Risnjak National Park

January 30, 2010 by  
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Risnjak National Park is located very close to Rijeka, extends all the way to the Slovenian border. This wide area comprises a whole range of natural phenomena but not one single tourist facility, which makes it ideal for those who seek unspoiled mountain nature which shows is at its best when everything bursts into flower come springtime. Read more

Ludbreg

January 30, 2010 by  
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The small town of Ludbreg is located in northwestern part of Croatia. Having recognized the excellent transport position of the town, the old Romans built Castrum Ioviu, a town with full infrastructure, sewage, a forum and a spa, which became a commercial and transport center. Read more

The Body Holiday Wellness Centre, Sol Garden Istra Hotel, Umag

January 29, 2010 by  
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The Body Holiday Wellness Centre is located in the four-star Sol Garden Istra Hotel which was built in 2006. It is located in the Katoro tourist estate, 250 m from the sea and 3 km from the town of Umag, to which it is linked by the promenade along the shore. Read more

Fuzine

January 29, 2010 by  
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Fužine has an attractive position in a woody part of the mountainous region near Kvarner Riviera. Situated at an altitude of 730 meters and around thirty kilometers from the sea, Fužine provides a number of opportunities for a quality holiday. Fužine happens to be the oldest Croatian continental tourist location, where tourism began to develop in 1874. Read more

Horvatov’s blacksmith house in Gornji Hrašcan

January 28, 2010 by  
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If you are interested in traditional crafts, which are with time increasingly losing their battle with modern technology, a visit to Horvatov’s blacksmith in the town of Gornji Hrašcan in the Medimurje region will be of great interest to you. Read more

Krk town cathedral

January 28, 2010 by  
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The town is dominated by the cathedral next to the Frankopan Castle, which was first mentioned in written documents in 1186. The cathedral was dedicated to the Assumption of Virgin Mary, and its extensions added throughout many centuries have combined various styles – Romanic, gothic, renaissance and baroque. Read more

Nautica Wellness Centre Hotel, Novigrad

January 27, 2010 by  
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The Nautica Wellness Centre is an integral part of the four-star Nautica Hotel in the small town of Novigrad, within the nautical-cum-tourist complex that comprises the Nautica Marina, the Nautica Hotel, an exclusive restaurant and a lounge-bar. Read more

Northern Velebit National Park

January 27, 2010 by  
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This national park, established as recently as 1999, encompasses the highest areas of northern Velebit. This wide area has remained untouched to this day, its ecological system well balanced. Read more

Cakovec

January 27, 2010 by  
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Čakovec town is located in North Croatia, it is the center of Međimurje County with a population of 16 thousand and double the number with its suburban areas.

The name of the town originates from the 13th century when Count Dmitar Čak erected a wooden defensive fort (known as the Čak Tower). A more significant economic and cultural rise began in mid-16th century when the town came into possession of the Zrinski family. During that era, when the town defended against the Turks, it was transformed into a modern renaissance fort with a luxurious palace. Read more

Novigrad Museum Collection Of Stone Monuments

January 26, 2010 by  
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The most significant exhibits in the collection are early medieval monuments, but there are other equally attractive exhibits dating from the antiquity right up to the 19th century, as they offer a very graphic view of the history and cultural characteristics of the Novigrad area. Read more

Mythos Medicinal Spa Valsabbion Hotel, Pula

January 26, 2010 by  
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The Mythos Medicinal Spa within the three-star Valsabbion Hotel is located in the Pješčana Uvala of Pula, 50 m from the sea. The hotel has 10 well appointed rooms, and an exclusive restaurant with auctorial menu which has received numerous acclaims for creativity and quality. Read more

Kornati National Park

January 26, 2010 by  
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According to legend the Kornati were created when God, having created the Earth, was left with a few stones which he simply tossed over his shoulder.

