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Ul. Luje Adamovića 31, 52210, Rovinj, Croatia
From the outside, Hotel Lone (pronounced LO-nay) looks like a giant zebra-stripe cruise liner. The 236 rooms and 12 suites feature private balconies that wrap around the property like corridors on a ship. Inside, rooms are decorated with textiles...
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Novigrad, Croatia
There’s a budding movement in Istria to serve raw fish parts traditionally eaten in fishermen’s homes. At Batelina (Cimulje 25, Banjole, 385/ (0) 52-573-767), chef David Skoko prepares mostly raw dishes from seafood caught each morning. The menu...
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52429, Grožnjan, Croatia
Every July and August, the artsy town of Groznjan swells with visitors who come for classical music concerts and the annual Jazz Is Back festival, held July 13 through August 3 this year. This appeared in the August/September 2013 issue. Image:...
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52420, Buzet, Croatia
Buzet is an ideal town for wandering. Afterward, settle into the Vela Vrata hotel (pictured) near the church of St. George and its stone city gate, both built during the Venetian empire. This appeared in the August/September 2013 issue.
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Motovun, Croatia
A 13th-century campanile crowns Motovun. Time your visit with the Motovun Film Festival (July 2731, 2013), which screens international films outdoors and in historic theaters. This appeared in the August/September 2013 issue. Image: Nina Đurđević...
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52420, Buzet, Croatia
The Subotina Festival in Buzet (held September 7–8 this year) revolves around white and black truffles, but there’s also abundant local olive oil, prosciutto, and herb-infused rakija, homemade brandy popular throughout the Balkans. The weekend’s...
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Many folks know about Croatia’s famous coastline, but the country’s national parks are another not-to-miss sight. At the top of the list is Plitvice Lakes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that includes hundreds of cascading lakes and beautiful forest...
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Lozovac, Croatia
Skradinski Buk is the name given to the series of tiers of cascades and waterfalls located in Krka National Park. The water flows from the Krka River and the volume is so great that it literally thunders as it rages, full force, over the karst...
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Mali Ston, Croatia
If you're a seafood-lover visiting Dubrovnik, it's worthwhile making the short trip to Mali Stone for the freshest oysters you've ever tasted. We arrived in town, with our excellent guide, Zoran, from Vacation in Dubrovnik (link below), just as...
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23000, Zadar, Croatia
My favorite city in Croatia, Zadar may not be on everyone’s radar, but it should be. Combining history with the casual elegance more commonly found along the Mediterranean, this is the perfect city to relax in for a few days. Along the waterfront...
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Lozovac, Croatia
Plitvice isn’t the only national park in Croatia, there are many others all worthy of a stop. Near Split is the popular Krka National Park, another park that features beautiful waterfalls, rivulets and an expansive forest that makes for a perfect...
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Put Zlatnog rata, 21420, Bol, Croatia
Waves lapping, people sun bathing and cappuccinos pouring. What a life! Zlatni Rat (or Golden Horn Beach) on the south side of Brac island, in Croatia, is an incredible beach worthy of a trip. The beach isn't sandy but is made up of small smooth...
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Budislavićeva ul. 18, 21220, Trogir, Croatia
Croatia exudes “cool” in more ways than one. Its long Adriatic coastline yields cooling breezes, while its storied history, café culture, and gorgeous scenery make Croatia one of the coolest travel destinations. The most popular time to charter...
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Trg Sv. Stjepana 3, 21450, Hvar, Croatia
The perfect spot to enjoy lunch in Hvar is Gaixia, a restaurant located right in the middle of the Old Town, in what was once a medieval palace. Outdoor tables are tucked into a large crevice in the stone wall of the alleyway, and the atmosphere...
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Ul. pod bedemom 3A, 23000, Zadar, Croatia
In the old town, near the waterfront, you'll find Zadar's green, meat and fish markets. They face each other and are open in the mornings from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fishermen supply fresh catches every day, and you'll also find herbs, fruits, olive oil...
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RUDA 2, Plisko Polje, 21480, Plisko Polje, Croatia
For our few days in Vis, a two-hour ferry ride from Split, we would drive our Vespa until we got to a beach—they are not hard to come by on this small island. This beach, right about in the middle of the south coast of the island, is mostly only...
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Mljet (pronounced Mee-yet) National Park is located on a stunningly beautiful island in the Adriatic off Croatia's Dalmatian Coast. The ancient Greek poet Homer mentions this island in the Odyssey, and according to legend Odysseus was marooned...
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Pag, Croatia
There are many small islands along the coast of Croatia, but foodies will all know the name of Pag. A short drive from Zadar, this wind-swept lunar landscape is home to the best cheese in Croatia. The hard, distinctive sheep milk cheese is...
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Paladini 14, 52420, Buzet, Croatia
Ahhhh truffles!The funky, pungent fungi that are worth a fortune.The Karlic Estate located near the village of Paladini in Central Istria is one incredible destination. In addition to being able to sample truffle-centric dishes, the Karlic Estate...
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Kornati, Croatia
I have to admit that my recent experience at the Kornati Islands National Park was extremely amazing. My friends and I got on board a beautifulyacht and set on course for what was promising to be one of the most exhilarating experiences of my...
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Milna, 21405, Milna, Croatia
My local friends treated me to this feast which was by far the best meal I had in Croatia. A ten-minute drive from Hvar town, in nearby Milna, Restaurant Lambik's stone house built on an olive grove is an absolutely magical setting for dinner. The...
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21300, Makarska, Croatia

Makarska, Croatia

 

The lesser known city of Makarska located in Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast also tops the list of cities with great air quality. The government has taken precautions to avoid the possibility of over development by...

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Figurica 22/A, 23251, Kolan, Croatia
Pag is known for Paški sir, a cheese that has been produced from sheep milk for hundreds of years. The winds that blow hard over the hills of the island carry with them a strong content of salt from the ocean. The salt gets deposited on the...