House Hunting in … Croatia; Alison Gregor; NY Times

Croatia – Historic City of Trogir

A RENOVATED APARTMENT IN A STONE HOUSE IN CROATIA

$2.1 MILLION (1.79 MILLION EUROS)

This recently renovated apartment is on the second floor of a traditional Dalmatian stone house built in 1928 in the historic center of the island city of Trogir, a Unesco World Heritage site.

The 2,120-square-foot apartment has three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a 408-square-foot private roof deck with a spa and a smaller terrace; the furniture, by Croatian designers like Prostoria, is included in the asking price.

The entry hallway has original arches and Italian tile floors. Beyond the bathroom to the right of the front door is a kitchen-and-dining area with French doors that open to a terrace.

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A First-Timer’s Guide to Croatia; Elva Ramirez; Points Guy

Croatia – Old City of Dubrovnik

From fresh oysters to sea-aged wine, there’s a lot more to Croatia than just seeking out Game of Thrones locations.

Ask any Games of Thrones fan about the show’s real-life locales, and they will likely mention Dubrovnik, Croatia, which is the stand-in for the bloody capital of Westeros, King’s Landing. But there’s more to Croatia than just passing references to the Lannisters.

Here’s what first-timers should know about Croatia.

Yes, Cersei Lives Here

Dubrovnik’s Old City is defined by its massive stone walls and ports. Originally built in the 10th century, the Old City walls survived earthquakes and wars to become a UNESCO World Heritage site. You can walk along the tops of the city walls alone or on guided tours.

Those fortress walls guard a jewel box of a city, filled with exceptionally preserved Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque buildings, palaces and plazas.

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Top 5 Slavic Destinations for New Years Eve 2018 That Should Be On Your List; Ilma Ibrisevic; Slavorum

Croatia – Old City of Dubrovnik

You should consider some of these locations.

Are you tired of seeing the same old faces and the same old places? Do you want to meet new people and explore new cities? Are you stuck on where to go and what to do this New Years Eve Below are some suggestions and tips! Compared to their more famous Western European neighbours, Slavic destinations don’t get as much attention when it comes to New Year’s Eve celebrations. Cities like Paris, London, Amsterdam and Reykjavik are known for great NYE atmospheres, a multitude of activities, events, and amazing fireworks.

However, we all know that the major European cities like Barcelona, Stockholm, and Berlin are going to get insanely busy on New Year’s Eve! Taxis will be nearly impossible to hail and Uber surge prices will be over the roof!

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How Will 2017’s Dubrovnik Winter Festival Differ From 2016?; Lauren Simmonds; Total Croatia News

Croatia – Old City of Dubrovnik

What changes are in store for this year’s Dubrovnik Winter Festival?

Dubrovnik’s Winter Festival is becoming increasingly popular with each passing year and with a rich program to please all ages and tastes, there couldn’t be a better way to spend the festive period than in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Site during the most wonderful time of the year.

As Dubrovacki Dnevnik writes on the 18th of November, 2017, Nova Mokošica will play a role in the program this year, on the small sports field next to Caffe Bar Kiss, programs dedicated primarily to children will be held on Sundays in the afternoon from 15:00 to 17:00, and from 18:00 onwards, performances from numerous local Dubrovnik bands and Klapa music will be staged. Mokošica’s elementary school sports hall will act as an indoor location should the weather conditions become adverse.

 

 

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One Man and His Dog: Plitvice Lakes and the Virgin Snow; Paul Bradbury; Total Croatia News

Croatia – Plitvice Lakes National Park

Continuing our look at the great Croatian outdoors through the fabulous videos of our favourite man and dog team from Outdoor Croatia, an oldie but a goodie – has a UNESCO World Heritage Site ever looked so spectacular?

I will confess I am becoming mildly obsessed with these videos from Outdoors Croatia. So many outstanding and innovative videos from all parts of Croatia, showcasing the country as a fabulous and diverse adventure tourism destination.

Last year, we featured a viral video about a guy and his dog going through the virgin snow of Plitvice Lakes, one of the most beautiful videos I have ever seen about Croatia. Because I am not particularly smart, it was only this morning that I realised it was also from Outdoors Croatia.

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Vrboska: 25 Things to Know about Little Venice; Paul Bradbury; Total Croatia News

Croatia – Stari Grad Plain

Continuing our popular series, 25 Things to Know about Croatia, on November 11, 2017, a visit to one of the most charming destinations of all – Vrboska on the island of Hvar.

1 The Fortress Church

There is no questioning the most impressive building in the quaint old town of Vrboska – the unique fortress church of St Mary of Mercy. Built in the 16th century following the devastating attack by the Turks under Uyuz Ali, who burned the village in 1571 along with much of Dalmatia, the church fortress was built as a result to protect the inhabitants of Vrboska, and to good effect. The church fortress is open to tourists these days, with latest opening times advertised on the door (or check with the tourist board across the harbour).

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The 10 National Parks You Need to Visit in Your Lifetime; Ashling Lee; PopSugar

Croatia – Plitvice Lakes National Park

Bustling cityscapes may have their allure, but the true joys of travel lie in marvelling at the natural wonders of the world. Much of this comes in the form of national parks — treasured, pristine areas of nature that many countries have preserved as reflections of just how amazing this earth can be. Luckily, they’re not out of reach, with many being a short flight or drive out of a major city, or occupying a prime spot on travel tours such as those offered by Topdeck.

From the mountainous Canadian Rockies to the tranquility of northern UK, wherever you may find yourself next in the world, below are 10 of the most beautiful national parks for your travel bucket list.

Jostedalsbreen National Park

Where: Sogn og Fjordane, Norway

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Mystery visit to Croatia with srprs.me just adds to holiday excitement; Rachel Macpherson; Sun

Croatia – Old City of Dubrovnik

The travel company takes away a lot of the hassle of planning a holiday abroad.

IT was 4am and I was holding an envelope that filled me with a combination of excitement and dread.

Inside was the holiday destination that would either make or break my weekend getaway.

As my boyfriend Tom urged me to tear open the paper and pull out our boarding passes, it revealed our secret destination — Croatia.

I’d heard whispers about srprs.me trips before I made the decision to embark on one of my own.

The company takes away a lot of the hassle of planning a holiday abroad.

 

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Dubrovnik’s Autumn Tourism Boom: October Brings Great Results!; Lauren Simmonds; Total Croatia News

Croatia – Old City of Dubrovnik

Summer destination? Time to ditch that dated label.

Dubrovnik has been somewhat plagued by the ”summer destination” label ever since Croatia’s southernmost city took off as a popular holiday destination. With the likes of Greece and Spain carrying such labels, it tends to inadvertently lump the Pearl of the Adriatic into the ”I have a three month window to visit this place” mentality in the subconscious minds of tourists. That couldn’t be further from the truth.

Airlines are partially at fault, and we’ve talked about this before, but Dubrovnik should be labelled as a city break, not as a summer destination.

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Things to Do in Zagreb Croatia That You Can’t Miss; Cindy Collins; Adventure In You

Croatia – Plitvice Lakes National Park

Looking for tips on the best things to do in Zagreb? Here are a few of our best recommendations including day trips to Plitvice Lakes Park. Check it out!

When we first booked our trip to Croatia, Zagreb was not high on our list of places to visit. In fact, we only included Zagreb because we wanted to fly out of there back to Australia. I figured that Zagreb would be just another large European city. But since we had the option to spend a few days there, I decided to research it more thoroughly.

I quickly discovered that there are so many things to do in Zagreb and although it may not have the sparkling Adriatic Sea at its doorstep, or a walled old town to get lost in, it still has plenty to offer.

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