Saturday, 27 May 2017

To the Lighthouse: The Guardian Discovers Lastovo Island

The summer season is fast approaching and the foreign media keeps showering Croatia with praise

Sunday, 21 May 2017

The Telegraph Names 15 Best Croatian Islands

The 15 best Croatian islands according to The Daily Telegraph.

Friday, 12 May 2017

Lastovo – Music Island is Back!

The Dalmatian Woodstock returns to Lastovo after two years and will be held from 1 to 4 August

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Taste the Islands this Weekend with New "Mouthful of Islands" Fair in Split

“Mouthful of Islands”, a fair dedicated to island products, will be held during the month of April in Split.

Sunday, 29 January 2017

Discover Croatia's Inhabited Islands: 53 Hours of Lastovo

Continuing our look at the inhabited islands of Croatia on January 29, 2017, the fabulous island of Lastovo and its famous carnival through the eyes of Ivor Igrec, in collaboration with the Island Movement, Pokret Otoka

Saturday, 28 January 2017

Lastovo Nature Park and the Bright Future for Sustainable Tourism

“Lastovo Nature Park has a bright future in sustainable tourism, with the strengthened knowledge and skills needed to preserve its environment, culture, and tradition to protect it from mass tourism while ensuring that most of its income stays within the local community.”

Friday, 17 June 2016

Ready to Set Sail? &adventure is Ready for You

Alexander Dale Oen once said, “Nothing comes sailing by itself.” Although we do agree with Oen, we’d like to alter the statement a bit by saying, “Nothing comes sailing without the help of &adventure.”

Sunday, 12 June 2016

Nextbike is Coming to Lastovo!

The "island of crystal star," also known as Lastovo, has been added as one of the exotic destinations where you can now rent Nextbike! Nextbike is a public bicycle company that encourages convenient, healthy, safe, and cost effective forms of transportation, providing a necessary alternative for Croatians to enjoy on their daily commutes.

Monday, 10 August 2015

Downtown Split to Lastovo in 22 Minutes: The Maiden Flight

As we reported on Total Croatia News earlier, today was an historic day for the city of Split, which received its first commercial seaplane flight since 1936, with an early morning arrival from Jelsa. Read about it here.  

This was followed by another first - the first direct flight to the island of Lastovo from downtown Split, with an unbelievable connection time of just 22 minutes. Suddenly, one of Croatia's most beautiful and traditional islands was accessible to all. But that was just part of the story... 

One had to fly over some interesting places first...

As a Hvar boy, the flight was fascinating. A great view of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Stari Grad Plain. 

And I had never realised that the inland villages were designed in such a straight line. 

The ridge of Central Hvar. To the left, northern Hvar, to the right, the fabled Plavac Mali vineyards of the sloping south side. 

And within seconds, we were over Hvar's highest peak, and looking at its southern shores. 

But not before appreciating the beauty of eastern Hvar. Long, thin, undiscovered. 

Take a peek on the other side and one can see one of the top 10 beaches in Europe - Dubovica. 

And on the way back, more than one hidden bay on Hvar's north side, near Brusje. 

How can one forget the island of Scedro, nestled quietly south of Hvar's southern shores? 

And one of the downsides of the seaplane experience - there is no time to collect one's breath. Hello Korcula! 

And then I got lost in islands. And more islands. All gorgeous. 

Too pretty.  

From whichever angle. 

And the prize of our end destination came into view.  

An island I had never visited but had heard (and was now seeing) great things about. 

Did I mention Croatia has more than 1000 islands?  

For some of course, the on-board excitement was all too much...  

A heavy police presence for this, the first flight to Lastovo. 

Some people call it Paradise.

Just 22 amazing minutes from Split. Book now.  

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