Hvala Croatia! A girls week in the sun on Brač

A few months back when Hanna announced she was packing up to move to the Croatian paradise of Split, at first I was sad…then excited to have such an exotic place to visit a friend! Who ever gets to move out to Split in their lifetime? Not many. So a crew of us girls packed up for a week to escape the drastic nosedive weather of London and spend a week in the sun.

We opted for a couple of nights in Split and then five nights on Brač, a massive island about an hour off the coast. Boasting the Zlatni Rat beach which features on almost every tourism brochure and advertisement for Croatia, Brač and Bol (the town where we stayed) is true paradise. I can’t describe how beautifully clear and blue the water is except to say it’s like swimming in jewels. For this reason it is normally crawling with tourists. In the off season when we decided to visit however, it was only crawling with cats.

On the plus side it meant we had the whole sunny beach (nay island!) to ourselves, thousands of cats to chase, LOTS of peace and quiet and hardly any naked old Europeans hanging around. On the other hand we were limited to less than a handful of restaurants (albeit with very very good seafood), very windy evenings and no young people to befriend. We certainly made the most of the serenity and quickly fell into a daily routine of crêpes, beach, lunch, tanning, snacks, cat patting, napping and dinner. I even squeezed a few jogs into the daily mayhem!

All in all it was very much a ‘chicken soup for the soul’ holiday and I benefited from some forced rest and relaxation, two activities that are definitely not usually my forté.

Please enjoy a million photos of cats and beaches.

Split from the Marjan hill

Split from the Marjan hill

The walk to Hanna's place

The walk to Hanna’s place

The walk to Hanna's place

The walk to Hanna’s place

Split old town

Split old town

Bell Tower of Cathedral of Saint Domnius

Bell Tower of Cathedral of Saint Domnius

The climb to the Bell Tower of Cathedral of Saint Domnius

The climb to the Bell Tower of Cathedral of Saint Domnius – not for the faint of heart

View from the Bell Tower of Cathedral of Saint Domnius

View from the Bell Tower of Cathedral of Saint Domnius

View from the Bell Tower of Cathedral of Saint Domnius

View from the Bell Tower of Cathedral of Saint Domnius

Split by night

Split by night

Cleaning up some amazing seafood at Konoba Marjan, Split

Cleaning up some amazing seafood at Konoba Marjan, Split

Bol on Brač

Bol on Brač

Exploring Brač

Exploring Brač

Exploring Brač

Exploring Brač

Zlatni Rat beach (our beach!) on Brač

Zlatni Rat beach (our beach!) on Brač

Zlatni Rat beach (our beach!) on Brač

Zlatni Rat beach (our beach!) on Brač

The Dominican Monastery at Bol

The Dominican Monastery at Bol

Bol on Brač

Bol on Brač

Bol on Brač

Bol on Brač

Breakfast time

Breakfast time

View from my towel for 75% of the holiday, heaven

View from my towel and where I spent 75% of the holiday. Heaven

More amazing food

More amazing food

Croatia

After a few nights with the girls, no one to impress and only thousands of cats to amuse you…stuff like this starts to happen

Kitties of Croatia!

Kitties of Croatia!

Kitties of Croatia!

More kitties of Croatia!

Split harbour

Sunshine at Split harbour

One last happy cat!

One last happy cat!

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