Spa Beauty kutak Bristol Hotel, Opatija

February 18, 2010 by  
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Spa & Beauty kutak (snug) is integrated within the four-star Bristol Hotel, in the very centre of Opatija, only a few minute walk from the sea. The hotel, which was built in 1906, has recently been thoroughly renovated. It has 78 finely fitted rooms and apartments, and 3 halls for meetings able to accommodate up to 150 guests. The hotel also has a Viennese style coffee parlour called Palme, and a lovely terrace. Read more

Comfort Zone Spa Wellness Aurora Hotel, Mali Lošinj

February 18, 2010 by  
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[ comfort zone ] spa & wellness Aurora is housed in the four-star Aurora Hotel which is located in Sunčana uvala (the sunny cove), in an old pine wood, 50 m from the sea and about 2 km of pleasant walk from the centre of Mali Lošinj. Renovated in 2008 the hotel has 392 rooms, a number of catering establishments and a multi-purpose hall for congresses and other types of gatherings. Read more

Comfort Zone Space Bonavia Grand Hotel, Rijeka

February 18, 2010 by  
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[ comfort zone ] space bonavia is a wellness centre within the Bonavia Grand Hotel located in the very centre of Rijeka. The hotel has 121 accommodation units, including 7 apartments, and a superb Kamov restaurant which offers a wide ranging selection of local and international dishes. As a frequent destination of business community and a congress venue, it also has a business centre and several halls for congresses and smaller gatherings. Read more

Istria

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Blue seas, white stone and the green interior make up the colour scheme of Istria, the largest peninsula in Croatia. The blueness of its shoreline is contrasted by the lush greenery of its interior and the tiny, “acropolian” towns which, themselves somewhere between waking and sleeping, erase that thin line that divides the real from the illusion. And turn into your very own story. Read more

Dalmatia Zadar region

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The Zadar region is the northernmost part of Dalmatia, its gate of welcome to all those who travel from the north of the Adriatic. It is full of contrasts, rich in historic heritage and breathtakingly beautiful nature.

The first, and therefore perhaps the most intense experience of these parts, are the intense colours, that particular harmony of the vivid blue of the sea and over it the dark green of pine trees or olive groves that descend all the way to the shore. And to all that the brilliant white of the Dalmatian stone must be added – it forms the beaches either in slabs or broken down into gravel or pebbles, attracting numerous tourists. Read more

Therapia Wellness Spa Centre, Therapia Hotel, Crikvenica

February 18, 2010 by  
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The Therapia Wellness Spa Centre is located in the four-star Therapia Hotel, a historic hotel built in 1895, which has been fully renovated. The hotel, which sits 250 m from the sea and 1,2 km from the centre of the town of Crikvenica, has 109 rooms, several catering establishments, a smaller congress hall and a number of recreational facilities. Read more

Miramar Wellness Centre, Miramar Hotel, Adria relax resort, Opatija

February 18, 2010 by  
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The Miramar Wellness is a part of the four-star Miramar Hotel in Opatija, located in a cove full of different Mediterranean greenery, by the side of the famous Lungo Mare promenade. The building is a historic Villa Neptun built in 1876, and reconstructed in the Belle Epoch style in 2004. Read more

Six Senses Historic Villa Astra Spa Hotel, Lovran

February 18, 2010 by  
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Villa Astra was built at the beginning of the 20th century, right by the sea, enjoying a wonderful view of the Bay of Kvarner. In 2002 it was restored and turned into a luxury boutique hotel with 6 spacious rooms, a restaurant with an HACCP certificate which primarily offers traditional and organic cuisine, and a heated open-air swimming pool. Read more

Five Elements Wellness Spa Marina hotel, Mošćenička Draga

February 18, 2010 by  
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The Five Elements Wellness & Spa Marina is located in the four-star Marina Hotel which has been fully renovated in 2008. The hotel is situated in the well known tourist resort of Mošćenička Draga, some 15 km from Opatija, at the very beginning of one of the most beautiful beaches of the Adriatic. It is an ideal place for guests who love active holiday, sports, long walks and mountaineering. Read more

Croatia Travel Safety Tips

February 18, 2010 by  
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On the road

– Avoid traffic jams during the peak tourism season (at weekends or holidays)

– Be well-rested when travelling

– Adjust your speed to the conditions on the road and the speed limits

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Croatia local car-ferry services

February 18, 2010 by  
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Car-ferry services along the coast:

Rijeka-Split-Stari Grad/Hvar-Korčula- Dubrovnik.

