Tradition and modernity, natural beauties, hardworking and hospitable people – qualities that you need for a perfect holiday on the island of Krk.

Looking for the treasure of the island of Krk

The island of Krk is known as the golden island since the ancient times thanks to its natural characteristics. It is a natural treasure of the Kvarner bay and the most northern island on the Mediterranean. So, if you dream about a sunny and peaceful family vacation resort, dog-friendly beaches or entertaining location for you and your friends – Krk is definitely a place to be!

Tradition and legacy of the island

People of Krk have learned to live in harmony with the rules of this unpredictable island and its climate. They learned how to live according to the nature and flora & fauna of this golden island. Bura, jugo and maestral winds are making troubles or giving a bit of the refreshment on a sunny day. The sun on your skin, tiny pebbles under your toes, fresh breeze in your hair, dear friends, a homemade wine known as Vrbnička Žlahtina and local delicacies such as šurlice with lamb goulash – everything is in front of you thanks to the Croatian coast and its hardworking people. So, relax, take a deep breath and let yourself go to the Krk state of mind and its legacy.

Locals are living the traditional way of life connected to the sea, agriculture and livestock farming in combination with the modern activities. So, on this island, you’ll find a fisherman whose daily job is to manage a restaurant or a teacher whose avocation is to build ships and breed sheep.

A touch of history on the streets of Krk

Krk is abundant with natural beauties. From the Biserujka cave located in the northeast part of the island to the picturesque islet Košljun or the city of Krk with its two thousand years old city walls, Frankopan castle from 13th century and old City Hall from 16th century. Every step you take is a step into the history. So, if you decide to visit the city of Omišalj that is perched on the cliff above the sea, you’ll find out that its cultural heritage is dating from the 3rd century.

We recommend you to visit the remains of the early catholic basilica and the remains of the Roman municipality Fulfinum in the Sepen bay, 2 km from Omišalj, in the Mirina area. On this island, you’ll find the early Roman Church of St. Lucy in Jurandvor with the Baška tablet found in its chambers. It is written in the Glagolitic alphabet created by the stylization of Greek cursive in the middle of the 9th century and it was once the proof of the donation of land from the king Zvonimir to the Benedictine monastery of St. Lucy.

Sports and entertainment

Krk offers you all types of summer recreations but the most interesting ones are water sports – paragliding, scuba diving, waterskiing or sailing. If you’re fond of walking, you’ll definitely like the walking trails that are located all over the island – that is where you’ll truly find out in what lays the secret of the island’s beauty. Adrenaline junkies can get their satisfaction at the 650m-long cableway for wakeboarding and waterskiing in the wake park of the town of Krk.

Make a wish and fall in love

You could easily fall in love with this island if you just visit one of the local festivities, such as Lovrečeva or fisherman nights in local villages. For the outgoing people and the ones who seek an adventure on the dance floor, we will recommend Boa club in Malinska, club Casa Del Padrone and Volsonis in Krk city.

This is an island of culture and entertainment that offers you its tradition of dedication and hard work, combined and justified with a long history and modernity. Trust it and the pleasure is always yours.

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Things to do on the island of Krk

  • If you decide to visit Krk in summer, be sure to visit a beach with healing mud that can be found on the west side of the Klimno bay. Have fun on the beach, energise your body, play picigin (sports game played by several players in a circle whose goal is to keep the ball circling in air and out of the sea for long as possible) and find out why is this mud known as the one that cures the arthritis
  • The island of Krk, more precisely the Baška bay, is a home to the unique plant “Barbašova lazarkinja” (Aspreula Borbasiana) that is also an endemic species
  • Visit the Vitezić family library or go on a fine dines in taverns in Vrbnik where you’ll find the most famous wine from Krk – Vrbnička žlahtina. And most of all go for a meal, walk up the stairs, relax in the garden and take a bottle of wine (or two) from the Ivan Katunar House of Wine
  • Peek into the Church of St. Trinity that is located in the historic centre and pedestrian area of Baška and hear a festival of bells
  • Visit Franciscan monasteries – the one on the island of Košljun, located 90m from Punat and the one in Glavotok – they are well-known monasteries due to the significant archaeological findings from which some date from around 8th century
  • You should also try to drive an off-road quad from Off-road Quad Safari Krk Malinska. While having an active vacation you’ll have an opportunity to see the Krk roads and nature from a different perspective
  • Visit the House of Krk’s prosciutto, where you’ll learn every detail about this amazing delicacy while tasting a variety of dishes, based on the recipes that were used even in Roman times
  • And finally, we recommend you to visit the International Festival “Sand & Time Krk Summer” – the exhibit of sand sculptures with laser and light show in the town of Krk

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Kvarner is a place to visit in any time of the year, so book a holiday today and let yourself go to its mesmerizing people and culture. Kvarner bay at your service!

