October 2, 2022

A brand new journey information reveals a wilder option to immerse your self within the beautiful landscapes of Croatia and Slovenia.   

Wild Swimming Croatia & Slovenia takes a deep dive into the nations’ untamed and secluded locations to take a dip, from dreamy coves on car-free islands to crystal-clear lakes and from secret plunge swimming pools on the backside of waterfalls to aquamarine canyons.

This aquatic voyage takes in 120 spots altogether, with GPS coordinates listed for each one. The e-book, which is illustrated with lavish pictures, goals to be the ‘excellent information’ for everybody from ‘households on holidays or explorers on the lookout for their subsequent journey’.

The writer, Hansjorg Ransmayr – a lifeguard, competitors swimmer, mountain information and white water canoeist – writes within the introduction: ‘From the idyllic to the adventurous, from contemporary water to brackish and salt water, there’s a fabulous vary of swimming prospects.

‘I like to treat my e-book primarily as a supply of inspiration to observe wild swimming with physique, thoughts and soul – as a “mild artwork of swimming” with awe and respect for nature – in addition to to actively shield the setting and every kind of our bodies of water.’ 

Scroll on for our choose of essentially the most spectacular swimming spots Ransmayr has discovered… 

LAKE BOHINJ, MUNICIPALITY OF BOHINJ, SLOVENIA: The southern shore of this ‘enchanting alpine lake’ is populated by eating places and tour operators, explains the writer, however the north (pictured above) is ‘rather more distant and picturesque’, he says, including: ‘The crystal-clear water of the lake, which is totally renewed by confluence about 3 times a 12 months, is a paradise not only for swimming and those that like watersports but in addition the good number of fish species that thrive right here.’ Coordinates: 46.2816, 13.84745 

LAKE BLED, UPPER CARNIOLA, SLOVENIA: Slovenia's 'best-known' lake measures around 1.3 miles (2.1km) long and just under a mile wide (1.4km), reveals the book. The lake's island of the same name is home to a church and 'important archaeological sites dating from the Middle Ages', says the author. Pictured here is the wild swimming spot on the southern shore, which the book says is 'hugely popular with local people'. Ransmayr adds: 'Apart from offering wonderful views of the lake, island and castle, there is a big sunbathing lawn, mobile loos, SUP board rental and nearby bars and restaurants.' Coordinates: 46.35998, 14.09459

LAKE BLED, UPPER CARNIOLA, SLOVENIA: Slovenia’s ‘best-known’ lake measures round 1.3 miles (2.1km) lengthy and just below a mile extensive (1.4km), reveals the e-book. The lake’s island of the identical identify is house to a church and ‘essential archaeological websites courting from the Center Ages’, says the writer. Pictured right here is the wild swimming spot on the southern shore, which the e-book says is ‘massively well-liked with native folks’. Ransmayr provides: ‘Aside from providing great views of the lake, island and chateau, there’s a huge sunbathing garden, cell loos, SUP board rental and close by bars and eating places.’ Coordinates: 46.35998, 14.09459

KOKRA VALLEY, MUNICIPALITY OF PREDDVOR, SLOVENIA: The Kokra Valley is a place of 'uncomplicated wild-swimming fun', with the area's Jezero Crnava (Black Lake) offering 'easily accessible and family-friendly bathing options'. The author adds that where the Kokra river valley narrows upstream of the village of Potoce, 'large gravel banks and pools invite you to bathe [pictured above]'. Ransmayr continues: 'In Potoce itself is a picnic place where wooden tables and benches have been set up in the immediate vicinity to the river.' Coordinates: 46.30335, 14.47873

KOKRA VALLEY, MUNICIPALITY OF PREDDVOR, SLOVENIA: The Kokra Valley is a spot of ‘uncomplicated wild-swimming enjoyable’, with the realm’s Jezero Crnava (Black Lake) providing ‘simply accessible and family-friendly bathing choices’. The writer provides that the place the Kokra river valley narrows upstream of the village of Potoce, ‘giant gravel banks and swimming pools invite you to wash [pictured above]’. Ransmayr continues: ‘In Potoce itself is a picnic place the place wood tables and benches have been arrange within the quick neighborhood to the river.’ Coordinates: 46.30335, 14.47873