Local car-ferry services connect the following islands with the mainland: Read more

Croatia international car-ferry services

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Zadar – Ancona, Split – Ancona,

Split – Stari Grad – Pescara,

Ancona – Split – Pescara,

Rijeka – Split – Stari Grad (Hvar) – Korčula – Sobra (Mljet) – Dubrovnik – Bari

Dubrovnik – Bari (direct line): Vis – Ancona, Stari Grad – Ancona Read more

Croatian Agency for coastal line services

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Tel: +385 21 329 370;

Fax: +385 21 329 379

www.agencija-zolpp.hr

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Croatia shipping companies

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Jadrolinija: The main Croatian ship passenger carrier maintains the majority of regular, international and domestic car-ferry, ship and high-speed lines.

Its head office is in Rijeka.

Tel: +385 51 666 111 and 666 100 Read more

Croatia nautical tourism and marinas

February 18, 2010 by  
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There are 58 marinas in Croatia (10 on dry land), 21 of which operate within the ACI Opatija group. The total capacity of all Croatian marinas is 16,403 berths in the sea and 5,189 on dry land. Larger marinas provide technical services, cranes, fuel stations and various commercial and hospitality services. Most marinas provide yacht rental services. Sailing courses are also available. Read more

Croatia sailing regulations

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The skipper of a vessel entering the territorial waters of the Republic of Croatia by sea is obliged to take the shortest route to the nearest port open to international traffic, in order to carry out border control formalities, to obtain the relevant official vignette (sticker) and for the verification of crew member and passenger lists at the Harbour Master’s Office, or branch office. Read more

Milenij Wellness Spa, Milenij Grand Hotel 4 opatijska cvijeta, Opatija

February 18, 2010 by  
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The Milenij Grand Hotel 4 opatijska cvijeta (four flowers of Opatija) wellness and spa centre is a part of the fourstar hotel which is located in the centre of Opatija, alongside the lovely Lungo Mare promenade by the sea, surrounded by the Mediterranean ambiance of the famous parks of this town. Read more

Kvarner

February 18, 2010 by  
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Here the littoral landscape is practically in the immediate vicinity of the mountainous and forested region of Gorski kotar, the Mediterranean clime and way of life are first neighbours with the harsh mountain climate, while the world of a fashionable tourist resort boasting a 150 year long tradition is so vastly different from the simple rhythm of the island life.

Kvarner is a place where those seeking the glitter of Opatija whose tourist tradition, parks replete with lush greenery and elegant villas, combined with the 12 km long promenade by the sea, attract guests throughout the year. Read more

Phytoaroma Wellness Centre Essentia Adriatica, Adriatic Grand Hotel, Opatija

February 18, 2010 by  
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The Essentia Adriatica wellness centre is situated in the Adriatic Grand Hotel which is close to the sea, enjoys a lovely view of the Bay of Kvarner and is about 10 minutes of pleasant walk from the centre of Opatija. Read more

Opatija Thalasso Wellness Centre, Opatija

February 18, 2010 by  
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The Opatija Thalasso Wellness Centre is linked by a heated corridor with the three-star Villa Dubrava Hotel whose historic façade hides a newly renovated hotel.

The hotel, which has 37 air-conditioned rooms and a restaurant that in addition to the classic cuisine also offers special diet menus, is surrounded by lush Mediterranean greenery, close to the sea and the lovely sea-side promenade (Lungo Mare), as well as to all the facilities that Opatija has to offer. Read more

Punta Hotel Wellness Centre, Veli Lošinj

February 18, 2010 by  
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The Punta Hotel Wellness Centre is housed within this three-star hotel which is only 50m from the sea, in the immediate vicinity of the tourist resort of Veli Lošinj. The hotel has 234 rooms, while the four-star Punta apartments are located nearby. The hotel has several catering establishments and sports and recreational facilities. In the winter period the hotel is closed. Read more

Novi Spa Hotels Resort, Novi Vinodolski

February 18, 2010 by  
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The NOVI SPA is located in the newly built five-star Spa Hotels & Resort, Novi Vinodolski, tourist estate. Situated on a gentle elevation close to the 1,5 km long beach, the hotel has 130 rooms and apartments, and 366 luxury apartments in villas. Read more

Laurana Spa Medical Wellness Centre, Lovran Hotel

February 18, 2010 by  
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The Laurana Spa – medical wellness centre is located in the three-star Lovran Hotel in Lovran, only some 50 m from the sea, amidst the evergreen Mediterranean vegetation. The famous Lungo Mare promenade links it to Opatija. Read more

Mozart Hotel Wellness Oasis, Opatija

February 18, 2010 by  
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In the very heart of Opatija the Mozart Hotel shelters an intimate and peaceful wellness oasis. This truly beautiful boutique hotel, built in 1894, was one of those that wrote the tourist history of this town from its very beginnings. Read more

