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Croatia itinerary help needed. Will this work?

Croatia itinerary help needed. Will this work?

Jan 15th, 2004, 05:53 AM
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After looking at the map on their web page I have a good idea where Podstine is located - I would say it is a good 30 minute walk along the coast line. I walked to the huge hotel/casino (mid point on blue line) from Hvar- which was very pleasent. One postive I can think of with staying at Podstine is no church bells at 6 am. Also - you should have great sunset views.
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Jan 15th, 2004, 11:27 AM
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Sorry I can't help with either of these queries W.T. I didn't actually see Pod Stine, I can just work out from the map that it was close to ours. I can also only say how long it took us to walk into town, as above!
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Jan 15th, 2004, 03:33 PM
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Frances, I didn't realize that the walk down the hill was actually into town. Sorry I repeated the question.
Kay
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Jan 15th, 2004, 04:49 PM
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I have a new glitch. I had to give back one of my days in Croatia. Right now I have:
1 night in Split
3 nights in Hvar
3 nights in Dubrovnik

Am I cutting Dubrovnik too short? Should I just fly into Dubrovnik from Rome and skip Hvar spending 7 nights in Dubrovnik? Is it worth going through Split to get 2 days in Hvar?

I would appreciate your opinions. Thanks.

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Jan 16th, 2004, 03:42 PM
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topping. Thanks.
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Jan 17th, 2004, 03:24 AM
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I think I differ from most other people who post here in how long I would spend in each place. I think this is largely down to what each of us wants to see in a destination.
We had 2 nights in Dubrovnik having arrived mid afternoon from Rijeka by ferry. This was the only booking we had apart from a need to be back in Venice two weeks later to catch our return flight to the U.K. We could have extended our stay in Dubrovnik then if we had wanted to.
By the end of the two days we had swum on the beach under the Hotel Libertas which was close to our accomodation,spent an afternoon wandering around the old city,walked the city walls(a "don't miss" even though this was really tough going at about 5p.m.), taken the boat to Lokrum and spent some hours there and two nights out in the town.
We were ready to move on then and particularly as on the boat down the coast we had stopped at some of the islands and we were dying to get back there.
I think we were 2 nights in Hvar but apart from going to one of the offshore islands to swim we didn't venture outside of Hvar Town(except for arriving and departing).
We sailed into Split intending to stop and visit Diocletian's Palace but the city looked pretty grim as we approached from the sea and the traffic getting off the boat was horrendous so we just drove out and on to Trogir.
The point of this is to say that its up to you to decide what you want to see in each place and so how long you need there.
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Jan 18th, 2004, 12:52 PM
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Thanks Frances, that info was helpful. I have another question. Are you the one that flew into Venice and then rented a car. I am thinking of taking the train to Trieste, but then how do you get into Croatia to rent a car. I don't want to take a bus?
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Jan 18th, 2004, 08:11 PM
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I took a 3 hour bus from Trieste to Rovinj. It was a very pleasant, very inexpensive ride. The bus station is right next to the train station in Treiste.
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Jan 19th, 2004, 10:00 AM
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Yes the car rental saga was ours.The information we had was that you could not rent a car from Italy and drive it in to Croatia. My husband found that Sixt at their Trieste airport desk did allow this and so he put together the flight to Venice, train from Venice to Trieste, service bus from Trieste train station to Trieste airport.The very day that I posted on here that it WAS possible, someone else said that they had managed to rent out of Venice! Anyway, despite the journey having all the potential to turn out like an Ealing comedy it worked like a dream. No, we don't speak Italian.
That became a problem when our brand new hire car refused to start in Korcula and started flashing up messages in Italian telling us what to do( The answer is that you must dip the clutch when starting the engine.)
If you want to drive then I'd work down this list
1.Search for the thread where I mentioned this before because that is where the other contributor said what hire company in Venice allowed them to take the car to Croatia.By the way, we dropped the car off in Venice.
Also I think that all the hire bureaux in Trieste airport allowed you to take a car into Croatia.
2. Our system worked really well
3. Could you get a train to Rijeka?
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Jan 19th, 2004, 04:16 PM
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Exactly what I needed to know. I really appreciate it. I will be in Venice, then flying to Athens, Santorini, back to Rome to get to Split, then to Rome from Dubrovnik. I can't get a flight on the 26th from Rome to Split. But I could just go to Trieste by train from Venice or rent a car in Venice and drive down the coast. Then I would only have to buy a ticket from Dubrovnik to Rome. I can also fly back from Athens directly to Venice for the same price as going through Rome, so I might leave my Greece reservations and fly back to Venice and rent a car. I am unsure if I can change my Greece reservations because of the Olympics and I am staying at a place that only has 4 rooms. I know there are some overnight ferries, but my husband doesn't want to take them and I can't tell for sure if the faster day catamarans (sp) will be running in early June since it is not high season yet. Anyway, Thanks again, Kay
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Jan 20th, 2004, 02:15 PM
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There are two things arising out of your post that I'm not clear on.Is one option to take a one way hire (you mention having to get a ticket from Dubrovnik to Rome?) If so I have no idea whether a one way hire is possible from Italy with drop off in Croatia. I wouldn't take this for granted but check it.
Also you mention high speed ferries in June . Do you mean in Croatia or elsewhere?
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Jan 21st, 2004, 02:14 PM
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I was talking about taking a one-way flight to Rome from Dubrovnik. I was wondering about fast catamarans from split to Italy and whether they run in early July. Sometimes a schedule says one thing and reality is another.
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Jan 22nd, 2004, 01:59 PM
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Try these websites for info on ferries
www.tel.hr/jadrolinija
www.sem.hr.
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Feb 15th, 2004, 03:35 PM
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Mark, do you know where I can find the catamaran info? I need to know if I can take a fast cat from Hvar Town to Dubrovnik and then drive or hire a driver to take me back to Split to catch my flight? I can't find any ferries running the days I need them.
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Feb 16th, 2004, 07:31 PM
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