Kvarner bay experience

An experience starts with a journey, so we recommend you to go on a trip and start collecting epic and unforgettable memories on the Kvarner bay. Would you like a cocktail, a beer or you’re a fan of the Vrbnička Žlahtina wine? Would you like to stroll all along the Opatija’s Lungomare? Sail around the islands of Krk and Cres? Dance on Zrće? See a movie or theatre play in Rijeka? Or just lay down on the beach soaking up the sun in Bakar, Lovran or Kostrena?

Multicultural and industrial center of Croatia

The Kvarner region is located in the northern Adriatic Sea and it stretches down the coast from the foothill of the Učka Mountain by Opatija all the way down to half of the island of Pag, covering the islands of Cres, Krk, Rab, Lošinj, and the mountainous hinterland of Gorski Kotar. Kvarner is the closest point of the Adriatic Sea to Central and Western Europe, and due to its accessibility, mild Mediterranean climate and multicultural-industrial significance, it is a popular tourist destination since the times of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in the 19th century.

Discover all the pearls of Kvarner Bay

Visit Lovran and its narrow streets full of charming sites and seductive smells of the genuine Croatian delicacies. Visit Rijeka to learn about the maritime importance and rich-full industry. Stay here to experience the unique feeling of the Rijeka Carnival that is well known in the whole world. Learn about the culture by visiting the program of the Rijeka Summer Nights.

Peek into the Lošinj Dolphin Reserve, at Lošinj Marine Education Centre, the first reserve of this kind in the Mediterranean, which tracks about 120 bottlenose dolphins and has the sea turtle satellite program. Lošinj is also a special Croatian place because of its recently discovered history. In 1998, on the seabed of the islet of Vele Orjule, near the islands of Mali and Veli Lošinj, the Croatian Apoxyimenos finally saw the light of the day. It is one of the rare well preserved Greek statues which used to decorate Greek temples. It portrays a young athlete who was caught in a moment of cleaning his body of oil, sweat and dust (gr. apoxyesis) just after he finished his exercise.

We guarantee you that you’ll fall in love with the island of Cres, the most beautiful pearl of Kvarner, on which over ninety species of birds have found their home. Cres is a home of ornithological reserve for the white-headed griffon vultures and a place where you can see the magical creation of nature – the Vransko Lake, which is a natural reservoir irrigated by rain from the surface and subterranean water channels.

Mesmerizing tastes and scents of Kvarner

Rijeka, Kvarner bay

Wherever you go, the locals will prepare you a special kind of pasta, called šurlice, with tomato sauce and boar or venison, which is served with light white wine Vrbnička Žlahtina. You can even try fish delicatessens such as octopus under the peka (a specifically designed pot or a tray placed into the embers of a fireplace), calamari with garlic, olive oil and rosemary, and even sea-bream (commonly known as orada) with sweet potato. You should try local sweets such as the Rab cake, the Kacotini almond cookies, or a fig cake called Smokvenjak etc. Everywhere you turn there are delicious and mesmerising tastes and scents – what more can you ask for?

A place to be throughout the year

The combination of the climate, vegetation, architecture, culture, geographical position that brings out the best of the sun, sea and trees, plus the greatness of its inhabitants – Kvarner is definitely a place to be throughout the year. Kvarner will be a right place for you whether you prefer a quiet and peaceful vacation by the seaside or long summer nights in the crowded clubs. It is an escape plan for nature lovers with its wildlife reserves, national parks, diverse flora and fauna, colourful botanical gardens and above all, with its emerald blue sea.

Be present, be here to stay, and never lose the sense of belonging! This is a place you’d like to call a second home.

Island of Krk, Kvarner bay

Things to do at the Kvarner Bay

  • Visit Medveja, a campsite behind the two beautiful pebbly beaches situated between a shady pine forest trees
  • Go for a walk or try boar goulash in Gorski Kotar (remark: in English, it is known as Mountain District), the mountainous region in Croatia between Karlovac and Rijeka. It forms Mountainous Croatia together with Lika and Ogulin which is popularly called the green lungs of Croatia
  • Wake up before breakfast and go for a run in the Komrčar Park in the town of Rab. The unbelievable smells of the sea and the forest will clear your mind in a second
  • Take a ride to the tiny village of Smiljan, 5km west from Gospić, where the greatest mind of the modern world, Nikola Tesla, was born. This fascinating museum includes displays about his life and working replicas of some of his most famous inventions
  • Visit Košljun and its Monastery Museum where the monks from Franciscan Monastery have managed to collect and preserve priceless artifacts throughout the centuries
  • Take a trip to Aquarium in Baška on the island of Krk or feel the laid back feel of the Lubenice, the most tempting beach of the western coast of the island of Cres

From Učka to Pazin and Labin, from Pula to Poreč and Hum – on every corner, Istria will prove you its status of the most developed region in Croatia!

