Hike & Swim Croatia: Summer Dalmatian Coast Walking Holiday

An 8 Day 'Hike & Swim' vacation in Croatia will be a summer you will never forget! Relax and explore the Dalmatian Coast with this wonderful than a walking holiday

8 days
€800 to 890

An 8 Day ‘Hike & Swim’ vacation in Croatia will be a summer you will never forget! Relax and explore the Dalmatian Coast with this wonderful than a walking holiday.

Spend your summer holidays in Croatia and join our self-guided hiking tour combines stunning walking and hiking routes and the best swimming spots in Croatia. Get the taste of the crystal-clear Adriatic Sea, Mediterranean cuisine and a laid-back island atmosphere! Admire the ancient history where Greeks, Romans, Venetians and Croatia left their traces while walking along coastal and inland paths on Dalmatian islands.

Walk past beautiful nature like the lakes and waterfalls of Krka National Park, the lavender fields of Hvar, swim on the secluded turquoise pebble beach on Hvar and chill out in the coves ideal for swimming, snorkelling or paddle boarding.

• Private departures on dates you prefer
• Convenience of pre-arranged hotels and daily breakfast
• Enjoy authentic experiences and insight of Mediterranean coast and islands
• Explore rich cultural heritage (Diocletian’s Palace in Split, town Hvar and town Vis)
• Swim on the secluded beaches on Island Brač, Hvar and Vis.
• Mediterranean gastronomy and natural beauties
• Great mix of activities and free time
• Personalized services

Price Includes

  • Accommodation with breakfast
  • Entrance tickets for Krka National Park
  • All ferry and private boat transfers
  • GPS navigation for setup on mobile phones - (please note we do not provide mobile phone or phone adapter)
  • Maps and descriptions for walking and hiking
  • Maps and descriptions for walking and sightseeing in the historic towns, parks visited and other sites en route.
  • 24/7 support by our office

Price Excludes

  1. Lunches and dinners
  2. Admissions to attractions (unless otherwise stated)
  3. Gratuities
  4. Arrival/Departure airport transfer
  5. Optional activities: sea kayaking, sailing, SUP tours, Blue cave excursion
  6. Insurance

What to expect

Day 1 – Welcome to your 8 Day 'Hike & Swim' vacation in Croatia

Start your Dalmatian Coast Walking adventure holiday in Split by meeting our representative. If your arrival time allows, you will depart for your first walk along Marjan hill. In the evening take a stroll along the historic old town and the UNESCO protected Diocletian’s Palace where you will find numerous charming bars and taverns.

Meals: -
Walking distance: walk along Marjan hill 7 or 14 km, duration 2 h
Destinations visited: Split, Marjan hill, Diocletian’s Palace
Accommodation: 3* or 4* B&B in Split

Day 2 – Exploring Krka National Park and Šibenik town

Start the day with a transfer to the Krka National Park. Walk along the network of forest pathways, cross wooden bridges at the waterfalls of Skradinski Buk, visit watermills and the restored complex of small stone houses and workshops. Continue to Roški Slap, where a lunch or picnic break is planned. Following the visit to the national park, we depart for the historic town of Šibenik to see its main attractions such as UNESCO protected St. James’s Cathedral.
PLEASE NOTE: Today’s activity is part of a guided tour that departures from Split. The tour includes transportation, guide accompanying the tour group, entrance tickets. The tour lasts from 8AM till 7PM.

Meals: B
Walking distance: exploring and walking through Krka NP and Šibenik town, duration 2 h walk
Destinations visited: National Park Krka and Šibenik
Accommodation: 3* or 4* B&B in Split

Day 3 – Island Brač

Start the day with a ride on the morning public ferry to the island Brač. Besides tourism and olive oil production, Brač is particularly famous for its special white building stone. Since ancient times this stone was used in construction and examples can be seen all over the world, for example the entire Diocletian’s Palace in Split as well as parts of the White House and many other sites were built with Brač stone. Therefore, stone masonry and stone quarrying are still present on the island.
You can choose between a couple of hiking options and walk past numerous olive groves, traditional fishermen villages, stone walls and quarries, beautiful coves and pebble beaches. Both walking options include nice coastal parts where you might want to take a dip in the crystal-clear sea of Brač before riding the ferry back to Split.

