For a successful organization of seminars, conferences or teambuilding, the most important thing is to organize quality and fun side activities, and there are plenty to choose from near Hotel Katarina.
Business travel organizers know that – whether it is a conference, a seminar, a congress or a gathering of company’s employees – one of the most important things is to provide unusual ‘extracurricular’ activities the participants will ultimately remember the event by. Hotel Katarina, thanks to its perfect position and good connections with tourist routes throughout Dalmatia, is able to plan unique experiences that will be remembered for a long time. In the immediate vicinity of the hotel, there are also the thousand-year-old town of Split and the wonders of nature scattered around the islands of Central Dalmatia whose beauty is breathtaking, and the lively villages of the Dalmatian Hinterland that offer authentic experiences you cannot find anywhere else in the world.
If you want to see something really exotic, in the villages of Dalmatian Hinterland you can watch the so-called bikijada or bullfighting. Every year, the eco-ethno village Škopljanci – Radošić organizes Seoska olimpijada (Rural Olympics), which focuses on competing in long jump, throwing stone from the shoulder, piston pulling and tug of war, arm wrestling for women and men and the cherry on top: bullfighting.
There is a handful of such events and manifestations all along the coast, as well as in the hinterland. If you are more tempted to taste delicious and homemade food, you will discover Dani pure, komina i bronzina (Days of fireplace, polent and pots) or Fešta Sv. Mihovila (St. Michael’s Days) in Trilj, and Nacionalni sajam pršuta i suhomesnatih proizvoda (National Fair of Prosciutto and Dry-Cured Meat Products) in Sinj. For those who have a gentle spirit, the Blues Festival in Trilj is a real treat. For those who prefer to relax by doing sports activities after meetings and presentations, Dalmatia offers so much – from rafting on Cetina and visits to Krka National Park, to road running and bicycle racing, as well as authentic tournaments like the one in boules games.
To get acquainted with colourful costumes, customs, songs of the Dalmatian karst and hinterland, it would be worth visiting it during the “season” of carnivals, when there is no shortage of mischievous fun and teasing songs of young men just before getting married, like those in Neorić and in Sutina, whose carnivals have lasted for over 300 years. There are just a few of those who did not hear about Glumci u Zagvozdu (Actors in Zagvozd), a summer theatre festival during which the entire Imotski region breathes and lives for the top performances of the popular theatre shows.
If you want something really close to the hotel, with a spectacular view over Split and the islands, at the same time you can step into the places, the cellars and the walls where the actors of the most famous TV series Games of Thrones set foot, on which you can read more about in our blog Game of Thrones in Dalmatia.
And finally we saved the best for last, and that is a visit to the famous natural wonders of Dalmatia, the best experience which Hotel Katarina can organize for its business travellers. From Split’s main promenade Riva, approximately 20 minutes from the hotel, you can visit by fast speedboat Golden Horn on the island of Brač, the famous Blue Cave on the island of Biševo, the most beautiful beach on the Adriatic coast Stiniva on the island of Vis, the Green Cave on the island of Ravnik and Pakleni Islands of the island of Hvar, in just one day. So much beauty in just one day requires only one thing: a lot of gigabytes on the camera memory card.