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- The Best of...
Forbes places Brela beach among 20
the greates World's beaches.
web site places Croatia among world's top
10 sailing destinations - This area is one of
the Mediterranean's best-kept secrets for sailors.
List was supplied by Paul Gelder, deputy editor
Monthly magazine, and author of The Loneliest
Race and InterSpray's Race Around the World.
web site places Kolocep among top 10 world's
most beautiful island resorts.
Nast Traveler Magazine rates Hvar as
one of the 10 most beautiful islands in the world.
Read the article HERE.
Nast Traveler Magazine lists Hvar as
one of 16 the best-kept secrets under the European
sun. Read the article HERE.
They really love Hvar, aren't we all?
British The Daily Telegraph places the island
of Korcula among world's the best island
Sunday Times pick of 20 summer music festivals
Summer Festival 8th. vast six-week
festival with lots of theatre too
Distinguished French oceanographer Jacques Cousteau
when talking about Mljet island remarked:
"The sea round Dubrovnik is the cleanest sea in
Time magazine places island of Mljet among
the 10 most beautiful islands in the world.
The January 2000 issue of "Successful
Meetings Magazine" listed Zagreb as one
of the Top 10 international destinations for conventions
and meetings, and the February 2000 issue of Conde
Nast Traveler listed Zagreb as one of Europe's
10 "reborn cities".
days along Croatian Riviera Adriatic isles have
flavor of Greece, Italy
from San Francisco Gate, June 2004, John Flinn,
Chronicle Staff Writer
The hiss and gurgle of a cappuccino machine drowns
out the drone of the engines as the coastal ferry
Marco Polo glides past medieval walled cities
and tiny islands crowned with stately monasteries.
On the sun deck, bikinied women rise from their
lounge chairs to watch a pod of dolphins surfing
in our wake. A warm Mediterranean sun is shining,
the turquoise sea is flat as glass, and the entire
tableau is as idyllic, serene and postcard-perfect
as can be. So don't be shocked when I tell you
we're in Croatia.
February 01, 2004, from the Sunday Times
Better sailing than Turkey, islands to rival those
of Greece, and a cuisine to match Italy’s: it’s
the hot spot that came in from the cold, says
Ask anyone: Croatia is the hottest destination
in the Med this summer. The Dalmatian coast, they
will tell you, with its close-hauled constellation
of 1,000 islands, is the “new Riviera”; while
the Istrian peninsula, with its Italian looks
and flavours, is “the new Tuscany”. But these
slick phrases miss the point. Croatia isn’t really
a “new” anything: it is still very much its old
The smart set are already there in force. Steven
Spielberg, Pierce Brosnan, Andre Agassi, Gywneth
Paltrow and Sean Connery are all among the celebrity
names to appear in the hotel visitor books. Some
like the country so much they bought a piece:
Robert De Niro, Clint Eastwood and Sharon Stone
are each rumoured to be buying their own private
comeback of low-cost Croatia
October, 2003, from Arthur
Frommer's MSNBC Budget Travel
Take a little bit of Venice, a tiny bit of Rome,
and throw in plenty of sunshine and clear Mediterranean
– wyspa lawendy i rozmarynu
by Gra¿yna Bielawska, Krzysztof Bielawski
Jeœli chcesz zakochaæ siê w Chorwacji, musisz
koniecznie pojechaæ na wyspê Hvar, a dok³adniej
do miasteczka Hvar na tej¿e wyspie. Hvar przez
wiele osób uwa¿any jest za najpiêkniejsz¹ spoœród
ponad tysi¹ca chorwackich wysp, a miesiêcznik
Traveler zaliczy³ go do dziesiêciu najpiêkniejszych
wysp œwiata, obok Capri i Bora-Bora.
to the Future ( Makarska, Tucepi, Brac)
from The Mirror, Aug 9 2003
My advice is to go to Croatia now, before it gets
spoiled by the thelassotherapy set. It's good
value, it's safe, it's just two hours flying time
from the UK and it's one of the most beautiful
countries in Europe. Here's a guide.
hits the spots
by Ben East, July 2003
Dotted all over this rugged landscape, Greek and
southern French in feel, are the kind of untouched
villages, hamlets and beaches looking over the
North-East Adriatic that make you believe you've
Sunday People, June 2003
A TORTOISE plodding across the road brought our
minibus screeching to a halt. We waited...at first,
I thought, for the creature to make it all the
way to the other side. The island of Mljet (a
scrabble-lucky dip of letters pronounced Milyet)
is that kind of place, a tranquil oasis in the
sunny Adriatic where the keyword is "Polako" -
"What's the rush?"
10 European Charters
by Chris Caswell, from Motorboating,
If you’re looking for a new and exotic powerboat
adventure to embark on this summer, visit one
of these hot spots.