Spirit of Istria

There is no single word to describe how special Istria is because it has a spirit that is so much more than the sum of any words that you can think of. But, if we must choose, definitely some kind of answer about Istria lies in the combination of the sun and crystal clear blue sea on the coast, green fields in the inland, delicious food and wonderful people. Also known as the “New Tuscany” and the most developed region in Croatia, Istria is a perfect place to start your Mediterranean tour.

Discover the fruits of the noble hardworking people

People of Istra know exactly what it means to live Istrian way and to be a part of the Istrian land, commonly called as crvenica. Hard work and many years of efforts on this westernmost unspoilt ground in Croatia resulted in extra-virgin olive oils of the highest quality, red and white wines, delicious apricots, strawberries, plums, honey, truffles, cherries, pears, lavender, laurel, basil, rosemary, watermelons… Every delicacy you can imagine in one place – your plate. Feel the atmosphere of the authentic Istrian houses, visit homes of your hosts, taste their homemade food and homemade wines. The scent and taste of Croatian delicacies will take you to an incredible journey.

Learn history on every corner

When talking about journeys at the seaside, everywhere you look you can see the azure sea and the bluest sky you’ve ever seen, among which seagulls are joyfully rejoicing and calling you to join them. Experience magnificent landscapes of the so-called Blue Istria, where you lose track of time while diving, sailing, swimming and sunbathing. Explore Green Istria, find your own paths and take a walk through breathtaking green hills, villages, streams and forests. Live Istria, breath Istria! There is a history lesson on every corner, so take a bite and learn everything that Istria ever was and ever will be!

Towns, villages, fortified ports and many more

Peek into the small churches, walled towns and hilltop villages, forgotten old citadels, fortified ports that stand as a reminder of some other times, times of Roman presence and Venetian architecture. Pula stands proudly for more than 3000 years with its Amphitheater, as the world’s best-preserved monument. Hum, as the smallest city in the world, Poreč with its Euphrasian Basilica as a part of world’s cultural heritage, Pazin and the famous castle featured in Jules Verne’s novel, beautiful Brijuni archipelago and all the small villages where you’ll feel like you’ve always belonged there.

Come to stay and fall in love with Istria

As you can see, sometimes it’s hard to explain or demonstrate what exactly makes people fall in love with Istria. Dear heaven knows how hard we tried to explain what Istria means and represents. It is unexplainable, rather impossible to sum it all up in a few words. It’s up to you to figure it all out – to write it down by yourself, as some kind of reminder or testimonial, as a lifetime memory. You will find yourself in the tranquility among Istrian nature.

We wish you a warm welcome, just relax and make yourself at home!

Things to do in Istria

  • Show an interest in vampires in today’s Croatia and everybody will tell you that you’re in the wrong country – but once upon a time, more precisely a couple centuries ago, Europe first documented case of vampirism took place in Istrian village called Kringa when the nocturnal adventures of Jure Grando and his vengeful neighbors were recorded
  • Up in the hills search for the artists’ colony of Grožnjan – a town that still wears its medieval look with cobblestone streets, art galleries, art studios, workshops, live music and various kinds of performances
  • No matter if you’re with your family or friends, the Punta Corrente is a place to be. Not overcrowded, many places for walk, sunbathe and take a swim, crystal sea and thick forest are making this place the most fabulous place of Rovinj
  • Visit the attractive Baredine cave where you’ll find some fantastic calcite formations and interesting and rare species of albino salamander
  • For extra summer fun visit the Aquapark Istralandia in Novigrad where you’ll find a lot of slides and pools for children and grownups
  • Visit Bale (Valle d’Istria), a village located few miles away from Rovinj where you’ll find narrow streets, small church, great restaurants with local delicacies and very laid back and relaxed atmosphere
  • Visit the winery – Istria is abundant with them, it is up to you to choose the winery for local wine tasting
  • Watch the most popular professional cycling race Istarsko proljeće (Istrian Spring) that takes place in March or attend the most popular recreational cycling events such as Parenzana Cycling Marathon
  • Visit Limski Kanal (Limski Fjord), one of the most beautiful landscapes of Istria that is located near Rovinj and Vrsar

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Tradition and modernity, natural beauties, hospitable people – qualities that make a perfect location for your holiday. Choose Rab any time, every time!

Find the secrets of the island of Rab

We can tell that Rab is the island of many contrasts. It is shaped from sharp rocks on the east coast and from gentle pebbly beaches, and on the other side it has 408 meters high peak that is covered with macchia and Mediterranean oak forests. It is known as a happy island and it can tell you its legends within a minute. It is an island of many idyllic sights and historical fishing villages which are waiting for you to discover their secrets. Come here to stay!

