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The most popular places in Croatia to buy a property

Did you know that Croatia has the second-highest homeownership rate in Europe, right after Romania? However, most of the real estate properties in Croatia were bought on the seashore due to the tourism potential. According to the research from the article, only 3% of foreigners choose to invest in the area around the capital city of Zagreb, whilst the rest decides on investing in the properties on the coast. Although the prices of the properties located by the sea are higher, there are some locations that are still not well...

Dalmatian Klapa

Klapa music is traditional form of a cappella singing in Dalmatia, Croatia. The word klapa translates as “a group of friends” and has its roots in littoral church singing. The motifs usually celebrate love, wine (grapes), country (homeland) and sea. Main elements of the music are harmony and melody, with rhythm rarely being important. Klapa was inscribed in UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2012. Standard klapa group consists of a first tenor, a second tenor, a baritone, and a bass. It is...

Ideal place for a family vacation

If you want to spend unforgettable moments with your family in the beautiful Adriatic, we are certainly advised to visit the Makarska Riviera, one of the most famous tourist destinations on the Croatian coast, and is appealing mainly because of its diverse tourist offer, hospitable hosts and of course its natural and climate characteristics. The Makarska Riviera will provide you with an ideal vacation, a chance to relax and your children a lot of fun activities. Numerous miles of beaches offer you a variety of fun activities...

City Makarska - Origin

Since the ancient times, the peninsulas of Osejava and Sveti Petar cove were natural shelters for ships caught in Adriatic storms. It is not a small wonder that a settlement was founded on the local shore. It provided rest and supplies to the crews of numerous merchant ships, military frigates, and occasionally a pirate who promised not to misbehave on the docks. This settlement grew bigger as commerce increased, and it was named Makarska. Today, many centuries after its founding, it is known as one of the most beautiful...

Top 5 activities in Croatia

For a general advice on booking a holiday in Croatia, see our Croatia summer activity guide. These are our top picks for summer activities in Croatia. 1. Cycling in Istria With dramatic landscapes and quiet back roads, Croatia is an up-and-coming cycling destination. Cycling Croatia offers guided and self-guide tours in both Dalmatia and Istria. Its Istria Wine and Gastro Cycling tour will take you from Pula up to Rovinj, Porec and Umag on the west coast, and then veers inland to the hill-towns of Groznjan and Motovun,...

Croatia summer activities

How to book the best Croatia summer activity, with advice on walking routes, watersports and sailing, our expert’s recommended outings. Croatia’s numerous unspoilt deep blue seascapes and dramatic rocky landscapes offer a stunning backdrop for activity holidays. Croats are mostly athletic, both by nature and by nurture, so they don’t let it go to waste. Some of their most impressive mountain ranges have been designated national parks – Risnjak, Paklenica National Park and North Velebit – all of which are...

Croatia Beaches

Croatia Beaches There must be a reason why Game of Thrones, a phenomenon TV show, has chosen Croatia as one of it’s filming locations. This beautiful diverse country has all the medieval charm that other temperate, European destinations like Spain have to offer, but the real appeal is the country’s remarkable beaches: long coastlines, hidden coves, and islands surrounded by the Adriatic sea. But, how can You choose which of the strikingly beautiful beaches and crystal clear waters to visit? We have done that work...

Mafest 2018. Makarska

Kraj svibnja je za mene uvijek rezerviran za Mafest i Makarsku u Hrvatskoj. Nažalost, u 2016. godišnji 10ti Mafest bio je otkazan i budućnost festivala je bila u opasnosti! No, ove godine Mafest se vratio i Makarska je na svu sreću još jednom bila u centru pozornosti fanova stripa na Balkanu a i ako ćemo biti iskreni i diljem cijeloga svijeta. Fanovi su pristizali iz Francuske, Belgije i čak Australije koji su posjetili Hrvatsku samo zbog ovog festivala. Prošlogodišnji festival počeo je 25og Svibnja, s izlozbom...

Excursions - Makarska Riviera

Excursions Since the Makarska Riviera is located at the intersection of sea and land routes, during the tourist season offers you a multitude of interesting excursions; touristic ships to islands (Brac, Hvar, Korcula),  buses to nearby towns such as Dubrovnik, Mostar, Split and Medjugorje. Also, there are excursions to nearby natural wonders, such as the Plitvice Lakes, mountain slope, Krka, and for lovers of adventure canoeing or rafting on the river Cetina. Split – Trogir Split is the largest city in Dalmatia and...

Baška Voda

Baška Voda Baška Voda je općina smještena u srednjoj Dalmaciji, na središnjem dijelu hrvatske obale Jadranskog mora. Nalazi se na zapadnom dijelu Makarskog primorja, a 48 km južno od Splita. U podnožju masiva planine Biokovo, nekada je bila naselje težaka, ribara, pomoraca i trgovaca. U međuvremenu je izrasla u suvremeno turističko mjesto, koje ima sve sadržaje i obilježja malog mediteranskog gradića, sa kvalitetnim smještajnim kapacitetima te ostalom turističkom infrastrukturom. U Baškoj Vodi se također...