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Rijeka – a new love affair

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I fell in love with Croatia four years ago when a work conference took me to Split.  With a couple of colleagues we added on a week on the stunningly beautiful island of Brac where we rented a villa very close to the famous Zlatni Rat beach in Bol. I’m a beach person rather than […]


2020 Summer Festivals in Croatia

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 Summer festivals in Croatia have really taken off during the past decade – party-goers flock to the Adriatic coast not only for fantastic DJ line-ups but also for stunning locations and plenty of sunshine. Nightclubs under the stars, buzzing boat parties and beach-side stages create experiences as memorable for the atmosphere as the music. Many […]


Top 10 Brac Island experiences

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Vineyards, woodlands and one of the world’s most picturesque beaches… Brac is an island that appeals to everyone: sunseekers, lovers of the outdoors and those wanting to appreciate local culture. From the nightlife of Bol to award-winning wines to unrivalled views from the highest peak in the Adriatic islands, Brac is a holiday spot for […]


Top 10 Things to Eat & Drink in Croatia

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It’s no surprise, given Croatia’s geographical position at the crossroads of Central and South East Europe, that Croatian’s cuisine draws its’ influence from the many countries which surround it with a strong influence of Mediterranean and Balkan Flavours. The country’s long coastline gives it access to fresh seafood which is popular and can always be […]


TOP 10 THINGS TO DO IN ISTRIA

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Croatia’s Northern region, the pendant shaped peninsular of Istria, is unlikely to disappoint as a holiday destination.  Easily accessible from most European destinations and offering routable connections from outside Europe, the region can be accessed from 5 airports (Pula, Rijeka, Zagreb, Trieste in Italy and Ljubljana in Slovenia) along with a direct scheduled catamaran service […]


CIOVO – TROGIR’S RATHER STUNNING AND LAID-BACK NEIGHBOUR

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  Pronounced “chee-ovo”, if you look this up (anywhere), details on Trogir, the UNESCO listed walled town will probably appear. Trogir may be better known, and yet some wonderful things are happening on neighbouring Ciovo island which is earning a rather good reputation as a chilled-out, beach escape and a less developed location. Ciovo is […]


WHERE THE PEACOCKS ROAM – MAGICAL LOKRUM ISLAND

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Croatia is well known for its’ many islands, many have heard of Hvar, Brac, Korcula and Vis island all of which are popular with locals and tourists, yet there is one island that does not shares so much of the limelight and it is located just off the coast of Dubrovnik city. It is the […]


THE CROATIAN KONOBA – A VERY CROATIAN STORY!

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Just as the taverna is to Greece, the bistro is to France and the trattoria is to Italy, so the konoba is to Croatia. We generally understand that these tavernas, bistros, trattorias or konobas are usually fabulous little restaurants, often family owned and run, with a shorter or simpler menu than other, perhaps more formal […]


Where did they film Game of thrones in Croatia?

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Some of the beautiful spots in Croatia have been propelled into a bizarre kind of limelight they never expected as they became filming locations for the weird, the extravagant and the fantastic! Dubrovnik:- The Minceta fortress becomes “King’s Landing” and the baroque, Jesuit “Spanish steps” are where “Queen Cesei” is forced to publicly walk naked […]


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