Friday, 12 April 2019

Dubrovnik-Neretva County Promo Film Wins Award in New York

Dubrovnik is no stranger to winning awards and you're probably used to reading about it, but this area in the extreme south of Dalmatia continues to fascinate the world for an abundance of reasons. From its stunning natural beauty and crystal clear sea, to its rich history and equally impressive culture, the Pearl of the Adriatic and its immediate surrounding area just keep on making the world's jaws drop.

This time however, it isn't just the famous Dalmatian UNESCO protected old city and its mighty walls which are taking home yet another award for a promotional film made about its unique beauty, but the wider area of Dubrovnik-Neretva County. This truly picturesque part of southern Croatia boasts an almost equal amount of natural beauty and history, and from Ston to Konavle next to the Montenegrin border, you'll likely have your breath taken away multiple times.

As Morski writes on the 11th of April, 2019, the brand new promotional film from the Dubrovnik-Neretva County Tourist Board, ''Dubrovnik Riviera'' continues to win awards and receive recognition from all sides. To be more precise, at the 2019 New York Festivals® International Film and TV awards festival, which was held in Las Vegas, Nevada, the promo film showcasing Dubrovnik-Neretva County's sheer beauty came third place and won the bronze plaquette.

To briefly recall, at the recent ''The Golden City Gate'' ceremony in Berlin, Germany, at the biggest international ITB World Tourism Fair, the promotional film came second place in the category of regional films, the film has been made by Balduci Film from Zagreb, was directed by Herve Tirmarche and produced by Spomenka Saraga. The film depicts the beauty of Dubrovnik-Neretva County from the Neretva valley, to the islands of Korčula and Mljet, and then Croatia's southernmost municipality of Konavle, which borders Montenegro.

Make sure to follow our dedicated lifestyle and travel pages for much more. If it's just Dubrovnik and southern Dalmatia you're interested in, have a look at Dubrovnik in a Page for everything you need to know about the Rearl of the Adriatic.

Saturday, 2 February 2019

Cavtat Nominated for European Best Destination 2019 - Vote Here!

As Marina Ruso/Morski writes on the 2nd of February, 2019, after the well-known European Best Destination portal declared Zagreb as the best Christmas destination in Europe for three consecutive years, and the City of Zadar as the best European destination of 2016, this year has seen the charming town of Cavtat, otherwise Croatia's southernmost town, nominated for the prestigious title.

Cavtat can be found on the list of twenty destinations nominated for the best European destination in 2019, ranked with the likes of Genoa, Malaga, Budapest and even European giants such as London and Rome. After just the first week, Cavtat entered the list of the top ten destinations.

How can I vote?

Voting is extremely easy, just click HERE and in just a few seconds after having clicked on Cavtat, your vote will be cast. No registration is required on the page, but it is important to note that you can only vote once per week from one IP address. The competition will remain open until February the 5th.

Anyone who has visited Cavtat will agree that such small places which still manage to provide visitors with so much are rare. Cavtat, located in Konavle in the extreme south of Dalmatia, is rich in natural beauty, boasts an equally rich cultural and historical heritage, and its tourist offer standards are well and truly harmonised with the demands of today's tourists. The peace-content ratio that Cavtat offers makes it an extremely desirable destination for many, and now this nomination confirms that Konavle's gem can stand shoulder to shoulder with large European cities like London.

With this nomination, the European Best Destination portal ranked the picturesque southern Dalmatian town among the best in the following categories: "The Best Destination for Nature Lovers" and "The Best Romantic Destination".

''Just the nomination alone already means a lot and opens up additional opportunities for the development and the promotion of Cavtat, a year-round destination which continues to record tourism growth - a clear indication that it possesses an increasing importance on the travel list of many tourists from all over the world. We're happy that the European Best Destination association has recognised Cavtat, and we will be extremely pleased to have as many people join as possible to vote for Cavtat,'' said Frano Herendi, Director of the Tourist Board of the Municipality of Konavle.

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Click here for the original article by Marina Ruso for Morski

Friday, 4 January 2019

Prevlaka: Works Begin on Fortress in Which Naval Museum Will Open

Works have begun in the extreme south of Dalmatia, just before the Montenegrin border. Prevlaka fortress, the renovation works on which have been being awaited for some considerable time now, have finally started. Prevlaka fortress, which sadly sat neglected and delapidated for years, will be renovated and eventually turned into no less than a naval museum.

As Morski writes on the 3rd of January, 2019, thanks to the Society of Friends of Dubrovnik Antiquities, Prevlaka fortress will get a new lease of life and a sense of purpose. The raising of the scaffolding and the beginning of the works on the renovation of the almost entirely abandoned Austro-Hungarian fortress of Prevlaka have finally been announced.

''It's clear that 2019 will be the same as it has been throughout many past years for the Society of Friends of Dubrovnik Antiquities, fruitful and careful attention due to the wish to preserve our heritage for generations to come,'' said Niko Kapetanić, President of the aforementioned Dubrovnik-based society, who expressed his satisfaction at the start of the works on the reconstruction of Prevlaka fortress, located at the southernmost point of Croatia, almost right on the border with Montenegro, and from which the coastline of Montenegro can be seen.

