The Croatian Travel Festival is a project started by the Croatian Traveller’s Club in 2012, which aims to bring many of the travellers and travel writers in Croatia to one place, to talk about their travels to among themselves, but also to share their experiences of their adventures with the audience. This year, the festival will last for a full week, from May the 20th until the 26th, in four different locations in Šibenik.
33 lecturers will hold 23 lectures about their travels, there will be a food workshop, an eco-workshop, a travel book fair, a screening of a well-liked travel documentary, a travel pub quiz and a concert by a famous Croatian band Pavel – and many other activities will be organised during the week of the festival.
On the first day of the festival, on Monday, it all got started with the beginning of group action of cleaning the seabed in the bay around Šibenik, which will go on for two weeks – longer than the Croatian Travel Festival itself, and an evening discussion of how to protect the world’s seas and oceans from microplastic. On Tuesday, the lectures were about diving and global heating.
For the first time, Domagoj Jakopović Ribafish will present his RokOtok project (which we’ve already written about) on Friday evening, and on Saturday, the highlight of the festival is taking place: one of the most famous Croatian journalists and travellers, Goran Milić, will interview the star guest of the festival, British writer and documentarian, best known for his documentary Walking the Himalayas, Levison Wood.
That will happen on one of the most impressive stages in the world, at the Fortress of St. Mihovil. Tickets for the evening can be purchased here. On Sunday, you’ll be able to hear from a Croatian couple who travelled to North Korea, as well as take a free guided tour of Šibenik.