PHOTO: SERGIO GOBBO, HTZ

CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL FAMILY HOLIDAY

Established in 1958, the International Children’s Festival celebrates the creativity and imagination of children, making Šibenik the center of the world of children. The old city centre is transformed into a huge playground for children from all over the world. Through play, they can express themselves in artistically, whether it is drama, film, painting, music or literature. Being a part of a theatre play with educational and cultural programmes, is a special experience for both kids and adults. Here you will meet and take part in storytelling, performances, puppet shows, film and drama programmes, various workshops and much more. Enjoy some family time in medieval Šibenik with the International Children’s Festival, visits to the Krka National Park and Kornati, and various open-air activities. With our programme, you will never be bored, and you will create family memories to last a lifetime.

ŠIBENIKPLUS

  • HR-22000 Šibenik,
  • Obala palih omladinaca 7
  • HR-AB-22-15010007318
  • +358 (0)22 410 259
  • +358 (0)22 410 259
  • www.sibenikplus.com
  • info@sibenikplus.com

The travel package ranges from three to eight days. The activity programme for a four-day package includes:

Day 1 – tour of Šibenik;

Day 2 – the islands of the Šibenik archipelago – Prvić, Zlarin, the fortress of St. Nicholas;

Day 3 – the Krka National Park;

Day 4 – the Kornati National Park. Participation in festival activities is available every day during the festival.

The package is available from June 21st to September 1st for 1 family or more families together. Accommodation is available in select private housing, family run hotels or villas, while transport can be arranged according to preference.

AN ENCOUNTER WITH BIRDS AND NATURE

Despite the fact that Croatia is a small country, it is a highly positioned in terms of its biodiversity in Europe. In the beautiful vicinity of the Dalmatian Šibenik region, while spending their time in the outdoors, the bird watchers and lovers of untouched nature will find peace and pleasure watching birds. A unique birdwatching tour begins on the island of Pag, at the ornithological reserve Velo and Malo Blato, Kolansko blato or the accumulation lake Vlacina, a habitat to different swamp species. Our next stop is Vransko Lake, a natural phenomenon and the largest natural lake in Croatia. Our tour includes bird watching by boat through the Šibenik archipelago and the channel of Saint Anthony, a visit to the Guduča River, an important area for ornithologists, the Krka National Park and the Falconry center (a rehabilitation center). Go ahead and accept the world of nature with curiosity and joy!

ŠIBENIKPLUS

  • HR-22000 Šibenik,
  • Obala palih omladinaca 7
  • HR-AB-22-15010007318
  • +358 (0)22 410 259
  • +358 (0)22 410 259
  • www.sibenikplus.com
  • info@sibenikplus.com

The travel package ranges from three to eight days. The activity programme for a three-day package includes:

Day 1 – visiting Pag, birdwatching by boat;

Day 2 – visiting Vransko lake and the Falconry centre;

Day 3 – visiting the Krka National Park and the Guduča River.

The package is available from March through August for groups of 2 to 8 people. Accommodation is available in select private housing or three or fourstar hotel, while transport is arranged for the programme, additional arrangements are possible.

PRUKLJAN LAKE SAILING TOUR WITH VISITING MISTICAL ISLAND OF STIPANAC

Prukljan Lake is the setting of many legends inspired by the beauty and secrecy of nature. Connected to the Stipanac Island, is the folk legend of Gavan and his wife Gavanuša who demeaned a beggar by kicking him bread with her foot beneath the table, not knowing that he was an angel in disguise. For this harm, the Gavan Court, as well as Gavan and his wife, were sunk in the lake. Feel the spirit of the past admiring the still visible remains of the ancient church of Saint Stephen from the 12th century, from which the island got its name - Stipanac. During the boat ride, take a look at the depths and you will see the path at the bottom of the bay that once connected the island with the mainland (which, according to legend, was not an island at all). Look for some hidden sign of ancient life from the time of the ancient Romans in the protected area of the Prukljan Bay.

ACTIVE DESTINATION

  • HR-22222 Skradin,
  • Težačka 2
  • HR-AB-22-110060764
  • +385 (0)92 185 9057
  • +385 (0)22 338 543
  • www.active-destination.com
  • info@active-destination.com

The travel package ranges from one to of three days. The activity programme for a three-day package includes:

Day 1 – sailing the Prukljan Lake;

Day 2 – visiting the 12th century church of St. Stephen;

Day 3 – free form visit / exploration of the Stipanac island.

The package is available from April to November (or throughout the year) for groups of five to 25 people. Accommodation is available in private housing or three or fourstar hotels, while transport can be arranged by bus or minibus.

GUDUĆA ORNITHOLOGICAL RESERVE VISIT

Birds hold something unattainable for us humans. They are free in the flight and we kind of envy them. Approach them in the spring or early summer and visit the Guduča ornithological reserve. On this unique occasion, sailing a noiseless boat, kayaking or canoeing, watch the birds from the surface of the water or from the Guduča gazebo. More than 153 bird species live here, of which 30 are endangered. The protected area of the Guduča reserve will receive you warmly as you become one with nature - enjoy its beauty, experience harmony and peace with the many rare species of birds. You will learn about the history of this region, live nature and be a part of it. Look for additional ways of being acquainted with nature - by cycling or by tasting the distinctive food and drinks of this region. Is there a better way to vacation and relax?

