Croatia Favorites

  • The main attractions
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  • Sunset in Dubrovnik - Time to dine out
    Sunset in Dubrovnik - Time to dine out
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  • Peacock at the beach
    Peacock at the beach
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Croatia Favorites

  • Beautiful Dubrovnik

    Dubrovnik Favorites

    Somehow I had never wanted to visit Dubrovnik. In the 1980s only old people from Germany went here. Then the war came and big parts of Dubrovik were destroyed. Only then I thought of it as a normal town with people actually living there, not some kind of "Disneyland for Pensioners". They rebuilt everything rather quickly and Dubrovnik came back to...

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  • Old Town (general)

    Split Favorites

    I really like walking around the old town of Split after dark when the crowds have gone and just the cats are roaming around. Well, not quite but still you will get a totally different impression and you can take some night shots. One night there was a concert in the Peristil of a really good singer. Also with less people around you may notice...

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  • Hvar Town

    Hvar Favorites

    This is a beautiful city, residents and those who work around the anchor is the greatest very pleasant, with some exceptions of course. When walking in the city's backstreets dinner Mon. all kinds of shops, mostly jewelry stores! The town has a romantic feel to it, beautiful restaurant located right by the water. Worth a visit! The best memory has...

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  • The main attractions

    Zagreb Favorites

    Umjetnicki paviljon, the Art Pavillion, in front of which stands the statue of famous Croatian Renaissance artist Andrija Medulic made by Ivan Mestrovic, is an exibition hall where the major and most important exibitions take place. This are very recent pics of the Art Pavillion, snaped on May 22nd, 2013., the building is finally completelly...

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  • Waterfalls & Cascades

    Plitvicka Jezera National Park Favorites

    The area of Burget is an mix of still water and lots of small waterfalls and cascades. It is a kind of labyrint with many wooden paths going up and down and around. There is no place for panic here, any path you chose it lead you to the right place. There excist no possibility to get lost in the area of Plitvice, if strictly following the marked...

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  • General Info

    Dubrovnik Favorites

    If you have the chance to have this guidebook, grab a copy of it. At first, I thought that it is just full of ads. Well, the first half is while the second half has a good description of several Dubrovnik sights and good tips. Up to a certain point, it is comparable to in your pocket – just thicker with good history info – and always for free....

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  • Riva & Harbour area

    Split Favorites

    Hi there. There is parking available at the Riva. If you follow signs to the ferry port you will see the barrier for it to the right of the Jadrolinija ticket office, just near the market and Diocletian's Palace. Just take a ticket and pay when you leave. It is not a secure parking area, just an open air parking area, but as the previous answer...

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  • Beautiful Coastline

    Hvar Favorites

    Agave plants are growing everywhere. After about one hundred years of growth, the plant produces a flower which looks like a tree (see the picture) - it dies. But there are many small agave plants around the old one ready to grow and bloom. My friend Sinisa went back to Hvar just to collect one agave flower-tree that had finished blooming and was...

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  • The architecture of the town

    Zagreb Favorites

    Zagreb has numerous architectural interesting sights and buildings. Among the most famous are the two Neo-Gothic bell towers, the Romanesque Lotrscak Tower or the several architectural styles of the buildings surrounding Jelacic Square. Also near the train station a few more interesting buildings can be found. Among them is the Art-Nouveau style...

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  • Prices, entrances, maps & other info

    Plitvicka Jezera National Park Favorites

    Before you enter the park there are a number of routes advertised on the boards, you are free to move about the park as you wish and take the long or short routes, if you are pushed for time but want to see as much as possible, you could speed up your walking and cut the time, you may have to wait for the boat though as they leave in intervals of...

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  • Beaches

    Dubrovnik Favorites

    OK we were on the further peninsula - Babin Kuk. Also plenty of hotels here - most with beaches nearby. The Copacabana is the largest beach in this complex (and the nearest to our hotel) partly open to the public. It is a long pebble and rocky platform beach with a restaurant and cafe bar. On our day of arricval we wandered down here and just sat...

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  • Diocletian's Palace

    Split Favorites

    Today, the well preserved Roman architecture is interlaced with several layers from later ages. The old core of the town, so-called Varos, is situated inside the walls of the palace which was of huge proportions and built in the shape of an fortress. Do not miss to visit the underground part of the Diocletian's Palace, so-called catacombas, with...

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  • Jelsa

    Hvar Favorites

    I was looking at all those houses and wondered if I could ever affort one. And I found a very good website, right here, in an Internet cafe. Those people, after you tell them your price range, show you around the houses you might like. I just took the excursion, nothing more. I don't have enough money yet, but the houses were beautiful. They got a...

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  • City maps and guides

    Zagreb Favorites

    A great resource for information about travels to Eastern or Central Europe is "In Your Pocket". It provides information of more than 50 cities at the travel portal www.inyourpocket.com. About 20 printed full city guides are available locally at various places including kiosks. The guides are most comprehensive and up to date. The Zagreb guide is...

