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    Grožnjan

    by croisbeauty Updated Feb 1, 2013

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    On the top of the other hill of Mirna valley, which rises opposite to Motovun hill, there is a small town of Grožnjan, probably the most beautiful small town of Istria. Groznjan preserved its look, as it was few centuries ago. All buildings and houses, inside of the old core, have been restaurated and inhabited, this time mostly with the artists. Actually, the town of Groznjan is an artistic colony inhabiting number of painters, sculptors, writers and musicians.
    Those of you who prefer eco-tourism shouldn't miss it when visiting Croatia. Besides accomodation in the local houses and small pansions, there are few very attractive restaurants offering genuine Istrian cuisine.
    Check for more on my Grožnjan page.

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    Bale

    by croisbeauty Updated Feb 1, 2013

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    There are number of small settlements situated in the hinterland of the Istria peninsula worth to see. Bale is a small stone-made town in about 20 km north from Pula. During the pased 50 years it was practicaly semi-deserted because most of the inhabitants left in searching for a better job. On the other hand there was also a political reason why this small town have lost its population. After 1953, most of inhabitants who were of Italian origins emigrated back to Italy.
    Nowadays, the place is fully revitalized and great majority of buildings completely restaurated. Bale become attractive and very popular place for agro-tourism, offering charm and tranquility as it once used to be.

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    Rastoke

    by croisbeauty Updated Nov 1, 2011

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    When traveling by car from Zagreb towards the Adriatic coast or Plitvice Lakes, stop at Slunj, small town situated on the main road.
    Here you'lll find the waterfalls of Rastoke, an extremely pitoresque spot with plenty of cascades, travertines and waterfalls flowing into the river of Korana. I suggest you to stay overnight or maybe even a few days, it could be immemorable stop and very pleasant surprise. Rastoke is agritourism resort, unique for its beauty, no such a resort excist elswhere in Europe.

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    Pribic

    by croisbeauty Updated Oct 19, 2011

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    The great majority of the Croats are roman catholics, although there are other religions such as muslim, orthodox, protestants etc. There exist high rate of tolerance between the different religions in Croatia.
    This is a very beautiful Greek-catholic church in small town of Pribic, which is situated near the town of Zagreb.

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    Korana river

    by croisbeauty Updated Oct 19, 2011

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    Korana River is one of the four rivers that flow through the town of Karlovac, which is situated near the town of Zagreb. The other three are: Kupa, Mrežnica and Dobra.
    The water of Korana is very clean, rich of fish and favourable for swiming.
    When traveling by car towards the Adriatic resorts, make a break at Karlovac you wont regret it.

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    Salona - Solin

    by croisbeauty Updated Oct 19, 2011

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    In the ancient Roman times it was important and very big town on the Adriatic coast, just a few kilometars from the town of Split. According to its huge proportions, it have had about 60.000 inhabitants at that time. During the past centuries, not much of it was left, however it worth to see the remnants.

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    Bacinska Jezera

    by croisbeauty Updated Oct 19, 2011

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    BACINSKA JEZERA - Lakes of Bacine - endless beauty in southern Dalmatia, situated just a few kilometres from the town of Ploce.
    Here you'll find mixed both the salt and the sweet water, idyllic atmosphere, tranquility and perfect spot for those who like fishing.

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    Zlatni Rat - at island of Brac

    by croisbeauty Updated Oct 19, 2011

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    ZLATNI RAT - at Bol on island Brac - many agree it is the most beautiful beach on the Adriatic, a cape of fine gravel which moves in accordance with the waves, edged by pine forest. Do not miss it when visiting the island of Brac.

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    Marija Bistrica

    by croisbeauty Updated Oct 19, 2011

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    Marija Bistrica is one of the most important shrine in Croatia. It is located about 30 km north of Zagreb. The pilgrims are visiting this shrine in order to worship the wooden statue of Black Madonna, which miraculously survive the big fire.
    Besides worshiping the Lady this place is offering good and healthy domestic food in a local restaurants.

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    Palagruža - small island deep...

    by croisbeauty Updated Oct 19, 2011

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    PALAGRUŽA - small uninhabited island deep into Adriatic, called also "Diamedes island".
    On the top of the island dominates spectacular lighthouse, which is one of the most beautiful in whole the Adriatic.
    The island looks like a hill which rises up from the water, therefore the shore is precipitous and unapprochable. Still, you'll find there one of the most attractive beach resort in whole Adriatic.

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    Lepoglava

    by croisbeauty Updated Oct 19, 2011

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    The small town of Lepoglava is situated about 80km's north of Zagreb. There isn't much attraction in this place except for the church of Paulist order built in the beginning of the 15th century. The church, dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Marry, is protected cultural herirage of national importance. The entire church is preserved in the Gothic style while the subsequent reconstructions belong to early and late Baroque. The church is famous for its 18th century frescoes painted by John the Baptist Ranger.
    From 1503 until 1537 the first Croatian public secondary school started working in the monastery.

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    North Velebit - National park...

    by croisbeauty Updated Oct 19, 2011

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    Velebit is a mountain situated in the northern part of the Adriatic coast, known beacause of the very strong wind called "Bura", which, in the winter season, freezes you until the bones.
    NORTH VELEBIT - National park - the most valuable and the most attractive peak part of Velebit.

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    The Castle of Lukavec

    by croisbeauty Updated Aug 26, 2011

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    This small and very beautiful castle is situated in the close surroundings of Zagreb, nearby the airport Pleso. It is completely newly renovated but still closed for the public visitors. According to some informations the castle will be open this year housing museum exhibits from the local region.

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    Omišalj

    by croisbeauty Updated Aug 26, 2011

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    Omisalj is typical Mediterranean village although it could be considerate as a small town, having towns stucture with the main square and the surrounding streets which leading into the centre of the place. The old core of the place is in particularly beautifull with its stone made houses and narrow streets.
    The settlement is situated on a top of the hill, overlooking several bays and pretty large marine. There are number of very attractive beach resorts downhill the place.

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    Porat

    by croisbeauty Updated Aug 26, 2011

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    If suppose your idea is to spend summer holidays "far of everything" then Porat at island of Krk is the perfect choice. It is very small fishermen's village with no hotels, no campings, one shop, one restaurant and small post office. The accomodation is available at the several houses built on purpose for renting the apartments and offering usual standards. Porat is place where one can enjoy in whole day bathing, fishing or hanging around, undisturbed by usual noisy crowd.

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