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Things To Do in Croatia

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Sailing

Sailing is a great way to see offshore islands and networks of small archipelagos. Most charters depart from Split or the surrounding area on the north or south course, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. A good option is to book a package with a local company, although many Croatian companies also offer crewed or uncrewed charters.

The reservation of a chartered vessel is essentially made in two parts. Half of the charter price is paid immediately, after which the reservation is confirmed. The remaining fifty per cent is usually paid four weeks before the charter date. Before making the first payment, you should ask to see the charter contract at the agency where you have chartered a boat. Be aware of cancellation fees, because if you cancel your holiday, you often risk losing the fifty per cent you have already paid at the time of booking. After that, you are ready to go on your sailing holiday.

When you arrive at the marina where your chartered yacht is moored, you will need to check in (usually around 4pm on Saturdays) and do your shopping for the charter holiday. Don’t neglect the shopping as the sea is unpredictable and you don’t want to be stuck on the boat without something to eat or drink.

You can shop at a marina (although prices are much higher there) or you can order from boat supply services, which usually deliver the products to your charter boat at no extra charge. This is convenient because it takes the pressure off you and the things you have to do when you arrive at the marina for your boating holiday.

Naturist resorts

Croatia was the first country in Europe to tackle the concept of commercial naturist resorts. According to some estimates, about 15 % of all tourists visiting the country are naturists or nudists (more than one million per year). There are more than 20 official nudist resorts as well as a very large number of so-called free beaches, which are unofficial nudist beaches sometimes controlled and maintained by the local tourism authorities. In fact, you are likely to find naturists on any beach outside the city centres. Naturist beaches in Croatia are marked “naturist”.

The most popular naturist destinations are Pula, Hvar and the island of Rab.

Medical tourism

Increasingly, Croatia is becoming a popular place for health tourism. A number of dental practices have experience in treating short-term visitors to Croatia. Croatian dentists study for 5 years in Zagreb or Rijeka. Harmonisation of training with EU standards has begun, in preparation for Croatia’s accession.

Lighthouses

Lighthouses are one of the “wildest” holiday options in Croatia. Most of them are located on a deserted coast or on the open sea. Their special feature is that you can isolate yourself from the rest of the world and take the time to “smell the roses”. Sometimes the best way to relax is to join a Robinson Crusoe holiday.

Croatia has 11 rental lighthouses along the Adriatic coast: Savudrija, Sv. Ivan, Rt Zub, Porer, Veli Rat, Prisnjak, Sv. Petar, Pločica, Sušac, Struga and Palagruža.

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