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Tuesday, 23 August 2022

Jadrolinija Transports 1.1 Million Passengers in August 2022 Alone

August the 23rd, 2022 - The Croatian ferry company Jadrolinija is edging ever closer to the record numbers it and we all saw back during the pre-pandemic year of 2019, having transported 1.1 million passengers during the month of August so far alone. As Morski/Alenka Juricic Bukarica writes, this year's tourist season, in terms of physical indicators, is coming extremely close to the eye-watering figures we saw back during the record year of 2019, and therefore the traffic in passenger ship transport is also returning, writes Rijeka portal Novi list. As such, from the beginning of the year to August…
Monday, 22 August 2022

River Cruises on Danube, Drava, and Sava Coming Back in Style

August 22, 2022 - The trend that saw continuous growth before the pandemic, river cruises, seems to be coming back in style. From this year, all Croatian river tourism piers will welcome guests with a uniform visual identity. As SiB writes, from this summer going forward, Croatian river piers will have a common visual identity. A logo, six identical masts, and seven flags were created for the Danube ports of Aljmaš, Batina, Vukovar and Ilok, the Drava port in Osijek, and the Sava ports in Slavonski Brod and Sisak. The project is worth slightly less than HRK 92,000 and was…
Monday, 22 August 2022

New Sit&Meet Tourist Tour of Zagreb Promotes 13 Croatian Greats

ZAGREB, 22 August, 2022 -  A new cultural and tourist attraction "Sit&Meet – Path of Croatian Greats" has enriched downtown Zagreb with sculptures of 13 of the most significant and popular Croatian greats, created by prominent Croatian and foreign sculptors, the project's organisers said on Monday. Thirteen interactive sculptures of Faust Vrančić, Slavoljub Penkala, Nikola Šubić Zrinski, Nikola Tesla, Marko Polo, Ivan Meštrović, Ruđer Bošković, Dražen Petrović, Marin Getaldić, Milka Trnina, Ivan Vučetić, Andrija Mohorovičić and Josip Belušić are exhibited around downtown Zagreb. Those interested can learn about the lives and works of those mentioned inventors, scientists political leaders, artists, and athletes on a guided short…
Monday, 22 August 2022

Makarska Tourism Still Booming as Hotels Continue to be Full

August the 22nd, 2022 - The summer is still very much in full swing on the gorgeous Makarska Riviera, with hotels still full and the overall Makarska tourism picture still booming. As Morski writes, Makarska's coast in Central Dalmatia is still full of foreign visitors, and the third weekend of August is usually marked by a large shift of tourists, with more departures than arrivals, but the hotels are still fully booked, and there are crowds on the main roads and along access roads to tourist destinations. This weekend, more than 10,000 guests will travel from tourist destinations along the…
Sunday, 21 August 2022

Horse-Driven Carriages Arrive in Marian Shrine of Marija Bistrica for Pilgrimage

ZAGREB, 21 August, 2022 - The traditional 20th pilgrimage of horse-ridden carriages and horsemen was held in Croatia's central Marian shrine of Marija Bistrica on Sunday, and the event called "Vozočašće" in Croatian was organised by the horse breeders association in Krapina-Zagorje County. Addressing the event, Agriculture Minister Marija Vučković, promised further help to the horse-breeding sector. The agriculture ministry's state secretary, Zdravko Tušek, said that currently, there are over 30,000 horses in Croatia, and 700 of them are in Krapina-Zagorje County, where there are also over 300 horse breeders. The county's prefect, Željko Kolar, said that "Vozočašće" pilgrimage contributes to…
Sunday, 21 August 2022

Robo Race Held on Eve of Final Race of Barban's Traditional Equestrian Tournament

ZAGREB, 21 August, 2022 - The Istrian town of Barban, which is hosting "Trka Na Prstenac" traditional tournament of horsemen on 19-21 August, was also the venue of a robotic race called "Robotrka na Prstenac" on Saturday, bringing together teams of school-age children interested in robotics. This event attracted 48 participants from 16 teams from Istria and the island of Krk, and the organisers said that the purpose of this robo race is to motivate school-age children to be active in informatics and STEM-related fields, according to a press release issued by the Bit kids 101 association. The robo race is one of the accompanying events…
Sunday, 21 August 2022

Štrudel Week to Take Place from 29 August to 11 September in Karlovac County

ZAGREB, 21 August, 2022 - This year's Week of Štrudla gastronomic event will be held in Karlovac County over two weeks, from 29 August to 11 September. The gastronomic event is dedicated to a local pastry called štrudla (strudel). Director of the Regional Tourist Board of Karlovac County, Željko Fanjak, said at a press conference in Rastoke near Slunj last Thursday that in order to extend the tourist season 40 hotels, restaurants and family-run farms had joined the event. So far, we have had about 20 restaurants, and now we have 40 in 12 of the total of 22 local…
Sunday, 21 August 2022

Archaeology from the Air Exhibition Staged in Dubrovnik

ZAGREB, 21 August, 2022 - The exhibition called "Archaeology from the Air" showing some attractive aerial photographs of archaeological sites in Croatia was opened in Dubrovnik last Thursday. The event, which will run through 1 October, aims at presenting some of the most interesting and attractive aerial photographs of archaeological sites. The authors of the exhibition are Miroslav Vuković of the Department of Archaeology at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, and Jacqueline Balen of the Archaeological Museum in Zagreb. Archaeology and aerial photography share a common history that goes back to the beginning of the 20th century when the…
Saturday, 20 August 2022

24th Špancirfest Varaždin Kicks off Expecting 300 Thousand Visitors

August 20, 2022 - Another Špancirfest in Varaždin has kicked off. This year's is the festival's 24th edition, and the organisers are expecting three hundred thousand visitors. As Poslovni reports, On Friday 19th August, the 24th Špancirfest began in Varaždin, which is one of the longest-running Croatian summer events. Over the space of ten days, it brings more than five hundred programs, concerts, street performances, plays, dance and other contents, reports HRT. Photo: Matija Habljak (Pixsell) The soul of Špancirfest, which will last until August 28, are the street performers who will come to Varaždin this year from all over…
Saturday, 20 August 2022

From Serbia to Liberland, Seaplanes Fly by Croatian Borders Again

August 20, 2022 - Liberland seaplanes, whatever next? As discussions on seaplanes returning to the Croatian Adriatic continue, meanwhile on the Danube... It is 6 years since the Croatian seaplane operator, European Coastal Airlines, was grounded before filing for bankrupcy. Since then, there have been plenty of announcements and initiatives from interested parties about the return of the seaplane service connecting the Croatian coast and its islands. But so far, nothing concrete. But a new seaplane service came VERY close to the Croatian border a few days ago, but some distance from the Adriatic - on the Danube.  The self-proclaimed…
Friday, 19 August 2022

The Story of Drava - Dravska Priča Visitor Centre Gaining Popularity

August 19, 2022 - Croatia's natural heritage is vast, and you will find something to soothe your soul on every step. From the Adriatic Sea in the west, to the Danube in the east, don't miss what is in between. Drava is the second longest river in Croatia. Witness its beauty and discover the Dravska Priča Visitor Centre where you can learn some of its many secrets. As Glas Slavonije writes, the visitor centre of the Public Institution for the Management of Protected Areas of Nature and the Ecological Network of the Virovitica-Podravina County, Dravska Priča in Noskovci, has become…
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