Seven Unique Travel Experiences You’ve Never had in Croatia

Seven Unique Travel Experiences You’ve Never had in Croatia

#Croatia boasts loads of unique activities. Ever thought of #flyboarding in the #Adriatics? Or trying a #skydiving stimulator? Perhaps #swimming with horses for a change or milking donkeys for something fun? All these, only in #Croatia.


Seven Unique Things to do in Croatia

You’re looking and searching for things to do in Croatia for your upcoming vacation and you see advertised all of the usual suspects, such as walking the UNESCO certified walls of Dubrovnik, no doubt you’ve also stumbled across many beaches you’d like to explore as well as a list as long as your arm of historical sites that define a traveller’s travel checklist for Croatia. They are all great, and many of them we suggest as the absolute must-see things to see and do in Croatia to everyone coming to Croatia. But, what if we told you there are seven very unique experiences in Croatia that you’ve never had?

1. Dinner in the Sky Zagreb

The event will be held in front of the Westin Zagreb hotel, where up to 22 guests per meal will be suspended (50 meters) in the sky by a team of professionals. Top chefs from Croatia will be featured each day, and the chef will not only prepare the meal, but will join guests in dining experience, discussing the food and menu above the city. Foodies will love the face-to-face contact with the chef along with the breathtaking view of the city.

from  $107

Dinner in the sky Experience in Zagreb

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 Zagreb, Croatia
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Top chefs from Croatia will be featured each day, and the chef will not only prepare the meal, but will join guests in dining

Cost: Brunch: 39€ (40 minutes) | Lunch: 59€ (40 minutes) |Wine Tasting: 29€ (40 minutes) | Dinner: 99€ (70 minutes) | Cocktail: 29€ (20 minutes) | When: May of 2015

Sky Zagreb

2. Watch a Donkey Race at Sali

Donkey racing is the main event at Sali’s (on Dugi Otok Island) cultural festival, but activities actually start on Friday with the “Fisherman’s Night”. Donkey music performances, the enjoyment of traditional fish stew, grilled tuna and anchovies along with Dalmatian a cappella singing are the events of the night. On Saturday, sporting events and festivities like bag races, tug-of-war and scooter races along with “Sali Night” (an illumination of the Port filled with boats), pop music, and traditional food fill the day. On Sunday, the final day of the festival, the donkeys have the spotlight. Trke Tovarov, a series of donkey races occur along the quayside of Sali. The winner enjoys a slab of prosciutto.

Cost: Event is free | When: Typically 1st weekend in August

Photo Credit: Michael Hodson

3. Flyboarding in Kastela

How does the thought of attaching a water jetpack to personal watercraft and flying high above the Adriatic sound? Flyboarding allows you to hover above the water and test your balance and nerves, but you can perform tricks like the seriously insane people in this video.

Flyboarding allows you to hover above the water and test your balance and nerves

When: during the summer

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 Hvar, Croatia
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4. Milk a Donkey

I swear, we don’t spend all day looking for donkey related activities, they just seem to find us. On the Peljesac peninsula, you can visit a donkey farm, where you can learn about donkeys, receive a donkey riding certificate, taste donkey milk and even have the chance to milk the donkey yourself. 

Donkey
Donkey

You can make a day of it by visiting the vineyards, going to the donkey farm, taking winemaking lessons and ending the day with a 3-course dinner.

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 Dubrovnik, Croatia
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5. Sky Dive Simulator Vugrek

Crafts Vugrek is a family run business (since 1976) that have a vertical wind tunnel. The free fall simulator is open upon request and is located at Negro 7, Novi Golubovec, Krapina near the Vuglec Breg winery. Autumn is the best time to visit in order to see the magnificent colors of the fruits of the vineyard, enjoy a walking tour and participate in the grape harvest and socializing with locals.

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Skydive Simulator

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 Avenija Dubrovnik 15, 10020, Zagreb, Croatia
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When: Open upon request. The surrounding area best to visit during the fall to enjoy the grape harvest and colors.

Head to the Vuglec Breg winery while you are in the area, it has Croatia’s best sparking wine.
Unique things to do Croatia_SkyDive. Photo Credit Uzagorju.com

6. Town of Hum Celebration of the Election of the Mayor

Each year on the Day of Hum, men from the parish elect their prefect according to an old tradition – engraving votes in wooden sticks. The town prefect is responsible for the parish, settling disputes in the town and deciding penalties for disorderly conduct. The election is followed by a fold festival which includes fine traditional dishes, homemade wine, and homemade brandy.

When: June 2015

Town of Hum. Photo Credit SobreCroatia

7. Swim With Horses

Murter Riding offers horseback riding lessons and rides through the picturesque landscapes of the island of Murter, but they take horse riding to another level by also offering an opportunity to swim with horses. Did you know, horses are great swimmers!? Whether you are a beginner or an experienced rider, enjoy the sea in a way you never have before – on the back of these beautiful animals.

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 Murter, Put Škole 22243, Šibensko-kninska, Croatia
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And, here are more ideas for additional unique things to do – Croatia really is a never-ending surprise.

So, was I right? How many of these unique things to do in Croatia have you already enjoyed?

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