Croatia Coast and Islands

A walking holiday on the Dalmatian coast and islands of Croatia




From $1,460 Land only

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Holiday Overview


  • Hike to Mount Snijeznica - the highest peak in southern Croatia
  • Explore the UNESCO city of Dubrovnik `Pearl of the Adriatic`
  • Beautiful walking on the islands of Korcula, Lopud and Mljet
  • Experience on foot the walls and coastline of magical Ston

With its relaxed Mediterranean ambience, stunningly beautiful medieval towns and villages, fantastic food, lush national parks and plenty of sunshine, the Dalmatian Coast offers some of the most scenically dramatic coastal walking in Europe.  This spectacular holiday explores the very best of the Dalmatian Coast and its areas of outstanding natural beauty, including the beautiful islands of Lopud, Korcula and Mljet, with its own national park.  We'll wander through vineyards in the lovely Konavle countryside, hike to the top of Mount Snijeznica, the highest point in Southern Croatia, stride out along the ancient walls of Ston on the Peljesac peninsula and take in the forested ridges of Korcula Island, once home to Marco Polo!  Travelling in true Croatian style by local ferry, we climb to the highest points of beautiful Lopud and lush Mljet for stunning views over the coast.  On each of our 5 walking days we will have a moderately paced hike of between 10 and 15km plus plenty of opportunities for sightseeing and time to relax by the sea.  The holiday ends with a day in the unique UNESCO walled city of Dubrovnik, known as the pearl of the Adriatic.  With its ochre-tiled roofs, stone towers and stunning walls, which rise from an azure blue sea, Dubrovnik is one of the world's most beautiful cities, offering a feast of medieval architecture and baroque churches interlaced with pavement cafes hidden down secluded lanes and alleyways.  Croatia remains one of Europe's most beautiful destinations and this excellent coastal holiday shows you all the best bits on foot!

Is this holiday for you?

The walking on this Croatia Coast and Islands holiday is not particularly difficult or sustained.  On each day we will have an optional hike of around 10 to 15km with ascents typically between 150 and 225 metres.  We will be walking on a variety of trails from quiet country roads to rough paths through the trees and along the coast and also on the walls at Ston.  In general the paths are good with no difficult sections and no degree of exposure.  While there is sufficient walking on each day to satisfy regular hikers, it is intended that this should be a relaxing holiday with a gentle pace.

Brief Itinerary

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  • Meet at group hotel in Konavle Valley. A single timed transfer from Dubrovnik Airport is provided.
  • Transfer to Kuna village. Walk to the summit of Mount Snijeznica (1234m). Return to Konvale Valley.
  • Transfer to Dubrovnik and ferry to Lopud to explore the island. Transfer to the walled town of Ston.
  • Explore the walls and coastline of Ston. Transfer to the lush island of Mlijet.
  • Explore the National Park of Mljet to the viewpoint of Montokuc. Transfer by ferry to Orebic.
  • Walk to Franciscan monastery on St. Ilija hill. Water taxi to explore Korcula. Transfer to Orebic.
  • Transfer to Dubrovnik and day at leisure to explore the city.
  • Departure Day. A single timed transfer to Dubrovnik airport is provided.
Sun 04 Oct - Sun 11 Oct Code CCI /06/15/ Adult$1,460 Status Departed
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We sell this holiday on a Land Only basis and recommend that you book your flights to Dubrovnik. A group transfer is provided from Dubrovnik Airport to the first night's accommodation. Please refer to the 'Joining Arrangements and Transfers' section of the trip dossier for further details.

Flights SHOULD NOT be booked until you have received your booking confirmation and the trip is showing 'Guaranteed to Run' or 'Limited'.

If flying from the UK there are a number of low cost airlines offering flights to Dobrovnik. These include Easyjet who have flights from London and Edinburgh, Monarch who have flights from London and Manchester and Jet 2 who have flights from Manchester, Leeds and Edinburgh. Other airports may be available. Click on the 'Flight information' link below for further information on booking low cost airlines. Alternatively if you would prefer to book a 'flight inclusive package' using scheduled airlines from the UK please contact our flights department for a quote. Whilst flight prices are likely to be more expensive you will benefit from full financial protection.

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Map & Itinerary

The Route

  • airport
  • point
  • peaks
  • transfer

Holiday Itinerary

  • Meet at group hotel in Konavle Valley. A single timed transfer from Dubrovnik Airport is provided.

