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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  • Due to fog visibility is reduced in the interior - on the following motorways:
    -A1 from Zagreb to Bosiljevo, -A3 Bregana-Lipovac between Bregana and Velika Kopanica, -A4 Zagreb-Goričan, -A11 Jakuševec-Lekenik. Strong wind is blowing on the A6 Rijeka-Zagreb motorway from Kikovica to Tuhobić tunnel.
    In foggy areas the roads are wet and slippery, particularly bridges and viaducts due to low temperatures.

    Drivers are invited to keep distance, to adjust the speed to road conditions and not to start the journey without the winter equipment. The headlights have to be on during the day as well.

    During the day difficulties can be expected in roadwork areas.

    In Učka tunnel in Istria one lane is alternatly free only every night 10pm-6am till 9/10 December.

    8 December 10pm-5am traffic is suspended on the part of the A7 motorway between Križišće and Hreljin junctions in direction Rijeka due to roadworks in Burlica tunnel.

    On the following motorways one lane is free only:-A3 Bregana-Lipovac at Pakra bridge (112th km) towards Lipovac; - A3 Zagreb detour road at Kosnica viaduct (35th km) in both directions till 7 December (driving speed limit of 60 km/h); -A6 Rijeka-Zagreb at Svilno viaduct in both directions. Due to roadworks traffic is suspended on the following state roads:-on the DC1 Tušilović-Budačka Rijeka state road, detour: Tušilović-DC6-Vojnić- DC216-Kolarić-ŽC3290-Budačka Rijeka; -on the DC303 Rovinjsko Selo-Brajkovići state road 8-24 December, detour: Bale; -on the DC42 Vrbovsko-Ogulin at Hambarište bridge, 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 section of the DC1 state road Budačka Rijeka-Grabovac; -on the DC1 Sinj-Klis Grlo state road at Dicmo; -on the DC8 Adriatic road at Starigrad, on the section Kaštel Stari-Kaštel Gomilica, at Krilo Jesenice and Duće; -on the DC8 Adriatic road in the area of Dubrovnik on the section Banići-Slano; -on the DC48 Baderna-Rogovići state road on the section Kičer-Pazin, detour: Tinjan-Sv.Petar u Šumi-Guštini; -on the DC66 state road at Plomin till 4 January and on the section Labin-Vozilići; -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. 15 November-15 April winter equipment is mandatory on the winter sections of the state roads in Croatia (it includes four winter tyres or four summer tyres with chains ready for use).

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