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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Istarske Toplice Health Resort, Medicinal Wellness Centre

February 7, 2010 by  
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The Istrian Spa is located in the northwestern part of Istria, in the valley of the Mirna river, at the foot of the magical old town of Motovun, only 30 km from Poreč and 40 km from the Italian border. The resort has 350 rooms and 2 apartments, as well as 48 beds of contemporary design and four star level of standard in the newly appointed facility of Sv. Stjepan. Read more

Hotel Kvarner, Opatija

February 7, 2010 by  
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Hotel Kvarner was the first hotel in Opatija, and probably on the eastern coast of the Adriatic. It was built in 1884 on the site of previous vineyards that belonged to the Toma family, and the building construction lasted only ten months, involving craftsmen and building materials from all parts of the Monarchy. Read more

Zumberak Nature Park

February 7, 2010 by  
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In contrast to the rest of the Pannonian mountains, which are predominantly covered by forests, at 800 metres above sea level, here there are villages with meadows, pastures and small cultivated areas. Žumberak’s highest peak is Sveta Gera (1178 metres). Read more

Papuk Nature Park

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Papuk is a significant mountain in the chain of the Slavonian mountains which closes the Požega valley on its northern side.

Geologically, it is predominantly composed of eruptive and metamorphic rocks, less of limestone and dolomites. Read more

Vrana Lake Nature Park

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Vrana Lake is the largest natural lake in Croatia, covering an area of 3,000 ha, 14 km long, about 2 km wide, with depth that does not exceed 5 metres.

The total area of the Nature Park is 5700 ha. In its north-western part the lake shores are covered with bull-rushes and reeds; this is an ornithological reserve which, in addition to harbouring numerous colonies of heron, also attracts the ibis. Read more

Hotel Imperial, Opatija

February 6, 2010 by  
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Hotel Imperial was the second hotel to be built in Opatija. As soon as it became evident that the Kvarner would not be able to accommodate the steadily increasing number of guests, the Southern Railways began building a new hotel, which was already opened in 1885 and named after the heiress to the throne Kronprinzessin Stephanie who, with her husband, attended its opening.

Wilhelm, the architect, on this occasion also offered his guests all the luxuries of that period, from central heating to a swimming pool and a cinematograph which were connected by corridors to the principal part of the hotel. Read more

Prvic island

February 6, 2010 by  
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The island of Prvić, covered in Mediterranean macchia, vineyards and olive-groves, with picturesque coves is located in the Šibenik archipelago near Vodice.

The island is 2.4 square kilometres in size and has only two inhabited towns, Prvić Luka and Šepurine, with over 400 inhabitants. The name Prvić (“the first one”) derives from the fact that it is the closest to the land, from which it is around 1,000 meters away. Read more

Ozalj Vivodina wine road

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The 30 km long Ozalj-Vivodina wine-road in Karlovac County combines 11 of the best known wine manufacturers from this eminent wine-rich area into a unique whole. The wine-road stretches over 30 km from Vivodina to Vrhovac. The wine-road  was implemented by the Ozalj winegrowers’, winemakers’ and fruit-farmers’ association, in cooperation with the Karlovac County Tourist association. Read more

Slavonski Brod Fortress

February 4, 2010 by  
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The Fortress of Slavonski Brod is a first-class monument of 18th century baroque period architecture and occupies a prominent place in the European history of fortifications from the period.

In its appearance it is reminiscent of Diocletian’s palace in Split, but differs from it, however, in the method of its construction, as the Split palace is made of stone, while the Fortress in Slavonski Brod is made of earth and bricks. With deep water-filled and geometrically shaped moats it, in a somewhat dramatic way, symbolises the specific identity of Slavonia and its turbulent history. Read more

Malinska

February 4, 2010 by  
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Malinska is situated in woody bay on the western shores of the Adriatic Sea’s largest island – Krk, and has for ages drawn tourists to its tranquillity.

Numerous beaches, the natural beauty of the picturesque countryside, cultural points of interest and a gentle Mediterranean climate are the characteristics that drawn a large number of visitors to Malinska, and given the very pleasant climate tourists come year-round. Read more

The Baska Tablet

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The Baska tablet is probably the most famous monument of early Croatian literacy, dating from about 1100. Its size and weight are impressive: 2×1 m, 800 kg. According to Branko Fucic and Eduard Hercigonja, the language of inscription is Croatian – Chakavian with elements of liturgical Church Slavonic, and the script is Croatian Glagolitic. Read more

Le Meridien Grand Hotel Lav, Split

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The five-star Le Meridien Grand Hotel Lav complex is situated in Podstrana, a settlement not far from the city of Split.

