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the beaten path in beautiful Croatia
is another side to Croatia that is well worthwhile heading a little off
the beaten track to see, including the home of scientist Nikola Tesla,
a monument that reminds strongly of the "Star Wars" films and view the
incorruptible body of a 4th-century saint... read
Croatia by Fiona Hiliard
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In Croatia car hire gives
you the freedom to explore a range of exciting locations all across the
country. Whether you plan to soak up the sunshine of the Dalmatian Coast,
explore the fascinating city of Dubrovnik or tour the ancient Istria region,
you're guaranteed to find the most unique experience with car hire.
|Croatia has in recent years
become one of Europe's most popular summer holiday destinations and it's
easy to see why. With Mediterranean good looks and a heart to match, Croatia
is a destination that's difficult to beat. In recent years, resorts have
sprung up all along the Adriatic Coast, the most popular of which include
Babin Kuk, Cavtat and Dubrovnik.
Istria, on the Adriatic Coast
boasts a warm Mediterranean climate, with fine beaches that lend themselves
to a range of active watersports including sailing, diving and snorkelling.
Further ashore, over one thousand islands line the coast, waiting to be
discovered by boat. The islands of Brac, Hvar, Vis and Korcula boast some
of the best beaches in Croatia.
Croatia's climate is regarded
as 'mixed', with continental type weather in the north and east and a 'semi-highland'
system in the south-central region. The coastal resorts benefit from warm,
dry summers and rainy winters. In terms of sunshine, the islands enjoy
the lion's share, with Hvar soaking up 2715 hours of golden sunlight every
year. Summer temperatures vary from the mid twenties to thirties along
the Adriatic Coast, where good weather is guaranteed. The warmest months
are July and August and rain is rare.
|Croatia is not just popular
during the wonderfully sun-drenched summer months. The cities of Dubrovnik,
Split and Zagreb have over the last number of years become firm favourites
for weekend city breaks. Croatia has made a remarkable recovery since the
turbulent years of conflict in the early 1990s. Today, Croatia's capital
Zagreb stands tall as a vibrant city, characterised by elegant 19th century
architecture and a trendy café culture. Meanwhile, the medieval
walled city of Dubrovnik offers impressive historical attractions, breath-taking
natural beauty and a lively events calendar, the highlight of which is
the Dubrovnik Film Festival and the Dubrovnik Summer Festival. On the Dalmatian
Coast, the city of Split is well worth a visit, if only to spend a few
hours exploring the ruins of its famous palace.
Croatian cuisine offers something
exciting to tempt every taste and budget. The resort regions cater to European
tastes and it's easy to eat out for a low cost.
During your time away you
will find that Croatian restaurants will provide plenty of popular national
dishes as well as favourites from around the world.
However, those with more
adventurous palates may like to try cheap local specialities like Kulen
spicy sausages and hearty obanac stews. Other thrifty treats include tasty
štrukli pasta, fresh 'just caught' local seafood and the ubiquitous Italian
Wherever your journey through
Croatia takes you, you'll find there's always something exciting to see
or do. In terms of history, hospitality and culture, Croatia has it all.
In Croatia car hire gives you the freedom to discover the country's many
distinctive charms at your leisure.
|About the Author: Fiona
writes for Argus Rentals and Car Hire Croatia
Taxi Transfers - Traveling, Touring And Assurances by Johnnie
Hotels in Croatia
The love for traveling is
perhaps one of the things a lot of people have in common. Well, since touring
around the world is the usual dream of each and every human being walking
on the planet, let's take traveling seriously.
|Anyway, have you heard about
Ryan Air? They've been around for sometime and are considered as Ireland's
favorite. Anyway, news says that connections from Dublin to Zadar were
opened last March 2008 making travel to Croatia so much easier since you
longer have to get a connecting flight. Anyway, RyanAir also has packages
for tourists so you might want to check them out when you start planning
Whether you are traveling
as far as Croatia, or just a short trip, you first need to make sure that
everything you will need is all ready. This is the perfect time to exercise
your foresight. Make sure that a few hours before your trip you have had
already prepared all the things you need to bring, like your clothes, a
medical kit, your communication kit, and of course, your travel documents.
