Not just to the old town of
We arrived in
We booked a hotel in
Dubrovnik is a 'must see', especially for anyone with an interest in architecture and development. It is a very special place, thanks in part to UNESCO which provided significant funds to repair the damage from
One of the best ways to see the city is to walk along the top of the medieval city walls with an electronic guide. You can then wander along the pedestrian oriented main street, and the maze of narrow medieval streets, many of which are lined with restaurant and café tables. In addition to seeing numerous churches and monasteries, I took a tour of ‘the Jewish quarter’ which included a visit to the second oldest synagogue in
After two nights in
The medieval Hvar town, like Budva, Kotor and
We stayed at Pharos, an older resort property that needs serious work. But it was set in an olive grove overlooking the town and ocean. It was one of a dozen properties controlled by the Suncanihvar Hotels group which we were told is spending $300 million around the island. Other than our hotel, I would recommend any of their properties, especially the Adriana, which is the only Croatian member of 'the leading small hotels of the world'.
A highlight of our stay in Hvar was a concert in the courtyard of the
We also took a day trip across the island which in some areas was covered with a lattice of rock walls. I have never seen anything quite like them. I assumed they were constructed to minimize erosion; however there might well be another explanation. Unfortunately, no one I spoke with seemed to know.
On Saturday morning, we got on a fast catamaran for
On Sunday, we set off for Trogir, another UNESCO World Heritage Site. We were attracted by its description as a ‘mini
That evening, we boarded an overnight ferry for
Our stops in