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  • Croatia: 10 tips for first-time travellers

    Croatia: 10 tips for first-time travellers

    January 14th, 2016Robin McKelvie
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    Croatia is one of Europe’s rising tourist stars. This remarkable Adriatic country of 1244 islands, bear and wild boar inhabited forests and world-class vineyards is so much more than just a beach destination. To make sure you hit the ground running in this complex and diverse nation, follow our top ten Croatia travel tips. 1.... Read more »

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  • Dubrovnik: the star of the Croatian coast

    Dubrovnik: the star of the Croatian coast

    July 31st, 2015Robin McKelvie
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    Lord Byron wasn’t exaggerating through an opium haze when he eulogised Dubrovnik as the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’. This perfectly preserved baroque former city-state is utterly, charmingly unique. It is easy to see what so beguiled the Game of Thrones producers and UNESCO’s World Heritage committee. Now, the recent influx of cafés, bars and restaurants... Read more »

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  • Discover Zagreb, Croatia’s capital of cool

    Discover Zagreb, Croatia’s capital of cool

    April 16th, 2015Jonathan Bousfield
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    The Croatian capital Zagreb has enjoyed the dubious honour of being underestimated twice over. Cold-shouldered by Croatia-bound travellers because it’s a landlocked city without a beach, it has also been ignored by city-breakers bound for Prague, Kraków or Budapest. One consequences of this relative neglect is that Zagreb is one of the few European capitals... Read more »

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  • A real Game of Thrones adventure in Dubrovnik, Croatia

    A real Game of Thrones adventure in Dubrovnik, Croatia

    September 26th, 2014Robin McKelvie
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    Watching Games of Thrones you could be forgiven for thinking that the hulking walls and rugged fortresses of King’s Landing must have been conjured up on a computer. The truth is that Dubrovnik, once a mighty city state that held both the Venetians and Ottomans at bay, is that spectacular. I arrive in this ancient... Read more »

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  • The 10 best beaches in Croatia

    The 10 best beaches in Croatia

    September 26th, 2014Jonathan Bousfield
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    When it comes to beaches in Croatia, the best advice is to head south: it’s on the Dalmatian coast where the most seductive sandy shores, pebbly coves and sun-fried rocks are to be found. Here are 10 of the best: 1. Spiaza, Susak Desert island getaways don’t come much better than on Susak, a tiny Croatian... Read more »

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  • 17 things you must see and do in Croatia

    17 things you must see and do in Croatia

    July 30th, 2014Site Editor
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    Planning a trip to Croatia and wondering which 17 things you shouldn’t miss? Always thought about Croatia for a holiday but never knew what it had to offer? Allow us to present our favourite things to see and do in this beautiful European country.

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  • Where to stay in Croatia on a budget

    Where to stay in Croatia on a budget

    June 30th, 2014Jonathan Bousfield
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    Is there such a thing as a cheap sleep in Croatia? It’s certainly something that’s hard to find in summer, when the coast fills up with visitors and prices rise proportionately. There’s probably no other country in Europe where the cost of accommodation is subject to such seasonal distortions. However there are still plenty of... Read more »

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  • Croatia’s best beachside campsites

    Croatia’s best beachside campsites

    June 17th, 2014Jonathan Bousfield
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    Croatia’s growing popularity with independent travellers has given a new lease of life to the Adriatic camping scene, with a new breed of small, family-owned sites squeezing themselves into some beautiful corners of the country’s famously stunning coastline. Facilities are improving – nowadays you get things like wi-fi as well as hot water – but it’s... Read more »

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  • The best festivals in Croatia this year

    The best festivals in Croatia this year

    May 29th, 2014Jonathan Bousfield
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    So how exactly did the Croatian coast become Europe’s favourite festival-going riviera? Much of the credit must go to the Zadar-based Garden organisation, who organised the first ever Garden Festival back in 2006. The Garden’s combination of niche music, small numbers, blissfully unspoiled beaches and slightly bonkers boat parties laid down the template for events... Read more »

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  • The best places to go in spring

    The best places to go in spring

    April 8th, 2014Site Editor
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    From the shores of Morocco’s Atlantic coast to the post-Mardi Gras partying in New Orleans, our editors give you their picks for the best places to go in spring time: Cornwall, England Becca Hallett, Editorial Assistant: Cornwall has plenty of activities to help burn off all the delicious seasonal food available, like a wander among... Read more »

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  • Ten central & Eastern European sites to mark the WWI Centenary

    Ten central & Eastern European sites to mark the WWI Centenary

    April 2nd, 2014Jonathan Bousfield
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    Most of us know that World War I started with the assassination of an Austrian Archduke in the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo. For the English-speaking world, however, the subsequent history of the conflict largely focuses on the Western Front, Gallipoli and other theatres where British, Commonwealth and American forces saw action. It is often forgotten... Read more »

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  • The best places to go in spring

    The best places to go in spring

    March 28th, 2014Rough Guides Editors
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