Primosten, Croatia. Not too long ago, Croatia
(you may remember it as Yugoslavia) was torn by
civil war. Now, pleasure boats are cruising its
spectacular Adriatic coastline once again.
this the new Côte d’Azur?
by Jill Hartley, from The
Times, June 21, 2003
Stylish hotels and visiting celebrities are sending
Croatia upmarket — so this is the summer to visit,
report Times writers. Jill Hartley kicks off in
set for cruise control
by Rory Ross, from The
Times, June 21, 2003
A YACHT is the ideal place from which to bask
in Croatia’s stunning coastal scenery. The 700km
(434 mile) island-peppered littoral that runs
from the Istrian peninsula in the North to just
above Dubrovnik in the south — the Dalmatian coast
— is prime sailing country.
walked up an appetite
by Will Hide, from The
Times, June 21, 2003
My advice to anyone walking in Croatia would be
to ditch your bobble hat and leave the compass
at home, but in no circumstances forget your trousers
with the forgiving elastic waistband.
city page: Dubrovnik
by Mark Hodson, from the Sunday Times, June 8,
It’s perfectly preserved and stunningly sited:
Mark Hodson of The Sunday Times takes a shine
to the pearl of the Adriatic
your cares away in the pearl of the Adriatic
By Tom Templeton, from The
Observer, June 8, 2003
I challenge anyone not to be bowled over by the
towering medieval city walls of Dubrovnik, the
limestone cliffs on the south Dalmatian coast
of Croatia and that most translucent of seas the
Adriatic, especially when viewed from a kayak.
with Jason: Croatia
By Jason Cochran, May 22, 2003, from Arthur
Frommer's MSNBC Budget Travel
In the first of two parts, our intrepid traveler
reports from a surprising Mediterranean idyll...
No matter how many new places I load into my memory
bank, a single salient fact remains: The world
is full of surprises.... THAT’S CROATIA. Hidden
in plain sight, wedged between so many major European
attractions favored by Americans, but virtually
ignored. Virtually next door to Italy, due south
of Austria and Hungary, a day’s drive from Germany,
closer to Paris than Greece. Croatia lines the
sweetest, cleanest stretch of coast on the entire
with Jason: Croatia, Part Two
By Jason Cochran, May 29, 2003, from Arthur
Frommer's MSNBC Budget Travel
More surprises, including the legendary cities
of Split and Dubrovnik, await in this Adriatic
jewel... I have just discovered one of the world’s
great drives. I’d love to give you directions,
but it’s not some three-hour Sunday excursion.
It’s Croatia. The whole coast. As the crow flies,
that’s about 440 miles of seashore on roads that
wind around dramatic cliffs through sleepy villages,
flying over crystal Mediterranean waters, surveying
magnificent mountains floating in the distant
to the Editor: On Croatia, Europe’s hidden gem
May, 2003, from Arthur
Frommer's MSNBC Budget Travel
Read letters sent to the Editor regarding two
To the Editor: I went to Croatia last year and
spent two weeks in Dubrovnik. It knocked my socks
off. My biggest problem since coming back is to
find words to describe the indescribable.
Guardian, Saturday March 1, 2003
Will Hide goes back to basics in the Kornati islands.
For some, staying for a week on a rocky, low-lying
island covered in scrub and gorse - no beaches,
no roads, no shops, no night-clubs - in a former
fisherman's cottage without a bathroom and only
a bucket-flush loo, may not be quite enough to
induce thoughts of holiday nirvana. However, as
I lay in the sun, novel in hand and the sea lapping
at my feet, I was happy.
destinations for 2003 and 20
dream holidays for the 21st century
From the Observer,
January 26, 2003
the Observer picks Croatia as one of 6 hot destinations
for 2003 and one of 20 dream holiday destinations
for 21st century: Those in the know are forsaking
the crowded Côte d'Azur and heading for the Istrian
Riviera, Dubrovnik and the necklace of sun-drenched
islands off the coast of Croatia.
returns with new image
From the Observer
by Tom Templeton, November 2002
Croatia looks set to
be Europe's hottest new tourism destination with
20 UK tour operators.. starting to sell holidays
there next year. Once a mecca for low-cost package
holidays when it was part of the former Yugoslavia,
the country is reinventing itself as an upmarket
Nast Traveler by Alexander Lobrano, September
Forget St-Tropez: If you want serious partying
in the Med, head for Hvar, the stunning Croatian
island that's suddenly rivaling Ibiza and Mykonos
as Europe's happening, triple-S (sun, sea, and
schönsten FKK-Strände Europas
June 2002, by DÖRTE LANGWALD
German magazine Bild
places Koversada (Vrasar) and Valalta (Rovinj)
among top 15 the most beautiful naturist beaches
Trips in Istria and Its Surrounding Regions
From National Geographic Traveler by Jan Morris
In TRAVELER magazine’s September issue, veteran
travel writer Jan Morris guides you through Istria,
Croatia’s, main coastal cities and interior locales,
including Draguc, Hum, and Buzet. Here, we offer
five other day trips also well worth a visit.
