Experience Croatia – Top 10 Experience Holidays
There are so many amazing destinations to discover and explore in every corner of Croatia – so, if you planning on travelling to Croatia – then do check out the top ten most amazing experiences on offer:
Oyster harvesting and a private island picnic in Ston
The historic town of Ston is probably a lesser known town on the Dalmatian coast. However, the fishing, olive growing, home-produced wines and the famous salt pans make Ston a fabulous place to visit. In the beautiful bay you set out in a private boat and see how the oyster beds are harvested straight from the sea.
Waterfalls of Krka National Park
Definitely one of the top ten holiday experiences in Croatia is this gorgeous park that boasts seven stunning cascading waterfalls! One of the main attractions is ‘Roski Slap’ which is a huge waterfall. You can choose to take a dip in the fresh waters, or take a leisurely stroll over the wooden bridges as water crashes underneath.
Visiting this glamorous medieval tourist destination and has to be a one of the top ten holiday experiences in Croatia – it is centred around the magnificent old town which contains sturdy defensive walls and ramparts and is declared a UNESCO world heritage site. The walls incorporate fortresses, towers, and cannons to explore. The higher you walk the more amazing views there are to see.
Bee-keeping on the island of Solta
Tucked away on a tiny island within the central Dalmatian archipelago is Solta a dramatic and contrasting rocky coastline with Mediterranean-style villages. Hidden in this special landscape you will visit the third-generation bee-keepers who will show you around the bee hives and introduce you to the process of honey-making which is fascinating – you will also be able to sample all the different varieties.
Island hopping by private yacht
Another top ten holiday experience in Croatia is the super Dalmatian archipelago. You will have your own skippered yacht and a wonderful day discovering secret beach coves, swimming in clear blue waters and sampling some of the finest seafood for miles around – whilst discovering some quaint medieval towns, national park with its salt lakes and the Benedictine monastery which is only accessible by boat.
Cruise the Elaphiti Island archipelago
The stunning Elaphiti islands can be found just off the coast from Dubrovnik and are a collection of 13 islands but only three are inhabited. A number of the tinier Elaphiti islands have waters which are fantastic for swimming or snorkelling.
Sailing Tour around Kornati National Park
A beautiful way to explore these beautiful islets is by private sailing boats (the nearest charter base is in Biograd-na-Moru). You can also visit the Kornati on a day trip excursion by boats from either Zadar or Sibenik on the mainland.
Truffle hunting in Istria
Heading out with a local family and their wonderfully trained dog on a truffle hunting adventure is a fantastic way to spend the day. Children especially will enjoy exploring all the forests in search of a unique lunchtime treat! You will follow the dogs as they sniff for black or white truffles throughout the woodlands.
Game of Thrones – Klis fortress
Most definitely a top ten holiday experience in Croatia if you are a certified Game of Thrones fan! The fortress of Klis is probably known as the town of Meereen. If you absolutely love the show then no visit to Croatia would be complete without travelling the short journey from Split to step back in time and visit the fortress.
Kayaking in Korčula
Climb on board and kayak your way through the serene waters, discovering remote corners of the Croatia relatively unknown to visitors. The day can go at your own pace and you will see some really special routes to explore. Do keep your eyes peeled for the dolphins that frequent these beautiful waters.