Cres Town – Island of Cres

Often being called “beach and nature paradise”, the Island of Cres is the biggest Croatian island situated at the northern tip of Kvarner gulf. It is scarcely populated and covered with deep forests and untouched nature. The town of Cres is situated in the northeastern part of a large bay and thanks to its long history that dates back to the ancient times, it is full of monuments, monasteries, old town walls and other interesting historical sights.

Cres nightsky

What to visit

The town of Cres is much alike a petite Italian village. Get lost in its tiny streets in the old historical center and explore its medieval architecture. The main sights in the town are the town walls and the Venetian Tower. In the center of the town, there’s an open piazza (town

Rijeka

Rijeka is the third-largest city in Croatia located on the Kvarner Bay and the country’s major seaport. Although often in the shade of more hype touristic destinations like Dubrovnik or Split, Rijeka surely possesses its own charm and may give you a glimpse of more “real” atmosphere of a Croatian city, together with lots of beautiful monuments, sights, and places to visit. Due to its tumultuous history, the inhabitants of the city speak not only Croatian but their unique dialect as well, called “fiumano”.

Rijeka Trsat aerial

What to visit

The city’s most popular street, that became almost a symbol of Rijeka is Korzo. It is more than just a street, however, Korzo is a place where people gather daily, sip their morning coffees while reading newspapers, do business, h

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8 Fascinating National Parks in Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park

Plitvice Lakes National Park is one of eight Croatian National Parks. It is the most popular National Park in Croatia and it is on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The park is famous for its chain of lakes arranged in cascades with 16 lakes divided into two groups, upper and lower lakes divided by a long lake Kozjak. The length of connected lakes is over eight kilometers and the park covers an area of almost 300 square kilometers. The water exiting from the last lower lake forms the Korana river.

Lakes are connected by amazing waterfalls and cascades. The biggest waterfall called “Veliki slap” is 70 m tall. During the centuries the water has flown over the natural limestone, creating these wonderful bigger and smaller lakes by the process of tufa development. The lakes are separated by the natural dams and travertine barriers and over some barriers, you can walk the

Zlatni rat Beach (Bol, Island of Brac)

Zlatni rat (Golden Horn or Golden Cape) is one of the most beautiful beaches of the Mediterranean. It can be often seen on the lists of Top best beaches in the world on various websites and magazines. It is situated on the southern coast of the Island of Brac, less than 2 km from a beautiful town of Bol. There is a lovely promenade under the pine trees shade leading from the town to the beach, along which you can find many other small beaches, restaurants, bars and playgrounds for children.


Zlatni rat’s elegance and allure have made it the symbol of both the island and Croatia. This fascinating 500 meters long pebble beach has a unique shape, like a tongue that stretches into the sea. Usually, the wind blows every afternoon, but one side of the beach always offers calm water and perfect conditions f

Fascinating island of Vis in photos

Vis is a small island in Central Dalmatia, known for its stunning landscape, amazing caves, beautiful beaches like the Stiniva beach, cultural heritage and gourmet delights. It is a perfect place for those in search of relaxation, excellent food, and wine. The island’s two largest settlements are the town of Vis and Komiža, where you can discover the rich cultural heritage of the island as it has been inhabited since the Neolithic period.  In the 4th century BC, the Greek tyrant Dionysius of Syracuse founded the colony Issa on the island. After which the island became an independent polis founding its own colonies, but it didn’t last long. Just as other parts of Dalmatia, over the centuries, the island was under the rule of many different empires that have left a legacy which is still evident.

There are many amazing places to see and thing to do on the island other than enjoying in the sun on some of the island’s most beautiful

Croatia’s top adrenaline rushes

Croatia has numerous tourist resorts famous for amazing beaches, crystal clear sea, and rich cultural heritage, but it also has many nature and national parks, amazing mountains, and perfect sites for adrenaline junkies in search of strong emotions combined with impressive nature. Thrill seekers and adventure lovers will find that Croatia is the perfect place where to experience their passions.