On the Adriatic: Dancing All Night, Eating All
Day and Some of the Most Beautiful Beaches on
Entertainment's TV series Wild
On, with popular host Brooke Burke
Located on the Adriatic Sea across from Italy,
Croatia is a land of immense beauty that offers
something appealing for everyone...Wild On had
a lot of fun in Croatia because there was so much
island of Hvar claims place in the sun
From Travel Weekly, June 21 2001 by Dinah A. Spritzer
Former Europe editor Dinah A. Spritzer proclaims
Hvar to be her favorite Croatian island. Read
on to find out why.
Luxus der Stille -
From Berlin Online, by Bernd Hahlweg. April 07,
Istrien hat das sechstgrößte
Amphitheater der Welt, Palazzi und viele einsame
Badebuchten... n der Küste thronen alte venezianisch
geprägte Seestädte, wie das auf einer 60 Meter
hohen Landzunge liegende Vrsar, dessen Charme
schon Casanova lobte und deren freizügige Strände
zum FKK-Dorado wurden
Spiegel Online, in German only
Die kroatische Halbinsel Istrien wird häufig die
"zweite Toskana" genannt. Doch das Urlaubparadies
lockt nicht nur mit ursprünglicher Natur, sondern
auch mit freizügigen FKK-Regelungen.
für den Sonnenuntergang
Tach Auch!, by Brigitte Geh, in German only
Diese Truhe steckt voller Überraschungen. Wer
sich einmal von den Liegestühlen an der Küste
erhebt, entdeckt auf der Vielvölker-Halbinsel
Istrien Kunstschätze und Köstlichkeiten der Küche.
Dalmatian Coast - Croatian island's beauty is
more than skin deep
From Chicago Tribune,
by Thomas Swick, March 11, 2001
Korcula, Croatia - The next beautiful island,
another perfect town. Traveling down the Dalmatian
coast (especially over water) is like turning
the pages of Vogue.
soft and hard
From Diver Magazine, May 2001
The Adriatic offers unspoilt marine life and some
spectacular wrecks. Award-winning photographer
Franco Banfi enjoys himself stalking marine life
on the Croatian island of Korcula while, not far
away, Daniel Frka discovers the intact German
torpedo boat S-57.
one Kornati... - Robinson-style vacation
From London Evening Standard,by Jim Keeble, April
The sun sets over our island. We sit on our warm
quayside, drinking our wine, dipping our toes
in our sea. Our stars twinkle on, as our moon
slips into the arc of our night sky. As you can
tell, you get a little proprietorial after spending
a week on a near-deserted island in the Adriatic.
the veil on Croatia
From Reuters City, by Belinda Goatcher
There is something about Croatia that just compels
you to relax. Perhaps it is the constant warming
rays of the sun, the pristine crystal clear waters
of the Adriatic Sea or the abundance of good food
and wine. Or maybe it is a combination of all
three and so much more which makes Croatia such
a perfect holiday destination... As a holiday
destination, Croatia has it all. From wonderful
historical cities and towns, to lakes, forests
and a spectacular coastline there truly is something
to satisfy even the most demanding of travellers.
is reclaiming its reputation as a tourist mecca
From The Record Online, by Jill Schensul,
December 31, 2000
Zagreb's continental flavor and
its wide European influence are concentrated in
its Lower Town, with its Hapsburg-inspired architecture
and concentration of museums. Most noteworthy
is the world-class Mimara, with its collection
of more than 4,000 works including pieces by Rembrandt,
Rubens, DaVinci, Van Gogh, and the atelier of
the Croatian sculptor Ivan Mestrovic... The
road to Dubrovnik, along the high-cliffed
Adriatic coastline, is reminiscent of the Corniche
along the French Riviera. The city itself, on
a jag of land jutting out into the sea, is your
classic medieval heart-stopper... One might think
Monaco, or Nice... Korcula has a
long history of stone masonry; the locals like
to point out some of the marble for our own White
House came from the island and its carvers. Another
of Korcula's claims is that it was the birthplace
of Marco Polo... As our bus traveled north up
the coast and finally approached Split..The
1,700-year-old Diocletian Palace, another of Croatia's
UNESCO World Heritage sites... The ruins, a city
in themselves, are some of the most extensive
tourist office claims resorts among safest for
From Travel Weekly, November 20, 2000
Did you know that not one of the 5 million foreign
visitors to Croatia's Adriatic resorts this year
was mugged or attacked?
After Belgium, Croatia is the destination where
vacationers are least likely to fall ill, according
to a British consumer publication, Holiday Which.