To briefly recall, this area of extreme southern Dalmatia was under the jurisdiction of the Republic of Croatia until quite recently, and the state left Prevlaka fortress in the hands of Croatia's southernmost municipality, the Municipality of Konavle. Together with the Society of Friends of Dubrovnik Antiquities, the municipality will eventually open a museum dedicated to the Austro-Hungarian Navy in the fortress, with special emphasis placed on the Croatian component.

This isn't something that is particularly cheap to oversee and do, and according to some of the best experts on such matters in the world, ranging from naval uniforms to historic weaopons, to parts of old ships, the final result will be a complete cross section of the former Austro-Hungarian Navy. The plan is also for Prevlaka fortress to house an aquarium displaying an array of Adriatic fish, a souvenir shop, a lookout point, and an accompanying catering facility.

These plans have been revealed by Kapetanić, who didn't really want to speculate on what the price would or could be, but added that it would surely be tens of millions of kuna.

Back in September 2017, Minister of State Property Goran Marić pointed out that while Konavle might well geographically be at the very edge of Croatia, it doesn't mean that it also needs to be at the very edge in terms of relations with the state.

''It's in our interest to bring this project to life and that this [piece of state] property doesn't fall. We like the project that is intended for this property,'' Marić said.

Make sure to stay up to date on Prevlaka's progress and much more by following our dedicated lifestyle page.

Friday, 14 December 2018

Amanresorts Cavtat: Most Luxurious Tourist Project in Croatia

Greek investor Petros Stathis has been visiting numerous institutions in order to complete the most luxurious tourist project in the Republic of Croatia, Amanresorts Cavtat, in Croatia's southernmost county of Konavle which borders Montenegro.

As Marija Crnjak/Poslovni Dnevnik writes on the 13th of December, 2018, Greek investor Petros Stathis has re-activated matters over more recent days in regard to the eventual realisation of the Amanresorts project in Cavtat, otherwise being hailed as the most luxurious tourist project in the whole of Croatia, which could even end up making the list of strategic projects in the Republic of Croatia, which would be a useful move in terms of resolving the outstanding issues of spatial planning, among others, as soon as possible.

As a result of the large amount of paperwork involved in the process, the aforementioned investor has been heavily engaged in all of the required fields, from the state administration to the local administration, as Poslovni Dnevnik has unofficially published. The reactivation of the Amanresorts Cavtat project comes after more than three years after Amanresorts Cavtat was supposed to open its doors, but unfortunately encountered several stumbling blocks, mainly typically administrative ones, although Stathis never once gave up on it.

"I'm convinced that the Amanresorts Cavtat project will be successfully completed, and together with other Aman projects in the vicinity, Amanresorts Venice and Sveti Stefan (Montenegro), will become the star of the tourist sector of South East Europe," said Petros Stathis in the spring of 2015, when he explained why he was suddenly closing the Cavtat construction site.

He then stated that there were problems with the Bonvena Hotels company which was due to take care of the Cavtat project, which Stathis took over in the meantime, and that the entire chain of Amanresorts luxury resorts had gone through the process of ownership change.

For the realisation of the project, the investor is supposed to adapt the spatial planning documentation, and it's necessary to reach an agreement on various other factors, considering that the investor is seeking the closure of the beach below the area with his 30 million euro project.

The Municipality of Konavle didn't respond to Poslovni Dnevnik's question of what exactly they are willing, or unwilling, to offer to the investor in order to realise the Amanresorts Cavtat project. In addition, not even the investor himself, who has been investing in Montenegro in the meantime, has spoken publicly on the subject.

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Click here for the original article by Marija Crnjak for Poslovni Dnevnik

Saturday, 20 October 2018

Croatia as It Once Was: Konavle in 1954 (VIDEO)

October 20, 2018 - Continuing out look at how Croatia looked in years gone by, a visit to Konovle, south of Dubrovnik, way back in 1954, where life was not easy.

Saturday, 28 April 2018

Train to Dubrovnik? You're a Few Decades Late...

Ever wondered about getting the train to Dubrovnik? You're a bit late, unless you've got a time machine...

Sunday, 18 March 2018

Top 5 Konavle: Best Beaches South of the Adriatic's Pearl

March 18, 2018 - TCN continues looking at the best beaches in Croatia. This time here is Top 5 Konavle, the best beaches south of the Adriatic's Pearl.

Friday, 16 March 2018

Better Connections: Konavle Youth Want More Frequent Bus Lines Financed by EU Funds

Konavle's youth display their proactiveness in their quest for more frequent public transport connections, financed by European Union funds.

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Konavle and Active Tourism, Croatia's Southernmost County Finds its Niche

Konavle is much more than just the home of Dubrovnik Airport.

Friday, 19 January 2018

Konavle Representatives in Zagreb Present Vlaho Bukovac's Works

Cavtat native Vlaho Bukovac's Paris period, from 1877-1893 is presented by representatives of the Konavle Municipality in the capital.

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