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 a traffic accident on the A1 Zagreb- Split between the junctions Maslenica and Posedarje southbound traffic is proceeding with difficulties (there is a 5 km long queue). The speed limit is 40 km/hour.
    Traffic is heavy on the A1 Zagreb- Split, especially between the Lučko toll station and the Bosiljevo 2 junction, and between the junction Gornja Ploča and the Sveti Rok tunnel in both directions,
    (at the Lučko toll station there is a 4 km long queue in direction Zagreb) on the A2 Zagreb-Macelj. A3 Bregana-Lipovac, A4 Zagreb-Goričan in direction Zagreb, on the Rijeka and Zagreb bypass roads, on the roads in Istria (the queue towards the border crossings Kaštel and Plovanija is approximately 7 km long) on the A6 Rijeka-Zagreb at the motorway exit Oštrovica in direction of the island of Krk on the A7 Rijeka- Rupa between the junctions Hreljin and Šmrika, at the Matulji junction in direction Istra/Opatija
    and at the Učka tunnel in direction Rijeka.
    During the day traffic jams and queueing traffic are expected on access roads to tourist centers along the Adriatic coast and at most of the border crossings.

    There is a traffic ban on freight vehicles exceeding 7,5 t today from noon until 11 p.m. on the Adriatic road and some other state roads in the coastal area. There are no restrictions on the motorways or on the DC 1 state road through the mountain region of Lika.



    Due to roadworks traffic is regulated by traffic signals/one road lane is free only:
    -on the DC28 state road on the sections Cugovec-Sveti Ivan Žabno and Novi Glog-Kenđelovac; -on the DC2 state road in Kloštar Podravski -on the DC8 Adriatic road on the sections 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.
    Drivers are invited to keep distance and to adjust the driving speed to road conditions. With the bad weather the headlights have to be on.
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  • Passenger traffic is heavy at the following border crossings:
    -inbound: Gabela Polje (1 h), Nova Sela, Zaton Doli, -outbound: Pasjak, Kaštel, Plovanija, Bajakovo (500m), Klek, -in both directions: Karasovići, Metković, Rupa. Due to roadworks at the border crossing Županja, only 5 lanes will be open instead ot the 10 regularly opened ones, expect delays (especially on the weekends).

    At Harmica border crossing traffic is allowed for vehicles up to 7,5 tonnes only.
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  • All ferries are operating according to schedule, but longer delays are possible in most of the ferry ports so plan some additional minutes for the bording time (especially at Stinica and Prizna ports for the islands of Rab and Pag).
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