Driving through Croatia was one of the best things we could do on our recent trip to this beautiful country. Chris is always really good at navigating in foreign countries and it is nice to be able to drive, look out the windows and see the landscape.
We had barely looked at our copy of Frommer’s Easy Guide to Croatia when we found ourselves driving the highway between Zagreb and Split and then on to Dubrovnik and later Zadar.
So what did we see? A lot of landscape that looked similar to other places we have been before.
We saw fields.
We saw some signs of a recent struggle and war along with monuments that were markers to remember various events in the history of the country.
We saw animal crossing signs.
We saw homes and buildings in the distance as well as up close.
We saw trees and clouds and sky.
Off in the distance we spied mountains. Beautiful green lush looking mountains.
We saw many buildings that looked like they were old. There were many churches and cathedrals on our journey as well.
The mountain views sometimes took my breath away with their beauty through my passenger side window.
We traveled through many tunnels. This was a fairly short one compared to the one we went through that was over 5 miles in length.
And then we saw the sea. Finally. The beautiful Adriatic Sea just calling to me.
The rocky mountains dotted the landscape and I found myself marveling at the change from the green lush looking landscape to the more craggy rough terrain.
This was very typical scenery on our drive and the sometimes rough terrain made me wonder how people navigated around them.
We saw resorts seaside and people teeming to enjoy the cool waters and rocky beaches.
How about these fun water parks that appeared at almost every hotel that was seaside? I loved seeing them pop up in view outside my window.
Croatia surprised me. It was beautiful in so many ways. It had a little bit of just about everything. I loved it and am so happy to share with you over the next few weeks some of our experiences in this beautiful country.
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The water parks are adorable.
Aren’t they? We noticed that almost all of the big resorts/hotels had similar floaty water parks and they were all so cute. Also saw a huge golden duck float but didn’t manage a picture. Very creative and fun!
It’s lovely. Croatia is definitely going on our list after reading this!
Just wait—my pics from Split and Dubrovnik will further convince you! Thanks for stopping by, Carol!
What a variety of scenery, each beautiful in its own way. I expect the water rated as your favorite landscape scenery.
Absolutely. But the ancient buildings were pretty amazing as well. I have so many pictures it is going to be difficult to narrow it down as to what to share here. 🙂
I’ve heard such wonderful things about Croatia! What a great trip.
It really is beautiful and if you are a lover of the water and sailing it is definitely the place to go.
WOW! Such a diverse land for one small country! The mountains and the sea…absolutely stunning!
It really is. It was really fun to be able to see all of the different terrain and the villages are so quaint. Tons of roadside produce markets and ancient buildings to look at. My kind of place for sure!
Thanks. Even through the car windows some turned out pretty well.
Beautiful. Thanks for the journey. Especially thanks for sharing pictures that portray the not so postcard side… Remnants of war & a traffic tunnel, helps make it real. What a lovely country! You are as cool as the other side of the pillow!
You made me giggle. Thanks so much. I do tend to look for the not so touristy pics but I also love the touristy stuff as well. I am nothing if I am not real. 🙂
Beautiful photos. Bill is half-Hungarian (including what used to be Transylvania), but it is believed there is some Coatian blood, too. Hugs!
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I think I’d be scared to drive in a foreign country (other than Canada!!). Do they drive on the same side of the road as we do here? If not it would be even harder! But it sure is interesting there and I’m glad you took us along for the ride!
Beautiful! Riding through the countryside is the best, no matter where we are traveling.
I’ve always been…not exactly scared, but not interested in the hassle, of going anywhere more foreign than Canada. These are lovely pictures.
Beautiful! Something for everyone it looks like in Croatia!
There really is. It is a really diverse and beautiful country.
Great pictures of Croatia. Driving holidays can be so special.
We have had quite a summer of being in different places. But driving through Croatia was the best.
Wonderful photos! Thanks for taking us along!
Thanks for coming along!