Backpackers guide trough Croatia

2012/2013

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Table of Contents

PRACTICAL INFO ITINERARY

HOT DESTINATIONS WHAT TO EXPERIENCE

PRACTICAL INFO

ABOUT CROATIA HISTORY POLITICAL STRUCTURE GETTING ARROUND CLIMATE IMPORTANT NUMBERS

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ABOUT CROATIA
In Croatia, where the Mediterranean, the mountains and the Pannonian plains come together in a unique harmony of natural beauty, within just a little more than a hundred kilometres, you can come across excitingly different landscapes.
Capital: Currency: Area: Population: Language: Religion: Electricity: Calling Code: Internet: Time Zone: Zagreb (HRK) 56,542 sq km 4,493,312 (July 2007 est.) Croatian 96%, other 4% (including Serbian, Italian, Hungarian, Czech, Slovak...) Roman Catholic 87.8%, Orthodox 4.4%, Muslim 1.3%, other 10.1% 230V/50Hz (European plug) +385 TLD .hr UTC +1

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HISTORY
The lands that today comprise Croatia were a part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until World War I. In 1918, the Croats, Serbs, and Slovenes formed a kingdom known after 1929 as Yugoslavia. Following World War II, Yugoslavia became a federal independent Communist state under the strong hand of Marshal TITO. Although Croatia declared its independence from Yugoslavia in 1991, it took four years of sporadic, but often bitter, fighting before occupying Serb armies were mostly cleared from Croatian lands. Under UN supervision, the last Serb-held enclave in eastern Slavonia was returned to Croatia in 1998. In April 2009, Croatia joined NATO; it is a candidate for eventual EU accession.

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POLITICAL STRUCTURE
Respecting the will of Croatian people and all citizens expressed on free elections, the Republic of Croatia is organized and developed as a sovereign and democratic state which guarantees the equality, liberty and the rights of men and citizen, and promotes their economic and cultural progress and social welfare. Croatia is a unitary, indivisible, democratic and social state. In the Republic of Croatia rule derives from the people and belongs to the community of free and equal citizens. President of Croatia - Ivo Josipoviććc Prime Minister - Zoran Milanovic

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BY PLANE
You can get to Croatia by air transport from all major European airports and catch a “connecting flight” for some of the airports in Croatia. Croatia Airlines has several direct flights from Amsterdam, Brussels, Frankfurt, London, Munich, Paris, Prague, Rome, Sarajevo, Skopje, Tel Aviv, Vienna and Zurich. For details, visit www.croatiaairlines.com. Other major European airlines that fly to Croatia are: Lufthansa, Alitalia, Austrian Airlines, Air France, CSA, LOT, British Airways, Air Lingus, Air Estonian and Norwegian air. Cheap flights: cheap airlines that fly to Croatia: Easyjet, FlyGlobespan, FlyThomasCook, InterSky, OnAir, Ryanair, SkyEurope, Thomson Fly, Ryanair and TUIFly. Zagreb airport Dubrovnik airport Split airport Zadar airport Rijeka airport Pula airport Osijek airport Croatia airlines Ryan air

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BY TRAIN
You can travel Croatia by train from anywhere in Europe to Zagreb, Pula, Rijeka , Split and all other major Croatian cities except Dubrovnik. Direct trains run from Austria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Switzerland. Express services run from Zagreb to major cities including Berlin, Budapest, Munich, Venice and Vienna. Đ MORE INFORMATION: For more specific time tables please visit http://www.hznet.hr, call +385 60 333 444or send an email to putnicki.prijevoz-informacije@hznet.hr

Croatian railway Eurorail pass Interrail pass

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BY BUS
The bus service in Croatia is first class: there is even a bus connection between the smallest villages in the country. There are express buses that cover longer distances and which are reasonably comfortable. Bus travel is also inexpensive, and the new motorways in parts of the country have reduced journey times considerably. In almost every larger town, there is a bus station (Autobusna Stanica) where tickets are sold and timetables are clearly displayed. Some advice that you mind find useful if you are traveling in Croatia by bus: • BUY TICKETS IN ADVANCE • PAYING FOR LUGGAGE • IF TRAVELLING TO DUBROVNIK KEEP YOUR PASSPORT HANDY

Zagreb bus station and timetables

Practical info CLIMATE
Northern Croatia has a temperate continental climate whereas the central and upland regions have a mountainous climate. The entire Adriatic coast has a pleasant Mediterranean climate. Spring and autumn are mild along the coast, while winter is cold and snowy in central and northern regions. The average temperature inland in January ranges from -10 to 5°C, August 19 to 39°C. The average temperature at the seaside is higher: January 6 to 11°C, August 21 to 39°C.

Check weather online

Practical info IMPORTANT NUMBERS
EMERGENCY

112
192 - Police 194 - Ambulance 193 - Fire 9155 - Search and rescue at sea 1987 - Road help

Ministry of Foreign and European affairs

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ZAGREB PULA RIJEKA ZADAR ŠIBENIK SPLIT DUBROVNIK KARLOVAC VARAŽDIN

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Zagreb
Zagreb is a vibrant city of around 800,000 people (metropolitan area: 1,200,000). The city boasts a charming medieval ‘old city’ with architecture and cobbled streets reminiscent of Vienna, Budapest, Prague and other Central-European capitals.

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Zagreb tourist board

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Zagreb
GET ARROUND
Zagreb has a well-developed and efficient public transport system that consists of trams, buses and trains. The tram network operates 24 hours a day - from 4AM to 12AM there are 15 “day-time lines” (tram lines 1-9, 11-15 and 17), and from 12AM to 4AM there are 4 “night” lines (tram lines 31-34) which cover most of the day-time lines on a reduced (around 30-40 minute) frequency. Occasionally, buses replace trams on night lines. Tram line 3 does not operate Saturdays, Sundays and on public holidays. There are maps of the tram lines on almost every stop, so if you know the nearest stop to your destination you can simply figure out the shortest trip while you’re at the stop. As for the buses, there are 113 day-time and 4 night lines. ZET buses cover the area outside the city center, as well as some neighboring towns that administratively belong to Zagreb county. The buses use the same ticketing system as the trams and cost 12kn.

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Zagreb
MUST SEE
The Zagreb Cathedral The most monumental and stylistically most eloquent Neogothic architectural work in the area southeast of the Alps. St. Francis Church One nevel church, though of impressive measures, carries all simplycity and harmony of the Early Gothic Franciscan churches. St. Mark’s Church Build on Romanesque foundations, finished as a three nave type church makes a unique Gothic whole. The south portal is the most eloquent sculptural achievement in this part of Europe. The Lotrsčcak Tower Once the major town tower, today the hallmark of Zagreb and with the cathedral the most attractive town view.

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The Palace of HAZU Friedrich Schmidt, 1877 - 1980, built in the forms of Italian Renaissance, adepted to new technical conditions and functional space requirements. It is only palace (in the real sense of the word) in Zagreb. The Croatian National Theater Architectural Atelier Fellner and Helmer, 1894-95, first project 1881, neobaroque. Belongs to series of representative theaters built in the historical styles throughout the cities of Central and Eastern Europe. The State Archives Rudolf Lubynski, 1913, by the uniqueness of its architecture and ornametation represents one of the most beautiful examples of Secession (Art Nouveau) architecture in Croatia. St. Blasius Church Viktor Kovacčic, 1912-1913, constructed on the groundplan scheme of the Greek cross, with strong volume gradation and dominant reinforced concrete dome, the church is the most significant sacral building of modern age in Croatia.

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Holy Mary’s column with angels and fountain Anton Dominik Fernkorn, 1865., fountain by Herman Bollé 1880-1882. Placed in front of the cathedral - characteristic urbanistic feature of Kaptol Josip Juraj Strossmayer Ivan Meštrovićc, 1926., Strossmayer Square. Monument designed as strong plastic sign with prominent outlines. Ban Josip Jelačcic Antun Dominik Fernkorn, 1866., Ban Josip Jelačić Square (moved because of ideological reason in 1947, but was returned to the same place in 1990). First monumental public sculpture in Zagreb. Antun Gustav Matoš Ivan Kožarić, 1978., Strossmayer promenade. First monument stepping out of traditional trends. The well of life Ivan Meštrovicć, 1905., exhibited in 1912 (architect Ignjat Fischer), in front of Croatian National Theater. First monument of the new aesthetic. August Šenoa Marija Ujevicć, 1987., Vlaška street. Classical experience and modern associations.

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Zrinjevac The monument King Tomislav by Frangeš and the Art Pavilion, first building erected for artistic purpose, and magnificent cathedral are among the most representative Croatian views. Dolac The central Zagreb market created in the heart of Zagreb pervaded with baroque elements and modern solutions. St. Mark’s Square The center of the most pictoresque square in Zagreb, the St. Mark’s church was town0s parish and parliament (Croatian parliament) church. Park Maksimir with the Viewpoint Several paths through the woods that spread around the central hill in stalike manner make the view point the important building of the Romanic landscape art. The Arcades of Mirogoj cemetery Arcades with domes, the Church of Christ the King and mortuary, make a fine example of urbanistic function in architecture.

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Zagreb
MUST VISIT
Archaeological Museum
Address: Trg N. S. Zrinskog 19 Phone: +385 1 48-73-101 E-mail address: amz@amz.hr Web site: http://www.amz.hr

Croatian Architecture Museum
Address: I. G. Kovacica 37 Phone: +385 1 48-34-551 E-mail address: hma@hazu.hr Web site: http://info.hazu.hr/hrvatski_muzej_arhitekture

Croatian History Museum
Address: Matoseva 9 Phone: +385 1 48-51-900 E-mail address: hismus@hismus.hr Web site: http://www.hismus.hr

Croatian Naive Art Museum
Address: Sv. Cirila i Metoda 3 Phone: +385 1 48-51-911 E-mail address: info@hmnu.org Web site: http://www.hmnu.org

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Croatian Natural History Museum
Address: Demetrova 1 Phone: +385 1 48-51-700 E-mail address: hpm@hpm.hr Web site: http://www.hpm.hr

Ethnographic Museum
Address: Trg Mazuranica 14 Phone: +385 1 48-26-220 E-mail address: emz@emz.hr Web site: http://www.emz.hr

Museum of Arts and Crafts
Address: Trg marsala Tita 10 Phone: +385 1 48 82 111 E-mail address: muo@muo.hr Web site: http://www.muo.hr

Museum of Broken Relationships
Address: Cirilometodska 2 Phone: +385 1 48-51-021 E-mail address: info@brokenships.com Web site: http://www.brokenships.com

Museum of Contemporary Art
Address: Avenija Dubrovnik 17 Phone: +385 1 60-52-700 E-mail address: msu@msu.hr Web site: http://www.msu.hr

Tehnical Museum
Address: Savska cesta 18 Phone: +385 1 48-44-050 E-mail address: tehnicki-muzej@tehnicki-muzej.hr Web site: http://www.tehnicki-muzej.hr

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The Mimara Museum
Address: Rooseveltov trg 5 Phone: +385 1 48-28-100 E-mail address: mimara@mimara.hr Web site: http://www.mimara.hr

Zagreb City Museum
Address: Opaticka 20 Phone: +385 1 48-51-361; 48-51-362 E-mail address: mgz@mgz.hr Web site: http://www.mgz.hr

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Zagreb
EAT OUT
Zagreb offers a profusion of culinary delights, drawing inspiration from both the Northern and Southern plains of Croatia, the Adriatic region, as well as from the legacy of the Ottoman, Hungarian and Austrian Empires. Stodge up on surprisingly tasty potato and veggie dishes, or go all epicurean with seafood treats, cured hams and fine cheeses ñ the choice is yours! Spice that up with an increasing number of swanky international restaurants and youíve got a bona fide recipe for success. đ Good restaurants can be found in the city center near Cvijetni trg, Tkalciceva ulica and Ilica. Fast food is available on almost every corner - If you are homesick, you can get McDonald’s or Surf&Fries potatoes, even veggie fast food is available in Gundulićceva, right across Archaeological Museum. In Arena Zagreb Shopping center, you can eat inter-

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national food like Mexican, Japanese, Arabic; even American KFC is available there. Although food can be expensive in restaurants, there are plenty of budget restaurants that offer authentic Croatian food for less money. We recommend you to visit a small, but friendly restaurant Vallis Aurea, which is located right beneath Uspinjaca in Tomiceva ulica. And remember - while in Croatia; make sure you try Croatian beer. Ožujsko, Pan, Karlovačcko, Osijecko and Velebitsko beer are one of the best Croatian beers. If you want something to freshen you up, then there is Radler - flavored beer. Dobar tek!

