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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  • Due to smoke and reduced visibility on the A1 motorway between Gospić and Sveti Rok junctions the driving speed has to be reduced to 80 km/h. During the day difficulties can be expected in roadwork areas. On the A6 Rijeka-Zagreb motorway one lane is free only in Vršek and Lučice tunnels (on the section Ravna Gora-Delnice) in direction Rijeka tonight (23 March) 10pm-6am. In Učka tunnel in Istria one lane is free only every night 10pm-6am till 24/25 March. Tonight (23 March) 8pm-5am traffic is suspended on the A2 Zagreb-Macelj motorway between Trakošćan and Krapina junctions in both directions, detour: DC1 state road. 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 both directions, in Sveti Rok tunnel in both directions till 24 March (driving speed limit of 80 km/h); -A2 Zagreb-Macelj between Zaprešić and Zabok junctions 20th-18th km in both directions; -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 both directions, in Hrastovec tunnel in both directions; -A6 Rijeka-Zagreb at Svilno viaduct 78th-80th km between Orehovica and Čavle junctions in each direction till 1 June, on the section Vrata junction-Vrata tunnel in direction Rijeka till 24 March; -Rijeka detour road in the exit lane of Rujevica junction in direction Rupa; -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; - 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 till 10 April; -on the DC6 state road, section Glina-Dvor border crossing, detour: Glina (DC37)-Petrinja-Hrvatska Kostajnica-Dvor; -on the DC25 Lički Osik-Karlobag state road (at 40th km) 8am-3pm till 24 March. Traffic is regulated by traffic signals/one road lane is free only:-on the DC1 state road at Tušilović and Mostanje; -on the DC1 Sinj-Klis Grlo state road at Dicmo; -on the DC8 Adriatic road at Poličnik, 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. 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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  • Outbound freight traffic is dense at Bajakovo. 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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