Friday, July 2, 2010

Greetings from the Island of Šolta


One of the many things I enjoy about living in Croatia is the proximity of the thousands of islands along the Adriatic coast. Today we took a day trip to the Island of Šolta.
A friend of the family rented a yacht for a week and invited us to come along for the day. The plans were to have lunch in the terrace of the newly restored 303 year old castle Martinis Marchi then visit the beach on the island of Ciovo before heading back to Split.
In the beginning Beli was a bit anxious (it was her first time on a boat) but she quickly took charge and was allowed behind the steering wheel.
brave little one................................

According to the website, Luxury Croatian Villas "The castle was originally built by the Martinis brothers in the early 18th century to help protect the Split mainland and islands from pirate attacks as well as to develop a community to work the land."



Le château Restaurant, where you will find friendly staff, overpriced lunch but a fabulous view of the fishing village Maslinica.

She enjoyed her fish soup so much she was dipping a piece of homemade bread into the broth.


Initially we were the only guests and Beli took the liberty of running around the terrace as if it was her own backyard. You noticed she took of her sandals?



Doesn't this look picture resemble something from a movie set?

As we were near the island of Ciovo we saw a storm approaching us and it began to rain but after 10 minutes the sun returned.

Everyone went for a swim except Beli and I. We weren't that brave.


Afterwards we headed back to Split, said our goodbyes and our friends were off to their next adventure.

23 comments:

  1. Hi Elisa!
    Thank you for visiting me! How lucky to live in Croatia, I've been several times on holiday on the island of Losinj,it's such a beautiful country!

    Michela/Venice

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  2. Michela, I'm going to have to find out where the island is. I'm guessing northern part?

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  3. Hi Nicky! thanks for stopping by and saying hello.

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  4. Hi Elisa, your story is so interesting. You are echoing your Mother's history in yor own way. I am glad to have found your blog. Great photos and the cutest little girl! Can't wait to read more.
    notsospanish.wordpress.com

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  5. I had no idea how beautiful Croatia is - what a wonderful time you had!

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  6. Hi Rea, I can't get enough of your wonderful photos of Spain. Hope you stay tuned for more of our adventures.

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  7. Micaela it was a once in a life experience. Very lucky indeed.

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  8. So so pretty, every year we living in London we made plans to visit Croatia, and every year it got put off for something else, this year we had plans, bought our tickets and this the blasted ash cloud hit....now we are in theUS and my dreams of Croatia seems so very far away. I loved seeing the pictures and hearing of your journey.

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  9. Beautiful pictures! Exactly why Croatia is #1 on my must visit place!

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  10. That's too bad about your cancelled trip. We had some friends from London and they also had to cancel their trip. And here I'm thinking of visiting London, any must sees you recommend from your point of view?

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  11. @Tee, ..another gal from the midwest, yupeee! I'm reading about your adventures in Bangkok, WOW!

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  12. oh, your life! beautiful places, beautiful people ;) I am growing more and more interested about visiting croatia :)

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  13. oh Thais, you can't believe that for being a very small country (comparing to the states) there are so many beautiful places to visit. It's a hidden Gem!

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  14. Oh, what a suprise to find such wonderful pics of croatia! I will visit Split and some surrounding islands for holiday in the end of july and I am so curious about it! It's my first time in this area, so your photos make me extremely excited!!

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  15. Hi again Elisa! Yes, northern part, near the island of Cres

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  16. Im so jealous.. Those pictures are beautiful!

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  17. Definitely from a movie set. Such lovely pictures! I am in love!!

    Lindura!!

    Your daughter is beautiful!! Will be back for more!

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  18. Island of Cres,, I think I will have to put that on my must see list. thanks for the name.

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  19. Kristen! Hello, thanks for stopping by. My greetings to South Carolina.

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  20. Gracias Marcela. Tu nina tambien es muy preciosa. Y tenemos algo en comun, toddler girls. I will be stopping over to say happy bday to your beautiful daughter!

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  21. Tania, glad you found my link about Croatia. I don't have a doubt that you will find the islands charming as well as Split, if you need any info I have a couple of friends who have a tourist website there you can find lots of info (such as weather).

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  22. wow, that looks so amazing! you're so lucky to have such beautiful places so close by!

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