Meet the island of rich history and cultural heritage

This is the island of the rich and turbulent past that throughout its history has had many rulers and has changed various systems of ruling. First recordings tell that its first settlers were Illyrians, around 360 years BC. There is an old Roman document in which the Roman emperor Octavian Augustus proclaims Rab a muncipium – a city with a self-administration. At one point in history, it’s Latin name Arba (Arbia or Arbiana) got an epithet “felix”, Latin word for happy, and from there to now Rab is known as a happy island. Rab is well known by its antique town plan, its walls, churches, palaces, and portals, as well as by its villages abundant with old churches, monasteries and the remains of ancient fortifications and traditional houses.

Rich heritage stems from different historical periods. So, you can walk around near romanesque churches and towers from 12th century, such as the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary or the monastery complex of St. Bernardino of Siena in village Kampor from the 15th century. Visit St. Peter’s benedictine monastery from the 11th century in Supetarska Draga valley, or go to the preserved historic old town of Rab with its typical late Gothic and Renaissance details (such as nobles crests, windows, doors, portals and statues).

Meet the island of the natural beauties

Walk through the oldest native holm oak forests called Dundo, which is also a protected forest reserve that’s open for visitors and hikers. It offers you its trails for mountain biking or hiking, bays for bathing and soaking up the sun. It is an unique forest environment with rich flora and fauna where you’ll find various bird life, interesting plants, aromatic herbs, small animals, butterflies and reptiles.

Rab is known, for almost 125 years, by its 30 sandy beaches, scenic coves, crystal blue sea and hospitality. So choose between dog beaches, naturists beaches, solitary coves or even beaches for singles . Everything you ever wanted on the Paradise beach, Pudarica, Mel, Kandarola, Livačina, Ciganka and many more.

Visit Kamenjak, the highest and largest peak of Rab, with its 408 meters it is excellent location for panorama views of the whole islands. Take a picture, make a memory, meet the spirit of the natural beauties of Rab.

Try everything from Mediterranean cuisine

In this Adriatic region locals choose only natural foods and home-grown groceries, so Rab is an island of fish specialties and seafood, as well as lamb. We can say that the cuisine of this island is a basis of healthy and balanced food determined by long tradition. Try one of the Rab cheeses that can weight over two kilos or their traditional desserts such as poppy rolls, apple strudel and nut roll. Taste summer salad from local foods or from salted anchovies with tomatoes, try capri peppers and onion, try dry octopus with omelet or roasted grouper with local spices and aromatic herbs. After all, try the inevitable Rab cake, that is the most famous symbol of this island. It has unique flavor and is baked for more than 835 years. The original recipe is from 1117, when Benedictine nuns served it to the Pope Alexander II, on the occasion of the blessing of the Rab Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary.

Things to do on the island of Rab

  • Try snorkeling and visit the underwater site with an old sunken ship from the WW II, or peak into the underwater caves and grottoes
  • Walk around the Forest Park Komrčar in the town of Rab
  • Visit the site of a memorial object – the Tree of Liberty on the Freedom Square in the town of Rab
  • Walk the two paths of Premužić that were built around 1930 by an engineer Ante Premužić. First one will lead you from Lopar camp to the hamlet of Matići and the second one from Kampor, through the park-forest Dundov, all the way to the south coast of Kalifront and then all along the coast to Frkanj and bay of St. Euphemia.
  • Visit one of the leading cultural events of the island of Rab – the Rab fjera, that takes place on the 25 to 27 July, every year. It is a traditional fiesta on which the streets of the town of Rab become a stage where medieval craftsman demonstrate old skills and crafts.
  • Go on a kayak trip around the island and see all the natural beauties of Rab from another point of view
  • Visit the tower of St. Christopher. According to the legend, the island was saved from attackers for several times by the Saint Christopher, so eventually he became its patron.
  • And after all, if you really want to feel the true spirit of this island, book accommodation in the off-season, outside the mass tourism, in June and September

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Visit Istria and experience a unique adventure among the streets of the smallest town in the world – the beautiful town of Hum!

Walk along the town built by giants – the smallest town in the world Hum

Hum is located in central Istria, approximately two hours drive from Zagreb and an hour away from Rijeka. It is known as the smallest town in the world that numbers only 30 inhabitants. The legend says that the giants who built Istria had only a few stones left so they used them to build Hum.

Rich history and culture

History of Hum starts in the early medieval age, around 1102, when its residents build up the walls around the village. They called it Cholm which is derived from the Italian name Colmo. The bell and the tower were built in 1552 as a part of the town’s defence along with the town loggia. Stone streets, squares, churches and massive walls witness the rich history of the town. Walk along the Glagolitic Alley – a 3-kilometre-long path that connects Hum and Roč, decorated with massive stone monuments dedicated to the old Croatian Glagolitic script. Actually, it is a series of 11 outdoor sculptures placed along the road that stand as a reminder of the area’s importance as a centre of the Glagolitic alphabet. Thanks to its structure, we can all agree that entire town of Hum is a historical monument that is absolutely a place to see and feel. The surrounding area is appealing to the nature lovers because of its thick forest, meadows and hills that are favourable for long walks.

