Get to know Croatia
Croatia, where the Pannonian Sea lapped Dinaric Alps, where Slavic gods quibbled for centuries, where the Balkan resists becoming Europe, where Europe withholds from their east, in the way of warring kingdoms, on the border of both, same and different, there is a precious piece of ground.
More than a thousand Croatian islands, islets, and rocks are the basis of many Greek temples. Old Christian churches now lay in the middle of nowhere. Defensive walls on hilly slopes still stand tall and guard against pirates. Slavic heritage is tattooed on wrists of old locals. Urban centers of Dalmatia are proud of the Renaissance cathedrals. Secession facades of Continental Croatia lazily doze in the midday sun. City squares are occupied with realistic and abstract sculptures from the socialist era. Many great rulers fought for this country. They left behind a vast cultural heritage.
The various terrestrial geography and thousands of kilometers of coastline, fill the tables of Croatian households with homegrown fruits. Traditionally, Croats pay much attention to meals and proudly share them with guests. Recently, winemakers and young chefs started to experiment, and the results are the finest, often very brave gastronomic adventures. Often unfairly overlooked Croatian food and drinks finally begin to get some world attention.
Rivers feed the country with precious, always fresh and delicious water while flowing through it, like a colorful bloodstream. Their beauty will charm everyone at first glance. Some of the most beautiful Croatian rivers are drinkable along their entire length.
Zrmanja, Cetina, Una, Gacka, Mrežnica, Čikola…
impressive, large, small and hidden, mountainous and wild, peaceful, lowland rivers… rafting, kayaking, canyoning, standup paddling or fishing … Croatian rivers are full of life and very popular among adventurers, those who enjoy paddling, and all of those who seek peace and untouched, pure nature.
How would you describe Croatia?
If there was just one word to describe the Croatian coast, it would be diversity. Thinking about sea kayaking, sailing, cliff diving, deep water solo climbing… Each island is a world for itself. Some are naked as the moon, while others are rich with verdure. Some are uninhabited and the others bloom with life. If you wake up feeling local – find an old fisherman, ask him to take you fishing on his old boat or if you prefer solitude at the other hand just take a kayak and paddle to a small, intact islet.
Climbing, caving, hiking, trekking, cycling, horse riding, nature survival … all within just a few hundred kilometers! If you’re lucky, sometimes it’s even possible to have fun in the morning on the snowy mountain tops and swim in the warm sea in the afternoon.
Croatia Climbing paradise
Wild canyon of National Park Paklenica, with hundreds of well-kept climbing routes, is the climbing paradise of Europe. More than 80 kilometers long, with undemanding hiking trails Velebit Mountain ridge will give you an unprecedented experience of Croatia! With sea view of countless islands in the south and the vast green “waves” of forests in the west, such Croatia is not seen by many.
Raftrek Adventure Travel agency is focused on adventure tourism in Croatia. If you are ready to know Croatia from a different angle, come and see it for yourself. It is not the same as seeing it on a picture. Croatia is probably the most beautiful country in Europe. The fact that only a few people know about it, means that You should not wait long!