Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Party on the beach

Croatia is lately very popular destination when we talking about summer parties. We will give you top 5 destination where to spend fun and crazy summer nights :).

Zrce - Island of Pag
zrce novaljaIn Novalja on the island of Pag lies 'Croatian Ibiza', as people like to call the beautiful pebble beach Zrce. Besides for being the Blue Flag holder, it is also known for the 24-hour parties. It includes possibilities to rent jet-skis, deck-chairs and sun umbrellas and offers waterslide and volleyball facilities. The must-see clubs are Kalypso, Papaya and Aquarius, where you can enjoy 24/7 parties that have already become world famous. 

    City Beach - Porec, Istria
  city beach porecOn a kilometre distance from the centre of Porec there is Plaza gradskog kupalista. This pebble beach with concrete parts is the holder of the Blue Flag. It offers possibilities for water sports such as jet-ski, waterskiing and sailing. It has become especially popular for the beach club Colonia Iulia Parentium which gives parties from 8 pm to the early morning hours every day to the sounds of world famous DJs.  

City Beach Hvar - Island of Hvar
The most beautiful beach in the town Hvar is the Blue Flag pebble beach of the camp Vir. The visitors of the town of Hvar must visit the beaches of Pakleni Otoci. Upon the return to the town of Hvar, the real entertainment will begin, because Hvar is widely known for its after beach parties, the club Carpe Diem in the marina leading the way, along with the boulevard parties that make Hvar one of the European favourite destinations of young people

Bacvice - Split
The most famous beach in Split is the sandy and concrete beach Bacvice, which has been awarded the Blue Flag for its high quality standards. It is very popular, especially among young people who like to visit it both for the shallow clear sea which is ideal for 'picigin' and the club Shakespeare. There you will party till the early morning hours to the music of numerous world famous DJs. 

Pudarica, Barbat - Island of Rab
  beach pudarica island rabOn the 10 kilometre distance from Rab and 2 kilometres from Barbat there is Pudarica Beach. This pebble beach is lies amidst the rich Mediterranean vegetation. During the day it is the ideal destination for families with children. As the night approaches, a great number of young people looking for fun start gathering on Pudarica and visit Santos, the first beach club on Rab. Santos is one of the most popular clubs of Dalmatia, because of the variety of drinks and music it offers and because it is easily reachable by bus that departs to and from Rab on an hourly basis.

We hope this is atractive enough for you. Don't hesitate, visit us this summer, you won't regret it. Croatia, where the summer time begin and memories never stop! 

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Wellness in Croatia

Croatia, the strength of a new morning

Do you really know the full-bodied fragrance of sage, lavender and rosemary? When was the last time you took a deep breath of the scent of a forest after rain? And what do you think - do you do more for the spirit or for the body when you savour the pleasure of a wellness centre from which all you can see is the blue expanse of the sea that somewhere in the distance blends into the infinity of the sky?

When the urge for escape becomes irresistible, this is where the sanctuary is. When you decide to gratify your body and soul, Croatia is a place where the wellness destinations await which have combined everything that a man can do and knows how to, with the unique climes and ambiance, and the inexhaustible energy of stone, sea and trees. Either as the aim on its own, or as an extra which is a perfect complement to your holiday in Croatia, wellness fortifies and provides that special kind of pleasure.

You are now in Croatia, the most beautiful and most fragrant garden of Europe. Along its shores of the Mediterranean character, in its interior typically central-European, this is a land where the most beautiful that nature can create joins with the best that man can give.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Easter in Croatia

Easter observances begin on Palm Sunday and continue throughout Holy Week. In many towns, there are ceremonies and processions every night. In the coastal towns of Dalmatia, neighborhood associations put on traditional costumes and sing ancient hymns. There are reenactments from the Bible and a blessing of the city gates.
In central Croatia, villagers build huge bonfires known as krijes, kres or vuzmenica, while others shoot from an old-fashioned pistol called the kubura.

Another custom is to create noisemakers known as klepetaljke or cegrtaljke that differ by region. Some are made of boards from which metal plates are hung, while others have wheels and sprockets attached to boards that are pulled to make a rattling sound

Palm Sunday

Since palms are scarce in Croatia, olive or rosemary branches are an acceptable substitute. The branches are decorated with ribbons and flowers and woven into wreaths or crosses known as poma. They are taken to church to be blessed. After the blessing, the poma are hung around the house as protection against bad luck and evil spirits.

Holy Saturday

The faithful attend a late night Mass at which the foods in their baskets are blessed and eaten for breakfast on Easter morning. Easter food is traditionally ham with radishes, spring onions and horseradish (hren) or roast lamb, and all the other foods that were forbidden during Lent. A special fruit-studded yeast-raised Easter bread that borders on being a cake called pinca or sirnica is the highlight of the meal. It is usually round in shape with the sign of the cross cut into it after it has risen and before baking. Some families make Croatian Easter Bread Dolls - Primorski Uskrsne Bebe.