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Zagreb
SLEEP
Palmers Lodge Zagreb, Branimirova 25, Zagreb
Brand new property situated perfectly 300m from the main train station, 700m from the main bus station, and within 5 minutes walking distance to all major tourist attractions. Dorm bed: 15 EUR (115 kuna)

Buzz Hostel
Furnished with modern, ikea furniture. Also a location in Split. Dorm bed: 120 kuna.

Chillout Hostel Zagreb, Fra Andrije Kačcicća Miošića 3b,
A brand new hostel in the city centre, free linen, free towels, free wifi, 0-24h bar and reception Dorm bed: 97-127 kuna

Fulir Hostel Zagreb
2 rooms, including a 12-bed dorm. Great place to meet people, but can be a wait to use the bathroom

Funk Lounge, Ivana Rendićca 28b
Funk lounge is a perfect and nice place for you to stay in Zagreb! Dormare available from: 13 EUR, private from: 20 EUR

Hobo Bear Hostel, Meduliceva 4,
A cozy hostel very near the town center. There is a basement hang out lounge with a TV, including cable and many DVDs, as well as free (fast) internet and computers. Free linens and blankets, and there is also a well stocked kitchen facility. Dorm bed: 105 kuna.

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Hostel Carpe Diem, Milana Sufflaya 3
A cozy hostel very near the town center. Dorm bed: 80 kuna

Hostel Lika, Pašmanska 17
Small and cozy hostel a bit out of the city center. Dorm bed: 100 kuna

Nokturno Hostel, Skalinska 2a,
Free internet access, free linens and towels. Dorm bed: 130 kuna; Single: 200 kuna

Logistics Youth Centre, Jakuševečka 87
The space has 10 rooms, lobby with fireplace, dining room, kitchen and a cinema hall, where you can stream movies from your laptop. The most interesting part is the terrace with space for tents and 30 seats. Located further from downtown, but the center has its own bus which runs as needed.

Ravnice Youth Hostel, I. Ravnice 38d
Nice and warm hostel located near Maksimir park. 3 minutes on foot to tram station. Near city center.

Old Town Zagreb Hostel, Dordiceva 24
Nice and warm hostel near city center. Dorm bed: 100 kuna

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Zagreb
BARS AND PUBS
Funk club, Tkalciceva 52
Cafe / bar that offers various music night programmes in the basement (moslty alternative, dj-s, world music) and spacial backpacker evenings.

Kino Gric, Jurišiceva
Newly re-decorated old cinema. Hosts movies, festivals, music nights and Zagreb’s hipster crowd.

Mali Medo, Tkalciceva,
Offers a good choice of local beer and food. Indoors smoking prohibited. Has a terrace facing Tkalciceva street.

Melin, Tkalciceva,
A cheap bar brimming with young people and students. Offers indoors, a roofed terraced leveled seating and an open terrace facing Tkalciceva street.

Oliver Twist, Tkalciceva,
A choice of good Irish beer with a great atmosphere. Big summer terrace in front.

Bar Plan B, Tkalciceva 84,
A cafe/wine bar/sports bar. Attracts a mix of locals and tourists. You can expect music from every genre, and decade, from Jazz to Alternative/Indie

It’s a must
Croatia is famous for its coffee drinking habits. Time stops, friends get together, it is just one of a kind experience.

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Purgeraj, Park Ribnjak
Offers mostly rock, blues and alternative music. Daily happy hour when you get two drinks for the price of one. Sometimes hosts concerts.

Dublin pub, Maksimirska
Nice and warm Irish pub with soking and non-smoking area

Leggerio, Maksimirska
A chain of coffee shops all over Zagreb. Great atmosphere and good fun.

CLUBS
Aquarius, Aleja Matije Ljubeka bb (Jarun Lake)
Saturday night is drum’n’bass & dancehall music, Friday is hip-hop/r’n’b night. Good concerts.

Boogaloo, Ulica Grada Vukovara 68
Good electronic music. A bit expensive but worth seeing. Bar, restaurant and disco.

BP Club, Nikole Tesle 7
Open daily from 10 PM to 2AM. Jazz and blues lovers should check it out.

Funk club, Tkalciceva 52
Very good atmosphere, lots of character, cheap and tasty Rakija shoots and excellent electronic music: funky, electro, jazz, d’n’b, house, dubstep!

KSET, Unska 3
A popular student club. Offers various indie and alternative programmes every night of the week. Entrance prices from 10kn (students) to 45/60kn for concerts.

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Medika, Pierottijeva 11
A local alternative club/legalized squat usually loaded with people during weekends, playing various music genres until the early morning. Best croatian beers for 10 kunas.

Mocčvara, Prisavlje
A local alternative club (rock, punk, metal, indie)with various concerts and theme nights/programmes. Sometimes hosts festivals, young indie talent concerts, movie nights, ect.

SAX!, Palmoticeva 22/2
A great place to enjoy live music of a wide array of styles including blues, jazz, rock and pop.

Sirup, Donje Svetice 40
Interesting interior and atmosphere. Good electronic music. A bit expensive entrance fees, but worth seeing.

The Best, Jarunska 5
Largest club in Zagreb. Mainly dance style music.

The Jazz Club, Gunduliceva
Open daily. Jazz, blues, and funk bands, often from other countries.

Roko & Akademija, Jarunska 5
Very good atmosphere, 2 floors - 2 different clubs in same space. Good concerts.

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Zagreb
INTERNET
Art Internet Caffee, Tkalciceva 18
In this modern and comfortable bar you can enjoy a fine selection of beverages as well as a large variety of computer services.

Aquarius net, Kralja Držislava 4
Nice and warm internet caffee.

Mama, Preradoviceva 18,
It is one of the coolest and cheapest cyber cafes in the city. They charge 10kn (1.36E) per hour or you can pay by the minute. Wireless connection, Skype, cool juices and coffee are available.

MMC Zagreb, Gajeva 17
“MMC” is an internet point (Gaming & Surfing & Call & Fax), situated in the very center of Zagreb (Gajeva 17), just a few steps from the Ban Jelacic square.

VIP, Cvijetni trg,
Nice caffe with internet acces in city center.

TIP - Other places also have internet - some of them offer free WIFI if you stay and drink something.

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Pula
Pula is a nice town at the tip of the Istrian peninsula, Croatia. Its history started about 3000 years ago when it was built by Illyrians. Most tourists visit in the summer months, with most tourist trips and restaurants closing between October and May.

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Pula tourist board

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Pula
GET ARROUND
For local transport you can use the Taxi Service which has gotten cheaper since January 2012. There’s a company offering taxi services now for 15-20kn/5km. Search for Taxi Cammeo on every phonebook, or hail one of their vehicles down. Buses are known to be expensive (11kn per card, per person, per ride), however, if you plan on using the Pulapromet only, you should make yourself a BusCard. The BusCard is a electromagnetic ticket that you can fill with money and then use cheaper bus rides. The price of a buscard is 30kn but they usually sell them for 70kn since they are prefilled with 40kn you can use on the bus. If you want to take a small backpack with you on an Autotrans bus, first ask the driver if this is OK before buying the ticket. All buses have a luggage area. The service is charged separately from the ticket and it usually costs 7kn.

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Pula
MUST SEE
The Arena It is the 6th largest surviving Roman amphitheatre. Towering over the nearby buildings this huge structure was barely saved from destruction several times during its life, mostly by various Venetians with plans to take it to Venice stone by stone as demonstration of the might of the Venetian empire. Many stones were taken to build houses and other structures around Pula, but fortunately this practice was stopped before the whole structure was destroyed. Entry (20 kn) gives you access to wander the inside of the Colosseum and visit the caverns beneath. The audio tour is very worthwhile. The Forum It is is the main square in the center of the city. The square is built on the place of the ancient Roman forum. On the square there is city hall that was built in 10th century (parts of an old temple were used for the building as it can be seen on the rear side of the hall) and the Temple of August, from the first century.

It’s a must
Visit the famous Sergijevaca Street which is Pula’s main shopping street. There you can buy everything – there are many great shops, souvenir shops, restaurants, bars and great sweet shops.

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Golden gate Of of the entrances to the old Town St. Francis church and monastery Small charge - 7 kuna. A pleasant cloister and an often exhibition place. Kaštel It is a Castle from the 17th century features Istrian history museum. Malo rimsko kazalište Little Roman theatre behind the Archeology museum Sailors’ cemetery 1866. - about 150 000 soldiers of Austro-Hungarian nations were buried there. Temple of Augustus The Temple, situated in the Forum, is dedicated to goddess Roma and Emperor Augustus. It was constructed between the year 2 BC and AD 14 when the Emperor died. Communal Palace At the time when Pula was a free municipality, a palace was erected in the Forum – the seat of the municipal self-government.

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Floor mosaic “The Punishment of Dirce” After the bombing of World War II remains of Roman houses with mosaics were found under the block of houses around the Chapel of St. Maria Formosa. Gate of Hercules It stands between two, most probably medieval towers, of simple construction built of uncarved stone blocks. Twin Gates and City Walls In ancient and medieval times the whole city was surrounded by walls and was entered through about ten gates. The walls had become old and unnecessary so they were pulled down at the beginning of the 19th century. Parts of the walls between the Twin Gates and the Giardini square have been preserved until today. Cathedral of the Assumption of the Bl. Virgin Mary Within the city, along the main street that from Flavia Street leads to the Forum, stands the Cathedral of Pula. It was built at the site where Christians gathered already in the time of their persecution (until the 4th century). The oldest preserved remains of the church wall from the beginning of the 4th century can be seen from outside

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Brijuni National park
The Brijuni islands, found along the southwestern coast of Istria, were proclaimed a national park in 1983. They cover an area of 2,700 acres, and total fourteen larger and small islands, of which the largest are Veliki and Mali Brijuni. Brijuni National Park is an oasis of the magnificent harmony between man, animal and plant life. There are almost 700 plant species and about 250 bird species on the islands, whereas the mild Mediterranean climate makes it a pleasant health resort. After leaving Fažana, the line of green islands viewed from the boat, transforms into Veliki Brijun, the largest of the 14 islands. The traces of dinosaurs, remains of Antiquity and later periods, achievements of modern times are all present in this area, whose development as an exclusive resort starts in 1893 thanks to the “old Austrian”, the industrialist Paul Kupelwieser, owner of the Brijuni Islands. This fashionable

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seaside resort and one of the leading health resorts started developing and gaining popularity all over Europe and worldwide, but this unfortunately ended with the beginning of World War I. From then on Brijuni were mostly known for the political activities of Marshal Josip Broz Tito, the president of former Yugoslavia, who arrived on Brijuni for the first time in 1947. The usual, short introduction to Brijuni is a tour by tourist train that takes visitors through all the different natural beauties; through the safari park, by the Byzantine castrum, Roman residential villa in Verige Bay and many other interesting sights. Right by the harbor, close to hotels “Istra”, “Neptun” and “Karmen” is the church of St. German from the 15th century which houses an exhibit of Istrian frescoes and copies of Glagolitic monuments.
Information: Nationl park Brijuni, 52214 Brijuni tel: +385 (0) 52 525 882, 525 883, 521 880 e-mail: izleti@brijuni.htnet.hr

www.brijuni.hr

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Pula
MUST VISIT
Museum of Contemporary Art of Istria
Address: St. Ivana 1, Pula Phone: +385 52 423 205 E-mail address: msui.luc@gmail.com Web site:

Archaeological Museum of Istria
Address: Carrarina ulica 3 Phone: +385 52 351-300, 351-303 E-mail address: ami-tajnistvo@pu.t-com.hr Web site: http://www.ami-pula.hr/

Kunstkafe Cvajner (caffee shop)
Address: Forum 2 Phone: +385 52 216-502

Historical and Maritime Museum of Istria
Address: Gradinski uspon 6 Phone: +385 52 211-566 E-mail address: pmi@pmi.hr Web site: www.pmi.hr

Memorial room of Antonio Smareglia
Address: Augustov prolaz 3 Phone: E-mail address: Web site:

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Pula
EAT OUT
The dining scene is highly developed in and around Pula and provides excellent value for money. Yes, you can eat meat but you’ll miss out on some world-class seafood. Istria’s eventful past has left a significant trace on its cuisine - the influence of Italian, Central European, especially Austrian and Hungarian, as well as Slav cuisine can also be felt in Pula’s restaurants that offer a great variety of dishes where you can taste both seafood dishes and also those from the interior of Istria. So-called fritaja or scrambled eggs are traditional dishes prepared in many ways, surely one of the most popular is fritaja with wild asparagus, wild growing plant rich in potassium, vitamin C, A and B. Fritaja is also prepared with dried sausages, young onions, truffles.... And each one is special in its own way. In Pula you should also try maneštra, traditional thick soup, the main ingredients of which are potatoes and beans with pešt (bacon and garlic roux). This delicacy

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is even tastier when bobici (young corn) or crumbled corn is added, and just as delicious with chickpeas and barley. When cooking maneštra very often the bone of Istrian prosciutto is put inside. Another specific taste is achieved if it is prepared with young fennel. Jota is a variety of maneštra in which, apart from the basic ingredients of potatoes and beans, sauerkraut is added. The influence of Italian cuisine in Istria is best felt in different types of tasty pasta offered in Pula. The most popular are fuži and gnocchi. Fuži are made with eggs, flour and water. The mixture is then kneaded into smooth dough, which is rolled out and cut into rectangular shapes and then folded over. Over the last few years Istria has become the leading Croatian region in the production of top quality wines. Wine was once simply divided into red and white wine, but today in Pula’s wine shops you can also taste Borgonja, Hrvatica, and other fine varieties known all over the world like Chardonnay, Grey and White Pinot, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. However, the most famous Istrian wines are Malvasia and Teran.

