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The Art of Coasteering in Croatia

Dez Broatch

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You may well be wondering what coasteering is or perhaps you think it is a new ‘hip’ activity – hopping from coast to coast on the most action-packed holiday? Alas, it is neither of those, although I wouldn’t mind dabbling in a bit of the latter.

Coasteering is a relatively new concept in adventure sports and combines numerous facets of popular disciplines. Coasteering blends climbing, swimming, jumping and traversing the coastline and is best sampled in warm climates, if only to witness the beautiful waters and marine life.

To this end, cheap flights to Split from are ideal, especially as Split, Croatia, has a rich blend of clear waters and rugged rock faces shelving out over the waters.

The Beautiful rustic city of Split is a wonderful place to explore, which makes sense considering that Diocletian, the Roman Emperor, abdicated from the role in 305AD to retire here – granted he did have a palace built to enhance his retirement!

You start by leaping into the water, you then aim to climb back up the rock face and negotiate your way around the coved areas. It offers a great sense of adventure, reaching parts of the coast normally unobtainable. Also, with it being a group activity there is plenty of safety in numbers.

A group of coasteeres will normally be out and in full equipment for around 4-6 hours on the Split coast and the joy of this sport is, if you get hot in the beautiful Croatian sun, just jump in the water and start again from there.

The amazing rush comes from leaping from the elevated cliff faces into the water below and the experience of adventuring in areas not seen by many people.

As aforementioned, Diocletian’s palace was erected here and was in fact the impetus for the creation of Split. Accompanying the grand palace are numerous Roman ruins standing proud and a boastful reminder of the area’s past.

Catch a boat to the natural wonders of Omis and Krka. They are perfect for an afternoon of exploration or if you just want to simply relax. The marina has a number of bars and restaurants.

Cheap Holidays are available to such European resorts as Turkey , Tenerife and Split, all available from


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