13 ANSWERS ON WHAT TO DO IN CROATIA!
There are various activities of “what to do in Croatia” and that will allow you the fulfillment of quality time, and you’ll fill your batteries for the days that lie ahead.
Sometimes you have to ‘take a break’, take a deep breath and spend some time with yourself. It’s a way we can fill the battery and take a break from people and the environment that surrounds us every day. Your vacation has just started and will last “short” so it would be a shame not to take advantage of the opportunity and dedicate to yourself and do something in Croatia.
Let’s see what to do in Croatia:
Fun things to do in Croatia
Tandem skydiving is a very popular form of parachuting. It is designed to allow you to experience free fall without attending intensive parachute training before parachute jump. After only 15-20 minutes of instruction, you will be ready to perform a parachute jump with your tandem instructor.
In tandem parachuting, you have an advantage of experiencing free fall in less time because you’re tied to a qualified tandem instructor. Tandem instructor is specifically licensed skydiver with hundreds of jumps that will guide you through your first parachute jump. You can safely watch and absorb the whole scenario that is happening around you, laugh at the camera and enjoy the best excitement in life.
Wherever you’ll do a tandem parachute jump in Zagreb, Zadar, Istria or another major city, parachute jump will remain in your memory for all my life.
Croatia – New Kayaking Destination
You’ll be able to experience swimming in the bays which can be reached only by sea, or diving and exploring small islands with kayaking.
If you think about it, you can find a good organizer and go on kayaking with the family. The kids will share new experiences and it’s needless to say what will be with the connection between parent and child after a trip in which the child is actively involved.
With breathtaking underwater reefs, walls and caves, and unique plant and animal species throughout the Adriatic coast you can find interesting underwater archaeological sites and shipwrecks sunken from antiquity to the modern day.
To further popularized dive to the youngest, on the eve of the tourist season were established educational underwater paths on which you can acquire the first scuba diving experience, but also learn something about the sea and its beauty. It is enough to plunge to only a half a meter on the educational trails for exploring.
Discover the Hiking Paradise of Croatia
In almost every part of Croatia, you will find small mountain paradises. Places of untouched nature and great natural beauty, places for recreation, relaxation and enjoyment, places for learning and romantic walks. Take a short walk through Croatian mountains and discover the hiking paradise of Croatia.
Except that will lead you to the recreation, cycling is often much more convenient (and less expensive) way to get around. Ride a bike through Croatia is truly an unforgettable experience, whether you are driving through continental Croatia or coastal part of Croatia. You’ll easily find the map of the bike paths of Croatia in tourist offices. A growing number of different mobile GPS applications and applications that cyclists use will greatly facilitate the movement through the unfamiliar city, the bike becomes more common choice than driving with a taxi.
If you opt for a motorcycle adventure you’ll discover locations that Croatia jealously keep. You’ll experience the picturesque landscapes, winding roads through fields, meadows, and forests. You will see the blue sea and secluded islands, national parks, cultural heritage and taste the authentic culinary delights of Croatia. Experience the friendliness of the continental Croatia, the beauty of the Plitvice Lakes, the sparkle of the Adriatic Sea, romance of Dubrovnik and breath of health of Gorski Kotar. Cheers!
Windsurfing or Kitesurfing that is the question?
Schools for windsurfing are spread from Zagreb to the entire coast of Istria and to the south to the Peljesac Peninsula … Rovinj, Pula, Krk, Mali Losinj, Zadar, Sibenik, Split, Bol on Brac, Omis and of course Peljesac and Korcula …
Kitesurfing is the product of a new era, attractive, adrenaline-charged, and all necessary equipment fit in the trunk of a small car.
With the world-famous location, large and with shallow sandy beaches and in Croatia there are two really world locations: beach Zdrijac in Nin near Zadar, and then the mouth of the river Neretva, where there is also a school for kitesurifing. There are also two licensed school are in Bol on Island Brac.
Fishing and Make Yourself a Meal
Not only you can go to various tourist fishing tours that are organized in almost every coastal city, but you can do recreationally fishing or for example, cuttlefish or octopus if you are good with diving. For cuttlefish you need accessories worth around 100KN (about 15 Euros) and in about 11 o’clock p.m. when everything settles down and no visitors on the beaches gently throw the silk and try to catch cuttlefish. Don’t forget to wear an old shirt, because cuttlefish letting blackness from themselves when they are trapped. Then you can prepare a meal called “black risotto” (one of my favorite seafood). It’s not complicated as it seems.
Be Creative – Painting
Take a pen and paper, let your imagination be wild and express yourself creatively. It does not matter how talented you are – it is important to try and Croatia have plenty of beautiful landscapes, beautiful sunsets, and the historic core in every city. Accessories for painting can be found in every major city in the bookstore. Rest your soul by meditating the art.
Take a Photo of Sunset
You can go for a walk and take a photo of trees, people, flowers, Adriatic Sea, historical core. Record certain frame and take a photo several times in a day and perpetuate the changing of light. Take a photo of sunrise or sunset. Even if you’re the worst photographer in the world, photos of Croatia will be a colourful, picturesque and beautiful.
Taste Croatian Wine or “Rakija”
Wine and brandy (rakija) has a long tradition in Croatia and a large ritual role. In the folk tradition, like many domestic products, rakija is known as a natural remedy especially useful for the treatment of colds, flu, stomach pains … Since ancient times, rakija are offering for all guests, is also often combined with some dishes. Rakija is drinking chilled as an aperitif. Croatia is famous for the cultivation of grapes, vineyards and wine cellars. If you visit one of the wine roads and by “mistake” finish in a wine cellar whether it’s in continental Croatia, Istria, Dalmatia and somewhere on the island, your day will be filled with a positive experience. Be sure to drink a glass of Croatian wine or taste the brandy or cherry liqueur, walnut liqueur or liqueur with various herbs.
Besides the sun, beautiful beaches and beautiful nature, an essential factor for successful holiday are drinks and food. With its diverse range of delicious meals Croatian cuisine fascinates its guests. The range of culinary specialties that are offered to guests in various Croatian regions is incredible wide.
Regardless of the wide range of delicious dishes throughout the Croatian regions, all have in common to use fresh seasonal ingredients, mostly from organic farming.
Offer dishes varies depending on the region. For example, along the coast you can find the Mediterranean dishes with a large selection of fish dishes, shrimp, shellfish and other seafood. In the central Croatia are stand out pasta dishes such as. macaroni with meat sauce or stuffed ravioli. In Zagreb and north-western Croatia meat dishes dominate in the menus. The meat is prepared on a spit, grilled or in stew. In any case, do not hesitate to order the Croatian traditional dish or dessert.