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  • PapaJo
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    two weeks is plenty of time  in my opinion you can manage to see all of these places and islands

    there are some nice bays and islets on hvar and korcula, mljet is national park, lastovo is nice too…

    dubrovnik, split and trogir shoud be included too.

    if you like waterfalls – include krka waterfalls (very romantic)

    see here: https://www.find-croatia.com/krka/


    PapaJo
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    this is an article in which pave zupan explains why she said so

    she said she doesn’t accept the vulgarisation of the Town:

    http://www.dulist.hr/clanak.php?id=16893


    PapaJo
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    The ferry Marco Polo that ran aground on Sit Island on 24 October has been trapped in the same place for the last two weeks, and its future is doubtful.

    According to experts, the ship has suffered enormous damage.

    The daily “Novi list” has reported that the only sail the ship will have is one to the scrap yard, to which “ships go to die.”

    According to the daily, the 36-year old ferry is insured for four million US dollars and its low-budget re-floating will probably cost one million US dollars.

    Even experts from Smit Salvage Company in Rotterdam have come to Croatia to help their Croatian colleagues analyse how best to re-float the ferry.

    It seems the re-floating price, including the purchase of special equipment, is the main problem.

    On the other hand, ferry owner Jadrolinija head Slavko Loncar said yesterday (Sun) the ship would not be scrapped and its final status would be known only on 17 November.

    But, the grounded ferry is not the only problem. Eighteen private cars are also trapped in the ferry, and their owners do not know when they will get them back.

    Meanwhile, Marco Polo is being publicised as a tourist attraction because it is rare to see a ship “parked” on the island.
    Croatian Times http://www.croatiantimes.com


    PapaJo
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    Coastal ferry is different than car ferry.


    PapaJo
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    The re-floating of ferry Marco Polo should start on wednesday, all necessary preparations are done including the purchase of special equipment for ship re-floating. Experts from Rotterdam are making last analysis of how best to re-float ferry.


    PapaJo
    Spectator

    I am arriving at Split airport sept. 17, at 7.25AM, we would like to know the departure of the ferry or catamaran, to reach Rogac at Solta. Could you please reply to us, and give us some timetable ?

    this is timetable which you need:

    SPLIT 17.09.2009 06:45 Rogac (Solta) 17.09.2009 07:45

    SPLIT 17.09.2009 11:45 Rogac (Solta) 17.09.2009 12:45

    SPLIT 17.09.2009 16:15 Rogac (Solta) 17.09.2009 17:15

    SPLIT 17.09.2009 18:45 Rogac (Solta) 17.09.2009 19:45

    SPLIT 17.09.2009 21:15 Rogac (Solta) 17.09.2009 22:15

    i found it at jadorlinija.hr site 


    PapaJo
    Spectator

    Crisis-hit Croatia steps up tourist promotion

    ZAGREB (AFP) ? Croatia launched a drive Tuesday to promote itself as a summer tourist destination in the hope of minimising losses in the crucial sector caused by the global economic crisis.

    “The Internet will be the main instrument to communicate the action which is starting today,” the head of the national tourist board, Niko Bulic, told journalists.

    The campaign, presented on the website http://www.welcometocroatia.com.hr, is aimed at encouraging people to discuss the Adriatic country’s tourist destinations through social networking.

    But data showed a decline in visitors to the former Yugoslav republic despite the government having tripled its promotion expenditure to 28 million euros (39 million dollars), Tourism Minister Damir Bajs said.

    During the first five months of this year, a total of 1.8 million people visited Croatia, mainly its island-dotted coastline. This represented a fall of nine percent compared with 2008.

    Over the same period, the country had 5.7 million overnight stays, an eight percent decrease compared with last year.

    Bajs stressed that according to national statistics, Croatia’s main European competitors — Italy, Greece and Spain — registered even larger losses during the first four months of the year.

    “Our main goal for this season is to be equal or better than our competition,” he said, stressing that so-called last-minute bookings would be decisive.

    Last year, the country of 4.4 million inhabitants attracted more than 11 million tourists, representing a one percent gain on the year before. The tourism industry accounts for around 20 percent of Croatia’s gross domestic product.


    PapaJo
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    Mala Kapela, Sveti Rok tunnels open for traffic

    Both passes were opened through the Mala Kapela and Sveti Rok tunnels on the Zagreb-Split motorway on Saturday, an investment that will enable better connections to these two major cities in Croatia and resolve congestion arising on the thoroughfare, notably during the weekend and summer months.


