July 26 - August 3, 2023

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Old Dubrovnik, Croatia

Continued from Bosnia ...
This was my second time visiting Croatia (my first time was in 2006), and I can definitively say that they are many more tourists in 2023 !
Leaving Caplijna in Bosnia, we took a taxi to Ploče (Croatia) and a ferry to Trpanj to end our first day in Orebić.  We spent 5 days on the island of Korçula (a 20 min. ferry ride from Orebić).  Finally, we spent our last three nights in touristy Dubrovnik.

Dubrovnik is undeniably stunning with boasting medieval walls, terracotta-roofed buildings, and breathtaking views. However, its  beauty comes with the big downside of overtourism. The city's popularity has led to very crowded streets and tourist-heavy attractions (like the city wall), detracting from the authentic experience.

Above pictures: Korçula Island, nestled in the azure waters of the Adriatic Sea, is a captivating Croatian gem known for its stunning landscapes and culinary delights. The island's rocky soil and ideal Mediterranean climate make it a prime region for olive oil and wine production.  It rains less than 40 days a year on Korçula !

Renowned for its olive groves, Korçula produces some of the finest extra-virgin olive oils in the region.  Moreover, Korçula's vineyards produce exceptional white wines. Famous for its indigenous grape varieties, such as Posip, the island offers a unique wine-tasting experience that reflects the terroir and traditions of the region. 
We spent an afternoon tasting sublime wines, Prosek and olives oils at Grosic Winery.

Created by Ian Wikarski, August 2023