20 things to do in Croatia

Spectacvla antiqva


Watch a spectacular event in Pula, Spectacvla Anticva, that recreates historical Roman gladiator simulated fights in almost 2000 years old Roman amphitheater, Arena.






Sail the deserted bays of Kornati Archipelago (140 islands), a sailing area that offers an exciting mix of blue water cruising and spectacular landscapes.





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Create Your Perfect Holiday and Win an Epic Week in Croatia

The Croatian National Tourist Board has launched a promotional interactive campaign “Epic Week – 101 Things” where participants can create their perfect vacation in Croatia by selecting 7 of 101 fantastic experiences. The campaign began on 19th of April and will close on April 30, 2017. The main prize winner will have the opportunity to have a vacation of his dreams in Croatia that may last up to 10 days with the accommodation, full board, air tickets, transfers and consumption of the selected experiences included.

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“101 things” are dived by regions and you can choose from fantastic sports activities, tastings, sightseeing and much more. From

Nature park Kamenjak

Nature Park Kamenjak is located at the peak of Premantura peninsula in Istria, just around 20 km from the town of Pula. More than 30 km of rugged coastline with numerous bays, coves, and beaches makes this spectacular peninsula well worth visiting. There are also several small islands and islets near the mainland, all in swimming distance. Kamenjak is a Croatian hidden gem, a perfect place for nature lovers and those in search of natural hidden treasures. The park is a great cycling location, so it gives you the opportunity to satisfy your craving for adventure while exploring the park and its wonders. Other than cycling, there are numerous activities that you can do like hiking, trekking, kayaking, scuba diving and windsurfing, as Premantura is a famous destination for windsurfing lovers. Cliff jumping is also popular, especially at Kamenjak’s southern tip. Nature park Kamenjak al

Nature park Kamenjak

“A nature reserve on the edge of the world that has 21 metre high cliffs, hidden caves and flat stone surfaces formed by nature, ideal for sunbathing. ” – National Geographic Traveller

Kamenjak park bay

Nature Park Kamenjak is located at the peak of Premantura peninsula in Istria, just around 20 km from the town of Pula. More than 30 km of rugged coastline with numerous bays, coves, and beaches makes this spectacular peninsula well worth visiting. There are also several small islands and islets near the mainland, all in swimming distance. Kamenjak is a Croatian hidden gem, a perfect place for nature lovers and those in search of natural hidden treasures.


Croatian Intangible Cultural Heritage

UNESCO established its lists of Intangible Cultural Heritage with the aim of protecting valuable intangible heritages around the world.  Croatia is the country with the largest number of protected cultural phenomena in Europe with 14 Intangible Cultural Heritages added to the UNESCO list. Only Japan, China, and Korea have more registered phenomena.

Sinjska Alka, a knights’ tournament in Sinj

Sinjska Alka is medieval equestrian competition, held in the town of Sinj every first Sunday in August since 1717 and it honors the Croatian-Venetian victory during the Ottoman invasion. Sinjska Alka was inscribed in the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List in 2010. This particular event consists of a competition in which several horsemen ride at full gallop aiming their lances at an iron ring called Alka, suspended a few meters above the ground and are awarded points depending on which part of the ring they are able to pierce. Participating in the competition is considered o

Scuba Diving in Croatia

The crystal clear waters of the pollution-free Adriatic Sea and a variety of fish and wildlife have put scuba diving at the top of Croatia’s long list of outdoor activities. Along the coast, there are numerous protected archaeological sites dating back to ancient times and many amazing places where to explore the magnificent underwater life of the Adriatic sea. It doesn’t matter if you are an expert diver or just starting to learn the ropes, you will enjoy diving to its fullest.

Scuba diving

Croatia’s diving industry is thriving because of the beauty and variety of its underwater sights and the clarity of the water. Besides a lack of pollution, several factors cause the water of the Adriatic to be so clear. Like the fuzz of mirages in the desert, when hot and cool water meets, light is distorted by convection cur

Brijuni National Park

Brijuni Islands (Brionian Islands) are a group of fourteen small islands in northern Adriatic, separated from the west coast of the Istrian peninsula by the Fažana Strait. The largest island is Veliki Brijun Island and it kilometers off the coast. Popular for their impressive beauty, the islands are a famous holiday resort and a Croatian National Park. There is also a Safari Park on the island od Veliki Brijuni, home to a variety of exotic animals, many of them donated as gifts from Croatian diplomatic partners like the Asian elephant and zebu from India. The island has another interesting particularity, as it is home to four sites with over 200 dinosaur footprints from the last period of the Mesozoic Era, absolutely worth visiting.

