nedjelja, 5. kolovoza 2012.

NP Mljet, Croatia

National Park Mljet


National Park Mljet is located on the western part of the island. Mljet was declared to be a national park in 1960. It covers approximately one third of the island, and it is situated in the territory of ‘’Crna klada’’ to ‘’Goli’’ cape. Mljet or popularly called a green island is very famous for his lush vegetation, whose forests cover more than 90% of the island. Like many Adriatic islands, Mljet has numerous bays, islets and islands. One of the particularities of this beautiful national park are its two lakes Big and Small Lake, which are connected to the sea by channels. This phenomenon is recognized around the world is one of the biggest reasons of why Mljet was declared to be a national park, of course, among all the other beauties.

Mljet lakes


Big Lake is connecting to the sea nearby Soline, with a channel on the place called a great bridge. A large bridge was narrow in the past, which allowed easier entering of strong sea currents. At this point the Benedictines built a mill that was used for the production of salt, so that is the reason why nearby town got his name Soline. Great bridge was demolished in 1958, so Josip Broz Tito could enter the lake with his yacht.

Untouched nature and perfectly clean air attracts tourist from all over the world as the locals to spend a day picnic on Mljet. Considering that Mljet belongs to the Dubrovnik archipelago, it is very easy to reach Mljet by one-hour boat ride from main harbor in Gruž. Boat will take you to the settlement called Sobra, but in season you can even take a hydrofoil which will take you to Polače, where from you are taking a minibus that leads you straight to National park Mljet. I believe it is a good recommendation for a tourist to take a bike and go on a tour around the park, take a few good shoots for a lifetime memory.

Besides the lakes, which we have mentioned earlier in text, we also need to write a few things about the tiny islets St. Mary, situated in the middle of the Great Lake. You can see there a Benedictine monastery, which dates from 12th century and if you want to visit a small island, it is possible with a small boat that rides straight to the St Mary Island.

Mljet tourist places

Polace belongs to the national park and is very well known because of a great historical and cultural value in this area. Her Roman Palace is the third best preserved monument of Roman culture in the Adriatic. In addition to the palace there are also early Christian basilica, which fit very nicely in the bay, protected by a strong winds.  
The island of Mljet was known in prehistoric times. Mentioned by Greek sailors in their writings, and in 1st. century was inhabited by the Illyrians. Settling the Mljet began most likely because of its large amounts of drinking water and its beautiful and sheltered bay which is concealed by many small islands. Entire area of Mljet was inhabited in past. A rich inheritance left by our ancestors, build so remarkably, even now we can just admire to its perfectionism.

Mljet is famous for its legends:

Given that the island of Mljet has numerous caves which have great similarities to caves mentioned in the stories of Odysseus and Calypso’s meeting. At the entrance of the cave there is a rock caring a name Ogiranj, which represents a great danger to the sailors, especially during high tide, because it completely covers the sea. There is a strong possibility that Homer‘s Ogigija was from this place as Malta was mentioned in the story. For those who do not know, Mljet was called de Malta in ancient times.
The vineyards from the story of Odysseus are located just nearby the cave.
These are just some of the natural and cultural beauties of National park Mljet. See our short video clip, and experience this story through beautiful images and understand why Mljet Croatians are proud to have Mljet. For those who choose to spend their holidays in Dubrovnik, certainly suggest spending one day of holiday’s right here on the island of Mljet

Look at our site and find yourself accommodation that will suit you best.

petak, 3. kolovoza 2012.

National park Kornati, Croatia

National park Kornati – Nautical paradise



Nautical tourism on Kornati:

Beautiful Kornati Islands are situated in the central of the Adriatic, stretching along with many Zadar and Šibenik’s islands which make a stunning picture of unspeakable beauty. National park Kornati consists of 89 islands, islets and rocks, and cover 220 km of mostly sea, which makes Kornati islands a real sailing paradise. National Park Kornati is definitely most indented area in Adriatic and occupy 12 % area of the islands in the Adriatic. National park Kornati are divided into two groups, the Upper and Lower Kornati.  The largest islands are Island Kornat and Island Žut, which count 70% total area of this archipelago.
We will mention some of the most popular parts of the park land, we advise you to take time and start touring. 

