Croatia Media Newsletter – June 2014
New luxury beach club opens in Rovinj, Croatia
A luxurious beach club has been unveiled in an idyllic location in Rovinj, Istria, one of the sunniest spots in the Adriatic. Launched by hotel company Maistra, the contemporary beach club features a waterfront lounge bar and stunning views of Lone Bay and the Golden Cape Forest Park. The beach bar will serve a mix of Croatian and Mediterranean dishes and will serve cocktails to the soundtrack of ambient resident DJs. For more information, please see here.
Pula’s New Attraction ‘Lighting Giants’
Croatian artist Dean Shakira has set up his latest exhibition at the Uljanik Shipyard in Pula on the Istrian coastline. The installation sees the shipyard’s eight iconic cranes lit from top to bottom with a sophisticated remote control system with 16,000 different colour combinations. Visitors can enjoy the spectacular show every evening on the hour at 9pm, 10pm, 11pm and Midnight. For more information see here and here.
Croatian Hotel Listed in Booking.com’s World Top Ten
The Villa Meneghetti hotel in Croatia has been listed in Booking.com’s ‘The Best of Booking’s Best’ list for 2014. Located in Bale, Istria, the secluded retreat was ranked number eight in the world on the website, having been given an average score of 9.5 out of ten from visitors. The website commended the hotel for its blend of rustic aesthetics with modern amenities and stylish décor. All this just a short distance from the area’s beautiful beaches. For more information please see here.
Dalmatian Town Included in Fodor’s Travel “Ten Places To Go” List
The town of Cavtat in Southern Dalmatia has recently been included in Fodor’s Travel “Ten Places To Go” list. Cavtat was third on the list, with other top destinations including Barbados, Istanbul, Aspen and Vienna. Just ten miles from Dubrovnik, Cavtat is the perfect antidote to the busy walled city, with a pretty harbour and beautiful beaches. For more information please see here.
Dubrovnik Nominated for Best Destination in Cruise Awards
Dubrovnik has been nominated in the UK Cruise International Awards for 2014, in the category of Best Cruise Destination. The town’s competitors in the category include Barbados, Dubai, Miami, New York, Panama, Rio de Janeiro, Sydney and Venice. The awards were first launched in 2008 as “Britain’s first ever consumer awards dedicated to celebrating the best of the cruise industry”. Over 20,000 people voted in last year’s awards with this year promising to draw in even more votes. For more information please see here.
Croatia to host Dinner in the Sky
The city of Zagreb is one of the European cities committed to play host to Dinner In the Sky. The event sets 22 diners, a table and waiting staff 50 metres in the air. Chef Tomislav Hruban will join the evening session to serve and discuss his food with cocktails provided by Zoran Surla, one of Croatia’s leading cocktail specialists and barmen. The European Tour will include cities in Austria, Lithuania, Belgium, Latvia, Estonia and Finland, with Zagreb being the only Croatian city to host the event, from 11-15 of June. For more information please here.
Events & Festivals:
June 2014: “Music and Word” Festival, Dalmatia- Dubrovnik
Launched in 2007, the ‘Music and Word’ festival showcases music, theatre, dance and other events in the town of Cavtat. Other stages are around Konavle, in a bid to attract attention and allow visitors to discover places that are beyond the tourist trail. The free festival is organised by the Konavle Art Association. For more information please see here.
1-21 June 2014: Off to the Sea, Kvarner
The Off to the Sea (Moram U More) festival is dedicated to island living and features exhibitions and activities provided by locals ranging from weaving fishing nets to learning to sail and surf. There are also swimming competitions as well as boats offering live music throughout the event. A photography competition runs from the beginning of the festival with the winner announced on the final day, seeing 250 photographs submitted of the sea, beaches, coastlines and more. For more information please see here.
1 – 8 June 2014: International Wine and Traditional Products Exhibition, Central Croatia
This week-long exhibition is split into two parts. The first part of the week provides a range of experiences from professional lectures and seminars on grape cultivation to the production and storage of wine. The last three days of the event sees the town transformed into a food fair offering culinary experiences. Free concerts are given by Croatian musicians to add an atmosphere to the event, providing visitors with the ultimate Croatian experience. For more information please see here.
5 – 12 June 2014: Cest is D’Best
The streets of Zagreb are transformed into a stage for one week for this international street festival. Drawing more than half a million visitors, it boasts around 500 performers including circus artists, dancers, painters and musicians from across the globe. Best of all, the festival is completely free. For more information please see here.
16 – 28 June 2014: Festival of Street Performers, Dalmatia – Split
For 15 days every year the city of Split welcomes street artists from over 16 countries to perform in six locations around the city. Artists and entertainers put on a show for tourists and locals using instruments and acrobatics and light up streets of the city with their supernatural skills. For more information please see here.
20 June – 1 September 2014: Slatina Summer of Culture, Slatina
Visitors and residents of the town of Slatina can expect a variety of events from this two-month festival, covering theatre productions, concerts, film screenings, exhibitions, demonstrations of old crafts or culinary specialties. Located in the Slavonia region, visitors could also head to the nearby Papuk Geopark. For more information please see here.
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Croatia; the Mediterranean as it once was, offers 1,244 islands strung along its stunning Adriatic coast, boasts seven UNESCO Heritage Sites and eight national parks as well as an excellent tourism infrastructure. From the café culture of its historic cities to the rugged landscapes of continental Croatia, with a packed calendar of festivals and events and a host of home-grown gastronomic delights, Croatia is the ideal holiday destination.
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