These are some of our favorite experiences, which we think capture the essence of Croatia and connect with the culture, nature, people and warm hospitality Croatia is famous for.
Senjkovic Tasting & Tapas
This family winery on Brac island is one of our favorite and truly unique experiences. The owner is the uncompromising master vintner and his wife one of the best creative chefs in Croatia. They make some very good wines and an unbelievable food pairing. This is definitely a unique experience.
Option to combine with walk (guided or self-guided) along the Dolce Vita trail, which leads from Supetar, over Donji Humac to Dračavica and it offers all that defines Brač and its history – the wine, the stone, the olives and the sea.
Gastro Mare by the Sea
Meet one of our favorite chefs at Gastro Mare by the Sea, a well-kept kept secret and possibly the best seaside restaurant in Croatia.
Gastro Mare restaurant twinkles on the edge of the sea with style and grace. The service is impeccable & hospitable, the wine list includes very good Croatian wines, the daily dinner menu is fixed and well worth the adventure.
Ante lovingly combines his international culinary skill with deep knowledge of local traditions, the best freshly caught fish, local shellfish, vegetables & herbs to create vivid, delightfully fresh dishes.
You can’t leave Croatia without spending a day at sea. Spend a lovely day sailing on your private sailing yacht (with cabins, salon & bathrooms). Sail around Brac & Solta islands, the Elafiti islands around Dubrovnik or Hvar and the Pakleni islands, stopping along the way to swim in quiet bays, snorkel and sun bathe. Lovely snacks, gourmet lunch, champagne & your choice of drinks are served on board – light crisp salads to enjoy in the sun, amazing desserts to round off your meal and tasty canapés to accompany your sunset cocktails.
Or choose a Champagne Sunset Sail with dinner – very romantic.
Some of our favorite places
Our list of places you can’t miss in a journey for the essence of the Balkans culture, history, beauty, heart & soul:
- Rovinj & the Hill Towns of Istria
- Plitvica Lakes National Park
- Split Dalmatia
- Hvar island
- Brac island
- Korcula Island
- Lastovo Island
- Ston Fortress & Oyster beds
- Lubljana Slovenia
- Julian Alps Slovenia
- Lakes District Slovenia
- Kotor Montenegro
More Favorite Experiences
As difficult as it is to choose favorites from so many extraordinary experiences, these are a few of our top picks:
- Island hopping from Split to Dubrovnik
- Cooking classes in Istria & Dalmatia
- Meet the vintners of the Croatian Wine Renaissance
- Hike the Slovenian Lakes District
- Motorcycle ride through the Slovenia Alps
- Motorcycle ride along the coastal hiway
- Boat ride in Kotor Bay
- Local cultural festivals
- Chef’s table pairing at LD Palace
- Day sail in Pakleni islands