Rural tourism

Breathe the fresh air of rural Croatia

Croatia has much more to offer than sun, sea and beaches for your holiday! The interior of Croatia has natural beauty, great gastronomy, amazing manifestations, a rich and lively cultural heritage and historical sights. A destination in continental Croatia not trampled by tourists are the north western regions, bordering the Slovenian and Hungarian borders. Visit the rural areas with natural …

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Wonderful Croatian naive glass art paintings

Croatian Naive Art Known all over the world over for its magnificent intense colours, simple farm life subject matter and for the curious technique of painting in reverse style on a glass plate. This technique was developed by a few local farmer artists in the small rural village Hlebine, near the somewhat larger town in north Croatia Koprivnica. In winter …

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Visit Charming Rural Čakovec

Not a overcrowded tourist destination, but real rural Croatia! A charming little city with plenty to offer for those willing to look for a unique personal experience without the large crowds. Čakovec is idyllically located in the northern countryside between the rivers Mura and Drava, wedged between the borders with Slovenia and Hungary, and surrounded by corn fields and green …

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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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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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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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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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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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Sculptures in Klanjec, Zagorje

During a drive through the rural, hilly Zagorje region, north of the capital Zagreb, I came through the small town of Klanjec. A nice place for a short break and a visit to the beautiful church, a museum and a short walk through nature. In the centre of town is a modern museum dedicated to the sculptor Antun Augustinčić. He …

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