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Photo gallery: White Christmas in photos

With highs of 10 °C these days, those who were dreaming of a white Christmas were left to continue doing...
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Big Picture: View of the belltower in Split

Visitors staying in private accomodation on Ulica Majstora Jurja in Split are offered a view of the Sveti Duje Cathedral’s...
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Big Picture: Kolovare daredevils

Daring beachgoers at Kolovare Beach in Zadar, just outside of the old town, jump and flip off diving platforms into...
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Christmas traditions in Croatia

Croats have always valued the Christmas season, and they developed a large number of customs and traditions related to the...
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Big Picture: Picigin on Bacvice

Splicani – the residents of Split – are wild about picigin, an intense game of catch played in shallow water....
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Big Picture: Lanterns over Zadar

On Valentine’s Day in Zadar, hundreds of lanterns floated magically over the city. The money collected from lantern sales went...
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Restaurant of the week: Kod Ruze

If your idea of a satisfying dinner includes gorging on hearty wild game stews to the tunes of romping gypsy...
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Big Picture: An afternoon on Zrce

Just another crazy afternoon on Zrce Beach on Novalja, Pag. Zrce is known for being one of Croatia’s biggest party...
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Big Picture: Brijuni riviera

Extensive plans for a new Brijuni riviera are in the works. One of the renewal sites is the island of...
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Wine of the week: Tomac Amfora 2008

Name of wine: Tomac Amfora 2008 Winery: Obitelj Tomac Region: Plesivica Type of wine: Dry wine Variety: Chardonnay 50%, old...
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Big Picture: Greener pastures

This pastoral scene is perhaps not the first thing that comes to mind when you think “Croatia” – but the...
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Istria’s oldest olive tree

Did you know that Croatia is home to Roman-era olive trees? One of the oldest grows in Brijuni National Park,...
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Big Picture: Celebrating Sveti Duje

On the occasion of the feast of St. Duje, the patron saint of the city of Split, a procession snaked...
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A walk in the park in Rovinj

Zlatni Rt (“The Golden Cape“) is a forest park in the immediate vicinity of Rovinj. Several pebble-covered beaches are located inside,...
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Big Picture: Zadar cruising

Cruising past Zadar on the water provides stunning views of Velebit, the mountain range that divides the mainland from the...
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Sisak’s Old Town – Defender of Europe

Stari Grad (“The Old Town“) is a military fort close to the Croatian town of Sisak. It was built in...
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Big Picture: Sibenik rainbow

After summer showers in Sibenik, a rainbow arches over spectacular St. James Cathedral, one of Croatia’s seven UNESCO World Heritage...
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Restaurant of the week: El Bull

Chances are you won’t just happen upon El Bull, unless you’re staying in the Hotel Residence. This steakhouse is about...
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Big Picture: Portic Bay

Cape Kamenjak, a protected coastal zone in the southernmost part of the Istrian peninsula, was previously named one of the...
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Penkala- A Croatian invention for the business class

In old times, people used goose feathers to write with ink. The method was widely used, although it was quite...
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Big Picture: Tulips in Zagreb

If you’re planning a trip to Zagreb next year, consider coming during the spring, when the whole city is blooming....
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Big Picture: Old town Dubrovnik

One of the most iconic panoramas in Croatia is that of the old town harbor in Dubrovnik. Climb to nearby...
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Big Picture: Taking a dip in Pula

Still dreaming of summer – this time, of swimming through the waves at Verudela Beach near Pula in Istria.  
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Big Picture: Summer sun at Znjan Beach

Snow-covered Croatia is beautiful, but we’re ready for some more summer sun. It’s still a long way off, but until...