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  • Lakes

    Plitvicka Jezera National Park Favorites

    All you need is to come freely here, to this unique gallery of Nature, to listen to the flickering murmur of the falls, to gaze at the abundance of stony shapes, the reflections of the firs and beeches in the rocking water, issued from out of the stone, to listen to the song of birds, to breathe in the scent of flowers in bloom, to encounter the...

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  • Islands

    Dubrovnik Favorites

    When I was in Dubrovnik in both February and in March (of different years) there weren't many islands that one was able to go to on a daytrip. By default, I ended up on Mljet, which is only a twohour hydrofoil ride away. It was a really beautiful island (reminded me of Jurassic Park without the dinos) but impossible to get around that time of the...

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  • Surrounding Islands

    Split Favorites

    Most people come to Split as a passageway to the Islands of Dalmatia and for Dubrovnik. For the islands the ferry service is essential, and offers some of the best views of Split and the islands. For Dubrovnik, the ferry skips through the islands at a leisurely pace, if you want to arrive in Dubrovnik quickly and probably more comfortably (unless...

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  • Zagreb through the centuries

    Zagreb Favorites

    Nowadays, hardly anyone uses the term Gradec, even old locals prefer call it Gornji grad or Gric. This low hill on which the Upper Town is located dominates the town center of Zagreb, as its guardian or protector guard. Gornji grad is a favorite promenade, and even meeting point, especially when it comes to younger urban population. This is a...

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  • Moving around

    Plitvicka Jezera National Park Favorites

    National Park Plitvicka Jezera, founded in 1949, is part of UNESCO World Heritage since 1979, and is one of the oldest national parks in Central Europe. The protected area of the park extend over 297 square kilometres. The park is world wide famous for its sixteen lakes arranged in cascades. All lakes are interconnected and follow the water flow....

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  • Dubrovnik Summer Festival

    Dubrovnik Favorites

    DSF is held annually for the past 55 years. It is very important part of Dubrovnik tradition. The festival brings many music, theatre and folklore events. It is very important to see at least one play/concert if you are in Dubrovnik between July 10th and August the 25th!

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  • Cathedral & Bell Tower

    Split Favorites

    Split's Old Town and the Diocletian's Palace are full of interesting sights, including this impressive six storey campanile that rises above the Cathedral of St. Domnius in the heart of the palace. It was begun in the 13th century, but wasn't finally completed until 1908. The views from the top are great. You'll be able to get your bearings in the...

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  • Emblems of the town

    Zagreb Favorites

    Here stands the statue to King Tomislav, the first King of the medieval state of Croatia, after whom the square is named. King Tomislav Square is a large park with a fountain in the middle and the Art Pavillion on its northern side. It is a part of so-called "Lenuci's horseshoe". The sculpture is work of Robert Franges-Mihanovic 1927-1934. Just a...

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  • Fish, Animals & Wildlife

    Plitvicka Jezera National Park Favorites

    As you are walking on the wooden footpaths around the lakes ,you will see lots of trout! Everywhere! You can not miss them and some of them are huge! I am guessing these trout are probably quite happy. Why? Because they are safe. Fishing is prohibitted in the park. :-)

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  • Local sports

    Split Favorites

    A picture of the players. if you are in doubt then the danes are in blue. I couldn't get used to that! Where I was sitting there were only about 200 danes, mostly from the international brigade, and then us humanitarian workers.

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  • Geographical position&climate

    Zagreb Favorites

    This is the picture of the squareI did in the first week of January 2003. The town of Zagreb, under the snow, is particularly attractive, many says at that time Zagreb is a real beauty, howevr, it might be a real nightmare too. You cannot walk throughout the streets or drive your car coz the cleaning of the snow sometimes gets very slow. Since 2005...

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  • Flowers, Forests and other Flora

    Plitvicka Jezera National Park Favorites

    There are places with thick woods, so dark that even on a sunny day it's hard to see, and we had to use a flash! There are some areas with pra-forest formations, and vegetation like those in Amazonia!

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  • People

    Zagreb Favorites

    You will probably love the fact that almost everybody speaks at least some basic English. If you aim younger people, you're very likely to get quality speakers who will anwser your questions without problems! No need to learn croatian :)

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  • Getting there

    Plitvicka Jezera National Park Favorites

    We were fairly lucky! We were here in June, arriving at the car park before it was open. This was an excellent time to come. NO crowds of people, we could walk up and buy our admission ticket without queueing, we had the pathways alone or with less than a dozen people for the good part of the day. It only became busy, when I reached nearer the...

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  • Are there any VTers here?

    Zagreb Favorites

    My favorite thing about Zagreb were definitely my guides! I was lucky to come to Zagreb on my own but to never be alone because of the wonderful local VT scene. Nikša was so kind to let me stay at his place and to show me around for several days. He was the best guide you can ask for - knowing basically everything about this city, its buildings,...