Fantastic rafting experience on river Cetina

Adrenaline rush combined with nature at its best! On Cetina white water rafting trip you will experience moments of pure excitement, moments of total serenity and a deep connection with wild nature. It will be an amazing experience that will leave you with great lifelong memories. For its unspoiled nature and impressive canyon, parts of Cetina river were chosen as some of the filming locations of the famous Winnetou movie series (1962-1968). There are several other rivers where you can take rafting tours like Mrežnica, Una and Zrmanja r

Opatija

Opatija is a picturesque town situated in the Gulf of Kvarner, just 13 km from the city of Rijeka. Once you get to this special city, you may be tempted to spend all of your time indulging its beaches, sun and the sea, but try not to do it, as Opatija offers lots of other stuff to see and do as well. Being a city rich in history and tradition, at every corner, you can admire buildings of completely different styles: Renaissance, Secession, Baroque, Gothic etc. Opatija has it all.
It has been a popular touristic summer and winter destination since the 19th century when nobles and aristocrats used to enjoy its calmness and beauty and it preserved that reputation ‘till today.

The first hotel ever built along the Adriatic coast was Hotel Quarnero in Opatija, built in 1884. As we previously stated, Opatija is one of the few places in Croatia to attract tourists all year round. This is not only for its beauty but also for the popular and luxurious wellness offers. Many

Samobor

Located just 25km west of Croatia’s capital Zagreb, Samobor is a cute little town that despite its size attracts many tourists all year around with its beautiful surroundings and rich tradition. Thanks to its connection with Zagreb, Samobor is a historical town but all the same modern, well developed and financially stable place that has preserved its identity, culture, natural beauty and heritage during the years. Many famous artists, both painters, and sculptors, but composers as well, came to Samobor to create their pieces and often came back after once falling in love with it. The town has a reputation of an important gourmet destination and its carnival is well known.

Samobor panorama

What to visit

As a typical medieval town, Samobor is full of sacral architecture. The chapel of St Mary is the olde

Town Rab – Island of Rab

The town of Rab is located on a small peninsula on the southwestern side of the island of Rab. It has a long and rich history that dates back to 360BC and it used to be a part of the Roman Empire. The town is full of churches and is recognizable from afar by the four church towers: bell tower of the church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, bell tower of St John the Evangelist, the belfry of the church of St Andrew the Apostle and the bell tower of the church St Justine.
The plague that reached the town in 1456 killed many people and it remained in common memory as one of the worst disasters in the town’s history.
Nowadays, Rab is famous among tourists, earning the name of one of the best tourist destination in the Adriatic, offering lots of interesting and fun things to do, see and enjoy.

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Dubrovnik Tourist Promo Video wins another award

If we should talk about the award winning cities and places in Croatia, Dubrovnik would surely be in the first place and if you already visited it, then you also know why. It is a city with centuries of rich history, that looks almost unreal with its impressive old town walls, narrow streets, famous tiled roofs and much more. Dubrovnik does not need much promotion, its spectacular beauty was already seen by millions of people, but for those who haven’t visited it yet, Dubrovnik Tourist Board made an amazing video that will make you want to be there, right now!

Dubrovnik Tourist Board’s promo “Dubrovnik and Time”, produced by Balduči Film already won several awards at many prestigious festivals all over the world. “Dubrovnik and Time” achieved extraordinary success since it was released last year in March. The promotional video has achieved remarkable success since it was released a few months The video won the Grand Prix award at the Baku International Tourism Film Festival in Az

MTV Summerblast Festival

World’s most important music brand, MTV, is coming to Croatia with Club MTV Europe. Summerblast is an exciting two-day music festival with top performing international artists. This year’s lineup is still to be announced, but here are some of the artists who performed last year: Steve Aoki, Afrojack, Fedde Le Grand, Lost Frequencies, Zedd, R3wire & Varski, Zeds Dead, Martin Jensen…

 

The town of Poreč is located on the western coast of the Istrian peninsula. This stunning little town is a perfect place to enjoy the sun, sea, delicious food and amazing nature. Poreč also became one of the hotspot destinations in Croatia, offering also many cultural events, entertainment venues, and historical sights. MTV Summerblast Festival is the perfect end-of-summer event, combining music, sea, sun and lovely locations.

 
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