10 Best party destinations in Croatia
When you book a boat with Nava Charter, you may want to spend your holiday partying it up at a different location every single night. And, that’s the best part of having a boat.
One thing is certain: fun will find you wherever you go. So, to get you in the mood, we bring you the list of 10 most popular party destinations in Croatia.
Party islands in Croatia
It is safe to say that this place offers a life changing perspective of summer holidays. All summer long, suntanned youngsters attend electronic music festivals at Zrće beach near Novalja. But Pag island has so much more to offer. Enjoy some of Croatia’s best delicacies: Pag cheese, Pag lamb and Pag salt. And let’s not forget, Pag lace as an important part of Pag, that has been inscribed in UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
Pag also hosts numerous festivals. The Hideout Music Festival has very diverse line-ups that could please every taste (not taking place in September 2021, next edition planned in July 2022). Sonus is a major electronic event in Croatia (the festival will be held no sooner than August 2022). However, if rap music is more your cup of tea, then you should know that Fresh Island is billed as #1 Hip Hop Beach Festival in Europe (also postponed until 2022). Festivals that will take place in 2021 are We Still Dance (19 – 23 August 2021), Barrakud Festival (8 – 13 August 2021), Amnesia 48hr Ibiza Takeover in Croatia (25 – 27 July 2021)
In summer, the pace of life in Hvar seems to be slowing down to accommodate all the partying that happens all night, every night. Breakfast starts no sooner than 11am and by 10pm, everyone is glammed-up again and back out on the streets, in bars overlooking the sea, by pools, or on terraces beneath the stars.
It should come as no surprise that partying in Hvar is pricey. Unlike other Croatian islands, Hvar is an elite destination. Enjoy your cocktail of fun and sun, as did Prince Harry, back in his days. Furthermore, Beyoncé and Jay Z, Princess Caroline of Monaco, Eva Longoria, and Gwyneth Paltrow were just some of the celebrities spotted enjoying themselves in the sunniest island of Croatia. Read more about Hvar in this blog!
There’s something for everyone on the island of Brac: parties, classical and pop music concerts, educational experiences, sports activities, or just a relaxing holiday by the sea. For this reason, the island has been attracting visitors of all kinds. Even the Hollywood actor Rami Malek spent his summer appreciating the riches of this beautiful island.
Before visiting Brac, we recommend you read this blog!
The island is lush and hilly, rich with vineyards, olive groves and peaceful villages. Korcula town is nowhere near as crowded as Dubrovnik and noticeably more peaceful than Hvar town. As calm and idyllic as it might seem, Korcula never runs short of lively entertainment. In case you grew weary of the same type of club music, make sure to check out the Boogie Jungle, located approximately 3 km from the center of Korcula. There are regular themed events, such as the 80’s nights.
With sandy shorelines, olive groves, vineyards, salted lakes, and dense forests, Mljet holds a reputation as Croatia’s greenest island. Local specialties here include goat’s cheese, eel, and red wine. Prince Charles has visited the island twice and was enchanted by its beauty.
Party hot spots on the mainland
Tisno is technically on the island of Murter but is connected to the mainland by a drawbridge so we’ll list it as part of the mainland. The town is famous for its numerous historical sites, but don’t be fooled by its sleepy appeal. This cute little town has lately gained a reputation as host to a series of high-profile music festivals, such as Dimensions Festival (July 2021), Hospitality On The Beach (July 2021), Love International (July 2021), Suncébeat Festival (July 2021) or Outlook festival (29 of July – 3 August). These festivals are held at The Garden Resort site.
The reason why we love Tisno so much is that it offers the best of both worlds. It is a place where you can party really hard while still having plenty of options if you want to escape the madding crowds of The Garden.
Between 24 churches, six monasteries, museums, an aquarium, and four fortresses there’s a lot of culture to experience in Sibenik. For natural beauty, head out to one of the offshore islands, or Krka Waterfalls National Park. That’s why Sibenik is more of a family friendly destination with very convenient prices.
Croatia’s second-largest city is an alluring place. Facing the twinkling Adriatic, and with dramatic mountains behind, its setting is stunning. Split’s historic old town dates back to Roman times. Here you’ll find the majority of must-see sights in Split, including the astonishing Diocletian’s Palace. As far as the price lists are concerned, Split is a place where you can easily stay on a budget but if you feel a bit indulgent, the options are endless.
After a night out we highly recommend taking a stroll through the hillside pines of Marjan Forest Park, which hides several small churches. It is a wonderful place to flush the hangover out of the system.
Finally, this blog includes all the best things to do in Split!
Due to its geographical position, located under the spectacular mountain of Biokovo, Makarska is an example of fantastic contrasts of stone, sea and Mediterranean vegetation. This beautiful scenery has long seduced visitors and as a result, the city is full of life during the summer.
Dubrovnik is one of Europe’s most magnificent seaside spots. Many A-list celebrities make an appearance on their megayachts in the old city port to relax and enjoy all the charms of the city, ranging from Russian billionaire Roman Abramovič or Tom Cruise to pop singer Beyonce. Dubrovnik was a prominent Game of Thrones filming location, and the Croatian city keeps alluring fans of the series ever since. Unfortunately, as the number of tourists increases, so do the costs of visiting Dubrovnik.
Are you ready to start partying?
Croatia is a place full of amazing party locations. Regardless of which one your choose, you are definitely going to have the time of your life!