Take the keys for an ancient adventure

It takes only 30-45 minutes to see the whole town, on a self-guided tour. Every church and monumental building is marked with informative multilingual info board. Visit the old town, the County Perfect table. Peak into the Parish Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary with its classical facade that was built in 1802 by the local master Juraj Gržinić. Check out the frescos of Hum in the Romanic Chapel of St. Jerolim, which colourfully depicts the life of Jesus.

The chapel near the cemetery outside the town gates is locked, so you’ll have to get the keys at the town tavern. We assure you, you won’t regret it! While walking and watching over the stone walls, reconsider if the legend of Hum is true. Explore the nature around Hum and then make a little trip to visit abandoned village of Kotli that is approximately 2 km off the main road between Roč and Hum. This protected rural locality, that is set on the Mirna river, has preserved courtyards, outer staircases, arched passages and picturesque chimneys.

Things to do in Hum

  • Stop at the Imela shop, where you’ll find the Biska – the local white mistletoe grappa made according to the ancient recipe – and many local delicacies such as olive oils, truffles, jams, wines, honey and souvenirs
  • Do not miss the County Perfect election ceremony if you’re there on the second Sunday in June. It is a well-preserved ritual when all the men from parish gather at the Municipal Loggia to elect the village superior by carving their votes into a wooden stick
  • Grappa (Rakija) Festival at the end of October, when the brandy producers from all over Istria are presenting their brand to the visitors
  • Visit Humska Konoba where you’ll find top delicacies such as maneštra s kukuruzom (minestrone with sweet corn), truffle-topped fuži (hand-made rolled pasta) or kroštuli (fried crispy dough covered with sugar)
  • Step into the tourist office in Buzet for information about the horseback riding at a nearby equestrian club the Valley of the Horses. You’ll have the opportunity to horse ride along the Glagolitic Avenue, galloping in the Mirna valley or horse riding across Kotli
  • Visit the town museum that displays a few Glagolitic writings from the Hum Glagolitic wall writings that are preserved in the church of St. Jerome.

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Feel the summer breeze in your hair, smell the sea in the air and greet the sun in Zadar – a perfect location for your magical vacation that’ll fill your heart.

Greet the Sun in Zadar

What can we say about the city of Zadar that hasn’t been said yet? Well, we try to represent it in another way every time. And we will always try to bring you a picture to remember, a picture that you’ll take with you every way you go. A picture that will be a part of you for the rest of your life. The sunny Zadar picture!

The Story of Zadar

Situated in the centre of the Adriatic, Zadar is the administrative, economic, cultural and political centre of the Northern Dalmatia. The Zadar archipelago counts 24 bigger and around 300 smaller islets and rocks and it is located near 3 nature parks – Telašćica, Velebit and Vransko jezero (Vran Lake) – and 5 national parks – Paklenica, Plitvice Lakes, Kornati Islands, Krka and Sjeverni Velebit. Whether you’re looking for a peaceful beach for soaking up the sun or you’re into the popular and dynamic places – Zadar is a place to be!

The city of Zadar is a city of history, rich cultural heritage and extraordinary people. This is a city of tourism, fun, tranquillity and leisure – everything you need for an amazing adventure. Zadar is a monument for itself, it is a representation of the ancient times combined with modernity. The archaeological and monumental traces, renaissance and contemporary architectural achievements, delicious food and rich tradition are proofs of Zadar’s importance in Croatian cultural heritage. So, come and learn its story!

Try the food of Gods in Zadar

Taste some of the Dalmatian delicacies such as a special meal that is cooked in a thousand different ways with various types of fishes mixed with crabs or shells. Try sardines and anchovies in olive oil, homemade goat cheese from Pag, or made from specially made dried part of the pork neck that is soaked in red Benkovac wine. And most of all try the famous Maraschino, a desert liqueur made from local autochthonous Maraska cherries that are known as the food of Gods.

See the Remains of the Ancient Times

Walk along Zadar’s streets and take a look inside the doors on the Five Well Square that were once used as military storage facilities. Sneak into the Cedulin Palace, the complex of an old hospital that represents excellent fitting of the Romanesque buildings in the present, modern and urban surroundings. Go to the top of the bastion above the Bridge Gate where you’ll find a promenade called Muraj.

Discover pure history while looking at the Zadar walls that were built during the Middle Ages and during the Turks occupation of Venetian Republic. Peek inside the St. Anastasia’s Cathedral (the biggest cathedral in Dalmatia), St. Donatus Church (the symbol of the city of Zadar), St. Chrysogonus Church (the martyr and a patron saint of Zadar) or walk along the remains of the Church of Stomorica (whose foundations were made in 11th century).

Reach the extremes and learn the local culture

For the curious ones, there are plenty of “extreme” options such bungee jumping, sailing, scuba diving, trekking, cycling or a daily trip to the Cerovac Caves which are located 4 km from Gračac along the road towards Knin.