In the accommodation facilities, in four individual, but mutually connected buildings, guests have a total of 382 rooms and suites at their disposal, of which the top management at Le Meridien point out that they are among the most spacious in all of Dalmatia. The hotel also features eight restaurants with a gastronomic offer of international cuisine and an entire range of accompanying facilities. Read more

List of major museums in Croatia

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Čakovec – Međimurje Museum
Dubrovnik
– Dubrovnik Knežev dvor Museum (Ducal Palace Museum); Ethnographic Museum – Rupe; City Walls; Dominican Monastery Museum; Maritime Museum; Cathedral Treasury; Home of the playwright Marin Držić; Aquarium – Dubrovnik Biological Institute; Franciscan Monastery “Mala braća” (Little Brothers) Museum; Museum – Orthodox Christian Church

Gornja Stubica – Museum of Peasant Uprisings

Gospić – Lika Museum. The Nikola Tesla Memorial Centre is in nearby Smiljan. Read more

List of major sanctuaries in Croatia

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Marija Bistrica: Our Lady of Bistrica

Trsat: Our Lady of Trsat

Sinj: Our Miraculous Lady of Sinj

Aljmaš: Our Lady of Consolation

Krasno: Our Lady of Krasno

Karlovac-Dubovac: St Joseph

Lobor: Our Lady of the Mountains

Ludbreg: Sacred Blood of Jesus

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Croatia Cultural and natural sites on the UNESCO World Heritage List

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There are numerous castles, and cultural and historical monuments in Croatia. The most famous are:

Diocletian’s Palace (Dioklecijanova palača) in Split, the Old Town of Trogir, Euphrasius’ Basilica (Eufrazijeva bazilika) in Poreč, Šibenik Cathedral, the City of Dubrovnik, the Stari Grad Range on Hvar – all listed as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. Read more

Croatia international trains

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Croatia has direct connections with Slovenia, Hungary, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, and during the tourist season with Slovakia and the Czech Republic. There are transfer connections with almost all other European countries.

Eurocity, Intercity and Euronight trains:

EC “Mimara“: Zagreb – Villach – Frankfurt – Zagreb

EC “Croatia“: Zagreb – Vienna – Zagreb (via Slovenia)

EN “Venezia“: Venice – Zagreb – Budapest (Moscow, Kiev, Bucharest) – Venice

EC “Zagreb“: Zagreb – Vienna (via Hungary) – Zagreb

IC “Sava“: Belgrade – Zagreb – Villach – Munich – Belgrade

IC “Kvarner“: Zagreb – Budapest – Zagreb

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Croatia international buses

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Regular international bus lines connect Croatia with neighbouring countries and the majority of Central European and Western European countries.

Information service for calls from inside Croatia: 060 313 333

Information service for calls from outside Croatia: +385 1 611 2789

International traffic (ticket office): +385 1 600 8631

National traffic (ticket offices): +385 1 600 8620 Read more

List of airports in Croatia

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List of registered airports in Croatia. Airports for aircraft in public air traffic. Read more

Croatia international airports

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Zagreb, Split, Dubrovnik, Pula, Rijeka, Zadar and Osijek. Only light aircraft can land at the Brač and Mali Lošinj airfields. Read more

Croatia Airlines

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The national airline company, a regional member of the Star Alliance airlines association, links Croatia by direct flights to a number of European destinations: Amsterdam, Vienna, Brussels, Frankfurt, London, Munich, Paris, Rome, Sarajevo, Skopje, Zurich, and new summer flights to Düsseldorf, Copenhagen, Podgorica and Priština. Read more

Croatia driving documents

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To enter Croatia, a driver’s licence, an automobile registration card and vehicle insurance documents are required. An international driving licence is required for the use of rent-a-car services. Read more

Car accident in Croatia: basic obligations

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Basic obligations in case of a traffic accident:

First inform the police about the traffic accident by calling the number 92 or the unique European emergency phone number 112. This is not obligatory in the event of a traffic-accident which results in minor material damage. Read more

Croatia petrol stations

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In larger cities and on the motorways, petrol stations are open 24 hours a day. All petrol stations sell Eurosuper 95, Super 95, Super 98, Super plus 98 and Normal petrol and Euro Diesel fuel. Gas (LPG) is also available in major cities and at petrol stations on motorways. Read more

How to avoid traffic jams in Croatia

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To avoid unnecessarily prolonging your journey and getting caught in traffic jams, you are advised to: Read more

Croatia driving regulations

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Driving with dipped headlights is obligatory during winter time. The use of mobile telephones while driving is forbidden! The use of seat belts is obligatory. A reflective sleeveless jacket is an obligatory part of every vehicle’s emergency equipment. Read more

Speed limits in Croatian roads

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Speed limits: 50 km/h – within settled areas 90 km/h – outside settled areas 110 km/h – on major roadways designed exclusively for motor vehicles, and on highways 130 km/h – on motorways 80 km/h – for motor vehicles with a caravan trailer 80 km/h – for buses and buses with a light trailer; Read more

Croatia emergency numbers

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In the event of an accident, phone 112 for help! This number can be reached any time, day or night, regardless of where you are in the Republic of Croatia or in the European Union. Calls to this number are free of charge. Read more

Croatia Radio news in foreign languages

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Radio news in foreign languages during the tourist season Croatian Radio broadcasts programmes in foreign languages designed for tourists in Croatia on several frequencies. Read more

Croatia important telephone numbers

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International country code for Croatia: +385 Read more

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

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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

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