Bok (Hi), Dalmatian Coast!! Dalmatia is on the east shore of the Adriatic Sea, which includes two of the largest cities in Croatia: Zadar and Split. I cannot tell you how much I love being near water and in the sun; after an almost 4-hour drive from Slovenia, I was ready for ocean sounds and sun-kissed walks.
After checking into our Airbnb, we made our way to the action on the coast. Shameless plug: use code LIZL1908 to earn a $35 credit on Airbnb.
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We spent the night in Zadar and left for Split in the morning. Zadar was great! Everything was within walking distance and we felt safe with the crowd around.
EXTRA TIP: Parking in the lot across the street from this small restaurant was the best decision – everything was within walking distance. But get there early, it’s a small lot and fills fast!
The next few pictures are still in Split, but actually a week later. After Deocletian’s Palace we went to the marina to take off for The Yacht Week…more on that next.
Because of our long drive from Slovenia, we got to Zadar in the afternoon.
Funny story: The entire crowd was lined up against the seawall with their phones and selfie sticks ready to get the best sunset shot possible. You can see it a little in the floppy hat picture above, but the sun was setting behind mountains. So when it was about to completely disappear in the distance, the sun was between two mountains – an incredible view (sorry, no pictures…I just had to enjoy it). Of course, we were all excited, anxiously waiting to see the sun completely go down and witness it with our own Croatian-tourist eyes. WELL, just as the sun nears its departure, a boat comes along and completely ruins the moment by blocking EVERYONE’S view…😂 But is it really ruined? Meh. Even though everyone else grunted that this boat had interfered with their amateur photography skills, I thought it was quite entertaining. It kind of made for a funny little memory.
Our stop in Split was fun, but crowded. I want to go back to explore more of Deocletian’s Palace, but will look into a less busy time – even if I have to brave the cold. Did you know there are accommodations in the Palace?? You could spend the night in a Palace!
READ MORE: The Yacht Week: Croatia Black Route Review
Have you visited Zadar or Split? Which one was your favorite?? Or have you had your sunset “ruined”?
See y’all on The Yacht Week next…
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