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[23 Nov 2009 | No Comment | ]
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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[23 Nov 2009 | No Comment | ]

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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[19 Nov 2009 | No Comment | ]

Though, in autumn, visitors are more likely to take a walk along the beaches of the Adriatic than to take a swim in the water, one important anniversary certainly deserves attention this year. The bathing area Banj in Supetar on the Island of Brač is celebrating 100 years of existence, and is the Supetar Society for the construction of bathing areas and development of towns. Banj is the first public bathing area on Brač, and one if its most important specialties is that it was designed by Supetar native Ivan …

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[1 Okt 2009 | No Comment | ]
Green Istria Increasingly Attractive to Visitors

The Istrian interior is increasingly attractive to tourists, especially those whose ideal vacation is a stay in nature and the tranquillity provided by authentic Istrian houses, combining effectively the traditional way of life with the needs of the contemporary visitor. However, green Istria is also perfect for excursions to its medieval city-castles located on hills, which truly have a mystic atmosphere about them. A walk around these “acropolic” towns, Motovun, Labin, Vodnjan, Grožnjan, Hum and Oprtalj, and a tour of their castles, old churches and squares, will provide visitors with …

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[1 Okt 2009 | No Comment | ]
A Return to Nature and Tradition

Tradition, natural heritage, possibilities for an active vacation and a rich culinary offering are all the basis for the tourist offering of Baranja, a region on the eastern end of Croatia. In the formation of Baranja’s tourist offering, an important role is played by Bilje plus, an agro-tourist cooperative. Providing services in rural, health, conference, sports and other forms of tourism, this cooperative has hosted around 10 thousand visitors so far, mostly from abroad. The cooperative features five accommodation buildings with altogether 50 accommodation units. Particular focus is given to …

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[1 Okt 2009 | No Comment | ]
Leave 2009 behind Before Everyone Else

If you want to leave this year, financially difficult for everyone, behind in an original way and before everyone else, it may be the perfect time to start thinking about it today. Just the idea of the Croatian interior and the forested region of Gorski kotar will cool you down immediately and could ensure you a reservation in the tourist destination Fužine, in which New Years has traditionally been celebrated at noon for the past eight years, 12 hours before the rest of Europe celebrates it. Originally, this was done …

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[1 Okt 2009 | No Comment | ]
Beauty Laid Out Before You

The natural beauties of the municipalities Vinodolski and Novi Vinodolski are now even more accessible to visitors thanks to the project “The Eyes of Vinodol”, comprising six lookout spots spread around the entire area, most of which have been built only recently. Three spots – Mahavica, Pridva and Slipica are located in the Vinodolski municipality and the other three – Gradina, Sviba and Kuk in Novi Vinodolski. The lookout spots are located along a 65 km line and offer an amazing view of the islands, coast and forests, making the …

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[1 Okt 2009 | No Comment | ]
The Opening of Hotel In

In the town of Biograd na moru, the four-star hotel In recently opened its doors, after the renovation of a former resort, worth 5 million Euro. It is located at the entrance into the Biograd marina Kornati and is in close proximity to the city beaches and its centre. The hotel has an accommodation capacity of 46 rooms, three of which have been completely adjusted to the needs of the disabled. Hotel In also features a wellness centre and various sports and recreational activities. Biograd na moru is the centre …

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[1 Okt 2009 | No Comment | ]

The Californian daily paper Los Angeles Times has ranked Croatia among the world’s 40 countries that are a must-see travel destination. The LA Times recommends Croatia in its entirety, saying unequivocally: “With its food, climate, hospitability and lookout spots, Croatia is particularly attractive as a travel destination on account of the versatility of its landscapes, from the continent to the coast.”

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[1 Okt 2009 | No Comment | ]

In a feature on less known European islands, the British Observer mentions the Croatian islands of Lopud and St Klement, ranking them among Europe’s 20 undiscovered pearls. The author points out that Croatia has several islands that meet the many criteria, but proclaims Lopud an undiscovered gem on account of the fact that there are no cars on it, that it is only 2 miles wide and very accessible. She also praises the sand beaches, particularly the beach Šunj. The South Dalmatian island of Lopud is located between two other …