Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Croatia Online - Getting Around

Of course, one of the best ways of getting around Croatia is by boat and our
Croatia Cruising Companion will help you make the most of your trip. For those that aren't chartering their own boats, a ferry trip is a good substitute. Nowhere on the mainland coast is far from a ferry port to one or more of the islands and, in many cases, the journey is at least as pleasurable as the arrival. The main state owned ferry line, Jadrolinija, has good English pages and you can search the schedule on the map. Click on the various districts and you will get the local, rather than the international ferry services. A number of other companies run smaller local services, normally just in the high season, so check at the local tourist offices to find out what's on offer.
If you've hired a car then an up to date map is your best friend. The motorway is still being worked on to the south of Split towards Dubrovnik, but from both Istria and Zagreb to Split, the work has long since been completed. You may prefer the scenic views of the coast road but the motorway can save a great deal of time for long trips or to get to places like the Krka National Park and its spectacular waterfalls.
For online help, link to the Hrvatski Autoclub site which also has English pages and plenty of road information, including maps.
Thanks to Blue Yachts for today's photo of a couple of their charter boats going through their paces.

2 Comments:

Anonymous arca said...

I'm very unhappy for your match vs Turkey.
I'll hope for croatia for next competitions!

from Italy,
Arca

11:11 am  
Blogger Jane Cody said...

Thanks for your comment Arca. Yes it was a nail biter with an unhappy ending for Croatia. Fingers crossed for next time.

11:19 am  

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