Travel to Split and Croatia music festivals
Bookings for sailing Croatia are filling up fast, which means many of you will be investigating your options of traveling into Croatia and what to do once you hit the sunny shores of the Adriatic sea!
Travelling to Split:
Flights into Split, where the MedSailors Croatia sailing holidays depart from, are widely available at the moment, and you will be able to bag a relatively low cost option if you make haste and book as soon as you can. We have recently been shouting about Travelzoo’s announcement of new cheap flights into Split, check it out on Travelzoo! Other popular airlines to keep an eye on are Jet2 and EasyJet and make sure you check flight price comparison websites such as Cheapflights and Skyscanner for deals; they are regularly updated.
MedSailors Croatia sailing trips departure dates coincide with the start dates of the music festival season in Croatia. The following festivals represent the cream of electronic music festivals globally and they have in the past few years been lauded for their celebrated bohemian atmospheres as well as line-ups to die for!
Confirmed music festival dates are:
InMusic 24-26 June, Island of Youth at Zagreb’s Lake Jarun (MedSailors sailing tour departs Split: 29 June)
Hideout 3-5 July, Zrce Beach on Island of Pag (MedSailors sailing tour departs Split: 22 June, 6 July)
The Garden Festival 3-10 July, The Garden in Tisno (MedSailors sailing tour departs Split: 22 June)
Elephant 11-15 July, The Garden in Tisno (MedSailors sailing tour departs Split: 6, 20 July)
Soundwave 18-22 July, The Garden in Tisno (MedSailors sailing tour departs Split: 6 and 27 July)
Travelling to Festival Locations:
Zagreb: Word on the street is that bus travel times are shorter than trains in Croatia- but you should expect at least a 5 hour journey. Buses are inexpensive and easy to book locally. The train is of the modern German variety, so they are very comfortable and state of the art, not to mention covering an extremely scenic route. Book with Seat 61.
Island of Pag: Take the 3 hour bus to Zadar (which you can book locally as well, but check here for more details) and then a short bus ride to Pag island.
Tisno: Also situated about an hour’s travel from Split by bus, this is an easy route to book locally or, if you prefer private travel, you can book a transfer.
MedSailors does also recommend hiring a car from a local company and making your way to your destination yourself. Croatian roads are very scenic and nothing beats a road trip with friends! Car hire companies in Croatia are reputable and reliable… just remember your map!
Festival image courtesy of Soundwavecroatia.com