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[23 Nov 2009 | No Comment | ]

Representatives of the Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure have recently signed contracts with 12 tourist and excursion ship owners. Together, they will receive payment of HRK 3.3 million of non-recurring state aid for the building and reconstruction of ships. Almost HRK 2.9 million of building grants will be given to the owners of 10 companies, where four of them are companies from Krilo Jesenice, two from Suhi Potok and one company from Babino Polje on Mljet, one from Biograd, one from Solin and one from Virovitica. Around HRK …

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Ethno-eco Villages for the Development of Rural Tourism

People on the island of Hvar have decided to improve rural tourism through the development of ethno-eco villages and all the towns and districts on the island have joined in the project. The County of Split-Dalmatia will suggest for this project to be financed within the European IPA program of Adriatic cross-border cooperation. Sućuraj is also involved in the program of renewing old stone villages and their integration into a unique island tourist offer. This also includes the town of Hvar, which is renewing Velo and Malo Grablje, Brusje and …

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Formation of the Largest Protected River Area in Europe

Croatia and Hungary have agreed on the establishment of a cross-border Mura-Drava-Danube biosphere reserve within the UNESCO “Man and Biosphere” program. The biosphere reserve is a representative ecological area with three basic tasks: to protect natural assets, to encourage sustainable development and to stimulate scientific research related to the improvement of the quality of life and sustainable use of natural goods. With very rare but large flood forests, river islands, pebble and sand coasts and oxbow lakes, this protected area covers 500 kilometers of three river flows and around 630 …

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Drava Valley Pearls

The 720-kilometres-long River Drava connects the countries and cultures from the Italian Alps in South Tyrol, Austrian Pustertal valley and the Slovenian Alps all the way to the middle European Pannonian valley. After it passes through Croatia and the southern Hungarian border, and is strengthened by the waters of River Mura, it joins the great Danube near the town of Osijek. Along this route, the River Drava also passes through the area from Donji Miholjac to Belišće, which has encouraged the Donji Miholjac Tourist Board to put together a project …

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Liburnia – Following the Path of Frankopans

Liburnia is an area of rich history, which provided Croatia with the first script, code and presses, as well as the story of the Frankopans, a noble family who have left a deep mark on Croatian history during their centuries-long rule. The effects of their rule are still visible today through the remains of their forts, castles, towers and other buildings they ruled from. Ten out of the 19 castles and fortresses have been renewed and decorated as a part of the “Following the Path of Frankopans” project and they …

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The County of Varaždin has decided to present its rich gastronomic offer and heritage to tourists in a new way – through the “Traditional Food Path”. It is a project that will allow tourists not only to enjoy the traditional delicacies of the Varaždin region but to participate in their preparation as well, in 11 family agricultural farms. This project will strengthen the tourist offer but also connect the producers of traditional products, among which some are protected, such as Varaždin cabbage, corn, honey and honey brandy, pumpkin oil, etc. …

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Wine experts know that the Daruvar area is famous for its excellent vine varieties and good wine. The winegrowing tradition in this area is hundreds of years old and its history is, therefore, also very rich since the gentle and sunny Papuk hills provide excellent winegrowing conditions. The founders of the town of Daruvar, Iassi, whom ancient authors mentioned as being excellent winemakers, knew this as well. The Romans, apart from using the thermal spa, also enjoyed the wine which is evident by the diatreton wine cup made of out …

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One of the most visited Virovitica excursion destinations is the educational trail (Poučna staza) on Virovitička Bilogora. The trail is four kilometers long, shaped in the form of a heart, and passes through the sessile oak and silver lime tree forest almost in its entirety. One can walk the whole trail in two hours at a gentle pace and with occasional stops,. Information tables have been placed along the trail on which one can read information about the history of the Bilogora region and the natural and cultural sites that …

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The Croatian Center for the indigenous species of fish and crawfish in karstic waters located at the Kostelka source in Ličko Lešće was founded for the purpose of scientific research and expert indigenous species farming, but in less than a year, it was discovered by tourists and travel agencies as an interesting tourist destination. Representatives from the town of Otočac and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have recently signed an agreement according to which they will jointly finance its upgrade. The aim is to provide the center with an …

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“Baranjski godišnjak” (Baranja yearbook) is a new publication in which the local community tries to portray all the possibilities and potentials of tourism in the Baranja area. The purpose of the publication is mostly promotional, with many photographs and maps and a calendar of all significant events. The book is divided into four parts. The first part titled “Moja Baranja” (My Baranja) gives a short insight into the history of the area, the present situation and organization with an address book and telephone numbers of all important institutions, as well …