Setting sail in Croatia

Suzanne (second right) and friends with the guards at Diocletian’s Palace.

Suzanne (second right) and friends with the guards at Diocletian’s Palace.

At the beginning of September, GTOs Consultant Designer, Suzanne Crisp, enjoyed a mini-cruising break in and around Croatia. The first day was spent exploring Split, the country’s second largest city. Highlights included Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the world’s most impressive Roman monuments. Winding her way around the cobbled streets, set amid the atmospheric old walls, Sue and her group enjoyed an early evening meal before joining the catamaran Mustra II where they spent the night moored up. In the morning, the group set sail for Palmizana where they spent the day snorkelling and relaxing in treehouses before sailing to the marina for an evening meal at Toto’s Restaurant. After an unexpected day on the island due to an unseasonal storm, early the next morning Sue caught a taxi boat to the island of Hvar, the queen of the Croatian Dalmatian Islands. A maze of cobbled and marbled streets and shuttered villas, she ate breakfast in St Stephens Square before exploring the back streets, adorned with quirky galleries and off-the-wall clothes shops. This is where Sue’s journey on the boat ended and she caught a main-line ferry back to Split, where she spent the night before flying home the next day. A highly recommended trip for small groups of friends, and an ideal way to explore the coast of Croatia.