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Take a pleasant breathing space from swimming and the sea. Your holiday will take on a new dimension with land-based excursions, in the pursuit of enjoyment of the curtular, historical or the simple - an exploration of the unique life of the local population. Those who prefer sports witch have no connection to the sea will certainly find something to their taste at the numerous stadiums, tennis courts, fitness centres and other places. Exploration excursions, spectacular tours and cruises on historical sailing boats constructed in the traditional local style are a tradition in this region. Along with famous localities, these excursions make possible the discovery of beaches hidden or otherwise inaccessible by land, especially on Elafiti Islands and Mljet. It is also possible to organize photo-safaris on land and in the marshlands and swamps of the Neretva Delta. For those wishing to experience a hunt using something more powerful than a camera, hunting grounds for feathered game on Peljesac are open. And while some enjoy an active holiday, other visitors appreciate this region as an idal place for more serious work. Congresses, conferences and scientific groups, with their tehnical demands, with either small or large numbers of participants, are able to combine their work with the exceptional creative ambiance and the possibilities of active leisure time. Dubrovnik has been chosen as the preferred site by many university proffessors and students from all over the world. The chief scientific institution with the most prolific activity is the International University Centre (IUC) Dubrovnik. Numerous congress halls make possible the organizing of both small and more demanding and important scientific conferences.

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Sailing or motor boating, rowing, swimming, spear or big game fishing; these sports have their roots in this and surrounding areas. One of the oldest rowing lanes in this part of the world was established by the Austrian Emperor and King Francis Joseph in Rijeka Dubrovacka. The windsurf area in front of Viganj near Orebic, which enjoys the best weather conditions for this sport in the whole of the Adriatic, was the site of the European Championship in 1990. Traditionally, water-polo is the most popular sport in the region. It is spectacular experience to witness one of the Jug games in the strongest league in the world - the Croatian water-polo league. For those interested in sub-aqua pursuits, either as a challenge or a novelty, there are diving schools on Mljet and in Priscapac on the island of Korcula. Sailing enthusiats will be able to satisfy their needs in the three well-equipped marinas in Dubrovnik, Korcula and Lumbarda, as well as numerous other harbours. Those interested in competitive sailing will remember well spectacular climax of the World Championship and a traditional international regatta Bari - Trani - Korcula - Dubrovnik. Boat trips to the River Neretva Reservations will delight those who are interested in exploring the natural world while enjoying a river outing. The combination of the South Adriatics most crystal clear water (J. J. Cousteau) and the locals who know how to enjoy it, creates a wide range of opportunties for the visitor who wishes to actively enjoy his time at the coast. Visitors will never have trouble finding something to do - the only problem might be finding time to do everything.

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