KORANA CITY BEACH, KARLOVAC, CROATIA: The city of Karlovac (pictured above) is traversed by four rivers, says the author, but Korana – with its 'excellent water quality' – is the preferred option for bathing. Ransmayr adds: 'In warm summers, the Korana at Karlovac can reach bathing temperatures of up to 28C. The park-like environment along the river banks includes many sunbathing lawns, sports grounds and restaurants.' Coordinates: 45.4843, 15.55933

KORANA CITY BEACH, KARLOVAC, CROATIA: The town of Karlovac (pictured above) is traversed by 4 rivers, says the writer, however Korana – with its ‘glorious water high quality’ – is the popular possibility for bathing. Ransmayr provides: ‘In heat summers, the Korana at Karlovac can attain bathing temperatures of as much as 28C. The park-like setting alongside the river banks contains many sunbathing lawns, sports activities grounds and eating places.’ Coordinates: 45.4843, 15.55933

LJUBLJANICA, PODPEC, SLOVENIA: Known as 'the river with seven names', the river Ljubljanica carries that name for around 25 miles (41km) of its entire 52.8-mile (85km) journey, the book reveals. Elsewhere on its route it goes by Strzen, Cerkniscica, Unica, Logascica, Pivka and Rak, the author notes. Ransmayr writes: 'Along the river section that includes this particular bathing spot [close to the village of Podpec, pictured above], artefacts from different eras of human history have been discovered. This suggests that the river was once regarded as sacred and that these artefacts were offerings to the river deities.' Coordinates: 45.974730, 14.419350

LJUBLJANICA, PODPEC, SLOVENIA: Referred to as ‘the river with seven names’, the river Ljubljanica carries that identify for round 25 miles (41km) of its complete 52.8-mile (85km) journey, the e-book reveals. Elsewhere on its route it goes by Strzen, Cerkniscica, Unica, Logascica, Pivka and Rak, the writer notes. Ransmayr writes: ‘Alongside the river part that features this explicit bathing spot [close to the village of Podpec, pictured above], artefacts from completely different eras of human historical past have been found. This implies that the river was as soon as thought to be sacred and that these artefacts have been choices to the river deities.’ Coordinates: 45.974730, 14.419350

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OLIB, CROATIA: Olib is a ‘car-free island paradise’, says the e-book, and solely inhabited by round 150 folks. ‘Dreamy coves, a few of which may solely be reached by boat or on foot, maintain the promise of unforgettable bathing experiences,’ the writer writes. Pictured above is Slatinica on the jap coast, which Ransmayr highlights as ‘the cove with essentially the most stunning sandy seashore’. Coordinates: 44.3853, 14.79353 

SAKARUN BEACH, DUGI OTOK, CROATIA: 'True to its name, the “Long Island” (the meaning of Dugi Otok) has a considerable length of approximately 45km (28 miles),' writes the author. The one road on the island, which has a maximum width of 2.4 miles (four kilometres), passes many sandy beaches, says Ransmayr, who highlights Sakarun beach (pictured) for its distinct 'Caribbean feel'. Coordinates: 44.13433, 14.87203

BLUE LAKE, IMOTSKI, CROATIA: 'The sights of the village of Imotski include the old town, which was built on terraces, as well as the medieval castle and the football stadium, constructed in a sinkhole. But the undisputed star amongst them, and very close by, is the Blue Lake [pictured],' writes Ransmayr. He adds that the beauty spot offers a 'unique swimming experience' as long as the water level is sufficient: 'At high water, the lake allegedly has a depth of 100m (328ft), a figure hard to imagine, whereas in the autumn it often dries up completely.' Coordinates: 43.45381, 17.21545

SAKARUN BEACH, DUGI OTOK, CROATIA (LEFT): ‘True to its identify, the “Lengthy Island” (the which means of Dugi Otok) has a substantial size of roughly 45km (28 miles),’ writes the writer. The one street on the island, which has a most width of two.4 miles (4 kilometres), passes many sandy seashores, says Ransmayr, who highlights Sakarun seashore (pictured) for its distinct ‘Caribbean really feel’. Coordinates: 44.13433, 14.87203. BLUE LAKE, IMOTSKI, CROATIA (RIGHT): ‘The sights of the village of Imotski embrace the outdated city, which was constructed on terraces, in addition to the medieval fort and the soccer stadium, constructed in a sinkhole. However the undisputed star amongst them, and really shut by, is the Blue Lake [pictured],’ writes Ransmayr. He provides that the wonder spot provides a ‘distinctive swimming expertise’ so long as the water degree is adequate: ‘At excessive water, the lake allegedly has a depth of 100m (328ft), a determine laborious to think about, whereas within the autumn it usually dries up utterly.’ Coordinates: 43.45381, 17.21545