When you pack your clothes, make sure you have enough for a day trip, and
possibly a dress for a nice party. Make sure too, that you pack comfortable
shoes for sightseeing and another one for when you go dancing. Don't pack
too much as I'm pretty sure you'll probably buy a lot of souvenirs for
your family and friends and you'll want to have enough space in your suitcase
Next, you have to confirm
your hotel accommodations since you'll want to rest immediately when you
get there. Aside from this, you need to arrange for an airport taxi for
when you get to Croatia , especially if this is your first time. With airport
taxi service Zadar, you can travel with ease and get an instant tour guide
too! Book taxi Croatia, because airport transfers are not easy to find
especially during peak seasons such as summer. When you travel to another
territory, it is always advisable to book for car rentals with driver beforehand,
unless you plan to go backpacking. At Taxi Zadar, you don't need to worry
whether you are being driven to the right place because all their employees
are locals of the place.
|Before leaving, you have
to make sure you have arranged for someone to look after your house especially
when you are living alone or if you are going on a family vacation. Aside
from this, make sure to finish all you backlogs or else you will end up
with more when you get home. You and I both know that relaxing despite
the fact that you have a pile of job to do is not really what you call
as recreation, it's more of slacking and it could really hurt your career.
Being prepared is the key
to getting the most out of your vacation. So remember, before you go, you
have to make sure everything is set up and ready. Then, all you need to
think about is how to enjoy being in a place as marvelous as Croatia.
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About the Author Johnnie
Kazija is an airport taxi service provider in Zadar, Croatia. Find more
information about Croatian Taxi Transfers at www.taxi-zadar.com
Beautiful Places That You Should See In Croatia by Jonathan
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Croatia is a country that
is located in Southern Europe. It is bordered by Slovenia, Hungary, Bosnia
and Herzegovina, Serbia, and Montenegro. It is a country rich in history
and culture as well as wonderful historical places to visit, and below
are listed ten places that a visitor should see in Croatia.
1.) Muzej Museum
This grand museum is located
in Zagreb, a major city in Croatia. What you are going to see here are
works of art by famous artists such as Lorenzetti, Van Dyck, Renoir, and
other famous artists. The collection of this museum is not limited to paintings
alone, but it also features prehistoric exhibits.
This museum has in its collection
vast artifacts from Egypt. It also has in its possession the Zagreb mummy
with its intact bandages. Aside from these and its other 400,000 objects
or more, it also features stone monuments that were created during the
This is a fortress that is
well preserved and is located in the Medvedgard Mountain. Once here, you
will be given a majestic sight of the city below. Also, you can always
take a leisurely stroll here as you take in the grand views.
4.) Cathedral of the Assumption
of the Virgin Mary
This cathedral is located
in Dubrovnik, a city of Croatia that is dubbed the Pearl of the Adriatic.
It was said that it was Richard the Lionhearted's money that made this
cathedral possible to be erected. This is also a tourist spot here in Dubrovnik.
5.) Roland's Column
This stone flag staff is
also located in Dubrovnik. This is also a must-see monument when you visit
Croatia. Roland's Column is also called Orlando's Column.
6.) Archeological Museum
The Archeological Museum
of Split is recognized as Croatia's oldest museum. It features some of
the oldest artifacts during the prehistoric times and even has objects
dating back to when the Greeks colonized the Adriatic. One of the popular
must-see objects here are the stone epitaph collections that was found
in Salona, and you should also see its collection of Roman and Greek artifacts.
7.) Diocletian Palace
This is Split's historical
center and is also listed in the UNESCO World Heritage List. It contains
many ancient and historical buildings. Because it is well preserved and
is a wonderful sight to behold, this has become one of the famous tourist
destinations in Croatia.
The Arena in
This arena is located in
Pula and is recognized as one the biggest still-existing Roman amphitheatres
in the whole world. This was saved from near-destruction when the Venetians
took to taking the arena's stones and putting them in their houses and
other buildings all over Pula as well. Now, this serves as one of the greatest
wonders of Croatia.
9.) The Forum in Pula
This is what they call Pula
City's main square. Here, you will find an ancient city hall that was erected
during the sixteenth century. What is interesting in this city hall is
that some parts of it were built using pieces of an old temple.