Laurus Spa Beauty, Villa Kapetanovic, Opatija

February 18, 2010 by  
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The Laurus Spa & Beauty is located in the Villa Kapetanović, a newly built facility on an elevation above the town of Volosko, at the very entrance to the town of Opatija, from where it enjoys a stunning view of the Bay of Kvarner and the Kvarner islands. Read more

Five Elements Wellness Spa Ambasador Hotel, Opatija

February 18, 2010 by  
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The Five Elements Wellness & Spa Ambasador is housed in the five-star Amabasador Hotel, by the sea, alongside the famous Lungo Mare Promenade of Opatija which links it to the nearby centre of the town. The hotel has 180 rooms and apartments, a wide selection of caterings establishments offering a fine choice of gastronomy, while the capacity of its modern congress facility enables the organization of gatherings both sizeable and small. Read more

Baska Wellness Centre Corinthia Hotel Baška

February 14, 2010 by  
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The Baška Wellness Centre, the services of which are enjoyed by the guests of the four and five-star Atrium Residence Hotel, the four-star Zvonimir Hotel and the three-star Corinthium Hotel in Baška. Read more

Wellness Centre Padova Hotel, Rab Town

February 13, 2010 by  
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The Wellness Centre is located in the three-star Padova Hotel, by the sea with an open view of the old town of Rab, which is only 15 minutes of pleasant strolling away. The hotel has 175 renovated rooms, a wealth of gastronomic selection and a congress hall. Close to the hotel are a number of lovely promenades and sports facilities. Read more

Prestige Wellness Spa Casino Mulino Hotel, Buje

February 12, 2010 by  
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The Prestige Wellness & Spa is located in the 4-star Casino Mulino Hotel that rises close to the sea, not far from the small historic town of Buje, and next to the Slovene – Croatian border crossing of Plovanija. Read more

Cilipe

February 11, 2010 by  
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Čilipe is the cultural centre of Konavle district. Čilipe is known for their folklore events at which tourists can get to know the Konavle tradition and national costumes with the characteristic silk embroidery. Read more

Velebit Nature Park

February 11, 2010 by  
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Velebit mountain is the longest mountain range in Croatia extending in the form of a gentle arc from the Senjska draga cove and Vratnik to the upper course of the River Zrmanja to a total length of about 145 km. Read more

San Rocco Wellness Spa Hotel, Brtonigla

February 10, 2010 by  
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The San Rocco Wellness & Spa is in the four-star San Rocco Hotel in the Istrian village of Brtonigla renown for excellent wines and top of the line gastronomy. The complex of three buildings (hotel with 12 superbly appointed rooms, a multi-functional hall and wellness centre) built of white Istrian stone and surrounded by olive groves, is located 5 km from the sea and some 30 km from the Italian border. Read more

Lonjsko Polje Nature Park

February 10, 2010 by  
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Lonjsko Polje is a flood area situated alongside the River Sava, where the following forest communities are found: common oak and hornbeam on elevated positions; on lower ground, common oak with common barberry, and common oak with ground ash; in the depressions there are forests of ground ash with snowflake, of alder, of aspen and willow. Read more

Cavtat

February 9, 2010 by  
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The medieval town of Cavtat is located 19 km south of Dubrovnik. The Ancient Epidaurum was an important Roman colony, which fell with the arrival of the Slaves and Avars. Its inhabitants fled to the neighbouring Laus Rave Ragusa, today’s Dubrovnik. The proximity of Dubrovnik, the rich historical and cultural heritage and the various tourist offering make Cavtat one of the most attractive destinations on the Adriatic. Read more

Wellness Valamar Sanfi Hotel, Rabac

February 9, 2010 by  
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The four-star Valamar Sanfior Hotel is located in Rabac, by the sea on an idyllic peninsula, in the shade of a lovely pine wood and enjoying a specatculaar view of the sea and the islands of Kvarner. The hotel has 115 comfortable rooms of contemporary design facing either the fragrant pine wood or the crystal blue seas. Read more

Villa Angiolina, Opatija

February 9, 2010 by  
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Villa Angiolina is the building that certainly marked the beginning of the tourist epoch in the history of Opatija. Read more

Biokovo Nature Park

February 9, 2010 by  
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Biokovo is a rugged mountain whose almost vertical cliffs rise near and by the sea leaving its imprint on the whole surrounding landscape. Its highest peak is St. Jure at 1,762 metres ASL.

Barren limestone rocks of broken relief and with watershed features, mountain grasslands and rocky pastures, and the blending of the Mediterranean and mountain climate has ensured that Biokovo is second only to Velebit in its number of endemic species. Read more

Milenij Wellness Spa Hotel, Opatija

February 8, 2010 by  
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The Milenij Wellness & Spa is housed in the five-star Milenij Hotel that stands in the very centre of Opatija, by the sea and the coastal promenade known as Lungo mare, and is surrounded by a lovely park. Read more

Samobor

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Samobor, a town in the northwestern part of the country, located right next to the border with Slovenia and in close proximity to the Croatian metropolis – Zagreb, has enjoyed the tradition of a carnival for almost two centuries.