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Pula
SLEEP
Hotel Riviera
The rooms are currently decked out with 1960s/70s fittings (orange bedcovers, brown wooden panelling, lime green phone), with the sparseness showing the lack of funds for upkeep. Having said all that, it’s clean, tidy, and comfortable.

Youth hostel and youth camčp
Not such a nice looking place, but it is situated some ten meters from the beach, so you can almost jump directly from your bedroom right into the sea. (To get there, take bus 2a from the city (3a to return) and get off at Zlatne Stijene then follow the signs.)

Villa Mihaela
3 apartments for 2to4 persons.Each of the apartments has a parking lot, and is equipped with air conditioner, SAT TV, and all other appliances that will make your stay pleasant.

Apartments Alexandra & Erika, Kozada 12/a, Štinjan
Attactive apartments in the proximity of the well known Brijuni Islands national park. Air condition, SAT TV, fridge with freezer, kitchen with all the accessories, cooking stove (electricity+gas), washing machine, balcony.

Pula Art Hostel, Dominisova 3
Small, family-run, newly refurbished art hostel in the centre of Pula. The hostel offers 2 fully equipped kitchens and beds for couples; grill on terrace.

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Apartments with Swimming pool Slivar, Samagher 17
3 modern fully equipped apartments for 2-6 persons in a calm part of Pula 150m from the sea and 3km from the beach. Apartments feature: SAT TV, microwave owen, coffee machine, and two apartments also offer a wash machine and air condition.

Amfiteatar Hotel, Amfiteatarska 6
Small modern hotel with en suite, flat screen TV, A/C, free WIFI and a top class restaurant.

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Pula
BARS AND PUBS
Bass, Sirolina 3
Cool and simple place located near city center.

Bounty pub, Veronska 8
A buzzing English- style pub close to the covered market.

Rock Club Uljanik, Dobrilina 2
A thriving venue for alternative rock concerts, in a disused building overlooking the shipyard, close to the city centre.

Uliks, Trg Portarata 1
A popular little bar looking onto the Triumphal Arch of the Sergi. It’s next door to the house where James Joyce once lived, hence the life-size sculpture of the writer himself sitting outside.

Shook, Mihovilova sirina 4
Chill out cafe/bar with electronic beat in a busy passageway. 15 kn a pint

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Rijeka
Rijeka is a city in Kvarner. It is the principal seaport of Croatia, located on Kvarner Bay, an inlet of the Adriatic Sea. It has 128,735 inhabitants (2011) with greater city area reaching up to 200,000 and is Croatia’s third largest city.

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Rijeka tourist board

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Rijeka
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Most of Rijeka is accessible on foot, and traffic is actually banned on Korzo in the heart of the city. For those that are further away from the city or tired, an efficient local bus network operates operating in a single-direction, circular movement around the central city area, and fanning out in all directions. Buses #2 and #8, to Trsat, are probably the most useful for tourists, and a good alternative to the 538 stair climb to the top of the hill. Rijeka has a cheap and well organized Taxi service, they will get you anywhere in the city for approximately €10 or less. Taxi Cammeo will get you to Opatija for arround €10, or to Lovran for as low as €13.

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St. Mary of the Assumption church and the Leaning tower Saint Mary of the Assumption Church is located along the Roman decumanus road, close to the eastern edge of the former city walls and close to the first port on the Rijecina River. The public city thermal spa complex could be found in this area in 1st century, and a new one was built on the same site at the beginning of 4th century. Above the entrance to the bell-tower, popularly known as the “leaning tower” thanks to its visible propensity, the year 1377 is engraved whilst the church was only mentioned in documents for the first time in 15th century. St. Jeronimo’s Church St Jeronimo’s Church and the area of the current Dominican monastery, are part of the large Augustinian monastery complex founded in 1315 by the feudal rulers of Rijeka, the Devinski counts, and was terminated throughout the first half of 15th century by their successors, the Walsee barons.

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If you sit on the port just far enough from city crowds, you can watch the most amazing sunset in Kvarner while the waves are crashing, and the lights from the Ferris wheel are reflecting on the Adriatic sea.

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Capuchin church of Our Lady of Lourdes The Capuchin church of Our Lady of Lourdes was built from 1904 until 1929 in accordance with plans by engineers Giovanni Maria Curet and Cornelio Budinich. The Our Lady of Trsat Sanctuary The Our Lady of Trsat Sanctuary is the largest centre of pilgrimage in western Croatia. Its creation is connected to the tradition regarding the magical transport of the Nazareth house and its stay on Trsat (1291-1294). The prince of Krk, Nikola I, soon after the Lady’s house was moved to Loreto, built the first, small church on the site where the house on Trsat was located. Rijeka’s Old town Beyond the City tower, which is the passable entrance to the ancient main city doors and once was the entrance to medieval Rijeka from the coast, you will find yourselves in Rijeka’s old town. The Governor’s Palace Construction of the Governor’s Palace began in 1892 during the period of Governor Lajos Batthyány’s rule. Today, the Maritime and Historical Museum of the Croatian Littoral can be found at the palace founded in 1961 which contains a maritime, cultural and historical, ethnographical and archaeological department.

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St. Vitus Cathedral Rijeka’s St. Vitus Cathedral is the only Baroque rotunda of monumental dimensions built on Croatian land. Korzo The main street of Rijeka’s life. THere are plenty of caffees and restaurants to explore. The Old Gateway or Roman Arch This Principia was the main centre, supply base and the starting point of the Alpine enclosure, composed of scores of kilometers of protective walls, turrets, guard-houses and larger fortifications usually on high ground which were able to signal to one another, all built with the aim of blocking barbarian incursions towards Italy, the centre of the Roman Empire. Palace of Justice The existing urban-architectural complex is primarily Secession in style, constructed at the beginning of the 20th century after a feudal castle, located at the site of today’s Palace of Justice, was demolished. City Tower Gradski Toranj (City Tower), a symbol of Rijeka, is a good example of a typical round tower accesspoint, which lead into the fortified town.

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Stendarac Originally it was located in front of the old City Hall on Koblerov trg Square, but over the years it has often changed its location. The City market The main city market was built at the end of the 19th century by the sea shore. Construction took place thanks to fishermen who set their catch ashore precisely on that spot. The Rijeka synagogue The Rijeka synagogue is the successor of the hospitable facility from 1903 which disappeared in the Second World War. Although it is located just a few hundred metres from the one that disappeared, the synagogue that is today used by the city’s Jewish community greeted the end of the war without being damaged.

www.astronomski-centar-rijeka.hr

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While in Rijeka make sure you visit Astronomical Centre Rijeka, the only astronomical centre in Croatia and region with the state-of-art digital planetarium.

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Rijeka
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Maritime and historical museum
Address: Muzejski trg 1 Phone: +385 51 21 35 78 E-mail address: pomorski-povijesni-muzej@ri.t-com.hr Web site: www.ppmhp.hr

Natural history museum
Address: Lorenzov prolaz 1 Phone: +385 51 553 669 E-mail address: info@prirodoslovni.com Web site: http://www.prirodoslovni.com

Rijeka city museum
Address: Muzejski trg 1/1 Phone: +385 51 336 711 E-mail address: info@muzej-rijeka.hr Web site: www.muzej-rijeka.hr

Modern and contemporary art museum
Address: Korzo 24 Phone: +385 51 492 611 E-mail address: mmsu-rijeka@ri.t-com.hr Web site: http://www.mmsu.hr

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Peek & Poke - Museum of old Computers
Address: Dubrovačka 6 Phone: +385 91 780 5709 E-mail address: Web site: http://www.peekpoke.hr

Thesaurus and gallery of our lady of Trsat
Address: Frankopanski trg 12 Phone: +385 51 452 900 E-mail address: franjevacki.samostan.trsat@ri.t-com.hr Web site: http://www.trsat-svetiste.com

Memorial library and the Mažuranic-Brlic collection
Address: Pecine 5 Phone: +385 91 512 7254 E-mail address: Web site: http://www.villaruzic.hr

Permanent glagolitic alphabet exhibition
Address: Dolac 1, Rijeka Univiersity Phone: E-mail address: Web site:

Astronomical Centre Rijeka
Address: Sveti križ 33 Phone: +385 51 455 700 E-mail address: astronomski-centar-rijeka@rijekasport.hr Web site: http://www.astronomski-centar-rijeka.hr

Kantrida Swimming Pools
Address: Podkoludricu ulica 2 Phone: +385 51 666 600 E-mail address: rijekasport@rijekasport.hr Web site: http://www.rijekasport.hr

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Rijeka
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Rijeka’s old style cuisine is recommended around the world and has become part of the menus of some of the most renowned restaurants. One of the main characteristics of Mediterranean cuisine is a regular consumption of fish. Rijeka’s restaurants offer you their specialities prepared with this top-quality food. Visiting restaurants is one of the most pleasant ways of getting to know new places, and Rijeka offers many of them. Taste their fish, meat and vegetarian dishes as well as their exotic specialities. Experience the relaxed atmosphere of Rijeka’s taverns which in a typical local environment will offer you their specialties at moderate prices. Among the many other facilities offering this most well-known dish for all tastes, you will receive your slice of pizza but will also be offered other delicacies such as pasta prepared in a variety of ways.

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Kantrida Hostelry, Bujska 10
The Kantrida Hostelry is located 5 kilometres from the centre of Rijeka, on the main road leading to Opatija. It belongs to the semi-opened category type. It is mainly used by the employees and subcontractors of the 3. Maj shipyard and vacant rooms are also offered to passers-by.

Hostel Ana, Riva Boduli 7
The modernly designed rooms, hospitable staff and a relaxing lounge atmosphere offered by this hostel will provide you with an unforgettable holiday.

Hostel Aston, Žabica 5
The Hostel Aston is located at Rijeka’s bus station itself and is only one minute’s walk away from the main Korzo promenade. All rooms have a view over the Capuchin Church.

Lounge hostel Carnevale, Jadranski trg 1
There are 6 double bedrooms and 2 four-bedded rooms as well as a further2 bedrooms with 6 and 8 beds and 5 modernly and completely furnished private bathrooms at your disposal.

Rijeka Youth hostel, Šetalište XIII. divizije 23
The Omladinski hostel Rijeka is located around a hundred metres from the sea, in one of the most beautiful locations of the city, at Pećine, just 5 minutes by bus from the city centre (it will take you 15 minutes on foot).

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Rijeka
BARS AND PUBS
Palach club, Kružna ulica 1
Legendary place in Rijeka dedicated to alternative sound and way of life is one of the most popular spots for youngsters during the evening and weekend nights.

River pub, Frana Supila 12
One of the best nights out in Rijeka. (jazz, rock, karaoke..)

Buddha bar, Riva 12a
Drinks, eats and vogueing till late.

