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Kalnik – Medieval Fort, Green Forests and Magnificent Vista

Kalnik is a small locality situated in the northwestern part of the Croatia, about 70 km away from Zagreb. Just befor Kalnik follow the brown signs to the old fort (stari grad, Veliki Kalnik) where you find a nice mountain house and parking space. The attractiveness of Kalnik are it’s castle remains, beautiful forest and bare limestone rocks which are …

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Festival of Flowers, Strawberries and Handicrafts

In the rural town Čakovec, located in the province Medimurje, the Day of the City Čakovec is celebrated every year on May 29th. In the year 1579 the count Juraj Zrinski awarded city privileges to the inhabitants of the suburbs surrounding the Zrinski castle. This date is now celebrated every year with lots of festivities in the city. The celebration …

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Zagreb tips & summer festivals

Also this summer many events are organised in Zagreb the capital of Croatia. Some of the larger events are: Cest is d’Best – this international street-event starts May 31st and lasts ’till June 4th 2017. During this exciting event many musical and acrobatic performances are shown on the streets of Zagreb by local and international artists – the full program …

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Dubrovnik – de parel aan de Adriatische zee

Dubrovnik is often called ‘the Pearl on the Adriatic Sea’, it is a beautiful historic city right on the seafront. The old city is surrounded by an ancient wall and the centre is car-free and ideal for walking around, seeing the many sights and sitting on a terrace for a drink or an ice cream. A walk over the wide …

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Ethno open air museum and cycling in Zagorje

In Croatia, Kumrovec is mainly known as the birthplace of former president Tito. It is a small village in the hilly and rural region of Zagorje. As a memorial to Tito, an open-air museum has been created at the centre of the village – Museum ‘Staro Selo’ or the old village. It is the largest ethnographic open air museum in …

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Happy Easter holiday!

As everywhere else, Easter is also celebrated in Croatia! And of course they also have their own traditional recipes and dishes especially for Easter day. At Easter breakfast the following usually appears on the table coloured boiled eggs cooked or smoked slices of ham along with a spicy sauce of grated horseradish “French” salad (more on this later) During the …

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Visit the islands of Croatia!

Croatia has a very long coastline and has many beautiful smaller and larger islands. A perfect destination for a sun, sea and beach holiday! The larger and best known islands along the Croatian Adriatic coast are among others Krk, Cres and Losinj in the north and the Dalmatian islands Pag, Dugi Otok, Brac, Hvar, Korcula and Mljet. Krk – has …

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Excursions in Zagorje

When you are visiting the region of Zagorje in north Croatia there are many little excursions to make, here I will describe two and give some links to other places to visit in the area. The region Krapina-Zagorje lies in the north of Croatia along the border with Slovenia, in the east lies the baroque town Varaždin and to the …

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