"...if you ever try the sweet water from Vrana Lake, you shall surely return..."

Where to eat?

Hotels that offer bed and breakfast accommodation are usually located next to restaurants, taverns, wine cellars, pizzerias or fast food restaurants. One can also find traditional Croatian sweets in pastry shops and coffe houses.

What to eat?

Besides standard European cuisine, the following meals are also widely available: grilled meat, Dalmatian smoked ham (prosciutto), salted pilchards, sheep's cheese, paprika-flavoured salami (kulen), Slavonian spicy sausages and so on. In mainland Croatia, the most famous dishes are turkey with a type of pasta (mlinci) and strukli. On the coast, naturally, there are fish specialities, the most famous of which is Dalmatian brodet (a kind of fish broth), and pasticada (beef braised in herbs).

What to drink?

Croatia is famous for its excellent wines, which are the result of an ancient wine-growing tradition. There are famous red wines on the coast, including Teran, Merlot, Kabernet, Opolo, Plavac, Dingac and Postup. The best-known white wines from the coast include Malvazija, Posip, Pinot, Kujundzusa and Muskat, while inland areas of the country offer Rizling, Grasevina, Burgundac and Traminac. As for spirits, we recommend Sljivovica, Travarica and Lozovaca. Popular dessert drinks include Prosek and Maraschino.