Meals: B
Walking distance: 13 or 16 km , duration 3 - 5 h walk
Destinations visited: Island Brač, its coastal villages and coves
Accommodation: 3* or 4* B&B in Split

Day 4 – Island Vis

Pack your luggage and leave for the remote island Vis, the furthest inhabited Dalmatian island that was founded by Dionysius of Syracuse and the Greeks as their colony under the name Issa in the 4th century BC. Most of the island was closed for foreign visitors until 1989 due to the fact that it was an important Yugoslav military base. Even today, Vis is still mysterious and the traditional and authentic way of island lifestyle has remained intact.
The walk today is relatively easy, it goes along the bay of Vis where you will have many swimming opportunities. Walk past the Roman baths from the 2nd century and Fort George that was built by the Royal Navy and named after the British King, King George III. You might want to have a cocktail in the lounge bar overlooking the beautiful bay. Continue to the submarine military tunnel that was built by the Yugoslav army as part of their military base. Return to the town centre and explore the east part of the bay.

Meals: B
Walking distance: 10 or 16 km, duration 2 - 4 h walk
Destinations visited: Island Vis, bay and town of Vis
Accommodation: 3* or 4* B&B in Vis

Day 5 – Vis

The hike today takes you to the hills above Vis bay where you will enjoy beautiful views over the bay, continue to walk past agricultural lands in the island’s interior through olive groves, vineyards and fig plantations. Fig is the main ingredient of the authentic delicacy Hib, which is a must try while on the island. Not for nothing was Vis named “Croatia’s top destination for gastronomes” by the Lonely planet guide. In the afternoon there are optional tours to the fishermen village Komiža, the Blue Cave on Biševo or sailing/stand up paddle tours to the eastern Vis archipelago. Enjoy your evening in Vis, take a romantic and relaxing walk along the waterfront and have a glass of wine while tasting the island's cuisine that has a unique spirit and flavour.

Meals: B
Walking distance: 7 km, duration 2 - 3 h walk
Destinations visited: inland of Island Vis
Accommodation: 3* or 4* B&B in Vis

Day 6 – Boat ride to Hvar town

Enjoy a scenic boat transfer to your next island – Hvar. After you disembark in the port walk and explore the old town of Hvar. There is a lot of history in this town, but most evident is the Venetian influenced architecture that is reflected in the town’s layout even today. Discover one of the most romantic piazzas in the Mediterranean, check out Europe’s oldest municipal theatre and walk to the hilltop fortress Španjola from the 13th century. If you want to add some more distance, continue along the pine forest and olive groves to the Napoleonic Fort, from where you will have great views over Hvar’s archipelago. If you prefer to rest from walking today, other activities are at your disposal: sea kayaking or sailing tour, swimming and exploring Pakleni Islands situated just in front of Hvar, exploring local beaches or just mingling with the locals in the town’s square and watching the world go by.

Meals: B
Walking distance: 5 or 9 km, duration 2 - 4 h walk
Destinations visited: town Hvar, Španjola fortress
Accommodation: 3* or 4* B&B in Hvar

Day 7 – Explore lavender fields and turquoise bays of Hvar

The walk today starts from a former shepherds’ settlement that is famous for its lavender and rosemary oil production. Passing by lavender fields, ancient stone walls and traditional villages you arrive to the south coast of the island from where you continue the walk along the coastal rocky path. The turquoise sea will be calling you, so make sure you pack your swim suit. The evening is at your disposal, enjoy coffee or gelato at the main square and watch the world go by. Check out historical sites dating back to the 7th century, the Venetian loggia and oldest public theatre in Europe.

Meals: B
Walking distance: 12 km, duration 3 - 4 h walk
Destinations visited: lavender fields of Hvar, pebble beaches
Accommodation: 3* or 4* B&B in Hvar

Day 8 – Tour end

The tour ends today after breakfast in Hvar town.

Meals: B
Walking distance: -
Accommodation: -


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