Easter Eggs

Pisanice (from the Croatian word for "colored") are brightly painted eggs using the wax-resist method and decorated in the different styles of the regions. Before paint became common, villagers used natural dyes made from plants and vegetables. The most common color for eggs was red because of the abundance of red beets. In some areas, soot would be mixed with oak to make a dark brown color, and green plants would be used to make green dye. The most common phrase put on pisanice is Sretan Uskrs or "Happy Easter." Other decorations are doves, crosses, flowers, and wishes for health and happiness. Simply colored and undecorated hard-cooked eggs remain on the dinner table all day for family and guests to enjoy before the main meal is served, and also to be used in a game known as kockanje or tucanje in which opponents knock their eggs into each other to see whose egg comes out the winner (unbroken). The more elaborately decorated pisanice are exchanged with friends and family. Years ago, it was common for young men to give the girl they admired a pisanica   

Monday, March 25, 2013

Treasure of impressive history

The core of old town Krk, Island of Krk

Welcome to Croatia! A land whose rich cultural heritage is not discovered only from within the walls of numerous museums, galleries and churches, many of which today, as zero category monuments, are included in a part of the UNESCO World Heritage List, but much more in that magical place on the Mediterranean, where even the shortest stroll becomes a journey down a staircase thousands of years old which takes one through a history that is at the same time turbulent, exciting and glorious. Whether walking the intricate grid of narrow white stone streets and alleys, or revelling in the teeming life of the port towns of Istria, Kvarner or Dalmatia, or climbing the green serpentines of Central Croatia to the fairy-like fortresses and castles, each step is an ever fresh experience, made special by the fact that on her territory as many as four cultural circles meet, intertwine and complement one another - west, east, Central European and the southern spirit of the Mediterranean. Croatia is a land of urban culture which numbers more cities than any other part of the Mediterranean.

Euphrasius Basilica, Poreč

If you are interested in the days of antiquity, you should start from the Roman amphitheatre in Pula, through Zadar and its forum - the largest excavated forum on the eastern shores of the Adriatic - and then to the magnificent palace of Emperor Diocletian in Split. Walk through time, from the pre-Romanesque Church of St. Domnius in Zadar dating from the 9th century, to the world of the Romanesque that is the magical monument city of Trogir, or the islands of Krk and Rab. Follow the Gothic period in Zagreb, Pazin, or, for instance, the town of Ston on the Pelješac peninsula. Discover the Renaissance in Osor on the island of Cres, Šibenik cathedral, the islands of Hvar and Korčula, and finally, the one and only Dubrovnik. The towns of Varaždin, Bjelovar and Vukovar glow with the splendour of the Baroque, while the heritage of the 19th century is at its best in Rijeka, Osijek and, of course, in downtown Zagreb.


Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Natural stress relief

You like an active holiday? You love sailing and diving, and you prefer cycling to site-seeing tours? You love climbing mountains and reaching their peaks and you are no stranger to casting off from those peaks on the wings of a paraglider? In that case, Croatia is the place for you.

The incredible coastal landscape, lovely indented coastline, coves, beaches sheltered by pine woods, and small and perfect coastal towns and villages scattered along the mainland coast and on hundreds of islands and isles, captivate with their singular character. Whether you are sailing along those shores, or diving in the blue waters lapping against them, the world before you will include a wealth of flora and fauna, traces of centuries gone by - from ancient amphorae to sunken galleys, and ships that met their end in the whirlwind of two World Wars. You will discover that the Croatian coast is a paradise for yachtsmen and divers. And the preserved natural environment is just as ideal a destination for those who love walking, hiking, mountaineering and camping. In short, it is the place for those who seek a holiday where they can truly become one with nature. And then, there is cycling, riding, numerous trails and tours which will take you in different directions in the rhythm that suits you. Finally, if you are an adrenalin addict, if the activities you are looking for include rafting, parachuting, or paragliding, then the rapids and rivers from Central Croatia to Dalmatia, and the mountains from the heights of Biokovo mountain on the mainland to Vidova Gora in the island of Brač will provide you with unparalleled excitement and challenges.
source: croatia tourism board

Monday, March 18, 2013

From Gastro and wine corner

The continental cuisine is typical for its early proto-Slavic roots and more recent contacts with established schools of gastronomy – Hungarian, Viennese, and Turkish. Meat products, freshwater fish and vegetables dominate.

The coastal region is characterized by the influences of the Greeks, Romans, Illyrians and later Mediterranean cuisines – Italian and French. It features many seafood specialties (squid, cuttlefish, octopus, shrimp, lobster...) prepared in various ways, olive oil, prosciutto, various vegetables, Dalmatian wines such as Babić, Malvasia, Prosecco and Vrbnik Žlahtina, and various liqueurs like the famous Maraschino.

In 2008, the national culinary team participated for the first time in the world encounter of chefs and pastry chefs, the Culinary Olympics held in Erfurt, Germany, and won the bronze medal.


Paški sir, a hard cheese from the isle of Pag, is an excellent cheese and one of the most reputed in Croatia. The traditional Croatian fresh cheese (svježi sir) is also very popular, often sold at markets in plastic sacs and usually eaten as an accompaniment to a salad, with salt and pepper

Sunday, March 17, 2013