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Top 12 Views in Croatia

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As the UK’s longest established specialist tour operator to Croatia, in addition to arranging the best tailor made holidays, we are often asked for our advice, and expertise. We’re always happy to oblige based upon our expertise having spent nearly 12 years arranging bespoke holidays to this fabulous, unspoilt and diverse country. So, to brighten your… Read more »

Small Ship Croatia Cruising

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5 reasons why our clients tell us they love Small ship cruising on the Adriatic coast. Well known for its clarity and health giving properties.  In the summer months, the temperature in the sea reaches up to 27 degrees making it the ideal 100% natural Summer Aqua Park !  Here are our customer’s top tips… Read more »

Top 5 Hotels in Croatia with Private Beach

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Ooops – sorry – due to pressure of work we haven’t updated our Blog for a while.  We can only blame the popularity of Croatia for Summer Holidays this year. Being small and specialist, as we are, it’s been all hands to the pump looking after guests, organising twin and multi centre holidays,  as well… Read more »

Christmas markets in Croatia

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We are grateful to our friend and colleague in Croatia, Filipa Marusic for her Guest Blog, showing her local knowledge and experience about Christmas markets in Croatia. To prove Croatia is a not only about sun and sea, each year,  the biggest Croatian destinations are doing their best to bring  attract visitors to the unique… Read more »

Split – the Difference

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This blog will give you better insight into the charm of Split Centre – the quaintly named  ‘Get’ in the heart of Diocletian’s palace and Matejuška, a lesser known place by the seaside, a favourite spot for locals and the place where you can definitely  feel part of the scenery and get a real authentic… Read more »

Fascinating Facts about Dubrovnik

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We know Dubrovnik is an ancient City.  We knew it was steeped in history, but here are a few facts which made even us sit up and take notice.  You learn something new every day… Its claimed that the world’s first commercial pharmacy opened in Dubrovnik in 1317.  Allied to the Monastery then, it is… Read more »

Peka, or ‘cooking under the bell’

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We are grateful to our friend and associate in Split,  Filipa Marusic,  for her local knowledge and sharing her family recipe for this tasty traditional Croatian dish. As well as some fabulous memories and souvenirs of your holiday to Croatia,  you should also bring back  a few traditional Dalmatian recipes. One of the all time… Read more »

Guest Post ‘Goat Town’ by Filipa Marusic

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One of places to visit while in Croatia is definitely the walled City of Trogir. This UNESCO World Heritage town is one of the best preserved coastal towns in terms of cultural heritage and architecture of different art periods and is sometimes called a living city museum. Located close to Split Airport (not on the… Read more »

Getting the Best Value and the Best Holiday

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Earlier this week, the respected travel journalist Simon Calder appeared on BBC Breakfast.  He was accusing travel companies of ripping off the consumer in relation to currency foreign exchange prices, in the immediate wake of Brexit. When we checked, we could see little or no difference between Thomas Cook’s rates and the equally accepted route… Read more »

Guest Post – The People We Were Before by Annabelle Thorpe

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This week on the Completely Croatia blog, we’re very privileged to feature a post from Annabelle Thorpe, author of The People We Were Before. Annabelle reveals the inspirations behind some of the fictional locations in her book (believe it or not, they’re based in Croatia!) and provides her own unique view of the Southern Croatia coastline…. Read more »