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  • The 10 best summer festivals for escapism in 2017

    The 10 best summer festivals for escapism in 2017

    June 7th, 2017David Hillier
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    Festivals are a different beast in 2017. They used to be associated with drinking warm cider while watching crusty bands in your naffest clothes; now the best events are kaleidoscopic extravaganzas designed to tease out the hidden, spectacular you that doesn’t get aired in the office. From Morocco to Norway, we pick 10 summer festivals... Read more »

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  • A first-timer’s guide to Central and Eastern Europe: 10 places to visit

    A first-timer’s guide to Central and Eastern Europe: 10 places to visit

    December 12th, 2016Jonathan Bousfield
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    Central and Eastern Europe are among the culturally diverse parts of the world, preserving a plethora of deep-rooted traditions. What’s more, large tracts of the area remain off the mass-tourism radar, ensuring that there is still a great deal to explore. The following ten suggestions will ensure you get the best out of this huge, compelling... Read more »

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  • Vukovar: inland Croatia’s laidback escape

    Vukovar: inland Croatia’s laidback escape

    December 6th, 2016Jonathan Bousfield
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    The fastest-emerging tourist destination in inland Croatia is not one you might expect. Twenty five years ago, the pretty Danube-hugging town of Vukovar was almost razed to the ground in one of the ugliest sieges of recent European history. Falling to Serbian forces on November 18, 1991, Vukovar remained under occupation until 1998. In the... Read more »

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  • 10 great winter destinations in Central and Eastern Europe

    10 great winter destinations in Central and Eastern Europe

    November 28th, 2016Jonathan Bousfield
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    Forget the plummeting temperatures and long dark nights, winter is a hugely rewarding season in which to visit Central and Eastern Europe. Frozen rivers, frosty branches and (if you’re lucky) cobalt skies are only part of the story. City life is often at its most vivacious at this time of year, spa tourism takes on... Read more »

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  • Sailing in Croatia: a first-timer’s guide

    Sailing in Croatia: a first-timer’s guide

    November 9th, 2016Eleanor Aldridge
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    Coastlines don’t come much more idyllic than Croatia’s 2000km of ruggedly beautiful Adriatic shore. Along this magnificent stretch are ancient Roman remains standing guard over sheltered harbours; olive groves rising above the winding backstreets of tumble-down villages; and sleek resorts backing palm-fringed bays. In the turquoise waters offshore are scattered more than 1000 islands and... Read more »

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  • Croatia’s 5 best honeymoon destinations

    Croatia’s 5 best honeymoon destinations

    July 14th, 2016Rough Guides Editors
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    With its breathtaking beaches, dramatic sunsets and palm-fringed ports, Croatia has never been short on romance. Transforming these raw materials into the holiday of a lifetime however necessitates meticulous planning, much of which can go to waste if the destination disappoints once you get there. Happily, Croatia is currently emerging as one of Europe’s best... Read more »

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  • Video: a 1 minute guide to Croatia

    Video: a 1 minute guide to Croatia

    July 12th, 2016Rough Guides Editors
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    Croatia is one of Europe‘s most popular summer destinations, thanks to its superb food, fun festivals and string of beautiful islands. Whether it’s beaches, natural beauty or a laid-back old town you’re after, you’ll find it here. Deciding where to start is the hard part, so use our 1 minute guide to help plan your... Read more »

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  • Why Pula should be your next Croatian city break

    Why Pula should be your next Croatian city break

    July 1st, 2016Edward Aves
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    So you’ve circled Dubrovnik’s city walls and wandered the ancient alleys of medieval Split? Then the laidback and cosmopolitan city of Pula, home to some of the most impressive Roman ruins outside Italy, should be next on your list. While some Croatian destinations along the glittering Adriatic coast can sag beneath the weight of the... Read more »

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  • Croatia’s top foodie experiences

    Croatia’s top foodie experiences

    June 15th, 2016Helen Ochyra
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    Why go to Croatia? The unspoiled coastline, with its hundreds of islands and crystal clear waters. The gorgeous ancient walled cities, their beauty so unreal they find themselves starring in the Game of Thrones series and Star Wars movies. The food… wait, the food? Perhaps that last reason is an afterthought, or maybe you’re concerned that... Read more »

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  • Split or Dubrovnik: where should you go first?

    Split or Dubrovnik: where should you go first?

    May 17th, 2016Helen Ochyra
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    Split and Dubrovnik are the stars of Croatian tourism. Both have an ancient core historic enough to be listed by UNESCO yet vibrant enough to remain home to a sizeable local population. Both have beaches backed by clear waters, fresh local seafood and plentiful bars with Adriatic views. But should Split or Dubrovnik be your... Read more »

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  • Island-hopping in Croatia: a practical guide

    Island-hopping in Croatia: a practical guide

    April 4th, 2016Jonathan Bousfield
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    With its mountainous coastal backdrop, scattering of tawny islands and giddyingly translucent waters, the Croatian Adriatic offers one of the most compelling seascapes in Europe. Indeed it’s something of an island-hopper’s paradise, with a veritable shoal of ferries providing the opportunity to stride up the gangplank, sprawl on the sun deck and soak up the... Read more »

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  • Šibenik: Croatia’s hottest long-weekend destination

    Šibenik: Croatia’s hottest long-weekend destination

    March 30th, 2016Richard Mellor
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    Richard Mellor explores Šibenik, a city tipped as Croatia’s next best tourist hotspot thanks to a new luxury hotel.  It’s appropriate that the parachute’s inventor – one Faust Vrančić, if you’re asking – was born in Šibenik, for this Croatian backwater has its feet firmly on the ground. Having a recent history of battle and bombs... Read more »

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