I like city breaks, I will always rather visit a city than a natural site. OK, I live in a village and I get a fair share of “away from it all” days. I almost had a culture shock when I moved from a 5 families' village to the village with a bar, and a grocery store (and now there is a rumor we'll even have a pizzeria in the village?!).
However, I do like to spend my summers by the beach, and far from the city heat. And when I say beach, I mean beach: flip flops (OK, I admit it, actually crocks) and swimming suit 24/7, and just occasionally a t-shirt (sleeveless, bien sûr!). Here are my top places in Croatia for almost cloth-less holidays.
P.S.: Maybe you shouldn't trust me completely as I was the only one in our village walking in a swimming suit. Now, when I think, I've never made any friends in that village.
Summer in Croatia with nothing but a swimming suit
Komarna is a village you would probably never hear about if it wasn't for my blog (you're welcome!). Located somewhere in the south, this is my favorite place in Croatia. My simple definition of the village is: there is nothing to do here, yet you'll never get bored. Every year, I spend my 2 weeks of summer holidays in Komarna. If you ask me what I do there, the answer is nothing. I wake up, I go to the beach, I talk to other beach bums, I make a siesta in my hammock, I eat, I sleep. Repeat. I know, disgusting!
Seaside villages on the Peljesac peninsula, like Zuljana, Podobuce, Trstenik or Borak, are places where I go when I am not doing some of the above mentioned things in Komarna. These are all flip flops, listening to waves, reading a book, and simply chill out with a glass of wine kind of places. My kind of places.
Vis is on my bucket list for all the same reasons. So yes I am kind of faking it 'cause I've never really been here. But many of my friends were there, and they swear it's even more crocks acceptable place than Komarna.
Solta is the nearest island to Split, and yet it's the less visited one. Most of the visitors head to Brac and Hvar, totally overlooking Solta. There are maybe five or six settlements on the island. One is smaller than the other. Solta is a perfect place to relax and enjoy the summer activities (like sleeping).
Elafiti Islands is the archipelago of 18 islands and reefs located just off the coast of Dubrovnik. Only three of them – Kolocep, Lopud and Sipan are inhabited. They all have one to two settlements (at most), a slow pace of life, and pretty sandy beach(es). Flip flops and swimming suite approved!
What's your perfect place to spend summer holidays? Let us know in the comments below.