Phanas pub, Popovica 2
A big hit with the local crowd, Phanas plays mostly commercial dance. Huge bar, jet-setty drinks.

Kosi toranj, Pul Vele Crikve 1
Simple, small ceffee shop. Nice place to spend some time.

Capitano, Adamiceva 3
A classy and yuppiefied pub, open late every day.

Nina boat club, Riva (boat)
Climb aboard and stumble off - ‘Nina’ the bar on a boat! This is a great place to hang out during the day (They do good food too) and at night it really livens up. You get a great view of the city and the harbour whilst relaxing on the deck of the ship with a nice imported beer.

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Mali Caffe, Korzo (accros shoping center Ri)
Small, nice and gay friendly coffe shop with a nice teras faced the main Rijeka street Korzo. They offer the best coffe in town and staff is really friendy.

Monokini, Opatija (12km from Rijeka)
If you’re beginning to tire of Opatija’s haughty belle-epoque self-image then it’s high time you headed for Monokini, where sixties’ inspired furniture and sculptural light fittings provide a this-is-not-the-riviera-of-old sense of pop-art modernity.

Lovranski Pub, Lovran (17km from Rijeka)
The best sandwisches in whole region! Simply a “Must visit place if you are in Rijeka” Bus 32 is going from Rijeka to Lovran and back.

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Disco Seven, Opatija
Perhaps the most stylish summer discoteque in Opatija is Disco Seven, located right on the beach next to Hemingway Bar. House is typically the music du jour.

Stereo dvorana, Hotel Neboder, Strossmayerova 1
Head up the right bank of the Rječina river towards Rijeka’s historic industrial core, and on the right you’ll see a shedlike structure which hardly looks like the kind of place to find Place. But sure enough, this is it, the heart of the city’s alternative rock scene. There’s a live band on at least one night a week, and a DJ plays otherwise. Scuzzy and friendly, Place is a bit of a gem.

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Zadar
Zadar is a city in Croatia on the Adriatic Sea. It is the centre of Zadar county and the wider northern Dalmatian region. Zadar is a historical center of Dalmatia as well as the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Zadar.

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Zadar tourist board

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Zadar
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The centre is easy enough to get around on foot. To reach the bus and train stations or Youth Hostel you will probably need to catch one of the frequent local buses, which are the only form of public transportation. Buses in Zadar are relatively new and well maintained, and you will be able to catch a bus to any part of the city from the main hub in the city called Mala Pošta (Little Post Office); ask any local where this is and they can direct you to it. A bus ticket in one direction costs 8 kuna (cca. US$1.60) while a two way ticket costs 13 kuna (cca. US$2.50). However, 2 way tickets are only available for purchase at newspaper stands, although they are easy to find. One way tickets are available for purchase upon entering any bus. Do not attempt to board a bus without a ticket, without purchasing a ticket or avoiding stamping a bus ticket. Bus drivers in Zadar are notoriously militant about enforcing payment, and you could get into trouble.

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Zadar
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Old Town Walk around the atmospheric streets of the old town, located on the peninsula. There are 34 old churches situated on the peninsula, and all of them with a very rich history. The oldest is St. Simeon (Sv. Šime). St. Donat’s Church St. Donat’s church is one of the best preserved pre-Romanesque buildings in the world. It is pretty difficult to miss, as it has become the most recognizable symbol of Zadar. The church is no longer in use for religious ceremonies, and today is a museum. It also holds a series of classical music concerts every summer. The Roman Forum One of the best preserves Roman Forums in existence. This is a common place for locals to stroll, sit down amongst the ruins and enjoy a nice summer day.

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St. Anastasia Zadar’s main cathedral with an impressive organ that was nearly destroyed in the last war. St. Mary & St. Simeon St. Mary also houses a museum of antique religious relics and artifacts. University of Zadar Originaly founded 1396., which makes it the oldest university in Croatia, and one of the oldest universities in Europe. Archaeological Museum Houses artifacts that testify to Zadar’s long and rich history. Sea Organ Enjoy the otherworldly sounds of the Sea Organ on Zadar’s Riva. This man-made organ works with the motion of the waves and 35 pipes to create a musical soundscape. A favorite for locals and tourists alike, and accompanied by a light display that creates visualisations of the sounds being produced by the organ. The Greeting to the Sun On Istarska obala, at the very end of the Zadar peninsula, next to the famous Sea Organs, shines the Greeting to the Sun made by the same architect Nikola Bašic

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Narodni trg Narodni trg is the centre of public life in Zadar from the Renaissance until today. On the site of the Large Square, platea magna, the foundations of municipal institutions were laid in the early Middle Ages. Five Wells Square The Square is located on a site between the medieval City Walls with a cornice and the Renaissance bastion Grimani where the city park is situated. In the Middle Ages there was a defence ditch. Zadar City Cemetery Cemeteries, most vacationers aren’t exactly thrilled at the thought of them. However it does have to be mentioned some of the highest quality stonework is on display at these sites. City market In most Dalmatian towns the market is a sight for sore eyes, and Zadar’s is one of the biggest and best. It’s been here since the Middle Ages, but the large open space dates back to WWII, when many buildings were flattened in this part of town.

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Zadar
MUST VISIT
Gold and silver of Zadar
Address: Trg Opatice Cike 1 Phone: +385 23 211 545 E-mail address: Web site:

Museum of ancient glass
Address: Poljana Zemaljskog odbora 1 Phone: +385 23 363 831 E-mail address: info@mas-zadar.hr Web site: http://www.mas-zadar.hr/

Archeological museum
Address: Trg opatice Čike 1 Phone: +385 23 250 516 E-mail address: mpetricic@amzd.hr Web site: http://www.amzd.hr

The Treasury of the Franciscan Monastery
Address: Trg sv. Frane 1 Phone: +385 23 350 468 E-mail address: provincijalat-zadar@zd.t-com.hr Web site: http://www.svetifrane.org/riznica.html

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Church of St. Donat
Address: Trg Svetog Stošije 4 Phone: +385 23 250 829 E-mail address: Web site: http://www.peekpoke.hr

Zadar City Museum
Address: Poljana pape Aleksandra III b.b Phone: +385 23 251 851 E-mail address: narodni.muzej.zadar@gmail.com Web site: http://www.nmz.hr

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Zadar
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For an aperitif, try a glass of the famous Maraschino, a desert liqueur made from the autochthonous Maraska cherries. Follow this with some Pag cheese, which is the most highly prized cheese in Croatia made from the small sheep who eat the aromatic Mediterranean plants on the island of Pag. For the main dish, order “brodet” [stew] that is cooked in a thousand different ways and is made from a number of different types of fish mixed with crabs and sometimes shell fish or even fish on the grill salted with Pag and Nin salt. There is also the “Ninski šokol” made from a specially made dried part of the pork neck that is soaked in red Benkovac wine.

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Zadar
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Youth hostel Zadar, Obala kneza Trpimira 76
Youth Hostel Zadar is situated at 5 km distance from the city centre in the famous Puntamika tourist zone, that offers many commodities.

Drunken monkey Hostel, Jure Kastriotića Skenderbega 21
The Drunken Monkey is a clean, new, comfortable and secure hostel, located in the neighbourhood of Arbanasi. Dorms are available from 160 kunas, while private rooms cost 200 kunas per night.

Hostel home Zadar, Mihovila Pavlinovića 9
It is situated on the sea promenade called Riva in the old center of Zadar.

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Zadar
BARS AND PUBS
Mango, Kresimirova Obala
As waterfront bars go, Mango is a cut above. It has an energized atmosphere, an interesting drink menu, and it is a vantage point for Zadar’s magnificent sunsets.

Barbara Bar, Majstora Radovana 7
Funimation’s decor is tropical/Afro and Barbara carries out that theme, too. Barbara’s wicker chairs and chaises with cool white upholstery, lots of plants, and a languid vibe are make for a relaxing break.

City Club Forum, Marka Marulica bb
Togas are optional and you won’t hear strains from Nero’s fiddle at this trio of bars designed to conjure the fall of Rome. Music is mostly pop and rock and the ambience is all Roman excess.

Caffe Toni, Mihe Klaicća 11
This bar is located just a short walk from the main square which makes it frequented and convenient place for either a short or long drink, as well a meeting place and a place to hangout.

Maraschino Bar, Obala kneza Branimira
The Maraschino Bar is very modern and highly enjoyable place to come for a few drinks with friends or/and to meet someone new. It is highly popular among locals although it is not unknown to the tourist either.

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Pansion Vista, Krešimirova obala 98
A good place to get breakfast in town.

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The Garden, Liburnska Obala 6
There is nothing closer to nightclub Nirvana than The Garden, a cool, understated club on an expansive terrace high up in the city’s walls.

If you are a party freak, go to Novalja where you will find best pariest in this part of Europe. Novalja on the island of Pag is a popular summer resort which hosts probably the only beach in Croatia with Ibiza sense. Zrce can be reached form Novalja by car or you can take a small shuttle bus operating during the summer. Zrce is a long, stretched, white pebbled beach with crystal clear sea. The beach has numerous facilities and three popular open-air clubs offering entertainment until wee-wee hours.

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While in Zadar county make sure you visit Papaya - the best Croatian club located on Zrce beach (Pag Island)

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Šibenik
Šibenik is a city in north Dalmatia, in Šibenik-Knin County. It’s most famous for its Saint James Cathedral, which is on UNESCO World heritage list. Trademark of the city is the traditional šibenik hat, coloured orange and black, as well as city’s colours are.

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Šibenik tourist board

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Why Šibenik?
Šibenik located alongside the flooded mouth of the Krka River, is the most picturesque city on the eastern Adriatic coast. It was first mentioned in 1066., during the reign of Croatian King Krešimir IV, when the city began to spread like an amphitheater below the cliff dominated by the fortress of St. Michael. The complex of steep streets and arched passages leading toward the harbor evolved from this, enclosing the nucleus of the city with the town hall, the princely palace and the famous Cathedral of St. James. In addition of St. Michael another two nearby fortresses bear witness to the turbulent past of the town. The cathedral of St. James is main destination for culturally oriented tourism in the city of Šibenik. Built in a a Gothic-Renaissance style under the direction of the famous architects Juraj Dalmatinac and Nikola Firentinac it is exceptional in that it was buli exclusively of stone. The cathedral was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2000. The historical nucleus of Šibenik, with numerous churches and monasteries, stone houses and mansions, ornamented by portals

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and heraldic crests, displays its rich cultural heritage. The islands of the Šibenik archipelago, with their gentle coves and pure sea, offer primordial beauty and untouched silence. From as early as the Renaissance period, the pastoral nature of these island has attracted visitors looking for relaxiation and a rest from urban rhythms of the city. The presence of two national parks here offers evidence of the natural beauties of the Šibenik region. The Krka National Prak ( famous waterfalls) is a natural phenomen of Dalmatian karst region. The Kornati National Park is a unique group of islands, reefs and rocks.

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Šibenik
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Everywhere in the city is within walking distance. From bus station to the old city centre it takes only five minutes to walk. You can get to all sights on foot, and the furthest are within half an hour walk. If you come by car, there’s a large parking place on the very central square Poljana, as well as there is one with 700 spots when you enter the town northbound. If you want to go to the outskirts of the city (for instance to the Dalmare shopping centre), you can take a public bus. Bus transport in Šibenik is operated by one public and three private companies.

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Šibenik
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St James’ cathedral It is on the UNESCO World Heritage list. Its building had started in 1431, and it was finished in 1536 due to Turkish wars. Several successive architects built it completely in stone in the 15th and 16th centuries, both in Gothic and in Renaissance style. The interlocking stone slabs of the Cathedral’s roof were damaged when the city was shelled by Serbian forces in 1991. The damage has since been repaired. It has a beautiful baptistery worth seeing it, and the curiosity is it has been built with stone only, without any kind of binder. Another one is 72 human heads carved in stone on the external part which belong to unknown individuals, passers-by, sailors, merchants and peasants who posed as the cathedral was being built. Statues of Adam and Eve are also curious; Adam is covering his breasts, and Eve is covering not her breasts, but her stomach.