The crowns are definitely the most famous geological trace changes in this area. Vertical cliffs are the most interesting phenomenon on the islands. The longest crown is on the island of Mana, and the highest one is Klobucak. Some very interesting pieces live on the top of the crowns, such as peregrine falcons and common swift. It is not allowed to climb the crowns.

Besides the land crowns, also very interesting are the ones find in the sea. Diving in this area is allowed only in organized diving groups. So if you want to dive in this area please contact one of the local diving centers. You can choose between 7 zones which are envisaged for visiting divers. Each undersea crown bears its own uniqueness, so I do believe that you can safely leave the recommendation to the experienced divers from this area.  

Magazinova skrila  is a very special kind of soil, called the landslide, where the limestone most likely in a earthquake, slid on the similar background. If you want to visit ’Magazinova skrila’, you will be entering a private property so we need to inform you to be a little more careful not to disturb the sheep’s or picking fruit from the owners land. 

Diving on Kornati:

Besides the all mentioned beauties, certainly we must not forget the Viewpoints. There are many famous points but we will mention only some: Otocevac, Ravni zakan, Opat. Each Viewpoint offers a unique experience and above all a great excitement. We will point out Metlina on the island of Kornat because of its impressive height and peak which is harder to reach.
Besides the geological beauty of this region, we must count and those left behind in the heritage by our ancestors. Among them we definitely need to mention Illyrian ruins. First confirmed settlements are dating from Illyrian time. You can see a multitude of small dwellings, either individually or in groups, testifying to a larger population in this part of history.
Fort Turata dates from the Byzantine time. It is considered to be built in 6th ct. and it had a military role in this part of the ancient world.

Also very interesting are Three-nave Basilica and the Church of Our Lady of Tarca. Basilica also dates from the Byzantine era and is located below the fort Turada. Because of its size it is considered that in this period many people lived in the archipelago. Church of Our Lady of Tarca is a very modest building that was built on the ruins of older remains of the church. It is not entirely familiar when it has been built, but what is interesting for tourist, is that every first Sunday in July you can hear a Mass.
Apart from the above mentioned remains of our ancestors, you must visit Solana dating from the middle Ages and the Venetian castle which was used for collecting the taxes.

In addition to these natural beauties and the remains of ancient civilizations, I am sure your holidays on Kornati would not be complete without having a cruise between the islands of Korati. Known as the yachting paradise with the multitude of islands it will make this adventure unforgettable.  For the cruise it is enough just to buy a ticket to the Kornati Islands.
After enjoying the natural beauties, driving or diving you will be hungry, so enjoy a wide choice of restaurants and cafes offering local specialties. You can spend the night in one of the 20 bays, planed just for this purposes. Camping is not allowed but you can rent a cottage on the island or a room, or just find a place in a nearby town. 
You can find a various accommodation on, offering villas, apartments or rooms depends on what suits you best.

During the walk you can see ships-stores circulating around the islands, certainly if you want a little snack this is the ideal option. The park is open for the visitors throughout the entire year, and information, tickets and similar you can get on reception of the National Park Kornati.
Spend at least one day of your holidays in National park Kornati and see another peculiarity that beautiful Croatian coastline offer.

petak, 27. srpnja 2012.

