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Residential Property Prices in Croatia Rise by 2.3%

February 06, 2018 - Croatia
Real estate prices in Croatia in 2017 rose 2.32% compared to the previous year of 2016.

Croatia - The New Tourism Star of the European Union

January 07, 2013 - Croatia
There was more good news this year for Croatian tourism, this time film awards, with the awarding of a 'Tourism Oscar' to Ana Rucner's Ode to Joy video in Berlin in March 2012. The promotional film, produced for the Croatian National Tourist Board, and featuring the country's star cellist, takes viewers on a spectacular journey through the heritage, nature and culture of the country. The video was somewhat controversial when first released in that it was a major departure from the tourist board's traditional approach of focusing on the Adriatic coast and islands under the slogan The Mediterranean as it Once Was, but that decision has been departure has been more than vindicated with the prestigious award of Das Goldene Stadttor at the ITB Tourism Fair in Berlin. Receiving the award, Niko Bulic, acting Director of the General Office of the Croatian National Tourist Board, which is promoting the country through a new slogan - Croatia, the New Tourism Star of the European Union - was understandably delighted with the award: "It is primarily intended to show to foreign markets and will further promote the fact that Croatia will soon become the 28th member of the European Union," Bulic said. Croatia had strong early demand for its 2012 season, with high profile recognition of Dubrovnik and the island of Hvar in particular fuelling interest.

Dalmatian Hinterland - from the valuable heritage to the majestic diversity of its unspoilt landscapes

December 21, 2012 - Croatia
Not many people know about the Dalmatian hinterland in Croatia. For centuries, it was considered unimportant, though it deserves to be presented in all its glory, from the valuable heritage which witnesses to the dramatic historical events which took place here, to the majestic diversity of its unspoilt landscapes. Diversity of unspoilt landscapes. Southern Croatia, also known by the name of Dalmatia, is the land of sun and sea with a thousand islands. It is protected by a wall of coastal mountains. But what lies behind this wall of mountains? If anybody questioned this at all, hardly anyone researched the answer. We shall take you to this region behind the mountains. The most beautiful area of the Dalmatian hinterland is the one of the District of Cetina. Cetina is the river which gave this area its name and life. Between the mountains of Svilaja and Dinara there lies a valley which is made up of fields connected by the river of Cetina. Yielding under the mountain range confluent streams flow into the Cetina. They irrigate the surrounding fields, turn the mills and turbines and provide water for the people and animals; these waters are a mirror and jewellery of the District of Cetina. While in the fields water rule, in the mountains it is the rock. Lime-stone shows so much richness in shape, the kind that you can only see in a picture-book of rocks. Walking in these areas we pass through the table-lands, we see canyons, skip over cracks in the limestone, go down into ditches and caves, and we can rest our tired feet mudded with red soil in the quiet glens.

Follow The Steps Of Anthony Bourdain In Croatia

November 27, 2012 - Croatia
It took Anthony Bourdain, the famous chef and world traveler, quite a while to discover Croatia and its bounties, he admitted. But then it blew his mind and palate! When you see it all in the Croatian episode of his TV show “No Reservations”, you might wish to follow his footstep around Croatia… Since the country and its cuisine are so plentiful and diverse, for his first trip Bourdain chose the northern part of the Adriatic: Istria and northern Dalmatia. The episode he filmed in Croatia is called “Coastal Croatia.” Reaction to the episode, has been ecstatic and overwhelmingly positive. Love him or hate him – Bourdain can be a divisive, acerbic personality with a raw, uncensored sense of humor – the “Coastal Croatia” episode is an extremely entertaining, informative, and well-produced piece of travel journalism.

Croatia - A Jewel Of The Primeval Beauty Of Nature

November 26, 2012 - Croatia
Croatia is one of the ecologically best preserved parts of Europe. It is a land where the hues of the sunny and warm Mediterranean happily blend with the tranquillity and freshness of mountains and the gentle sway of the golden plains of Pannonia. A land of truly divine inspiration that has delighted many of the world’s prominent men of letters. A rare European landscape which boasts as many as eight national parks in so small an area! With Risnjak, Paklenica, the Plitvice Lakes and Northern Velebit in the mountainous area, and with the Kornati Archipelago, the island of Mljet, the Brijuni Archipelago and the Krka waterfalls in the coastal area, Croatia is indeed a jewel of the primeval beauty of nature. Adding to that two arboretums, one in Trsteno, near Dubrovnik, and Opeka, near Vinica, numerous historical parks and protected nature parks, it is indeed a green land, with as many as 4300 plant and as many animal species.

'WOW Croatia' producer back in the place she loves

August 29, 2012 - Croatia
American television journalist and producer Ashley Colburn, who won a prestigious Emmy Award for her documentary "WOW Croatia," is back in the country she fell in love with. Thanks to her documentary about Croatia, which was filmed in 2009 and watched by over 10 million families in America, Colburn conquered the film industry and travelled the world, but her favourite place is still Croatia says the 25-year-old producer.

Great summer party locations in Croatia

August 22, 2012 - Croatia
Zrce - Novalja on Pag Island The biggest Pag's bay is surrounded by 20 km of pebbly beaches. The City of Novalja is full with restaurants and other catering establishments and it offers numerous one-day excursions, different activities and adventures. One of the best places on the Adriatic for summer night life. Novalja is an ideal place for night life.

Plitvice lakes in Croatia - a natural phenomenon and a jewel of inestimable value

August 08, 2012 - Croatia
Between Mala kapela and Pljesivica, in the area where the river Korana has its source, there are 16 large and a lot of small lakes which are connected by small, medium and large waterfalls after which the river Korana continues its journey to Karlovac. Croatia's first National park established in 1949 covers 296.85 km2 of breathtaking natural splendor becoming with it the largest among the eight national parks of the country. Ranging in altitude from 367 m (Koranski most) to 1279 m (Seliski vrh) above sea level. The park was inscribed on the UNESCO's World Heritage List in 1979, in recognition of its "outstanding natural beauty and undisturbed production of travertine (tufa) through chemical and biological action". The park represents a phenomenon of karst hydrography.

Croatia - one of the most attractive sailing destinations in the world

July 03, 2012 - Croatia
Croatia, with its stunning beauty and natural resources has quickly become one of the hottest vacation destinations in the World. The unbeatable Mediterranean climate, four thousand kilometres of unspoiled coastline and over one thousand islands surrounded with a rich cultural history, make it the perfect destination for any sailor, family or group of friends seeking an unforgettable adventure. This sailing retreat offers an incredible variety of choices to sailors - from relaxing in remote island villages to experiencing the bustle of modern seaports.

Croatia’s coastal region Dalmatia - a food and wine lover’s paradise.

July 03, 2012 - Croatia
Croatia - considered a part of both Central Europe and Southeastern Europe - is best described as a Mediterranean intersection of tradition, culture and gastronomy. Having been occupied and influenced by various groups over the centuries, from the Romans to the Venetians and later the Hungarians, Austrians and Italians, the country’s cuisine is a kaleidoscope of fare with the heritage of those who have occupied it. The Italian influence can be seen all along Croatia’s coastline. With a myriad of restaurants, hotels and wineries, Croatia’s coastal region Dalmatia is a food and wine lover’s paradise.