Friday, May 13, 2011

Things to do in Croatia

A few of the YouGoDo team are planning to visit Croatia this summer, so we have been taking a look at some of the great activities and things to do in Croatia.

Croatia, billed by the tourist department as ‘the Mediterranean as it once was’ seems to meet it’s description well with a picture postcard pretty Adriatic coastline and stunning countryside.

Given its beautiful coastline, great southern European climate, clear Adriatic waters and over 1,000 islands it’s no surprise that sailing, yachting, kayaking, diving, jet skiing and other water sports are so popular. It’s an amazing place for all of these activities with pretty bays and coastlines to explore.

And it’s not just the coast where Croatia is a draw for nature lovers. Croatia’s national parks are also picture postcard pretty with beautiful lakes, rivers and waterfalls in green wooded valleys and mountains. Great for hiking, biking, kayaking, rafting, canyoning and general sight-seeing. The Plitvice Lakes National Park and Krka National park both look amazing.

Zagreb, Dubrovnik and Split all seem to perfectly fit the ‘Mediterranean as it once was’ strapline.

The Dubrovnik Cable Car takes visitors high up above the city, from where they have great views over the city, the Adriatic sea and the Elafiti Islands. Numerous Dubrovnik boat trips take visitors out to admire the Adriatic and views of Dubrovnik from the sea.

Thing to do in Zagreb include a revolving rooftop panoramic cocktail bar, rafting trips, museums, cycling and Segway tours of the city.

Popular tourist destinations like Porec, Split and Trogir offer visitors a wide choice of adventurous activities and fun experiences. Day trips to Venice from Croatia are popular from the northern destinations of Porec, Rovinj and Pula.

The Island destinations of Brac, Hvar and Korcula and Orebic on the outlet near Dubrovnik all offer great water and land based activities and things to do.

In addition to those adventures already mentioned above here’s a few of our top things to do in Croatia from the YouGoDo Croatia activities guide:

A weeks sailing and cycling in Croatia – an amazing looking trip living about a yacht, sailing between the islands and cycling over the islands

Boat trips to the Bisevo Blue Grotto – an amazing looking grotto reached only by boat with amazing colours

Boat trips to Venice from Croatia – a great day trip allowing you to experience Italy and the many great things to do in Venice, whilst on holiday in Croatia.

Sail Yaking on the island of Losinj – to date YouGoDo’s only sail yaking adventure! A cross between a kayak and a catamaran! Looks fun.

Summer Yachting Parties from Split – great fun days out on the sea from Split. Oh dear I feel I am too old for this one!

Downhill Mountain Biking tours from Vidova Gora – a great low effort bike ride from the highest peak on the Adriatic Islands

Croatian Wine Tours – discover Croatian Wine on a number of wine discovery and wine tasting tours and trips.

Jet skiing in Croatia – I’m a keen jet skier and Croatia looking a stunning place to get out and enjoy the water on a jet ski!

More about the great things to do in Croatia on our return! Can’t wait!

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