Discover various things to do in Croatia

Don’t miss the fantastic events, attractions and festivals that might take place during your holiday in one of our villas in Croatia. It is always a lot of fun to attend them, no matter if you spend your holiday with your friends or family! Have a look at all Croatian events and festivals that usually take place every year and why not visit some of the attractions mentioned below? We always recommend our customers to do some research about the area of their holiday rentals in Croatia, so to be well-informed about all things to do that are close by. If you find out about additional events in Croatia, please feel free to reach out to us and inform us about them by email or on Facebook as we are always happy to hear from you!

Events and festivals worth visiting

Why not find out if you can visit some of these events whilst staying in our Croatian villas...

  • February: Carnival in Opatija and Rijeka
  • April: Kornati Cup (sailing regatta)
  • May: Big Wall Speed Climbing (climbing competition on the cliff walls in the Paklenica National Park); Ladies Open (tennis tournament at Bol)
  • June: International Children’s Festival in Sibenik; Folk Music Festival in Split; the Zagreb Festival
  • July/August: Surfing Freestyle (Croatian surfing championship in Dubrovnik, find out more about our Dubrovnik apartments); concerts in the Pula arena; the St Donat Music Festival in Zadar (classical/chamber music); Dubrovnik Summer Festival; Raber Fiera (medieval week in Rab); A Capella Festival in Omis; Sword dancing at Korcula; Summer Culture in Makarska, Summer Culture in Split
  • September/October: Marunada (chestnut festival in Lovran); Truffle Festival in Istria; Baroque evenings at Varazdin

Activities not to be missed whilst self-catering Croatia

Great activities for families and friends whilst staying in our villas in Croatia...

  • Panorama on 2 wheels: In Croatia, there are numerous cycling routes on tarmac, forest and gravel tracks alongside the coastline, in the mountains or on one of over 2,000 islands in Croatia. In Istria alone, there are 2,600km of designated cycle tracks.
  • Paragliding in Croatia: Why not enjoy a paragliding jump in the region of Istria, where you can find around five well established take-off points.
  • Play with the wind: Croatia offers some great sailing through rugged cliffs, small coves, uninhabited islands, white mountains and dark green oak and olive groves. There are also excellent surfing opportunities in Croatia, especially on the island of Brac.
  • The captivating underwater world: You can find natural and cultural treasures below the surface of the sea. Divers can explore the underwater world including some shipwrecks, ancient treasures, corals and caves.
  • River excursions: It is always a nice experience to do a rafting or canoeing trip on wild rivers, through narrow channels and down noisy waterfalls.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Croatia:

Why not look up the exact location of our Croatian villas and see if it is worth visiting some of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites mentioned below?

  • The heart of the ancient city of Dubrovnik
  • The basilica of Euphrasius at Porec
  • Diocletian’s palace at Split
  • St Jakov’s Cathedral at Sibenik
  • The city of Trogir
  • The Plitvice Lakes National Park

Which Croatian villa to choose?

We understand that it can be difficult to choose the right villa for your next holiday. Sometimes it helps to look up some of our Croatian customer reviews to be inspired for your next holiday. These can help you to choose the right area, the right type of property or just why not book one of the recommended villas straightaway? Alternatively, feel free to use our advanced search, where you can exactly define how much money you are seeking to spend, your desired locations, equipment, if you would like to have a private pool and much more. We always encourage our customers to book their holidays early as you can benefit from the full range of Croatian villas if you book your holiday up to a year in advance. Once you found your perfect villa, come back to this page to see if there are any events or other things to do that would work well for your family or friends. You might also be interested to find out more about things to know about Croatia.

Croatian holidays with NOVASOL

Croatia is such a diverse and yet still such a new destination for us Britons. Why not have a look at Croatia’s three main regions described below and be inspired for your next stay in one of our villas in Croatia, maybe in cities like in Pula, Split or Dubrovnik? With over 9,000 villas, cottages and apartments in Croatia, we are convinced that we have the perfect villa for you. Croatia is such a nice and affordable country, and you can get there in just a few hours by plane, which makes it the ideal location for a family holiday! Look up the regions below to find out, which areas you would like to discover during your self-catering holiday in Croatia!

Villas in Istria

Are you planning to book one of our lovely holiday homes, apartments or villas in Istria? The peninsula is located in the north west of Croatia and measures around 3,000sqm. There are so many nice fishing villages, so don’t miss looking at our villas in Pula, Medulin, Poreč or Rovinj, which are also some of the most visited cities in Croatia. Plan individual excursions to secluded bays that can be reached on foot or by bike and enjoy dolphin tours, one of the fun parks or a trip to the Brijuni Islands. Decide if you want to stay in our villas in Croatia on the countryside or in one of many city apartments. The choice is huge and we promise that you won't be disappointed from a holiday in Istria with your family or friends.

Holiday homes in Kvarner Bay

Enjoy the combination of mountains and sea in the sunny region of Kvarner Bay. Why not plan an exciting hike in the mountains and finish off the evening with your own BBQ, some tasteful national dishes and one or two bottles of Croatian wine while relaxing in the garden in one of our private villas, maybe in our villas on the Island of Pag. Most of our holiday homes in Kvarner Bay are close to the sea, which makes it so easy to do some diving, snorkelling or simply jump in the turquoise sea every few hours. Don’t miss the islands of Krk, Pag and Rab during your Croatian holiday in Kvarner Bay that can be reached either by boat or by car. Find out more about this region by reading the valuable content on our website and looking up our.

Holiday homes in Dalmatia

The southern part of Croatia is called Dalmatia and consists of North, Central and South Dalmatia. Each region has its own characteristics, where as the sunny, dry climate is something all regions have in common. It is always exciting to visit one of three national parks in North Dalmatia or enjoy a sailing trip in South Dalmatia next to its beautiful islands. If you have booked your holiday in one of our villas like our Dubrovnik apartments, why not organise a day trip to the Dubrovnik city centre with its marvellous old city that has been awarded UNESCO world heritage. Walk on the city walls that are 1,940 metres long and between 3 and 6 metres wide and schedule some time for swimming at one of the city’s three beaches. Why not recall the impressions of your day trips and excursions while enjoying the sunset on the terrace of one of our Croatian villas.

Croatian Culture

Why not discover some of the great Croatian culture whilst self-catering in one of our hand-picked holiday homes? You'll be amazed how much there is to discover, whether you decide to stay in Istria, Kvarner Bay or Dalmatia. Most of the Croatian culture can be traced back to the Middle Ages and it's very exciting to impress your family and friends with some knowledge of ancient times. Visit some of the sights during your self-catering holiday in Croatia and find out more on our website before going on holiday!

  • The heart of the ancient city of Dubrovnik
  • The basilica of Euphrasius at Porec
  • Diocletian’s palace at Split
  • St Jakov’s Cathedral at Sibenik
  • The city of Trogir
  • The Plitvice lakes national park