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Secret’s of the Kvarner Gulf, Croatia

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SECRETS? …..DID YOU KNOW? LONGEST LUNGOMARE IN CROATIA Many places in Croatia have a lungomare (seaside promenade) and the one in Kvarner region is the longest. It is 12 kilometres from Volosko in the east to Lovran in the west, passing though Opatija, Ičići and Ika. Hugging the coast, passing pretty coves and stunning fin-de-siecle […]


Croatia’s Kvarner Region

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The Kvarner region of Croatia is often called “Croatia’s best kept secret”. It is well known to visitors from neighbouring countries who mainly drive there (from Vienna to Opatija in under 5 ½ hours and from Trieste in under 1.5 hours). It is also a very popular place for Croats living away from the coast […]


A Look at Trogir

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Trogir is a gorgeous place just 30 minutes’ drive north from Split and located in the northwest part of the Kastela Bay. The fabulous Old Town stands on an islet, separated from the mainland by a man-made canal and linked by a road bridge to Ciovo island. The marina is on Ciovo (over the bridge […]


What to See and Do on Korcula

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Pronounced “core-choo-lar”, this is an island loved by the British, possibly because of its Second World War history and the connections with the late Sir Fitzroy Maclean (his book “Eastern Approaches” is worth reading). Many visitors choose a two centre holiday combining the island with a resort close to Dubrovnik. Korcula is beautiful and covered […]


The Rather Famous Island of Hvar

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Located in the Dalmatia region in the South of Croatia, Hvar is the island that everyone around the world seems to have heard of, while local islanders are bemused by Hvar’s world fame. In the past ten years or so, press coverage has mentioned the “jet set island” with images of celebrities arriving by super-yacht […]


The Foodie’s Guide to Brac Island

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As with most places in the Dalmatia region, the island produces excellent olive oil, local cheeses (usually sheep or goat), fruit and vegetables (much of it organic). Fresh fish is delicious. Special mention goes to lamb from Brac: in Croatia is as sought after as crab from Cromer in the UK. The animals usually graze […]


Places to Visit on the Enchanting Island of Brac

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The island of Brac (pronounced “bratch”) is the third biggest island in Croatia (after Cres and Krk further north in the Kvarner region). Brac is less talked about than Hvar, the neighbouring island to the south yet many travellers comment that Brac is a beautiful island with fabulous beaches and one that has not been […]


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