Hvordan Vis, Kroatien fanget mit hjerte af Crazy Travelista

Crazy Travelista is an enthusiastic travel blogger who caught the travel bug in 2006 and continued to peruse her passion ever since. Hvis du søger efter rejseinspiration med fokus på solo-rejse, uden for alfarvej destinationer og selvopdagelse, så vil du nyde hendes historie om øen Vis og hvad der fik hende til at forelske sig i denne syddalmatiske perle!

How Vis, Croatia Captured my Heart by Crazy Travelista

Efter en livsændrende sejltur på Adriaterhavskysten for et år siden, I knew I had to return to this captivating country. Hvad der tiltrækker mig til Kroatien er ikke kun den lækre mad, the fascinating history, den afslappede kultur, det krystalklare vand, eller folket. It’s about the way Croatia makes me feel. Og netop af den grund, I was extremely eager to get back to one of my favourite countries in the entire world! Til min næste tur der, Jeg besluttede at besøge øen Vis.

Hvorfor Vis?

Mens jeg forsker på, hvilken kroatiske ø jeg skal besøge næste gang, I remembered a place called Vis that a local had mentioned. Efter google-søgning efter google-søgning, I didn’t seem to find much information about it besides some basic demographic statistics. Godt, how is that going to help me with my decision? But then I stumbled across something very interesting. Tourists were not allowed on the island of Vis prior to 1989, as Vis was the site for the military base for the Yugoslav National Army! I also learned that Vis is the farthest island from the Croatian mainland and the least developed, hvilket resulterer i endnu mindre turisme. Det er alt, hvad jeg har brug for for at høre, I was sold!!

Efter en behagelig 3 times færgetur, Jeg var ankommet til øen. I noticed a quiet port town displaying traditional old stone buildings, quant smalle gader, and best of all, ingen turister! JA. I knew in the first minute that I had made the right decision. I was quickly greeted by my apartment host who picked me up and escorted me to the guest house I would be staying in. Efter 10-15 minutes of navigating through windy roads, vi var ankommet. Jeg havde håbet på noget afsides, but little did I know I would be staying in the middle of nowhere!

Jeg fandt ud af, at wifi kun fungerede øverst på indkørslen, and that the closest store/ restaurant/attraction was not even within walking distance. Min første reaktion var, how would I function for 2 dage uden wifi og uden transport? But then I remembered, wasn’t this what I came here for?

Sådan kommer du rundt på øen

How Vis, Croatia Captured my Heart by Crazy Travelista

Efter at have slået sig ned, værten inviterede mig op til hovedhuset for nogle dejlige friske frugter, ost, and salami. Derefter tilbød hun at lade mig bruge en af ​​hendes cykler til at udforske øen, to which I happily agree. Øverst på min dagsorden var at besøge Stiniva Cove. As a captivating picture can often be the sole motivation for my decision to visit a destination, it is safe to say that a picture of Stiniva Cove single-handedly lured me to the island. The only thing standing in my way of seeing it was a mountain bike and 4 kilometer. Når man spørger, hvordan man kommer derhen, I was given the seemingly typical foreigner response: “Gå lige ud af indkørslen, og når du ser en kirke, Drej til venstre, then after 500 meters, Drej til højre", og så videre. Så uden et kort i hånden, Jeg var på vej! Dette skal være sjovt.

Lidt træt af det faktum, at jeg mildt sagt er lidt retningsudfordret, I must admit I was a little hesitant. And by hesitant I mean scared to death I would never make it back to that secluded guest house! Da jeg langsomt slentrede min cykel ud af indkørslen, the sound of gravel echoing beneath my wheels faintly reminded me of my childhood bike riding through the woods. Pludselig, I started to feel a little at ease. Efter 30 minutter med at krydse stejle bakker og blæsende veje, the wooded area finally opened up into never-ending immaculately harvested vineyards. Had I died and gone to wine heaven? This is paradise! Mine ben var ømme og rystede, and my bottom was numb from all the riding, men et øjeblik, Jeg følte ikke noget, bortset fra det varme, blazing sun reflecting off my body. All I could think of was the taste of crisp white wine on the tip of my tongue. But that would have to wait!

