Split Hostels

January 27, 2012 by  
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As an intraregional transport hub, a Split holiday allows travellers convenient access to explore Croatia’s historical significance, remarkable architecture, and the glorious archipelago of the Adriatic Sea. Visitors flock to this UNESCO World Heritage Site to walk down the cobblestone streets of the city centre to explore the remarkably well preserved ruins of Diocletian’s Palace, The Grgur Ninski Statue, and numerous others. Exploring the city’s rich culture by day while enjoying the vibrant club scene by night, is feasible for budget travellers due to the accessibility of public transportation Read more

Osekovo rural tourism

March 19, 2010 by  
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In the village of Osekovo, on the edge of the Lonja Field nature park, 65 kilometres from Zagreb, an estate has opened its doors to tourists. With a 5,000 square metre garden and an additional 20,000 square metres of space, the estate offers enough room for all visitors to experience life in the countryside and to view the collection of antique tools, where some of are older than a century. Read more

Lovran

March 19, 2010 by  
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Lovran long ago became an attractive place for tourists to come especially in the autumn.

Located not far from Opatija, to which it is connected by the 12-kilometre long Lungomare seaside promenade, Lovran has been living with tourism for a full one hundred years. Read more

Velebit caves

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The underground world of the Karst landscape is to this day for many people still something unknown, mysterious and a little bit frightening. Thanks, however, to research done by geologists, hydrologists, speleologists and biospeleologists the beauty and attraction of caves has for decades now been known to the wider public. Read more

Ravna Gora

March 19, 2010 by  
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In the very centre of Gorski kotar, around 40 kilometres off the coast, surrounded by mountains, there is the town Ravna Gora, attracting more and more visitors each year with its possibilities for active vacation, especially in the winter time. At an average altitude of 800 metres, Ravna Gora is surrounded by areas of untouched nature, clean air and drinkable spring water. It is a paradise for mountaineering enthusiasts, cyclists and all nature lovers. Read more

Krapje

March 19, 2010 by  
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Lonjsko field, one of the largest natural swamp areas in this part of Europe as well as richest in fauna and flora, harbours a pearl of architectural heritage – the village Krapje in the Sava River basin.  Located on the left bank of the River Sava, not far from Jasenovac, it offers inexhaustible possibilities for enjoinment in traditional architecture typical for the mid Posavina region to enthusiasts of historical heritage. This is why in September of 1995, it was proclaimed a village of architectural heritage.  That year, the village was also awarded with the Category A European cultural heritage medal. 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

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

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

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

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

Samobor

February 8, 2010 by  
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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

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

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

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

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

February 7, 2010 by  
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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

February 7, 2010 by  
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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

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

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

Croatia international trains

February 4, 2010 by  
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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

IC “Drava“: Budapest – Osijek – Sarajevo – Budapest 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

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

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

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

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

Paklenica National Park

January 25, 2010 by  
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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

Brijuni National Park

January 24, 2010 by  
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On these 14 islands just of the west coast of the Istrian peninsula time seems to have stopped still. Thick forests, ancient oak trees, avenues of pines and cypresses, and a 1,600-year-old olive tree – all are a part of its history of nature. Rich woods of holm oak were partially cleared at the end of the 19th century in order to landscape parts of them into a park forest for a once famous and exclusive summer resort, with numerous meadows where today herds of fallow deer, axis deer and moufflon graze. Read more

Omis

January 24, 2010 by  
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Situated on the mouth of the Cetina River, in the southern part of Dalmatia, Omiš today is a popular bathing resort; in the 11th and 12th centuries it was a notorious pirates’ nest. Read more

Makarska

January 24, 2010 by  
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Situated in the southern part of Dalmatia, approximately 60km from Split, picturesque Makarska is the headquarters of the “Makarska Riviera”, which stretches along the base of the steep Biokovo Mountain Range. Read more

Croatian islands vacations – Which island to go?

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We will begin the story about the islands with the Brijuni islands.
These fourteen islands are situated between Pula and Rovinj. Brijuni offer shade in the rich evergreen vegetation, pheasants, deer and doe that roam freely all over the island and the peace and quiet of the holm oak and a hundred-year old olive groves. Read more

Croatia ecotourism

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In the ranking of tourist values in Croatia, along with many other qualities, the beauty and level of preservation of the natural environment holds a convincing first place along with an ecological awareness that is reflected in the relationship with nature, the organic production of food, and doing business with companies that have harmonised with environment protection standards. Read more

Senj

January 23, 2010 by  
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The town of Senj is located on the Velebit channel and is the biggest town on the route from Rijeka to Zadar. It sits between the sea, the slopes of Mountain Kapela and the highest Croatian Mountain Velebit, where the Mediterranean climate and Alp-Dinara mountain climate overlap. Read more

Veliki Tabor castle

Veliki Tabor castle, located in the Hrvatsko zagorje region, is numbered among the most attractive and best-preserved monuments of medieval fortification architecture in Croatia and in this part of Europe.

Veliki Tabor (Great Encampment) is a fortified medieval aristocratic hilltop burg situated in the northwestern part of the Hrvatsko zagorje region in the municipality of Desinić. Read more

Plitvice Lakes National Park

January 23, 2010 by  
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Fans of Winnetou know this area well (although they are generally unaware of the fact) since this is where a great part of the film based on Karl May’s work was shot. This national park is a true fairytale land – with its 16 lakes interlinked through waterfalls. Read more

Krka National Park

January 23, 2010 by  
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In this area the River Krka presents a unique play of nature. For more than two-thirds of its overall length (723 kilometres) the Krka flows through a canyon whose depth varies between 100 and 200 metres and accumulates into lakes which empty over seven waterfalls into the depths. Read more

Stubicke Toplice spa

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Stubičke Toplice is located at the foot of Zagrebačka gora in the heart of Hrvatsko zagorje, about 40 kilometers north of Zagreb. It was first mentioned in historical documents in 1567, although it is presumed to originate from the Roman era. Read more

Platak Ski Resort

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Croatia has a total of 37 kilometers of maintained ski runs. Platak, a family ski resort with around ten kilometers of ski runs situated in the immediate vicinity of the City of Rijeka, is the largest ski resort. Offering numerous recreation options throughout the year, Platak is probably the only ski resort in the Primorje-Gorski Kotar region where you can enjoy a sea view from the top of the ski lift at 1363 meters above sea level. Read more

Gorski kotar ski resorts

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Gorski kotar, a highland region situated not far from the Kvarner area and maritime Croatia, is recording more and more tourist visits from year to year, and naturally an increasingly diverse tourism offer. Of course, only the winter “offer” is of interest now, and it is, give the growing number of highland ski trails, a very attractive one. Read more

Gospic

January 21, 2010 by  
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Gospić is located in the middle of the Ličko field, one of the largest karst fields in Croatia, at 562 m above sea-level, at the intersection of several roads and the banks of three rivers: Lika, Novčica and Bogdanica. Read more

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