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17 THINGS TO DO IN CROATIA

Beach Season

May–October • activity

Croatian coastline boasts some of the most picturesque beaches in Europe

The Blue Cave

May–October • nature

A precious gem among Croatia's nature highlights

Pag Cheese Season

January–June • food

Famous cheese from Pag island is a national pride of Croatia, known as Paški sir

Hiking

May–October • activity

Climb spectacular mountains, traverse lush woods, enjoy freedom and harmony with nature

Kayaking

April–November • activity

A great way to explore Croatian costline

The Best Sunsets

April–November • nature

Famous Adriatic sunset in Zadar impressed Alfred Hitchcock

Diving

June–September • activity

Clear waters of the Adriatic are popular with divers. Take a chance to explore marine life, ship wrecks and underwater caves

White Water Rafting

April–November • activity

Fast rivers of Croatia are perfect for white water rafting

Cruising and Sailing

March–November • activity

Follow Marco Polo's path and explore Croatia's numerous islands

Lavender Bloom on Hvar Island

June–July • nature

A flowery kingdom on the Croatia's most sunny island

Kitesurfing and Windsurfing

April–November • activity

Good conditions for windsurfers and kitesurfers during the summer

Peka

June–August • food

A signature cooking technique for Croatoan cuisine

Wild Figs

late May–September • food

Enjoy this nutritious sweet fruit while in Dalmatia

Lobster Eating Time

mid-May–July • food

Mouth watering lobsters as well as other delicious seafood streight from the Adriatic

Birdwatching in Kopacki Rit

March–May, September • nature

Exciting birdwatching on one of the largest wetlands in Europe

Ribarska Festa

April 27–September 28, 2018 • event

Fisherman festivals in an Istrian town of Vrsar is a unique experience, available at Adriatic

Asparagus Season

March–June • food

Have you already tried wild asparagus?

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Frozen Waterfalls in Plitvice Lakes

January–February • nature

Frozen Plitvitce Lakes are called Croatia's natural miracle

Sinjska Alka

August 05, 2018 • event

A medieval equestrian knightly competition in Sinj that is part of UNESCO list

Autumnal Plitvice Lakes

October–November • nature

Natural wonder wearing all shades of gold and red

Ultra Europe Music Festival

July 06–08, 2018 • event

Feeling the beat of Adriatic with an ultrahip Ultra music festival

Rijeka Carnival

February 10–13, 2018 • event

Winter holiday season in Rijeka is highlighted by the biggest carnival in Croatia with costumed parades and performances, lots of music and dancing

Zagreb Christmas Market

December 02 2017–January 07 2018 • event

The spirit of Advent and entertainment for the whole family in the central of medieval city

International Donkey Race

August 06, 2016 • event

Visitors get a chance to hop on a donkey and speed up in Tisno during the annual donkey race

Oysters Season

September–April • food

Locally produced oysters and mussels is a must try for seafood lovers

Kumpanjija Performance

April 28 • event

See a unique historical dance on Korcula Island with sword fights

Red Bull Air Race

May 30–31, 2015 • event

Extreme flying competition in Rovinj is a breathtaking experience for spectators

Olive Harvest

mid-October • activity

Olives are the matter of pride in Croatia

Nights of Diocletian

July 28–30, 2017 • event

In Split, do as Romans do during a colourful carnival at Diocletian Palace

Fried Dormice

August–September • food

A grilled dormouse—a rather unusual dish for modern European cuisine

Truffle Season

September–November • food

A chance to find the next biggest truffle in the world

Grape Season

August–October • food

Try the most delicious grapes from local farmers' markets

Vinistra

May 11–13, 2018 • event

The oldest and largest wine fair in Istria

Easter Bread

April 01–02, 2018 • food

No Easter in Croatia is possible without a pinca

Medenjaci

December 24–December 26 • food

In Croatia Christmas tastes like honey cookies

Crni Rizot (Black Risotto)

September–November • food

If you like seafood, this is a must try of Croatian cuisin

Opuntia or Prickly Pear

September–October • food

This cactus with beautiful flowers is also quite tasty

Dvorišta—the Courtyards of Zagreb

July 13–22, 2018 • event

Get behind closed doors in old Zagreb and meet some locals during a ten-day festival

Octopus Time

August–October • food

Octopus dishes are the classics of Croatian cuisine

Tangerine Harvesting Season

October–November • food

Pick tangerines from the trees in Neretva

Soundwave Music Festival

July 26–30, 2018 • event

Rave with Soundwave—the festival featuring five nights of excellent music and partying

Painting Pisanica or Easter Egg

April 01, 2018 • activity

Don't miss a beautiful tradition of colouring eggs before Easter

Skiing and Snowboarding

December – February • activity

Northern Croatia boasts a few decent skiing locations in winter

Bobići

October 31–November 02 • food

A traditional Halloween dessert

Jujube or Chinese Dates

September • food

Sweet fruit suitable for jams or rakija (local strong liquor)