ACTIVE DESTINATION

  • HR-22222 Skradin
  • Težačka 2
  • HR-AB-22-110060764
  • +385 (0)92 185 9057
  • +385 (0)22 338 543
  • www.active-destination.com
  • info@active-destination.com

The travel package ranges from one to three days. The activity programme for a three-day package includes:

Day 1 – sailing to the Guduča reserve, birdwatching by boat;

Day 2 – drive through the reserve, birdwatching from the Guduča viewpoint;

Day 3 – kayaking or canoeing to the reserve, birdwatching.

The package is available throughout the year for groups of 5 to 30 people. Accommodation is available in select private housing or three or four-star hotel, while transport can be arranged via private car or bus.

MEET SKRADIN

Skradin is a town with narrow paved streets, passages, archways and stairs where the entire old town centre is a protected cultural monument. We will take you on a unique walk through the ancient Skradin, a romantic town where the Krka River dips into the Adriatic Sea. The tour starts at the Mala Gospa Square, named after the Church of Blessed Virgin Mary, or as locals call it, Mala Gospa, built in the late-baroque style. What is interesting about Skradin is its kampanel (church bell tower), which was raised on the closest cliff because of its weight. Built in 1872 by the former Skradin bishop, Antun Stjepan Trevisan, the tower is considered a symbol of this city. To make an impressive memory and take in one of the area’s most beautiful views, we will walk together to the medieval fort of Pavao Šubić Bribirski or Turin, built on the site of the old Liburnian fortress.

ACTIVE DESTINATION

  • HR-22222 Skradin
  • Težačka 2 HR-AB-22-110060764
  • +385 (0)92 185 9057
  • +385 (0)22 338 543
  • www.active-destination.com
  • info@active-destination.com

The travel package ranges from one to two days. The activity programme for a two-day package includes:

Day 1 – breakfast, visit to the Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary;

Day 2 – breakfast, visiting the Church of St. Spyridon, walk to Turina.

The package is available throughout the year for groups of five to 30 people. Accommodation is available in three or four-star hotels, while transport can be personal or agency arranged either by bus or mini bus.

A WEEKEND OF SHIPS AND STONES

Discover the rich history of the island of Murter, the traditional values and facts about our region and the importance of preserving heritage. We will tell you how the inhabitants of the island of Murter used to live. We will introduce you to unique wooden shipbuilding, where a master shipbuilder will teach you about how the famous Betina gajeta (fishing sailboat) used to be made, possibly even organizing a small internal regatta on Latin sails. Leave your mark on nature by building your own drywall construction typical for this region. Taste the local specialties and wines in the spirit of traditional regional customs. We will take you back to the ancient Roman era by visiting a number of archaeological sites. Finally, go on a treasure hunt with us in a game of Geocaching. We will not look for gold, but hidden cache boxes found using GPS.

LEVANT INFO SERVIS

  • HR-22244 Betina,
  • Dolac 93a
  • HR-AB-22-15010004189
  • +385 (0)22 435 709
  • www.levant.hr
  • info@levant.hr

The travel package is arranged to last three days. The activity programme for a three-day package includes:

Day 1 – guest welcome, check in, welcome drinks; a visit to the Betina Museum of Wooden Shipbuilding – interior exhibit, dinner and tasting;

Day 2 – a visit to the Church of St. Rocco; a visit to a rural estate with wine and food tasting; dinner;

Day 3 – visiting the Betina Museum of Wooden Shipbuilding – exterior exhibit.

The package is exclusively available in the preseason and postseason for groups of five to 20 people. Accommodation is available in selected family housing.

MAY PROCESSION WEEK ON MURTER

Two Christian holidays are celebrated at the beginning of May in Jezera on the island of Murter. The celebration of Saint Constant takes place on the nearby Kružak hill in the church of Saint Constant, which was built as a votive church for the patron against malaria. The inhabitants of Jezera who had been suffering from malaria since 1780 built the church. In the bay of Saint Nicholas, the first Sunday of May is marks the celebration of the dedication of the Saint Nicholas church, the oldest church on the island of Murter, dating back to the 15th century. On this day, the people of Jezera sail on tasselled boats carrying the statue of St. Nicholas from the Jezera bay to the Saint Nicolas bay, where a ceremonial mass is held followed by a special programme. Join the numerous pilgrims in search of peace in these processions, replenishing their souls, enjoying cultural content, folklore performances and various handicrafts displays.

T. A. BISAGE

  • HR-22242 Jezera,
  • Put Zaratića 3
  • HR-AB - 22-15010006416
  • +385 (0)22 438 465,
  • +385 (0)22 438 453,
  • 385 (0)98 593 799
  • www.murter-apartmani.net
  • info@murter-apartmani.net

The travel package ranges to last a minimum of four days. The activity programme for a fourday package includes:

Day 1 – ceremonial mass and procession to St. Constant’s church, Dalmatian specialities lunch;

Day 2 – folklore performance and fishermen’s night;

Day 3 – visit to the local museum, handicrafts displays and workshops, Dalmatian specialities dinner;

Day 4 – celebration of the dedication of the St. Nicholas church.

The package is available from May 1st to May 7th for groups of 10 to 40 people. Accommodation is available in three-star properties, while transport can be arranged according to preference.