Sapphire waters to your left. Renaissance façades on your right. Sun-drenched islands on the horizon. Ancient cobblestones beneath your feet. The fragrance of lavender wafting in the breeze. A scenic morning ride, a swim at midday and an impossibly fresh seafood dinner. Your family's new routine. How do you like it?
1 Bike from seaside Split, home to Roman Emperor Diocletian's Palace, through the Dinara Mountains' magnificent karst landscape | Ahoy matey! Families ride to Omi, a coastal town with a colorful pirate history | Splash around in the Adriatic Sea | Savor Croatian cuisine in the coastal village of Duće.
2-3 Hang out and swim at untouched Adriatic beaches | On Brač Island, hike through pine forests, along secluded bays and past the Blaca Hermitage, a captivating 16th-century monastery | Sail to Hvar for a scenic bike ride on the lavender-scented island | Check out Venetian Renaissance architecture in Hvar Town | Linger over a lunch of fresh-caught seafood and regional delicacies | Pause for a seaside gelato.
4 Kayak the coves of the Pakleni Islets, stopping to snorkel or kick back on a tranquil beach | It's a relaxing boat trip to Korčula Island—a great time for reading, socializing or a cannonball off the upper deck! | Explore Vela Luka, a seaside village with over 2,500 hours of annual sunshine! | Grown-ups are treated to a local dinner while kids enjoy their own meal at a pizzeria.
5-6 Awesome island views keep your family pedaling along Korčula's hills past quaint villages and vineyards | Discover the medieval town of Korčula, a treasure trove of stone palaces, and a rumored birthplace of Marco Polo | Marvel at dazzling Dubrovnik's imposing stone fortress walls during a guided walk.