The result was the densest archipelago in the Mediterranean, with over 140 islands, rocks and reefs, 110 of which form the national park. Read more

Mljet National Park

January 26, 2010 by  
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Mljet National Park, a wonderfully beautiful island located southwest of Dubrovnik, with its spruce forest, its olive groves and vineyards, belongs to the group of southern Dalmatian islands. Read more

Croatia travelling with your pet regulations

January 25, 2010 by  
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When bringing your pet into the Republic of Croatia, it is your responsibility to meet all the conditions necessary for its importation. Please check, whether your pet has been vaccinated on time and whether it has a valid passport or veterinary certificate. If your pet does not meet these criteria then it can be returned to the country of origin or quarantined at the border crossing at your expense. Read more

Croatia customs regulations

January 25, 2010 by  
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Customs regulations in the Republic of Croatia are almost entirely harmonised with EU standards, but the value of those non-commercial items that are brought into the country for personal use and are exempt from tax duty or PDV (VAT), is limited to only 300 HRK (kuna). Read more

Croatia travel documents

January 25, 2010 by  
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A valid passport or some other identification document recognised by international agreement; for certain countries a personal identity card is sufficient (i.e. a document which testifies to the identity and citizenship of the bearer). Read more

Croatia currency, credit cards

January 25, 2010 by  
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The kuna (1 kuna = 100 lipa). Foreign currency can be exchanged in banks, exchange offices, post offices and in the majority of tourist information offices, travel agencies, hotels, campsites and marinas. Read more

Geography of Croatia

January 25, 2010 by  
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Geographic position

Croatia extends from the easterly edges of the Alps through the Pannonian lowlands to the banks of the Danube in the east. Its central region is covered by the Dinara mountain range. The coastline stretches along the Adriatic Sea, from the Istrian peninsula in the north to the city of Dubrovnik in the south. Read more

Croatia climate

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Croatia has three climatic zones: Continental, High altitude and Mediterranean. The prevailing climate in the country’s continental interior is moderately rainy. The area of high altitude with Croatia’s highest peaks have a mountain climate which includes snowfall. The areas along the Adriatic coast have a pleasantly mild Mediterranean climate with a large number of sunny days, summers are hot and dry and winters are mild and wet. Read more

Croatia health services

January 25, 2010 by  
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There are hospitals and clinics located in all the larger towns and cities, while smaller centres have dispensaries and pharmacies. Foreign visitors who are covered by health insurance in their own country are not obliged to pay for emergency medical services during a private stay in the Republic of Croatia if a convention on Social Security has been signed between Croatia and the visitors’ country of origin, i.e. if they have in their possession a certificate stipulated by such a convention confirming their right to health care. Read more

Croatia shops and public services working hours

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Shops and public services working hours

During the tourist season, most shops are open from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. on weekdays, and many of them are also open during the weekend. Public services and business offices work from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., Monday to Friday. Read more

Croatia post and telecommunications

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Post offices are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays, in smaller centres from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. Some offices work a split shift. In most towns and tourist centres, there are post offices are open on Saturdays and Sundays. Read more

Electricity in Croatia

January 25, 2010 by  
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220 V, frequency: 50 Hz. UK guests should note that power outlets in Croatia are of the Continental two-pin type, therefore a socket adapter is required. Read more

Croatian National Tourist Offices in abroad

January 25, 2010 by  
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Croatian National Tourist Offices in abroad

Kroatische Zentrale für Tourismus,

1010 Wien, Am Hof 13, Österreich Read more

Croatian National Tourist Board

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Croatian National Tourist Board

Address: Iblerov trg 10/4

10000 Zagreb Read more

Sibenik Municipal Tourist Office

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Šibenik Municipal Tourist Office

Address: Fausta Vrančića 18, 22000 Šibenik Read more

Split Municipal Tourist Office

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Split Municipal Tourist Office

Address: Obala Hrvatsko narodnog preporoda 7

21000 Split Read more

Rijeka Municipal Tourist Office

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Rijeka Municipal Tourist Office

Address: Užarska 14, 51000 Rijeka Read more

Pula Municipal Tourist Office

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Pula Municipal Tourist Office

Address: Forum 3, 52100 Pula Read more

Dubrovnik Municipal Tourist Office

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Dubrovnik Municipal Tourist Office

Address: Od Svetog Dominika 7,

20000 Dubrovnik Read more

Opatija Municipal Tourist Office

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Opatija Municipal Tourist Office

Address: Vladimira Nazora 3, 51410 Opatija Read more

Karlovac Municipal Tourist Office

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Karlovac Municipal Tourist Office

