Collected by Colin Roohan, AFAR Ambassador
Ul. Joakima Rakovca 7, 52424, Motovun, Croatia
Hotel Kastel in Motovun, Croatia is a perfect place to stop for a meal when traveling in the region of Istria. The meals highlight the quality of meat in produce from the region and often blend traditional and modern approaches to rustic cuisine....
52424, Kaldir, Croatia
This is Livio Benvenuti, the man in charge at the Benvenuti winery in the Istrian region of Croatia. The Benvenuti family has been making wine in this region for a long time and the taste of their wines prove it. Livio is a kind man and is very...
Klapa singing is something that is highly popular around the Dalmatia region of Croatia. Klapa, a form of a cappella singing, can often be heard in public areas during peak hours of day; so it isn't to hard to find a performance. I would recommend...
Paladini 14, 52420, Buzet, Croatia
Ahhhh truffles!The funky, pungent fungi that are worth a fortune.The Karlic Estate located near the village of Paladini in Central Istria is one incredible destination. In addition to being able to sample truffle-centric dishes, the Karlic Estate...
Obala Hrvatskog narodnog preporoda 25, 21000, Split, Croatia
A stone’s throw from downtown Split, Marjan is a hilltop park about the same size as New York City’s Central Park. Known as “the lungs of the city,” it’s the ideal urban escape, offering places to run, bike,...
Dioklecijanova ulica 1, Sredmanuška ul. 11, 21000, Split, Croatia
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this 1,700-year-old palace sits on the Adriatic seafront, serving as the focal point of Split. It was built by Roman Emperor Diocletian as a seaside retirement home and has served as a refuge for many a conqueror over...
Novo riva 4, 21412, Pučišća, Croatia
The unique thing about Pucisca is its stonecutter’s school, where the main material worked on is limestone, a famous material from the island. The stonecutting school looked exactly like the images I had conjured up in my head: huge chunks of...
Put Zlatnog rata, 21420, Bol, Croatia
Zlatni Rat beach, our Croatian friend told us, is one of the most photographed beaches in Croatia. It took no more time than our arrival there to convince me. "Zlatni Rat" means "the Golden Cape," and the beach is made up of shining white pebbles...
Postira BB, 21410, Postira, Croatia
I recently had the pleasure of partaking in a cycling tour on the Croatian islands of Brac and Hvar. The tour, which was sponsored by VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations, was a great way to see the Croatian islands as I was able to take in the...
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