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 awarded the flattering title “The Olive Grower of the Mediterranean ” at the “Maslina Split 2008” international contest in olive growing. There were 500 competitors, from Mediterranean countries, but also from Australia , New Zealand and Canada . “Maslina Split” is the biggest olive growers contest in the world, organized for the 4th year in the row. Croatia is very rich in olives, it has sic million fruit bearing olive trees, and 4 million neglected ones, that need restoration.
Split, April 20-28
Dalmatian city of Split honors its famous writer and poet Marko Marulic (1450-1524) with this festival. He was the creator of the first Croatian literary work “Judita”. Festival has two parts: Croatian drama competition and scholarly conference on life and work of this Croatian medieval bard, with central event “International Expert Symposium on Marko Marulic”.
COFFEE BREAK FESTIVAL
Opatija, April 4-5
This is the first time that a festival of this kind is taking place in Croatia . Opatija, beautiful resort destination on Northern Adriatic , will be a host to coffee lovers from many different countries during days of Coffee Break Festival. Visitors will have a chance to take part in coffee preparation workshops, tastings, “Coffee and Celebrities” exhibition and “Coffee and Book” event. Also, there will be a competition in coffee (espresso) making open to public.
LOVRAN ASPARAGUS FESTIVAL
Lovran, April 5-13
This picturesque town on Kvarner Riviera is a host to Asparagus Festival, taking place every year. Local grown asparagus are known for its specific taste due to the sea air. Lots of great food, including famous “Grand Omelette” (in a 6.5′ diameter pan) attract many visitors. Folklore and music performances are taking place as well.
BARANJA – NEW TOURIST SPOT IN CROATIA
Baranja is the region in the most north-eastern corner of Croatia . It’s famous for Nature Park Kopacki Rit, habitat for many different flora and fauna species and is considered to be one of the richest European wetlands bird nature reserves. Rural and agro tourism is becoming increasingly popular in the region, and hunters from many countries are coming for excellent hunting sites. The city of Osijek is the center of Baranja and offers visitors many cultural events and well as local area tours.
NEW HOTEL “BASTION” IN ZADAR
Beautiful central Dalmatia city of Zadar is getting a new 4-star hotel in May. Hotel “Bastion” will cater primarily to business travelers, but also to tourists interested in culture and history of Zadar. Located in the historical core of Zadar’s peninsula (part known as Muraj), this boutique style hotel will have 23 rooms and 5 suites. Since this is one of only few hotels located in the city center, it gives great opportunity to explore Zadar’s rich history, culture and architecture.
THE MONUMENT TO THE SUN IN ZADAR
After the world-known Sea Organs, Zadar just got one more urban installation. The Monument to the Sun consists of three hundred multi-layered glass plates placed on the same level with the stone-paved waterfront in the shape of a 22-meter diameter circle. Simultaneously with the „most beautiful sunset in the world” the lighting elements installed in a circle turn on, and, following a particularly programmed scenario, they produce a marvelous, exceptionally impressive show of light in the rhythm of the waves and the sounds of the Sea organs.
VEGGIE AND MICROBIOTIC CRUISES
Health conscious tourists will be glad to learn that while in Croatia , they can take a cruise and enjoy vegeterian or macrobiotic food only, while on board. ETNOtrend company from Croatia, started this program where guests on the cruise can enjoy 3 meals a day prepared with organic ingredients, whether it’s vegeterian or microbiotic cuisine. All drinks on the sailboat are certified organic non-alcoholic beverages and wines, and cosmetics and cleaning products are organic as well.