In the summer months, Dubrovnik offers a unique experience to all culture and art lovers, more precisely in the period from 10 July to 25 August in which Dubrovnik Summer Festival is held. This famous event was founded in 1950 year of the last century and since then entertains visitors with numerous theatrical and dance performances and concerts. If you want to enrich your holiday with cultural programs and enjoy performances by artists from all over the world, Dubrovnik is an ideal choice for you. In the unique ambience of the old city walls, in interesting locations such as the beautiful fortress Revelin, Sponza Palace and Rector's Palace, this summer, dramatic play Romeo and Juliet and concerts of Baroque music performed by Italian, French and German musicians will be held. The festival is enriched with film screenings and exhibitions.
If you find yourself in Dalmatia at the beginning of August, do not miss Sinjska alka, one of the most beautiful events that testify to the rich cultural and historical heritage of Croatia. Sinjska Alka is a knightly competition which is being held from the 18th century in memory of the victory against the Turkish army. It has been listed on UNESCO's list of intangible world heritage since 2010. It is being held in Sinj, a town in the Dalmatian hinterland, located about a half-hour drive from Split. Contestants on horses must hit the center of the Alka, a small iron circle divided into three parts and hung on a rope across the racetrack, with the spear. The event lasts for three days and the winner is the one who manages to collect the most points.
Bisevo is one of the most distant Croatian islands which hides many natural beauties at its small surface. It is rich with the beautiful beaches in the cove Porat and Mezoporat, ancient olive groves, vineyards and pine forests. Probably the greatest attraction on Bisevo is a magical Modra spilja (Blue Grotto) that is located on the eastern side of the island. The cave was opened to the public in the late 19th century and since then it counts the number of visitors. The cave has a natural entrance below the sea level through which sunlight reflects and illuminates the cave with silver blue paint. The cave is accessible through artificially created entry. During the summer, this unique phenomenon can be visited daily as many agencies organize trips to the Blue Cave, and to Bisevo you can go with the regular ferry boat from Komiza.