Split and Vis, Croatia

view of Komiza tow on Vis island in croatia

Split and the island of Vis, Croatia

Todays post is all about my time in Croatia in 2017. We chose to visit Croatia because we had heard that is was reasonably cheap and most importantly beautiful.


On the first half of our trip we visited an island named Vis, located off the Dalmation coast. The island of Vis was beautiful yet, small with an approximate population of 4ooo people! 

We stayed in Vis town which has the main port on and off the island. However, on Vis there is also another beautiful town called Komiza, which is on the other side of the island. To get around Vis I would recommend hiring out a car if you can because, on the first day we hired bikes. I’m sure if you know Croatia at all, you would know that it is all mountain and sea, not great for cyclists like me! 

While we were on Vis we took a day boat trip out to the famous Blue Cave and Green Cave. The Blue Cave was spectacular, the colour was beautiful and I have never seen anything like it! 

The Green Cave, on the other hand was a bit of a gimmick. The cave had a hole at the top where the sun would cast down onto the water creating a green patch of water. On the plus side you could swim in the Green Cave as it was not as busy as the Blue Cave.

Sam Gill walking the streets of Komiza town in Vis, Croatia
Vis town in Croatia
melissa carne in blue cave in Croatia
view of Kimiza harbour in Vis, Croatia
melissa carne in krka waterfall in Croatia
croatia rafting
croatia coasteering
croatia coasteering waterfall
Saint Domnius Bell Tower in Split Croatia


After spending a few days on Vis (which was enough time). We headed to Split on the main land. Here we visited Diocleatian’s Palace, the Cathedral of Saint Domnius and went up the Bell Tower. All of which offered fantastic views of Split. 

Bacvice and Bene beach were our beaches of choice. In addition we also walked through Marjan nature park. Took a short bus trip to Salona to some Roman ruins, which were free, quiet and definitely worth a look. 

One day trip we did consisted of white water rafting down the Cetina river, which was such an amazing experience. We got to see a lot of wildlife, go swimming, caving and cliff jumping. We went with company Pirate Rafting, which were a lovely friendly couple.

Then on the final day we took a trip to Krka National Park where we got to swim in the water with the surroundings of  waterfalls.

Croatia was packed full trip which didn’t cost us a lot of money. Croatia is place I would recommend to anyone looking to travel on a budget but, still has lots of history and beautiful landscapes to see.

Don’t forget to check out my other posts on great places to holiday in Europe. These include: Barcelona, Mallorca, Mykonos, Santorini,  Venice, Florence, Rome, Pompeii, Positano and Amsterdam.

Lots of love, Melissa x

Saint Domnius palace in Split in Croatia

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