25 Things to Know about Croatia

10 Feb 2017, 18:48 PM

Croatian is a very rich language, and very descriptive. Some of its place names are quite extraordinary, several of which were immortalised in a beer commercial last year. 25 of the best, with (mostly polite) translations and explanations. 

27 Nov 2016, 10:41 AM

Stari Grad on Hvar has been nominated for Best European Destination 2017. Continuing the popular 25 Things to Know about Croatia series on November 27, 2016, a closer look at one the town celebrating its 2400th birthday. 

18 Sep 2016, 16:09 PM

Continuing our popular series 25 Things to Know about Croatia on September 18, 2016, one of the most intriguing islands of them all - Vis.

23 Jul 2016, 08:32 AM

Continuing the popular TCN series 25 Things to Know on July 23, 2016, a visit to the very north of the country - delightful Medjimurje. 

29 Jun 2016, 18:06 PM

Continuing the TCN close up look at 25 Things to Know about Croatia on June 29, 2016, Filipa Marusic takes us to th UNESCO World Heritage Site of the old town of Trogir.

28 Jun 2016, 20:11 PM

Croatian cuisine is diverse and offers the freshest products in its regional dishes, and menus vary accordingly by season and region. Which gives locals plenty of reason to celebrate. And there is nothing Croats love better than to celebrate with food festivals. Continuing the TCN series, 25 Things to Know about Croatia, on June 30, 2016, met the wonderful world of Croatian food festivals. If it grows, it is celebrated... 

27 Jun 2016, 19:28 PM

Think Croatian tourism has only sun, beach and sea? Think again. Croatia is an incredibly diverse activity playground, as TCN's Daniela Rogulj explains on June 28, 2016, in the latest in our series, 25 Things to Know about Croatia - Adventure Tourism. 

24 Jun 2016, 22:22 PM

Continuing our indepth tour of Croatian tourism destination with our 25 Things to Know about Croatia series, TCN's man in Pula takes a closer look at his native city on June 27, 2016. 

22 Jun 2016, 17:37 PM

Thought Croatian islands are all the same? Continuing the popular TCN series, 25 Things to Know about Croatia, on June 26, 2016, a look at the great choice and diversity on offer on Croatia's more than 1000 islands in the Adriatic. 

20 Jun 2016, 08:32 AM

Continuing the TCN series, 25 Things to Know about Croatia, on June 20, 2016, a journey north to the gorgeous city of Varazdin. Although I am a Dalmatian boy at heart, I do admit I fell a little bit in love with this gorgeous city, a little off the beaten path, a LOT undiscovered, and yet very, VERY accessible. 

16 Jun 2016, 07:02 AM

Continuing our look at Croatian tourism destinations close up on June 16, 2016, TCN's Filipa Marusic introduces us to an island which often loses out to its more glamorous neignbours, Brac and Hvar. Which is good news for those looking to escape the crowds with an island experience accessible by a short ferry ride from Split. 25 things to know about the island of Solta. 

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  • Traffic is dense in cities and on their detour roads. During the day difficulties can be expected in roadwork areas. Due to fog visibility is reduced in Gorski kotar - on the A6 Rijeka-Zagreb motorway from Oštrovica junction to Tuhobić tunnel. The roads are wet and slippery in Lika and Gorski kotar mountain areas. Strong wind is blowing on the A1 motorway from Miljanica bridge to Mala Kapela tunnel. Drivers are invited to keep distance and to adjust the speed to road conditions. The headlights have to be on during the day as well. One lane is free only/traffic is flowing in reduced lanes on the following motorways:-A1 Zagreb-Split-Ploče at Božići viaduct in direction Split; -A3 Bregana-Lipovac between Kutina and Novska junctions 118th-121st km in both directions; -A4 Zagreb-Goričan at Kraljevečki Novaki junction 93rd-94th km in direction Varaždin till 13 March (speed limit of 60 km/h); -A6 Rijeka-Zagreb at Svilno viaduct 78th-80th km between Orehovica and Čavle junctions in each direction till 1 June; -Rijeka detour road in the exit lane of Rujevica junction in direction Rupa till 16 March; -A8 in Istria on the section Lupoglav-Učka tunnel. In Učka tunnel in Istria one lane is free only every night 10pm-6am till 24/25 February. Due to roadworks traffic is suspended: -on the DC1 state road in Lučko and Stupnik (Zagreb); -on the DC8 Adriatic road at Posedarje till 10 April; -on the DC6 state road, section Glina-Dvor border crossing till 15 March, detour: Glina (DC37)-Petrinja-Hrvatska Kostajnica-Dvor; -on the DC34 Valpovo-Josipovac state road; -on the DC206 Valentinovo-Petrovsko state road; -on the DC228 Jurovski Brod-Ozalj-Karlovac state road at Ozalj. Traffic is regulated by traffic signals/one road lane is free only:-on the DC1 state road at Tušilović; -on the DC1 Sinj-Klis Grlo state road at Dicmo; -on the DC8 Adriatic road on the section Kaštel Stari-Kaštel Gomilica, at Podstrana, on the section Zaton Doli-Bistrina, at Srebreno; -on the DC75 Poreč detour road, section Vrvari-Bijela; -on the DC303 Rovinjsko Selo-Brajkovići-Kurili state road. 15 November 2016-15 April 2017 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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  • In outbound freight traffic there are delays at Bajakovo and Pasjak. Due to roadworks at Županja and Slavonski Brod border crossings delays can be expected. At Harmica border crossing traffic is allowed for vehicles up to 7,5 tonnes only.
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  • Ferries operate according to timetable.
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