The Mayor of Pula, Croatia

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The Mayor of Pula, Croatia

Getting lost in a foreign town is an inevitable part of travel. It can be exciting, enlightening and incredibly frustrating, but it’s never permanent, as by some mysterious law of the universe a helping hand or friendly face invariably seems to appear. In my case, this helping hand belonged to the self-proclaimed Mayor of Pula. I met him on a sun splashed residential street some way out of the centre of town. I had arrived at this street after following some dubious guidance from the staff at the Pula coach depot, and possessing no map,...

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Croatian Base RyanAir

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Croatian Base RyanAir

Budget Airline Ryan Air Opens New Base In Croatia Ryanair has opened its new base in the Croatian city of Zadar – its first in the country. The base, which opened early this month, will serve 17 routes across Ryanair’s network and serve around three million passengers annually. The airline has said it will invest around £56 million in Zadar Airport, creating up to 300 jobs. Zadar is the perfect base for some of Croatia’s best music festivals this summer; The Garden Festival,Electric Elephant, Suncebeat Festival and Soundwave in The Garden...

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Paint Stains in Grožnjan

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Paint Stains in Grožnjan

His fingers are thick but nimble, looping the black cord in quick practiced movements around the shimmering blue glass pendant. His pale yellow shirt isn’t all plain; maybe the bright orange flakes in the blue pendant are responsible for those washed out stains on his shirt. “Do you make all of these here?” My eyes dart from one Murano glass piece to another. I wonder if I’ve made the right choice. Should I pick the maroon triangular pendant over the blue? Do I need a glass clock? Or maybe a serving plate? “Yes.” He has an accent. “In my...

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Dubrovnik Summer Festival

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Dubrovnik, July 10 – August 25 Croatia’s premier cultural event: an international festival of music, theatre and dance in beautiful city of Dubrovnik. This year’s Festival is dedicated to Marin Drzic, famous poet born in Dubrovnik 500 years ago. The unique ambient of the closed and open-air stages will host about 80 plays, ballets, operas and musical performances, literary events, exhibitions, poetry recitals and more. Libertas, motto of historic Dubrovnik Republic (Ragusa), is also used as a logo for the Festival. For international stories:...

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The Bridge Between Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina

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Stands selling oranges frequented the E73 road from Dubrovnik to Mostar. The border crossing from Croatia to Bosnia-Herzegovina was more a formality than anything else. After Nebo, my driver, passed back my passports, he declared that hostilities still lurked underneath the surface “Remember,” he said, “Mostar was shelled by both the Serbs and the Croats.” As I approached the town, minarets started to appear. And then, Mostar’s most recognized symbol, the bridge, (Stari Most) came into full view, its fresh stone contrasting with the nearby...

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The Walls of Dubrovnik

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Regardless of what certain guide books indicate, visitors can walk the length of the walls in Dubrovnik without ever descending to street level. The walls are 1940 metres long and along the way there are five bastions, as well as three round and twelve square-shaped towers, built between the eighth and sixteenth centuries. I decided to walk clockwise towards the Minceta Fortress and was arrested by the spectacular views of the Old Town and the entrancing pattern of reddish-orange rooves. The lanes branching off Stradun looked incredibly...

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Best of Croatia & Slovenia

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Explore the Best of Croatia and Slovenia On New “Dalmatian Sunshine” Escorted Tour Long synonymous with vacations to Ireland and Britain, CIE Tours International has extended its expertise into Eastern Europe, offering a new Dalmatian Sunshine vacation, a 10-day/8-night escorted tour of the fast-emerging destinations of Croatia and Slovenia. Departures start on April 18th and continue weekly on Fridays through November 7th, priced from $1,548 for land-only or from $2,635 with airfare from New York or Boston. The itinerary, which follows the...

