Sun Worship on Hvar: Hotel Amfora

By paul 15 Jul 2012, 19:33 PM Hvar Town

Hvar's infamous sunshine keeps on beaming down, and tourists are lapping it up. Some pictures from Hotel Amfora this afternoon. 

After almost six weeks of uninterrupted sunshine with temperatures consistently in the 30s, it finally rained this morning.

At 3am.

For 2 minutes.

Normal service was resumed by breakfast, and another hot day on the road was in store. Walking past Hotel Amfora on the way to a meeting, I was struck by the diversity of the hotel - a conference centre for some, a family resort for others, and an exclusive bathing option at Bonj les Bains for others. Whatever their motives for arriving at Amfora, they had one thing in common: sun worship. Some pictures...












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  • Traffic is occasionally dense on the A1 motorway from Karlovac towards Zagreb as well as on the A3 Bregana-Lipovac motorway. At Križ junction on the A3 towards Zagreb the queue is 1 km long.
    During the day difficulties can be expected in roadwork areas.

    Drivers are invited to keep distance and to adjust the speed to road conditions. With the bad weather the headlights have to be on.

    On the following motorways one lane is free in each direction:
    -A1 Zagreb-Split-Ploče between Otočac and Perušić junctions at Gacka bridge, between Karlovac and Novigrad junctions (45th-48th km) from 26 September; -A2 Zagreb-Macelj at Zabok junction 23rd-20th km, from Trakošćan paytoll (59th km) to the 55th km 26-29 September; -A3 Zagreb detour road between Buzin and Kosnica junctions at Mičevec viaduct - there are occasionally traffic jams; -A3 Bregana-Lipovac between Ivanić Grad and Križ junctions 69th-72nd km; -A6 Rijeka-Zagreb at Svilno viaduct from 26 September. Due to roadworks traffic is suspended:-on the DC42 Vrbovsko-Ogulin at Hambarište bridge - traffic is closed for vehicles till 10 October at midnight, detour for vehicles up to 15 tonnes: LC58036 Vrbovsko-Kučaj-Okruglica, for the ones over 15 tonnes: A1 and A6 motorways (Vrbovsko junction-Bosiljevo 2 junction-Ogulin junction); -on the ŽC5209 Ponte Porton-Vižinada regional road in Istria, detour: Vižinada-Tićan-Karojba-Motovun-D44 Ponte Porton. Traffic is regulated by traffic signals/one road lane is free only:-on the DC2 state road at Kloštar Podravski till 1 October (7am-6pm); -on the DC8 Adriatic road on the section Kaštel Stari-Kaštel Gomilica; -on the DC228 Jurovski Brod-Ozalj-Karlovac state road at Ozalj - traffic is suspended for vehicles above 3,5 tonnes (detour: DC6 Jurovski Brod-Netretić-Karlovac), for other vehicles one road lane is free only due to damaged road.
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    Due to roadworks at Županja border crossing delays can be expected, especially at the weekends, as 5 lanes are open only (instead of 10).
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