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Top 10 Things to Do in Istria

Istria is one of the best-kept secrets in the modern world, with incredible cultural and historical heritage, delicious food and friendly people. You will discover places where time has stopped, where flowers adorn centuries-old stone houses, where walking along the medieval streets feels like entering a time machine and find infinite places to see the nature at its best.

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Wander the streets of Pula

Known for its long tradition of shipbuilding, tourism, and winemaking, Pula also stands out among other larger Croatian cities for the rich and well-preserved Roman architecture, the amphitheater being the most famous and dominant part of it. Start by wandering through the beautiful streets and discovering several museums, Roman ruins such as the Arena, Temple of Augustus, Arco dei Sergi, Roman Floor M

Best Water Activities in Croatia

Croatia is a true paradise for all the thrill seekers and adventure lovers, offering many water activities for all ages and abilities. As Croatia has a huge coastline and more than 1200 islands, there are numerous amazing places you can choose for your next trip if in search of sun, sea and water fun.

Windsurfing and Kitesurfing

In Croatia, there are numerous windy destinations, where windsurfers and kitesurfers can find perfect conditions for practicing their favorite sport. In each of these places, you can find internationally certified windsurfing and kitesurfing schools where you can also rent or storage your equipment. Strong thermic wind called “Maestral” (Mistral) blows on a regular basis during nice weather and it gives experienced windsurfers and kitesurfers the adrenaline they need. The most popular kitesurfing and windsurfing destinations in Croatia are Bol on the island of Brač, a true paradise for water activities, Viganj<

Top 10 Croatia points of interest and landmarks

For all those who haven’t already visited this amazing country, we wrote a top 10 Croatia points of interest and landmarks so that you can take them into consideration when choosing your next travel destination. Croatia has become one of the Europe’s most popular tourist destination, attracting millions of tourists with its spectacular coastline, more than 1200 islands, charming inland cities, and landscapes. This tiny country on the shores of the Adriatic Sea has so much to offer, you can easily program your next amazing active holidays, relaxing vacation or a stunning voyage through its rich history.

Croatia points of interest and landmarks

1. The Old City of Dubrovnik

Often called the “Pearl of the Adriatic”, Dubrovnik is the most popular tourist destination in Croatia, attracting thousands of tourist from all over the world. Dubrovnik was founded in the 6th century, becoming a capital of Dubrovnik Republic a few cen

Croatia’s top adrenaline rushes

Croatia has numerous tourist resorts famous for amazing beaches, crystal clear sea, and rich cultural heritage, but it also has many nature and national parks, amazing mountains, and perfect sites for adrenaline junkies in search of strong emotions combined with impressive nature. Thrill seekers and adventure lovers will find that Croatia is the perfect place where to experience their passions.

Fantastic rafting experience on river Cetina

Adrenaline rush combined with nature at its best! On Cetina white water rafting trip you will experience moments of pure excitement, moments of total serenity and a deep connection with wild nature. It will be an amazing experience that will leave you with great lifelong memories. For its unspoiled nature and impressive canyon, parts of Cetina river were chosen as some of the filming locations of the famous Winnetou movie series (1962-1968). There are several other rivers where you can take rafting tours like Mrežnica, Una and Zrmanja r


Opatija is a picturesque town situated in the Gulf of Kvarner, just 13 km from the city of Rijeka. Once you get to this special city, you may be tempted to spend all of your time indulging its beaches, sun and the sea, but try not to do it, as Opatija offers lots of other stuff to see and do as well. Being a city rich in history and tradition, at every corner, you can admire buildings of completely different styles: Renaissance, Secession, Baroque, Gothic etc. Opatija has it all.
It has been a popular touristic summer and winter destination since the 19th century when nobles and aristocrats used to enjoy its calmness and beauty and it preserved that reputation ‘till today.

The first hotel ever built along the Adriatic coast was Hotel Quarnero in Opatija, built in 1884. As we previously stated, Opatija is one of the few places in Croatia to attract tourists all year round. This is not only for its beauty but also for the popular and luxurious wellness offers. Many