Lonely Planet selects Zagreb as Top European Destination in 2017

Lonely Planet, world’s leading travel media company listed Croatia’s capital as the Top European destination in 2017.

“Travellers to Croatia tend to make a beeline for the Adriatic delights of the country’s extensive coastline, but its flourishing inland capital shouldn’t be overlooked. Zagreb is at once cosmopolitan and edgy, with its heady mix of Brutalist architecture and sun-splashed Austro-Hungarian squares brimming with coffee drinkers.” writes Lonely Planet.

Being for a long time in the shade of more attractive coastal cities, during the last two years Zagreb became one of the most popular tourist destinations in Croatia and this is another important recognition for this amazing city, after winning the title for th

Red risotto with shrimps

Cheer up your taste buds and prepare a delicious and super creamy red risotto with shrimps. Well, when in Croatia, especially in Istria and Dalmatia region, you can enjoy in a great variety of delicious traditional seafood dishes. Other than a tasty octopus salad, stuffed squid, grilled fish etc, there are several appetizing risotto dishes you should add to your must-taste list. Today we bring you the aforementioned tasty recipe that you can easily prepare at home in less than half an hour and bring the flavors of Croatia to your kitchen.

Arborio rice


320 g rice
400 g shrimp tails
1 onion
1 garlic clove
1,5 l fish or vegetable stock
40 g tomato paste
150 ml dry white wine

French diver first person to ever reach the bottom of Red Lake

Famous French speleologist and diver Frederic Swierczynski became the first man to ever reach the bottom of Red Lake in Imotski. On May 6th, Frederic Swierczynski hit the bottom at 245 meters, after a four-hour dive. Other than hitting the bottom of the lake, the goal was also to take samples of sediments and water at various depths. The team of scientist placed sixteen coops, fishing nets and trawl line at various depths in order to learn more about the organisms populating the lake. Frederic Swierczynski commented that he had seen a surprising number of shoals of small fish, a local species called gaovica.

Red lake Imotski

Red Lake lies in a deep, roughly circular sinkhole. It is surrounded by almost vertical tall walls from three sides and slanted from the fourth side which collapse

Novalja and Hvar among 15 best places to party in Europe

According to the “Insider travel”, one of the world’s leading travel web magazines, Hvar (island of Hvar) and Novalja (island of Pag) are among 15 best places to party in Europe. Well, Croatia is becoming one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, due to its spectacular beaches, numerous amazing islands, beautiful inland, delicious food, rich history and much more. Lately, Croatia also became a popular destination among all those who love to party, as there are several amazing places where you can combine partying, sunbathing, sightseeing, sports etc.

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Island of Brač – one of the 15 under-the-radar islands in the world worth visiting

According to the “Insider travel”, one of the world’s leading travel web magazines, the island of Brač is one of the 15 under-the-radar islands in the world worth visiting. Well, the island of Brač is no more a hidden or underrated tourist destination, as it has become one of the most popular places in Europe among tourists from all around the world. Its natural beauty, spectacular beaches, crystal clear sea, delicious food and friendly people are just some of the many reasons why tourists adore it. It has years of experience in accommodating and welcoming visitors which enabled it to surface as one of the finest island holiday destinations in Europe.

Vidova Gora Brac

Of course, the most spectacular place on the island is Zlatni rat beach, that became both island’s and Croatia’s trademark. This fascinating bea

5 Homemade Lavender Products

Croatia is one of the largest producers of lavender, which is one of the most popular Croatian souvenirs. It mostly grows on the rocky hills of Dalmatian island of Hvar and it is known for the highest quality among all sorts of lavender grown throughout Europe. You can buy numerous eco-lavender products when visiting the island of Hvar, but they can be found almost everywhere in Croatia. If you have lavender plants at home, you can use some of these simple recipes to prepare homemade body care products as lavender is a plant with numerous beneficial properties.  So here are 5 recipes for preparing special homemade lavender products.

Lavender fields

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20 things to do in Croatia

Spectacvla antiqva


Watch a spectacular event in Pula, Spectacvla Anticva, that recreates historical Roman gladiator simulated fights in almost 2000 years old Roman amphitheater, Arena.






Sail the deserted bays of Kornati Archipelago (140 islands), a sailing area that offers an exciting mix of blue water cruising and spectacular landscapes.





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Split and Dubrovnik among best beach cities in Europe

One of the world’s leading travel web magazines Travel+Leisure placed Split and Dubrovnik on the list of “16 of the best beach cities in Europe”. The list is based on their annual World’s Best Awards survey, where they ask their readers to rate places based on their travel experiences and share their opinion regarding hotels, islands, day trips, cruise lines, spas and other. In this particular survey, readers rated cities on their sights and landmarks, culture, food, friendliness, shopping, and overall value. Split and Dubrovnik are on the list with other spectacular European cities like Nice (France), Porto (Portugal), Dublin (Ireland), Venice (Italy),


Makarska is a small town located in Central Dalmatia, about 60 km south of the city of Split. Makarska is located on a horseshoe-shaped bay, under the spectacular Biokovo mountain where it developed around a natural harbor shielded by the peninsula of St. Peter. During the Medieval times, this natural harbor was used by the Omiš pirates and merchant ships as a safe place during the storms. Makarska had a very turbulent history, the first settlements appeared in the middle of the 2nd millennium BC, in the Roman times it was famous as a port named Inaronia, in the Middle ages it was a small fortified town with towers, built under the Ottoman rule, then conquered by the Venetians. According to Alberto Fortis, a Venetian writer, in the 18th century, Makarska was the only Dalmatian town with absolu

Zlatni Rat among the most beautiful beaches in the world

America’s first fashion magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, placed Croatia’s most famous beach Zlatni Rat among the most beautiful beaches in the world. Well, that is not much of a surprise as the beach gets recognized by many other world’s famous magazines annually and if you have ever been there, you know why.

Zlatni rat beach

Zlatni rat beach 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 elegan