As you might have seen on my Instagram, I went to Hvar, Croatia for vacation for 7 days. After modeling in Milan for a month with many many exhausting castings and jobs, I was really looking forward to relaxing a bit. Hvar is a small island in Croatia with only 11.000 inhabitants. I went there together with Matt, my boyfriend, and Mia. From my city in Austria it took us around 8 hours to get there including a two-hour ride on the car ferry which brought us to Hvar, starting from Split.
When we arrived in Hvar, we directly went into a big supermarket right at the harbor to do some grocery shopping. After, we needed to drive another 35 minutes to get to a beautiful little village called Sveta Nedjelja where our apartment was placed. The main purpose of this holiday was to get some rest and enjoy our time far away from anything stressful because the last year was already enough (as you might have seen in my last post).
Since our apartment was directly in front of the sea (about 20 meters away), I hopped in there quite often to get a little refreshment. Most of the time I went back to our room after because I don't like lying at the beach the whole day, especially with Mia.
For breakfast, I mostly ate some granola at the balcony while enjoying the view. I also discovered a game called Jelly King which got me and Matt hooked instantly. In addition, I experienced that I'm addicted to WiFi, I always checked my phone every hour or so which wasn't good for relaxation, so I tried to leave it at home for the day.
As you can see, Mia loved the sea so much! She never wanted to come out of the water, she seemed to enjoy it a lot. I experienced that she can swim way faster than me, especially when she was retrieving her waterproof frisbee.
For breakfast, we also bought some bread in this bakery. It's the smallest bakery I've ever seen in my whole life. Also the "grocery shop" was so minimalistic that you wouldn't believe it's even a store. It was a stand with some fruit and vegetables, that's it. For real grocery shopping, you needed to drive back to the harbor which takes you 40 minutes. We only went there twice (when we arrived with the car ferry and once again during the week).
While Mia was swimming like crazy, I mostly enjoyed my time in the water in my donut.
About 200 meters from our apartment, there was a tiny harbor with a restaurant. It was crowded by night because it's one of only two restaurants in this whole town. For vegetarians it's hard to find something to eat, so we cooked mostly by ourselves.
I discovered our place to stay on Tripadvisor and was totally hooked because of the excellent reviews. The place was even more beautiful than pictured and obviously managed with heart and soul. Also, with a dog it's always easier to rent a flat instead of living in a hotel, or do you know some nice ones which also allow dogs?
I definitely enjoyed this trip but the thing with the car ferry was rather stressful (you can buy tickets online before you go there!). I'd still absolutely recommend going there because it's so worth it. The landscape is amazing, there are almost no people there because they spread around the whole island and you can find a place to relax, even together with your dog.
How about you, have you ever been to Croatia and did you like it as much as I did?