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Bunari “Bunari” or, literally, “wells”, is a complex of water reservoirs, built in 15th century for city’s water supply. They are now dry and decorated as a museum/gallery and a cafe. It has 7 sections: (Šibenik’s treaure, food and drink, ship wrecks around Šibenik, persons from the past...). Concerts, stand-up comedy shows etc. often take place at the cafe. Very interesting spot. Medieval Mediteranean Garden of St Lawrence Monastery Extremely rare medieval monastery garden, restaurated in 2007 by Dragutin Kiš, who won a millenium Flora award in Japan in 2000. Won the first prize at school gardens contest in Croatia. It contains various plants, especially those used in pharmacy and as spices. It has a quiet cafe, where you can quietly enjoy the view to the Šibenik’s old part and the sea, the atmosphere and the odor. The fortress of St. Michael The Fortress of St. Michael is located at a height of 70m above the sea behind the old city agglomeration. It was built, in the period from the 15th to 17th century, out of dressed white stone.

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The Fortress of St. Nicholas The Fortress of St. Nicholas is located at the entrance to the St. Anthony Channel and it was built in the middle of the 16th century for defense from Turkish attacks from the sea. The Fortress of St. John The Fortress of St. John is located on a hill 115m high on the northern side of the historic city core. It was raised in 1646 according to the project of the Venetian military engineer Antonio Leni. The Šubićevac Fortress The Šubićevac Fortress is located southeast of the fortress of St. John on somewhat of a lower height. Walls, towers and city gates The starting point of the old city walls was the Fortress of St. Michael. In 1864 a part of the wall that surrounded the city from the north and the south was removed. Archeological site Danilo Gornje - Rider One of the most significant archeological sites in Croarian is located 17 kilometers from Šibenik, in the village of Danilo Gornje.

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Šibenik
MUST VISIT
“Burnum” Archaeological Collection
Address: Puljane, Oklaj Phone: +385 22 201 753 E-mail address: info@npk.hr Web site: http://www.npkrka.hr

Šibenik Town Museum
Address: Gradska vrata 3 Phone: +385 22 213 880 E-mail address: tajnistvo@muzej-sibenik.hr Web site: http://www.muzej-sibenik.hr

Aquarium and Maritime Tradition Museum
Address: Obala Matice hrvatske 123, Vodice Phone: +385 98 353 063 E-mail address: info@aquarium-vodice.com Web site: http://www.aquarium-vodice.com

Knin Museum
Address: Fra Luje Maruna 1, Knin Phone: +385 22 661 702 E-mail address: kninski.muzej.knin@si.t-com.hr Web site: http://www.kninskimuzej.hr/

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Jurlin’s Court
Address: Draga b.b., Primošten Burnji, Primošten Phone: +385 22 574 106 E-mail address: info@jurlinovidvori.org Web site: http://www.jurlinovidvori.org

Ivan Mestrovic Museums
Address: Otavice, Ružic Phone: +385 22 872 630 E-mail address: mim@mestrovic.hr Web site: http://www.mestrovic.hr

Drniš Town Museum
Address: Domovinskog rata 38, Drniš Phone: +385 22 886 774 E-mail address: gradski.muzej.drnis@si.t-com.hr Web site: http://gmd.hr

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Šibenik
EAT OUT
Start with a morsel of cheese ripened in a lamb sack and Drniš prosciutto washed down with a glass of red wine from Primosten’s Babić. For the main dish, asides from a rich fish menu that ranges from small sardines to slices of fresh tuna on the grill, you should not miss out on the so-called “Skradinski Kumbasice” [Skradin sausages] and the famous “Soparnjak”. Made from a simple pastry filled with a mixture of olives, figs and olive oil, the cooked and rolled Soparnik is served and eaten cold. For pudding asides from dry figs, jujube and cakes made from almonds, you can try some cake from Skradin.

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Šibenik
SLEEP
Hostel Vijur, Ražine, Šibenik
„Hostel Vijur“ is a perfect place to spend your holiday at great prices. It is located in Ražine – the suburbs of Šibenik just a couple of minutes, more precisely 4 kilometres from the town centre.

Hostel Vodice Inn, Vlahov Venca 34
Interesting hostel located 10 minutes on foot from the beach. It is clean and with big rooms. Food is not that good so you might want to buy your own breakfest. Stuff is not that friendly and they don’t speak english that well.

Youth hostel Loda, Trgovačka ulica 32, Skradin
Simple and clean youth hostel located in center of Skradin.

Globo hostel, Sarajevska 2, Sibenik
Hostel Globo is located in downtown Sibenik, under UNESCO protection, just 30 meters from the main bus station & 50 meters to the coast.

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Šibenik
BARS AND PUBS
Bunari Secrets, Obala palih omladinaca, Šibenik
Coffee house, wine bar, jazz club, in 15th-century water storage in old city’s core. Live music: ethno, jazz, blues.

More, Obala F. Tudmana 4, Šibenik
Nice and warm caffe bar on the coast.

Lanterna, Kralja Tomislava 16, Šibenik
It is a nice and warm mediterranean reastaurant located away from city center towards Trogir.

Shuby, Bana Jelacica 13, Šibenik
Caffee bar / club with good music choice.

Luna café bar, Branitelja Domovinskog rata 4a, Šibenik
Brban vibe, live music on Friday evenings, DJ parties on Saturdays

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Porat, Prosika, Pirovac
There has been very few words about club Porat, one of the most fascinating places to spend one’s day and night time on the Adriatic coast. The club has been on an uprise due to it’s contentious program combining live pop, rock, jazz concerts and DJ shows, which is a cool feature if you’re looking to get live feel and dancing pleasures.

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Aurora club, Kamenar 5, Primošten
Aurora is one of Croatia’s largest and most famous club, one of the finest resorts on the Croatian coast, situated on the hills of the town of Primošten about 2 km from the central downtown area.

Inside club, Bioci, Šibenik
It is a great choice for spending your night.

Cohiba Club, Stube Petra Kaera b.b., Šibenik
Good nightclub, folk & Croatian pop music, thematic evenings

Papagaj Club, Stube Petra Kaera b.b., Šibenik
Nightclub, with deep & tech-house music, disco, R’n’B, hiphop choices with good DJ’s. Located in fort Šubicevac.

Hacienda, Magistala bb, Vodice
Hacienda is located two kilometers from the center of Vodice. It is the largest nightclub in area, widely known beyond the borders of Croatia (many consider Hacienda together with clubs like Kalypso, Papaya and Aquarius – which are located on island of Pag Zrče, the best in Croatia). It is one of the biggest clubs, it can accommodate over 2000 guests at once, which gives it a huge advantage over smaller clubs.

Opium, ACM marina, Vodice
Initially it worked exclusively as a cocktail bar, but today it is a very good club that is definitely a must see! During the day this place is open and is operating as a cafe bar.

Makina Exit, next to Opium, Vodice
Every night is different, once famous DJs arrive, and sometimes national music stars sing, so that there is something for everyone.

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Split
Split is a city in Central Dalmatia, Croatia. The city was originally built around the Diocletian palace (a palace/ fort built for the retired Roman emperor Diocletian) where the locals sought refuge centuries ago. Wandering the historic centre of Split you can still clearly see the Roman walls, squares, and temples.

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Split
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Central Split is quite compact and most sights can be easily seen and best experienced on foot, but there are frequent local buses to outlying attractions and the airport. Public transit is organized by Promet [17]. Most of the city buses in Split are new, but some are very old and dilapidated. Tickets can be bought at kiosks or from the bus driver. Only single-journey tickets can be bought in buses. Single ticket (bought in bus) costs 10 kunas, single ticket (bought at kiosk) costs 8 kunas, ticket for two journeys costs 16 kunas, set of five double tickets 75 kunas, monthly ticket costs 260 kunas. Rent a bike and enjoy beautiful biking along Split’s waterfront (Riva), continue to Marjan hill (approximately 7 km), climb to the top of the hill for great view on the Split town and surrounding islands.

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Diocletian’s Palace (UNESCO heritage site) The historic centre of Split is built around the remains of this Roman palace. You only need to wander around to experience it but you can also pay to visit the excavated remains of the basement of the palace. The palace has well preserved main streets cardo and decumanus. Roman palace is enriched with some gothic and reinassance buildings which makes a perfect match. Palace has 4 monumental gates Porta Aurea (Zlatna vrata, Golden gate), Porta Argenta (Srebrna vrata, Silver gate), Porta Ferrea (Željezna vrata, Iron gate) and Porta Aenea (Mjedena vrata). It is probably the best preserved Roman palace in general. St. Duje’s cathedral Originally built around 305 AD as a mausoleum of Roman emperor Diocletian’s (the oldest cathedral building in the world). Cathedral is also a very beautiful mixture of Roman temple and Catholic church. It also has a beautiful belltower which provides you a great panoramic view of Split.

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Split is a dynamic city; there’s rarely a season when the calendar is empty. For concerts, plays, street performances, ballets and operas, you’ll have a good selection.

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Peristil square (Peristylium) Main square of Diocletian’s palace with well preserved Roman architecture. Jupiter’s temple Ancient Roman temple which became St. John’s church. Two original Egyptian sphinxes One is located on Peristil square, and the other in front of Jupiter’s temple or St. John’s church. They were brought from Egypt by Roman emperor Diocletian. Riva Riva is the main city promenade. Since 2007. Riva has a new, “modern” look, which is not accepted by most of the people Marjan Is a hill situated on the west of Split. Marjan is an oasis for many people who look for a natural stress relief, a great place for long walks, jogging, and bike rides. Marjan’s peak, Telegrin is 174 m high and gives a wonderful panoramic view of Split. South cliffs are popular within alpine climbers. St. Nicholas church is situated on the east of Marjan, on it’s south side are beautiful St. Jeronimus church and “Gospe od Betlema” church (Madonna of Betlehem).

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Varoš Is one of the oldest parts of town. A place where lived most of the city peasants and fishermen. Charming streets and and beautiful small houses. Archaeological Museum Is the oldest museum in Croatia (1820.), about 20 min walk north of the old town (entry 20 kn). Many artefacts and monuments from Roman colonies Salona and Narona. Getski vrtal Dominisova street (Diocletian palace). is the smallest park in Split, situated in the Diocletian’s palace, Dominisova street (Marko Antonio De Dominis street. In that park are beautiful traditional Dalmatian tiramolas. During the summer these are full of clothes drying in the sunshine. In every guidebook about Split you have pictures from the Getski vrtal. It is the location of a 500 yr old stone house which was destroyed during World War II Old graveyards Sustipan and old Jewish cemetery.

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Split
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Split City Museum
Address: Papalić Palace, Papaliceva 1 Phone: +385 21 360 171 E-mail address: Web site: http://www.mgst.net

Ethnographic Museum
Address: Iza Vestibula 4 Phone: +385 21 344 161 E-mail address: Web site: http://www.etnografski-muzej-split.hr

Archaeological Museum
Address: Zrinsko-Frankopanska 25 Phone: +385 21 329 340 E-mail address: Web site:

Treasury of St. Duje’s cathedral
Address: Kraj sv. Duje 3 Phone: +385 21 345 602 E-mail address: Web site:

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Split
EAT OUT
The most famous local delicates is Soparnik. It originates from nearby Poljica region (formerly known as Poljička Republika or Republic of Poljica). It is a dough filled with mangold vegetable and baked on fireplace. On top comes olive oil and garlic. You can find it on Pazar (green market). Italian influences dominate on Croatia’s coast, amongst the best are; Risotto with tender white scampi or black calamari, a dish beloved by all Croatians. A wide selection of salumi, magnificent Istrian and Dalmatian hams (Dalmatinski pršut - comparable to Parma or Speck) and cheese from the island of Pag, are well worth trying, as are the large varieties of excellent Croatian wines and beers. Do not miss Dalmatian pašticada s njokama (Gnocchi). Please note; in a world suffocating under the weight of processed foods, Croatia’s coastal cuisine is unique

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in that most of its produce is organic. Cevapi or Cevapcici (diminutive), are small grilled rolls of minced beef, pork, or lamb, or a combination of any of these three. Usually served with chopped onions, Kajmak (similar to clotted cream) or Ajvar (a relish made from bell peppers, aubergines, garlic and chilli). Ćevapi are traditional Bosnian dish and they are popular across the Balkans. Split’s eateries are to be found in a variety of settings, ranging from the romantic to the vibrant. It isn’t difficult to enjoy superb food and wine in a classical environment with good friends and/or family.

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SLEEP
Adria Hostel, Bajnice
Hostel is located right next to the Adriatic Sea. Dorm bed: around €15-25; bed in private room: €18-28.