NP Plitvice lakes tourist information

NP Plitvice lakes tourist information

Location and weather conditions:

Plitvice National Park is located somewhere in between of Zagreb and Adriatic sea, Croatia, 60 km away from the coastal town Senj, while closer airport locations are in Zagreb, Zadar and Rijeka. There are direct bus lines that visitors can easily reach and visit Plitvice lakes. The greatest rainfall usually falls in the autumn and spring. In January the average temperature counts 2 degrees. We recommend to visit Plitvice lakes in summer when temperature grows up to pleasant 17 degrees. Water temperatures are very different, for example spring temperature is less than 10 degrees while the temperature in lakes grows up to 20 degrees.
Plitvice Lakes were declared as a national park in 1949.
Plitvice Lakes are the most visited national park in Croatia.  They are the only Croatian natural heritage that  was included into the UNESCO's World Heritage list. According to the mapping findings Plitvice were mentioned in the 17th century, but trough the history many written elements have been lost. In the earlier period, Plitvice have been visited by the passersby or those who were looking for the adventure. Due to the close border of the Ottoman Empire, and wild nature Plitvice area were called Devil's garden. Many years before Plitvice lakes were declared to be a National Park, they have been a subject of many research. There are many written stories about its wide range of value. In addition to the unique beauty of distinctive waterfalls and the world-famous 16 lakes, National park Plitvice lakes are offering various forms of geomorphological, beautiful forests, flora and fauna and a rich cultural heritage of the oldest national park in Croatia.
After the reached truce on the borders of Austria and Turkey in 1861, starts the construction of the first building that was called the Travel house. The house was very small, at the beginig it had just 3 bedrooms but as the demands increased in the Plitvice lakes, it was more extended especially in the year 1888. That year is very special for Plitvice history because of its very famous visit by princess Stephanie.  Two years later we have written stories about excellent food and drinks at Plitvice lakes but first restaurants begin to exist in the late 19th century. 
First bigger hotel overlooking the Kozjak lake has been built in 1894 and it was offering 28 rooms, with additional service of 2 boats that offers a ride on the Kozjak lake. 
After many research, especially from dr. Pevalek who wrote many essays about travertine and lake phenomenon, grows the awareness of Plitvice phenomenon is unique in the world and that should be protected. Between the two world wars, tourism has not reached a higher development, but however, after declaring the Plitvice Lakes National Park in 1949 a big number of tourists are coming to visit Plitvice, and it begins with the planned construction of paths, bridges and residential buildings in order to be able to accept visitors in large numbers. Planned construction is very important for the national parks in order not to harm the exceptional beauty of the environment. Particularly interesting is the object of 99 built for Josip Broz Tito and his visit to the National Park.
After listing the National Park Plitvice lakes in UNESCO World Heritage List, 1979, it has been registered increasing number of visitor, tourism got its new face, new capacities are being built to accommodate a large number of tourist from all over the world. 
Besides a tourist who desires a peaceful holidays,  Plitvice lakes are also visited by many poets who needs inspiration, scientists, and especially big fans of nature. After the war, Plitvice were closed to the visitors due to the large destruction of its infrastructure, however in the year 2006 a big number of tourists are coming to visits Plitvice lakes. National park Plitvice lakes has 900 000 visit per year. Today's visit to Plitvice Lakes offers many programs for visitors, you can choose Plitvice exploring by walks, panoramic electric boat or train. You can experience the beauty of his lake by rowing and visit the heights or admire the view planning.

Accommodation in National park Plitvice:

If you decide to stay on Plitvice lakes few days, we advise modernly equipped hotels:
Hotel Jezero, Plitvice Hotel, Bellevue Hotel,  and the Hotel Grabovac. Plitvice offers also kamp Korana located above Korana river canyon. If you are interested just in a one day visit to Plitvice, you can stay in a nearby cities. Choose perfect apartment for yourself in
As for the gastronomy that National park Plitvice offers, you can enjoy many buffet's, coffee bars and restaurant Poljana. In the southern part you can find restaurant Borje which offers beautiful location and top offer of gastronomic specialties. If you're interested in traditional cuisine then you must visit restaurant Licka house, which offers the widest variety of local dishes.
Besides the recreative holidays we need to recommend a congress tourism as well. Plitvice lake offers a congress halls and conference rooms for those tourist who wish to combine work and pleasure. Hotel Jezero offers congress hall and 4 conference rooms with all additional audio equipment.
Spend at least one day of your holidays right here in the stunning surroundings and experience the primeval beauty of life on Earth.

ponedjeljak, 23. srpnja 2012.

