Tuesday, 11 August 2020

Dubrovnik has featured in one of the most popular glossy magazines in the world, HELLO magazine. In an article entitled “Coastal Cool” Dubrovnik is highlighted as a great summer destination.

“City slicking and coastal tripping need not be mutually exclusive. We bring you the very best urban stays with beaches a few steps away,” writes HELLO magazine.

Dubrovnik, and the five-star hotel Villa Dubrovnik, are featured as a great summer getaway and the Danish Victoria Secret model, Josephine Skriver (25), comments that she has been won over by Dubrovnik’s Old City.

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Danish model fell in love with Dubrovnik 

Jump in the Adriatic Sea in Dubrovnik is one of the cleanest in the world. When the famous French diver, Jacques Cousteau, once quoted that the “underwater world around Dubrovnik was one of the most beautiful underwater worlds he had ever seen,” he hit the nail on the head.

The fifth regular testing of the sea water quality in the Dubrovnik – Neretva County was carried out from the 9th of July to the 20th of July and of the 118 beaches a grand total of 112 was graded as excellent quality.

These regular testings are carried out throughout the summer months.

Sea on the beach of Hotel Epidaurus in Cavtat, Prapratno beach in Ston and Smokovjenac in Župa dubrovačka was of good quality, while the sea on the beach Mlini and Srebreno in Župa dubrovačka and in Kobas in the Ston Municipality was rated with a satisfactory rating.

-At least 60 people have reportedly died in wildfires in the Attica region around Athens, in Greece's worst fire crisis in more than a decade – it's reported by the BBC.

Croatia is ready to help Greece, it was stated by the Ministry of Defence (MORH).

-Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Damir Krstičević, with previous consultations with Prime Minister of Croatia Andrej Plenković, issued on Tuesday, July 24th, 2018 the Order on to Send Two Firefighting Canadairs CL-415 for the purpose of providing humanitarian aid to the Hellenic Republic in firefighting, if requested by the Hellenic Republic – it’s written at MORH's official website. 

Croatia is beautiful and full of wonders and because of that can often be seen on the lists made by various websites and newspapers, suggesting that you visit this country. One of the most recent articles featuring Croatia has been published by the website Culture Trip, titled 23 Natural Wonders in Europe That Will Take Your Breath Away

- Home to 50 countries, Europe is one of the world’s most varied continents in terms of culture, history and geographical diversity. From verdant mountain ranges and lush countrysides to crystalline coastlines and arctic scenery, it contains hundreds of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, thousands of beautiful corners and too much natural beauty to soak in in one lifetime. We’ve rounded up the 23 most beautiful natural wonders on the European continent which we’re sure will take your breath away – writes the author of the article.

And you don't have to scroll too much to get to Croatia! On the second place, there it is – one of the most beautiful natural wonders in the country – Plitvice Lakes National Park.

- Made up of 16 terraced, crystalline lakes, the Plitvice Lakes National Park is a standout attraction in Croatia and well worth a day trip from the capital. This UNESCO World Heritage site is famous for its waterfalls, caves and lakes, which were created due to water flowing through limestone and chalk terrain for centuries, and for the shade of its turquoise water – writes Culture Trip.

See the full list here.

FIFA World Cup may be over, but the football fever is still on. Today FIFA will reveal their nominees in the running for The Best Player, which was by now only won by Cristiano Ronaldo! On that occassion, Spanish sport website Marca has made a pool, asking their readers to answer who do they think will be featured on this honorable list – besides Ronaldo.

-It may be third time lucky for one of his rivals, including the likes of Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappe, Luka Modric or Eden Hazard after they shone in Russia – writes Marca, explaning that for the past two seasons, the shortlist included 23 candidates but this year it has been reduced to just ten.

As written by Marca, the list is decided by retired footballers who played at the highest levels, including the likes of Kaka, Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard, among others. Once the shortlist has been revealed, national team captains, coaches, fans and journalists will be issued with their voting slips which they until August 10 to return.

Then FIFA will announce three finalists, one of whom will be named the best player of the year at the ceremony in London on September 24.

According to their pool, Croatian captain Luka Modric has the best chances to win this amazing award, since he has collected over 13 thousand votes. He is followed by Christiano Ronaldo and Kylian Mbappé. One more great Croatian player made it to the list – Rakitic, who has been placed 10th by Marca's readers.