Al’s Place, Petra Kružica 10
A great hostel (and the first in Split) run by a British expat named Al, a guy who is passionate about travel and wants his guests to get the most from their stay in Split. He even goes out for a beer with guests sometimes. The hostel is in an 800-year old stone house inside the city walls, small and cozy with only 12 beds in 2 ensuite rooms. There is also kitchen (for guests), and common area, A/C, and laundry. Dorm bed: 110-130 kn.

Guesthouse Split, Lovretska 1
Free WiFi, private rooms available dorm bed €13-18

Hostel Split Mediterranean House, Vukasoviceva 2
The hostel has been built into an old stone house just outside of the historical centre. Free wifi. Dorm bed: 80 kn (low season).

Old Town Hostel, Dominisova 3
Free wifi, 1 shared computer, flat screen TV with a collection of movies.

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Pletkovic Hostel, Poljana Kneza Trpmira 1 Silver Central Hostel, 1 Kralja Tomislava
Dorm bed: 110-180 kn.

SilverGate Hostel, Hrvojeva 6 Situs Hostel, Starčevićeva 3 Goli Bosi Design Hostel, Morpurgova Poljana 2
Goli Bosi Design Hostel is located in the heart of the old town of Split. The hostel space itself is designed as a hybrid of a japanese pill hotel and an old european department store, with the story of Split written all over it’s walls, so you get to meet the city you are staying in, because hostel is in the city and city is in the hostel as well. There are 29 rooms in total, ranging from two bedroom top floor suites with a view to a dorm style 8 bed spaces, every with their own shower and hairdryer, clean towels and bed sheets. Once you settle in, grab refreshments on our shady terrace and trade stories with fellow travelers we will help you explore Split to our best knowledge.

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Split
BARS AND PUBS
St Rita, Riva
Has an upper story that overlooks the promenade. 20 kn a pint.

Tonik Juice Bar, Ban Mladenova 5
Fresh made juices, smoothies and coffee. Smoothie 30 kn

Gaga Bar, tucked away in a corner, just off Narodni Trg
Cosy atmosphere, long list of cocktails, latin music. Ask for a bill, because one round is 100 kn, and then second one (the same one) may be 150 kn. Atmosphere is nice, but the waiters are not. More tourists than locals. Pint 20 kn, cocktails 20-35 kn.

Buffet Picaferaj, Popovica 2
A small restaurant on a side street that serves fresh seafood dishes. Run by a young married couple. Pasta with fresh prawns and mussels is 70 kn (about €10)

Shook, Mihovilova sirina 4
Chill out cafe/bar with electronic beat in a busy passageway. 15 kn a pint

Na kantunu, Dominisova 9
It is probable the smallest bar in Split with just 8 tables inside in a 15 m² space. Great atmosphere and prices.

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O´Hara, Uvala Zenta 3
Rock and pop music on two floors.

Vanilla Club, Poljudsko šetalište b.b.
Fancy place by the swimming pool with popular domestic and foreign music.

Hemingway Bar, VIII Mediteranskih igara 5
Extremely fancy club.

Quasimodo, Gundulićeva 26
Rock and Underground music. Mostly full with local alternatives.

Ghetto Club, Dosud 10
Still something of a local secret in Split, this is the retreat of local poets and left-of-centre trendies.

Tropic Club Equador, Bacvice
A Latin vibe permeates this cool haunt down on Bacvice Bay. Dress to impress and dance and flirt the night away as the moon settles over the island of Brač in the distance. Bartenders at this cool Split club mix up some pretty mean cocktails too.

Klub Kocka, Savska, Split
Fans of alternative rock and indie can make their way out of Split’s city centre to this offbeat venue that hides away in a basement.

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Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik is an old city on the Adriatic Sea coast in the extreme south of Croatia. It is one of the most prominent tourist resorts of the Mediterranean, a seaport and the centre of the Dubrovnik-Neretva County. Dubrovnik is nicknamed “Pearl of the Adriatic” and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979.

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Dubrovnik tourist board

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Dubrovnik
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The Old Town can be comparatively difficult to navigate on first appearances, as it really is a warren of little streets. That being said, some of these signs appear to be either intentionally misleading or woefully out of date. For example, there is no office of any bus company within the Old Town, despite what the signs may say. The city is completely pedestrianised and easily small enough to get around on foot, some of the streets are a little steep though. If you are not staying in the Old Town, it’s relatively simple get there by bus, as just about every one leads to the Old Town. However, it might be advisable to get a timetable just in case. It costs 12 kn (just over €1) for tickets bought at any kiosk,or 15 kn bought on the bus; ticket valid for 1 hr. At selected kiosks (including the international bus station) you can purchase a day pass for 30 kn.

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Roland’s Column A slender stone flag staff of the legendary knight. Also known as Orlando’s Column. Ever since its foundation in 1950, the Dubrovnik Summer Festival is officially opened by raising a flag carrying the city’s motto Libertus on Orlando’s staff Bell Tower On top of the tower are the famous ‘Zelenci, bronze statues which strike the gigantic bell every hour. They have been recently replaced with copies and the originals are in the atrium of the Sponza Palace. Sponza Palace Gothic Renaissance palace, one of the few buildings that has maintained its form from before the catastrophic 1667 earthquake. Hosts historic archives. Memorial room of defenders. Rector’s Palace Formerly the palace of the Major Council, now houses a museum dedicated to the city’s history.

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War Photo Limited An exhibition centre of war and conflict photography. Exhibits change during the season. Stunning images by world renowned photo journalists. Pile Gate A convenient starting place for your stroll through the Old Town is the Pile Gate. Before entering the Old Town, Fort Lovrjenac, the first among many sites worth seeing in Dubrovnik, provides a good view of the Old Town and its wall. Placa Stradun The Stradun (Placa) is the central street of the city of Dubrovnik and is the place where the old city comes to life. During the day, explore the shades of the peripendicular streets and alleys on its sides, and during the night, take walks up and down the Stradun with an ice-cream in hand. Today, Placa is still the shopping centre and venue of major events Big Onofrio´s Fountain The fountain stairs are nowadays a favourite meeting place for local youth and where both the tourists and pigeons take rest and refresh themselves with cool water. Old Port The eastern part of the Old Town of Dubrovnik.

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Fort Lovrijenac The monumental fort rises above 37 m high rock. It changed roles in the course of history. The main purpose of its construction was defense, and the main idea was to protect the freedom of Dubrovnik. City walls Walk on the walls around the old town, great views. It is highly recommended to visit the walls during the early morning hours or the late afternoon hours during mid-summer months as it can become hot. Dubrovnik is surrounded by City Walls which are 2 km long and for which it is famous all around the world. Within the City Walls you will see Fort Minceta and Fort St. John’s on the south-eastern side. Also, within the City Walls are Fort Lawrence at Pile and Fort Revelin at Ploce. The main entrance to the City Walls is by the Inner Pile Gates. Minceta Fort is one of the most beautiful cultural attractions in Dubrovnik. It is situated on the northwest side of the city inside the City Walls. It was built according to the design of Renaissance builder Juraj Dalmatinac. St. Luke’s Tower you can

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see walking along the landward side of City Walls up to Ploce Gate. St. Luke’s Tower has protected the entrance to the Dubrovnik harbour throughout the history of the city. St. John’s Fort was constructed in 16th century and it is really worth of visiting- on its ground floor you can visit the Aquarium, and on first and second floor you can visit Maritime Museum. (more about it at the end of the page). Bokar Fort is situated on the seaward of City Walls. It was designed by Florentine architect Michelozzi in the 15th century. Hours: 8AM-7PM. Entrance fee to the walls: 70 kn for adults, 30 kn for children. Franciscan Monastery his beautiful monastery with Baroque Church, houses a Romanesque cloister and the third oldest pharmacy in the world. Church of Saint Blaise Baroque Church dedicated to the city’s patron saint.

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Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary his impressive building is in the Poljana Marin Držićc. Supposedly, the original church was built with money donated by Richard the Lionhearted who survived shipwreck on his way home from the Third Crusade. The current Roman Baroque cathedral dates from the 18th Century. Church of St. Ignatius and the Jesuit College Built between 1667 and 1725 by architect Ignazzio Pozzo, and like most Jesuit churches of the period was modelled on the Gesù in Rome, the mother church of the Jesuits. Mass held in English daily at noon in the summer. Dominican Monastery This is an exceptionally valuable historic complex, which, besides its religious purpose, also represents the important artistic treasury of ancient Dubrovnik. Serbian Orthodox Church and Museum of Icons Built from 1865-1877, stands behind impressive wrought iron gates. Houses a number of icons, mainly Byzantine and Cretan. Museum next to church has extensive icon collection. Church admission: free; Museum admission 5-10 kn

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Mljet National park
Mljet National Park covers the entire north-west part of Mljet Island. It is large area that borders two salt water lakes - Veliko and Malo Jezero (Large and Small Lake). The Lakes stretch for about 4 kilometres. Right in the middle of the Large Lake there is a small island / islet Melita (Sveta Marija) with large building of former Benedictine monastery, erected there in 12th century. The monastery’s building is now café/restaurant. The small island is connected by boats that sail there from both sides of the Lake.
Information: Tourist board Mljet Zabrežje 2, 20225 Babino Polje,

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Dubrovnik Natural History Museum
Address: Androviceva 1 Phone: +385 20 324 888 E-mail address: f.cizmic@gmail.com Web site: http://www.pmd.hr

Franciscan Monastery Museum
Address: Placa 2 Phone: +385 20 321 410 E-mail address: Web site:

Synagogue and Jewish Museum
Address: Zudioska 5 Phone: +385 20 321 028 E-mail address: Web site:

Dominican Monastery Museum
Address: Sv. Domina 4 Phone: +385 20 321 423 E-mail address: Web site:

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The Rector`s Palace Museum
Address: Pred dvorom 1 Phone: +385 20 321 437 E-mail address: Web site:

The Treasury of Cathedral
Address: Kneza Damjana Jude 1 Phone: ++385 20 323 459 E-mail address: Web site:

Maritime Museum
Address: In St. John Fortress Phone: +385 20 323 904 E-mail address: Web site:

Home of Marin Drzic
Address: Široka 7 Phone: +385 20 420 490 E-mail address: Web site:

The Etnographic Museum
Address: Rupa 3 Phone: +385 1 60-52-700 E-mail address: msu@msu.hr Web site: http://www.msu.hr

Tehnical Museum
Address: Savska cesta 18 Phone: +385 20 323 013 E-mail address: Web site:

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Dubrovnik
EAT OUT
There is a wide range of restaurants in the Old Town, mostly offering a very similar menu of local seafood and some meat dishes. The cuisine may not be very imaginative, but it is usually of good quality and very fresh. Restaurants can be crudely separated into (slightly) cheaper tourist-trap places, and more expensive but first class gastronomic restaurants. There are a few pizzerias, mostly wood-fired and quite acceptable. The Kraš chocolate sold at stores is delicious. Remember that Dubrovnik, more so than the rest of Croatia, is well aware of its status as a tourist hotspot. Rents for restaurant premises are high and consequently the prices on the menus reflect this. Note that in the off peak season of November-March nearly all the top-end restaurants close, leaving only a handful of desperate tourist trap enterprises operating and still charging high prices. You can however still eat well and discounts can be negotiated.

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Dubrovnik cuisine is characteristically not very spicy and is famous for traditionalism. Many popular meals are characteristic of Dubrovnik such as zelena menestra (it is the name for many sorts of cabbages and other vegetables with meat), pasticada and the famous delicacy dubrovacka rozata. Dubrovnik fish restaurants are popular.

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Dubrovnik
SLEEP
Hostel Marker Dubrovnik-Old Town, Stradun
Marko the owner is a friendly and obliging guy with a local philosophic attitude. He also offers holiday-apartments with their own kitchen and private bathroom. €15-€40 per person.

Hostel Villa Micika, Mata Vodopica 12
Funky, clean, character rooms, dorms, big shared terrace. Free Internet with WiFi. All rooms have TV with local and international channels , A/C, and bathrooms with shower cabin and WC. €15 low season-€38 high season.

Guest House Letizia, Radnicka St, Đura Basariceka 30
Bright rooms with wooden floors, some have a private balcony. Stone barbecue on the terrace. Guests can also cook in a shared open-plan kitchen, a dining table for 6 is provided, no extra charge is levied for those services. €35-40/ room.

Fresh Sheets Hostel, Svetog Simuna 15
The only hostel inside the Old Town of Dubrovnik.

