Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Happy New Year And Welcome Back To A Great Ferry Route!

Croatia Online - Korcula town

Every year is a good year for Croatia and its fans at the moment. The tourist boom that was promised for so long  just keeps running and running. Success and quality are now rooted deep in the Croatian psyche when, for the first few years I lived there, well over a decade ago, they were mostly just an aspiration.

Croatia has worked hard to get where it is today. No longer (most of the time), just a frantic six weeks of “anything goes tourism” in the height of summer. Let’s hope that we’ll still be able to see plenty of the “Mediterranean as it once was” (old tourist board strapline) in between the mostly welcome luxury hotels and resorts. Certainly, so far, Croatia has avoided the high rises of countries like Spain where traditional fishing villages were transformed into concrete jungles complete with fish and chip shops and English bars on every corner.

One excellent piece of news, to start 2017 off with a smile, is the reintroduction of the Jadrolinija ferry route along the coast from Rijeka to Dubrovnik, stopping at Split, Hvar, Korčula and Mljet. It was halted in 2015 and sadly missed by many of us.

Read more about it on  Croatia Week and check out the Jadrolinija website itself when it’s been updated for the news. It hasn’t yet but the following link will take you to the Jadrolinija local ferry lines schedule for 2017 Croatia Ferry Lines: Jadrolinija 2017

Sretna nova godina!

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Today’s photo was taken way back in 2004 in Korčula town. It’s still one of my favourite photos – small local boats, a huge ferry, stone buildings, mountains and sunshine all in close proximity. Quintessential Croatia Smile

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