Tuesday, 29 July 2014


The Brijuni Islands are a group of fourteen small islands in the Istria. The largest island, Veliki Brijun Island lies 2 kilometres off the coast. The other islands are Mali Brijun, San Marco, Gaz, Okrugljak, Supin, Supinič, Galija, Grunj, Krasnica, Madona, Vrsar, Jerolim and Kozada. Famous for their scenic beauty, the islands are a holiday resort and a Croatian National Park.

The islands can be reached by boat departing daily from the nearby fishing village of Fazana. Registration at the reception of the Brijuni National Park is required.

Monday, 28 July 2014

Elaphite Islands

The Elaphite Islands are situated northwest  of Dubrovnik. The Elaphites have a total land area of around 30 square kilometres. The islands are covered with characteristic Mediterranean vegetation and attract large numbers of tourists during the summer tourist season due to their beautiful beaches and pristine scenery.

There are six islands, but most beautiful are: Kolocep, Lopud and Sipan.

Blue Cave

The Blue Cave, one of the most extraordinary places on the Croatian coast, is located in the Balun Cove on the east side of Bisevo, a small island near to the west coast of Vis island. In this small portion of land of only 5 square miles there is a series of caves with access from the sea. The cave can only be visited in small boats from the sea through a small natural opening of only 1-foot-high by less than 2 wide. Around noon, the sea is calm the sun's rays penetrate through an underwater opening in the Blue Cave, reflect from the white floor and illuminate the cave with blue and silver objects in the water color. The cave has two openings, a small, artificially deepened in 1884, which can pass through the small boat. That opening has no impact on the lighting in the cave. The second is much wider on the south side of the cave below sea level, and it penetrates through the sunlight. The cave is ideal for scuba divers of all categories. Depth is 3 to 20 m. The cave is very interesting geomorphological and represents a typical karst form.

More info: Wikipedia, Croatia Tourist Agency.

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Split Tourism

Every year Split shows increase of tourist visits and number of staying days. It is rich with historical and cultural monuments, it has rich history and many interesting stories to tell. Split is close to some of the most beautiful islands in Adriatic coast and very reachable.

City of Split offers many accommodation types: private houses and villas, hotels, motels, hostels, private apartments and rooms, studio-apartments, camps. Many accommodation offers you can find on internet websites such as www.croatiaapartments.net, www.splitapartments.net, www.apartmani-split.net, www.urlaub-split.com and many others. You can search by the map, by destination, by number of persons or accommodation type. You can also choose between many different prices, depending on what type of accommodation you want.

Split History
The first inhabitant of Split was the Roman emperor Diocletian who started to build his palace in this friendly bay around 293 AD. After his abdication he withdrew to this luxurious palace of about 30 thousand square meters.
The following turbulent centuries made the palace into a town first populated by the citizens of the nearby Salona, fleeing before Avars and Slavs. The town overgrew the walls of the palace and its authorities kept changing - from Croatian kings in 10th century AD, Hungarian and Venetian administration, to French rulers and Austro-Hungarian monarchy.
Such past left its traces combined in the town everyday life. The city, however, went on remaining the centre of this part of the coast till our day. This mixture of historic layers brought some clumsiness and some things done too fast but today all that makes a part of its originality.
The big city today lives by the silent beats of history, lively spirit of the young and its particular Mediterranean charm.

National Park Plitvice Lakes

National Park Plitvice Lakes contains a series of beautiful lakes, caves and waterfalls. These have been formed by processes typical of karst landscapes such as the deposition of travertine barriers, creating natural dams. These geological processes continue today. Plitvice Lakes  is the oldest national park in Southeast Europe and the largest national park in Croatia.

There are 16 interlinked lakes between Mala Kapela Mountain and Pljesevica Mountain. The lake system is divided into the upper and lower lakes: the upper lakes lie in a dolomite valley and are surrounded by thick forests and interlinked by numerous waterfalls; the lower lakes, smaller and shallower, lie on the limestone bedrock and are surrounded only by sparse underbrush. The upper lakes are separated by dolomite barriers, which grow with the formation of travertine, forming thus travertine barriers. Travertine is mostly formed on the spots where water falls from an elevation, by the incrustation of algae and moss with calcium carbonate. The lower lakes were formed by crumbling and caving-in of the vaults above subterranean cavities through which water of the upper lakes disappeared.