Friday, 26 August 2022

The Telegraph and The Times Praise Pasjaca, Ropa Beaches

August the 26th, 2022 - The British publications The Times and The Telegraph are rarely shy when it comes to expressing their love and admiration for Croatia, especially the beaches and the coastline. Croatia has made it onto their ''must visit'' destination list once again.

As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, the widely read British publications The Times and The Telegraph have both published reports on Croatian beaches and islands as unmissable global tourist destinations, as was announced the Croatian Tourist Board (HTZ/CNTB), adding that this was the result of the cooperation of the HTZ Representative Office in London with the editors and journalists of the aforementioned publications.

As such, the British The Times, in an article entitled ''The 25 best secret beaches in Europe'', included two Croatian beaches - The absolutely stunning Pasjaca near Konavle in the extreme south of Dalmatia, and Ropa bay on the island of Mljet. The two Croatian beaches were placed next to the attractive beaches of Spain, Portugal, Greece, Turkey and Italy, as reported by Rijeka portal Novi list.

Describing these Croatian beaches, the British stated that these two hidden oases, both located within Dubrovnik-Neretva County, stand out for their authentic landscapes and clean waters, positioning themselves away from big tourist crowds. Pasjaca beach is described as an undiscovered oasis right next to the turquoise sea, while Ropa on the island of Mljet is highlighted as a heavily wooded habitat for the Mediterranean monk seal. The publication is the result of collaboration with Annabelle Thorpe, a journalist who has contributed to the perception of Croatia as a top tourist destination in the most prestigious British media The Times, The Guardian, Daily Mail and others.

The editorial staff of The Telegraph, on the other hand, ranked the islands of Brac and Vis among the 20 islands in the Mediterranean that must be visited at least once in a lifetime. In the aforementioned publication, the island of Brac was included among the best island destinations for family holidays, with a special reference to the beauty of the very well known Zlatni Rat (Golden horn) beach in Bol. The island of Vis has been declared the best Mediterranean island for relaxation, which, thanks to its authenticity, turquoise bays and original eno-gastro delicacies, has been declared a tourist asset for all nature lovers.

Pula and Brijuni

In addition to The Times and The Telegraph, the British Financial Times (FT) and the Scottish The Sun also wrote about Croatia reently, shining the spotlight on the Dubrovnik coastline and Brijuni and its hidden beauty, cultural attractions and food and wine offer.

The Sun's award-winning and recognised travel journalist Heather Lowrie visited Dubrovnik, Ston and the Peljesac peninsula, while the article in the Financial Times (FT), which is followed by an audience with higher spending power, focused on the Istrian city of Pula and the colourful past and untouched beauty of the Brijuni National Park.

Darija Reic, the director of the HTZ Representative Office in London, pointed out that such announcements in the prestigious British media are extremely valuable for Croatia, as well as that Brits love Croatia.

"This is confirmed by the data of the eVisitor system, according to which the British have achieved 120,000 arrivals and almost 700,000 overnight stays so far in August, which represents a growth of 77 percent in arrivals and 100 percent in overnight stays compared to the same period last year. The British seem to prefer the Dubrovnik-Neretva and Split-Dalmatia counties, and there are some great announcements for the upcoming post-season," said Reic.

For more, make sure to check out our dedicated travel section.

Thursday, 9 July 2020

The Telegraph Features Solta as 'Perfect Post-Lockdown Escape'

July 9, 2020 - The British Telegraph promoted the Croatian island of Solta and described it as the perfect place to relax after quarantine. Recall, Croatia and the United Kingdom have formed an air bridge, and quarantine will not apply for tourists returning home from Croatia. writes that Telegraph journalist Mary Novakovich,  originally from Croatia, spent some time on the island of Solta and detailed her experience in an article titled, 'The forgotten Croatian island that offers a perfect post-lockdown escape'.

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"It’s an unknown quantity for most British visitors, but is seen by locals as a suburb of Split. If only all suburbs had pebbly coves, olive groves, vineyards, blue-green Adriatic waters and the languid atmosphere that makes the Dalmatian coast so appealing," the article reads.

"People sit in cafes along the waterfront. As I walk, I can smell the restaurant and hear street musicians playing folk music," the journalist wrote.

Novakovich also revealed that she tasted local fish and olive oil and praised the flavors. Although she thought that Solta was a bit deserted, when she came to Stomorska, she realized that it was actually a busy island with many people.

"Still, it is not a crowd that can be compared to the one on Hvar or Brac," she added.

She also said that people kept asking if she belonged to a family from Solta because of her Croatian surname.

“I had to keep repeating that I was originally from Lika,” she explained.

She also admitted that she would exchange the mountains she was used to every day for the sea in Dalmatia.

"The beaches are beautiful. I don't like sand, so I was happy that almost all the beaches on Solta were pebbly or rocky," she added.'

You can read Mary Novakovich's full account on her Solta experience on The Telegraph HERE.

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