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Veliki Tabor Castle: Medieval Fort you shouldn’t miss while in Croatia

Veliki Tabor Castle

Veliki Tabor Castle is one of the best-preserved and most beautiful medieval fortresses in Croatia. It’s located in the Hrvatsko zagorje region, known for numerous beautiful historical castles. It was thoroughly restored a few years ago, so now it shines with a new light. Here is an overview of Veliki Tabor Castle’s history, legends and things you shouldn’t miss while visiting that fantastic place.

Zagreb City Guide: Tips from a Local

Zagreb in Croatia

Zagreb is my home town, and after living abroad for seven years, I’m back in Zagreb since last summer. It’s much smaller than some other European capitals, like Paris, London or Rome. But, with just around 800,000 inhabitants, it’s small enough to be very liveable, and big enough to feel like a large city. Here is my Zagreb City Guide with some of my favourite places and tips for visiting Zagreb like a local.

Rovinj Travel Guide: What to see & do in Rovinj (Croatia)

View from the sea to Rovinj in Istria

Rovinj is, without a doubt, one of the most gorgeous towns in Croatia. It has everything you need for that perfect summer vacation: old medieval town centre, many great restaurants and some amazing beaches. It’s located in the Croatian region of Istria, well known for its wines, olive oil and beautiful nature. After spending each summer there for the last ten years, I thought it’s finally time to share this Rovinj Travel Guide with you. It’s filled with some tips on what to see and do in Rovinj.

Weekend Guide: Two days in Dubrovnik

View on the old town Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik is probably one of the most famous places in Croatia. With its massive city walls, picturesque stone houses and historic old town, it comes with no surprise it’s getting so many visitors each year. To help you get the best of it, here is the Culture Tourist Dubrovnik weekend guide for a perfect two days in Dubrovnik. You’ll find here the full Dubrovnik itinerary for a stay in this city filled with art and history, together with some fun things to do.

Rijeka City Guide: A walk through the historical centre of Rijeka

Rijeka City Guide

Situated in the northern part of the Croatian coastline, Rijeka is the third-largest city in the country. In Croatian, Rijeka literally means river. Because of the river Rječina, its location next to the coastline, and lots of rain it’s popularly called ‘the City that Flows’ among the locals. Despite that, it actually has a lovely Mediterranean climate. The city is multicultural and multiethnic, very rich in history and culture and a charming town to visit while in Croatia. With the help of this Rijeka City Guide, you can take a walk through the historic centre of Rijeka and explore some of its beautiful buildings, monuments and fascinating history.

Colourful history of Istria: Medieval frescoes in Istria

Istrian frescoes in Beram

Istria is famous for its Roman heritage, numerous charming little towns, truffles and delicious wines. However, the largest Croatian peninsula is also home to some fantastic medieval wall paintings. Frescoes in Istria have fascinating history, many different subjects and they can be found at the most unusual hidden places.
Exploring them feels like being on a memorable trip back to history. And all of that while taking the unbeaten paths, strolling through old cobbled streets and meeting locals living there.

Weekend in Istria at Al Fresco mobile homes

View on Fazana from Bi Village campsite

Istria is my favourite region in Croatia, and I love spending my summer holidays there. It has a perfect combination of lovely beaches, beautiful nature, friendly people, and so many amazing cultural sights. A few days ago I visited Bi Village holiday centre in Fažana with my family. And we had a perfect weekend in Istria at one of the Al Fresco mobile homes there.

Best places to visit in Croatia (recommended by a local resident)

View on the old town Dubrovnik

It’s no secret Croatia is home to some beautiful nature, pristine beaches, transparent blue sea and some lovely old towns. With more than 1,000 islands, hundreds of kilometres long coast and many amazing cities, it could be hard to choose the best places to visit in Croatia. Being a local myself, I have visited many of them. And decided to create this list with some of the best places to visit in Croatia.