My boyfriend and I took our first beach holiday together in
June, travelling to Croatia for seven days and eight nights. During our visit
we wanted to do some exploring rather than settling in one spot so we decided
to spend a few nights in Split as well as two nights on Vis Island and two
nights on Hvar.
We headed to Vis first, getting a 2 hour 20 minute ferry
from Split for £4 each. Here we stayed in a tiny little village called Komiza,
situated on the other side of the island to the ferry port. The village has
just a few small streets as well as a harbour and a handful of small pebble
beaches, making it the perfect spot for two days of relaxation.
Our accommodation for the two nights was at Guesthouse Ksenija, which was ideally located just a few minutes away from the main
street. I definitely recommend staying in guesthouses when visiting Croatia as
they're a bit cheaper than hotels and allow you the freedom of self-catering
and the chance to get chatting with the owners.
During our two days we explored a number of the beaches and our
favourite was Kamenica beach (pictured above). Surrounded by cute little houses
- we picked out which one we would buy - and with a quaint little beach bar, it
was a relaxing bay just around the corner from the harbour. It also quickly
drew our attention to the benefit of pebble beaches: some of the clearest,
bluest water you will ever see! On our second day we went kayaking to discover
more beaches and bays, which weren’t the prettiest but proved ideal for
a bit of privacy.
|Kamenica Beach, Komiza|
Our favourite food spots were Pizzeria Charly which served
traditional and cheap pizzas - two pizzas and two beers for just £15 - while Konoba Bako was a bit fancier, with great views of the harbour and one of the best
steaks I've ever eaten. Found right on the harbour front, Fabrika was a great
spot for lunch and people watching.
Tips: Komiza is perfect for some quiet recuperation but I
wouldn't recommend spending more than two nights here as you would soon run out
of things to do and places to eat!
Labels: Croatia, Europe, Travel