SOURCE OF THE CETINA, CETINA, CROATIA: Pictured here is Glavasevo Vrelo, 'one of the most fascinating springs in Europe' and one of the main sources of the Cetina river, the book reveals. 'The enormous depth of the spring becomes apparent from the air when the water is still and crystal clear. Up until now, the spring has been explored to a depth of 115m (377ft), but its true depth is estimated to be between 130m (426ft) and 180m (590ft),' writes Ransmayr. Brave swimmers will face brisk temperatures of around 10 degrees, he adds. Coordinates: 43.97687, 16.42996

SOURCE OF THE CETINA, CETINA, CROATIA: Pictured right here is Glavasevo Vrelo, ‘some of the fascinating springs in Europe’ and one of many fundamental sources of the Cetina river, the e-book reveals. ‘The large depth of the spring turns into obvious from the air when the water remains to be and crystal clear. Up till now, the spring has been explored to a depth of 115m (377ft), however its true depth is estimated to be between 130m (426ft) and 180m (590ft),’ writes Ransmayr. Courageous swimmers will face brisk temperatures of round 10 levels, he provides. Coordinates: 43.97687, 16.42996  

ZARECKI KROV WATERFALL, RIVER PAZINCICA, ISTRIA, CROATIA: 'It is hard to believe that there is such a giant fresh-water pool in the middle of Istria, and one that is so easy to get to,' Ransmayr writes of this beauty spot. He explains that the cave beneath the waterfall was formed by the cascading water eroding a softer type of rock on the underside of the ridge, and that the ceiling of the cave 'offers some of the most difficult climbing routes in Croatia'. The author adds: 'From the left bank, a trail leads down to the cave and pool. If you find that this spot is overcrowded, especially at weekends in early summer, you can try your luck further upstream where there are some beautiful, albeit far less spectacular, bathing spots.' Coordinates: 45.24905, 13.96134

ZARECKI KROV WATERFALL, RIVER PAZINCICA, ISTRIA, CROATIA: ‘It’s laborious to consider that there’s such an enormous fresh-water pool in the midst of Istria, and one which is really easy to get to,’ Ransmayr writes of this magnificence spot. He explains that the cave beneath the waterfall was shaped by the cascading water eroding a softer sort of rock on the underside of the ridge, and that the ceiling of the cave ‘provides among the most tough climbing routes in Croatia’. The writer provides: ‘From the left financial institution, a path leads right down to the cave and pool. Should you discover that this spot is overcrowded, particularly at weekends in early summer time, you may strive your luck additional upstream the place there are some stunning, albeit far much less spectacular, bathing spots.’ Coordinates: 45.24905, 13.96134

REPOV WATERFALLS, LUCE, SLOVENIA: 'Right up until World War II, the area of Luce had more than 20 mills,' says the book. The 250-year-old Zagerski mill (pictured) is the last operating example, says the author, who recommends following the nature trail that leads from here to Repov Waterfalls, about a 25-minute walk. 'The actual Repov falls comprise three consecutive rocky steps with a total height of approximately 25m (82ft). The pretty pool of the bottom fall can be accessed via a small wooden ladder,' writes Ransmayr. Coordinates: 46.30789, 14.70805

SAVICA WATERFALL, BOHINJSKO JEZERO, SLOVENIA: The waterfall pictured here is one of the 'mightiest and most impressive in the whole of Slovenia', says the author, but he notes that the attraction itself is off-limits for swimming. However, he points out: 'A short distance below the ticket office, where a small fee is charged for the pleasure of using the trail, you can have fun at a very pretty swimming spot underneath a romantic stone bridge.' Coordinates: 46.28981, 13.79932

