Baška Voda is situated at the foot of the magnificent massif of the mountain Biokovo, in the western part of Makarska coastline, in Dalmatia, on the Croatian shore of the Adriatic sea!
Baška Voda, in the past a settlement of labourers and fishermen, salesmen and seamen, by the endeavors of the hard-working inhabitants was made into a modern tourist resort with all the contents and trade-marks of a little Mediterranean city.
Baška Voda, Croatia
Zrce beach is definitely one of the most beautiful sand-beaches on the Adriatic, and not only on the Adriatic! Zrce is located in the Bay of Zrce, northeast from the town Novalja. Beach is surrounded by pine trees. Access is granted by narrow road to the large parking place next to the beach.
Zrce beach has since 2003. a blue flag, which confirms not only the beauty of the beach, but cleanness of Zrće beach and sea. All important and necessary services needed for a pleasant and relaxing holiday on the beach are near - showers, drinking water, rescue service, which closely monitors all the swimmers and especially the youngest, first aid, catering facilities for the complete servises etc.
Entertaintment area and other activities you can find there also. In addition to the popular clubs for young people with opening hours practiclly 0-24, on the beach you can play beach volleyball, rent a water scooter (jet ski), rent a pedal boat, bungee jumping, rent place for soccer and many other options if you prefer the holiday with fun.
If you want, if you’re young or just feel young, good entertainment can be found in clubs that guarantee a good party, either during the day at the beach or in the evening.
The beach Zrće becomes a favorite destination for many tourists.
Zrce is a real jewel of the island of Pag and Novalja! Croatian Ibiza? But people say - only Croatian Zrće, because it’s unique!
According to the Traveller magazine from 1997, what makes Hvar one of the most desirable vacation destinations and undoubtedly one of the ten most beautiful islands in the world is its untouched nature, a clear blue sky, crystal clear sea, lovely coves and beaches, scents and nuances of the picturesque lavender fields, vineyards, olive groves, as well as numerous historical and cultural sights and hospitable locals.
Exuberant and riotous in the summer, sunny and quiet in the winter, Hvar is an attractive destination throughout the year. Mild temperatures even during the winter months have made Hvar a synonym for a warm and pleasant spring amidst winter. Visitors who have once felt its beauty exposed to the sun come back every year with equal delight.
Discover Hvar and become a part of a romantic story of the sunniest island in the Adriatic...
Gospin dolac is a stadium in Imotski, Croatia. It was built in 1989 and serves as home stadium for NK Imotski football club. The stadium has a capacity of 4,000 spectators. It is named to be one of wierdest football stadiums in the world. Reason why we got to this great list is its location - Gospin dolac is situated in so called "dry lake", surrounded by Topana Fortress and Blue Lake on one side, and city centre on other side.
A well known Zagreb phrase says that "the only thing lovelier than Zagreb itself are its women", giving a lovely compliment to both the city and its female citizens. However, it is worthwhile adding that the women of Zagreb are - older than Zagreb!
Or at least one of them is. One legend says that the name of the city originated like this: an old city ruler, tired and thirsty, ordered the young girl Manda to bring water from the source. The ruler said "Mando, dear, zagrabi!" (zagrabi - scoop it). And hence the name of Zagreb and the name of the well Manduševac...
Unverified and unreliable, like most legends, but in any case sweet and significant, like some type of pre-answer to the eternal question: why are the women of Zagreb so charming and lovely? Well, likely because the first of them, the one that according to the legend was there when the city received its name, was just that. Namely, she must have been, for the ruler to so nicely and tenderly call her, "Manda, dear, scoop it..."
And even today, they say that the loveliest things in Zagreb are the old town and young women. This is no longer a matter of aesthetics, as this saying has set the coordinates from which to observe Zagreb: old and young, where old and young are intertwined at every step...
It is a medieval city on the Croatian side of the Adriatic coastline and a treasure - trove of cultural - historical monuments that were created throughout its thousand-year existence. In the past, it was a City-Republic, and alongside Venice one of the most famous cultural-economic centers on the Mediterranean. In more recent times, it has become the center of modern cultural and tourist events: a city of summer festivals – an international parade of top musical and theatrical achievements, a city of museums and galleries. These values have turned Dubrovnik into a place that offers a rich selection of various experiences and excitement, but also a complete holiday in a quiet and calming, mild Mediterranean ambience and wonderful seaside landscapes.
