I recently went on inspection visit for our Love Floris, to ensure our guests travelling there will have a wonderful experience. I was welcomed by a coutry with rich history, wonderful scenery, delicious food and a love for Mythology.

Some of the highlights of my trip included

 

The stunning Galeria Mestrovic in Split, an art museum edicated to the work of the 20th-century sculptor, Ivan Meštrović.

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Our Lady of the Rocks, an artificial island created by bulwark of rocks and by sinking old and seized ships loaded with rocks

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According to legend, the islet was made over the centuries by Croat local seamen who kept an ancient oath after finding the icon of Madonna and Child on the rock in the sea on July 22, 1452. Upon returning from each successful voyage, they laid a rock in the Bay. Over time, the islet gradually emerged from the sea. The custom of throwing rocks into the sea is alive even nowadays.

Staying at the fabulous Meneghetti hotel, with a vineyard one could only dream of

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Having freshly caught and cooked oysters on Peter’s private island. The oysters tasted even better thanks to Peter: He was humble, exciting, genuine  and authentic – a truly incredible man.

I am not a huge fan oysters so I was originaly apprehensive, but it turned out to be the most amazing experience of the trip. We had mussels cooked with onions and garlic and white wine, fresh bread as well as red wine of his region.

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Visiting Trogir, known as the town of Happy Moments

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A Private tour to collect truffles with Nikola in his truffle garden

Nikola is an extraordinary young man who has devoted his life to his dogs and truffle hunting. You can read more about him in the New York times article, which you can find here.

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The beautiful drawings made by children in the port of Split

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Some useful phrases in Croatian

Hello – Bok

Welcome – Dobrodošli

Good morning – Dobro jutro

Good afternoon – Dobar dan

Cheers! Good Health! – Živjeli!