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Museum of Broken Relationships tops the TripAdvisor list!

According to TripAdvisor, the world's most famous travel website, the Museum of Broken Relationships has earned the top spot on the list of Zagreb's must-see sights.

Karlovac wins Green capital of Croatia Award

The City of Karlovac in central Croatia has been given the title of the "Green capital of Croatia" in the Natural Paradise category at the Swiss Tourism Awards, announced the City of Karlovac on Wednesday.
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Lonely Planet names Tisno as European festival capital

The largest travel guide book in the world, Lonely Planet, has put the Garden Festival held in Tisno on the Croatian Adriatic island of Murter in second place on the list of places to go for a quick getaways.
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Pula to be festival central

A team of Croatians in collaboration with British promoters and concert organisers, including those involved in the famous Glastonbury music festival, are organising four summer festivals in the Croatian town of Pula on the Adriatic coast.

Project linking historical heritage of Vinkovci and Orasje completed

A news conference was held in the eastern Croatian town of Vinkovci on Friday to mark the completion of an EU-financed project integrating historical heritage in the tourism services of Vinkovci and Orasje, a town in neighbouring Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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Off Track Planet recommends Zagreb as one of top ten backpacking destinations

Croatia’s capital Zagreb has been recommended by the Off Track Planet as one of the top ten backpacking destinations for 2012. The online travel guide for independent youth travellers compiled a list of worthy backpacking destinations around the world so their readers can "figure out where to best enjoy the impending apocalypse".
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The Anniversary of the Peasants’ Revolt: Gornja Stubica

The event presents a peasant and a revolutionary Matija Gubec urging the peasants into revolt and portrays the final battle (cannons, rifles, legendary peasants’ weapons, archers, the gentry and peasant armies) with the participation of over 100 extras and 150 members of various associations. 

The Garden Festival Croatia announces new location – The Garden Tisno

The Garden Festival Croatia has announced a new location for its 2012 summer music festival in Croatia. After six great years in Petrcane, the festival is moving to Tisno, a charming picture-perfect town on the Dalmatian coast. 
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Croatian tourism to be promoted at 46 exhibitions in 2012

The Croatian National Tourist Board will take part in 46 travel exhibitions and shows this year, the organisation announced on its website. Most of the exhibitions where Croatia will promote its tourism offer will be held in the first quarter of this year, a total of 33. Croatia will be promoted under the slogan “The Mediterranean As It Once Was". 

Headwater introduces new cycling tour to Croatia for 2012

Headwater, one of the UK leading activity holidays specialists, has added new cycling tour to Croatia to its walking and cycling collection in the coming year. Coastal Croatia Cycling is the new 8-day cycling holiday which will explore the varied trails of Istria’s western coast.
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Croatia included in "1,000 Places To See Before You Die"

Croatia has been included in the new edition of "1,000 Places To See Before You Die", the world’s bestselling travel book by Patricia Schultz. The New York Times bestseller was first published in 2003 and reinvented the idea of travel book as both practical guide and wish list. As Newsweek wrote, the book "tells you what’s beautiful, what’s fun and what’s just unforgettable – everywhere on earth."

The Independent invites to Zadar

Famous British weekley The Independent gives an inviting story on Zadar, written by Oliver Bennet, who visited this ancient Croatian city last week.

Advanced course on the restoration and conservation of underwater archaeological finds

The International Centre on Underwater Archaeology (ICUA) is organising a 3-month advanced training course on the restoration and conservation of underwater archaeological finds, due to take place in Zadar, Croatia, from 26th September to 24th December. The course is organised with the support of the UNESCO Office in Venice.
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New phone application gives insider tips on best of Croatia

Android smartphone users will now have Croatia's 100 greatest attractions at their fingertips thanks to a new, free application.
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Trilj hosts Ancient Rome football games

Ancient Roman football games with players kitted out in authentic period costume have been organised for 29 May Trilj, inland Dalmatia as part of celebrations for the 800th anniversary of the town.

The´'Sveta Helena´ International Tournament of Knights

Brave knights struggle for your attention. Their combat is just a part of the games they stage, so you need not worry about somebody getting hurt. However, they still manage to evoke the ambiance of medieval tournaments of knights.

Nobility Fair

For two weeks every year the small town of Dubovac returns to the Middle Ages. Celebrating the long and interesting history of the town which has lived a vibrant trading life long before Karlovac was established, the people of the area organize a Great fair.

The Wheel Dance of Brod

Slavonski Brod is renowned for its traditional events, the most famous among them being the Wheel Dance of Brod. The townsfolk used to gather in the main town square to celebrate St. Stephen’s Day and dance the great wheel dance of Brod, a wheel dance often involving hundreds of joined hands of resplendently dressed girls and boys.

Vis listed among top 10 little-known dream islands

The southern Croatian island of Vis was listed among the top ten little-known dream islands, Yahoo Travel reported earlier this week.

Hvar Summer Events

The town of Hvar is proud of its art heritage. The picturesque ambience of this island town with a millennium-long history and rich culture has a special charm to which all artists gladly respond.

Eco & Ethno Fair

The small town of Skradin, a distinctive and romantic Dalmatian town where people are open and friendly, is situated at the point where the Krka River joins the Adriatic Sea.
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Zagreb Time Machine

As soon as the April sun finds its way through the remnants of winter clouds, the streets of Zagreb become the venue for a whole array of happenings which last until the autumn chills start, and which take us back through the history of the city.

The Day of the Center of the World

The Centre of the World - according to ancient legend, it was in Ludbreg that the circles of the Earth were thought up and drawn. All the larger European metropolises are found on the circumferences of the circles, and it is in Ludbreg that the four elements - earth, water, fire and air - meet. As an added 'bonus ' , the people of Ludbreg, being excellent grape-growers, offer another feature - the sparkling wine of Ludbreg...
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Zagreb to host Irish week

On the occasion of St. Patrick's Day, the city of Zagreb will host Irish week from 11 to 17 March. The program will start with a dance show at Cvjetni square with traditional Irish music and beer.

Regatta to promote archipelago revitalization

The "Rota Palagruzona 2010" regatta, a cultural and sailing event, will be held from 20 to 25 June in the southern Adriatic.

Island products promoted at BioFach

'Croatian Island Product', a project that promotes and protects original products from Croatian islands, will be presented at BioFach, a world organic trade fair in Nuremberg, Germany that is being held from 17 to 20 February.
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Croatian Heritage Foundation publishes Almanac 2010

The Croatian Heritage Foundation has recently published its Almanac for 2010 with summaries in English and Spanish.
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Zagreb Card launched and new tourist center at Zagreb airport

Zagreb tourist chiefs have launched a new card for tourists offering unlimited travel on public transport and discounts at tourist sites.

Dubrovnik among most attractive destinations

In a story headlined ´20 Perfect Getaways for Valentin's Day´, the renowned British newspaper The Guardian and its Internet portal describe Dubrovnik as one of the world's most attractive destinations for a romantic weekend on Valentine's Day.

Jiri Menzel will promote Croatian tourism

Well-known Czech film director Jiri Menzel will make advertising video spots for the Croatian Tourist Board for the Czech market.

Fantasyland to be open in Samobor

The Samobor firm Fantazija vodeni park (fantasy – aqua park) has acquired from the city of Samobor a licence for aqua park Fantasyland Schmidhen.

Croatian tourism to be promoted in Spain

Dubrovnik and Zagreb will present tourism offers at SITC 2009 (Salón Internacional del Turismo de Catalunya) International Tourism Fair. It will take place from 16 to 19 April in Barcelona.