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Croatia - Croatian Nature Parks 
Croatian Taxi Transfers - Traveling, Touring And Assurances
Island hopping in Croatia- experience the culture
Island Siren Song
Ten Beautiful Places That You Should See In Croatia
Touring Croatia

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Visit CroatiaOff the beaten path in beautiful Croatia
There 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 more

Touring 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.
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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. 

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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 inspired pizza.

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. 

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About the Author: Fiona writes for Argus Rentals and Car Hire Croatia
Croatian Taxi Transfers - Traveling, Touring And Assurances   by Johnnie Kazija

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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 your itinerary.

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 for that.

Illuminated Side Alley at Night, Dubrovnik, Croatia
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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.
Historic Town on Southern Dalmatian Coast, Dubrovnik, Croatia
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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

Ten Beautiful Places That You Should See In Croatia   by Jonathan Williams

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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.
2.) Archeological Museum of Zagreb

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 Roman period.

3.) Medvednica

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.

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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 of Split

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.
Island Town with Mountain Backdrop, Korcula, Croatia
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 8.) The Arena in Pula

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.


10.) Tvrda

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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About the Author - Jonathan Williams is the travel writer for Destination Guide TV - the place to share travel videos. Visit www.destinationguide.tv/croatia to view or share Croatian travel videos.
Island Siren Song

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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?
Coastal Views Towards the Walled City Beyond, Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik-Neretva, Croatia
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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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DUBROVNIK FEATURED HOTELS - CROATIA

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Hilton 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 Lounge access.
Hotel 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.
Hotel 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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Astoria 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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Hotel 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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ROVINJ FEATURED HOTELS - CROATIA
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Maistra 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.
Hotel 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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Hotel 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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Art 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.
Atrium 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.
Radisson 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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Hotel 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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Arcotel 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. 
Hotel 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 alike.
Four 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.
The 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.
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