More News from Croatian Islands
Island of Hvar among World's Sexiest Islands: According to Forbes, the USA business magazine, Hvar is among ten sexiest islands in the world :-) This prestigious title Hvar achieved because of it's clear sea, beautiful beaches and exciting night life... read more
Tintoretto's Painting in Korcula's Cathedral - After a four years long restoration and research process, it is confirmed that the main altar painting in Korcula's cathedral Sveti Marko is indeed painted by famous venetian painter Jacopo Tintoretto. According to information announced by Katarina Kusijanovic of Hrvatski Restauratorski Zavod in Dubrovnik, the institution that was doing restoration and research about this painting since 2002, this magnificent work of art is indeed made by famous painter..... read more...
New book on Korcula : Black Island - Memories From The Adriatic by Frank Arneil Walker - " The author engages with the place and the people, describing landscapes natural and architectural, recalling joys and remembering sadnesses. Above all he speaks of those magic moments of shared hospitality and friendship which live in the memory of all those made welcome on Korcula. Not without good reason the Korculani claim their island as the birth-place of the world's most famous traveller and travel writer, Marco Polo. Whoever reads this book may be forgiven for wondering why Marco ever left home " - read more
The Exhibition 'Croatian Lighthouses' in Vienna - The exhibition ‘Croatian Lighthouses’ is on view in the Croatian cultural Centre in Vienna. With this group exhibition of photographs entitled "Croatian Lighthouses Plovput Society" wishes to call our attention to the problem of preservation of lighthouses, their renewal in accordance with the highest standards of the protection of cultural and historical heritage and the protection of environment.. read more...
No-Bikini zone at Vrbnik on Island of Krk - According to the Jutarnji List, the Rijeka based daily newspapers, pretty soon Vrbnik, the small place on Island of Krk will declare a "decency zone" in the city's centre, to ban regular summertime promenades of tourists wearing nothing but swimsuits. read more
Dalmatia in Conde Nast Traveller: In the May 2006 issue of the prestigious monthly travel magazine Conde Nast Traveller, sailing along Dalmatia is presented on 11 pages.The article titled "Island Hopping in The Adriatic" is among featured articles that describes sailing holidays ... read more...
Lastovo to become Croatian Nature Park: The Croatian Ministry of Culture has confirmed yesterday that it has officially started a legal procedure of establishing Lastovo and its archipelago as a new Nature Park of Croatia. According to croatian news agency Hina and some other sources, the future Lastovo Nature Park will be called Nature Park "Lastovsko Otocje" ( Lastovo Archipelago). read more
New music band from Island of Korcula, Croatia ' Klapa Ivan Grozni' released today it's first MP3 titled "Frane moja,vrag odni motore" - click for download!
A Peaceful Solution in Croatian Islands: ....The pretty islands between Split and Dubrovnik are rallying. Last week seven of us from the Chesapeake area toured them in a 41-foot sailing catamaran, stopping in at Hvar, Vis, Brac, Korcula and other picturesque outposts where 1,000-year-old towns spill down to the sea on lanes of worn, slippery marble. It's a difficult region not to fall in love with, with its olive groves and grape arbors, delicious fresh seafood and wine.... read more
NEW Book on Korcula - Marco Polo's Isle by Michael Donley - The Croatian Adriatic – the New Riviera. Surprisingly, this nickname is a good hundred years old; yet once again the area has become a popular destination. However, apart from guides and books of a political or academic nature, nothing has appeared in English for 25 years. Marco Polo’s Isle is thus a timely publication. In it the author offers an in-depth view of one particular island, but at the same time captures the spirit of Dalmatia as a whole. read more..
Algae Threatens Croatian Adriatic - Stari Grad bay on the island of Hvar is one of the most charming resorts in Croatia. But beneath the quiet surface of the southern Adriatic an aggressive tropical algae is threatening the sea's eco-system. The algae has grown from an initial patch of about 1,000 square feet to an area of about 120 acres. Stari Grad is one of about a dozen places in the Croatian Adriatic where two types of algae have in the last 10 years grown into dense colonies that choke life on the sea bed. Croatia, which relies heavily on tourism along its Adriatic coast, fears the disrupted balance of the sea's eco-system could hurt its appeal for holiday makers, particularly divers in search of genuine natural biodiversity. read more ...
Croatia May Offer Holidays Behind Bars - Croatia may reopen its Goli Otok - most notorious communist-era prison for tourists willing to part with their money to re-enact the life of a political prisoner - including hard labor, stale food and nights in solitary confinement. The plan has the support of some local officials and even former inmates, who have offered to work as tour guides, though the city council has yet to make a final decision....Goli Otok - which means Naked Island - was a miniature gulag set up by Yugoslavia's communist dictator Josip Broz Tito after World War II. It housed 3,000 inmates at its height but has been derelict since its closure in 1989. read more ...
Bunking in a Croatian lighthouse - SVETI IVAN NA PUCINI, Croatia - A picture-perfect lighthouse in the Adriatic Sea stands out like a weathered relic above the cobalt-and-crimson horizon.
An island where every house is a hotel room : " ... There are 117 beaches enjoying the warm blue-green waters of the Adriatic, history and heritage galore in the shape of Romanesque and Gothic cathedrals, and a fantastic choice of seafood restaurants with over 116 species of edible fish to choose from. With the weather mainly hot and sunny, visitors tend to take their time to explore. Many agree that being splayed out by day on a sun lounger and then slumbering in the scent of mimosa on an island bathed in moonlight is a dream escape" .. read more