REPOV WATERFALLS, LUCE, SLOVENIA (LEFT): ‘Proper up till World Battle II, the realm of Luce had greater than 20 mills,’ says the e-book. The 250-year-old Zagerski mill (pictured) is the final working instance, says the writer, who recommends following the character path that leads from right here to Repov Waterfalls, a couple of 25-minute stroll. ‘The precise Repov falls comprise three consecutive rocky steps with a complete top of roughly 25m (82ft). The gorgeous pool of the underside fall could be accessed through a small wood ladder,’ writes Ransmayr. Coordinates: 46.30789, 14.70805. SAVICA WATERFALL, BOHINJSKO JEZERO, SLOVENIA (RIGHT): The waterfall pictured right here is without doubt one of the ‘mightiest and most spectacular in the entire of Slovenia’, says the writer, however he notes that the attraction itself is off-limits for swimming. Nevertheless, he factors out: ‘A brief distance beneath the ticket workplace, the place a small payment is charged for the pleasure of utilizing the path, you may have enjoyable at a really fairly swimming spot beneath a romantic stone bridge.’ Coordinates: 46.28981, 13.79932

LOKA BEACH ON THE RIVER KRKA AT ZUZEMBERK, LOWER CARNIOLA, SLOVENIA: Loka beach offers a 'great view' of the ancient village of Zuzemberk and its castle (pictured above, the castle on the right), the author says, adding: 'In the summer, generous free parking and sunbathing lawns under the wide canopies of large ancient trees, as well as fun treehouses, sports and playing areas, and the popular Loco Loka Bar, bring numerous visitors to this attractive spot.' Coordinates: 45.82805, 14.93053

LOKA BEACH ON THE RIVER KRKA AT ZUZEMBERK, LOWER CARNIOLA, SLOVENIA: Loka seashore provides a ‘nice view’ of the traditional village of Zuzemberk and its fort (pictured above, the fort on the suitable), the writer says, including: ‘In the summertime, beneficiant free parking and sunbathing lawns underneath the extensive canopies of huge historic timber, in addition to enjoyable treehouses, sports activities and taking part in areas, and the favored Loco Loka Bar, carry quite a few guests to this engaging spot.’ Coordinates: 45.82805, 14.93053

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ZAVRATNICA COVE, JABLANAC, RAB, CROATIA: Pictured here is the protected, fjord-like Zavratnica cove, which Ransmayr explains is located a short distance from the ferry port where you cross to the island of Rab and reached via a hiking trail that crosses the centre of the National Park. Ransmayr continues: 'In high summer, it is best to visit the central section of the cove – which is approximately 1km (0.6 miles) long and between 50m (164ft) and 150m (492ft) wide, and for which an entrance fee is charged – at the beginning and end of the day. At those times you can swim undisturbed in the clear water to the wreck of a ferry operated by the Germans during World War II and sunk by British fighter bombers. It now rests on the seafloor at a depth of only a few metres.' Coordinates: 44.70024, 14.90337

ZAVRATNICA COVE, JABLANAC, RAB, CROATIA: Pictured right here is the protected, fjord-like Zavratnica cove, which Ransmayr explains is situated a brief distance from the ferry port the place you cross to the island of Rab and reached through a mountain climbing path that crosses the centre of the Nationwide Park. Ransmayr continues: ‘In excessive summer time, it’s best to go to the central part of the cove – which is roughly 1km (0.6 miles) lengthy and between 50m (164ft) and 150m (492ft) extensive, and for which an entrance payment is charged – at the start and finish of the day. At these instances you may swim undisturbed within the clear water to the wreck of a ferry operated by the Germans throughout World Battle II and sunk by British fighter bombers. It now rests on the seafloor at a depth of just a few metres.’ Coordinates: 44.70024, 14.90337

ZRMANJA ENTRY POINT, KASTEL ZEGARSKI, CROATIA: The emotive panorama of the Zrmanja river has been used for quite a few German-produced Westerns, Ransmayr says, and there are various kayaking excursions accessible from the village of Kastel Zegarski, he provides. ‘Throughout a tour, it is possible for you to to swim, for instance, by Visoki Buk [pictured above], the best waterfall of the Zrmanja. Rafts and kayaks have to be carried across the fall anyway, so why not benefit from the water and go wild swimming!’ the writer suggests. Coordinates: 44.16043, 15.8541