Camping Solitudo, Babin kuk
400 m walk to two beaches. 2 people in a tent: 200 kn.

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Dubrovnik Backpacker’s Club, Mostarska 2d
Awarded as best hostel in Croatia. Home turned into a backpackers hot spot.

Youth Hostel Dubrovnik, Vinka Sagrestana 3
The atmosphere leaves something to be desired, but it’s usually filled with interesting people up for a chat on the balcony. Dorm bed: €16.70.

Apartment Ramona, Ivana Mazuranica 10
The owner Miyenko is as welcoming as can be. Small kitchen, WiFi, small but neat rooms, garden terrace, amazing view. Less than 10 min walk to old town (down some stairs). €36 for double.

Green Nest Apartment, Boskoviceva 14
Nice and warm hostel located in city center.

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Dubrovnik
BARS AND PUBS
Cafe Buža, Iza Mura
The tables and chairs are set out on the side of the cliff and the beers are served in bottles and plastic cups. You can sunbathe on the rocks or do some cliff-diving but do watch for rocks below. This is lovely in the evening, when the sun is setting and you gaze over at island of Lokrum. Eclectic chilled out music plays unobtrusively in the background. There isn’t much in the way of shelter apart from some palm leaves so Buža won’t open in bad weather. Higher price range.

Casablanca
Look for flashing red and blue lights. This is an interesting, slightly bizarre bar with seating outside on the city stairs, techno music, and may have erotic dancing

D’vino Wine Bar, Palmoticeva 4a
D’Vino Wine Bar has a selection of over 100 fine domestic and imported wine available by the glass, bottle, and in tasting servings. Largest selection of wines by the glass in Dubrovnik with a very intimate, romantic atmosphere, which is a change of pace from other bars in the city.

Nonenina, Pred Dvorom 4
Chill music fills this lounge bar at night, making it a great place to unwind after a full day of sightseeing.

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Capitano, Pile
Various kinds of music from studio 54 to Croatian music. Low prices.

EastWest, Frana Supila bb
Beach club and night club. In the day you can have drinks in the lounge chairs, at night you can party in the nightclub. Amazing view, various kinds of music, popular Djs and beautiful atmosphere. Free entrance until midnight

Factory, Put Republike
Various kinds of music, many popular singers and DJs.

Klub Orlando, Branitelja Dubrovnika 41
Dingy club, predominantly metal but seems to cater for anything deemed alternative. Cheap drink prices with occassional international touring acts, definitely in the minority as a tourist here.

Latino Club Fuego, Brsalje b.b.
Usual 18-25 touristy bunch, and the music is commercial rnb, house, dance, pop and techno. Entry 40 kn per person with 1 drink included.

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Karlovac
Karlovac is a city in the northwest Croatia, 45 km southwest of Zagreb with a population of approximately 60,000. he town is located at the junction of 4 rivers is stunning. Almost everyone knows Karlovac as the city on four rivers. In fact, only three flow through the very city and the fourth, the river Dobra, is a bit on the outskirts - Dobra.

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Karlovac tourist board

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Karlovac
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The best way to get around is by bicycle. Public transport is not that good and it wont bring you to all “Must see” places. Maybe it is a good idea to rent a car or bike to explore all the nature Karlovac and region can offer. There are plenty of organized excursions to Plitvice lakes from Karlovac so you might want to search for a local agency that offers the best deal.

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Karlovac
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Historic city center of Karlovac Karlovac was built in the 16th century as an unique city core formed as a six-pointed star with a purpose of defense from the Turkish conquerors. Besides Karlovac, only two other towns in Europe have similar plans (Palmanova in Italy and Novy Zamk in Slovakia). Radic Street Today’s Radić Street is the main connection with the old city gates of the fortress, so called Turkish gates, where a sentry box is also preserved. The School of Music is founded in1804, and since then keeps forming the musicians who participate in the intensive music life of the town. Even today it is one of the most important promoters of music and cultural life in the region. Žunac Etno Gallery Placed in a wooden house, more than 200 years old, it is full of ethnological exhibits connected with folk tradition, old crafts and costumes.

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If you are going to Plitvice Lakes, you must stop in Rastoke. It is one of the most amazing places in all of Croatia.

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Old Town of Dubovac Be sure to visit the Old Town of Dubovac from 13th century where a permanent exhibition is set, and a beautiful view of the town and its surroundings spreads from the belvedere. New feature of the Old Town is the Nobility Fair Dubovac where the old crafts will be presented, old games and customs revived and dishes prepared after old recipes served. Other While you’re visiting the old part of the town, our famous Star, visit the Town Museum, the church of the Holy Trinity and the Franciscan monastery with a gallery, the Town Theatre Zorin Dom, or one of the art galleries. Mrežnica River Beautiful, young, fresh an the greenest river you have ever seen! It hides its secrets in the canyon, and it has many waterfalls and cascades where you can refresh yourself during the warmest August. Dobra River The Dobra River also has its underground current, and it flows between hills covered in green woods. After diving in Ogulin, it emerges again near the HE Gojak where, helped by the power plant, water

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becomes wild and exciting. If you want to know what is rafting really about, come on Dobra in April, when it is filled with abundant rains, and you will experience the wildest drive of your life! Korana River The Korana River springs from the Plitvice Lakes. Canyon of the river hides many cascades, and the most beautiful ones are in the upper flow of the river. After reaching Karlovac, it flows trough the city center, very mild and gentle, and many children learned to swim there, and also spent time together enjoying in various water sports. Kupa River The Kupa (Croatian) or Kolpa (Slovene) river, known in Roman times as Colapis (Latin), forms a natural border between north-west Croatia and southeast Slovenia. It is 297 kilometres long, with its border part having a length of 118 km and the rest located in Croatia. It offers many nice places for sporting activities.

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Plitvice lakes
The stunning Plitvice Lakes National Park lies in the Lika region of Croatia. The park is surrounded by the mountains Plješevica, Mala Kapela, and Medveđak, which are part of the Dinaric Alps. The 16 blue-green Plitvice Lakes, which are separated by natural dams of travertine, are situated on the Plitvice plateau. Waterfalls connect the lakes, and the tallest waterfall is Veliki Slap at 70 meters (230 feet) tall. The Plitvice lakes area boasts a large variety of interesting and colorful flora and fauna. Visitors can enjoy walking and hiking the many pathways and trails, or exploring the lakes by boat. The park itself has 3 hotels and a campsite, otherwise visitors can find accommodation at any of the number of villages and cities nearby. VISITING The Park is open daily all year round, with longer opening

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hours during summer (usually 7am to 8pm). There’s an entrance fee which acts as a contribution to the Park’s upkeep and protection: for adults it’s 80 Kunas (£9.50/€11/$15.50) in November - March; 110 Kunas (£13/€15/$21) during April to October. Children aged 7 to 18 have cheaper tickets, whilst children under the age of seven have free entrance. Groups of 15 or more people can get discounted tickets, as can university students. 4-hour guided tours in English, German French, Spanish, Italian or Croatian can also be pre-booked for 700 Kunas for a minimum of 15 people. 2-day tickets for the Park can also be purchased. There are two entrances to the Park - excitingly titled Entrance 1 and Entrance 2 - although Entrance 2 closes during winter.

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Karlovac
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Hotel Korana Srakovcic, Perivoj J. Vrbanica 8
Situated on the banks of the River Korana, offers wellness centre, town sightseeing, trips to surrounding places, Phone, Internet, sat/tv, tv, air-condition, mini-bar. Pets are allowed.

Restoran Karan, Vukamnicki Cerovac 119a
Located directly next to the main Zagreb-Split tourist route (D1), 10 km from Karlovac on the banks of the River Korana (bathing). The oldest restaurant in the area, with a tradition stretching back 40 years with a rich and varied culinary offer.

Kamp Radonja, Tusilovic 45
This auto campsite is located on the D-1 highway 13 km from the centre of Karlovac and 60 km from Plitvice Lakes. There are opportunities for fishing, walking, bathing, nature activities and playing badminton, table tennis and five-a-side football.

Tourist center Mirjana Rastoke, Donji Nikšić 101, Slunj
Hotel „Mirjana Rastoke“ provides accommodation in 30 modern rooms with free Wi-Fi internet. Each room has bathroom and a toilet, central heating, minibar and TV with cable and local stations.

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Štefanec rooms, Rastoke 9, Slunj
Their offer includes two bedrooms with two beds in each room. Both rooms are heated so you can visit us in all four seasons. Both rooms offer a view of the Slunjčica river while our terrace and balcony offer a view of the Korana river canyon.

Tourist Center Marko, Oštarski stanovi
In tourist center Marko, you will find all you need to have a thorough rest and relaxation from everyday stress

Kamp Slapic, Duga Resa
Placed on one of the cleanest and the most beautiful Croatian rivers, river Mrežnica, autocamp is about 50 km southern of Croatian capitol Zagreb. The easiest way, getting to camp is through city of Duga Resa where you turn towords Senj and after 5 km in village Belavići cross the river over the longest wooden bridge in Croatia. Nice place.

Karlovac and region offer a wide selection of private accomodation. Some houses are historical and located right next to one of the rivers. In Rastorke (Slunj) you can sleep in one of the wooden houses that are placed right on top of river Slunjčcica. You can even hear waterfalls as they run beneath you. It is one of a kind experience.

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Varaždin
Varaždin is one of the most important tourist centers of northern Croatia. The old town fortification, the central part of the town, numerous museums, galleries and collections as well as the Varaždin cemetery, protected as a horticultural monument.

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Varaždin tourist board

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Varaždin
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There is a public bus transport in Varaždin, but since Varaždin is so small, you can walk the city in less than 2 hours to explore all its sights. If you want to take a trip to nearby city Cakovec, there is a train running several times a day from main train station. Train costs around 10 kunas one way and ride takes less than 15 minutes. If you would like to visit Krapina, Ivanec or Lepoglava, you can get a bus from main bus station. Check the timetable for schedule. It is also possible to rent a bike to explore city and its surroundings.

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Varaždin
MUST SEE
Old city It is a beautiful medieval fortress. Although its construction began in the 14th century, it was greatly expanded in the 15th century when the rounded towers that typify the Gothic architecture of northern Croatia were added by the Earl of Celje. In 1925 it was turned into Gradski muzej (Town museum) which houses paintings, furniture, weapons and decorative objects important for the Varaždin’s history. In 1994, it was the first Croatian museum nominated for the European Museum of the Year Award. Gallery of Old and Contemporary Masters is hosted in the rococo-style Sermage Palace built in 1759 and donated to the museum by the City of Čakovec in 1947. The gallery’s holdings include over 3,000 pieces. Many old masters’ works served as the basis of today’s permanent collection displaying 61 paintings from the 15th to the end of the 19th century.

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Entomological Collection It is located at the early Classicist Herzer Palace in the center of the town. The first collection was established by Franjo pl. Koščec (1882-1968), the local high-school teacher and entomologist. He donated his large natural scientific collections to the City of Varaždin in 1959. His work was, in the 1962-1980 period, continued by his daughter Ružica Koščec. Since 1903 some 50,000 specimens have been collected. The collection also includes enlarged models of certain insect species. Old town Zrinski in Cakovec Old Town is the principle noble fortress of Cakovec and Medimurje, first mentioned in the 13th century. Its constructor was Dimitrije Cak, after whom Cakovec was named. The owners of the fortress, at the same time the lords of Cakovec and Međimurje, often changed. Over the centuries it was rebuilt on several occasions, especially in the period of the Zrinski and Althan families. More recently, the fortress has had many different functions, but today it stands as the central symbol of the identity and tradition of Medimurje.

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Trakoscan Castle
Trakošćan is a cultural heritage, protected historical complex that consists of the castle, households, park and forest park with a lake. The castle is one of the few surviving buildings with their own material, historically closely linked to the architectural framework and a life of its owners, the Drašković family. The oldest layer of the castle dates back to the 13th century when it was a medieval fortress. Its present appearance dates from the 19th century, when the owners restored it in the spirit of historicism. After the Second World War it was turned into a museum containing a valuable collections of paintings, furniture, weapons and other items that are constantly exposed in original space units.