FIFA will publish the official list today.

Much respected guest of the Dubrovnik Summer Festival, National Folk Dance Ensemble of Croatia LADO will perform tonight at 9.30 pm on the terrace of Fort Revelin. On this year's performance, all the glory of the Croatian folklore will be shown with dance and song through the new Ideju regruti program.

The Ideju regruti program brings twelve completely new dance choreographies and numbers, three of which have a thematic link to the army, or more precisely the customs associated with the departure of young men into the army. There is Ideju regruti by Ivan Ivančan, by which the program got its name and Za gorami, dolinami that brings songs and dances of the Moravian Croats for the first time at LADO repertoire. Also, there is Simo hote mladenci choreography with fragments from a wedding customs of Turopolje. This new program also bring songs and dances of the island of Cres and Jezera of the island of Murter for the first time at the LADO repertoire.

LADO, the National Folk Dance Ensemble of Croatia, was founded in 1949 in Zagreb as a professional national ensemble, with the aim of researching, artistically interpreting and presenting on stage the most beautiful examples of the rich traditions of Croatian music and dance. The Ensemble has assembled the talents of the most recognized Croatian folklorists, choreographers, folk musicians, composers and conductors who are inspired by Croatia's folk culture. LADO’s imposing repertoire, both choreographically and musically, is respected throughout the world for its authenticity.


Dubrovnik is truly famous for its cats, that can be seen all over the city. They love to climb, jump and fool around, but sometimes things can get tricky. We've all seen videos of firefighters saving cats from trees, but Dubrovnik kitten had to be special – it got stuck in the bench this morning!

But there is a happy ending, thanks to our heroes. Frefighters were doing a test drive and accidentaly saw the kitten – Jutarnji.hr writes. They didn't hesitate, but helped the little fellow immediately. It all lasted less than a half minute – a short period of time that saved this kitten's life.

In the past week in the area of Police Administration of the Dubrovnik-Neretva County there were 22 traffic accidents, of which there were 13 with injured persons, where three persons were heavily injured, 17 had light injuries while nine traffic accidents had material damage.

By carrying out traffic control measures, police officers have taken 883 repressive measures against the perpetrators of traffic offenses, out of which 424 measures taken due to speeding, 68 due to improper overtaking, 98 measures due to improper stop and parking, 82 measures because of non-use of the seat belt and 20 measures against drivers who were driving the vehicle under the influence of alcohol.

Yuri Cortez became a viral star of social media when he was absolutely mobbed by Croatian players at the 2018 World Cup, and now he has been invited to Croatia on holiday. The Salvadorian photographer found himself at the bottom of a pile of Croatian players celebrating the goal by Mario Mandukich that knocked England out of the World Cup in the semi-final in Moscow. Although he managed to take some extreme close-ups of the joyous players it probably wasn’t what he had in mind when he stood pitch side working as a freelance for AFP. And now the Croatian Tourist Board have invited him for a week free holiday in Croatia and he has gratefully accepted.


The Croatian National Tourist Board contacted Yuri Cortez, a photojournalist of Angence France-Press, who found himself in the midst of the celebration of Croatian footballers. Cortez is invited to visit Croatia with his family and will do so at the end of August or in the first week of September this year. The 53-year-old Cortez is the head of the Mexican AFP correspondence, the third largest news agency in the world. And the Croatian National Tourist Board commented that “the only thing that should bring to Croatia is his camera because we are confident that this charming and well-liked Salvadorian will not be able to resist the numerous natural, cultural and historical scenes and beauties.”


"The seven-day vacation in Croatia for Yuri will start in Zagreb, after which we will show him everything that is best from Croatia, our coast, islands, as well as the Croatian continental offer. We will try to make a holiday for him,” commented the Director of the Croatian National Tourist Board Kristjan Staničić.

“I think I will have the opportunity to see them closely again [the players]. Not on top of me, but close,” Cortez remarked, as quoted by AFP.

The premiere of the film "Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again" was held last night in the Dubrovnik open-air cinema Jadran. The continued success of international films and serials filmed in Croatia continued last summer when the sequel of Mamma Mia was shot on the island of Vis.

Pierce Brosnan, Amanda Seifried, Stellan Skarsgard, Meryl Streep and the fantastic and eternal Cher all star in the latest Mamma Mia and the Dubrovnik premiere last night certainly brought in the public.

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