National park Krka - Croatia

National park Krka – Pure nature

National park Krka was declared to be a national park in 1985. It is named after the river Krka and situated 10 km distance from Šibenik. It is known for its lakes and waterfalls of exquisite beauty. You can visit Krka trough entire year period and you can choose your own style of sightseeing. Certainly one of the most interesting way of exploring are a boat excursions. Visit the Monastery Krka, forts Nečven and Troselj, Roski fall and many more interesting things which beautiful Krka offers. Beside the boat ride, you can visit National park Krka by easy walk trough the little paths and experience the magic of natural vegetation, breath deeply, recharge your batteries for coming back in city crowd. There are five entrances to the park and working hours are posted at the entrance.

Its territory stretches in about 109 km2 of Krka river and lower part of Cikola river. Known for its cascading waterfalls, the global phenomenon of exceptional beauty. Most popular parts of the national park are Skradin and Rozanski waterfall. These are two beautiful waterfalls that attract lovers of nature and natural beauty from all around the world. Skradinski buk is certainly the most visited waterfall of the river Krka. Pours over 17 steps, 800 meters long, you have several viewpoints where from you can admire the unique landscape of the heavenly beauty. Magical paths and wooden bridges will remain engraved to your memory for life. Roski waterfall cascading down, like a necklace as it is popularly called among local population and in the middle you can see small islets with exceptional beauty. Its beauty lies in the distinctive and rich vegetation and is habitat for many plants and animal species. Besides the seven beautiful waterfalls, we advise you to visit ethnic villages, which will introduce you closely to the traditions of this Croatian region. Reconstructed water-mill, weaving, preparing food, all presented in the way that visitors can experience the spirit of time.

Small island of Visovac – untouched pearl 

Within the park you can find the remains of numerous forts, churches, of which we definitely recommend visiting the island Visovac, where you can see Franciscan monastery with a rich national treasury. According to the legend, the Franciscans built the monastery in the 15th century, later demolished and rebuilt again in the 18th century. Monastery is famous for its well-preserved artefacts and the library. Coming to the island of Visovac you can easily imagine how do the place of the fairy tales look like.
Krka National Park is proud of its membership in EUROPAC federation that counts more than 430 members in 35 countries. It's main role is to preserve European natural and cultural heritage. This membership provides easier managing of protected areas and conservation of natural wealth.

Accommodation near NP Krka

If you want to find accommodation near the National Park Krka, then we advise the city Skradin, or slightly farther away Sibenik. We also advise all tourists on holidays in Sibenik to join an organized tour and visit the beautiful National park Krka.
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Besides the natural beauties national park Krka has, we must mention some of the cultural curiosities. Among other we need to mention Burnum, only remaining Roman military amphitheater in Croatia, recently very popular for its ''Burnumske ide''. Burnumske ide will be held on 13th of August, so we advice you as a tourist to enjoy the play which in rather interesting way shows how did the Roman emperor lived, gladiators struggled with various jugglers and dancers to fullfill your experience. Burnum amphitheater belongs to the National park Krka, but visiting the amphitheatre will not be charged to the ticket of entrance, it is totally free so i believe this would gather even more visitor to this enjoyable show.

An old legend says that stars swim in the river of Krka, in the place where sun emerge, and shining moon dance on the loving waves in the golden twilight.
Visit Krka national park and fall in love with the virgin nature.

petak, 20. srpnja 2012.

National park Brioni - Croatia

Islands of Brioni – Heaven on Earth


Islands are located in the northern part od Adriatic sea . They consist of 2 large islands, Large and Small Brioni and several smaller islands. The total area of islands counts 44 km2. In 1983 islands were declared as national park because of its peculiar beauty.

Brioni Islands magnificant mixture of culture and nature, in one place. The climate is mild Mediterranean, with many beautiful bays makes the perfect combination for man from the old times. Small islands, counting more than 100 archaeological sites, some of those date back from the Neolithic period. They were popular as health resorts and their presidence residency, which was visited by statesmen from many countries around the world.

