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This introductory trip explores the idyllic Croatian coastline, and is located on the historic island of Krapanj. The swims are a combination of island hopping and coastal swims with distances averaging 3km a day and are designed for those who prefer shorter swim distances and would like more time to relax or have less open water experience.
Take this trip and visit the Croation islands of Zlarin, Šibenik and the twin islands of Obanjan & Sokal.
During the tour you will visit some of the most isolated islands in the Adriatic Sea including Zlarin which has been inhabited for 700 years and where cars are banned. Many of the islands visited on the tour are uninhabited and their natural beauty is untouched.
The trip brings together swimming and walking, so that our swims take in some of the most beautiful places in Croatia, such as swimming in the isolated Zlarin lagoon, climbing to the highest point of Mount Klepac, swimming in the vast Lake Visovac and the historic Šibenik Channel. As well as visiting the 15th Century St. Nicholas Fortress.
There is also the chance to snorkel just off the coast of the deeply forested island of Oblik and see the preserved coral beds of the Obanjan and Sokol twin islands.
Fully guided tour with full safety escort for the number of days specified in the tour summary, swim guiding, technique analysis, accommodation; breakfast and lunch.
What's not included?
The prices do not include:
- Travel to and from the start of the tour.
- Evening meal
These temperatures are indicative only and can change on a daily/weekly basis
There are 2 main walks on this trip with the longest being 6.5km on a walking track across the island of Zlarin and a short walk across the island of Krapanj. An alternate means of transport can be arranged if necessary. We would advise that appropriate walking shoes to be worn for all walks.
Equipment to bring along with you
In addition to “normal” daily clothes, you will need to bring the following:
*It is advisable to have a pair of tinted goggles to cater for the sun’s glare off the sea during swims.
Swim Hats, Flippers, Rashvests and Wetsuits
Please note that SwimTrek will supply swim hats. We will have a limited supply/range of flippers, rashvests and wetsuits available on the trip, but we cannot guarantee sizes for all. If you have your own flippers, rashvest and wetsuit we would recommend you bring these with you in order to maximise your enjoyment of the trip.
This trip has a maximum group size of 15 people. The group will be split into 3 based on speed. Each group is accompanied by their own safety escort/vessel.
To get to Krapanj, you can fly into either Split or Zadar. There are a number of scheduled services to from various British and European cities.
A pre-arranged taxi can be organised by contacting your hotel directly. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org (approx £65 per car)
Public Transport Options from Split Airport
Split to Trogir
Once outside the airport terminal building, make your way to the far side of the car park. The number 37 bus leaves from here and will take you to Trogir where it will terminate at the main bus station (buses leave every 30 minutes). The fare is approximately 15 Kuna (£1.50) and the journey will take 10 minutes.
Trogir to Brodarica
Change at Trogir Bus Station for the bus to either Zadar or Rijeka. Both buses should all stop at the Brodarica ferry line for Krapanj but always best to check with the driver. The fare from Trogir to Brodarica should be around 45 Kuna (£5) and the journey should take around 1 hour. If for some reason the bus does not stop in Brodarica, you can go into Sibenik and take a taxi from here to Brodarica for around 60 Kuna (£6.50).
Public Transport Option from Zadar Airport
Zadar Airport to Zadar
Once outside the terminal the bus to Zadar stops on the right hand side. You need to get off at the main bus station in Zadar. The journey takes roughly 20 minutes and costs around 25Kuna (£2.80).
Zadar to Brodarica
Catch the bus to Split or Dubrovnik. Both buses should stop at the Brodarica ferry line for Krapanj (stop after Sibenik) but always check with the driver. This part of the journey costs roughly 80Kuna (£9) and takes around 1 and a half hours.
Brodarica to Krapanj
The hotel has a complimentary boat service which will pick you up from Brodarica and take you across to Krapanj from the mainland. You MUST contact the hotel to let them know what time you will require this service to pick you up at.
We are based at the Hotel Spongiola for the duration of the trip. The hotel is 4 star accommodation with most of the rooms having sea views all helping to give this trip a more luxurious feel. All rooms are based on twin-share and all have en-suite facilities. Single Supplements will apply and there is limited availability
All breakfasts and lunches are included. Dinners are not included, but this gives the ability to choose where, when and with who you would like to dine.
You should bring extra money with you to cover such items as entertainment, dinner, Krka National park entry, souvenirs, etc. The local currency is Croatian Kuna and it is advised to draw local currency out before arriving on the island. You can exchange currency at the post office or there is a cash machine at Sibenik. However, there are no cash machines/ATMs on Krapanj. Most restaurants will need to be paid in cash and allow around 180 Kuna per day. This will vary per person.
Passports and Visas
You require a full passport, that should be valid for 6 months beyond the expected length of stay. You should check if you require a visa. Most nationalities including EU, US, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand citizens do not require a visa to enter Croatia. Visa regulations do change. Please check!
There are no essential vaccination requirements for Croatia, but you should ensure that your tetanus and polio are up to date.
Located on the picturesque and peaceful island of Krapanj, this hotel is a fantastic base to explore the Dalmatian Coast.