    PapaJo
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    More Croatia Tourism News : Istria satisfied, Dalmatia concerned

    More attention is being paid this year to everything related to the tourist season than in the past.

    Pentecost seems to be an important indicator for the coming tourist season and it looks like resorts in Istria and Kvarner will be filling up as for Easter and May 1, but not Dalamatia.

    Istria has registered around 100,000 bookings for Whitsuntide, but the main season is still an uncertainty as many holiday makers are booking late and last minute.


    PapaJo
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    Storm Damages Seven Vehicles in the Split Area

    The storm that hit Split and its surroundings overnight had damaged seven vehicles parked in front of apartment buildings.

    One of the accidents happened when a tree was uprooted in the Klis area damaging a lorry and a passenger car.


    PapaJo
    Spectator

    Heat wave To Continue

    Unseasonably hot weather is continuing across Croatia.

    Some 28 degrees had been recorded in the coastal city of Dubrovnik at 8 a.m. on Tuesday.

    Citizens are warned to take care and act in line with orders.

    The emergency health services have been called 294 times in the Osijek and Baranja county over the past 24 hours and intervened on the sport some 81 times and 169 checks were made at emergency wards


    PapaJo
    Spectator

    Hi Solitum,
    look at today’s news:

    Croatian Touroperators Reporting a 15-percent Drop in Bookings

    Croatian touroperators are reporting a 15-percent drop in bookings of domestic and foreign tourists compared to the same period of last year.
    Despite much hope being hinged on last-minute bookings, the UHPA touroperators? organization is claiming that a drop in revenue might total up to 20 percent in 2009.

    I bet if they reported 20% it must be at least 40%  :


    PapaJo
    Spectator

    Ancona to Split winter timetable is here:

    https://www.find-croatia.com/ferries-croatia/

    valid until end of may 2009


    PapaJo
    Spectator

    these timetables change rarely. so, you can rely on it.


    PapaJo
    Spectator

    Current winter timetable from Bari to Dubrovnik is here:
    https://www.find-croatia.com/ferries-croatia/


    PapaJo
    Spectator

    Rijeka to Dubrovnik is 609 kilometers, that is about 8 hours drive.
    In Bosnia, you might want to visit Mostar or Sarajevo , of course Bosnia is worth visiting if you have enought time.
    It is hard to suggest you itinery, depends what you like.
    Read a bit what is on offer and then make your decision.


    PapaJo
    Spectator

    we are trying to travel from Dubrovnik Airport to Drvenik – where we are getting a ferry to Hvar. Does anyone know if there’s a direct bus? Or do we have to get a bus to Makarska and get a taxi from there?

    Every bus tat goes to Makarska from Dubrovnik stops in Drvenik. Take bus from airport to town and take any bus towards Split/ Zadar / Rijeka and get off in Drvenik.


    PapaJo
    Spectator

    The condition of harbour and works on harbour are out of ferry operator’s control that is why they don’t know.
    This ferry line is not working at the moment as harbour is not in good condition to be in use.

    in reply to: Ferry split-ploce #16407

    PapaJo
    Spectator

    I am going with interrail this summer, and is wondering if it i possible to get from Split to Ploce by ferry or bus to continue with train from there?

    Take bus from Split to Ploce, journey lasts just under 2 hrs. It is easy as there are lot of buses, you will have no problems. No ferry between Split and Ploce 


    PapaJo
    Spectator

    No booking in advance on local ferry lines. Once in Stari Grad, take bus to Hvar town.


    PapaJo
    Spectator

    Lopar is supposed to be open by July 2008.

    in reply to: ferries to vis #16403

    PapaJo
    Spectator

    Hello guys! I am planning to visit vis early august this year… i will be travelling by car and i would like to ask if someone knows how much the ferry costs. Person plus car!

    If your car is less then 5 meters long, the price is 312 Kuna. For more that 5 meters the price is 538 Kuna. Foot passenger price is 47 Kuna. All one way.

    in reply to: ferries to vis #16347

    PapaJo
    Spectator

    Can you please tell me if there is a passenger ferry between Dubrovnik and Vis?

    No. You have to go to Split to go to Vis.


