Let us take you to an amazing journey!
On the east coast of the Adriatic you will find the most beautiful pearl of the Mediterranean : Croatia.
Croatia offers alluring landscapes such as the impressive Plitvice lakes, the breathtaking Krka waterfalls and a captivating coastline with thousands of islands. But the country is also blessed with ancient Roman cities and villages, UNESCO monuments in Split, Sibenik, Korcula and Dubrovnik. We organize beautiful bicycle tours through Istria and a quad bike tour through the hinterland of Split. Don’t forget the Adriatic Sea: you can explore the crystal clear waters on a kayak, a speedboat, a sailing yacht or an impressive goolet. This can be arranged as a day trip, but we can also arrange multi-day tours for you. Croatia is also full of culinary surprises, from a delicious peka in a local konoba to a splendid dinner in a Michelin star restaurant, accompanied by unique local wines.
Local Heroes has its own office in Croatia, and we know the best way to travel around. We will turn your trip into a wonderful and memorable journey. And that is a promise!
When to travel?
April to October
250 - 300
Come and explore Croatia with Local Heroes away from the crowds.
Join Daniel for an electric bike ride along the magical Kamenjak Peninsula coast in the southern tip of Istria, or ride through totally different landscapes in the north of Istria: on the famous Paranzana, a former rail track that connects Triest and Porec: visit picturesque towns and villages, cross bridges, pass through tunnels and enjoy the omnipresent vineyards.
Go truffle hunting with a pack of dogs or go on avery special wine excursion with Goran, a true specialist.
In the hinterland of Split we organise a truly special quad bike tour through an enchanted world in which you won’t meet any other tourists, not even in the peak of the season: you’ll encounter hills and valleys, on gravel and backroads, through meadows and along a crystal clear river. Topped of by an amazing local lunch in a beautiful setting.
Let’s get you a Mini Cooper Cabriolet to explore the island of Brac with the wind in your hair, or organize a trekking on Hvar, showing a side of the island that most tourists never get to see.
Explore Croatian national parks with Local Heroes: exclusive, private and away from the crowds.
Plitvice Lakes is the oldest and largest national park in Croatia. With its exceptional natural beauty, this area has always attracted nature lovers and already in 1979 it appeared on the Unesco World Heritage list. The park covers a relatively small area and staying away from the crowds is not easy. But your guide knows Plitvice like no other will lead you smoothly through the park and make sure you have the best possible experience.
KRKA NATIONAL PARK
Krka National Park is a very large park and here it is relatively easy to stay away from the large stream of day visitors. We organise a wonderful ride on electric mountain bikes through this impressive park, far from the crowds. You bike through beautiful landscapes, visit ancient Skradin, enjoy a wonderful lunch after which you have a relaxing boat ride back to your hotel through the Skradin Channel.
ŠIBENIK & KORNATI ARCHIPEL
The best way to explore the amazing Kornati and Šibenik Archipelago’s is to go on board captain Vojo’s boat: The Concho. Vojo is a former coast guard captain and a really nice guy. He knows every island, bay and restaurant in this amazing part of the Adriatic. You can swim and snorkel and you will enjoy beautiful landscapes everywhere you look. We guarantee an unforgettable day at sea.
The Adriatic Sea - the Local Heroes way
Croatia is blessed with a beautiful coastline and hundreds of islands, all surrounded by crystal clear waters. No wonder it is a sailor’s paradise. Snorkeling, swimming, diving or just lazing around. Enjoy a great lunch on board or visit one of the amazing pop up restaurants on the islands. A great time is guaranteed.
DAY-TRIPS ON THE ADRIATIC
Local Heroes offers almost endless opportunities to explore these beautiful water’s on a day trip. You can go kayaking around Dugi Otok with Philip or go on a day tour from Sibenik to explore the Kornati Archipelago with Vojo. On Hvar you can cruise around the island and party in an exclusive beach club with Pascal. From Dubrovnik you can explore the Elafiti Islands with one of Niksa’s amazing speed boats.
MULTIPLE DAYS TOURS
But we also offer a lot of multiple day trips, where you live the luxury life at sea. This can be on board a luxurious yacht, a glamorous catamaran or an impressive goolet, which are mostly rented per week. But we also offer shorter trips: Two, three or four days on a sailing boat from Zadar where you explore the bay, or a two day trip combining Sibenik and Zadar with captain Vojo, staying overnight in a unique glamping site on Zjut island. We can also organize three or four day trips, sailing from Split to Dubrovnik in ultimate James Bond style, on board an impressive speedboat. Just let us know what suits you best and Local Heroes will find the best possible solution.
