Hi everyone! This week has been so busy, I haven’t had a chance to blog as much I would like to. But I have one last post from Croatia and here it comes!
On our last day in Montenegro we wanted to choose a different route for our return to Dubrovnik airport, and since our flight wasn’t till late evening, we had the entire day for some fun exploring. We studied our maps (and apps) and decided on a route through Bosnia and Herzegovina. On Navigator, the journey time was about 3 hours, but obviously, it took us longer since we stopped in a couple of lovely, small towns along the way.
The offline maps.me app deserves a special mention, it worked like a dream and made our journey stress free. Thank you for the tip Milica!
I probably forgot to mention that on our way to Montenegro we drove along the absolutely stunning Bay of Kotor and saw the historic town of Kotor. Below are a couple of snaps from there 🙂
But let’s come back on the return journey… the drive was pleasant and the scenery incredible. There wasn’t much queuing at the border control points and we all got stamps for our passports.
The first town we stopped at was called Niksic in Montenegro – we walked around a little, had ice creams and coffee before hitting the road again. After about an hour of driving, we stopped again, this time in Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina. We strolled through a fruit market and had a light bite.
We had spotted a lovely restaurant in Cavtat one evening and decided to drive there for our last supper. Cavtat is an exceedingly pretty town, part of the Dubrovnik Riviera and it is a fantastic place to base yourself in if you’re after all the sights and culture of Dubrovnik but don’t want the hustle and bustle. It is located only twenty kilometres south of Dubrovnik, and five kilometres from the airport – very easy to travel between the two by car or by boat.
Mediterranean vegetation covers the town, and the sea sparkles in different shades of turquoise.
Local kids playing water polo in the sea.
We sat down at Leut and toasted the wonderful holiday week. Leut is a family run restaurant with a pleasant terrace overlooking the marina. The restaurant combines excellent food and wine, unbeatable service and sitting in shade with a sea breeze is just want we wanted after a long drive.
Amuse bouche arrived unexpectedly with a basket of bread with tuna paté and sardines and prawn in lemon and olive oil. Delicious!
We tucked into our carpaccio sharing feast. Melt in your mouth beef carpaccio with parmesan and capers and tuna carpaccio with almonds.
Tender tuna steak with spinach and potatoes.
Prosciutto and truffle risotto.
Trumbićeva 11, 20210 Cavtat, Croatia | 00.385.20.478.477 | website
Perfect end to a dreamy week – thank you, Mum and Dad, for this amazing holiday!
Read more stories from Croatia, here.