What you'll do
Modern art, Renaissance palaces, Roman ruins. Welcome to Croatia—Italy's less-trodden neighbor on the Adriatic Sea. This Mediterranean marvel is more than the crystalline waters of its pristine shores. Join in this journey focused on art and architecture. Our expert guides will show us tucked-away corners of famous sites—such as Diocletian's Palace in Split—and far-flung towns on Brač, the island where the stone used to build the ancient palace came from. But even more impressive is the insider's perspective on modern Adriatic art our guides will share with us. In Zagreb, we'll learn about an intriguing yet little-known 1960s art movement. The group, New Tendencies, was the first to turn to the computer in anticipation of new media and digital art. Although our focus is on all things art, Croatian hospitality is irrepressible. Along the way, we’ll stay in atmospheric accommodations—replete with visually arresting architectural details—and meet local artisans as we savor Croatian cheese, olive oil, and wine. More than a visually inspiring journey, these ten days will prove that Croatia has it all. This trip is offered by Atlas Obscura. Once you've reserved your spot, our team will be in touch to help you prepare for the trip. This trip is limited to 12 travelers.
- Meals and stays included
Every adventure is fully planned, from activities to accommodations.
- Led by locals
Adventures are hosted by local insiders who immerse you in their culture.
- One-of-a-kind access
Explore places and communities you can't easily access on your own.
9 breakfasts, 4 dinners, 3 lunches, snacks
Water, tea, coffee, wine, beer
9 nights in a hotel
1 ferry ride, 1 bus ride, 1 boat ride
Where you'll be
After meeting in the heart of Zagreb, we'll spend ten days exploring some of the most artistically and architecturally fascinating parts of the country—making our way to Zadar, Šibenik, Split, Brač, and Pučišća before looping back to Zagreb.
Paisley At Atlas Obscura
I'm your Atlas Obscura Trip Coordinator. Since 2016, Atlas Obscura has been offering unusual trips to the world’s most extraordinary places. Our itineraries are developed in close collaboration with the locals and insiders who host them—our global community of explorers, artists, researchers, and experts who grant us access to unique places and amazing experiences. Elaine Ritchel will be leading your trip. Elaine is a museum geek and aesthete who fell in love with Croatia while couchsurfing across the country. After completing thesis research on Croatian sculptor Ivan Meštrović, she moved to Zagreb and spent years visiting studios, writing about Croatian artists, and secretly baking cookies for a local cafe. Though Elaine now lives in Santa Fe where she runs art tours, she regularly returns to her favorite seaside villages of Croatia.
In partnership with Atlas Obscura
An Atlas Obscura Adventure
This trip is hosted by Atlas Obscura, the definitive guide to the world’s hidden wonders.
Atlas Obscura’s mission is to inspire wonder and curiosity about the world we all share. Atlas Obscura chronicles hidden places, incredible histories, scientific marvels, and gastronomical wonders. It also creates and curates unusual trips and experiences across the globe.
Things to keep in mind
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Up to 9 guests ages 18 and up can attend. The activity level for this adventure is moderate. The total cost of this trip is $4,835. For those traveling solo, single accommodations can be provided, subject to availability, at an additional cost of…
This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.
10 day adventure
Art & Architecture in Croatia