Stiniva Cove

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Efter den intense 4 kilometer cykeltur, Endelig endte jeg øverst i Stiniva Cove. I heard it was a tough hike, men jeg forventede ikke, at det skulle være så robust! I inched my way down, sliding on the slippery rocks and shifting pebbles. En udmattende 40 minutter senere, Endelig nåede jeg bunden, drenched in sweat and parched from the heat. My eyes enlarged as I witnessed one of the most beautiful and angelic things I had ever seen. I was standing inside a partially enclosed crescent shaped cove, with the deep blue sparkling Adriatic Sea peaking though an opening. Forget what I said before, dette er paradis! Behind me I was surprised to see a little hut where a local was serving cold drinks. Jeg sad lidt og drak noget pærecider, as I resumed to chat with the local for some time. I then proceeded to bask in the sun and lowered myself into the shallow water.

Tænkte jeg for mig selv, hvordan er et sted så perfekt og æterisk så tomt? Så huskede jeg det, I’m on Vis, den rå, autentisk, underudviklet ø. And then it all made sense! Vis is a slice of heaven!Det er her, hvor jeg virkelig blev værdsat de mindre kendte, unikke steder, with a true sense of the local culture. Vis left an impact on me. Jeg sad der i roen og stilheden, and just let myself soak in my surroundings.

Komiza

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Komiža er en lille fiskerby på vestkysten af ​​Vis-øen, framed by the Hum Mountain in the backdrop, nogle 600 meter høj. Historisk set, the fishing industry was developed in Komiža in the 16th century, og dette er stedet for det første fiskeconservesfabrik i Middelhavet.

Langt væk, denne by så lidt ritzy ud, giving off a French Riviera type vibe with all the beautiful boats lining the port. Imidlertid, from the minute I stepped foot onto the marina, I fell in love with this place! Der var noget lige så charmerende og ægte ved denne by. Beautiful stone buildings, smalle gyder, udendørs caféer, and orange rooftops is what caught my eye. It was so old and ancient, alligevel så levende. Og som for første gang, I witnessed the Croatian people in their natural habitat going about their everyday lives. Jeg lærte meget om deres kultur. I learned that they are very simple people, og kræver ikke meget for at være lykkelig.

Sent på aftenen, I was fortunate enough to watch the Croatian soccer team in the World Cup with a bunch of locals. Det er i og for sig en helt ny oplevelse! The passion that they have about this sport, og om deres land, var utroligt at se på, and the energy was quite contagious!

Afsluttende tanker om Vis

Vis legemliggør alt, hvad jeg elsker ved Kroatien, og så meget mere. Det er stille og malerisk, it’s genuine and authentic, det er isoleret og fredeligt, det er simpelt, men alligevel ekstraordinært, it’s filled with jaw-dropping nature, og det er helt fantastisk!

Der er noget ved Kroatien, der altid vil have fat i mig. Kroatien er et specielt sted. It leaves an impression on you that is everlasting. Og for det, Jeg er altid bestemt til at vende tilbage.

How Vis, Croatia Captured my Heart by Crazy Travelista | Total Croatia

Se tip

  • Sørg for at besøge Stiniva Cove i bil eller cykel og vandre ned fra toppen (the boat tours only take you inside the little cove from the sea just briefly and you will not get the spectacular view from the top).
  • Klæd dig passende til vandreturen, klipperne kan være glatte (ingen sandaler tak!).
  • Gå ikke glip af et besøg i de blå huler i det nærliggende Biševo (which unfortunately I didn’t have time for and am still kicking myself for missing).
  • Spis fisk og skaldyr! Dette er trods alt fødestedet for fiskerisektoren, they must be doing something right!
  • Tal med de lokale, de er altid der for at hjælpe og give gode tip til insider!
  • Tag en tur gennem landskabet og forundre vingårde. And stop at one or two if you’re feeling keen.
  • Medbring kontanter, da de fleste steder ikke accepterer kreditkort.

 

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