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Istria Travel Guide & The Best Places to Visit in Istria

View on the old town Rovinj

Whenever someone is asking me about my favourite region of Croatia, my immediate answer is – Istria. With its numerous cute little towns, interesting history, delicious food and many exciting things to do, it’s one of the best places to visit in Croatia. I’m spending at least a week each summer there for the last ten years, so here is my travel guide with things to do and the best places to visit in Istria. Istria Travel Guide Where is Istria & How to get there? Istria is located at the westernmost part of Croatia, very close to the border…

How to spend the perfect weekend in Dubrovnik

View on the old town Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik is probably one of the most famous places in Croatia. With its monumental city walls, picturesque stone houses and a historic old town, it’s not by surprise it’s getting so many visitors each year. I’ve spent a weekend in Dubrovnik last April and here is my itinerary for a stay in this city filled with art, history and some fun things to do. Weekend in Dubrovnik Dubrovnik is quite small, so spending a weekend there is just about enough time to explore this beautiful Croatian town. Filled with a unique and exciting history and being home to some great…

Day Trip to Brijuni Islands

Sculpture of the lady on Brijuni Islands

Although I’m spending a couple of weeks each summer in Istria, I haven’t visited Brijuni islands before. But, after I’ve taken a day trip to Brijuni Islands this year, I think there won’t be summer without it. Here is a blog post with all the info you need to know before your visit to that gorgeous Croatian archipelago. How to get to Brijuni Islands Brijuni Islands are Croatian National Park, and a limited number of ships are allowed to get there each day. Although you’re going to see many smaller touristic boats offering a trip to Brijuni Islands, the truth…

Journey Through History on Batana Boat in Rovinj

People in Batana boat with the city of Rovinj in a background

‘Rovinj changed so much since I was a little boy’, said an old fisherman who was rowing our boat. ‘But one thing hasn’t. We still row our batanas…’ What’s the story behind that small boat batana you can see everywhere in Rovinj? Well, it’s a story about the city, its people and a symbol of change. Rovinj and its batana Rovinj, one of the most beautiful cities in Croatia (and one of my favourite) has such a fascinating history. It was founded as a small town located at the island for the protection from numerous enemies that were attacking the…

What to do & visit in Croatia – Your Ultimate Croatia Travel Guide

View at Church of St. Euphemia in Rovinj

Although tourism was significant in Croatia ever since I could remember, it looks like in the last few years everyone wants to visit it. I’m being asked quite often from my friends and colleagues where to go and how to plan a trip to Croatia. That’s why I’ve decided to create this ultimate Croatia travel guide that will help you in planning your visit. These are some tips I’m usually sharing with my friends before their trip. So, here’s everything you need: from where to go, the best time to visit, food to eat to some other useful tips for…

Hotel Panorama – Hotel with the best view in Zagreb

Bottom perspective view on Hotel Panorama in Zagreb

It’s always a bit weird to look for a hotel in your home town (well, a home town in which you don’t live any more). You don’t really feel like a tourist, but don’t feel like a local any more either. However, I decided to took it as my advantage, use my knowledge as a local and each time I’m in Zagreb, stay in some of the city’s iconic hotels. Of course, by enjoying as a tourist!

Zagreb like a local: Ultimate City Guide

View on Zagreb Cathedral

I’ve always found a bit hard to write about the city where I was born and grew up – Zagreb. That’s why I was always postponing this blog post.

However, things changed lately, and I’m in Zagreb maybe twice per year. But, like a visitor now. That’s why I’m starting to see it from a different side of view. I’m more and more a guest in it.

A quick guide to Varaždin

Varaždin old town fortress

Croatia is well known for its Adriatic coastline, but its inland is definitely worth visiting, as well. That’s why I decided to compile a series of posts dedicated to not-so-well-known places there, but absolute musts if you are planning to spend more days in this beautiful country. We will start with the baroque pearl of North Croatia – Varaždin. A quick guide to Varaždin Varaždin is one of those towns which charm you can feel instantly. It is full of charming small streets, beautiful mansions, picturesque churches and friendly people. Once it was the capital of Croatia, but it lost…