1. What cities should you visit?
If you want to visit Croatia after the summer there are a lot of options to choose from, it depends on what you want to see. Here are some cities that we recommend.
Split is one of the most popular cities in Croatia. Explore the history behind the walls and old buildings. Stroll through the Diocletian Palace and see the hidden Coffee bars, restaurants, and pubs in the old streets. Visit the Franciscan Church, Monastery of St. Anthony, and the Church of Holy Trinity. If you are a nature lover you will probably enjoy walking on the Marjan Hill that has a great view of the city, sea, and where you can feel the freshness of clean air.
Read more about Split in one of our previous blogs about the Diocletian's Palace.
Split Bacvice from above by VIPHolidayBooker.com
People who live or visited Dubrovnik are going to say that it is the most beautiful place in the world. With its old buildings, beautiful pebble beaches, views of the crystal clear ocean, blue skies, and a warm climate. It sure is worth a visit.
There are a lot of things to do and see in Dubrovnik except the beaches. You can walk on the city walls with the beautiful view od the city and sea, visit the surrounding islands, the Mljet National park, eat at the famous restaurants and so much more. Visit Dubrovnik where GOT took place!
Dubrovnik city from above by VIPHolidayBooker.com
Zadar is a small city located on the Adriatic coast. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations, even named named "entertainment center of the Adriatic" by The Times and "Croatia's new capital of cool" by The Guardian. The city was even voted as the "Best European Destination" in 2016.
Visit Zadar and see The Church of St. Donatus, meet the Sun Organ, and Greeting to the Sun. Both Monuments are pretty unique in the world. If you are interested to learn more about these two monuments, please check our previous blog about Zadar.
Greeting to the sun by Andrej Salov, Wikimedia.org
2. What activities are there in Croatia after the season?
If you are a book worm, then you definitely need to go to the Interliber festival. Zagreb fair will organize the 43rd edition of Interliber. It is a meeting point for all generations of book lovers. It is the largest national literary event where you can find over 300 most significant publishers and booksellers from Croatia and the neighboring countries. There is no entrance fee. It will be held from 10th - 15th of November at the Zagrebacki Velesajam.
Taste the Mediterranean
From 7th to 11th October 2020, Split will host the 7th International Festiva Taste the Mediterranean. This event is famous for its Mediterranean food, culture, traditions, lifestyle, and products developed at the Mediterranean Sea. The program consists of Cooking classes, shows, wine tasting, workshops, classes with famous international Chefs, dinners, parties, music and so much more. You do not want to miss it.
Mediterranean food by VIPHolidayBooker.com
Dalmatia Ultra Trail
If you are looking for a perfect time for an active holiday, October is the answer. The Ideal way to sightsee the most attractive places is to participate in the Dalmatia Ultra Trail.
The most popular 5 mountains- Biokovo, Omiska Dinara, Primorska Kosa, Kozjak, three rivers- Cetina, Zrnovnica, Jadro, the hotspots like Fortica and Kliss fortresses as well as the remains of the ancient Salona city. Everything above listed will be connected in the race taking place on the 16th-18th of October.
Activities in Croatia by VIP Holiday Booker
WineRi – International Eno-gastro Festival
WineRi is a festival held in the City of Rijeka, it is one of a kind festival. The festival will be held right by the sea on the location of the Karolina Rijecka Pier on the 13th and 14th November 2020 from 01:00 pm to 08:00 pm, . The festival will be held in a 500m2 large tent.
Since 2017 this Eno-gastro festival has been gathering a respectable number of exhibitors in one place and offer their products to the tourist market of Rijeka and Kvarner region.
Biograd Boat Show
The Biograd Boat Show is organized by Ilirija d.d, a tourism company from Biograd na Moru. The show takes place for 5 days, to reduce the crowd and give extra time to visit the largest in-water show in Central Europe. This is the 22nd Biograd Boat Show held and it is a perfect opportunity to end the boating season and prepare for the next boating year.
Yachts in Croatia by VIP Holiday Booker
3. What are popular activities after Summer?
One of the most popular activities after the Summer in Dalmatia is Picking grapes and olives.
- Olive harvesting is the most important job in the life of a Dalmatian farmer. Olives begin to accumulate oil during August. It is most intense in September and early October, ie until the beginning of ripening. Friends and family get together to colect the olives and make oil from it.
- The same goes for picking grapes, it is one of the oldest traditions done in Dalmatia, the making of homemade wine. Croatia has a lot of different types of wine to offer but the best ones are the homemade ones.
- You can do tours where a guide takes you to to a vineyard to help in harvesting grapes or olives and to see how the oils and wine are made.
Croatian Vineyard by Pixabay.com
- Also, what is great to do after the season in Croatia is Hiking. There are lots of hiking trails and homes all around Dalmatia. If you are a natural type of person and enjoy the outdoors this is a perfect idea for you. Even if you are not a sports type, you can go to some of the Hiking homes just to have a drink or wine tasting and enjoy the beautiful views.
View from Hiking home Putalj by VIP Holiday Booker
I hope this blog with tips about events after the summer helps you in deciding whether or not to visit Croatia after the Summer. After you return make sure to send us your impressions, and photos about your holiday.