    PapaJo
    Spectator

    Take ferry from Rijeka to Dubrovnik and Bari in Italy and from there take bus to Gargano.
    Price for ferry is 417 kuna for deck passenger, this is long journey but you can see all coast, take with you sleeping bag and sleep on deck on the left side of the ferry to view the coast. You will also have plenty of time for good book 
    Ferry schedule from Rijeka to Bari is this one https://www.find-croatia.com/ferries-croatia/


    PapaJo
    Spectator

    We heard the beaches were nicer down in the central and southern regions, but you can’t always believe everything people tell you. 

    It is simply not true. Beaches are similar, rock and pebble, not lot of sandy ones. The only difference is that south of Adriatic is always warmer for few degrees than north Adriatic thats why I like south more but Krk, Rab, Losinj, Cres , Pag are all interesting islands.


    PapaJo
    Spectator

    Don’t bother at all. Some of these ferries/ boats are not even bookable in advance. Just buy your ticket on the day of your travel.


    PapaJo
    Spectator

    Hello, Me and my girlfriend are planning a monthly vocation in Croatia.
    We have booked a flight to Vienna in the end of June.
    What would be the cheapest way to get from Vienna to Zagreb?
    We are students, low-budget, so we are thinking about train or bus. We would be very thankful if anybody could help with information.

    Take bus, that’s cheapest and goes often. Trains are only 2 times a day.


    PapaJo
    Spectator

    Hi I am trying to book on the ferry between Dubrovnik and Split, it says on the web site this is possible but I am not having any success with this.  if I cannot do this is it possible to just show up for this ferry without a prior booking.
    Thank you in anticipation Regards Trudi

    Hi Trudi dont’ even bother to book in advance just turn up you will be OK  :-*


    PapaJo
    Spectator

    Rome to Split:
    I would like to know departure times of ferry and arrivals in Split and cost per person it is for 2 adults Thank you

    No ferries from Rome to Split. Take bus from Rome to Ancona and take ferry from Ancona to Split. Ferries from Ancona to Split are listed here:
    https://www.find-croatia.com/ferries-croatia/


    PapaJo
    Spectator

    Hello,  I wonder if you can help me please.  I would like to travel to Prvic Luka, arriving on the afternoon of 24th May.  I believe a ferry goes there from Sibenik, but I haven’t been able to find any information about this.  Can I book this trip through your website?  If not, would you please be kind enough to give me some advice about where to find the correct information. 

    Ferry Sibenik to Prvic Luka timetable is bellow. You can not book this ferry in advance, just buy your ticket when you arrive in Sibenik.


    PapaJo
    Spectator

    I’ve purchased flight tickets that I’m not going to use now.  I’m happy to transfer these flights to someone who might want to travel with German Wings Zagreb-Dortmund and / or Easy Jet Dortmund-Edinburgh on Wed 23rd April.  The cost is fairly minimal.

    Drop me a note if you want them and I’ll do the rest.

    This is good way to reach Zagreb cheaper. WizzAir is killing with prices from London.


    PapaJo
    Spectator

    Ideally, we would like to do the following (see below).

    Split to Bol (Brac) on the morning of May 18th – two passengers with a small car How long is this trip?

    Bol (Brac) to Hvar in the afternoon on May, 20th – two passengers with a small car How long is this trip?

    Hvar to Dubrovnik in the afternoon of May 21st – two passengers with a small car.
    How long is this trip?

    What is the cost of each Ferry trip?

    Take ferry from Split to Supetar at Brac and drive to Bol – departures and info at this post:

    Ferry takes about 40 minutes/ price for 2 passengers and small car 160 Kuna.

    There are no car ferries from Brac to Hvar.
    Instead, leave your car on Brac and take foot passenger ferry :
    https://www.find-croatia.com/ferries-croatia/
    or go back to Split, drive to Drvenik and take car ferry to Sucuraj – Hvar Price for this one for 2 people and small car is 92 Kuna. Duration of the journey about 30 min

    No ferry is sailing from Hvar to Dubrovnik on 21.05.
    The earliest ferry is:
    STARI GRAD (HVAR) depart 24.05.2008 08:15 arrives in Dubrovnik at 14:30

    If you need to be in Dubrovnik earlier, you have to drive – take ferry back to Drvenik (see above) and drive along the coast (about 3 hrs drive)

    I hope this helps a bit


    PapaJo
    Spectator

    We would like to travel from Venice to Porec.
    Does anyone know the best way to get there?
    We are also planning on going from there to Plitvice Lakes.
    Does anyone know the best way to get there?

    Take bus from Venice to Porec. Also, take bus from Porec to Rijeka and then change for Plitvice. It is not complicated..


