25 Things to Know about Croatia

22 Mar 2017, 08:39 AM

Eastern Croatia is arguably the country's least explored tourism region, as well as one of the most fascinating. TCN will be spending a little more time exploring east of Zagreb in the coming months, and we are grateful to Senka Vlahovic of Slavonia and Baranja Travel for this excellent teaser into the magic and heritage of Slavonia and surroundings. 25 Things to Know about Eastern 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. 

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Croatia Traffic Info

  • On most roads traffic is proceeding without particular restrictions. The roads are wet and slippery in Lika mountain area. 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 during the day as well. One lane is free only/traffic is flowing in reduced lanes on the following motorways:-A1 Zagreb-Split-Ploče in Plasina tunnel in both directions; -A2 Zagreb-Macelj between Zaprešić and Zabok junctions 20th-18th km in both directions; -A3 Bregana-Lipovac between Kutina and Novska junctions 119th-120th km in both directions; -A6 Rijeka-Zagreb at Svilno viaduct 78th-80th km between Orehovica and Čavle junctions in each direction till 1 June, in Vrata tunnel in direction Rijeka, in Čardak tunnel in direction Zagreb; -A8 in Istria on the section Lupoglav-Učka tunnel. Roadworks on the A4 Zagreb-Goričan motorway (Zagreb detour road): - till 9 June traffic is suspended in the entrance lane of Kraljevečki Novaki from direction Sesvete and Dugo Selo towards Ivanja Reka junction, there is a local detour; in the roadwork area traffic is flowing in reduced lanes; - till 26 April traffic is suspended in the exit lane of Popovec junction from direction Goričan towards Popovec, detour for direction Vrbovec-Popovec: Sveta Helena junction (A4)-Sveta Helena-DC3 Goričica-Belovar-Žerjavinec-Soblinec-Popovec junction, for direction Goričan (A4)-Sveta Helena: Komin junction (A4)-DC3-Sveti Ivan Zelina-Donja Zelina-Žerjavinec-Soblinec-Popovec. Lepenica rest area (at 57th km) on the A6 Rijeka-Zagreb motorway is closed till 15 June, the previous rest area and petrol station is the one Ravna Gora (at 30th km), the next one Cernik-Čavle (17,8 km away from Lepenica). Due to roadworks traffic is suspended: -on the DC1 state road in Lučko and Stupnik (Zagreb); -on the DC8 Adriatic road at Posedarje; -on the DC6 state road, section Glina-Dvor border crossing, detour: Glina (DC37)-Petrinja-Hrvatska Kostajnica-Dvor. Traffic is regulated by traffic signals/one road lane is free only:-on the DC1 state road in Knin until 14 July; -on the DC1 state road at Klinča Sela, Tušilović and Mostanje; -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 DC66 Pula-Most Raša state road; -on the DC75 Poreč detour road, section Vrvari-Bijela; -on the DC62 Veliki Prolog-Metković state road at Most Metković.
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  • The outbound passenger traffic is dense at Macelj, Pasjak, Kaštel and Zaton Doli (the waiting time is up to 30 minutes). In the outbound freight traffic there are delays at Macelj, Pasjak and Bregana (the queue is 1,5 km long, 2 hours). During the day difficulties can be expected at the border crossings with Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Hungary due to traffic density and occasional additional controls. 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 regularly.
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