The Samobor carnival is among the oldest and biggest in Croatia and has grown into a modern festival and become a trademark of the town, a sort of cultural good. It is a tourist and entertainment event, visited for the last couple of years by around 200,000 people. Read more

Cres island

February 8, 2010 by  
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The island of Cres is the largest island in the Adriatic, located in the northern part of the Kvarner bay. In the south, in Osor, it is connected with the island Lošinj via a drawbridge.

The coast of the island is 66 kilometres long and very well developed, rich in numerous coves and pebble beaches in its western and southern part, while the northern and eastern part are characterized by steep and harsh rocks.  Read more

Konavle

February 8, 2010 by  
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Konavle is located at the southern-most tip of Croatia, on the South-eastern part of today’s Dubrovnik Riviera. With the purchase of this area in the 15th century, the Dubrovnik Republic completed its territory. The name Konavle derives from the Latin word “canale”, “canalis”, referring to the water-supply system, which in the Roman era supplied Epidaurus, today’s Cavtat, with water. Read more

Opatija Seaside Promenade

February 8, 2010 by  
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Built in phases, this path stretches from Preluka to Lovran and its total length is approximately 12 kilometers. The initiator of the operation was the Scenic Improvement Society (Abbazianer Verschönerungsverein), and the conductors of the works were Heinrich Gintl, Alfred Manussi and Konrad Rubbia. Read more

Hum, Istria

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If you do not count yourself among those who wish to spend their vacation only in urban and densely populated areas, one of the possible alternatives for you is an excursion to Hum, a place where you can enjoy in peace, tranquillity and a unique atmosphere. Read more

Frankopan castle, Bakar

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The Frankopan castle is one of the more significant symbols of the long and rich history of the city of Bakar.

The Frankopan castle dates from sometime in the early middle ages, but it got its present appearance in the 18th century when the walls of the towers were lowered after the earthquake of 1750. Read more

Istrian wine roads

February 8, 2010 by  
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Wine is an inevitable part of Istria’s identity, and the wine roads are an organic part of the tourist attractions in the penninsula.

There are presently six wine roads in the Istrian region: in the areas of Buje, Poreč, Buzet, Pazin, Rovinj, Vodnjan and Labin, including 88 itineraries/stations. Read more

Duga Uvala Wellness Centre Croatia Hotel, Pula

February 8, 2010 by  
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The Duga Uvala Wellness Centre is located in the three-star Croatia hotel, 22 km from the town of Pula and 10 km from the Pula airport. Situated by the sea, in the cove of Vignola, the hotel has 240 rooms, good gastronomic selection and wide ranging sports and recreation facilities. Also available in the same estate are a number of apartments. Read more

Vukovar Srijem region tourist attractions

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Vukovar-Srijem County is referred to as the kingdom of old towns, arranged along Danube where more and more cruisers sail. Their sailing season begins in mid-March and  goes on until mid-November.

Danube River has marked the entire area and made Vukovar a center throughout history. Today, it is the center of the Croatian part of the Working Community of the Danube Countries. Thanks to its numerous small rivers and ponds, it has also been included in the sport fishing tourism map, and its surrounding area contains popular hunting grounds and one of the most beautiful nature parks – Kopački rit – with numerous protected bird species. Read more

Nobility Fair in Dubovac, Karlovac

February 8, 2010 by  
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The Nobility Fair in Dubovac, Karlovac’s old town, is organized by the Brotherhood of St. Michael, the City of Karlovac and Karlovac Tourist Board. This attractive tourist & educational event taking the residents of Karlovac and their guests back to history revives the legends from the 15th and 16th century when Frankopan and Zrinski dukes ruled in old Dubovac. Read more

Dubrovnik Neretva region travel destinations

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Although the first thing that comes to mind to many people at the mention of Dubrovnik-Neretva region is the City of Dubrovnik, everyone who has visited at least once knows that the world-renowned city is not the only pearl there. Read more

Ucka Nature Park

February 8, 2010 by  
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Ucka is a narrow and tall mountain (1,401 metres) that separates Istria and Kvarner, and extends almost vertically to the Dinarides, i.e., Ćićarija, which continues onto it.

Geologically it is composed predominantly of calciferous rock, and in its top section there is a narrow zone of flysch beneath the limestone cap. The slopes are a combination of limestone and dolomite, with relief forms created by erosion and tectonic activity. Read more

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