Active lifestyle

Experience medieval festival in Koprivnica

Between 25 – August 28, 2016 you can go back in time and experience the Middle Ages in the north-eastern Croatian town of Koprivnica! The annual Renesansni festival takes place just outside the centre of town. A whole area decorated with the Middle Ages as a theme, you can experience traditional crafts, livestock, archery, knight competitions, medieval music and food. …

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Island Krk – perfect destination for your sun vacation!

Island Krk is the second largest island in the Adriatic Sea and is situated in the north of Croatia, near the city of Rijeka. The island of Krk has everything for a perfect vacation – sun, sea, many beaches, culture, good food, availability of all sorts of activities and beautiful scenery! I was on Krk last September and the weather …

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Sport and activities in Umag, Istria

Last week I wrote a piece about Dubrovnik, a unique UNESCO town in southern Croatia. Now we go all the way to the north to Umag on the Istrian peninsula. Umag is a very popular tourist destination because Umag has everything to offer for a great holiday. A beautiful tens of kilometres long coastline with a well-kept promenade, ideal for …

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Visit Dubrovnik on your vacation to Croatia

The 67th Dubrovnik Summer Festival begins on July 10 with an opening ceremony at 21:00 in front of the church of St. Blaise ending with a grand firework – the festival continues until August 25! At twenty locations in the city performances of mainly classical music are given by 2000 various artists from all over the world. Dubrovnik is the …

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Your Dog & Holiday in Croatia

It’s great fun to take your dog with you on vacation, and Croatia is a perfect holiday destination to take your pet dog with you. Take your dog for a swim in the clear blue Adriatic sea, walk through the woods and along the beautiful natural countryside. I have collected some fun and useful information about travelling with your dog …

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Vacation in Croatia & the train!

From the Austrian-Hungarian Empire onwards travelling by train has been important in Croatia. I have collected some interesting facts and sites you can visit or have an active day out with the train as main theme! The Croatian National Railways HŽ Putnički prijevoz (HŽPP) is the name of the Croatian Railway, on their website you can find all kind of …

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City walk through Čakovec

In the most north-eastern part of Croatia lies the small rural city Čakovec, idyllically located between the rivers Mura and Drava and surrounded in the south-east by fields and in the north-west by green hills with vineyards. The town is perfect for a day out! You can walk through the traffic free centre and enjoy the nice architecture, there are …

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Olive oil from Croatia – Tasty & Healthy!

Ever since ancient times olive oil is indispensable from the Mediterranean cuisine. Along the entire Croatian coast, from Istria in the north, on the many islands and Dubrovnik in the south, olive trees grow and olive oil is made. The regional cuisine on the coast is based on the use of olive oil, perfect in salads, great on freshly baked …

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Visit the enchanting source of the river Kupa!

We have visited the beautiful green and mountainous nature park “Risnjak” where we have sought the source of the river Kupa. It’s a nice walk, which is also suitable for children, you go there by a beautiful forest road downwards until you come to an enchanting blue-green river. When you have reached the water turn left upstream and after a …

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Sea-salt from Croatia, visit the historic salt pans!

Croatia has a very diverse history and on our journey through southern Croatia we passed the salt-pans at Ston. Below you can read about our trip and some tips! On the Pelješac peninsula along the beautiful Croatian coast in southern Dalmatia the salt pans in Ston have been used since Roman times. To protect the salt pans defensive walls and …

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