Autumn is coming and with the new harvest it is Croatia is a great destination for a culinary vacation! The grapes, corn, pumpkins and walnuts are being harvested right now. Delicious pumpkin-soup, and a speciality in the interior of Croatia is pumpkinseed oil (Bučino ulje), with its green colour and nut-like flavour. This oil is used on leafy green, potato …Continue reading
Croatia is the destination for nature lovers!
Croatia is a country of contrast and variety in beautiful natural landscapes. The endless coastline with its many islands and a Mediterranean climate contrasts nicely with an interior full of lush green hills, rugged mountains and swampy river deltas. Of all the beautiful nature parks in Croatia, the splendid green-blue lakes and waterfalls of national park Plitvice are best known …Continue reading
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 …Continue reading
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 …Continue reading
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 …Continue reading
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, …Continue reading
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 …Continue reading
Christmas Wonderland Fair in Zagreb
The best Christmas Fair destination in Europe for 2016, and with a reason! The city of Zagreb has planned a very festive, magical, Christmas winter wonderland for everybody! Ice skate park – Ledeni Park At the King Tomislav Square you can enjoy a real treat – a magical ice skate park. In the background music is playing while you actively …Continue reading
Advent and Christmas celebration in Cakovec!
In the northern Croatian city Cakovec advent is celebrated, and especially when the night has fallen, it is very nice to walk around the centre of town. Everywhere there are Christmas lights, Christmas trees, a real ice rink, a small train rides through the centre, there is a winter garden where you get to visit Santa Claus and there are …Continue reading
Visit colourful Trogir on your next visit to Croatia!
Spring and autumn are great for visiting the beautiful small coastal town Trogir, as you avoid the high tourist season and can enjoy strolling around the old, small paved streets of the old town centre. The town centre is build on a small island connected to the mainland by a bridge. You can park your car near the bridge along …Continue reading