    KE Land Only package services begin with a group transfer, to the group hotel near the picturesque town of Cavtat. After settling in, the remainder of the day is free to enjoy and explore the surroundings of this traditional setting before enjoying a traditional Croatian dinner.

    • Accommodation Hotel

    • Meals d

  • Transfer to Kuna village. Walk to the summit of Mount Snijeznica (1234m). Return to Konvale Valley.

    After an early breakfast we take a short drive through Konavle Valley and arrive at the charming village of Kuna. Following a straightforward trail we pass through fern, olive and wine groves as our path begins to climb towards the summit of Mount Snijeznica (1234m). As the terrain changes, we are soon above the black pine forest and enjoy views of the Adriatic Sea. Upon reaching the summit of Croatia’s most southerly mountain, there are wonderful views across into neighbouring Bosnia, Montenegro and back across the Konavle region. Returning to the village of Kuna, we
    transfer by private vehicle for a second night at our accommodation.

    • Accommodation Hotel

    • Ascent 540m

    • Distance 10km

    • Meals bld

    • Descent 540m

    • Time 4 - 5 hrs walking

  • Transfer to Dubrovnik and ferry to Lopud to explore the island. Transfer to the walled town of Ston.

    Driving North West along the Adriatic cost, we transfer to the historical port of Dubrovnik where we take a short ferry hop for our day walk on the island of Lopud. Said to be the most beautiful of the Elaphiti Islands, this former capital of the Republic of Dubrovnik provides the perfect setting for our walk. Leaving the port on foot, we head to hilltop fort where evidence of Illryian settlements were found at Spanjola Tower. With beautiful views down to the harbour and across to the neighbouring island of Sipan we venture into the interior and follow a rocky trail to a series of wonderful vantage points across the Elaphiti Archipelago. Enjoying this pleasant and peaceful trail we return to the port to catch our ferry back to the mainland and drive onwards to the oyster farming town of Ston where we will overnight in our hotel.

    • Accommodation Hotel

    • Ascent 300m

    • Distance 9km

    • Meals bd

    • Descent 300m

    • Time 3 - 4 hrs walking

  • Explore the walls and coastline of Ston. Transfer to the lush island of Mlijet.

    Once a major fort of the Ragusan Republic, Ston (and its twin settlement Mali Ston), fell under Dubrovnik rule in 1333 and played an important role in the northern frontier and as such, a large defensive wall was built. Today our walk follows the defensive wall of Ston around the coastline and to the small salt-producing village of Broce. With an annual yield of around 200-tonnes of salt it is still customary that young people from neighbouring countries visit Broce to uphold the traditional methods of salt harvesting. Upon departing the shimmering salt pools of Broce, we hike through pine forest trails and return to Ston where we have time to enjoy lunch in the town square. Later we continue by vehicle and ferry to reach the unique and most luscious of islands, Mljet.

    • Accommodation Hotel

    • Ascent 470m

    • Distance 11km

    • Meals bd

    • Descent 470m

    • Time 3 - 4 hrs walking

  • Explore the National Park of Mljet to the viewpoint of Montokuc. Transfer by ferry to Orebic.

    Leaving our accommodation on foot, we explore this most luscious of islands as we head into the National Park of Mljet. Said to be discovered by the ancient Greeks, Mljet has remained a backwater paradise throughout history. Draped in Mediterranean forests, large depressions on the island have created two salt water lakes and are very much the focal point of our morning as we walk the wilderness trails of Mljet. With panoramic views back across to the Dalmatian coastline the unspoiled beauty is spectacularly scenic as we pass through small wine producing villages and along rocky paths to our high point of Montokuc. We return to our hotel after the walk and may have time to enjoy a swim in a quiet cove before returning to the port for our ferry hop to the mainland. Our day finishes with a short drive along the Peljesac peninsula to our accommodation near the coastal town of Orebic.

    • Accommodation Guesthouse

    • Ascent 280m

    • Distance 11km

    • Meals bd

    • Descent 280m

    • Time 3 - 4 hrs walking

  • Walk to Franciscan monastery on St. Ilija hill. Water taxi to explore Korcula. Transfer to Orebic.

