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Unique Things To Do In Croatia
Written by Nivethitha Bharathi on September 1, 2021 Share on

10 Unique Things To Do In Croatia: Do It A Bit Different This Vacay!

Croatia is a destination with ecstatic activities and mesmerising attractions. It has everything from the most enchanting natural landscape like islands, pristine beaches, natural parks with lakes and waterfalls to the history and heritage sites like the oldest towns, harbours, villages, and UNESCO certified Dubrovnik walls. So there are endless possibilities for you to venture the generic and popular activities. But, if you are seeking revolutionary experiences that break through the generic vacation, Croatia stuns you by offering so many diverse activities that you can never imagine. So read further to find the “10 most unique activities to do in Croatia”.

 

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10 Most Unique Activities To Do In Croatia

While many of the itineraries highlight some of the regular yet amusing activities to do in Croatia, you can identify a list of some of the most unfamiliar and unique activities to do in Croatia here for your upcoming vacation. 

  1. Take Part In Olive Tour
  2. Stroll On The 2nd Largest City Wall On The Earth
  3. Participate And Admire Rijeka Carnival
  4. Explore Dinosaur Tracks
  5. Wander Around The Split Market
  6. Feel The Adrenalin Rush In Hvar
  7. Hunt For Truffle In Istria
  8. Restno Arboretum
  9. Trip Around The Parenzana In Cycle
  10. Try Cliff Jumping In Istria

1. Take Part In Olive Tour

Olive tour, Unique things to do in Croatia
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Istria is world-renowned for olive oil production. There isn’t a time where there is a shortage in the production of olive oil in Croatia. So, make sure to add the unique olive tour to your itinerary so that you roam around the Puhar family 6-hectares BRIST olive grove near Pula. There, you can book a guided tour of the sunset of Sunrise Olive Grove Tours. You can tour there anytime, sunset or sunrise, and observe the way they handpick the perfect olives to make oil. Taste the variety of traditionally grown olives and oils, know their history and indulge in Istrian food.

Also Read: Croatia In November

2. Stroll On The 2nd Largest City Wall On The Earth

Wall of Ston
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Croatia is home to the Wall of Ston, also known as the “European Wall of China” and “Second-Largest City Wall on the Earth”. Take a 1-hour drive from Dubrovnik to reach this significant Mali Ston fort of the Ragusan Republic. Learning more about its history of being a wealthy town that produced salt and taking a stroll while listening to it is a unique thing to do in Croatia. Look around to embrace the beautiful scenery of Croatia. Make sure to try the most delicious and famous oysters in entire Europe here without fail.

Also Read: 10 Things To Do In Zadar

3. Participate And Admire The Rijeka Carnival

The unique activity to do in Croatia is to take part in the most magical Rijeka Carnival. Being one of the top 500 events in Europe, this colourful event is worth spending your precious vacation with your loved ones. With locals wearing stunning and vivid clothes celebrating with fun, dance and laughter, it will be a perfect February in Croatia. Look at the different parades like the International parade, Children parade and more. Take part in events and celebrate like Croatians.

4. Explore Dinosaur Tracks

Dinosaur tracks, Unique things to do in Croatia
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There will be nothing as distinctive as tracking the traces of dinosaurs in Croatia. An irreplaceable experience, especially if you are a Jurrasic Park movie fan. Brijuni Cretaceous Park on Veliki Brijun Island will make your childhood dream come true. Wake up the archaeologist inside you. Explore the island and hunt for almost 200 dino footprints.

Also Read: National Parks In Croatia

5. Wander Around The Split Market

Split Market, Unique things to do in Croatia
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While you are in Croatia, you shouldn’t miss visiting the coastal city Split in Dalmatia to experience the lively morning atmosphere of the market. It is one of the most amusing ways to entertain yourself just by wandering around, trying local food, observing the regular life of locals, taking a photo of the vibrant stalls and the intriguing products. Walk around the farmers’ markets and seafood markets. Learn new names of foods you already know and find foods that are unique to Croatia. Experience life of Croatians first handly.

Read More: Top things to do in Split

6. Feel The Adrenalin Rush In Hvar

Adventure in Hvar, Unique things to do in Croatia
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Besides sightseeing and relaxing in Croatia, visit the most attractive island Hvar for some of the most adventurous yet unique activities. From Split, access a ferry boat and reach this island with sophisticated accommodation and aromatic food at a reasonable price. Additionally, you can ride a motorboat, dive or do flyboarding by wearing a jetpack. Do more nerve-wracking sports in the azure Adriatic sea.

Also Read: Things to do in Hvar

7. Hunt For Truffle in Istria

Truffle fungus
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Istria is home to the rarest and expensive fungus known as truffles. Truffles cost a fortune in the culinary world as it has a unique taste and aroma. It appears only for a couple of months in a particular region, making it a rare ingredient being the best place to avail this mushroom and taste it here. Besides, the most amusing part of this is you can even hunt for these mushrooms with the help of pro truffle hunters and their expert canines.

8. Visit Trsteno Arboretum

Being the oldest arboretum, everything about this place is unique. So don’t miss visiting this 15th-century arboretum which takes 18km travel from Dubrovnik. This place may seem a bit familiar to you if you are a fanatic of Game of Thrones. Yes! These gardens have been there since the 14th-century and have appeared in this famous TV show. Naturally, you can expect some heavy crowd at times. With a picturesque backdrop set by the stunning sea, this place will be a perfect spot to capture mesmerising photographs.

Also Read: Places to visit in Dubrovnik

9. Explore The Parenzana In Cycle

Parenzana trail, unique things to do in Croatia
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Parenzana Route in Croatia is a fairytale-like spot that used to be a railway line. It has connected almost 33 locations which include Istria, Porec and Trieste in the 1900s. Now, it dropped its purpose and reframed itself as a biking trail with lush green scenery. This place has become a cyclist paradise. So, it is a perfect location to experience the unique side of Croatia vacation. 

Also Read: Best Croatian Islands to visit

10. Try Cliff Jumping In Istria

Cliff Jumping in Istria, Unique things to do in Croatia
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Istria is not only a truffle paradise but also a heaven for cliff jumpers and adventure seekers. With the dramatic scenery and extreme altitude of cliffs in Istria, nothing will go wrong with the unique experience you seek in Croatia. Jump off the cliff and delve into the crystal clear water of the beach. If cliff jumping is not your cup of tea, enjoy the view and watch them fall in love with the adventure seekers and their skills. Whoever you are, every moment you spend there will be cherished forever.

 

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Croatia, a growing tourism destination, is also a hub for tourists who constantly try to make their vacation special. You have so many opportunities which are unique and phenomenal. Add all the previously mentioned peculiar things to do in Croatia to your bucket list and start looking for an ideal Croatia tour package on Pickyourtrail. Want to customise your Croatian itinerary? You have an option for that too. So wait no more and start your trip.

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