    PapaJo
    Spectator

    We are going to visit Montenegro with my friend next autumn. Is it possible to come there by passenger ship from Venezia?
    If it is, where can I get more information?

    There are no ferries from Venice to Montenegro’s port yet.
    At the moment, the only ferries that sail from Italy to Montenegro are ferries by MontenegroLines montenegrolines.net ferry company but they sail from Ancona and Bari in Italy to Bar in Montenegro.
    Ferries from Venezia ( Venice) sail to Istria and Kvarner in Croatia, which is further north of Montenegro.

    See info here : https://www.find-croatia.com/ferries-croatia/ferries-from-italy-to-croatia/


    PapaJo
    Spectator

    Is there a bus from Orebic to Trpanj and from Orebic to Prapratno?

    Yes, there are buses from Orebic to Trpanj – they run 3-4 times a day , depending of ferries arrival and departure to and from Ploce.

    To reach  Prapatno by bus, take any bus that goes to Dubrovnik and get off on crossroads to Prapatno.

    Or can you go straight from Orebic to Ploce?

    No straight connection is available. You would need to change buses at Doli (Jadranska Magistrala)

    The easiest way to go to Ploce from Orebic is to take bus and then take ferry.


    PapaJo
    Spectator

    All ferry timetables are listed at jadrolinija.hr.

    For busee timetable from Split to Plitvice chek this link:
    http://www.ak-split.hr/EN/vozni.red/VozniRedOdlazaka.aspx

    For tommorrow departures Split – Plitvice it looks something like this :

    06:00 12:10 1 LARUS d.o.o.ZADAR
    07:30 11:38 1 PROMET MAKARSKA d.o.o.MAKARSKA
    09:00 13:31 1 PROMET MAKARSKA d.o.o.MAKARSKA
    12:00 17:48 1 AP VARA?DIN d.o.o.-CROAG ZAGREB
    14:00 18:41 1 AP VARA?DIN d.o.o.-CROAG ZAGREB
    15:00 19:32 1 PROMET MAKARSKA d.o.o.MAKARSKA
    22:30 02:39 1 PROMET MAKARSKA d.o.o.MAKARSKA
    22:45 02:40 1 AUTOPODUZE?E IMOTSKI d.d.IMOTSKI


    PapaJo
    Spectator

    I need advice on where to disembark if I travel by ferry from Split to (Zadar??) Rijeka. I wish to disembark at the best point in order to visit Plitvice.
    Advice on ferries & busses if any?

    Daan

    Hello Daan – i would suggest you to take bus from Split to Plitvice.
    You don’t need to travel towards Rijeka for that.


    PapaJo
    Spectator

    Following some links in English language for wheelchair accessible places in Croatia:

    Accessible Accomodation in Croatia:
    http://www.hupt.hr/tourist-e-01.html

    Accessible Beaches in Croatia:
    http://www.hupt.hr/tourist-e-02.html

    Accessible Service Areas on Motorways:
    http://www.hupt.hr/tourist-e-03.html


    PapaJo
    Spectator

    Try Rijeka bus terminal, they might have some overnight buses to Venice. Pula  – maybe.

    in reply to: Hvar to Dubrovnik #15878

    PapaJo
    Spectator

    No, you don’t need passport – ID is ok.

    in reply to: Hvar to Dubrovnik #15877

    PapaJo
    Spectator

    Yes, Kuna or Euro – no problem…

    in reply to: Hvar to Dubrovnik #15876

    PapaJo
    Spectator

    Take ferry to Dubrovnik or bus from Drvenik or Split. There is few changes involved – no any direct and fast service.

    in reply to: Istria beaches #15872

    PapaJo
    Spectator

    Dear all, which are the best beaches in Istria?
    How can I reach them? there is a site with beaches maps?

    Check this site : croatia-beaches.com they listed various beaches around Istria.

    Istria.hr is good site.

    in reply to: Rabac to Opatija #15834

    PapaJo
    Spectator

    Regular bus service runs from Labin to Opatija, not from Rabac.