GOSPA OD ZECEVA, ZECEVO, CROATIA: According to local legend, a shepherdess had a vision of the Virgin Mary on the small island of Zecevo (pictured above), and was instructed by the saint to build her a church, now known as the Gospa od Zeceva, the book explains. Ransmayr adds: 'This swimming spot is not just fascinating because of its history but also because of the Velebit mountain range that provides a stunning backdrop. Despite there being not much of a beach as such, you can use the narrow pier and the jetty to put down your towels. The spectacular sunsets, for which the region around Zadar is widely known, are even better from this very special spot. You are pretty much on your own here and able to fully immerse yourself in the untouched, barren beauty of the place.' Coordinates: 44.29548, 15.19349

GOSPA OD ZECEVA, ZECEVO, CROATIA: In line with native legend, a shepherdess had a imaginative and prescient of the Virgin Mary on the small island of Zecevo (pictured above), and was instructed by the saint to construct her a church, now often called the Gospa od Zeceva, the e-book explains. Ransmayr provides: ‘This swimming spot isn’t just fascinating due to its historical past but in addition due to the Velebit mountain vary that gives a surprising backdrop. Regardless of there being not a lot of a seashore as such, you need to use the slender pier and the jetty to place down your towels. The spectacular sunsets, for which the area round Zadar is broadly recognized, are even higher from this very particular spot. You might be just about by yourself right here and capable of totally immerse your self within the untouched, barren great thing about the place.’ Coordinates: 44.29548, 15.19349

SOCA VALLEY, SLOVENIA: The Soca Valley and its side valleys are 'wild-swimming paradises', says Ransmayr, who reveals that 'one of the most beautiful and easy-to-reach spots is along the upper reaches of the [River] Soca by the bridge that leads to the Lepena valley, after a gorge-like section where the Emerald River narrows to a few metres' and the valley widens. Ransmayr says that here, pictured, 'white bizarrely carved rock formations and deep crystal-clear pools invite you to sunbathe, swim, dive off the cliffs and watch the trout'. Coordinates: 46.3363, 13.64563

SOCA VALLEY, SLOVENIA: The Soca Valley and its aspect valleys are ‘wild-swimming paradises’, says Ransmayr, who reveals that ‘some of the stunning and easy-to-reach spots is alongside the higher reaches of the [River] Soca by the bridge that results in the Lepena valley, after a gorge-like part the place the Emerald River narrows to some metres’ and the valley widens. Ransmayr says that right here, pictured, ‘white bizarrely carved rock formations and deep crystal-clear swimming pools invite you to sunbathe, swim, dive off the cliffs and watch the trout’. Coordinates: 46.3363, 13.64563

SOPOT WATERFALL, ISTRIA, CROATIA: This picture shows the 82ft- (25m) tall Sopot Waterfall, described by the author as 'Istria’s most stunning'. Ransmayr continues: 'If you think that the view from above is extremely impressive, wait until you have crossed the centuries-old stone bridge and descended the somewhat hazardous path down to the unforgettable plunge pool, where breathtaking scenery awaits!' Coordinates: 45.21888, 14.04405

SOPOT WATERFALL, ISTRIA, CROATIA: This image reveals the 82ft- (25m) tall Sopot Waterfall, described by the writer as ‘Istria’s most beautiful’. Ransmayr continues: ‘Should you assume that the view from above is extraordinarily spectacular, wait till you may have crossed the centuries-old stone bridge and descended the considerably hazardous path right down to the unforgettable plunge pool, the place breathtaking surroundings awaits!’ Coordinates: 45.21888, 14.04405

KOLPA AT PODZEMELJ, WHITE CARNIOLA, SLOVENIA: The swimming spot pictured here is the Kolpa river near the village of Podzemelj, a stretch of water popular for its cleanliness and 'pleasant summer temperatures', notes the author, who continues: 'Just outside the village, by the river, is a popular campsite that is open to day-trippers who want to bathe here (for a small car park charge). The site features bathing jetties, sunbathing lawns, boat hire and a nice restaurant.' Coordinates: 45.60453, 15.27708

KOLPA AT PODZEMELJ, WHITE CARNIOLA, SLOVENIA: The swimming spot pictured right here is the Kolpa river close to the village of Podzemelj, a stretch of water well-liked for its cleanliness and ‘nice summer time temperatures’, notes the writer, who continues: ‘Simply outdoors the village, by the river, is a well-liked campsite that’s open to day-trippers who wish to bathe right here (for a small automobile park cost). The location options bathing jetties, sunbathing lawns, boat rent and a pleasant restaurant.’ Coordinates: 45.60453, 15.27708