    Today after breakfast we start the day with some beautiful hiking as we make our way through traditional vineyards and rolling countryside surrounding the town of Orebic. Our initial trail is undulating before we gradually ascend up to the picturesque Franciscan monastery situated on the slopes of St. Ilija hill. This Gothic-Renaissance building has a stunning location, so we are rewarded with spectacular views out to the islands of Korcula, Hvar, Vis and the small islets of the archipelago. Leaving the monastery we take a different trail down to the coastal village of Kucište before arriving back in Orebic. From Orebic we take a water taxi to the beautiful island of Korcula, the reputed birthplace of Marco Polo. Korcula’s skyline is dominated by the splendid Gothic-renaissance architecture of St Mark’s Cathedral and its narrow medieval streets. The people of Korcula continue to practice traditional religious ceremonies, music and dance across the island, some of which we may be fortunate enough to see today. There are magnificent views into hidden covers and across dense forest out over the Adriatic seas. Later in the afternoon we take the ferry back to our accommodation near Orebic.

    • Accommodation Guesthouse

    • Ascent 240m

    • Distance 15km

    • Meals bd

    • Descent 300m

    • Time 3 - 4 hrs walking

  • Transfer to Dubrovnik and day at leisure to explore the city.

    Departing Orebic, uur scenic drive across the Peljesac peninsula has us arrive in good time to allow for an afternoon in Dubrovnik where you may like to join an optional guided tour of the city. Brimming with Baroque buildings and marbled streets, it is impossible not to be bowled over by the fairytale charm of this former Ragusan city. Beyond the beauty, Dubrovnik’s history is quite astonishing. Surrounded by azure blue Mediterranean waters, Dubrovnik prospered as a maritime power, rivalling Venice, yet in more modern times the ‘Seige of Dubrovnik’ witnessed considerable damage to the old town. Following the old city wall and walking the vibrant streets is the perfect way to soak up the atmosphere of Dubrovnik’s historic centre. Alternatively, you may just want to head to a harbour side bar and watch Dubrovcani fisherman go about their daily life. Returning to our hotel, we reconvene for our final dinner.

    • Accommodation Hotel

    • Meals b

  • Departure Day. A single timed transfer to Dubrovnik airport is provided.

    KE land only package services end after breakfast. A complimentary single timed transfer is provided for clients leaving on this day.

    • Meals b

Holiday Information

  • English-speaking local guide
  • Group airport transfers
  • All accommodation as described in the trip dossier
  • Meals as detailed in the Meal Plan
  • All land transport required by the itinerary
  • All ferry transfers required by the itinerary
  • National park entrance fees

  • Travel insurance
  • Visas
  • Airport taxes
  • Airport transfers other than group transfers
  • Some meals as detailed in the meal plan
  • Extra activities and excursions not part of the itinerary
  • Tips for local staff
  • Miscellaneous personal expenditure

Accommodation on this holiday is in a variety of comfortable hotels and guesthouses. All accommodation is based on twin sharing. If you are travelling by yourself, you will be paired with another solo traveller of the same sex. Single rooms can be arranged for a supplementary charge and are dependant on availability at the time of booking.

View the gallery below for images of the style of accommodation used

All breakfasts, 1 lunch and 6 dinners are included in the holiday price. See the itinerary in the trip dossier for details of which days these meals are included.

Croatia has a fantastic variety of food due to the rich influence of the Mediterranean and Central Europe, which means that there is something for everyone’s tastes.  Breakfasts are continental in style with bread, cheese, meats, jams, tea and coffee etc.  Late lunches are the main meal of the day for Croatians who prefer not to eat a full meal in the evening, however there are lighter options available for tourists who prefer a smaller meal at lunch or picnic items can be made up by visiting one of the local supermarkets or bakeries.  Due to its close proximity to Italy there are few towns on the coast without a pizzeria, whilst seafood on the coast is extremely popular.  Alongside the excellent food, Croatian wine is fantastic and very reasonably priced.  Good quality wines are available by the glass and Croatians prefer to buy wine by the glass, half litre or litre.  After dinner digestives are extremely popular in Croatia and worth a try, ranging from the warming and delicious honey, walnut and blackberry brandies to the fiery pear, herb and plum schnapps!

A single timed group transfer will provided on day 1 of the trip itinerary from Dubrovnik Airport to the first night's accommodation. This transfer will depart from Dubrovnik Airport at approximately 5.00pm. Group members will rendezvous at the airport (at the entrance to the arrivals hall) in time for this transfer. If you are arriving considerably earlier than this, there are left luggage facilities inside the airport and regular shuttle bus service into Dubrovnik taking around 30 minutes for the journey each way (approximate fare is €5). Alternatively it is possible to get a taxi direct to the group hotel. Hotel contact details together with an emergency telephone number will be provided with your booking confirmation.