This is a defensive fortress
that was built during the eighteenth century, and this is located in the
city of Osijek. This is a wonderful location to visit as it is still a
well-preserved military compound that now houses beautiful buildings, and
you will also find here the Museum of Slavonia that houses artifacts that
dates as far back as the Roman era. What is unique about Tvrda is that,
at night, it becomes alive as locals and foreigners go bar and club hopping.
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The Landscape: Stony Adriatic
islands scattered along the length of Croatia's coast. Coarse green shrubs
and olive trees whose thin leaves flash silver undersides to the breeze.
Translucent blue: a breath would cloud that water of glass.
Light has a clarity there
that is like no place else, and it provokes a clarity of thought. Priorities
and needs slip so easily into place. You realize the hollowness of the
rat race, of consumerism, of chasing anything at all. Life is distilled
down, and you understand contentment: a bottle, a gentle breeze,
a pretty girl to cuddle. What need for anything else?
|Self-contained with car,
tent and food, you hop from island to paradise island. Travel by ferry
- the shush and ebb/swell of the waves and the salt smelling air - standing
on deck gripping a freshly painted rail, watching the islands recede as
the coastal mountains near.
Each new island brings a
small village or two with winding streets and stone houses, maybe a fortress
or an ancient Venetian trading house from the days when that city-state
ruled the waves. In each new town or village you pause for bitter coffee
softened by a mound of cream, and all-absorbing conversation over a round
cafe table in a sleepy plaza.
Inevitably, you thread your
way down rough gravel roads to your own deserted stretch of shore, where
you peel off sweaty clothes to slip naked into the silken waters. You dive
deep, past the thermocline, into the grip of the cold. Then, surfacing,
float on your back with eyes closed, gently rocked by Amphitrite's currents.
The rest of the world sinks down through your back to melt away, lost in
the briny deep.
On the stony shore the sun
dries salt to a thin powdery crust on browned skin. Under the olive trees
you eat a rustic lunch of bread, hard cheese, and coarse local wine drunk
straight from the bottle. Your backdrop is the bleached bony spine of the
mainland that towers over the islands and the sea, and in the distance
the slow clonk of sheep bells.
The poet Derek Walcott wrote
that islands can only exist if we have loved in them.
Islands symbolize isolation,
remoteness, and sometimes even shipwreck: the forlorn seclusion of the
castaway. We sit and gaze out at the sea that surrounds us, but it is ourselves
that we are looking into. How remote the past seems. Island life
is insular, detached, inward looking. It's closed off, like the blinders
of first love, when nothing exists except the two of you within the little
round space of that cafe table. The outside world is helpless to intrude.
Perhaps that's why islands symbolize romance better than anyplace else.
Large islands embody the
permissiveness and sensuality of islands in general, but they lack the
feeling of isolation. Small islands are better. You feel it most acutely
at night. Sitting on a tiny sandspit surrounded by the inky void of ocean
and sky, you're like Vishnu on a lotus flower, dreaming entire worlds,
creating realities because nothing else exists, and nothing can.
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Imperial Dubrovnik, Croatia
Take in spectacular views
of historic Dubrovnik and the Adriatic from the Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik
hotel. Situated mere minutes away from historic old town section of Dubrovnik
(UNESCO World Heritage Site). Experience the city walls, monuments, forts
and museums all within walking distance. Dine out on the restaurant’s terrace
or relax by the indoor pool. Do business in one of 7 meeting rooms or the
Executive Lounge. From Hilton Guest Rooms to Executive Rooms Plus, all
rooms have high-speed internet access. Executive Rooms offer Executive
Adriatic, Dubrovnik, Croatia
A modern beach-front hotel
set amidst trees on the Lapad peninsula, four kilometres from the sights
of Dubrovnik’s historic city centre. The 157 guestrooms have modern,
practical decor, and offer sea or park views with opening windows, telephones
and complimentary toiletries. Guests can enjoy buffet meals in the
restaurant, sip seaside sundowners at the bar, and work up a sweat in the
gym or on the clay tennis court. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front
desk can give sightseeing tips and arrange tours, airport transport and
activities, or guests can research their sightseeing using the Internet
kiosk. The hotel has a fitness centre where guests can work out, and guests
can hire bicycles, or play tennis on the hotel’s clay courts, while staff
can assist with arranging scuba diving and other water sports. In the evenings
the bar is open for drinks.
