Croatia has much to offer those who are traveling as a family, even those traveling with young children! From biking through the beautiful roads and towns of the Istrian Countryside to exploring the historical sites in Split and Dubrovnik, to enjoying the sun and water at the numerous islands and National Parks, Croatia has something to suit all tastes.
Visit Istria and fall in love with its landscape and hill-top towns. Here you can learn the secrets of fresco painting in the small town of Roc and even create your own! You can go to Livade and go on a hunt for truffles with an expert and his trusty dogs. Get active and enjoy some biking and hiking through the countryside or hop on a boat and make your way to Brijuni National Park.
The Dalmatian coastline brings plenty of historical and cultural sites to explore. Spend time wandering through the historic Diocletian’s Palace in Split or walking along the city walls of Dubrovnik. Visit the countryside or venture off on a boat to the many islands off the coast! Each island has its own distinct character and are ideal places for relaxation and fun in the sun for the kids!
For those families that enjoy nature and are active, Croatia has many National Parks. Two of the most popular ones, Plitvice Lakes and Krka National Park are easily accessible from some of the major cities. Both are great places for families to enjoy the beautiful waterfalls and emerald-green lakes. Some of the other outdoor activities that can be arranged are biking and hiking tours, white water rafting and ziplining at Cetina River, kayaking along the seaside in Dubrovnik or in Hvar, and of course plenty of swim and snorkel in the sparkling Adriatic!
Cooking classes are also a favorite amongst families and can be arranged in many of the destinations in Croatia. So, if interested, roll up your sleeves, join in on a cooking class and learn about the local ingredients and traditional dishes this destination has to offer.
With its varying landscape and mixture of history and unspoiled natural beauty, Croatia has something to offer each member of your family. So, give this destination a chance and plan your next family vacation with Exeter International!
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