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Need help with Croatia, and Slovenia Itinerary

Old Oct 1st, 2008, 03:01 AM
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In your first post you mention you will stay one night in Trogir, so why not stay there rather than Split? It's much more attractive. I stayed in a very basic little sobe which while adequate I wouldn't particularly recommend, but many others have stayed in nice places there, (Palazzo?) Stafileo looks very nice.

Also I would drive to Mostar from Dubrovnik - it's an easy drive, about 2-3 hours passing close to Medjugorie en route. Then you drive back down the same road to Metkovic, and from there I would go to Ston and then along the Peljesac Peninsula to Orebic and Korcula. It would save backtracking all the way along the Pelsesac Peninsula.

Maybe you could get a ferry from Korcula or Vela Luka to Split, or if you want to drive the Adriatic Highway then return to Orebic, drive across the Peninsula to Trpanj and get a ferry across to Ploce on the mainland. This takes an hour. Then head north and it will take you about 2 hours to Split, unless you stop in Makarska, Brela or any of the pretty little villages along the coast.

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Old Oct 3rd, 2008, 06:42 PM
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Will stay in Split because next day we head to Plitvice so Trogir would be an hour or more round trip. My daughter was in Croatia in 2007 , stayed in Trogir, and was disappointed after being in Rovinj for 3 days. Said Trogir can't compare to Rovinj. Also she said there was a lot to see in Split and wished they had stayed there to get more of the feel of the larger city. She enjoyed the history of Split. We will be in Split on a Thursday (not a weekend) so hope it won't be noisy as stated in Rick Steves.
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Old Oct 3rd, 2008, 11:24 PM
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NANNIBRAY:

Nobody has suggested Zadar. We enjoyed Zadar very much and it's a great place for a stop about halfway between Istria and Split. Check out my web pages on 2 trips we made to Croatia. (actually we've been to Croatia 4 times!)

http://www.travel.stv77.com/croatia/slovenia.htm

http://www.travel.stv77.com/croatia/croatia.htm

As for a hotel in Ljubljana, check out the EMONEC. It's a great simple 2 star right next to the old town and IT HAS PARKING! Here's the link:

http://www.hotel-emonec.com/
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nannibray, you're getting some very good advice/information here. I agree with much of it and so won't comment much further except to reinforce the idea that Zagreb is a worthy destination and will certainly reward at least a half day in your schedule.

I was interested in your indication that you'll be going to Montenegro on Saturday when the tour boats are in Dubrovnik. How do you know that? Is there some central place you can find info about cruise ships being anchored in towns? That would be very important information indeed. We spent 5 days in Dubrovnik and loved it. We returned on a cruise ship (forgive me) for a day with passengers from 3 or 4 other cruise ships docked that day and couldn't find the city we'd loved for the other tourists in the way.
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Nannibray, we stayed in Villa Ana in Split and were very pleased with it. The accommodations were clean and big for Europe. Breakfast was very good. It is about a 5-10 minute walk down an unattractive but safe road from the Old Town. We would stay there again if we went back to Split. Ask them for driving directions as it isn't the easiest place to find driving. It is right off a main road but somehow we missed it. I'm glad you are staying in Split. Diocletian's Palace is extra special at night.
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Old Oct 4th, 2008, 11:23 AM
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Thanks to ALL

ssssteve -I enjoyed you info, trip report and pictures. thanks, the info helps a lot. Also will check out the hotel Emonec

Julie - I think I read that the most ships were in Dub on Sat. on Fodors. Think it may have been posted by Croatiatravellady - An Americn living in Dubrovnik. It may be just her opinion but thought I would put the info to good use.

Cordelia - I will check out the Villa Ana for Split.

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