SPOTLIGHT

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It’s all about a local’s insight

by Drago

Family fun

Busy lifestyle we all lead nowadays is often taking the precious time away from our loved ones. Today, more than ever, travel brings us together for that quality time with family. And we feel that travelling with children brings also a rich learning environment that is invaluable in upbringing process. As National Geographic’s Keith Bellons once said: ˝Learning happens between the poles, not just ears.˝ So gather your traveling gear and set off to a family adventure of a lifetime in Croatia!

 

Truffle hunting in Istria

Imagine picture-perfect Istria’s landscape – with beautiful vineyards, olive groves and small hilltop villages – and home to delicious truffles. Let your kids follow their new furry friends, experienced sniffer dogs, and explore vast woods in search of this treasure. Have fun with them and most of all – don’t be afraid to get muddy!

 

Biking in Brijuni Islands National Park

Soak up Brijuni Islands’ mesmerizing scenery and enjoy an easy bike ride in its safari park. Let the kids explore untouched nature and footsteps of the dinosaurs that once lived in this area. Jurassic park never looked so beautiful and safe!

 

Visiting Nikola Tesla Memorial Center

Did you know that in the close vicinity of popular Plitvice Lakes National Park lies the birthplace of Nikola Tesla, the famous scientist and “inventor of the 20th century˝? Though museums don’t seem to be appealing to all kids, Tesla Memorial Center is something else – imagine your little engineers holding a Tesla coil and watching the wireless transfer of electric energy!

 

Row a boat in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Our all-time-favorite Plitvice Lakes NP makes a perfect family getaway! In spring enjoy mild hiking and walking in watery wonderland, in winter indulge in winter sports and in the fall discover the fascinating palette of colors that only Plitvice can create… But in the summer the best thing is renting a boat and rowing around the stunning Kozjak lake, with a green fairy-tale all around!

 

Scavenger hunt in ancient Salona

Tag along with a private archaeologist and explore the ruins of ancient Salona, a working archaeological site on the outskirts of Split. Once the capital of the Roman province of Dalmatia, it was the birthplace of Roman emperor Diocletian. Awaken your kids’ adventurous spirit on this exciting scavenger hunt, searching for the ultimate treasure – Diocletian’s long-lost treasure chest!

 

Cooking class at a local home in Dubrovnik countryside

A family meal is important even when you’re travelling so why not make it fun and creative as well? Although a kid-friendly cooking class sounds like a myth, in Konavle, charming Dubrovnik countryside, it becomes a reality. Meet a local family in their humble home and make new friends! Walk around their garden, let your kids pick their plants and even milk one of their goats! Finally, they will be proud to help prepare traditional local specialties!

 

Splashing in Krka Waterfalls National Park

Put your sneakers on and take a pathway into Krka Waterfalls National Park. Covering a vast area of waterfalls and gorges, the park offers scenic walks and amazing sites. With a backdrop of pristine scenery and gushing river, let your little explorers swim under the biggest waterfall!

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