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17 Fun & Thrilling Activities That Get You Up Close And Personal With Croatia’s Great Outdoors

Whether it is snorkeling on the island of Vis, going on a cycling tour in Istria, trekking in Biokovo, windsurfing in Viganj, white water rafting on the Una river or paragliding in Tribalj, Croatia really does offer something for everyone partial to some outdoor action. Thanks to this insightful infographic, travel search engine Momondo.com get you ‘up close and personal’ with Croatia’s great outdoors…

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Huge Success for Young Croatian Baritones at International Competition in Helsinki

Croatia1Two young Croatian baritones have enjoyed huge success at one of the most prestigious international competitions…

Matija Meić (27) and Leon Košavić (23) have come second and third respectively at the 7th Annual Mirjam Helin International Singing Competition held in Helsinki last week. Meić also picked up 3,000 euros in prize-money for winning the ‘best performance by a non-Finnish singer of a Finnish song’ at the contest, which saw around 400 singers from all over the world register to compete, before being whittled down to 46 of the best. A great effort by the young Croatian baritones.

2nd place Matija Meić

2nd place Matija Meić

“I even got some offers to record some Finnish songs in Finland why I was there,” said Meić, adding that it was a major achievement to being even selected for the competition out of the 400 who applied from all over the world.

7th ZeGeVege Festival Set to Take Place in Zagreb

CroatiaThe 7th ZeGeVege Festival of Sustainable Living is set to take place on Zagreb’s main square on the 5th and 6th of September…

ZeGeVege Festival, which will take place within the famous international Veganmania event and is famous for its bright and positive atmosphere, will this year see over 80 exhibitors of healthy foods, ecological products and cosmetics not tested on animals gather on ban Jelacic square. Exhibitors from all over Croatia, as well as Germany, Austria, Slovenia and Serbia will entertain and educate the crowds over the two days, which will also include performances and food tastings.

The 2014 ZeGeVege Festival is once agai supported by both the Major of Zagreb and the President of Croatia.

Another Saudi Prince Sails into Town

CroatiaCroatia must have been all the talk in Saudi royalty circles before they planned their holidays this year with another Saudi Prince spotted on the Adriatic coast…

Saudi Prince and billionaire investor Al-Waleed bin Talal bin Abdulaziz al Saud made all the headlines earlier this month when he arrived in town to be wined and dined by Croatia’s President and the Mayor of Zagreb on his 7-day stay, and now another Prince is in town. Saudi royal family member Khaled bin Sultan (65) has been on Croatia’s coast the past few days. After spending three days in Rovinj, Khaled bin Sultan sailed on his 80-metre super yacht ‘Golden Odyssey’ to Pula where he took in a spot of gladiator fighting as a VIP guest at the Pula Arena.

Khaled bin Sultan, who is the former deputy minister of defense and a member of House of Saud, is the eldest son of the late Prince Sultan and founded The Living Oceans Foundation in the USA. He was also named the Perseus winner of 2012, an award given to yacht owners who make efforts and contributions toward marine wildlife conservation.

1,000 Things to do in Croatia…#44

Croatia is not just about the beaches. There are plenty things to do in the spectacular country, well at least 1,000 things, according to photographer Tim Ertl, who explains with the help of his camera via his popular blog ‘1000 Things to do in Croatia – A journey through Croatia in 1,000 pictures‘. Each week we will feature one of Tim’s suggestions, accompanied by one of his stunning photographs…

#44 Catch the last rays of the setting sun at Pical Beach in Poreč.

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Moroccan Princess Enjoys Luxury Stay on Croatia’s Coast

CroatiaPrincess Lalla Meryem of Morocco has been enjoying a luxury stay on Croatia’s Adriatic coast, reports daily Slobodna Dalmacija

Princess Lalla Meryem (52), who is the first daughter and eldest child of the late King Hassan II of Morocco and his wife Lalla Latifa, cruised the Adriatic coast on board the luxury yacht Insignia, before docking at the southern Dalmatian island of Hvar. Insignia then made its way to Split where Princess Lalla Meryem boarded a private Boeing 747. Insignia, which comes compete with a swimming pool and sauna, costs 200,000 euros a week to rent. It is not the first time the Moroccan Princess has been in town, last year and in 2009 she was also spotted on Croatia’s coast.

Bernie Ecclestone on Hvar

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He may well be divorced a while now from his Croatian wife, but it has not stopped Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone from holidaying on the Croatian coast…

Ecclestone (83) is on board his super yacht ‘Petara‘ with new wife Fabiana Flosi and friends which has been cruising the southern Dalmatian coast this week. Bernie, who just forked out nearly $100m to a court in Germany to put an end to a bribery trial against him, is currently on the island of Hvar. Ecclestone said that he was not a fan of swimming and there would be none of that or sun-bathing on this trip.

Fedde le Grand to Open Dubrovnik’s DU EL FEST

CroatiaDubrovnik’s first electronic music festival, DU EL FEST, is getting ready for its third year in a row, and this year some of the top names of electronic music will be in town…

An impressive list of names, including Fedde le Grand and Nicola Fasano, will be at the Culture Club Revelin from 13-16 August, and this year’s edition promises to be bigger and better than ever.

“This year Culture Club Revelin has decided to make an even longer and more attractive festival of good music and good vibes, in a place that will make you come back again and again. Join us this year in this summer marathon of the best electronic sounds in the amazing area of the fortress Revelin, which with its superb production and popular names in the electronic music, certainly offers the best summer entertainment in the region,” the organisers told Croatia Week.

DU EL FEST 2014

*DAY1 / 13.08. 2014 Fedde le Grand,DANCElectricPHILIPE, Speed, Carl Maxx
Ticket prices: Presale 150kn, at the entrance 200 kn.
VIP presale 250 kn, at the VIP entrance 300 kn

*DAY 2/ 14.8.2014 DANNY AVILA, DANTZ ,
Audiometric, Claudio Madirazza
Ticket prices: Presale 100 kn , at the entrance 150kn.
VIP presale 200 kn, at the VIP entrance to 250 kn.

*DAY 3/ 15.08.2014 GLOWINTHEDARK , LA FIESTA
Ticket prices: Presale 100 kn , at the entrance 150kn.
VIP presale 200 kn, at the VIP entrance to 250 kn.

*DAY 4/ 16. 08.2014 NICOLA FASANO , dBA
Ticket prices: Presale 100 kn , at the entrance 150kn.
VIP presale 200 kn, at the VIP entrance to 250 kn.

 

[PHOTOS] Zagreb Street Style

Whilst the majority of Zagreb’s fashionistas are sunning themselves on Croatia’s coast, a few still in the capital and keeping the traditional Saturday morning ‘Špica’ alive. Our friends at fotovijesti were there to capture the action this weekend. Check out more pics in the gallery here

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1,000 Things to do in Croatia…#189

Croatia is not just about the beaches. There are plenty things to do in the spectacular country, well at least 1,000 things, according to photographer Tim Ertl, who explains with the help of his camera via his popular blog ‘1000 Things to do in Croatia – A journey through Croatia in 1,000 pictures‘. Each week we will feature one of Tim’s suggestions, accompanied by one of his stunning photographs…

#189 Watch the ceremonial changing of the guard a.k.a. “Purgari”, which is staged most Saturdays in front of the Varaždin City Hall. As befits the first capital of Croatia, Varaždin has for the past two and a half centuries been watched over by the Varaždin Civil Guard. They were recognized by the Austrian Empress Maria Theresa in a statute of 1750.

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