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Gourmet delight! Truffle and Wine Festival in Motovun

For a real gourmet experience with fresh white and black truffles rasped in thick layers over your steak, carpaccio or pasta you have to visit Istria in autumn! We visited the one day event ‘Truffle and Teran Wine Festival‘ held in the picturesque hilltop town Motovun one Saturday in October. Arriving there by car we parked and took the bus …

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City Break Zagreb

Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, is a great destination for a city trip. Just two hours by plane from most major European airports, and within 25 minutes you are at the centre of Zagreb. The airport of Zagreb is new with a modern passengers terminal. The city is located along the river Drava and underneath the mountain Medvednica, where you …

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Late summer break in Split

Located on the Adriatic coast of Croatia Split is ideal for a late summer vacation. Due to it’s location in south Dalmatia along the warm sea shore, with it’s many resorts, hotels and apartments, splendid beaches and many opportunities for site-seeing it is a perfect destination for a late summer vacation. Summer is almost over, the schools have started, but …

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Immerse yourself in the middle ages in Koprivnica!

Each year the old town defence works in the centre of the northern city Koprivnica is turned into a medieval spectacle. You enter through the gates into an ancient world with knights, bread bakes in wood ovens, food grilled on open fires, sword fights, people dressed in medieval tunics, animals, local products, and no plastics! This three day festival transforms …

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Poreč – Beaches, Culture and Good Cuisine!

Every summer a wide variety of events are planned in Poreč, from fun street performance, nights filled with music to movies and theatre performances. Every Monday a circus performance is held in the centre of Poreč and on the ancient streets jugglers, stilt walkers and fire-eaters entertain the public. On Thursdays musical performances bring the town alive, the theme is …

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Špancirfest in Varaždin

It’s time again for the yearly Špancirfest in Varaždin from 18 – 27 of August 2017 the streets of this northern Croatian Baroque town are filled with music, street performances, acrobatics, wine tasting, a children program and markets stalls with local products and food. All street events are free, but for the entrance to the music concerts n the evenings …

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Visit Jelsa on the island Hvar

The nice little town Jelsa lies on the northern coast in the central part of the lavender island Hvar. In summer months this is en excellent destination for your beach vacation, as there are plenty of accommodations, restaurants, bars and most important… beaches! It has an indented coastline with many islands, bays and rocks and is great for swimming, snorkelling …

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Summer in Cakovec

It is the end of July, so… Porcijunkulovo in Cakovec! During this multiple day festival there is plenty to do and see in the city. There are many stands that sell local produce, demonstrations of traditional crafts, old-timers, workshops for kids and lots of music. Each evening at about 21.00 a free ‘pop’-concert is held near the old castle and …

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Croatian national costumes

Croatian national costumes are nowadays most often worn at special events and celebrations. Croatians are proud of their cultural heritage and at folklore events you can see all generations from young to old dressed in local traditional costumes, singing traditional songs and dancing their specific dances. Each cultural and geographical region in Croatia has its own costume that vary in …

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