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SUSEC WATERFALLS, ILIRSKA BISTRICA, NORTH SLOVENIA: 'Over eons of time, the Susec [river] carved a picturesque miniature gorge into the northern slopes of the Stol mountains, including numerous pools, waterfalls, sliding gullies and abseiling sites,' writes Ransmayr. The plunge pool pictured here is on the lowest waterfall and is a real 'convenience spot', he notes, warning that it can get 'very crowded' during peak season. Coordinates: 46.2953, 13.48922

SUSEC WATERFALLS, ILIRSKA BISTRICA, NORTH SLOVENIA: ‘Over eons of time, the Susec [river] carved a picturesque miniature gorge into the northern slopes of the Stol mountains, together with quite a few swimming pools, waterfalls, sliding gullies and abseiling websites,’ writes Ransmayr. The plunge pool pictured right here is on the bottom waterfall and is an actual ‘comfort spot’, he notes, warning that it may possibly get ‘very crowded’ throughout peak season. Coordinates: 46.2953, 13.48922  

SLUNJCICA SPRING, SLUNJCICA VILLAGE, CROATIA: After flowing underground for 12.4 miles (20km), the Slunjcica river, called the Slusnica by locals, erupts above ground around seven kilometres (4.3 miles) south of the town of Slunj 'disguised' as a spring, Ransmayr reveals. Here it joins the Korana river in src. Due to its long journey underground, the author explains, the water is cold and enriched with calcium. This has led, over thousands of years, to the creation of a ginormous limestone barrier (pictured) ahead of the mouth of the river measuring 1,640ft (500m) in width and 656ft (200m) in length. The Slusnica, says Ransmayr 'cascades into the Korana over this barrier in 23 waterfalls from a height of 65ft (20m)'. Is there anywhere to swim here? Yes, the author says - at the source pool of the 'supposed' spring and in an area below a derelict mill. 'There can be no question that this natural gem is “out of this world

SLUNJCICA SPRING, SLUNJCICA VILLAGE, CROATIA: After flowing underground for 12.4 miles (20km), the Slunjcica river, known as the Slusnica by locals, erupts above floor round seven kilometres (4.3 miles) south of the city of Slunj ‘disguised’ as a spring, Ransmayr reveals. Right here it joins the Korana river in fashion. Resulting from its lengthy journey underground, the writer explains, the water is chilly and enriched with calcium. This has led, over 1000’s of years, to the creation of a ginormous limestone barrier (pictured) forward of the mouth of the river measuring 1,640ft (500m) in width and 656ft (200m) in size. The Slusnica, says Ransmayr ‘cascades into the Korana over this barrier in 23 waterfalls from a top of 65ft (20m)’. Is there anyplace to swim right here? Sure, the writer says – on the supply pool of the ‘supposed’ spring and in an space beneath a derelict mill. ‘There could be no query that this pure gem is “out of this world”,’ Ransmayr concludes. Coordinates: 45.07911, 15.58835

TRZOK WEIR, KOLPA RIVER, NEAR KAMP JANKOVIC, ADLESICI, MUNICIPALITY OF CRNOMELJ, SLOVENIA: This 'romantic idyll... offers one of the prettiest wild-bathing spots, with a summer water temperature of up to 28C', reveals the author, adding that the nearby Jankovic campsite provides camping and glamping facilities in small wooden bungalows from May to September. Coordinates: 45.52092, 15.3227

TRZOK WEIR, KOLPA RIVER, NEAR KAMP JANKOVIC, ADLESICI, MUNICIPALITY OF CRNOMELJ, SLOVENIA: This ‘romantic idyll… provides one of many prettiest wild-bathing spots, with a summer time water temperature of as much as 28C’, reveals the writer, including that the close by Jankovic campsite supplies tenting and glamping amenities in small wood bungalows from Might to September. Coordinates: 45.52092, 15.3227

