Croatia, home to the picturesque Dalmatian Islands and the tantalising Adriatic Sea, is a spectacular destination to experience on foot. Explore the powerful mediaeval city of Dubrovnik with its 80ft stone ramparts, 12th Century architecture, and fascinating history. Then, island-hop along the Dalmation Coast’s jewelled, turquoise sea, and walk the rugged coastline to secluded bays, hidden coves, and traditional villages. Dubrovnik holds its well-earned title as the capital of this exceptional country and is unquestionably one of the most spectacular cities in the Eastern Mediterranean. Its mediaeval centre is filled with intriguing narrow streets, bold and extravagant squares, and towering buildings that soar high above dramatic city walls.
Step back in time to Old Town Dubrovnik where we’ll learn about the turbulent history of this strategic city with a local tour leader. Discover perfectly preserved buildings dating back to the 12th century. Then, we’ll scale the city’s 80ft high defensive walls, for dramatic views of the sun-baked terracotta roofs that dot the skyline.
Why choose a walking holiday in Croatia?
As well as the old town, which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Dubrovnik has a contemporary city centre. Island hopping along the Dalmatian Coast, we’ll discover the diversity each has to offer. From the sapphire, coastal coves of Hvar, to the legendary mercantile tales of the Elafiti Islands we’ll hear along the way.
Wander through the stunning streets of Ston on a warm evening to discover a harmonious combination of times old and new. Ascend the almighty fortified Walls of Ston, the second-longest in the world after China’s Great Wall, and look down on the town’s glistening waterfront and rich, mahogany tiled roofs.
Or, embark on an Adriatic odyssey across the mighty Dinara Mountain Range. Spanning from the Alps to the Danube and separating the country’s Mediterranean region from its central European section.
In timeless Brac, Croatia’s largest island, we’ll trek from village to village for incredible panoramas of dazzling blue bays before enjoying a refreshing dip in the sun-dappled waters of the Adriatic. On a day trip to the UNESCO site of Split, we’ll visit its intact, ancient palace built for the Roman emperor Diocletian.
Alternatively, slip into a charming, quaint restaurant to sample a glass of Croatia’s famous wine and fresh Oysters. Croatia, coined as “the pearl of the Adriatic”, has been described by many as “paradise on Earth”; the moment you set foot on the terrain of this idyllic country, you will see why.