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5 Most Amazing Destinations to Visit in Croatia

By: Jane Robert

Croatia is an excellent nation and it is difficult to think of a rundown of top occasion ends. This is on account of there are such a variety of excellent spots to go to when you travel Croatia and every one of them just as unbelievable. Croatia is exceptionally prominent as an issue goal for some individuals going on vacations, family travels and whatever other retreat. It has turned into this celebrated because of the wonderful gimmicks that are available. The nation has numerous occasion resorts and well-disposed individuals who live there. Here are several occasion ends that are an absolute necessity visit when there, in spite of the fact that there are such a large number of other wonderful spots to visit when you travel Croatia.

Istria
This is a gorgeous ocean side town that you need to visit when you travel Croatia. It has ravishing cutting edge towns with lovely condo Croatia that you can lease and stay in for the term of your vacation. The point of interest to leasing lofts Croatia is that you get to delight in your stay by feeling at home without the confinement of an inn. Flats Croatia are additionally extremely adaptable and much less expensive particularly in the event that you are going in a gathering like a family et cetera. Separated from the town, there are additionally inland towns in Istria that you can investigate and see the lifestyle of the local Croatians. You can get-away rentals Croatia alongside the shoreline to make your stay more vital by awakening the qualities of the waves in the ocean. It likewise implies you can get to swim, surf, snorkelling et cetera.

Rovinj in Istria

Rovinj in Istria

Zagreb
Which is the Croatia’s capital city is additionally an enormous travel Croatia goal. It is a spot with excellent historical centres, exhibitions, inns Croatia and night clubs et cetera. The capital city has numerous cutting edge structures and historic points that are lovely and suitable for taking photographs. There are likewise flats Croatia in the capital Zagreb where you can get an excellent perspective of the city and particularly the night view. So next time you travel Croatia you have such a variety of objectives to visit.

Zagreb

Zagreb

Croatian Islands
There are such a large number of lovely Croatian islands with wonderful lofts where you can stay in while on vacation. There are islands, for example, Dalmatia which have excellent get-away rentals Croatia that you can stay in while on the islands. These get-away rentals Croatia are advantageous since one can stay in them for a long term. So on the off chance that you book early enough you can get-away rentals Croatia that you can stay in while at the islands for even three months or more relying upon to what extent your excursion is There are different islands, for example, Hvar which is the sunniest of all the travel Croatia islands and is mainstream with voyagers attempting to escape the winter. There is likewise the island of Brac which is a standout amongst the most well-known head out Croatia goals because of the lovely Zlatni Rat shoreline.

Hvar

Hvar

The Arena in Pula
Known as one of the greatest Roman amphitheatres even now existing in the whole world. This was spared from close demolition when the Venetians took to taking the enclosure’s stones and putting them in their homes and different houses all over Pula also Anyway in these late days this matter has turned into the miracle of the Croatia.

Pula Arena

Pula Arena

Muzej Museum Zagreb
The Muzej Museum is a great historical centre found at Zagreb and the city is known as the heart of Croatia. Here you can visit some extraordinary places, for example, gems by popular craftsmen, for example, Van Dyck, Renoir, Lorenzetti and some other well-known specialists. You can likewise ready to delight in the ancient displays alongside the masterpieces.

Author Bio:
Jane Robert is a Passionate blogger. She works on behalf of turkish travel visa and she has been writing content on the web professionally since 2010. As an avid reader and blogger she shares her experience through her articles on Travel, Culture, History, Lifestyle and many more.

Prestigious International Restaurant Guide Rates Best Restaurants in Istria & Kvarner

MonteOne of the most influential international restaurant guides, the Gault Millau, have critiqued a number of Croatian restaurants, mainly in the Istria and Kvarner region, in their latest guide for 2015, with Monte restaurant in Rovinj voted the best…

Gault Millau, which was founded by well-known restaurant critics, Henri Gault and Christian Millau, rates restaurants on a scale of 1 to 20, with 20 the highest. Restaurants below 10 points are almost never listed in the guide. Based on this rating, high-ranking restaurants may display one to five toques. Gault Millau does not accept payment for listing restaurants.

Gault Millau rated a number of Croatian restaurants in the Istria and Kvarner region mainly because it is an area that the Austrians gravitate too, and this year’s guide has a special supplement for the Austrians.

This year Monte received 17 points, the highest out of all rated Croatian restaurants, followed by restaurant Damir & Ornella in Novigrad and Villa Meneghetti (16 points), Johnson in Mošćenička Draga, Kukuriku in Kastav, Marina in Novigrad, Pepenero, Wine vault and Zigante (15 points).