Zadar is a magical city with beauty recognized by many famous artists. The scents, scenes, locals and sounds that you’ll hear, see and feel while walking on its cobblestone streets will take you to an amazing journey throughout history and its legacy. Get to know the local culture and visit the Museum of Ancient Glass Zadar or the National Museum Zadar. This city will always manage to surprise you, especially with its legends and fables. One of them is definitely a story about the Sfinga from Zadar that grants love wishes. Stand beside it, make a wish, we assure you that there is some kind of magic!

Visit and always remember the symbols of Zadar

Zadar Sea Organ

One thing is for sure – once you see the Greeting to the Sun and hear the Sea Organ, two of the most recognizable symbols of Zadar, you’ll want to come to Zadar again and again. And you’ll wish you never have to leave. So, come to Zadar for a vacation!

Things to do in Zadar

  • The best time to travel to Zadar is definitely summer due to low-cost flights, an abundance of festivals and entertainment events such as ribarske fešte (fisherman’s fests)
  • Stay in one of the best hotels in Zadar such as Art Hotel Kalelarga or Hotel Venera
  • Sip wine like the landlords at the Kraljevski Vinogradi in Punta Skala – a royal wine yards that offer you degustation of three sorts of wine – Plavac Mali, Crljenak and Pošip
  • Visit island of Galešnjak, a heart-shaped island also known as the Lovers’ Island, whose natural sites will leave you breathless. Its shape was recorded for the first time in the 19th century by Napoleon.
  • Treat yourself with an ice-cream at the patisserie Donat
  • Learn the history of amazing Roman times while walking among the ancient ruins at the Roman Forum
  • Visit the Permanent Exhibition of Religious Arts or Archeological Museum
  • Climb the Bell Tower next to the St. Anastasia Cathedral, from where you’ll have a perfect view over the Zadar old town

Dubrovnik is always a great location for a vacation! Take lessons about Croatian history on its streets, visit magical sites and recognize Dubrovnik’s beauty.

Dubrovnik – a lifetime love affair

To find out why Dubrovnik is commonly known as the Pearl of the Adriatic, you must walk its streets, try its food, talk to its people and wander around its walls and terraces by yourself. There is no way to explain it with words and any photo you take will never be good enough to show what it’s like to be in Dubrovnik and feel its spirit – the spirit of Antiquity, history and modern times, Mediterranean, hospitable people and delicacies – everything you ever wished for in one place. This town and you will have a lifetime love affair!

Proud symbol of Croatia

Dubrovnik is an extraordinary and magical city built on a rocky peninsula surrounded by the sea and centuries-old stone walls. This fortified city stands tall for many years and you would never guess that there had been a war (the Croatian War of Independence) in which many monuments and city walls were damaged. There has been significant reconstruction work on the damaged cultural heritage of Dubrovnik, so today, it is a symbol of a strong heritage of the ancient times and new Croatian republic.

Walk through history

If you’re searching for an adventure, you can always go for a swim or go kayaking on incredibly blue and crystal clear sea. Or if you’re up for history lessons, enter the town’s walls through Ploče Gate, pass Revelin fortress, visit the Church of St. Sebastian, peek into the Dominican Monster or take a day trip to islands Lopud or Lokrum that is 15 minutes ferry ride away from Dubrovnik and it’s absolutely gorgeous!

If you haven’t heard, lately everyone is talking about Game of Thrones franchise – and if you’re also up to that kind of amusement – you can take a GOT tour and get to know every corner of fascinating King’s Landing. More precisely, go for a walk to Lovrijenac aka St. Lawrence Fortress from which you can get the best view on the entire old city. Then enter the Old Town through Pile Gate, throw a coin into the Onofrio’s Large Fountain (Great Onofrio Well) on Stradun.

Talk to the locals about their life stories on Sponza Place or at the Orlando Column which is the local’s favorite meeting place. Check out the valuable and historic exhibits at the Rector’s Palace which is now a city museum. Peek inside the Church of St. Blaise or into the Cathedral which includes a Assumption of Our Lady/The Virgin painting/polyptych that has been assumed to have been painted by Titan.

Living to eat

One thing that you will learn in Dubrovnik is that Croatians do not eat to live, they live to eat, and that’s what life is all about. A great Konavle wine after fresh octopus salad with green onions, small bits of tomato, capers, laurel, parsley and other seasonings with the perfect amount of local homemade olive oil and red wine vinegar – as a perfect recipe for an amazing afternoon. Croatians sure know how to live a life to the fullest, like every day is a holiday and that everything you do you must do with love. You’ll easily fall in love with Dubrovnik and its lifestyle. Fall in love with everything you see, otherwise, don’t do anything at all – that’s the Croatian way!

And what if you get an urge to visit Dubrovnik once again? Keep that feeling of Dubrovnik spirit, cherish it and you’ll always be welcome on its streets!

