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The islands of Croatia are legion and offer a quite unique holiday experience, the two main ones are Brac and Hvar, the question is, which one to choose?As far as travelling to Brac and Hvar is concerned there is little to choose between the two as the ferry from Split to Supertar on Brac takes just short of an hour whilst the boat connection from Split to Hvar takes is a little further but is still only an hour and twenty minutes journey time.One of the big swing factors for Brac is the Zlatni Rat beach which is unusually beautiful and sandy, it...

Sunday, November 30, 2014


Havr grapevine is at the origin of Bottle Shock. The wine world was shaken in 2003 when a Californian Chardonnay defeated the best of French wines in a blind tasting competition but the grapes originally came from Croatia.Bottle Shock is the name of the movie made about the momentous event which showed for the first time that French wines could be beaten in a competition which had been running for thirty years during which France reigned supreme.The man behind it all it was Mike Grgich from Croatia who left his native land to seek his fortune in the USA...

Friday, September 20, 2013


Dubrovnik attracts world famous stars to play and perform in its concert venues and theatres.The fact that Dubrovnik is one of the top ten cruise ship destinations has something to do with that, as the stars have a more or less guaranteed international audience.One of the top concert venues is the Hotel Excelsior which is holding what promises to be a wonderful open air, open access evening in the Main street Stradun on the 30th of September headlined by Brian Ferry and the Brian Ferry Orchestra.Performing inside the walls of the historic walled...

Thursday, September 12, 2013


The shifting beach of Brac is one of the most iconic beaches in Croatia and it's peculiar feature is that is never the same from one year to the next.Seen from above the Zlatni rat beach is an impressive sight as it juts out like a silver tongue into the vivid blue water of the Adriatic. You don't need to be airborne to enjoy the effect, you get a great view of the beach from up on the mountain behind.Brac is quite a mountainous island with the highest hill rising to 780 metres so as you drive around or walk there are plenty of opportunities to...

Saturday, August 31, 2013



Holiday events in Croatia 2013. Our guide to the Croatian social calendar of events for this year.The International documentary film festival is on each year in Zagreb at the end of February.Also in Zagreb the Kravat regiment begins its change of the guard ceremony in April and continue through until September.Down south on the Dubrovnik Riviera the summer of culture season starts in June and runs until the 25th September.In the beautiful Plitvice lakes area the annual marathon takes place at the begining of June.In early July the Croatian garden...

Thursday, July 18, 2013



Croatia holiday attractions 2103, our review of what to see and visit in Croatia. Use the information in the list to get the best out of your Croatian holiday.Dubrovnik is one of the top ten most visited cities in the world, in itself the town is arguable the principal Croatian attraction.The Dubrovnik cable car was reopened in 2010 and now offers an exceptional way to view the city from the top of Srd hill.The palace of Diocletian in Split is found in the historic centre of the town.Brac olive oil museum is an interesting place to visit as well as...

Wednesday, November 28, 2012


Havr August summer festival is well under way, for what is the fifty first anniversary of the event.Each year Hvar offers a comprehensive program of events. This year it began on the 2nd of August and the shows will run through until the end of AugustThis August there will be the Kemal Gekic piano marathon on Friday 10th with performances of Chopin, Listz, Beethoven and Mozart in the Franciscan cloister. Followed by the Zagreb Planet art theatre on Saturday 11th and an Aaron Goldberg jazz evening on Tuesday 14th, also in the cloister. Followed by a...

Tuesday, August 07, 2012


The Sinjska Alka horseback event takes place near Split in August each year. The Sinjska Alka otherwise known as the Sinj Alka has taken place in Sinj, a town near Split, for nearly three hundred years. This historic spectacle sees splendid lancers aiming to spear a ring of metal (which is the alka) with their lances in order to gain points dependant on the point of contact.The Sinjska Alka event was listed in 2010 in the Intangible World Heritage List compiled by UNESCO.On in early August the horsemen are a fine sight and this historic event is quite a...

Sunday, July 29, 2012



Holiday events in Croatia 2012, here we list the main aspects of what’s on in Croatia this summer.In Zagreb the 8th edition of ZagrebDox, an annual international documentary film festival takes place on 26 February to 4 March. Changing of the guard of the Kravat regiment in Zagreb starts in April and runs through to September.Summer of culture starts in the Dubrovnik Riviera in June and continues until September 25.This years Plitvice lakes marathon takes place on the 2nd of June.The Garden Tisno event runs from 4th to 11th July. It is a new...

Friday, July 20, 2012


Dubrovnik Festival this summer starts on 10th July and runs though to 25th August.  Balmy summer evenings in the ancient city of Dubrovnik offer the perfect venue for the summer festival performances which take place outdoors during the summer. The façade of the Saint Blaise church and its stone paved square, polished by generations of passing feet is one of the most picturesque backdrops.  There is a great program lined up for 2012 including Leo Nucci the baritone singer from Italy and Daniel Barenboim the famous pianist of Argentine origin....

Friday, July 06, 2012



The palace of Diocletian is a Croatia attraction set, in the old town area of the historic seaside resort of Split in Croatia.Built in the 4th Century AD by the Roman Emperor Diocletian the palace is one of the major attractions of Split on the coast of Dalmatia. Diocletian ruled what was the roman province of Dalmatia and the palace was intended for his retirement.When the Romans left the locals used the wall for protection and built houses within. It now has many house and shops which line the shiny limestone pavements. Diocletian’s palace is...

Monday, May 07, 2012



Dubrovnik a Croatia villa holiday attraction, which for many is perhaps the best known of Croatia’s historic ports.Today Dubrovnik is a beautiful place with superbly restored fortifications and old buildings lining a myriad of narrow streets which are so nice to brows around, it is clear why Dubrovnik is known as the jewel of the Adriatic. Take a short boat trip and you can admire the port even more from the sea.It is a town with an incredible history, some of it very recent, which you can enjoy discovering on a warm day. A walk along the city...

Thursday, April 05, 2012



Virgin Mary apparitions in Medjugorge near the Croatia border are the reason millions of visitors have travelled to the holy site since 1981.Medjugorge (Medugorje) is actually in Bosnia Herzegovina about 25 kilometers from Mostar and somewhat inevitably the apparitions are contended by many including the bishops of Mostar.But that does not stop the visitors coming in their droves, all year round. Our lady of Medugorje has, according to believers, been making regular apparitions in Medugorje since 1981 back in the days of what was then Yugoslavia. One...

Thursday, March 22, 2012



Airport transfer to your Croatian villa and enjoy even an island villa holiday in Croatia without needing a car.Our English speaking local agents in Croatia can arrange everything for you, so from the moment you step off the plane you are in good hands until you open the door to your holiday villa.Once at the house you can settle in with no worries, stroll along to the nearby seafront, take a meal in a lovely restaurant or settle down to a drink in a café on the harbour front and watch the world go by. Nearly all of our Croatia villas are within...

Tuesday, November 15, 2011



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