There has been discussion in the past about which guide is more important, the Michelin Guide or the Gault Millau. Michelin is more popular and therefore more influential, while Gault Millau has been considered more purist due to the main system being based purely on the quality of the food. Gault Millau also has guides for various other countries, for example Switzerland, Germany, Austria and the Benelux.

Morrissey Moves Zagreb Gig Date

MorrisseyBritish singer Morrissey, who announced that he would perform in Zagreb next month, has moved his concert a day forward…

The frontman for The Smiths will now play at Zagreb’s Velesajam on 12 December, and not on the 11th. Morrissey is keen to spend a bit more time in the Croatian capital and relax from the concert he has on the 10th of December in Belgrade.

Morrissey, who has been branded as ‘one of the most influential artists ever”, enjoyed an illustrious solo career after the Smiths broke up. He had a 10 UK Top 10 Singles, whilst his first solo album, 1988’s Viva Hate, entered the UK albums chart at number one. It might be one of the last chance fans have to see him in action after he announced that his ‘retirement’ from the stage was not too far away.

New York Premiere for Miki Bratanić’s ‘Story of the Konoba’

MBThe man who has the first and only konoba in Croatia with UNESCO protected cultural heritage status, has arrived in America on his educational tour…

Recently Croatia Week profiled Miki Bratanić, who is the owner of a traditional Dalmatian konoba, or wine cellar, in Vrbanj on the island of Hvar, and who is also the author of the first ever book dedicated to the konoba. Bratanić will be in New York this week to talk about what he says is an important part of Croatian tradition. Here is an invitation to the event:

The Croatian Fraternal Union-Lodge 789 invites you to join us this Friday in midtown Manhattan for a unique evening filled with Dalmatian history of wine, food, and songs, led by Croatian ethno-researcher and klapa singer Miki Bratanić, and author of the recent book titled “The Story of the Konoba”.
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This will be the New York premiere of Mr. Bratanić’s short documentary, aptly named “The Story of the Konoba”. After the program, the finer aspects of Dalmatian wines, prosciutto and cheeses will be further analyzed, as well as the availability of his book.

Special guest members of our own local “Klapa Astoria” will be joining us for this special event.

A “konoba” is a traditional family wine cellar. In the old days, a family’s life centered around the konoba, which served as a functional storage place for vineyard tools, as well as a cool place to make and store their homemade wine in barrels. It also doubled as a place to gather, socialize, cook and eat after a hard day’s work in the vineyards, farms, or fishing – all done for the sake of feeding their family.

Miki’s devotion to his family wine cellar led to his research of the classic Dalmatian konoba, and its influence on work, life and singing of these hardworking men and women.

When:
Friday, November 21, 2014 at 8:00PM
Where:
KAVA CAFE
470 West 42nd Street, New York, NY
(2 blocks from Sts. Cyril & Methodius and St. Raphael Croatian Catholic Church)

For more Infomation:

www.nycroats.com/events/konoba
www.kavanyc.com
www.mikibratanic.com

A similar event was recently held with Mr. Bratanić in Boston at the organization of the New England Friends of Croatia.

9° Zagreb VINOcom – International Festival of Wine and Culinary Art – Set to Open

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFood and wine lovers from Croatia and abroad are set to descend on Croatia’s capital this month for the 9° Zagreb VINOcom – International Festival of Wine and Culinary Art – to be held at the Esplanade hotel in Zagreb on 28-29 November…

Close to 10,000 people, including merchants, sommeliers, restaurateurs and international journalists, are expected to visit the festival over the two days and sample delights such as wine, prsut, cheese, kulen, oils, salamis and sweets from over 300 exhibitors from all over region in over 2,500 square metres of exhibition space. There will be also be wine tasting and wine and food matching. For more information regarding the festival you can visit their website here.

Zagreb’s International Book Fair Proving Books Still in Fashion

FacebookThe 37th edition of the Interliber International Book Fair which opened on Tuesday at Zagreb’s Velesajam is proving to be popular amongst locals in the Croatian capital…

Large crowds have attended the book and study material fair, which has gathered over 250 publishers from Croatia and abroad, since Tuesday’s opening. The crowds at the fair however do not mirror the state of the publishing sector in Croatia over the last few years. Although there has been a big decline in revenues and the number of books sold in Croatia in recent years, resulting in a number of job losses in the sector, Interliber reports that visitor numbers have consistently remained high, with revenues from book sales at the fair rising over the last four years.

