Magnificent Croatia, also known as the land of a thousand islands, is ready to welcome its visitors 365 days a year. With its majestic coastline, colourful history and rich cultural heritage it has more to offer than a visitor could possibly take in within a short stay. This is why many participants of our courses promise to come back and bring their families along for their next holiday.
Our courses give you plenty of free time to get to know our beautiful city of Split and roam its streets every day, but if you choose to learn more about our country you may also wish to explore unspoiled Mediterranean islands, Game of Thrones location tours, nearby towns and cities, enjoy local delicacies, or take a swim in crystal clear sea. Here are a few magical places you might want to visit during your stay.
Surrounded by incredibly clear waters, Croatian islands are easily reachable via the frequent ferry services or catamarans which operate year round. Our Social Program includes a summer visit to the beautiful island of Brač, the third-largest of Croatia’s islands. Ferry takes us to the port of Supetar, a former fishing village with shallow pebbly beaches. Our next stop is a picturesque Bol boasting the spectacular 400-metre-long beach of Zlatni rat (Golden Horn), famously frequently reshaped by strong winds and sea currents. On our way back to Supetar for lunch, we drive through the island packed with olive-groves, vineyards and orange trees making a stop at the highest point of the island – Vidova Gora, where we marvel one of the most beautiful viewpoints of the Adriatic. The remaining time is perfect for swimming or relaxing in one of beach bars in Supetar before our return to Split.
Our winter Social Program is perfect for exploring the seductive towns of Trogir, Primošten and Šibenik. Trogir is a charming town situated only 20 kilometres west of Split and it is easily reached on a day trip. The old town and the entire historic centre is a UNESCO World Heritage site which has kept many beautiful buildings from its age of glory and boasts a cathedral dating back to the 13th century. While its cobbled alleys are bustling with life in the summer, winter days are not as busy. Take a stroll down the wide seaside promenade lined with bars, cafes and yachts or enjoy a drink or explore the town on your own discovering hidden backyards filled with flowers and history.
The peninsula town of Primošten, situated 28km south of Šibenik, was once an islet just off the coast. Its true Mediterranean soul uncovers little alleys that take you up the hill to St George’s Church to watch the most amazing sunset and admire the stunning view of the surrounding islands and islets.
Šibenik’s ancient centre offers the blend of Mediterranean architecture and wonderful beaches. Dominated by a Gothic Renaissance St James’s Cathedral as one of the finest architectural monuments in the Adriatic, its centre represents a maze of alleys, steps and arches. Šibenik’s main street, known as Kalelarga, takes you directly to the cathedral which is a true masterpiece dating back to the 15th century. The city is very much alive with locals sitting on stools outside their homes and the narrow streets staying busy even during winter.
Zadar, the ancient capital of Dalmatia, is a perfect city to visit for a day trip. Its seductive combination of ancient and medieval heritage with a bustling cafe life and attractive architectural projects such as the Sea Organ and the Greeting to the Sun, give the city a truly unique vibe. The Sea Organ (Morske orgulje) is the first installation of its kind in the world and it presents a broad stairway descending towards the sea containing underwater pipes producing musical notes as the waves hit the shore. Greeting to the Sun (Pozdrav suncu) is a set of light-sensitive tiles which accumulate solar power during the daytime and radiate coloured lights at night.
Krka National Park
If you would like to explore one of Croatia’s most beautiful National Parks – Krka National Park, situated in the inland of Šibenik, you will find yourself bewitched by its landscape of lakes, waterfalls and canyons. The river Krka runs right through the canyon forming impressive Skradinski Buk terraced waterfall. In the summer, cool river offers refreshment in warm sunny days while in winter one may take pleasure in stunning scenery as well as visiting Franciscan monastery on the island of Visovac.
Let’s not forget to mention incredible cuisine based on Mediterranean ingredients with a slight modern twist. Local delicacies can be found on every corner in Split. Fresh fish, olive oil, various sorts of wine, great regional cooking and specialty dishes are just some of the reasons why you should pick Croatia as your next travel destination.