Active lifestyle

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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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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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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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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Wind- and Kite surfing in Croatia

Due to its endless scenic coastline with its many inlets and islands Croatia is a good destination for all kind of water-sports. You can find different kind of beaches, mostly rock and pebble beaches, but at certain places sandy beaches can be found. Due to the geographical location of the Adriatic sea, within the Mediterranean sea and secluded between the …

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Visit the castles of the Frankopans and Zrinskis

Visiting castles is always fun! In Croatia many castles, fortresses, medieval ruins, fairytale castles, well maintained castles with a museum or totally neglected fortress walls and towers can be found. Fortunately, there is a growing inclination to preserve this cultural history and there are many initiatives to open the castles for visitors. One of those initiatives is the “route of …

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Sled riding in Lokve, Gorski Kotar

Although in my mind I can’t wait for the first signs of spring it is still the middle of winter! Last week I have been to the Gorski Kotar region, located roughly between the Croatian capital Zagreb and the coastal town Rijeka. In this mountainous area an abundant of wildlife and natural beauty resides, not only in the NP Risnjak …

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National Park Krka celebrates 32nd birthday!

National park Krka is located near the village of Skradin, some 20 km from the coastal town Sibenik in Dalmatia and easily accessible by car, but there are also bus and boat excursions to Krka from Sibenik. A gorgeous national park with waterfalls and several beautiful trails over wooden walkways through the woods and along and across the river Krka …

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Great destination for a cycling holiday!

Cycling is a popular sport – also in Croatia ! This is clear by the increasing number of bike shops, good quality rental bikes, marked bike paths, and mobile GPS applications for cyclists. The bike trails often lead over asphalted roads, of-the-road and / or unpaved gravel roads. The pleasant climate is particularly good for cycling in spring and autumn, …

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Snowfun and wintersports

Croatia maybe doesn’t pop up in your thoughts as a place for winter sport as it is best known for it’s summertime sunshine and great beaches. However, Croatia has to offer some winter sport areas. And as there are plenty of high mountain regions and the interior of Croatia has a land climate with warm summers and cold, snowy winters …

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