The beautiful island of Korcula has found itself on a list of the 50 Best Islands in the World. On the popular travel website Big 7 Korcula was actually ranked in fifth position on the list, which was topped by Lummi Island, Washington.
“Korcula is one of the must-visit destinations on Croatia’s South Dalmatian coast. It’s a little further out to get to than most of the other islands, so you can enjoy less crowds and a more laid-back feel,” wrote Big 7 travel on Korcula.
And added that “People call Korcula Town “Little Dubrovnik” because of its medieval squares, churches, palaces and houses, while the beaches and dense forest offer incredible scenery.”
In fourth position was Sommarøy, Norway, in third Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu and in second place was Palawan in the Philippines.
The last, 165th, segment of the Pelješac Bridge was installed at exactly midnight last night and the bridge was physically completed. The far south of Croatia is now connected to the rest of the country with this bridge.
Fireworks lit the night sky over the bridge as the largest infrastructure project in Croatia was completed.
China Road and Bridge Corporation not only completed the new Peljesac Bridge on deadline, they actually finished it before the deadline. Almost 70,000 tons of steel and 70,000 cubic metres of concrete were installed in the 2.5-kilometer-long bridge.
“I have the indescribable pleasure to say that Croatia is united. This project has been the dream of many for the past almost 30 years. Probably many have dreamed of it before and tonight we have achieved a goal that solves a 300-year-old problem,” commented Croatian Prime Minister, Andrej Plenkovic, at the opening ceremony.
The first vehicles over the bridge should pass in the spring of next year and the complete project of the bridge with access roads will be completed by June 2022. The director of Croatian Roads, Josip Škorić, explained that the complete project of the bridge and access roads should have been completed in 36 months, but due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the works on the access roads were delayed behind the bridge.
“I am particularly pleased that this is the largest project we have had funded in our first seven years of membership in the European Union, that is, co-financed it with a €357 million grant,” said Plenkovic. And added “I would like to thank China Road and Bridge Corporation, the consortium that had the best bid in the tender, all Chinese engineers, workers, experts who have been here in recent years, and what I must emphasize, completed the bridge three months ahead of schedule despite the pandemic, despite transfer problems, transporting different segments of this structure from China to Croatia.” added the Prime Minister.
And the Prime Minister concluded that “I would like to thank other companies that are engaged in this project, this is a big project and we believe that we will all be able to officially open it together with great pleasure in the spring of next year. For Dubrovnik it means better transport connections, for tourism of Peljesac, Korcula and the whole south of the county it means a new quality that is irreplaceable, practically the whole south of Dubrovnik-Neretva County in terms of tourism is now becoming a self-destination, much more than before.”
England will allow fully vaccinated visitors from the European Union and the United States to enter the country without compulsory quarantine from next week, the British transport minister announced on Wednesday.
The British tourism industry has sharply criticized the government for opening up the country too slowly, claiming it has not taken advantage of the world’s leading position in vaccination, thus giving the EU an advantage in attracting tourists.
The government has announced that from August 2, passengers vaccinated with vaccines approved in the EU and the US will not have to be quarantined. And the opening of England is likely to be followed by the rest of the United Kingdom.
Passengers, however, will still have to be tested for Covid-19 before departure and immediately upon arrival in England, Transport Minister Grant Shapps wrote on Twitter.
The move will help airlines and travel agencies intensify operations after 16 months of restrictions that have put many in serious financial difficulties. And on the news that England would open up to EU and US tourists shares of British Airways rose three percent, easy Jet by four and Wizz Air by five percent.
Your time inside the historic Old City is precious, you want to make the most of the sights and see as much as you can, or are you looking for a snack on the go, then the answer lies at the Tutto Bene Fast food!
These days’ time is always at a premium. You want to pack as much into your Dubrovnik day as possible, and at the same time are in need of a healthy fast food option that won’t break the bank. At Tutto Bene in the very heart of the Old City you’ve got those options, in fact you can even just grab your meal on foot and get on with your day and take a little more time to sit in the air-conditioned interior.
A slice of pizza, a juicy burger, a wrap, tortilla, kebab or a salad on the go. We’re all used to coffee-to-go, but why not try a salad-to-go and find a peaceful spot inside the city walls to eat and people watch.
I plumped for a whole mix of the culinary delights on offer, with a slice of pizza, a chicken kebab tortilla and the special in-house French fries. These guys are well-known for their fries. They come packed in a special handy box that not only holds the fries but also a choice of two dips. This is dipping on the go. But I could easily have chosen from the wide assortment of sandwiches on offer. And with prices for a sandwich starting at only around 30 Kuna this is great value for money. The chicken tortilla sandwich, which quite frankly was too large to eat so I got a doggy-bag, was a reasonable 52 Kuna.
And whilst I took a seat and watched the steady flow of customers I noticed that many were going for healthier options, which quite frankly in a fast food restaurant was pleasantly surprising. “I’d like two salads to go and a vegetarian tortilla,” asked one customer. And all the takeaway meals had this funky and practical wrapping that made it easy to carry and also kept the meals warm.
Tutto Bene has a clear concept, and it has clearly found its place on the market. From day tripping tourists looking for a bite to eat, to hungry locals in their lunch hour and passing trade from all and sundry. “We always aim to offer great food at reasonable prices and make sure that our meals are well packed and that our customers leave with a smile,” said the friendly manager.
