The name of the Municipality of Okrug (derived from the Croatian word ‘krug’ meaning ‘circle’) also seems to reflect the quality of its tourism services — Okrug truly offers a well-rounded vacation experience! The place consists of two settlements — Okrug Gornji and Donji, situated in a circular bay on the southwestern part of the Čiovo island. Because of its wonderful sandy beaches with crystal clear seawater, not even summer heat or the infamous ‘fjaka’ can keep people from Kaštela and Split from spending their beach time at Čiovo!
Whether you prefer classic beach activities in the company of your loved ones (swimming and sunbathing) or you are an active vacation enthusiast, this place offers something to suit every taste.
Join the Okrug diving school and explore the breathtaking underwater scenery of the area, rent a scooter or indulge in a water-skiing or paragliding adventure. Or, if you prefer the land to the allure of the water, there are tennis courts at your disposal.
After recreational activities, you can relax in one of the numerous beach bars with sophisticated music — we warmly recommend Toć, an irresistible beach known as the ‘Copacabana of Okrug’, with good reason! In addition to a true lounge feel, it offers a superior experience of watching the Mediterranean sunset! And given the fact that Okrug boasts as many as 2,570 sunny hours per year and an average temperature of 16.3°C, you don’t even have to limit your visit to summer months!
To the gastronomes’ delight, in Okrug Gornji and Donji there are a number of restaurants and Dalmatian taverns with a rich selection of traditional specialities. In addition to the high-quality homemade wine, Okrug people prefer to pair tasty fish dishes with traditional klapa singing, so the typical Mediterranean dinner often turns into a unique experience for all senses!
A beautiful view of the surrounding area — the archipelago, the islands and islets of Šolta, Drvenik Veli and Mali, will make you want to go on a small excursion.
Culture-lovers will certainly appreciate the proximity of Trogir: almost 3,000 years old and a ‘monument city’ under UNESCO protection, as well as Split — a true favourite of the visitors around the world, located only 27 kilometres away. Nature-lovers will gladly visit Krka National Park (60 km away) and its famous waterfalls, while many guests will be happy to invigorate the mind and spirit in the famous Marian pilgrimage centre — Međugorje, located in neighbouring Bosnia and Herzegovina (100 km away). Finally, being located only 8 km away from Split—Kaštela Airport makes Okrug a brilliant starting point for self-arranged travels!
Accommodation capacities in Okrug follow global trends, and the attractiveness of the interior is further enhanced by a highly personalised approach and kind Okrug hosts. It is well-known that many guests keep coming back to Okrug for 10 years in a row — treat yourself to a well-rounded, five-star vacation experience!
Okrug — one of the most attractive tourist destinations in Croatia is famous for its mild Mediterranean climate and archipelago of small picturesque islands and numerous small hidden bays and beaches.
Okrug Tourist Board
Bana Jelačića 15
21 223 Okrug Gornji
This article was in partnership with Okrug Tourist Board