Have you heard of Bacina Lakes, Croatia?
If not, I’m not surprised. It is in an often overlooked part of the Dalmatian coast, located nearly exactly in between Split and Dubrovnik. The only reason I know of the area is because my great-grandma was born there. I had a chance of visiting there with my family during a “trace our roots” trip a few years ago and became infatuated with the turquoise waters – so similar to that of the nearby sea – of Bacina Lakes. The pictures below highlight the low-key area – a place I highly recommend adding to your Croatia itinerary.
While canoeing through Bacina Lakes you’ll get a good look at the surrounding vegetation and villages bordering the lakes. Agriculture, such as fresh figs, grow in the fertile soil. Farm animals also call this land home and you’ll spot little pieces of village life such as picnic tables and docks used for swimming launch pads.
Nice lake do we get food and wine there ?
Thanks Charu! I think she always missed it after she moved to America as a teenager (and who can blame her). It took her nearly 50 years to get back again to visit!
Gina, this looks SOOO peaceful! I think it’s pretty awesome you did a “trace your roots” visit and how cool that your great grandma was born in such a peaceful part of the world. When I visit Dubrovnik I’ll be sure to stop by here.
Oh gosh, I know! When I was in Croatia I never wanted to leave! And sounds like you’re going to be having a lot more beach time than I am this weekend. 🙂
Definitely do if you have time! It’s absolutely gorgeous – located right next to the beach town of Gradac. I am also very jealous of you that you are in Croatia right now. 🙂
Anita Mac says
Looks gorgeous! Just passed it as I returned from Dubrovnik to Split – will have to check it out on the next visit as it looks beautiful! Hard not too – have spent 2 weeks here and can’t get enough! Tomorrow is my last day and it is going to be all day on that amazing turquoise water! i wonder if they would notice if I just never came home!!!
Gorgeous! We are traveling on a road trip through Croatia right now. We’re headed to Split today for a few days and then on to Dubrovnik. We’ll have to stop at this lake!