Best things to do in Dubrovnik

  • Sneak into the Rector’s Palace that is built in the late 15th century for the elected rector of that time
  • If you’re into active vacations you should definitely go on sea kayaking and snorkeling around Lokrum island, or hike to the top of the Imperial Fort of the mount Srđ that was built in 1808 by Napoleon
  • Visit Arboretum in a small village Trsteno that is 20 minutes drive from Dubrovnik – it includes a Renaissance garden and villa, symmetrical fountain with nymphs and Neptune sculpture, with over 14 arches aqueduct and a small chapel
  • Go for a horse-back riding at Kojan Koral, located in a small village of Popovići, 30 km South from Dubrovnik
  • Take a ride on an old Napoleon road that runs above and parallel with the main Croatian national road. We promise you the best views you can imagine!
  • Wander along the Gundulićeva Poljana Street Market – it is in function since 1892 and offers everything from seasonal fruits, vegetables, cheese, honey and spices to homemade souvenirs on a daily basis – our favourites are olive oil, lavender soaps and well-known Pag cheese
  • Surprise your senses at Restaurant & Lounge 360 that is known as the Dubrovnik’s place to be since Beyonce and Jay-Z had their fine dine time there
  • Try Croatian delicacy rožata – local dessert which got its name from a liquor made of roses in Dubrovnik which was once used to flavour this fine drink

Have you ever dreamed of a perfect vacation – sipping cocktails and daydreaming on a beach? Book a holiday in Dalmatia and experience it!

Dalmatia – nature’s masterpiece

Have you ever wished to find beauty in extraordinary and unexpected places? Have you ever wished to explore nature’s greatest accomplishments? If the answer is “yes”, we recommend you to visit Dalmatia. Unspoiled nature, crystal emerald sea, pebbly beaches, pine trees, many islands, delicious food, and hospitable people – what more can you ask for?

Dalmatia is much more than its sea, mountains and sun, its hot and dry summers and mild winters. It amazes us every day that so many nature’s masterpieces are waiting to be discovered. So, do not delay! Get out of your car, take a walk, peek into that cave, swim in that lake, jump into the sea while the sun is high in the summer sky.

Experience historical times

Take a walk among the trees where many churches, forts, and citadels are standing tall for centuries as a reminder of some ancient times. We assure you it’ll be a great experience that you’ll want to retell to everyone. Explore Dalmatian hills that offer unforgettable and breathtaking views, trails, climbing routes and unspoiled natural landscapes, such as hiking/climbing trails on Velebit mountain, Mosor mountain, Vidova Gora on Brač island, the Biokovo mountain, Dingač area on the Pelješac peninsula, etc.

Sail around and discover all the colors of the Adriatic, check out one of the last habitats of the griffon vultures in Europe, swim with the dolphins or, if you’re lucky enough, you’ll have an opportunity to see the rare Mediterranean monk seal. Learn about Croatian history in Knin, Trogir, Solin, Dubrovnik, Split or Šibenik – towns with great historical significance.

Soaking up the sun on Dalmatian beaches

You will discover that Dalmatia is a paradise for yachtsman and divers, as well as for those eager for climbing, hiking and camping. It is a place for those who seek a vacation where they can become one with nature. Relax and sip a cocktail on any beach you like – family beaches, modern city beaches, nudist beaches, animal-friendly beaches or hidden intact beaches – the choice is yours. There are all types of beaches such as pebbly beaches on Hvar, Zaton or Murter, rocky beaches of Brač, and sandy beaches of Makarska, Dugi Otok, Zadar or the Island of Ugljan and Vir.

Taste Dalmatia

Fall in love on the islands of Iž, Pašman and Zlarin where the locals will share their stories with you after delicious lunch. If you really want to boast around about your Dalmatian gourmet adventure, you must try Croatian delicacies – the sea bass, commonly called brancin, or dentex, known as zubatac, with rosemary, lemon, olive oil, laurel, thyme and white wine, as well as the traditional sea meal capalonge or mussels (local sea shells) with shrimps, onion, tomato sauce, olive oil and red wine. The taste of Dalmatia on your plate!

Vacation in Dalmatia

Recharge your energy while walking through Dalmatian landscapes, exploring its islands and hidden bays, dive into the sea, chill on the beach and just relax. Everything you ever wished for is possible on a vacation in Dalmatia.

Let yourself go to the Dalmatian state of mind, let yourself go to the fjaka!