And the lively staff, who seemed to speak a little of every language under the sun, certainly brought a smile to my face. Really a great option for those with on a time budget.
Address – Od Puča 7, Dubrovnik
Telephone - +38520 323 35
In the last 24 hours, 198 new cases of Covid-19 virus infection were recorded, and the number of active cases in Croatia today is 1,042. Among them, 143 people are in hospital, of which 11 are on ventilators.
Unfortunately, a further 2 people passed away in the past 24 hours.
Since February 25, 2020, when the first case of infection was recorded in Croatia, a total of 363,039 people have been infected with the new coronavirus, of which 8,249 have died, a total of 353,748 people have recovered, of which 125 recovered in the last 24 hours.
There are currently 3,419 people in self-isolation.
To date, a total of 2,281,574 people have been tested, of which 6,141 in the last 24 hours.
As of July 27, 40.1 percent of the total population and 48.2 percent of the adult population had been vaccinated.
In the midst of a summer heatwave, we are all looking for a fun getaway to make some memories. Water parks have always been a summer vacation favourite whether you’re a family, an adrenaline junkie, or just looking to relax – it’s a guaranteed blast! With that in mind, ShowersToYou.co.uk set out to find which water parks in Europe are worth your time!
Where are Europe’s Best Water Parks?
Coming in first place with an overall score of 4.73 out of 5 is the UK’s Dorset Adventure Park. Nestled in a valley beside the ruins of Corfe Castle, the adventure park lives up to the name, not only offering a series of wipe-out style courses, but also mud trail assault courses for the ultimate getaway.
In second place is Siam Park located in the Canary Islands, with a score of 4.52. The Siamese themed water park is home to series attractions that cater to every type of holiday. While you’re there, make sure to take a spin on the water slide that takes you right through a shark tank!
Croatia’s Aquapark Istralandia places third with an overall score of 4.44 out of 5. Surrounded by the lush green forest of the hinterland of Novigard, Istralandia promises a dose of nature along with 23 water attractions and more than 3 kilometres of pipe slides.
Following closely in fourth with 4.41 points, is Energylandia located in Poland. Claiming the rank with a tropical island styled water park home to 14 slides of all shapes and sizes, as well as a beach to relax on.
In fifth place is Djurs Sommerland in Denmark with a score of 4.35. As the winner of the 2019 Park World Excellence award, Djurs Sommerland offers nine themed areas and is also home to Northern Europe’s biggest water coaster.
Italy’s Etnaland and AcquaPark Odessia 2000 rank tenth
In joint tenth place scoring 4.29 out of 5, are Etnaland and AcquaPark Odissea 2000, both located in Italy. Whether it’s Etnaland’s Devil Race slide or Odessiea’s Skyron Rocket slide, they are both packed to the brim with water-based activities for the perfect summer with a splash.
Most excellently reviewed water parks
Despite falling short of first place, Siam Park claims the crown as the water park with the most excellent reviews on TripAdvisor totalling a whopping 70.5% excellent reviews (22,823 reviews).
In second, Tenerife takes the lead again with Costa Martianez’s excellent ratings, making up 53% of total ratings.
Placing third, Zoomarine, located in Italy’s capital claims top three with its seaside location and variety of animals both on land and in the waters – excellent comments making up 42.5% of the total.
PSK is one of the oldest bookmakers in the world. It has a large number of fans. One of the main reasons why PSK is so popular is a diverse betting offer which includes a wide range of sports, and sports events. You can bet live, play virtual sports or online casino where you can choose between popular slot games, card games or table games. PSK mobilno klađenje is also enabled thanks to the software engineers who developed a mobile application.
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You can access the PSK official website using the mobile version of the site no matter what mobile device and software you own. It is a responsive mobile version, which means it is optimized to fit any screen size, whether it's a tablet or a smartphone. Very easily you can make a deposit that way, make payout, browse for sports and sports events, watch live matches, etc.
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After several years of expansion, the number of sold commercial real estate in Croatia decreased by a fifth last year and fell below 2,000.
Similar to residential properties, the most expensive commercial real estate was sold in Dubrovnik, around 15,000 Kuna per metre squared, followed by Poreč with 11,000 Kuna. Whilst the average price of commercial real estate in the capital Zagreb was 8,000 Kuna per metre squared.
Sold commercial real estate reached a value of almost three billion Kuna, which is 3 percent more than in 2019. Analysts at the Croatian National Bank, for their part, note that the pandemic has had a different impact on activity in the commercial real estate sector. There is a surplus of free office capacity while on the other hand the availability of logistics space has slightly decreased.
The Italian national airline, Alitalia, will resume operations on two seasonal routes to Croatia at the beginning of August - from Rome to Dubrovnik and Split, reports Croatian Aviation.
Alitalia last operated on these routes to the Croatian Adriatic back in the summer of 2019, before the outbreak of the global pandemic. Due to weak demand, the lines were not in operation in the summer of 2020. However, the Italian airline will resume traffic on the two mentioned routes to Croatia in a few days, starting in August, after a break of almost two years.
The flight connection Rome Fiumicino – Dubrovnik will operate from Monday, August 2. The Alitalia line to Dubrovnik will run twice a week, every Monday and Saturday in August. And on this line Alitalia will operate exclusively until the end of August, the last flight in this summer season has been announced for Monday, 30.08.