Family Fun in Split 2018 – Donkey Racing

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Family fun in Split 2018 – Donkey Racing Tribunj Donkey Racing – Tribunj. August 1 2018 For over half a century, 12 local plucky amateurs, dressed in traditional gear, and some equally stubborn donkeys have gathered to race around the village of Tribunj a number of times in what is a riot of colour and all round silliness. Augmented with …

Family fun in Split 2018 – The Alka Jousting Festival. Experience the real Croatia

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Family fun in Split 2018 The Alka Festival – Sinj Sunday, 5th August 2018 Just an hours drive from Split, Sinj is famous for its annual Sinjska alka, a medieval joust that celebrates the townsfolk’s victory over the Ottomans – contestants, clad in eighteenth-century costume, gallop down a steeply sloping street at the southern end of town and attempt to …

The Gecko takes on the Jewish Tour of Split

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The Gecko team recently took to the streets of Split to find out about the Jewish history of Split. Many cities have a rich Jewish cultural history and Split is no exception. We are guided on our tour by Lea Altarac, a member of the small Jewish community in Split. What follows is a fascinating account of how the Jews …

A Wine Buff’s Tour – Imotski

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We’ve long enjoyed Croatian wine – a pretty well kept secret in our view – so we decided to showcase Imotski, an area not far from Split and well known for its fine wine. We gathered in Split in the rain and cold in late November 2017 – a few of the Gecko Tours team and some friends… The blog …

Peljesac peninsula wine festival

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As you already know, the Gecko team continues to explore Croatia to expand our offering of the many wonderful things to do here … This time the Gecko team went to the “Croatian Napa Valley”, a place where you can taste the best Croatian wines: Peljesac peninsula. The Peljesac wine festival is a fairly new event and this was just …