Address: Ulica Petra Zrinskog 3,

47000 Karlovac Read more

Osijek Municipal Tourist Office

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Osijek Municipal Tourist Office

Address: Županijska 2, 31000 Osijek Read more

Varazdin Municipal Tourist Office

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Varaždin Municipal Tourist Office

Address: Ivana Padovca 3, 42000 Varaždin Read more

Zadar Municipal Tourist Office

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Zadar Municipal Tourist Office

Address: Ilije Smiljanića 5, 23000 Zadar Read more

Zagreb Municipal Tourist Office

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Zagreb Municipal Tourist Office

Address: Kaptol 5, 10000 Zagreb Read more

What to eat in Croatia

January 25, 2010 by  
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In addition to standard European cuisine, Croatia offers its most popular local dishes and specialties. Among the cold dishes there is the renowned Dalmatian or Istrian prosciutto, the cheeses of the island of Pag or the Lika region, sheep’s cheese, the Slavonian kulen (a spicy cured pork meat speciality), the renowned garlic sausages (češnjovka) of Samobor and the Zagorje region, fresh cottage cheese with cream. Read more

Where to eat in Croatia

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Apart from hotels offering both full board and half board accommodation, restaurants, inns, taverns, wine cellars, pizzerias and fast-food restaurants can be found in all cities, tourist towns and along the main roads. Restaurants and inns offering local Croatian cuisine will be of particular interest to gourmets. Read more

Winter vacations in Osijek and Baranja County

January 25, 2010 by  
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For all those who are not fans of typical winter holidays and enjoying winter sports, that is to say for those who lean more to vacations in more peaceful surroundings and exploring tradition, Baranja offers an excellent tourism program spiced up with heritage, points of interest and, of course, tasty morsels and excellent vintages. The programs are currently more adapted to one-day tours, but the offer is also attractive for vacations of several days. Read more

What to drink in Croatia

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The cultivation of grapes are the production of choice, select wines is a centuries-old tradition among Croatian viticulturists both in continental Croatia, in the Primorje area (the Littoral) and Dalmatia. Read more

Paklenica National Park

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The area between the highest peak of Velebit and the sea was declared a national park in 1949. The outstanding features of the park are the canyons of Velika and Mala Paklenica. Cliffs rising to a height of more than 400 metres, waterfalls and wild, rugged rock forms create a dramatic ambiance. The area is a veritable challenge for alpinists, researchers and scientists alike. Here, bird watchers come into their own – there are 220 bird species, while hikers, mountaineers and free climbers find delight in the numerous cliffs and rocks, caves and potholes. Most interesting among the caves are Manita peć, which visitors can visit with guide, and Vodarica cave. On the rocks of the Velika Paklenica canyon alpinist climbing routes have been marked, the most popular being the rock known as Anića Kuka (712 metres). Read more

Istrian Relax Village Wellness and Beauty Centre, Sol Hotel Umag

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The Istrian Relax Village Wellness and Beauty Centre is located in the fourstar Sol Hotel Umag, on a cape by the sea, 1 km from the centre of the town of Umag. Read more

Dubrovnik-Neretva County Tourist Office

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Dubrovnik-Neretva County Tourist Office

Address: Vukovarska 24, 20000 Dubrovnik Read more

Bjelovar-Bilogora County Tourist Office

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Bjelovar-Bilogora County Tourist Office

Address: Trg Eugena Kvartenika 4

43000 Bjelovar Read more

Brod-Posavina County Tourist Office

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Brod-Posavina County Tourist Office

Address: Petra Krešimira IV No. 1 Read more

Istria County Tourist Office

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Istria County Tourist Office

Address: Pionirska 1, 52440 Poreč Read more

Karlovac County Tourist Office

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Karlovac County Tourist Office

Address: Ambroza Vraniczanya 6, 47000 Karlovac Read more

Koprivnica-Krizevci County Tourist Office

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Koprivnica-Križevci County Tourist Office

Address: Nemčićeva 5, 48000 Koprivnica Read more

Krapina-Zagorje County Tourist Office

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Krapina-Zagorje County Tourist Office

Address: Zagrebačka 6

49217 Krapinske Toplice Read more

Lika-Senj County Tourist Office

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Lika-Senj County Tourist Office

Address: Budačka 12, 53000 Gospić Read more

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