Island keep secrets five thousand years old, many legends and stories of which one is best known and it is that angels gathered the remains of heaven and protect them by the sea waves. The perfect harmony of nature, flora and fauna make this island a genuine paradise on earth. It is surrounded by turquoise sea, green island is streaked with numerous hills, meadows and valleys.
Brioni islands certainly are one of the most beautiful place in Croatia. In addition to the classical vision of holidays, many tourists are visiting Brioni in the form of scientific tourism, to see paleontology remains of dinosaurus movement.

Tourism on Brioni:

Perfect place for a tourist who wish to experience a dream holidays
Islands are considered as one of the most attractive congress destination, given the long tradition of organizing numerous national and international conferences.
Given the perfect conditions, tranquility and peace, hotels and villas on the coast, will provide a great place for a creative holiday.
For accommodation in Croatia visit:

Hotels in Brioni are: 

Karmen and Istra-Neptum (congress hall Katrum counts 300 seats and two smaller conference halls Verige and Gradina).
Besides working atmosphere that conference halls provides, you can relax yourself on many cocktails parties, dinners, disco or live music, exhibitions, etc.
Addition to the above mentioned we advice any tourist who came to visit island of Brioni to take a organized guided tour and learn more about this islands.
Yes i do day in Brioni

For those who are inloved and can not deside where to say their weeding vows, magic churc of St. Germains offers romantic atmosfere with the sounds of violine. Escape from everyday routine, and make memories that for a lifetime. Your perfect day will surely stay in unforgettable memories.
Take Tito's cadillac and photograph magical Mediterranean countryside. On meadows beside deer and mouflon which are authentic animals, safari park offers a magnificant scenery, Indian elephants Sony and Lanka, zebras, Somali sheeps, antelopes, and Indian cattles walking around and leaving you speechless. 
Sports activities on the islands are offering more and more every day. Brioni is currently offering to its visitors a multitude of outdoor sports including golf, tennis, archery, cycling and electric cars.

Monumental monuments recommendations to every tourist on holidays in Brioni:
1.       Roman castle with spa
2.       Temple of Venus
3.       Castrum of Byzante
4.       Basilica of St. Mary
5.       Church of St. Germains

History of Brioni islands:

If you go far in the history of Brioni, you will find that it started to develop in Bronze Age by their inhabitants. Many ruled in Brioni starting from the Romans, over Byzantines, Venetians, Hungarians and at the end wealthy industrialist bought Brioni in 19th century and made them a modern resort. Because of its impact Islands became part of the aristocratic world. A numerous scientists, industrialists and wealthy elites were visiting Brioni at that time.  Among the famous visitors certainly have to mention Emperor William II, who came to Brijuni 6 times and the Austro-Hungarian ruler Franz Ferdinand. Josip Broz Tito came to Brioni in 1947, after this visit Brioni are staring to be his residence. Among the famous personalities who were invited by Tito, we must mention Sofira Loren, Elizabeth Taylor and Josephine Baker.

We tried to bring you a little peculiarity of this island, however we advise you to come and experience Brioni on your own way. Have you dream holidays just here.

četvrtak, 19. srpnja 2012.

National park Plitvice lakes, Croatia (Video)

Plitvice Lakes National Park is the oldest Croatian national park.
Known for its spectacular limestone waterfalls that create clear lakes in the biodynamic process of constant creation and growth barriers. As a result of this process created a series of 16 cascading lakes large and several smaller ones, which are the most picturesque part of the park.

The park even has registered 1267 different plant species, among which 50 species of orchids, 321 species of butterflies, 157 species of birds, 20 species of bats ... The rich fauna of the special position occupied by Europe's largest carnivore: the brown bear, wolf and lynx. Due to the uniqueness, natural beauty and value of the National Park Plitvice Lakes is a UNESCO 1979th was put on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

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