WELCOME to Dubrovnik – a city with a thousand year old tradition that offers something for everyone. There are many beautiful places in the world, however, the people of Dubrovnik claim their city to be the most beautiful. The warm, southern climate, the spacious blue sky, the emerald green and dark blue crystal clear sea depths touching the rocky shore and spilling into numerous coves and bays, onto sandy beaches and steep reefs decorated with the lushest Mediterranean and subtropical flora. Under the mild Mediterranean climate, Dubrovnik is bathed in a sea of sun, blossoms and ripe fruits of the orange and lemon trees even in the winter months. There are over 250 sunny days per year, with an average annual temperature of 17°C, while the mean winter temperature is 10°C and summer temperature is 26°C. The average summer sea temperature is about 21°C. The swimming season in the sea begins in April, sometimes even earlier, and lasts to late October and later, while swimming in indoor hotel pools is available year round. Dubrovnik and its surrounding areas cover the southernmost region of the Republic of Croatia and its Dalmatian province, from Neum in the west to Sutorina and Ponte Ostre in the east. The region borders on the Federation of Bosnia Herzegovina to the north and the Republic of Montenegro to the east. This long, narrow coastal belt under the karst Dinaric mountains and low mountain peaks spreads to the east in the less karst Konavle Polje (Fields), and includes Snijeznica Mountain and its mountainous region, and this is its most inland point. One side borders with Herzegovina, the other with Montenegro, with the border line following the mountain peaks and at certain points coming to within a few hundred metres of the sea (such as at Duboka Ljuta).
The walls of Dubrovnik girdle a perfectly preserved complex of public and private, sacral and secular buildings representing all periods of the City's history, beginning with its founding in the 7th century. Since 1979 Dubrovnik is in the register of UNESCO as a protected World heritage. Particular mention should be made of the city's main street in the old historical center - Stradun, Rector's Palace, St. Blaise's Church, Cathedral, three large monasteries, tCustom's Office and the City Hall. The Republic of Dubrovnik was the centre of a separate political and territorial entity, and was proud of its culture, its achievements in commerce and especially of its freedom, preserved in the course of the stormy centuries.
Off the beaten path, behind the majestic Biokovo Mountains of Dalmatia, the intriguing city of Imotski unfolds. Wine roads, stunning lakes, gastronomical specialties, tradition and culture at its best are just a few of the things you can expect to encounter. First noted in the 10th century, the entire old city center of Imostki was built with carved stone. The ancient Topana Fortress from the 10th century and the Church of our Lady of Angels dating back to the 18th century overlook the inhabitants of this city. Once under Ottoman rule, today the fortress hosts numerous summer events and provides the most fabulous panoramic views of Imotski and its surroundings; not to mention the beauty of their ancient architectural presence.
This quaint city located in the heart of the Zagora region welcomes numerous tourists each summer as the popular Red and Blue Lakes provide quite a sight for those seeking nature at its best. The Crveno Jezero, Red Lake, gains its uniqueness from the color of the surrounding cliffs which are reddish brown in tone, hence the name. Crveno Jezero is documented as the deepest water fissure in Europe and the third largest sinkhole in the world, reaching depths of more than 260 meters, the view is mysterious and jaw-dropping at the same time.
Modro Jezero, Blue Lake is another one of Imotski's crowning glories. Situated on the outskirts of the city, next to Red lake, lies this fabulous natural phenomenon. It is believed that the lake was formed by the collapse of a large underground cave. Its crater-like shape embraces deep blue waters which invite summer seasonal swimmers. The lake can be accessed via a 20th century stone like path which dwindles down to the bottom of the waters edge. What makes this lake even more amazing is that in the winter months the lake has known to completely dry out. Sports events are held on the bottom of the dried out lake. Now how's that for an unusual soccer stadium!
Imotski prides itself on its rich soil and an ideal climate which makes the perfect foundation for the harvesting of produce and vineyards. Wine from Imotski is especially renowned as one of the largest wineries; Grabovac is situated in this region. Kujundzusa is a grape type specific to this region. This autochthonous variety of grape is the result of great white wines which locals pride themselves on.
While in Imotski we highly recommend that along with a glass of local wine you try some of the gastronomical specialties which are famous in this region. From frog legs and wild game, to eel stew or sauerkraut and sausages, the culinary options are divine and endless. These gastronomical delights are a refreshing change from the typical grilled fish platters or lamb on a spit. Desserts are also fabulous with most recipes using a variety of nuts and almonds along with spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg. Imotski Cake and Rafioli biscuits are the most renowned. Like most cities in this part of Croatia winters are tranquil and slow-paced, and like a bear waking up from hibernation the hot summers welcome a much more vibrant and festive atmosphere. The Imotski Summer Festival welcomes numerous performers singing, acting or dancing. Other neighboring villages such as Zagvozd or Cisto Provo are well-known for their cultural summer programs likewise.
Imotski is a city with a municipal population of just over 10, 000 residents; although small, this charming destination, tucked away behind the bustling coastal cities of Dalmatia, exudes a hospitable atmosphere which is most welcoming and contagious. Mother Nature has granted this region with rich soil, extraordinary natural beauties and ideal climates. Due to this, the fruits of labour that the people of Imotski have to showcase are simple yet exceptional. Imotski is a city whose differences and uniqueness set it apart from other tourist hotspots. Its understated charm and undemanding presence are what make it one of the most endearing cities to visit.