Kompas, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Situated in the Lapad bay
and overlooking the crystal blue Adriatic Sea, Hotel Kompas is the perfect
stay for those who wish to relax fully and enjoy their holiday in Dubrovnik,
Croatia’s Jewel. While popular for summer vacations The Kompas has
much to offer throughout the year and is an ideal base for exploring the
beautiful city of Dubrovnik. Open all year round the Kompas offers modern
facilities combined with a traditional and welcoming atmosphere. It benefits
from being close to sunny beaches and is also well equipped for small business
meetings and seminars. Hotel Kompas Dubrovnik Croatia outdoor pool.
The Hotel Kompas is renowned for the quality of its cuisine and warmth
of its hospitality. It offers the best national and international dishes
in one of two restaurants and terraces.
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Design Hotel, Opatija, Croatia
This property is located
in the heart of Opatija, at the seafront and opposite to the promenade.
The city centre is at a kilometres and Opatija-Matulji Railway Station
is 3 kilometres while the airport is 40 kilometres away. Each of
the 50 air-conditioned guestrooms and suites is decorated in natural tones
with clean-lined furniture and equipped with the latest technology.
The charming restaurant with its sunny terrace invites you to enjoy the
specialities from the local and international cuisine, whereas the comfortable
atmosphere at the bar is an ideal spot for cocktail evenings. You
can check your e-mails or surf on the internet while relaxing in your room,
having breakfast in the restaurant, or during your afternoon cup of coffee
or cappuccino at the bar.
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Jadran, Rijeka, Croatia
The hotel Jadran is located
in Peine, at the Adriatic Highway, i.e. on the seaside of the road that
leads from the centre of Rijeka in the direction toward Split. All
66 single and double bedrooms and three luxurious hotel suits are elegant
and well equipped, with preserved old Mediterranean architecture.
A single view through the glass walls towards the sea would suffice to
connect the viewer and the Adriatic Sea. Because it is widely present
in all hotel activities, it seems as if the sea is an integral part of
the hotel, influencing the overall atmosphere in the hotel by changing
its colours and mood.
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Eden Hotel, Rovinj, Croatia
Beautifully located with
a wooded parkland to one side and attractive seafront paths leading to
Rovinj on the other. The extensive gardens lead down to the pool area and
the beach beyond providing a variety of secluded corners for guests to
relax in. Rocky beach and small boating area 200m. 150m on
you'll find an entertainment complex with bars. Pizzeria‚ coffee shop‚
ice cream parlour, wine bar and small shops 800m. Centre of Rovinj 1.5km.
Adriatic, Rovinj, Croatia
In the heart of Rovinj,
on the main square, there is a perfect resting place for business people
and the ones who like to be in the centre of things. This attractive Central-European
building is the oldest hotel in Rovinj. Comfortable rooms offer a unique
view of the city harbor, St. Catherine's Island and the old town with its
small alleys and squares - Rovinj's heart - the place of fishermen, innkeepers,
businessmen and traders. The Adriatic Hotel has 27 rooms and suites
(single bedrooms, double bedrooms), modern and well-equipped rooms with
a shower and a toilet, phone, TV, satellite programs, WIFI Internet, air
conditioning, mini-bar, most rooms have a view of the sea.
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Jadran, Sibenik, Croatia
This hotel is located in
Sibenik. Cathedral of St. Jacob and St Michael's Fortress are area attractions.
Another nearby attraction is Sveti Nikola Fortress. Dining options at Hotel
Jadran include a restaurant. Room service is available during limited hours.
A complimentary breakfast is served daily. The property offers an airport
shuttle (surcharge). Additional property amenities include a coffee shop/café
and an elevator (lift). There are 57 guestrooms at Hotel Jadran. Bathrooms
feature shower/tub combinations. Televisions have cable channels. Rooms
also include desks. Guests may request wake-up calls.
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Hotel, Split, Croatia
The Art Hotel is situated
in the vicinity of the historic centre of Split. It takes only 10 minutes
of walking to the main cultural and business locations, cafes, restaurants
and tourist attractions. The Split international airport is 20 minutes
from the hotel by car. High-quality service, cordial and highly professional
personnel are the main reasons why many businessmen and tourists choose
the Art Hotel for their stay. The Art Hotel has 36 luxuriously furnished
accommodation units available. Categories of accommodation are Business
King, Double King and Twin.
