Travel News and Activities in Croatia

New hostel opens in Zagreb: Hostel My Way has opened in Zagreb city center. The contemporary hostel was opened in August and offers a stylish option for budget-conscious travelers. With knowledgeable staff on hand to help visitors get the most out of the destination, it’s a great base from which to explore Croatia’s cultural heart.

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Hotel Monte Mulini launches luxury Wine Roads of Istria package

Hotel Monte Mulini has launched a wine package combining luxury accommodation with a wine tour of the surrounding region of Istria, famed for its gourmet food and award-winning wines. Coinciding with the wine harvest and truffle season, from September to early November, the package provides an excellent way to meet talented winemakers and indulge in world-class food and fine wine while enjoying the Mediterranean destination’s mild climate.

Slavonian wine awarded top honor

 

Kutjevo’s 2011 Traminac Ledeno has been crowned ‘best in show’ in the sweet under £15 category at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2013. The wine, from Croatia’s easterly Slavonia region, was one of 14,362 wines tasted from 61 regions around the world.

On Location in Opatija, Zagreb and Rovinj for Diana film

 

Follow in the footsteps of Naomi Watts as Diana in Croatia. The film may have received a cold reception from the press, but these stunning locations used for the film are sure to win over even the harshest critics. Your own movie tour of Croatia could start in Opatija, a gorgeous town on the Adriatic coast. Its breathtaking location and favorable year-round climate make it a fashionable tourist destination. Take a walk along the promenade and marvel at the majestic villas. For a faster pace, Zagreb is bursting with culture, music, gastronomy and architecture, making it an ideal city break. Finally, Rovinj, located in Istria, is one of the Mediterranean’s last true fishing ports. It is a popular spot during the summer months. For more information on the filming locations, please see here.

Dubrovnik dances its way into the Guinness Book of Records

 

During the first week of October, 274 Linđo dancers took to the streets of Dubrovnik’s Old Town to twirl their way into the world record books. Accompanied by the music of Dubrovnik’s Brass Band, hundreds of spectators lined Stradun Street to catch a glimpse of this traditional folklore dancing. Linđo dancing is present throughout Croatia, and each region has its own dance ensemble. For more information, please see here.

The Arcotel Allegra Hotel in Zagreb celebrates its 10th birthday

 

Zagreb’s first lifestyle hotel, The Arcotel Allegra, has been celebrating ten years of business. Compromising of 151 rooms, four business suites, and three conference halls, the hotel caters to both business guests and tourists. The popular hotel is located in the Branimir Centre of Zagreb, a few minutes’ walk from the main square where you can find a wide selection of bars, restaurants, shops, and cinemas to suit your mood. The hotel is conveniently located 200m from the main railway station.

Lošinj recognised for its commitment to sustainable development

 

The island of Lošinj received the prestigious Skål International “Sustainable Development in Tourism” award in September. It received top marks in the Cities category from three independent members of the panel. For more information, please see here. Behind Lošinj’s success lies the careful development, management and cooperation between the town and tourism office. The island is an example of how tourism development can prosper while respecting the principles of sustainable development. For more information on the award, please see here.

Zagreb in Top Ten cities to visit in Europe

 

The website VirtualTourist placed Zagreb at the high sixth position among the Top Ten European cities. This internet travel portal has 1.3 million registered members who share their opinions and reviews and thus help their fellow travellers with travel information, such as recommendations as to which destinations to visit.

In describing Zagreb, VirtualTourist subscribers state that although the beauties of the Adriatic are already well known, the capital of Croatia certainly merits a visit. The list of Top Ten cities in Europe includes Lvov (Ukraine), Hamburg (Germany), Vilnius (Lithuania), Valencia (Spain), Porto (Portugal), Zagreb (Croatia) Valletta (Malta), Budapest (Hungary), Riga (Latvia) and Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina).

 

 

15 – 17 November – 9th New Olive Oil Days, Vodnjan

 

Join us again this year in the Days of olive oil and enjoy the numerous guided tastings and lectures on this subject in the city of Vodnjan! High-quality olive growers and oil producers from the entire Adriatic Euro-region will be gathered in one place. Due to this fact, this year’s gathering becomes an international manifestation. One of the most interesting events will surely be a whole-day gastronomic show with the participation of hoteliers and restaurant managers who have prepared numerous surprises. The whole manifestation will be accompanied by the occasional entertaining programs.

21 – 24 November – 18th Katarina Fair, Slavonski Brod

 

City of Slavonski Brod organizes traditionally 18th Katarina Fair – trade fair and fair of Small and Medium Enterprises in the period from 21th till 24th of November in sport hall Vijuš. Katarina Fair has an international character and attracts many visitors and exhibitors every year and this is how it represents unique opportunity for presentation of craftsmen from all parts of their activities to promote their ideas, products and services.

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