Interliber, which is organised under the sponsorship of the Ministry of Culture, and has free admission, closes on Sunday 16 November. (Image: Interliber Facebook)

Croatia: Nightlife For Party People

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIn the last 20 years, the Croatian tourism industry has gone from strength to strength, and now boasts 10 million visitors a year. It’s perhaps most famous for its unspoilt beaches, over 100 of which have Blue Flag status, as well as the thousand islands that dot the Adriatic coastline. The natural highlights are complemented by cultural centres such as Dubrovnik’s Old City and the medieval centre of Trogir. But for people who haven’t visited the country before, the nightlife can come as a surprise. The bars, nightclubs and casinos of Croatia are a huge draw for night owls; let’s take a look at some of the best.

Zagreb
If you’re arriving in the capital, Zagreb, you’ll be pleased to hear there’s a huge number of late-night options. Grab a beer or a cocktail at Krivi Put on Savska and enjoy the laid-back ambience and cheap prices, before heading to one of the city’s five casinos for some card- or roulette-based excitement. Casino City on Mihanoviceva has poker tables for those who have the skills, while Casino Fortuna offers a wider range of slots. If you’re new to table games like poker, it’s a good idea to rehearse your skills online first, as it’s often possible to play for token money rather than the real thing while you find your feet. Wi-Fi is fairly easy to find in Croatia, so if you’re travelling around you can carry on playing online with various mobile apps. The country has a good range of casinos in many major cities.

Split
Heading down to the coast, Split is another great destination for party lovers. Aim for the Riva area and you’ll find numerous watering holes that are always full of locals and tourists. In the Old Town you’ll be spoilt for choice, but Bifora on Bernadov Prilaz is a great spot to start. It’s open until 1am (except Sundays); if you’re just getting started at that time, try Imperium on the harbour. It’s a huge club with a range of events, so if you’re picky about music check what’s on first. Gamblers can head off to the Split Hotel and Casino for games that include Blackjack, Baccarat and Caribbean Stud Poker.

Hvar
Hvar is a little more upmarket and a hotspot for nautical types. There are ferries to the island from Split, Dubrovnik and Rijeka, and it’s well worth the trip. Hvar Town is crammed with partiers all summer long, and clubs like Carpe Diem tend to stay open all night in high season. For a pre-club drink, try Kiva Bar for tequila cocktails or Hula Hula for sundowners on the beach. When it all gets too much, there are plenty of smaller towns and villages on the island where you can rest and recuperate in time for the next session…

(Image: Wikipedia)

Morrissey to Perform in Zagreb

MorrisseyFamous British singer Morrissey, who rose to fame in the 1980’s when he was the frontman for The Smiths, is to perform a concert in Zagreb next month…

Morrissey, who has been branded as ‘one of the most influential artists ever”, enjoyed an illustrious solo career after the Smiths broke up. He had a 10 UK Top 10 Singles, whilst his first solo album, 1988’s Viva Hate, entered the UK albums chart at number one. It might be one of the last chance fans have to see him in action after he announced that his ‘retirement’ from the stage was not too far away.

Morrissey, who is now a vocal advocate for vegetarianism and animal rights, will play at the Zagreb’s Velesajam on 11 December.

SAILING.HR – Sailing Holidays in Croatia 2015 – What to Expect?

SailingWith winter approaching in Europe there is no better way to get over the ‘winter blues’ than by planning your next summer holiday. Every year more and more people are discovering Croatia, and doing so whilst cruising the amazing Adriatic coast on a party boat. One of Croatia’s leading agencies gives you a glimpse of what you can expect…

Sailing, partying, exploring… from island to island, and all that with SAILING.HR, who provides you with a unique and unforgettable experience. What to say more than, CHECK OUT the testimonial from 2014, a video made by Ashley Colburn, a two-time Emmy award-winning television producer who sailed this summer with SAILING.HR in Croatia.

The vision that just flashed through your head can already be realized next summer. It’s gonna be one of the summers that fall into the category of “FINALLY!”

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[VIDEO] Top 5 Most Successful Dalmatian Songs of All Time

CroatiaOver the past three weeks Croatia’s RTL television have counted down the most successful Croatian song of all time, the most successful summer hit, and the most successful love song of all time. Last night it was the turn to find out which were the most successful Dalmatian songs of all time. Here is the Top 5:

5. Oliver Dragojević (feat. Boris Dvornik) – Nadalina

4. Severina – Dalmatinka

3. Oliver Dragojević – Skalinada

2. Mladen Grdović – Dalmatinac sam

1. Mišo Kovač – Dalmacija u mom oku