Hotel, Split, Croatia
Atrium Hotel architectural
harmony of marble and glass, was built on top of remains of the ancient
Diocletian Aqueduct which can be seen in the gallery located below the
street level next to the main hotel entrance. Modern interior, high
tech facilities, relaxed atmosphere, and courteous and above all, professional
staff will ensure that your stay is a good combination of both - business
success and pleasure. Hotel Atrium offers a lovely comfort in the
99 carefully decorated and fashionably equipped rooms. You may as well
enjoy in the comfort of 2 deluxe suites. Experience true gourmet adventure
in the Cardo Restaurant, named after the one of the main streets that used
to pass through the Diocletian Palace.
Blu Resort Split, Croatia
The modern beachfront Hotel
Split is located in Split, Croatia, within three kilometres of the Diocletian
Palace and the Roman town of Salona. Split Airport (SPU) is 20 kilometres
from the hotel. Situated in a Mediterranean park on the central part
of the eastern Adriatic coast, Hotel Split is a five-storey white hotel
with a private beach. Staff at the 24-hour front desk can give advice on
the surrounding area. The hotel offers guests a complimentary buffet
breakfast. It has two relaxed and informal restaurants, Dalmatino and Aquarelle,
which offer national and international dishes. Dalmatino also has daily
specials, and Aquarelle features live music. The relaxing poolside bar
serves drinks. Hotel Split has its own private beach, and an outdoor
pool with sunloungers and parasols.
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Mare Nostrum, Sveti Petar near Zadar, Croatia
"Mare Nostrum" is a fully
equipped hotel with very hospitable personel and a private beach. It is
situated directly near sea in St. Peter, a tourist place between the town
of Zadar and Biograd. It offers ideal conditions for peaceful and pleasant
family vacation and relaxation far away from city crowds. Guests
can relax in air-conditioned public areas, enjoy a drink in the bar, and
admire ocean views on the terrace. Multilingual staff at the all-hours
front desk can provide currency exchange, while other practical amenities
include safe-deposit boxes for valuables, a picnic area, and free, secure
parking for those arriving by car.
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Allegra Zagreb, Croatia
The first designer hotel
of Zagreb, is located near the city centre: all sights, fashionable shops
and trendy bars of the metropolis can be easily reached by foot. Are you
tired after a day full of business? A multiplex cinema is housed in the
same building compound. Natural stone and a Mediterranean atmosphere characterise
the lobby and the bar - that is much appreciated by the hotel’s guests
and Zagrebians alike. The rooms are large, bright and offer the comfort
of multifunctional furniture.
Stella, Zagreb, Croatia
The comfortable Stella hotel
is located near Zagreb Airport and the city’s exhibition site. The hotel
provides comfortable guest rooms all of which feature a selection of modern
amenities to ensure maximum comfort for guests. Guests may make use of
the hotel’s facilities and services which include a breakfast room and
bar and for those arriving by car the hotel provides parking facilities.
The Stella hotel is the perfect choice for both business and leisure guests
Points By Sheraton Zagreb, Croatia
Featuring an excellent location,
Four Points by Sheraton Hotel Zagreb is close to all that the city has
to offer. This property is located in the heart of the business centre
of Zagreb, directly on the Sports Square and only 6 kilometres from the
Zagreb Fair. Guests are offered a choice of 279 air-conditioned bedrooms
that are cosy and well-maintained with contemporary amenities. The
onsite restaurant serves international cuisine in a relaxed ambience and
the lobby bar is an ideal place to unwind with a fine drink. Four
Points by Sheraton Hotel boasts 6 meeting rooms along with the facilities,
for your business needs. In addition, other facilities such as safe deposit
box and 24-hour front desk service is also available at the hotel.
Regent Esplanade Zagreb, Croatia
Dating back to 1925, The
Regent Esplanade Zagreb is one of the most famous and gracious buildings
in Zagreb. The hotel has a long and distinguished history and is famed
for its impeccably high standards of service. The Regent Esplanade Zagreb
has been at the heart of Zagreb's social life since the day it opened and
can count presidents, politicians, film and music stars among its many
distinguished guests. The Regent Esplanade Zagreb offers 209 spacious
and lavishly furnished rooms and suits and feature amenities such as marble
bathrooms, fluffy bathrobes and Complimentary High Speed Internet Access.