Things to do in Dalmatia

  • Visit Telašćica Nature Park on the Dugi Otok island and see all the colours of nature in one place
  • Welcome the sunset or sunrise near the Sea Organs and Greetings to the sun, the most famous sites in Zadar or visit Marjan hill and fall in love with the Adriatic sea
  • Peek into the Museum of Ancient Glass in Zadar that stands as a reminder that something as delicate as glass can survive all the troubles of war and natural disasters, such as earthquakes
  • Make a wish while rubbing a toe of the Grgur of Nin statue in Split – it is believed that rubbing its toe will bring you your true love
  • Take a walk around the main square, also known as the Saint Josephs square, on the island of Hvar
  • Go canyoning on Cetina river gorge and experience the true adrenaline of your summer vacation or hike with your friends or family across the Biokovo mountains
  • Visit Trogir, a real jewel of Croatia that is known for its historic town centre that has been listed as UNESCO’s World Heritage site

Visit the island of Brač, the largest island in the Adriatic Sea. Take a swim in clear blue sea and sunbathe at the Golden Horn beach – 3rd best beach destination in Europe.

Meet the beauty of Brač

Brač is a mesmerizing island in the middle of the Adriatic Sea. It is the largest island of the Dalmatia and third largest island in the Adriatic Sea.

Distinguished Mediterranean climate prevails throughout the island of Brač which makes it a popular summer destination, just like the rest of the Croatian coast. Hot and drought summers make it the perfect place to enjoy the sea and sunbathe on the beautiful beaches.

Brač is not a very populated island as it has around 14 000 citizens. The largest city on the island is Supetar, followed by Bol and Pučišća. Supetar is the most popular tourist place on Brač and one of the best places to visit in the whole Dalmatia.

Top 10 Croatia - Brač

There are many great hotels as well as apartments that will make sure you have a nice stay. If you’re traveling to Brač, you should definitely visit Supetar and choose from the many awesome places to stay. You can get to Supetar with a ferry line that is directly linked to Split.

Citizens of the Brač know what’s tasty. As soon as you get out and place your foot on the ground, people will offer you dried figs and almonds. You can also find figs on trees, the whole island is covered with them.

If you want to taste an exceptional domestic food, you can visit one of many restaurants on the island. You’ll be able to enjoy fresh fish right from the Adriatic Sea or other Mediterranean delicacies. While the seafood is a common food on the island, you’ll also enjoy other domestic specialties like lamb and goat meat or Dalmatian smoked ham that you simply must try to make your trip the best it can be.

You’ll notice that people of Brač are calm, easy going and they love to relax and spend a lazy afternoon. You can expect a warm welcome on the island of Brač.

Beautiful flora and fauna

Island of Brač, Croatia

You’ll love the intact nature of the island. Take a walk and enjoy all kinds of colorful flowers and herbal plants. Some plants are even edible and used to make special oils that are one of the main ingredients in the famous Mediterranean cuisine. Brač is also rich with different kinds of mushrooms. If you decide to go into the woods to find some mushrooms, it is highly advisable to get some local guy to help you out with the identification.

If you love animals, you’ll be able to enjoy the company of many domestic animals such as goats, sheep, donkeys, pigs and chickens. Walking through the island’s forest paths, there’s a big chance you’ll see horses strolling and eating. Also, many beautiful bird species call Brač their home – 130 species to be exact. You’ll surely meet the legendary seagulls, they are island’s common guest in summer.

Stunning beaches and clear blue sea

Beautiful nature of island of Brač in Croatia
Photo by Nikolaj Potanin / CC BY-SA 2.0

The most popular beach on Brač is the Golden Horn beach or Zlatni rat in Croatian (on the photo). What makes this beach special is that it extends half of the kilometer into the sea. It is a pebble beach located near the town of Bol. The shape of the beach is not permanent – it changes at the top because of the sea currents. You can’t and don’t want to miss this beach when you get to Brač. Golden Horn has even been declared no. 3 on the list of the best beach destinations in Europe.

Other beautiful beaches you should visit while on your Brač vacation are Martinica beach not far away from the city center and located right next to the monastery. Another great beach is Lovrecina beach which is located next to the Positra town. The beach is covered in sand and its surrounded with pine trees that’ll give you some shade during the day.

If you got some time left, make sure to visit Postira, a beach close to the Lovrecina Bay and the beaches surrounding Povlja and Milna town.

Things to do on Brač

  • Brač Museum – Located in Škrip, the oldest place on the island is the perfect place to visit. You’ll see an image of Hercule, ancient domestic tools that ancestors of the Island of Brač have used and many other interesting things.
  • Art Gallery Branislav Drešković – Art gallery dedicated to one of the best Croatian sculptors of the modern time. In the gallery, you can see many famous Croatian artistic pictures and sculptures. Many talented artists had their work displayed in the gallery.
  • Pustinja Blaca Monastery – One of the attractions of Brač is without a doubt Pustinja Blaca Monastery. You’ll be able to see how the people who found the Monastery back in 16 century lived. Even today you can get to the Monastery only by foot.
  • Hike to Vidova gora – Vidova gora is the highest peak of the Adriatic islands. You can get there by foot or by car. A stunning view on the nearby islands and the sea is waiting for you at the top!