Top 10 things to do in Croatia

We’ve pulled together our top 10 ‘to do’ list.  We hope you will find it useful, and remember if you fancy trying any of them, we’re here to offer impartial expert advice, and as we’ve been to every hotel on the site you can trust us!

1) Snorkelling and Scuba diving.

With the waters off the Adriatic Coast being amongst the clearest anywhere in Europe, snorkellers will find plenty of interest underwater.   Scuba Diving is widely offered, generally nearer to larger towns such as Dubrovnik.  In common with other reputable countries, you will need to have proof of your PADI qualification if intending to dive alone.

2) Sailing.

With 1500 miles of stunning coastline you can either rent a yacht with a Skipper, or if you have the appropriate licence, you can charter on your own.,  Or we can suggest Gulets, a great way to see the smaller harbours in a super yet informal setting. 

3) Wine Tour and tasting.

The Pejlasac Peninsula is well known for its acre upon acre of vineyards.  Less well known is the Tomic Winery in Hvar, or the Konavle Valley, close to Dubrovnik.  Wine – one of Croatia’s best kept secrets.

4) Island hopping.

There’s many ways to achieve this, as part of a unique tailor made itinerary we can suggest for you – or under your own steam using the frequent and inexpensive ferries.  Popular is Brac, Hvar, Korcula.  Slightly more off the beaten track we like Vis, Solta, Mljet, Sipan and Lopud.  We’ve some delightful boutique properties on all of them.

5) Food.

If you like simple fresh grilled fish and salad, you won’t find it better anywhere.  If you prefer a gastronomic experience, then Croatia will not disappoint.  Not as famous as neighbouring Tuscany, nonetheless , in Istria truffles are amongst the finest in the world.  And Olive Oil is the stuff of legend !

6) Slavonija region

Life hasn’t changed here in centuries.  Most definitely not a tourist destination, if your thing is flora and fauna, this will do the trick.

7) Activities

Such as  canyoning, sea kayaking, canoeing, hiking, cycling and climbing.  All the trips we offer are fully insured with English speaking Guides. We think these are the ideal for fit travellers who want to really enjoy the interior of Croatia

8) Waterfalls.

Plitvice and Krka National Park have some spectacular waterfalls.  If you can visit out of the main season of July and August it’s worth it as it will be much less crowded.  You’re still allowed to jump off and swim under the waterfalls here too

9) History and culture.

With Medieval, Venetian and Turkish influences to name but a few, there are ancient towns and churches to explore pretty much everywhere in Croatia.  One of our favourites little towns is Trogir.  Walled and cobbled, it’s everyone’s ideal of a quaint town

10) Hit the beach.

 After all this activity, we’d suggest a little bit of R&R, and with wonderful views from all beaches, this is guaranteed.