PUDARICA BEACH, BARBAT, RAB ISLAND, CROATIA: 'This place is so beautiful that one could easily spend a long chunk of one’s holidays in this spot alone,' Ransmayr writes of Pudarica beach on the island of Rab, pictured above. He adds: 'Due to the shallow shoreline, fine gravel or sand, and the absence of sea urchins, access to the beach is ideal, even for small children.' What's more, Ransmayr notes, there's a small beach restaurant, changing rooms, a shower and a jetty for boats. Coordinates: 44.70762, 14.83168

PUDARICA BEACH, BARBAT, RAB ISLAND, CROATIA: ‘This place is so stunning that one might simply spend a protracted chunk of 1’s holidays on this spot alone,’ Ransmayr writes of Pudarica seashore on the island of Rab, pictured above. He provides: ‘Because of the shallow shoreline, tremendous gravel or sand, and the absence of sea urchins, entry to the seashore is right, even for young children.’ What’s extra, Ransmayr notes, there’s a small seashore restaurant, altering rooms, a bathe and a jetty for boats. Coordinates: 44.70762, 14.83168

BERBEROV BUK WATERFALL, ZRMANJA RIVER, BILISANE, CROATIA: Berberov Buk (pictured above) has a 'picture-book wild-swimming pool' below the main cascade, declares Ransmayr, who adds: 'It borders on a lovely sunbathing lawn. Immediately next to the waterfall is a gostilna (inn) with a shady pub garden by the waterside.' Coordinates: 44.1979, 15.76691

BERBEROV BUK WATERFALL, ZRMANJA RIVER, BILISANE, CROATIA: Berberov Buk (pictured above) has a ‘picture-book wild-swimming pool’ beneath the principle cascade, declares Ransmayr, who provides: ‘It borders on a stunning sunbathing garden. Instantly subsequent to the waterfall is a gostilna (inn) with a shady pub backyard by the waterside.’ Coordinates: 44.1979, 15.76691

SUTMHOLJSKA BEACH, MLJET ISLAND, CROATIA: 'Like all other beaches on Mljet,' writes Ransmayr, 'this one [Sutmholjska) in the centre of the island also has crystal-clear and clean water. In the middle section of the cove, the beach consists of fine gravel and sand, while the sides offer great spaces for sunbathing on flat slabs of rock. During the day, a small pinewood provides protection from too much sun. You can get drinks and snacks from a small beach restaurant.' Ransmayr adds that 'a popular way to get to the beach is to rent one of the numerous hire scooters that are available everywhere on the island'. Coordinates: 42.74184, 17.49915

SUTMHOLJSKA BEACH, MLJET ISLAND, CROATIA: ‘Like all different seashores on Mljet,’ writes Ransmayr, ‘this one [Sutmholjska) within the centre of the island additionally has crystal-clear and clear water. Within the center part of the cove, the seashore consists of tremendous gravel and sand, whereas the edges provide nice areas for sunbathing on flat slabs of rock. In the course of the day, a small pinewood supplies safety from an excessive amount of solar. You will get drinks and snacks from a small seashore restaurant.’ Ransmayr provides that ‘a well-liked option to get to the seashore is to lease one of many quite a few rent scooters which are accessible all over the place on the island’. Coordinates: 42.74184, 17.49915

DUBROVNIK'S BEACHES BY THE CITY WALLS, CROATIA: One of the most impressive things about the Old Town of the Unesco World Heritage-listed Dubrovnik is its city walls, says the book, which have served as Game of Thrones backdrops. They're also where you'll find some of the most unusual beaches, says Ransmayr. Buza beach (pictured), he writes, 'nestles on the southern city wall between white limestone rocks that form level platforms and steep steps that lead down to the sea', while Porporela beach offers 'a fabulous view of the island of Lokrum'. Coordinates: 42.63881, 18.10871

DUBROVNIK’S BEACHES BY THE CITY WALLS, CROATIA: Some of the spectacular issues concerning the Outdated City of the Unesco World Heritage-listed Dubrovnik is its metropolis partitions, says the e-book, which have served as Sport of Thrones backdrops. They’re additionally the place you’ll discover among the most uncommon seashores, says Ransmayr. Buza seashore (pictured), he writes, ‘nestles on the southern metropolis wall between white limestone rocks that type degree platforms and steep steps that lead right down to the ocean’, whereas Porporela seashore provides ‘a superb view of the island of Lokrum’. Coordinates: 42.63881, 18.10871