The group will be accompanied throughout by a professional English-speaking local tour leader.

€250 should be sufficient to cover all non included meals and reasonable personal expenses.  ATM’s are ready available in the larger towns of Mlini and Dubrovnik.

Tipping is the accepted way of saying ‘thank you’ to your leader and local team.  Tipping is entirely voluntary and should be dependent on good service.  We advise you to tip as a group.

All KE clients will receive a FREE KE trek bag.  These have been specially made to stand up to the rigours of adventure travel.  Your KE bag will be posted to you when your trip is guaranteed to run or on receipt of your booking if the trip is already guaranteed.  If you have travelled with us before and already have a KE trek bag you can select an alternative free gift in the booking process.

The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum.

You must bring the following items:

  • Hiking boots
  • Trainers or sandals
  • Socks
  • Underwear
  • Trekking trousers / pants
  • Windproof/waterproof jacket
  • Waterproof overtrousers / rainpants
  • Thermal baselayer shirts
  • T-shirts and/or casual shirts
  • Fleece jacket or warm jumper
  • Sunhat
  • Warm hat
  • Eyewear - sunglasses
  • Daypack c. 30 litres / 1800 cubic inches
  • Headtorch / headlamp with spare batteries
  • Sun protection (including for lips)
  • Water bottles 1 litre / 1 quart (x2)
  • Washbag and toiletries
  • Antibacterial handwash
  • Swimwear
  • Small towel
  • Basic First Aid Kit including: Antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), painkillers, plasters (band-aids) and blister treatment, insect repellent, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite). Glucose tablets and multi-vitamin tablets.

The following items are optional:

  • Gaiters
  • Trekking poles
  • Shorts
  • Insect repellant - (DEET)
  • Camera, media, spare batteries
  • Spare laces
  • Small padlock (to lock your KE trek bag)


  • During this holiday there are a number of occasions when you will need to carry your KE bag for short distances. Some clients have found that a piece of luggage with wheels makes sense for this holiday.

For each holiday there is a minimum number of participants required to enable it to go ahead. Once the minimum number is reached, the trip status will change from 'Available' to 'Guaranteed to run'. You can check the trip status for each departure in ‘Dates and Prices’ table. Other than in exceptional circumstances, we will not cancel a trip once it has achieved this guaranteed to run status and so you are free to proceed with your international flight booking and other travel arrangements.

A passport with 6 months remaining validity at the end of your stay is generally required. The information that we provide is for UK passport holders. Please check the relevant embassy or consulate for other nationalities. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the correct travel documents and visas for your holiday. Visa requirements and charges are subject to change without notice. If you are travelling outside the EU you should have at least 2 blank pages in your passport.

Visa Europe

UK and USA passport holders do not require a visa.

You should contact your GP or travel clinic to check whether you require any specific vaccinations. UK residents should obtain a free European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). This entitles you to state provided medical treatment, but is not a substitute for medical travel insurance which is still vital when travelling overseas.

The unit of currency in Croatia is the Kuna.

We recommend you check if you require an adaptor for your electrical items at:

As a reputable tour operator, KE supports the British Foreign & Commonwealth Offices ‘Know before you go’ campaign to enable British citizens to prepare for their journeys overseas, and we recommend that all KE travellers take a look at the FCO Travel Advice for their chosen destination on the official FCO website: North Americans can also check out the U.S. Department of State website: for essential travel advice and tips.

KE treat the safety and security of all clients as the most important aspect of any trip we organise. We would not run any trip that we did not consider reasonably safe.  Should the FCO advise against travel for any reason, we will contact everyone booked to travel to discuss the situation.  We receive regular updates direct from the FCO and are in constant touch with our contacts on the ground.  If you have any questions about government travel advice, please call our office.

Croatia has a varied climate, with continental climate conditions inland and Mediterranean influence on the Adriatic coast.  In July - August, with temperatures can be in the high 20s or in the 30s in and you can expect plenty of sunshine from roughly May to October on the coast with slightly cooler temperatures.

  • Croatia Lonely Planet
  • Dubrovnik & Dalmatian Coast Marco Polo Guide (Marco Polo Travel Guides)
  • Chasing a Croatian Girl: A Survivor's Tale - Cody McClain Brown


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