19 Dec Tips to discover Croatia
Do you want to travel to Croatia? Let us help you. Croatia is a country to discover, to enjoy and to leave all your senses open. With hundreds of waterfalls and more than a thousand islands living in the middle of a charming blue of the sea, green mountain rivers and streams, virgin canyons, wild karst and mellow plains. Do you need more to make your decision?
Located between the Alps and the Adriatic Sea, in the south-eastern part of the European continent, the Croatian natural heritage protects eight national parks, ten nature parks and a whole range of special reserves, including plant life, animals, geological formations, hydrological phenomena, all within a small but rich area that can be travelled by car from one end to another in a single day.
Countless footpaths and trekking trails beckon you to venture into beauty and discover the magic of nature – in the mountains, river valleys and canyons, through karstic plains and dense forests, to rock-bound islands and lush green hills. It is the perfect destination for an active tourism.
Sailing: It is easy to capture favourable winds among such a number of islands as exist in Croatian territorial waters – whether blowing from the land or the sea. The strength of wind and waves is not unusually excessive, but should you have had enough just sail for the nearest sheltered bay. Fully equipped sailboats of various categories (with or without a skipper) can be hired from any one of the dozens of marinas situated up and down the coast and on the islands. Yachting clubs and marinas are numerous and well equipped. We are recommending sailing regio at Zadar, Sibenik und Dubrovnik.
Alpinists and freestyle climbers: will find the right climbing environment in both the continental and littoral regions, with some climbing sites being located quite close to towns and popular Croatia holiday resorts (Zagreb, Ogulin, Rovinj, Paiin, Split, Ornls…]. Routes ranging from several meters long for beginners, to several hundred meters for specialists, are open to climbing enthusiasts on the rocks of Paklenica, Velebit, Ucka, in the Dinara range (including Dinara-Ornis), Mosor, Biokovo and others, and on the islands (Brac, Vis, Mljet). The best known climbing destinations in the continental parts of the country are on the mountains of Klek, Papuk, Kalnik, on Samarske stijene and Bijele stijene