Trip Details

Croatia introduction week is designed for you to see the best of Split and experience the most of Croatia in its original settings. In your journeys, you will visit the old town of Split, a Palace and SV. Duje.

You will also go on a thrilling trip to visit the Klis fortress located 20 km North from Split. This Fortress has a history of Croatian Kings going back to more than 2000 years. The view from the top of the Fortress overlooks picturesque sites of the city of Split and is surrounded by the Mosor mountains and Biokovo. You will be able to walk inside the Fortress among the ruins and imagine the glory of the ancient kingdoms.

In addition, it might be interesting to know that this old Dalmatian Fortress has also featured in the television series Game of Thrones.

You will also try delicious food in Dalmatian restaurants and join a basic Croatian language class and And you will join a traditional cooking session of dalmatian food together with our team.

Vis island would be another unforgettable trip this week where you will go on a 3-hour ferry trip. Vis island is known as the farthest inhabited island in Dalmatia. This island was the base of the army and you will find abandoned military bases combined with archaeological museum and churches. Here you will find a lot of cycling areas, small paths and vineyards and the beautiful coast and the turquoise sea. This beach was also filmed in the Mamma Mia 2 movie.

You will travel to Trogir city by bus and join a guided tour through Trogir and Ciov, and visit a famous market in Split. You can also check out the Croatian arts and crafts at an Art gallery, Mestrovic gallery.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Monday
After breakfast, you will receive a short orientation with an introduction to Croatia. And you will visit the old town of Split, a Palace and SV. Duje. Today you will join a welcome dinner at a traditional Dalmatian food restaurant.

Day 2: Tuesday
In the morning, you will join a thrilling trip to visit the Klis fortress located 20 km North of Split. The view from the top of the Fortress overlooks picturesque sites of the city of Split and is surrounded by the Mosor mountains and Biokovo.

Then you will have lunch in Solin and visit the Cathedral for dinner. You will also join a basic Croatian language class.

Day 3: Wednesday
This morning, you will go on a ferry trip to the Vis island which is the farthest inhabited island in Dalmatia. This island was the base of the army and you will find abandoned military bases combined with archaeological museum and churches. The ferry ride will take about 3 hours but this is not the place you should miss when you are in Croatia. You will have lunch on Vis island and after exploring the island you will return to the accommodation for dinner.

Day 4: Thursday
Today you will travel to Trogir city by bus and join a guided tour through Trogir and Ciov.

Day 5: Friday
This morning you will visit a famous market in Split. And you will join a traditional cooking session of dalmatian food together with our team. In the evening you will visit an Art gallery, Mestrovic gallery and join a delicious goodbye dinner in the city centre.

This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

Trip Accommodation

The second-largest city of Croatia and the largest city of the region of Dalmatia. It is on the eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea. Among other historic sites, the Diocletian’s Palace, built for the Roman emperor in 305 CE is situated here. The city was founded as the Greek colony of Aspálathos in the 3rd or 2nd century BC. Around 650 CE it became a well inhabited city with all amenities. Later, Split became a Byzantine city, to later gradually drift into the sphere of the Republic of Venice and the Kingdom of Croatia, with the Byzantines retaining this city for themselves.

Split has many Museums of repute, telling the varied history of the city and the country as a whole. With the presence of a live and throbbing music scene and a center for sports, Split does not fail to present the visitor with many things to see and do.

The location of your accommodation will be closer to the locations where your programs will be operated. You will also have access to basic facilities within a few kilometers so that you can buy the things you want for your stay while you are staying at this accommodation.

Accommodation & Food
About the Accommodation
You will be sharing your room with other participants on single-gender basis 4-6 people per room. All meals are included 3 meals on weekdays and 2 on weekends.

Facilities
Local restaurants, ATMs, mini marts, and medical facilities are available within 5km radius.

Mandatory Orientation Day
On the Monday of your first week at this location, you will join our orientation day, to familiarize you with the surroundings as well as local culture. Your program will continue as usual from Tuesday onward throughout the rest of the week.

Schedule
Welcome, introduction to Croatia and projects, House rules, Code of Conduct and handling of documents.

Trip Country Info

Croatia

Capital: Zagreb
Language: Croatian
Currency: Kuna (HRK)
Time zone: CET (UTC+1)

Croatia which is located in central and south east Europe is a sovereign state with a diverse climate. It was inhabited by the 6th century AD and currently the tourism industry plays a major role in bringing in the income mostly during the summer which has Croatia being ranked the 18th most popular travel destination in the world. The many islands which are part of the country are blessed with a luscious vegetation with low mountains and highlands with forests. The largest islands that belong to Croatia are Cres and Krk each consisting of an area approximately around 400 square miles. While the country is mostly known for its beautiful beaches, the islands also consists of beautiful rivers such as Sava, Drava, Kupa and Danube, the second largest river of Europe. And in addition to these, Croatia owns a number of multiple deep caves and breathtakingly beautiful lakes which are mostly turquoise to mint green or blue, making them most travelers famous destinations.

Climate
The Croatian climate according to the Köppen climate classification, is described as moderately warm and rainy with an average temperature of about −3 °C in the month of January and 18 °C in the month of July. While the Adriatic coast is considered the warmed parts of Croatia, Lika and Gorski Kotar are considered the coldest areas with snowy forested climates.

Culture
The culture of Croatia is mainly influenced by its geographical location as the representation of four different cultural influences can be seen. There is a mix of both western culture as well as the eastern. But it was in the 19th century that Croatia experienced its most flourishing years related to arts and culture as a result of the Illyrian movement. Croatia can boast about seven sites that managed to be listed under the UNESCO world heritage list in addition to owning ten of world’s intangible cultural masterpieces of UNESCO as Croatia possesses an intangible culture.

Participant Criteria & Requirements

Standard Requirements

No requirements have been provided.

Additional Requirements

No requirements have been provided.

What's included

  • 24/7 support in case of emergencies
  • Accommodation
  • Airport Pick up
  • English speaking coordinator
  • Meals
  • Orientation

What's not included

  • Airport drop off
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Vaccination
  • Visa