    From Labin take bus to Rabac:

    http://www.travel-file.com/labin-rabac-buses.htm

    Any bus from Pula to Rijeka stops in Labin and Opatija :

    PULA – RIJEKA
    5.15, 5.30 (except Sun), 6 (except Sat and Sun), 6.45,7, 8 (except Sat and Sun), 8.30, 9, 10.30 (except Sun), 11,12 (except Sat and Sun), 13.30, 14.15, 15.15, 16.15, 16.50, 18, 18.30 (Mon, Wed, Sun), 20, 21.30, 23.30

    pulainfo.hr/en/autobus.asp
    autotrans.hr

    For latest info call informacije – Autobusni kolodvor Labin: telephone no 855 220

    in reply to: Camping in Croatia #15799

    PapaJo
    Spectator

    Of course people will let you stay, John!

    Look here, what happened in my garden last summer :
    https://www.korculainfo.com/blog/index.php/more-lodgers-at-our-house-scouts-from-belgium/

    😮  😮  😮 WOW!

    looks like wild camping to me  :


    PapaJo
    Spectator

    Yes, Western Union is good I always use it no problems.


    PapaJo
    Spectator

    Amazon sells universal travel plugs, this is photo:
    311T4829AHL._AA280_.jpg


    PapaJo
    Spectator

    He might be right although I don’t think so 
    We rent two apartments in our house and we have 30% less reservations then last year. Maybe people dont book apartments andy more  :-[

    in reply to: Special Events #15750

    PapaJo
    Spectator

    Croatian Tourist office runs database of forthcomming events in Croatia.
    Check it here http://www.croatia.hr/English/Dogadjanja/DogadjanjaPretrazivanjeRezultati.aspx?idDestination=1&mode=upcoming

    in reply to: Guy to Girl Ratio #15735

    PapaJo
    Spectator

    Travel girl its not so bad as it says. I like it.


    PapaJo
    Spectator

    Ajmeeee he looks like tiger 


    PapaJo
    Spectator

    He was decent guy  
    Shame he’s gone  :(

    racan_2.jpg

    in reply to: Where should I go? #15708

    PapaJo
    Spectator

    For clubbing try Carpe Diem at Island Hvar  http://www.carpe-diem-hvar.com/
    Beaches are also good at Hvar


    PapaJo
    Spectator

    Marking the 10th anniversary of the registration of Trogir in the UNESCO’s World Heritage Registry a monograph ?Trogir ? the City of Angels? was presented on Monday.
    The monograph was created by three authors: photographer Ivo Pervan, art historian Josko Belamaric, and designer Robert Jakovljevic, and was published by the Tourist Office in Trogir.
    I am looking forward to see this book, the photos must be very good 

    I found some photos from this bew Trogir book. Nice ones
    x92136324904844661_0.jpg

    x92136324904844661_6.jpg

    x92136324904844661_5.jpg


    PapaJo
    Spectator

    Thanks  Now I’m not sure where  to go  all places looks wonderful  :

    Uuuuups, I was about to add Pula on the list to confuse you even more  ;D


    PapaJo
    Spectator

    I am not sure I am reading the ferry schedule correctly. 
    Is the only ferry available an overnight ferry between Split and Dubrovnik on 21-09-2007? 
    Can I reserve a cabin if I am a foot passenger?

    Yes, it’s usually overnight ferry.
    Shedule is on http://www.jadrolinija.hr.
    Booking for cabins, cars etc can be made at http://www.viamare.com

    in reply to: Krka Waterfalls #15658

    PapaJo
    Spectator

    Is it possible to visit Krka Waterfalls and national park from Split on day trip? Is it too far? What is nearest place to waterfalls?

    No, it’s not tooooo far from Split, but hard to do everything in one day. Skradin is nearest place to waterfalls see on map here: http://www.npkrka.hr/html_en/karta/karta_en.htm

    The nearest largest town is Sibenik.


    PapaJo
    Spectator

    If you are going to have your own car, it will be easier to go around and find accommodations.

    As your itinerary is not fixed, don’t make any reservation, just follow your feelings and sleep in places ou like.

    It will always be a room available.


    PapaJo
    Spectator

    ??? here is their site http://www.das-goldene-stadttor.de/ nothing there either
    but found nice videos about houston here http://www.visithoustontexas.com/media/videos/interface.html
    they also won award

    in reply to: Split to Porec #15631

    PapaJo
    Spectator

    The best bit of the whole journey was that stretch of bus ride from Rijeka to Pula – I think I took some kind of local bus service – it stopped at every village in Istria  :
    I thought I will never arrive. But I did and had great time there.

    I like that bit , nice scenery. 


    PapaJo
    Spectator

    If you like clubbing, check Mochvara club
    http://www.mochvara.hr
    Cool place 

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