Istria
OLIVE OIL AND WINE TOURPosted on 1 Dec 2016 11:29

Istria is criss-crossed with wine routes and has numerous small wineries and olive oil producers of excellent quality. Many of them welcome visitors and allow tasting of their produce and of course the chance to buy direct from them. I love winding my way through the hills and valleys of central …

TEN REASONS FOR VISITING OPATIJAPosted on 18 Nov 2016 19:15

Opatija is a unique holiday destination in Croatia due to its architectural grandeur, sublime cuisine and huge choice of entertainment and activities. This makes it a fantastic holiday choice for adults, teenagers and children.

CROATIA'S BEACHES - SIX OF THE BESTPosted on 23 Mar 2016 12:00

Fine sandy beaches are in the minority along Croatia's 5800km* of coastline but factor in the picture postcard rocky coves and clear water and the lack of sand will soon fade into insignificance. Here’s the lowdown on some of …

TOP THREE AUTUMN BREAKS IN CROATIAPosted on 11 Sep 2015 16:05

September brings with it cooler temperatures and a very different atmosphere to the scorching summer months, but pick your location well and Croatia in the autumn can be an excellent holiday option.

UNESCO SITES IN CROATIAPosted on 3 Sep 2015 15:19

A bonus for holidaymakers to Croatia, most of the country’s seven UNESCO heritage sites are located along the coast, from Porec in Istria to Dubrovnik in southern Dalmatia.

TRUFFLE TREATS IN ISTRIAPosted on 2 Sep 2015 17:35

September sees the start of Istria’s seven-week truffle season, the perfect excuse for truffle-filled events, local festivals and truffle-laden menus in restaurants. Top spot for truffle hunters is the area around Pazin, Buje and Buzet and particularly in …

CYCLING AND HIKING IN CROATIA Posted on 29 Aug 2015 15:25

Top spot for cycling in Croatia – and also popular with hikers - is Istria’s Parenzana Trail, formerly a 130km-long narrow gauge railway line that meanders through the Istrian countryside, linking Trieste with Porec.

MARUNADA FESTIVALPosted on 27 Aug 2015 18:51

Visit Istria during the famous Marunada chestnut festival (10-25 October), Lovran’s annual celebration of the sweet chestnuts or maruni which grow only on Istria’s Opatija Riviera. Larger and sweeter than normal chestnuts, the maruni have remained one of the area's most important …



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