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Okrug – Beaches, coves and clear blue sea

With over 2500 sunny hours a year, Okrug is one of the most attractive tourist destinations in Croatia.

All of those sunny days have a positive impact on the climate of this lesser-known place, meaning the average temperature is around a warm 16.3 ° C. But sunny weather is only one of the many reasons to visit Okrug.

A beautiful, sunny tourist destination

Okrug is actually split into areas: the upper, which is called Gornji, and the lower, which is called Donji. Within both, there are many restaurants and traditional Dalmatian taverns with a wide selection of local specialties.  Though if you are visiting during the summer, one of Okrug’s fishing festivals are the place to eat. It’s coastal surrounding provide the best seafood! Followed by a glass of local wine and traditional folk songs, you’ll get the full Dalmatian experience.

Fresh fish, cooked the authentic way

One of the obvious advantages of this warm, coastal location (aside from the amazing food) is the opportunity for adventure. Littered with small coves and beaches to explore, you’ll never tire of discovering a new, hidden treasure. But where the land ends is just the beginning.

The clear sea is a great place to indulge in water sports. Above the water, you can sail, water-ski and paraglide to name a few. Dive under the crystal clear water and enjoy a game of water polo or scuba dive along the coast.

Reaching further outside of the coast is the nearby archipelago. The cluster of islands and islets such as Solta, Veliki and Mali Drvenik are easily accessible by boat.

Island Fumija is just one of the nearby places to explore

From this central location, you can visit a variety of other places. The UNESCO-protected Trogir is nearby - a 3000-year-old city that provides a look back into the rich history of the Croatian area.  If it’s culture you’re looking for, you could follow the Marian pilgrimage to nearby Bosnia and Herzegovina.  There is also the opportunity to visit Krka National Park, filled with beautiful waterfalls and the opportunity of swimming underneath them.

Krka National Park is a place of intense beauty.

When visiting Okrug, there are a variety of places you can stay. From apartments and houses to villas and private homes, there is a place to suit everyone. If you really want to get in touch with the natural beauty of the area, there are also campsites in the area.

Whatever you are looking for in a vacation, you’ll find in abundance in Okrug in Croatia. For more information, get in touch with their tourism board.

T/F: 00385 21 887 311
E-mail: tzo.okrug@st.t-com.hr