After last nights magnificent win against Spain in the UEFA Euro 2016 we cannot help but praise Croatia! This beautiful Mediterranean country has something for everyone. Whether you want to explore the National Park, party at Ultra Music Festival or relax on the beach with your family – every location is unique and guaranteed a good time!
Favoroute has suggest alternative places you can visit for each travel style, make sure to have a browse around and discover the unexpected hidden gems you have never considered visiting!
Hip and Happening: Ultra Music Festival
Ultra Europe is one of the biggest EDM and house music festivals in the world. The festival itself lasts 3 days in July, and takes place in Split (Poljud Stadium), however there are side-parties that continue on islands such as Hvar and Brač, making it a week long party!
Beach parties, boat parties, and endless music from the moment the festival begins, everything at Ultra Europe is prepared with love and attention. Lineups include big names such as Martin Garrix, Hardwell, Armin van Buuren, Tiësto and many more.
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Food Travel: Pelegrini
Tucked away in the shadows of the St. James Cathedral in Šibenik you will find a little restaurant called Pelegrini. The restaurant first opened its doors a few years ago and quickly became very popular, this is the second year in a row it has been voted ‘Best Restaurant in Croatia‘ at the Dobri Restorani (good restaurant awards).
The service at the restaurant is excellent and attentive and all the ingredients are local and fresh. The basis of the dishes are traditional Dalmatian ingredients that are prepared in a different way – bringing a twist to traditional dishes!
Family Travel: Annual Childrens Festival
During the Childrens Festival in Šibenik in June and July, the city becomes a haven for children where they can celebrate their imagination and creativity.
The traditional Children’s Festival has now become a big tradition that has been going on for 56 years and is dedicated to the development of all the artistic forms of children’s creative drive, it has become the trademark of Šibenik.
The festival has three basic programmes: a festival of domestic and international children’s ensembles, the workshop programme that involves children doing arts and crafts, and the educational part where a panel discussion addresses issues such as aesthetic education of children. During these two weeks, Šibenik is an inevitable destination to those who never forget their playful side, and even more so to those who have completely forgotten it.
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Outdoor Adventures: Krka Waterfalls
One of the most beautiful places you will find in Šibenik is the Krka National Park, it is located about 10 km inland from Šibenik. The top attractions of the park are its magnificent waterfalls of course! They are a must see.
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Local Travel: Žirje
Croatia has a total of 1,185 islands: 48 of which are inhabited, one of which is the island of Žirje.
Žirje is situated in the Šibenik archipelago, about 22 km southwest of the Šibenik riviera. Žirje has a total of 29 bays, each offering their own unique history and lovely beaches. Regarding activities the island is bicycle friendly and offers many different (easy and hard) biking routes both on pavement and gravel road.
This island is beautiful and a great location to explore and create adventure – a perfect getaway if you’re looking to take a break from the busy city life.
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