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The Podanje Estate, in the ownership of the Simić family is the first agricultural family estate on the island of Lastovo, which represents the start of agricultural tourism in Croatia`s youngest nature park. Around Lastovo, which many refer to as paradise on Earth, there are 46 islets and on the island itself there are 46 small churches and 46 fields. Podanje, which can accommodate 46 guests, is located on one of those fields, the Prgovo field.
The household is located in a stone house, between an olive grove and a …

Hotels, Tourism »

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The restored three-star hotel Garić in Garešnica has recently opened its doors to its first guests. Two million euros have been investred in the restoration of 26 rooms, one apartment, a bar and a restaurant with around 200 seating places. Renovation of the wellness centre and a small pool is also planned. The hotel is orientated towards hunting and fishing enthusiasts who can find attractive locations there for their hobbies.

General, Tourism »

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The tourism offer on the coast of Dubrovnik has recently become richer for a new type of service – The agricultural family estate Katičić from Smokovljani. After twenty years in the hospitality business, in the elite Villa Dubrovnik, the owner of the estate decided to go back to his roots and his native land, far from the city bustle and created an oasis of peace for tourists who get to truly enjoy the Dubrovnik coastal area.
He restored his estate in a traditional style and on the first ecological family …

General »

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The Zagreb compay «Princeza Jadrana» plans to build a chain of 12 nautical centres on Croatian islands from Lošinj, across Brijuni to Vis and Lastovo by 2018. The value of the investment is estimated at 350 million euros. The first four marinas on Lastovo, Kaprij, Mljet and Lošinj should be finished by 2013. The second phase would include marinas in Korčula, Vrgada and Dugi Otok, while Olib, Šipan, Vis, Brijuni and Stari Grad in Hvar would get their turn in 2017.
Investors are collaborating with the company Geofoto, which has …

General »

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The first hydroplanes of the German company European Coastal Airlines (ECA) should start connecting Split, Dubrovnik, Šibenik, Zadar, Rijeka and Pula with all the larger Croatian islands from next summer.
This is an Adriatic coastal air traffic project which will enable the islands with the warmest seas in Europe to be connected with a network of air, land and sea corridors of the old continent. In the first phase, which envisages the constuction of water airports, purchasing of the aircrafts and the creating of a reliable air carrier, investors from …

General »

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According to many, Istria is a region that is, along with Dubrovnik, the most developed tourism area in Croatia. It will soon flourish even more because recently a 350 million euro Brijuni Riviera project has been launched. The project includes construction of luxury hotels, sports centres and cultural contents, on 23 km of the western coast of Istria, just opposite the world famous Brijuni islands.
Brijuni Riviera is the name of the company that was founded by the state and the Istrian county. Its job is to give out concessions …

General »

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British wine critics, better known as «The Wine Gang», have recently visited Croatia and tried 280 samples from 9 wineries all over Croatia. They then chose 45 of the best wines which they will present to the media, members of the hospitality industry and wine sellers in London. The group, made up from five of the best British wine critics, gave the title of the best winery to the Winery Kozlović. Malvazija Santa Lucia ’08, with 95 points is the highest graded dry Croatian wine ever. The Britts were especially …

General, Hotels »

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A holiday in Croatia offers enjoyment on one of the most beautiful coasts with historical towns in Europe and a visit to Dubrovnik is an ideal destination for all those who are looking for that little bit extra, states the British website JustLuxe.
The town of Dubrovnik attracts more and more tourists every year and if we look carefully we can easily see why – the beauty of the surroundings in combination with the Old Town is irresitable and rarely leaves anyone indifferent, writes Emyr Thomas.
Surrounded by ancient walls, …

General »

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British daily newspapaer The Guardian has recently published an article in its travel section full of praise for five Croatian islands. British author and reporter James Hopkin, had nothing but praise for Vis, Hvar, Mali Lošinj, Korčula and Pag, pointing out how they are the best islands for a holiday. He thinks it is best to visit Croatia after the tourist crowds have cleared to enjoy the warm sea, the old towns and excellent food.
Hopkin starts his list of beautiful Croatian islands with Vis, for which he thinks is …

General »

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On the cover of one of the world`s leading media, the BBC, a long article recently appeared in which it is announced that the Croatian coast will be „ready for harvesting“ from 2013 and invites the whole world to „buy Croatian“. The author of the article praises Croatia and practically invites everyone who has not already visited to come to this part of the Mediterranean and if they are smart, buy some land and live there forever.
Since the war ended in the 90s, Croatia has become a leading tourism …