If you would ask me about the purpose of life, I would tell you to taste new experiences to the utmost. Adventure and challenges have always been a great part of my life and it was more than clear to me that I needed to choose a profession that could fulfill it.
I love discovering new corners, not only around the world, but of my homeland (Croatia) as well. You know that moment when you get lost somewhere, far away from the everyday routine and popular "must-see" destinations? That is when the magic begins.
What places and activities do you specialize in?
"Croatia is my homeland which has so many unseen, hidden places. Discovering them is one of my life goals and as I have been working in tourism for years, I had the great opportunity to gather knowledge about our country and I started sharing it with others. I always like to encourage people to do and try things they have never done; whether it is a unique adventurous boat trip to some of the furthest islands or some domestic food worth trying.
When I travel somewhere, I always like to find places that are popular among locals. It takes the whole experience to a completely different level. That is the thing I like to share with others - inside information about my country so they could get the most out of it.
Travel is a lifestyle and I think everything is about making experiences. And my great passion is to help others to create once in a lifetime moments and stories worth sharing. "
How did you get involved in travel?
"My first shorter travels started in a very young age. At first it were always some nearby, easily reachable destinations, but over the years, I started to get attracted to the unknown. Finding places which take me out of my comfort zone, different cultures, amazing people - that is what keeps my hunger for travel at highest possible point. What I love about traveling is that you learn how to let go, to start being yourself and not what the world wants you to be.
Having the opportunity to share some of my personal experiences with others is the thing that makes my love for travel even bigger. "
Featured trips & expertise
Combine Croatia's medieval cities and exceptional natural beauty on this trip, starting with a tour of Split's 4th-century Diocletian Palace and an excursion to the emerald waterfalls of Plitvice Lakes National Park. Next, head to the island of Hvar where you'll kayak its shores and explore its cobbled streets, vineyards, mountains, and lavender fields. End the trip in Dubrovnik by eating your way through its historic streets and watching the sunset atop Srđ Hill.
Explore the northwestern Balkans in this trip that combines nature with historic cities, starting in Slovenia with a tour of its capital Ljubljana, as well as visits to Lake Bled, Lake Bohinj, and the country's Karst Region. Discover the beauty of Croatia by visiting Plitvice Lakes National Park, as well as the ancient Old Towns of Split's Diocletian Palace and Dubrovnik's walled fortress. Enjoy day trips to Mostar and Kravice Waterfalls in Bosnia and Herzegovina, plus Perast and Kotor in Montenegro.
Explore Croatia's Dalmatian islands on this active tour, starting on the rural island of Šolta with its traditional way of life. Then set sail to the islands of Brač, Hvar, Korčula, and Mljet, cycling through the pastoral wilderness, villages, and Mediterranean shrubbery, all while discovering ruins, ancient old towns, and national parks. End your trip on the small island of Šipan and sail to the city of Dubrovnik, where you can walk its historic walls, peruse its Old Town, and climb to Srđ Hill for famous panoramic views of the region.
Discover the ancient cities and natural wonders of Croatia's stunning Dalmatian Coastline, starting in the historic city of Split and its 4th-century Diocletian's Palace. Use Split as your hub while enjoying some of the country's most spectacular scenery, including a day trip to Trogir, zip-lining across Cetina River Canyon, hiking along the wooden boardwalks of Plitvice Lakes, and swimming in the emerald lagoons of Krka National Park. End your trip in the "Pearl of the Adriatic", Dubrovnik, where you can walk the old town walls, enjoy a sunrise atop Mount Srđ, and discover the unique history of the region.
Uncover Croatia's colorful history and culture on this kid-friendly 5-day itinerary focused on Split, Hvar Island, and Dubrovnik. Begin in Split, along the sunny Dalmatian coast, to explore Roman remains and an ancient palace before venturing out into the countryside on a fun ATV tour with the family. Find your way to Hvar to check out the rugged island terrain and kayak out to the nearby rocky Pakleni Islands, ending your adventure in the fortress city of Dubrovnik, a child's stone kingdom.
With an exciting focus on activities sure to keep both parents and kids entertained, this quick 6-day itinerary begins in the ancient coastal city of Split and ends in the limestone-paved town of Dubrovnik. You'll discover Roman ruins throughout Split, from palaces and sphinxes to historic gates, kayak the Adriatic Sea to the wooded Pakleni Islands from sunny Hvar, and enjoy an afternoon looking on as the kids take up the reins and ride a pony (or horse) at Honey Valley, near Dubrovnik.
Recent trip reviews for Marina
Highlights of Croatia · Croatia - Oct 2 - Oct 10, 2019
This was my first solo travel experience and Marina ensured it was a memorable one. From the beginning she helped plan a wonderful itinerary tailored specifically to my interests. She provided all the information and details I needed before hand to ensure I was prepared for my trip. When my cousin decided to join me in Dubrovnik, Marina was kind to ensure it’s feasibility. Marina also went the extra mile in providing me with her personal number, checking in with me to ensure I was Ok during... read more
Best of the Dalmatian Coast - 8 Days · Croatia - Sep 20 - Oct 2, 2019
Marina was very patient and accommodating with my constant change of plans. The people and tours she arranged were of very high quality! Croatia is amazing and I can’t recommend it enough...thanks Marina for making this a great experience
Best Things To Do in Croatia · Croatia - Jun 15 - Jun 21, 2019
My husband & I had a wonderful experience using Kimkim! Our specialist Marina was amazing, and SO on top of every detail.
We had recently (after using a few “travel agents” of the past) been planning our own trips, feeling it was the only & best way to truly experience things the way we want. But we were low on time with the planning of this trip ( it takes a LOT, especially in a country where the language is not yours & you’re having to rely on the advice/reviews of people whose style of... read more
Best Things To Do in Croatia · Croatia - Jun 15 - Jun 21, 2019
Marina helped us create a memorable journey through Croatia starting at Split, to Hvar then up to Zadar by car, to Plitvice Lakes, onward through Istria to Rovinj and Pula.
The apartments Marina booked for us were just right for our trip, within walking distances of what we wanted to see and perfect for the way we travel, with a kitchen to prepare snacks and meals. Our landlords were all very nice. We recommend them all to other travelers.
The ferry rides and the car rental worked perfectly.... read more
Highlights of Croatia Self Drive: Zagreb to Dubrovnik - 8 Days · Croatia - Apr 17 - Apr 24, 2019
Marina was fantastic! She was available during the entire trip with information and answering any questions I had. The tours to Krka and Plitvices Parks we’re spot on awesome. The apartments were nice and close to everything for sightseeing.