the city of Split. Because our ship was too large to port directly at the dock, all cruise passengers had to take smaller boats (called tenders) to the port. Sort of like a mini-cruise within a cruise. I never complain about being on the ocean...and how could I with these insane views! It was such a beautiful sun-shiny day that the rays bouncing off the water made the sea this stunning blue color and those mountains hovering along the horizon…I can't even. We knew we were in for a treat just from this short boat ride to port. I can't wait to share more from Croatia with you soon!



19 comments:

  1. Croatia really is such an amazing country, we loved our time there and it is definitely on my list of places I would love to revisit!

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  2. I want to go to Croatia so bad! I've heard it's so cool!

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  3. Oh my goodness! What beautiful photos. We will be cruising into Split in July, and I can not wait to see these images for myself.

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  4. My husband and I cruised last summer for our honeymoon, and one of the stops was Split! We loved it there. So beautiful!

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  5. Lovely photos!! On our honeymoon, we unexpectedly (ie there was a huge storm that averted our ship) got to visit Croatia. We were in Dubrovnik though. Still stunningly gorgeous. It was raining the whole day, but we were still in heaven there. Turned out to be one of our favorite parts of the trip. Guess it was meant to be :)

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  6. I was in Split last September for a few days, but after being spoilt by beautiful Dubrovnik I found Split quite dull and boring! The weather was also terrible as well which might have played a part in me not liking it. I had to get something from one of the shops, and the main street was flooded ankle deep in some places and I couldn't see more than about 50 metres because of the rain!

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  7. Casey, these pictures are gorgeous! Croatia wouldn't be a place that would've come to mind to visit, but this post is super enticing!

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  8. Beautiful photo's - it's the one benefit of tendering, you can get some great shots of both ship and land!

    I've never been to Croatia, but it always looks so pretty whenever I see it, I love the architecture too.

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  9. I had no idea Croatia was so beautiful!

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  10. I'm heading there this summer and I'm so excited! Did you get to stop at any of the nearby islands? We're looking at a day trip to either Vis or Hvar.
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  11. Gorgeous pictures. Such colors!! :)

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  12. Just awesome photos, thank you I enjoyed them

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  13. I remember my trip to split! That water is still exactly as blue. But when I went it was sweltering, 40+ degrees! :O

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  14. Wow these photos are stunning, I can't get over how blue that water is.

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  15. Beautiful pictures! I've always wanted to travel to Croatia. Hope your having a wonderful time!

    - The Southern Adventurer

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  16. Beautiful shots! Was the tender boat ride bumpy? Because your shots of the coastline from the tender look amazing!!
    (and I keep forgetting to mention that Kimi Who sent me)
    ~ Kim Pincombe Cole

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  17. Wow very beautiful post. Thanks for sharing this nice post with us. Croatia is very attractive and mind blowing place to spend the vacation. After going through your post again I am very interested to visit the beauty of Croatia. Last time I visited Croatia with yacht charter book and enjoyed alot the trip.

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  18. I'm proud to be a citizen of the most beautiful country, Croatia which is a place which has more than thousand amazing islands.

    This country is always my first choice whenever I think of sailing. Last summer season, I went to island of Vis which is an amazing place where I created lots of beautiful memories and sailing experience too.

    I loved it! Keep sharing!

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