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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 […]


Top things to do in Croatia’s Gorgeous Northern Dalmatia Region

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IS THIS ANOTHER OF CROATIA’S BEST-KEPT SECRETS? With more flights from UK to Zadar, the North Dalmatia region around Zadar is beginning to welcome an increasing number of visitors from the UK. Less commercialised than further south, the coastline is pristine, there are some hidden treasures, Zadar itself gained UNESCO heritage status in 2017 (the […]


Blue on blue – The amazing Croatian Adriatic sea

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BLUE ON BLUE THE AMAZING CROATIAN ADRIATIC SEA Everyone has seen images of the Croatian Adriatic coast: from the air, from the sea, from the hills and it is without doubt, one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world. Dramatic drops, sparkling aquamarine and sapphire waters, banks of wild herbs and yellow broom leading […]


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 […]


Croatian islands uncovered!

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A VINEYARD THAT WAS ONCE AN AIRFIELD… THE ORIGINS OF FINGERPRINTING… A BEACH THAT CHANGES SHAPE… AND MORE   The islands of Vis, Hvar, Brac and Solta in the Dalmatia region of Croatia may all share the things that make a wonderful holiday – pretty coves and beaches, crystal clear sea, pine covered walking paths, […]


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