Croatia travel attractions and custom tour packages? Encompassing 89 of the 140 islands that make up the Kornati archipelago, Kornati National Park is often described as a nautical paradise. The islands are uninhabited, and most are made of karst limestone, which forms dramatic cliffs, caves, and grottoes. The tightly knit islands provide an excellent challenge for even experienced sailors; anyone who wishes to sail through the National Park must purchase a ticket. It is also possible to visit the islands on a guided day trip from Zadar, Sibenik, or Split. Visitors can hike on the islands, swim and snorkel in the many beautiful bays, or join an organized diving excursion.
The capital city of Croatia – Zagreb has a host of surprises under its belt. For those with artistic bend a little love for the Medieval Era, Zagreb is perhaps the best place to start. Full of historical sites, theaters, galleries, and museums, this town offers an unique taste of Medieval times that cannot be ignored. The famous Jarun lake is yet another attraction that calls for the partying folks more than anyone else. With lake-side discos, this lake has a jovial and free-spirit nature that attracts the ones that love to enjoy life to the fullest. For those with a slightly different taste of tranquility, a refreshing swim or a lazy sailing on the silent waters can be just as magical as one can think of.
Makarska Summer (Makarsko ljeto) takes place each year, running from mid June to early September. It includes a number of great events – music and theatre performances (traditional and modern), exhibitions and many more. Keep an eye out locally for news for upcoming events! For fish in Makarska, Peskera is one of the best options, the daily catch presented to guests before their choice is prepared in the classic Dalmatian fashion. This is also the place to try octopus or veal slow-cooked under a so-called bell or peka, and covered in hot embers. This ispod peke method requires at least a couple of hours to bring to perfection, so the usual custom is to order the day before or earlier that morning. The vegetables will have been grown nearby. A spacious terrace surrounded by greenery, close to the beach, completes the picture.
Island Hvar and especially Hvar town is one of the most popular attractions in Croatia. Olive groves, fruit orchards, and lavender fields make up a large part of the agricultural landscape. Hvar town, set in a picturesque natural bay, with the Pakleni island chain protecting it to the south, is a popular port for yachts sailing around the Adriatic, especially in the summer months. Starigrad, the oldest village on the island, and Jelsa, as well as a smattering of small villages, dotting the coast or nestled in the lush interior are also well worth a visit. Read extra details at Adventures Croatia.
The western third of the island of Mljet has been designated as a national park. Largely covered by dense woodland, it centers on two interconnected, turquoise saltwater lakes, one of which has an islet capped by a 12th-century Benedictine monastery, which you can visit by taxi-boat. Popular with nature lovers, the park offers plenty of things to do, including exploring the numerous paths that run through the woodland. There’s also a nine-kilometer trail that runs around the perimeter of the lakes, making it ideal for walking or mountain biking. The area is also popular for swimming and activities such as kayaking (kayaks can be rented to explore the lakes). There’s only one hotel on the island, but local families do rent rooms to visitors in summer, and a number of reputable campsites are also available.