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Skradin, Croatia

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During our July trip to Makarska, we took a fun day trip to Krka National Park and the town of Skradin, located near Sibenik.

 

After a lovely afternoon in Krka National Park, we drove a few minutes down the road to the charming little town of Skradin.  It’s literally right next to Krka, so it’s a great place to have dinner after a day of hiking and swimming in the waterfalls.  I’d even recommend it as a great overnight location for someone who wants to have a bit more time at Krka.

Although, to be honest, the main reason I wanted to visit this town was because we saw it from above on the highway, and it looked so beautiful that I told Milos we just had to go there.  Here’s a look at the view of Skradin from the rest stop up on the highway above.  (Great rest stop, by the way.  Excellent restaurant inside.)

 

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We arrived in the evening and had dinner by the marina.  When we first got there, the town looked a bit small while walking along the water.  We thought that perhaps we wouldn’t get to see much. I was surprised at the sheer number of boats docked here, though – there were so many!  Our dinner was good, but we do hope we can come back again and try dinner somewhere else, especially once we saw how much more the town had to offer.

Here are a few photos from the marina and the restaurant

(click on photos to see full size version.)

 

After dinner, we decided to stroll into the town via one of the narrow pedestrian walkways.  We are SO glad we did!  There’s much more to this little town than meets the eye!  Skradin has an impressive little old town section with lots of cafes and shops, but it’s a bit hidden at first glance from the outside.  Before the sun went down, we hiked up to the fortress at the top of town.  It took less than ten minutes to get up there, and our reward was an amazing view of the town, surrounding waters, and mountains.

(click on photos to see full size version.)

 

 

We then walked back down to the pedestrian street with all the shops.  I happened to see a lovely dress on a mannequin outside one of the stores.  Milos also saw it and thought it would look really nice on me, so I tried it on – and success!  It looked great!  After making our purchase, we continued our walk until it started to get dark.  There were plenty of old buildings and interesting sites to keep us occupied.  When walking back, we made one more stop into that little shop so I could get some beautiful earrings I had seen. If you ever happen to visit, this shop is truly fantastic – dresses, jewelry, unique gifts – don’t miss it! Go inside!

 

It was starting to get late, and we still had to drive back, so we headed to the car and were on our way back to Makarska.

(For those driving into Skradin, there is a very convenient parking lot at the one side of town.  (Charges apply.)  The town is small and easily walkable, but like many of these old towns, be prepared for the cobblestone streets.)

Here are some more photos from Skradin.  Enjoy!

 

And here’s a pic of the new dress in action!

The new dress!

The new dress!

 

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Author: JenSop

One of my favorite quotes is, "If your dreams don't scare you, they're not big enough." I guess I've been a dreamer all my life - I set my sights high and then I try to reach the sky. Some might call me a naive idealist, but that's just the way I am. I believe in always taking the high road, I believe in true love, and I believe in treating people the way you want to be treated. If you put good out into the world, good will come back to you! Being the dreamer that I am, I pursued singing as my primary life's calling - I've got two degrees in classical voice under my belt, and I sing just about anything under the sun. I also love a good adventure. Over the past few years, I've done quite a bit of world traveling, and have even lived abroad for stretches at a time: mostly in Vienna (Austria) and Croatia. A few years ago, I was lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time, and I became a travel agent who specializes in Disney vacations. (Seriously, I KNOW Disney - I've been going regularly since I was a little girl - and I LOVE it!) And with all my experience traveling and living in Europe, I'm becoming quite the specialist in that travel category as well. (And this year, I've started working as a Tour Director in Central Europe!) As to the other juicy details of my life - I'm originally from Pennsylvania, I'm engaged to an awesome Croatian man named Miloš who is the BEST adventure partner a girl could ask for. (He's also an expert on knowing how to make me smile.) He's truly the love of my life! I've also had all kinds of other jobs along the way, besides singer and travel pro. (Which is pretty standard for those of us who went to school for music.) I've worked part time weekends as a Disney Princess look-alike for children's parties. I've been teaching for almost 20 years, and have lots of experience in retail and customer service. Oh, and I should also probably mention that I'm a huge Lord of the Rings/Star Trek nerd! :-) Let's all go along for an adventure, shall we?

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