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  • 5 SHIELDS OF THE REGIONS OF CROATIA

    The Croatian flag consists of three equal stripes of red, white and blue with the Croatian Coat of Arms in the middle, and was adopted in December 1990 when the country became independent from Yugoslavia. The coat of arms consists of a red and white checkerboard topped by shields of five regions of Croatia, which happen to be Dubrovnik, Istria,...

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  • HOW TO END UP HERE BY ACCIDENT

    I was on a nice holiday in Cyprus and Lebanon in 2000 and made my way to the airport to return back to England after a very nice time. While I was still in Cyprus I had picked up several British newspapers that warned there were fuel protests in the UK. Higher oil prices and automatic tax increases had driven up petrol prices. A group of astute...

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  • Free Online English Croatian Dictionary

    Free Online English Croatian Dictionary you may find here

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  • Croatian cuisine - Slavonija

    Slavonija ans Baranja comprise the bread basket of Croatia, and so white bread, flat cakes and many other cakes filed with walnuts, with poppy seeds or plum jam, have been baked here since ancient times, made from the most representative pastry made from green wheat.Pasta, potato, beans, dairy dishes and fat meat dishes (cottage cheese with sour...

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  • The beaches is Croatia are manily rocky.

    In Croatia you do not have many sandy beaches as they are mainly rocky beaches and the water tends to get deep very quickly.This is something that i personally prefer, but it might not always be the most ideal for families with small children.But for someone like me who love to jump straight in to the deep sea then it´s perfect.

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  • Ancient dwellings

    The Illyrians and their bunjes are a visible but mysterious presence in Dalmatia. For a structure that is some 2000 years old, this rebuilt bunja on Hvar is in amazingly good condition though I don't think you'll find it listed on a local realtors lists as a potential holiday home, no matter how historic it may be.We saw our first bunje on Brac and...

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  • Split prices and Nightlife

    Hi Craig,Pint of bear is 15-20 kuna = 2 - 2.5 Euromeal normally around 40-60 Kuna = 5-8 EuroTaxi is quite expencive from Trogir to Split taxi would cost you 40-50 EuroNighlife SplitEarly evening, you go to old town, where you find the bars, Fluid, Puls, Gaga, Red room which all are open till around 1 AMFor rest of night you have 3-4 places to go,...

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  • Sail into croatia

    I used marenauta.com charter service for my last sail adventure. It is cheap and they offer services like skipper, hostess and provisioning on-line, that is quite usefull if you want to take off the same day of your arrival.

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  • Best month to visit Croatia

    After living here in Croatia (Dalmatia) 4 years, September would be my first month to recommend for visitors.Temperature is normally around 25, and the sea temperature is normally even higher then this, it is not so crowded here as in July/August and accommodation, flight etc are cheaper.

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  • National Park Plitvice

    National Park Plitvice In this park, there were wonderful waterfalls. They are one of the most beautiful and oldest in Europe. You ban walk around the park over small bridges and you will be amazed by this very nice nature. This is really a "MUST"

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  • Sunsets in Zadar

    Zadar's center is located in an island with a recently refurbished seaside walk. This plasanr area gives you the opportunity to enjoy some amazing sunsets near the "Sea Organ" while you listen to the sound of the tides through the organ tubes...

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  • Holidays for the european "noblesse"

    Opatija, in north croatian Istria peninsula (near Rijeka) was in the 18-19th centuries the favourite holidays retreat for the austro-hungarian and german high classes. Here spent his holidays the Emperor, Empress Sissi and many cultural references of those years, such as GUSTAV MAHLER. You can find a sign about him in Opatija (see pic).

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  • Venetian traces

    Walking about the tiny alleys of most of the cities along the coast you will find many remains of its belonging to the Venetian republic not so long ago. The loggia in the pic is in Split.

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  • Roman remains in Split

    Split city amazed me for its well preserved roman ruins. Not like most of roman ruins, these are still IN USE, as the modern Split has grown around the original roman city and has adapted its original streets, so you can live "inside the palace" area, surrounded by the original temples and roman archs...

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  • New Croatia Gastro guide launched(from...

    If you plan to visit some croatia restaurants during your visit try new Croatia Gastro guide - www.croatia-gastro.net . The site is based on google maps tecnology so beside information and descriptions there is also the exact geolocation of the restaurants, taverns, agrotourisms etc...This site is part of the Croatia Map project...

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  • Our Croatian Itinerary II

    In this area, formerly inhabited mostly by Serbians, the scars of war were still more than obvious: burnt houses and locals who stood in aloof reticence seemed to be quite common. We stayed in one of the state-run hotels within the National Park, built in a "socialist" style. The park was a bit of a disappointment for us. Maybe we had set our...

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