World’s Biggest Welcome in Croatia: Day 32 (Off), Day 33 – Sv. Duje Celebration in Split

Daniela Rogulj

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April 25, 2019 – Putting Croatian adventure tourism on the map, with the biggest welcome in the world. Day 33 of this incredible 2011 adrenaline trip covering 2,500 km along the Croatian coast. 

The World’s Biggest Welcome, an ambitious adventure tourism project in 2011 in Croatia enters Day 33 of this 2019 appreciation of one of the finest tourism promotion projects ever in Croatia.  

The plan? To showcase the diversity and fabulous offer of adventure tourism in Croatia by following a GPS route the length of the Croatian coast in the shape of the word ‘Welcome’ – thereby creating the biggest welcome in the world from a hospitable tourism country. 

After an off day in Šibenik for Day 32, Day 33 explored Split for the Sv. Duje celebration. 

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Lacko and his crew spent Day 32 of the journey with a much-needed day of rest.



And what better place than Šibenik?


Lacko even walked the tightrope!



Lacko & Co. made it to Split just time to celebrate Split’s patron saint – Sv. Duje. But first, they had to hit Bačvice for a game of picigin.



And then the Sv. Duje celebrations began. Ivica Matkovic climbing on the church of Sv. Duje.


Lacko abseiling down Sv. Duje.




The ‘Welcome’ flag even made its mark on the famous cathedral! 


The day continued with pints. 




And Sv. Duje games. 


A key part of the project was promoting tourism, and the official website has details of the key places visited during the day. 

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You can see the entire project on the Welcome website, as well as much more of Luka Tambaca’s stunning photography on the Welcome Facebook page

Tune in tomorrow for Day 34, as Lacko moves from Sinj to Dinara.

To follow the whole project from the start, follow the dedicated TCN page

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