It's never been so hot to cruise in August!

It’s no secret that June & July are the peak seasons in Croatia. Whilst that is great if you love the hustle and bustle, it does also mean that you’ll likely be paying top dollar too. The peak travel months not only attract the tourists for island hopping cruises, but for the world-famous music festivals which Croatia is now home to. You’ve no doubt heard of Ultra Europe, right?

The overwhelming popularity of Ultra Music Festival has resulted in new festivals to hit the beach, and there is now a festival for everyone even outside of the busy June/July months. We’ve listed 4 Ultra Europe alternatives which not only provide something a little different, but which also line up perfectly with our cheaper August Navigator departures.

1. Black Sheep Festival Black Sheep Festival

When: July 31st - 3rd August
More Info & Tickets: Visit website
Ties in perfectly with our Navigator North 29th July departure

Spread over four beautiful venues, the Black Sheep Festival will host an impressive list of great DJ names that will provide you perfect party memories that you will (or maybe not), remember for your entire life. With world famous names such as Martin Solveig and Nervo on the line up, this festival is one not to be missed!

2. Split Beach Festival Split Beach Festival

When: August 4th – 6th
More Info & Tickets: Visit website

Born from the popularity surrounding Ultra Europe, the Split Beach Festival is the newest & coolest thing in the city of Split – and it’s not hard to see why! Set on the stunning sandy Bačvice beach, it gives partygoers an opportunity to dance in its shallow waters and party the night away with a line-up similar to that of Ultra Europe.

Please note that the 2017 Split Beach Festival hasn’t been officially announced yet. You can check out their Facebook page for updates.

3. Sonus Festival Sonus Festival

When: August 20th – 24th
More Info & Tickets: Visit website
Ties in perfectly with our Navigator North departure

Dubbed as Croatia’s premiere electronic event, Sonus Festival celebrates it’s fifth birthday in style this summer. Spread over three clubs and with plenty of pre-parties, after shows and boat parties, it promises the best talent from the house and techno worlds. If you love your electronic music, then Sonus Festival is THE go to event this year!

4. Dimensions Festival Sonus Festival

When: August 30th – September 3rd
More Info & Tickets: Visit website
Ties in perfectly with our Navigator North departure

Now this is a music festival with a difference… Dimensions Festival swaps the sandy beaches of Croatia for an abandoned 19th century fort, on the Croatian seaside. Amazing! This just might be one of the most amazing festival locations ever imagined – and they back it up with some of the finest purveyors from across House, Techno, Disco, Jazz, Funk, Soul, Drum & bass and much more.

Still deciding on which is the best month to visit Croatia? Check this handy guide out!

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