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Best of Croatia

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NEW HOTEL IN PRELOG, MEDIMURJE REGION Prelog is a picturesque town in Medimurje region, northernmost part of Croatia . Medimurje is becoming a new tourist destination in continental Croatia , and Hotel Prelog was just opened in town center. This 3 star hotel is situated in newly renovated 200 years old building and is perfectly located close to idyllic landscapes and river Drava . Town of Prelog also hosts Flower Fair – annual event taking place April 25-27. ZADAR MAN THE BEST OLIVE GROWER IN THE MEDITERRANEAN Milan Salama from Zadar was...

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Croatia January/February

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CROATIA – HOTTEST UP-AND-COMING COUNTRY Croatia has been voted “hottest up-and-coming country for 2008 by top US Tour Operators. This prestigious title comes after December’s USTOA Conference held in Cancun Dec 2-4. Croatian National Tourist Board was also present at the conference, and hosted traditional Luncheon on December 4 for more than 400 tour operators attending the conference. Pianist Terezija Cukrov and soprano Jama Jandrokovic delighted the guests with many popular opera, musical and popular music numbers. ONE TAKE FILM FESTIVAL...

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Travel Packages from Starwood

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Last Minute Holiday Travel Packages To Italy, Malta and Croatia from Starwood Hotels and Resorts Starwood Italy and Central Mediterranean, numbering more than 40 properties in Rome, Milan, Turin, Venice, Asolo, Florence, Rimini, Malta, Costa Smeralda (Sardinia) and Croatia is pleased to announce its 2007 holiday packages for Christmas and the New Year. Lovers of Europe can absorb the rich cultures of Italy, Malta and Croatia, during the most joyful time of the year and indulge in European charm and tradition. FLORENCE: Explore Florence’s rich...

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Croatia in September

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VARAZDIN BAROQUE EVENINGS September 21-30 This is an international festival of baroque music, taking place in the baroque town of Varazdin and its environs (including nearby castles). Many renowned performers from Croatia and abroad take part in concerts happening daily in different locations. The festival also offers performances of other classical non-baroque music. This year’s festival is being organized in cooperation with 6 European countries, where some of performances are to be held. VINKOVCI AUTUMN September 7-16 This is...

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Starwood’s New Culinary Packages

Posted by on 10:53 am in Croatia News, Food and Wine, Italy News | 0 comments

ITALY (August 6, 2007) – Starwood Hotels & Resorts of Italy, Malta and Croatia is pleased to announce the launch of its interactive web campaign, “Taste the Mediterranean.” Designed to promote the distinct and unique flavors of this popular region, “Taste the Mediterranean” is a web-only travel package for food and wine lovers available at Reservations for the “Taste the Mediterranean” package must be secured by the campaign end date of August 31, 2007. Also part of the web campaign are interactive video...

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Rijeka Summer Night

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Rijeka, June 5 – July 19 This year’s Summer Nights in Rijeka are starting earlier that usual. Reason is that a world-renown tenor Jose Cura will be a guest on June 6,7 and 8 in Leoncavallo’s opera “Pagliacci”, both as a lead singer and director (for the first time). Operas, concerts, drama and dance performances will transform Rijeka into international cultural center for duration of the festival. Many renowned performers and artists will take part in Rijeka Summer Nights, with performances taking place on many locations throughout the city....

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“Grand Tour” of the Balkans

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Los Angeles, April 2007 — Continental Journeys introduces the off-the-beaten-track countries of Albania, Montenegro and Macedonia, combined with Croatia, in its 13-day “Grand Tour of the Balkans” for experienced travelers seeking affordable new destinations. Tour prices of $1,859 to $1,929 per person, double occupancy, provide first-class and superior tourist-class hotels, breakfast daily, eight dinners and extensive sightseeing with an English-speaking tour escort. Eight departures from May 22 to September 18 start in...

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Ryanair Flights to Pula and Zadar

Posted by on 9:51 pm in Announcements, Croatia News | 0 comments

Ryanair is introducing new service to Croatia, in addition to recently established London-Pula flights, scheduled 3 times a week. Starting on February 8, low-budget flights from Dublin to Pula will be introduced. It is expected that Zadar will become soon afterwards one of the airline’s destinations as well, with flights from London and Dublin. For more on Croatia at ITKT Or return to our home...

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