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The immediate vicinity of the castle was designed as a landscape park, this area is a great promenade with numerous park facilities designed in harmonious horticultural unit. Museum is working every day of the year, and it is open for visitors from 9 to 18 in the summer period (April 1– October 31), in Winter (November 1 to March 31) is opened from 9 to 16 hours. Tel: 00385 42 796 281; e-mail: dvor@trakoscan.hr; www. trakoscan.hr

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Varaždin
MUST VISIT
Croatian Firemen’’s Museum
Address: Trenkova 44 Phone: +385 42 230 440 E-mail address: Web site:

Varaždin City Museum
Address: Strossmayerovo šetalište 7 Phone: +385 42 658 750 E-mail address: gmv@hi.t-com.hr Web site: http://www.varazdin.hr

Varaždinske Toplice Local History Museum
Address: Trg slobode 16 Phone: +385 42 633 339 E-mail address: zavicajni.muzej@vz.t-com.hr Web site:

Museum of the Medimurje Region in Cakovec
Address: Trg Republike 5, Cakovec Phone: +385 40 313 285 E-mail address: muzej-medjimurja@ck.htnet.hr Web site: www.muzej-medjimurja.hr

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Varaždin
EAT OUT
Varaždin County area has a rich gastronomic heritage and tradition, which represent the identity of this region. Autochthonous and traditional dishes are part of tourist offer. Throughout history, this part of Croatia was under great influence of Austria, Hungary and Turkey. The influence has left marks in political and social life, including cuisine. Mainland cuisine is therefore today very diverse and heterogonous. Make sure you try Medimurska gibanica - as the best cake of north Croatia. Here people eat a lot and they eat well. Traditional gastronomy is characterized by simplicity of preparation but luxury in taste. Some typical cold hors-d’oeuvres include meat from tiblica (smoked pork prepared in fat), finely cut cooked bacon, turoš cheese (a cone-shaped cheese made from cow’s milk), cottage cheese with sour cream.

Mala Hiža
RESTAURANT RECOMMENDATION
Restaurant Mala Hiža is situated in Mackovec, 4 km north of Čakovec, on the road leading to spa Sveti Martin and border crossing Mursko Središce – Lendava. The restaurant is placed in an old oak house from 1887, which the owner and his family moved from Otok Svibovski near Ivanja Reka and restored to its original beauty. The traditional gastronomy of Medimurje with the richness of dishes and tastes is the focal point of creating everyday offer, but Mr Tomasic didn`t want to stay inside the strict limits of tradition, but has an ear for modern trends and with pleasure investigates the new borders and possibilities of Meidmurje gastronomy, as well as some other region`s gastronomical choices. Altough many say it is expencive, we have to disagree by adding that you can have a real gastronomic experience from 13 euros. Food is alčways fresh, staff is friendly, and atmosphere is the best. Backpacker or high class traveller, this is a place you must visit.

www.mala-hiza.hr

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Varaždin
SLEEP
Hotel Turist, Aleja kralja Zvonimira 1, Varaždin
A 3-star hotel with 46 single rooms, 58 twin rooms and 5 suites of total capacity of some 100 beds. The suites and the rooms are equipped with a bath, TV/SAT, telephone and a mini bar.

Hotel La’Gus, Varaždinski breg bb
Nice 3-star hotel located outside Varaždin. It has 26 double rooms and 2 suites. There is a mini bar, a satellite TV set and a direct telephone line in every room, plus a small kitchen in all the suites.

Motel Garestin, Zagrebačka 34, Varaždin
New establishment within a short walk from the bus station.

Pension Maltar, Prešernova 1, Varaždin
Has 10 rooms (with 22 beds) so booking in advance is recommended

Varaždin hostel, J. Merlica b.b., Varaždin
Nice, new hostel located 10 minutes from city center and 2 minutes from main train station. Prices range from 200 kunas (1/1 room) or 149 kunas for (1/2 room)

Hotel Park, Zrinsko-frankopanska bb, Cakovec
One star hotel in Cakovec. Near city center.

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Varaždin
BARS AND PUBS
Green Pub, V. Lisinskog 3
It is a nice place with fine interior. If you want a cup of hot chocolate in various flavours or a beer and a nice calm atmosphere, this is a place to go.

SoHo, Trg Miljenka Stancica 1
Small and nice bar located near castle. It has a great terrace with a nice view. Prices are reasonable.

Sax, Stanka Vraza 15
Small but amazing caffe bar with an old Irish pub atmosphere. If you visit Varaždin, make sure you go there.

Zvonimir Rogoz, A. Cesarca 1
Located near Croatian National theater with a park view.

Rock Art, P. Preradovica 24
Nice caffe bar during day, and club at night. It is quite big so you dont have to worry about place to sit.

Mea Culpa, P. Preradovica 24
Nice and warm caffe in city center

Mabis, Pavlinska 5
Nice caffe bar during day, and club at night. It is quite big so you dont have to worry about place to sit.

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Elephant, Graberje 2
Nice jazz club. Worth a visit.

Down Town, Trg kralja Tomislava 4
Cool club, prices are reasonable.

Diana, Hotel Park Cakovec
Nice spacious night club with good R’n’B music. Entrance fee may apply.

ITINERARY

CROATIA IN 3 DAYS CROATIA IN 7 DAYS CULTURAL CROATIA

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CROATIA IN 3 DAYS
Croatia is relatively small country, and distances between major tourist destinations are not that long. If you want to visit Croatia in 3 days prepare yourself for a lot of walking. Make sure you have your spare battery for the camera as you won’t have the time to charge yours! The best way for 3 day itinerary would be to start it in Zagreb. After Zagreb take half day trip to Plitvice Lakes. After Plitvice, go to Zadar and take the rest of your day sightseeing Zadar’s major attractions. Third day go to Split where you can spend morning sightseeing. After Split, take half day trip to Trogir.

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CROATIA IN 7 DAYS
In 7 days you can really experience a lot in Croatia. You can start your trip in Zagreb, and slowly move towards the south, end up your tour in Dubrovnik. Second day you can visit Pula. While in pula you can take half day trip to Porec or Rovinj, north of Pula. You can take a half day trip to Brijuni national park. Third day go to Opatijan rivijera and spend all day in Lovran, Ika and Opatija. At night go to Rijeka for a drink or shopping. Forth go to Zadar, but on the way to Zadar make sure you stop in Nin - Croatian Royal city. After Zadar, visit Šibenik and take a trip to one of 2 National parks - Krka watterfals of Kornati Islands.

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Fifth day go to Split. There you can take a ferry to one of many islands that are reachable and close by. You could go to Korcula or Hvar - both are a great option. Sixth day go to Dubrovnik and spend all day in its core - old town. You can take a trip to Mljet ational park. On seventh day go to Zagreb, but on the way make sure you stop in Plitvicka jezera and Rastoke.

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CULTURAL CROATIA
If you are interested in history and you like to spend most of your time on vacation inside a museum, then Croatia is a place for you. It can be described as one of the best living museums where every house has its story. For a cultural tour, make sure you start your trip in Varaždin. Varaždin was once a capital of Croatia, and is most beautiful baroque city in Croatia. From Varaždin you can take a half day trip to Trakošcan castle. After Varaždin you should visit Zagreb. Zagreb as capital of Croatia is also a center of cultural events. You can either go to visit one of many museums Zagreb has to offer, or you can go to theater and enjoy selected play in Croatian National Theater.

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When you are done exploring Zagreb, you should go west to Porec, as there you will find Euphrasy’s basilica - UNESCO heritage site. After Porec, visit amphitheater in Pula. It is 6th amphiteather in the world by its size. After Pula, go to Island Krk, and explore the trail of Glagolitica. If you like small and calm places, Nin would be your next choice. Nin is located not far from Zadar, where you can continue your sightseeing. When sun sets down in Zadar, make sure you are on Riva. There you will find the most amazing sunset on the world. After Zadar, you can go south, towards Split and ex-

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plore Diocletian’s palace, the biggest ancient- roman palace on the world. Interesting fact is that people still actually live there. When you are done exploring Split, go to Dubrovnik - pearl of Mediterranean. There you will have opportunity to really feel Croatia’s glorious history.

WHAT TO EXPERIENCE

RAFTING KAYAKING MOUNTAIN CLIMBING HORSEBACK RIDING BIRD WATCHING FLYING DIVING SKIING

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RAFTING
If you want some great rafting, then remember the names of these rivers: Kupa, Dobra, Mrežnica, Korana, Una, Zrmanja and Cetina. The numerous organised rafting packages in Croatia include a guide and all the required equipment for each individual member of the team. In terms of levels of difficulty, rafting on Croatian rivers is mainly graded at level 3 and only exceptionally on stages of the rivers Dobra and Una at level 4, which requires great preparation, level of skills and fitness.
More information about rafting can be found on official website of Croatian Tourist Board www.croatia.hr

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KAYAKING
Whether it is an exciting river adventure or a more peaceful sea kayak voyage you are after, Croatia’s waters offer great potential. Despite the fact that the rivers’ water levels are more suitable for experienced kayakers in spring, whilst the summer lows are recommended for beginners, almost all the rivers offer a variety of levels of difficulty. With the Dobra, Mrežnica, Una, Kupa, and Korana in the north and the Cetina or Zrmanja in the south that sit in the middle of National Parks, a trip on a kayak offers many undiscovered sights.
More information about kayaking can be found on official website of Croatian Tourist Board www.croatia.hr

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MOUNTAIN CLIMBING
With Croatia being a mountainous country it is a rock climbers dream. Croatia can offer everything from multi-pitch traditional routes, sports climbing (single and multi-pitch) to deep water soloing (DWS) and bouldering on glorious limestone rock. Most famous points for mountain climbers in Croatia are: Paklenica, Isra (Pazin), Kvarner, Split and Omiš.

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HORSEBACK RIDING
The most famous horse riding centers in Croatia are found in Slavonia, Istria and Dalmatia. From small family farms to modern horse centers with riding schools, expert teaching and the increasingly popular therapeutic horse-riding, as well as the very famous traditional equine competition, the famous Sinj Alka, Croatia offers a lot of things for riders. In Đakovo – Slavonia you can discover the state horse farm, which has the well-known Lipizzaner horses that have been bred here since the 13th century.

More information about horseback riding can be found on official website of Croatian Tourist Board www.croatia.hr

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BIRD WATCHING
Croatia as a tourist destination is well known for its coastal summer holiday resorts, with many popular attractions such as visits to historical and cultural sites, boating, diving or just relaxing, but many of these resorts are also close to a number of excellent bird watching areas. Great areas for Bird watching are River Drava, Mura, Dunav and Sava. Area around Legrad if famous by its nature diversity and is popularly called the Croatian Amazon.

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FLYING
Meeting in clubs and private flying schools, Croatian flyers and paragliders offer organised tours and international competitions. You can fly in a balloon from Medvednica towards Hrvatsko zagorje, Samoborsko gorje and Žumberak all the way towards Slavonia. The peaks of Ucka and Ćićarija in Istria, Gorski Kotar, Velebit, Mosor and the mountains of Dalmatia’s hinterland are also suitable for paragliding, as are southern destinations such as Biokovo, Rilic and the peaks on the islands of Krk, Brac and Hvar.

More information about flying can be found on official website of Croatian Tourist Board www.croatia.hr

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DIVING
The developed relief of the underwater world that is around 50 metres deep in the north reaches to around 250m near Palagruža, and not far from Jabuka it reaches depths of around 1300m. Experienced divers in search of attractions like attractive endemic flora and fauna species of the Adriatic or sunken Roman galleons and naval ships can go on organised tours. Beginners are offered the possibility to go on a variety of professional courses and diving schools.

More information about diving can be found on official website of Croatian Tourist Board www.croatia.hr

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SKIING
Unbelievable but true – it really is possible to ski in Croatia! Immediately in the hinterland of Rijeka there is the snowy destination of Platak, and somewhat further away there is the Croatian Olympic centre of Bjelolasica at a height of 620 m. In the vicinity of the metropolis, skiing is offered on the slopes of Medvednica on the recently renovated new pistes that have the highest peak of Sljeme. Since 2005, it has been even better looked after due to the famous international Snow Queen Trophy competition which got its name from our globally famous skiing queen, Janica Kostelić.
More information about skiing can be found on official website of Croatian Tourist Board www.croatia.hr

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PUBLISHER Association for the promotion of tourist destinations, product and services Travnik 14, 40000 Cakovec, Croatia contact. info@uzaphr.org titile: Backpackers guide through Croatia editor-in-chief: Saša Vugrinec design&pholitography: Saša Vugrinec marketing: Simona Horvat maps: Google maps
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date published: june 2012 ISBN 978-953-57237-0-7

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