Brac Island is among the ten most desirable islands to live on

Brač is desirable to live on account of its clean air and sea. It is one of the most beautiful and largest islands in Dalmatia, with numerous olive-trees and amazing clean sandy and stone beaches, writes “Islands”.

The American magazine “Islands” has recently ranked the Croatian island of Brač among the world’s ten most desirable islands to live on. The specialized magazine is printed in a circulation of millions and read all over the world.

According to the magazine, apart from Brač, other islands that have found themselves the list of the world’s most desirable islands are: the Florida Big Pine Key, Crete in Greece, Waiheke in New Zealand, Curacao in the Dutch Antilles, Maui in Hawaii, Nevis in the Caribbean, Lomgkawi in Malaysia, Grand Cayman in the Caribbean Sea and Palau in the Pacific. All of them have received the title of dream islands for a pleasurable and high-quality life. Continue reading “Brac Island is among the ten most desirable islands to live on” »

Agrotourism in Sibenik district

In one of the seven villages on Miljevci, in Brištani, the family of Ante and Danica Bačić has recently opened a country household “Peace” located in the vicinity of River Krka, on the National Park’s very edge. Three rooms and a guest apartment for all those interested in original and traditional values and top quality homemade dishes, homemade wine, therapeutic brandies, figs, almonds, walnuts etc. have been set up in the family house in Brištani.

Until recently, agrotourism on Miljevci was unthinkable since tourism in the Šibenik hinterland used to be an unknown category. After several family farms opened in the Pakovo Selo area, as well as two large factories for the production of smoked ham (pršut) on Miljevci and a number of firms that produce honey, olive oil and cheese, the road to agrotourism on this area is slowly being paved. Continue reading “Agrotourism in Sibenik district” »

Sibenik

Sibenik is an excellent base from which to explore the nearby Krka and Kornat National Parks. The most outstanding tourist attraction in Sibenik is the 15th century St. Jacob’s Cathedral – a masterpiece of Dalmatia’s Gothic-Renaissance architecture. The Cathedral appears on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Sibenik is located in Mid-Dalmatia, where the Krka River runs into Sibenik Bay. The historic buildings in the old part of the city provide an excellent  insight into some of the phases involved in the evolution of a medieval city. Continue reading “Sibenik” »

Pula

Pula is Istria’s largest city. Pula’s beaches are to be found in the south-west quarter of the city. The most important tourist attraction in Pula is the elliptical Roman amphitheatre.

Located on the southern part of the Istrian Peninsula, Pula is Istria’s largest city and one of its most popular tourist destinations. Continue reading “Pula” »

Rovinj

The beaches at Rovinj and its neighborhood are mostly rocky and covered with shingles. Rovinj is located in the western side of the Istrian Peninsula. In the old town there are a lot of interesting tourist attractions.

One of Croatia’s most beautiful cities, Rovinj sits picturesquely upon a rock promontory, on the western side of the Istrian Peninsula. The Istrian town is regarded as one of the most romantic Croatian travel destinations. Rovinj delights the guests with its architecture and atmosphere. The old town core of Rovinj is situated on an elevation dominated by Baroque the Church of St. Euphemia. Continue reading “Rovinj” »

Brief history of Croatia

In 1868, Croatia gained domestic autonomy while remaining under Hungarian authority. Following World War I and the demise of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Croatia joined the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes (the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes became Yugoslavia in 1929).

The Croats are believed to be a purely Slavic people who migrated from Ukraine and settled in present-day Croatia during the 6th century. After a period of self-rule, Croatians agreed to the Pacta Conventa in 1091, submitting themselves to Hungarian authority. By the mid-1400s, concerns over Ottoman expansion led the Croatian Assembly to invite the Habsburgs, under Archduke Ferdinand, to assume control over Croatia. Habsburg rule proved successful in thwarting the Ottomans, and by the 18th century, much of Croatia was free of Turkish control. Continue reading “Brief history of Croatia” »

Dubrovnik port among the top 10 World Ports

In terms of Mediterranean ports only Naples and Livorno have more visitors than Dubrovnik. The fact that five of the top ten world most visited embarkation ports are from the Mediterranean (Barcelona, Civitavecchia, Piraeus, Venice and Palma), is also very important and it confirms the extent to which cruise tourism is significant for this area.

In the autumn edition of the Dream World Cruise Destinations magazine, there is a list of the 50 most visited world ports, and Dubrovnik is in tenth place according to the number of transit passengers on a cruise. Continue reading “Dubrovnik port among the top 10 World Ports” »