Croatia is one of the hottest tourist destinations in Europe. There is rich historical and artistic heritage housed in its cities such as Zagreb, Zadar, Šibenik, Split and Dubrovnik, for example. Moreover, the Dalmatian coast is gorgeous along every single cove and corner, Croatia is well worth visiting two or three times. So travel to Croatia and have a fantastic holiday!
However, as with many other destinations in the Mediterranean Sea, natural barriers have limited human interference on the Croatian coast, allowing the natural beauty of the Dalmatian coast to prosper and flourish. This makes water sports like snorkelling all the more impressive as the areas are less disturbed and can only be reached by boat or by swimming. All these places are an unprecedented and unconventional vision of discovering Croatia and witness some of the greatest works of natural art. In this article we will show you some of the most attractive options:
1. Explore the Blue Cave and uncover its secrets on a boat
Located on the islet of Bisevo, in the central Dalmatian archipelago , the Blue Cave contains within its limestone walls an impressive light show . It owes its name to the bright blue light that penetrates from the water below you all the way to the cave ceiling.
You can easily reach the Blue Cave by renting a boat on the Croatian coast.
2. The History told through the seabed
Diving in Croatia is incredible safe as there are more than 140 specialised diving centres dotted along the Dalmatian Coast which allow you to discover the Paradise of flora and fauna inhabiting the bottom of the Adriatic Sea. But wait there’s more. One of the best ways to learn about Croatia’s history are the naval battles from the 19th and 20th centuries. Now lying on the seabed, archaeological remains from the sunken boats can be found, the Adriatic Sea along the Dalmatian Coast is like a History Museum!
3. A fantastic kayak trip to see Dubrovnik
Many destinations in Croatia offer you the chance to kayak, but nowhere is quite as recommended as Dubrovnik. Riding in a kayak in this city, known as the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’, not only allows you to see and investigate the old, impressive city walls, but also the beautiful caves and grottos that hide in the cliffs on which the town sits. Additionally, you should visit the nearby island of Lokrum, located a few kilometres offshore, known for its rocky beaches, botanical gardens and saltwater lake.
4. Zlatni rat beach is the paradise for water sports
If you want to rent a boat in Croatia, you cannot leave the country without visiting the gorgeous beach of Zlatni rat, located on the southern part of the island, Brač. The beach is narrow, sharp and stabs the sea, acting as a gateway that creates a fabulous location for water sports.
Furthermore, a famous wind, the mistral, comes in strongly and regularly from the west of the beach, allowing the beach perfect for watersports such as surfing, kite surfing, paragliding and any other water sports where a strong wind is needed!