During the last decade some really spectacular new properties saw the light in Croatia and we are happy to say that we offer a really nice portfolio of very nice accommodations.
In Dubrovnik some of the classical hotels have been revamped into state of the art top properties. Our favorites are Villa Dubrovnik, the Bellevue and the Excelsior hotel. All three are close to the old town, offering amazing facilities. In Brac our favorite is the impeccable Lemon Garden hotel where the old heart of Sutivan was turned into a wonderful hotel. We’re very happy with the opening of the Maslina Resort in Stari Grad on Hvar. In Split we are fans of the Divota concept: top end apartments with hotel service. All of our clients have been in the wonderful Dresort in Sibenik liked it very much. A great base to explore the Kornati Archipelago and Krka National Park. In Zadar the Bastion made a fresh start and provides (together with the Almayer Art hotel) very nice downtown accommodation. In Plitvice we like both the good old Degenija and the brandnew Fenomen hotel. In Zagreb the Esplanade remains our unchallenged favorite. Opatija features Bevanda and the newly opened Ikador. Last but not least Istria has some amazing accommodations: We are Stancija Meneghetti fans from their start. Recently the Grand Park Rovinj hotel made a stunning entree and San Canzian Villa & hotel in the north of Istria stole our hearts right from the moment it opened in 2019.
Lemon Garden hotel in Brac ticks all the boxes. From Split Airport a speedboat takes you in half an hour to this amazing place. No efforts were spared to turn the heart of the beautiful village of Sutivan on the island of Brac into a world class accommodation. All the rooms are different and very tastefully decorated. The food is amazing: Ante Udovicic is a passionate chef who loves to use the local ingredients from the islands and the surrounding sea. We’ll arrange a Mini Cabriolet to explore the island of Brac, after which their idyllic private Beach club is the perfect place to relax and laze around.
If you want to feel like a modern and very comfortable Robinson Crusoe we strongly advise to spend one or two nights on the island of Zjut in the Kornati Archipelago. Just three glamping tents built on a small hill overlooking the crystal cler sea and the surrounding islands. The boat trip there from Zadar or Sibenik already gives you the best possible impression of one of the most beautiful parts of the Adriatic sea. Snorkelling, swimming, and enjoy an amazing lunch on one of the many islands. The tents are just a stone throw away from Festa, one of the best restaurants in the entire Adriatic.
Split turned from a ferry port to the islands into a very popular and busy destination. Lots of hotels, bars, shops and restaurants in the alleys and squares of the old town and Dioclethian’s Palace. And tourists all over the place. Divota Apartments is a unique project in Veli Varos, the once notorious neighbourhood between the old town and Marjan Park. A number of original town houses have impeccably been restored into rooms and apartments. You truly feel like you’re living the local life. But you also have the excellent service of a central reception and every morning you are spoiled with an amazing breakfast.
A catamaran is probably the best way to explore the beautiful coast and islands of Croatia. It is the summa cum laude of luxury and privacy. Your floating hotel has all the space and luxury you could ask for. Beautiful cabins with private bathrooms and amazing lounge and dining areas, both inside and outside. Your crew will take very good care of you and take you wherever you want to go. Spend your days lazing around, swimming, reading and snorkeling. Or use one of the watertoys and go supping, water skiing or make an adrenaline tour on a waterscooter. Or explore one of the islands during the day. At night moor in a harbour or next to restaurant and enjoy the best the Croation kitchen and vineyards
We tailor make every trip and that is not an empty phrase. We design your trip from scratch and no two holidays are the same.
Do you have a bucket list or do you want to be surprised? What is your balance between nature and culture? Do you want to be active or do you prefer a more laid back trip? Tell us about your special interests, hobby’s, passions.
The best trips are often those that intelligently combine different elements into a balanced holiday. And the more we know about you, the easier it is for us to make sure your trip will be the perfect mix.
DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS?
We’re always on-hand to help you plan your bespoke trip.
A good starting point is to send an email or submit your online request form, so we get a good idea of what you are looking for. After that we can discuss the details over a phone- or video call. We get to know each other, share ideas and discuss the various options, putting human interaction back in the world. All our contact details can be found here.