Thursday, October 24, 2013….
After staying the night in a nice little apartment (for super cheap, love Croatia!) in Broderica, we explored Krka falls. It was not as expansive as Plitvice falls (which we went to with Taylor on his visit), but still gorgeous! There was a fun zipline to play on near where we caught the boat. Then we got on a boat and road up the river a little ways to where all the falls started. There were some big boats on the river, as it connects to the Adriatic sea.
After Krka falls, we made our way to Split. On our way, we became fascinated by the stone fences that appeared all over the hill sides in strange patterns. We came to one spot where there were lot’s of tiny squares formed by these stone fences. After looking at google maps, I discovered that it was a vineyard. I then googled the vineyard and found it is possibly one of the oldest vineyards in the world, dating back as far as the 11th century. So we stopped. And we discovered a cute little town next to it called Primosten, with a great beach for skipping rocks. The town was not too lively as everything touristy in Croatia shuts down at the end of September, but it was still fun to see as it is situated on a piece of land that juts out from the mainland. Apparently it used to have draw bridges and big walls. I just love the history behind all these towns.
For dinner we stopped in Trogir, a touristy little town outside Split. It was originally settled by Greeks, but then influenced by Romans, Venetians and many others. It has a high concentration of historic castles and churches and is a delight to stroll around. Although we spent our time looking for food…and getting hungrier by the minute (hence the lack of good photos..). There were not a lot of options (I think maybe things had closed due to the off season) and we sat down in one place and then discovered the prices and had to bail. (Which is Nick’s FAVORITE thing to do, lol, not really). We did eventually find something, right on the waterfront, with street “entertainment” if you can call it that…this guy was singing along to a recording, it was pretty bad.
My purse broke while we were there and we happened to stumble upon a shop where you could watch them working with leather and my Dad had the great idea to ask them to fix my purse, which they did, for a few bucks. I love all the local, hand crafted shops that you can find all over Europe.