The Adriatic waters off Croatia received the highest
possible clean-water rating by Germany's ADC,
which is comparable to the AAA in the U.S.
From Virgin.net, January 19, 2001, by Chantal
Croatia is still a relatively well-kept secret.
In its pre-war fame, it was the recipient of some
10 million Western European visitors every year.
Today, the country is slowly rebuilding its former
popularity as a stunning destination only a few
hours from the UK. With some 1100 miles of coastline
and 1185 offshore islands, there are countless
sandy spots to rest your well-travelled bones.
Something Old and Something New in Dubrovnik
From Smarter Living, January 11, 2001 by Anita
Croatia may be a newly-formed country, but it
has an old soul and a strong sense of national
pride. Although its been rebuilding itself
after recent disasters and is rejuvenating its
culture, it still retains its old world charm.
The crown jewel and biggest tourist attraction
of Croatia is Dubrovnik, a medieval-walled enclave
on the shores of the Dalmatian Coast. Lord Byron
called it the Pearl of the Adriatic.
From Travel Agent, February 08 1999 by Sally O'Dowd
The rejuvenated country has emerged from the rubble
touting its history, beauty and diversity From
time to time, agents get the opportunity to uncover
worlds and dispel myths about faraway places.
That is certainly true of ARTA, which recently
led a delegation to Croatia.
From Student.com, by Kate Galbraith
It's all encapsulated in the charm of the exotic
together with beaches, Odyssey-like sailing
opportunities, and layers of architectural history
(Roman, Venetian, Austro-Hungarian) upon which
today's lively Croatian markets and cafes are
is the Mediterranean at its best
From Footloose Travel Magazine
The Adriatics beautiful coastline of
elongated islands, startlingly clear blue-green
water, and enchanting medieval coastal towns contributes
to Croatias exhilarating landscape. However,
it is the combination of this natural splendor
with an extraordinary political circumstance that
makes Croatia such an enthralling place to visit.
Dubrovnik: Croatia's jewel city makes glorious
From Star Tribune, by Jackie Crosby, 19-Nov-2000
It was a mid-September night in Dubrovnik,
Croatia, and it was perfectly Mediterranean --
neither balmy nor cool. I had just two days to
spend in this magical place, and I wanted each
moment to count.
houers in Zagreb
From The Independent, by Cathy Packe, 1 July
If you want to go somewhere different this
summer, away from the tourist hordes, then Croatia's
capital city offers ancient buildings, quiet boulevards...
and excellent fruit brandy.
around Dubrovnik reveals unspoiled treats
From The Chicago Tribune, by Wes Eichenwald,
February 07, 1999
The Croatian coast north and south of Dubrovnik
resembles northern California's rugged shoreline,
with hints of Hawaii, but classical antiquity
also comes to mind; after all, this region was
part of the ancient Greek and Roman empires. The
coast remains unspoiled, with no heavy industry
or toxic waste. The reefs and seas burst with
marine life; Jacques Cousteau called them the
cleanest and clearest in the Mediterranean basin.
Cypresses, symbols of eternal life, stand sentinel
on the hills. The air is soft and pure.
peace at last
From The Chicago Tribune, by Wes Eichenwald,
February 07, 1999
Dubrovnik, Croatia - "Those who seek paradise
on earth," said George Bernard Shaw -- in a phrase
beloved by the Croatian tourist board -- "should
come to Dubrovnik." Visitors to this stunning
resort city can readily fathom where Shaw was
From CNN Travel
From EUROPE Magazine, by Kenneth C. Danforth,
Croatia has come out of its time of troubles,
an unprovoked invasion and partial occupation,
looking better than it ever has before...In the
process, it is offering foreign tourists an Eden
of sun, sea, and sky at prices not seen in Europe
for years and a freedom from crowding that is
increasingly difficult to find. Foreigners are
being greeted with a national hospitality enriched
by a deep appreciation for being once again "discovered".
Croatia's Adriatic Wonderland
A favorite destination of tourists is the
350 mile long, narrow province of Dalmatia , which
extends along the Adriatic from the Istra peninsula
in the north, to Dubrovnik in the south, sandwiched
between the Dinaric Alps and the sea.
Resurfacing After a Long Dive
From The Washington Post, by Jo Rector and
John Allen, May 10, 1998
We plunged into the clear, astonishingly blue
water of the Adriatic Sea, heading straight to
the bottom and back two millenniums. Ten
dozen clay amphorae, probably once filled with
wine, awaited us 115 feet deep, remnants of an
ancient Roman shipwreck in the central Dalmatian
From Hallmark Travel web site
Despite the fact that there hasnt been
any trouble in Croatia for over eight years, people
still hesitate about it being a suitable holiday
destination. So when I was offered the chance
to visit Croatia at the beginning of this summer,
I couldnt have packed my bags more quickly.
articles at Visit
Croatia web site.