Beautiful national parks, the Renaissance cities, ancient ruins - everything is so close. Make the most of Dalmatia and discover the most beautiful locations around Vodice. Hotel Olympia Travel Agency offers numerous attractive trips that are full of wonderful stories about the Dalmatian history and nature.
Let us discover the most beautiful parts of Dalmatia, be part of our story and enjoy the moments that you will surely remember and take home as best memories from Croatia.
We organize guided trips to nature parks, national parks, Dalmatian towns or the med tours such as wine tours, gastronomic visits etc. You can find the complete offer of our travel agency in the lobby of hotel Olympia (A buidling).
According to the legend, the Kornati Islands were formed from a handful of white stones that remained after God had created the world. He threw them into the sea and decided that no alterations were necessary.
The Kornati archipelago is really so fascinating and unique in its beauty and attractiveness that there is no other in Europe, and even the world, to compare it with.
With so many reefs, capes, islands, islets, coves and bays, it truly is a promised land for lovers of nautical beauties. The Kornati Islands are an untouched oasis for those who wish to enjoy bathing in the crystal clear sea, rest in the untouched nature, and enjoy the quiet hours, relaxing and restoring energy before returning to the world.
The Kornati archipelago encompasses 147 islands, islets and reefs making up the total surface area of 69 sq km. They spread from Dugi Otok (The Long Island) to Žirje covering the total surface area of 320 sq km. The National Park encompasses 89 islands and covers the area of 220 sq km.
The Kornati archipelago was named after its largest island, the Kornati Island. The northern coast is more indented and softer than the southern, where there are mostly cliffs steeping down towards the sea.
The Krka National Park is a spacious, largely unchanged region of exceptional and multifaceted natural value, and includes one or more preserved or insignificantly altered ecosystems. It is intended primarily for scientific, cultural, educational, recreational, and tourism activities such as visiting and sightseeing.
It was proclaimed a national park in 1985 and is the seventh national park in Croatia. The Krka National Park is located entirely within the territory of Sibenik- Knin County and encompasses an area of 109 square kilometres along the Krka River: two kilometres downriver from Knin to Skradin and the lower part of the Cikola River. From the flooded part of the mouth, it is 72.5 kilometres in length, making the Krka the 22nd longest river in Croatia. The source of the Krka River is at the base of the Dinaric Mountains, 3.5 kilometres northeast of the base of Knin and 22 meters below Topoljski Slap, Veliki Buk and Krcic Slap, which are noisy cascades in the winter but run dry during the summer.
With its seven travertine waterfalls and a total drop of 242 meters, the Krka River is a natural and carstic phenomenon.
The national park was founded in 1949 and is situated in the mountainous karst area of central Croatia, at the border to Bosnia and Herzegovina. The important north-south road connection, which passes through the national park area, connects the Croatian inland with the Adriatic coastal region.
The protected area extends over 296.85 square kilometers (73,350 acres). About 90% of this area is part of Lika-Senj County, while the remaining 10% is part of Karlovac County.
The national park is world famous for its lakes arranged in cascades. Currently, 16 lakes can be seen from the surface. These lakes are a result of the confluence of several small rivers and subterranean karst rivers.
Due to its unique natural features, magnificent forests and extraordinary geomorphologic structures, the area of Velika and Mala Paklenica was proclaimed a national park in 1949. The main reason for proclaiming this area a national park was the protection of the largest and best preserved forest complex in the territory of Dalmatia, which was threatened by overexploitation. The Paklenica National Park stretches on the area of 95 km2 , on the littoral slope of South Velebit under the zone of highest mountain peaks Vaganski vrh (1752) and Sveto brdo (1753).
It covers the area of torrent flows of Velika Paklenica and Mala Paklenica, and their distinctive canyons carved vertically into the south slopes of Velebit and the broader surrounding area. The relatively small area has an abundance of geomorphological phenomena and forms, diverse flora and fauna, attractive landscapes and intact nature. Diverse habitats in the area of Paklenica, along with elevation stratification, provide a home for diverse fauna
Vransko Lake is a karst field filled with water, and by its position to the world sea level it is a cryptodepression (-4 m). It is elongated and shallow, 2-6 m deep, the shallowest in the northwestern part (0,5-1 m) where it is covered with sedge and reed, and deepest on southeast (4-6 m). In regard to water column mixing frequency, the lake is polymictic (water is constantly mixing).
Water level is not stabile and it depends on the amount of precipitation during the year in the whole lake basin. Water level varies between 1-2 m, with the highest water inflow in spring, and lowest in summer.
Šibenik, a gem in the Croatian Adriatic, is situated along the mouth of Krka on the most picturesque part of the eastern Adriatic coast. As the oldest Croatian autochtonous town it was first mentioned in 1066 during the reign of the Croatian King Kresimir IV.
The rich cultural and historical heritage of the city is visible in the impressive Cathedral of sv. Jakov [St. Jacob], built by the famous architect Juraj Dalmatinac and is under UNESCO protection. Numerous churches, monasteries, palaces and four fortresses 'frame' the city, and also testify to the perseverance, renunciation and faith of generations of people of Šibenik. Šibenik is a city of culture, the host to the only International Children's Festival as well as traditional events such as Dalmatian chanson Evenings.
Such stratification is mirrored in everyday life of Split. Local inhabitants sit in the same cafes, restaurants, shop in the same stores as tourists, giving them the impression that, by arriving to Split, they became a part of the city and its rhythm. The vegetable market and the fish market represent the centre of each family’s life in Split, just as the entire social life of this city of 200 thousand reflects on the Riva (waterfront), where every guest should endeavour to have his coffee alongside noisy, temperamental folk of Split.
Split is much more than glorious architectural scenery. Split is also a venue for excellent gourmet and vine experiences, numerous cultural happenings like film and theatre festivals, exhibitions, excellent museums and concerts.
Trogir is a "treasury of art" or "town museum" according to the famous historian Bernard Berenson. It is one of the most interesting tourist cities on the coast from the first appearance of modern tourism in Croatia during the 19th century. Trogir is truly the jewel of European civilization and culture, with a continuous thread of life and artistic creation in the period of over two millennia.
Zadar is a city of exceptional history and rich cultural heritage, a city of tourism, festivals and fun.
The particularity of the city is irresistible for those who respect and admire historical monuments and cultural heritage, artists, tourists and its citizens. Zadar is surrounded by historical ramparts, a treasury of the archaeological and monumental riches of ancient and medieval times, Renaissance and many contemporary architectural achievements such as the first Sea organs in the world.
Admire the Roman Forum, explore galleries and monuments, taste Mediterranean food and then watch the most beautiful sunset in the world. Zadar will charm you and stay in your heart forever.
Tribunj is a little fishermen village located two kilometers west of the town. Historical core was built on a rocky islet connected with the bridge, and a hill. In the center of the village there is a church of St. Nicholas from the 15th century, one of the oldest buildings in Tribunj.
In the center is a marina with 500 berths. The main attraction is Tribunj donkey race which is in Tribunju held at the beginning of August. On Logorun, island near Tribunj, a society for the protection of donkeys “Croatian Tovar” was founded in order to protect the former “chief assistent of farmers”. It is the first society for the protection of donkeys in the world.