Friday, 13 December 2019

This funny note left on the doors of one bar in Korcula soon went viral.

-We are closed because we are drunk!! (and tomorrow also). See you on Sunday! – was written on the note that made many people laugh.

The photo was posted on the famous Facebook page ‘Dnevna doza prosjecnog Dalmatinca’ (Daily dose of average Dalmatian) that has almost 200 thousand likes and got over five thousand reactions.

-At least they are literate and honest... And drunk! – was just one of the comments.

We just wonder if the bar was really opened on Sunday or the hangover was too heavy to handle. Either way, it’s a great and original way to make people laugh.

The Dubrovnik Times has teamed up with the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra to bring you two free tickets for the opening of the Autumn Music Festival. This festival opens this Friday with a stunning concert of Gypsy Jazz in the atmospheric Rector’s Palace.

More info on the concert here – CONCERT INFO

To win this pair of tickets all you have to do is follow the instructions on our Facebook page – TAKE ME TO FACEBOOK

The competition ends on Thursday the 28th of September and the pair of tickets will be waiting on the door in your name....come on...get liking!


Dubrovnik is soon to become the latest addition on the list of the Europe's music festival hotspots with the Dubrovnik Music Wave Festival.

From the 13th to the 14th of October the stunning island of Lokrum will transform into a host and the big stage for the launch of the Dubrovnik Music Wave Festival - the very first music festival in Croatia featuring different genres of music; pop, rock, jazz, blues, electronic, alternative, world music, electro pop, indie, house and many more all under the same roof.

“Music is a powerful means of connecting people. It bridges linguistic and cultural divides, and is a vehicle for identity and expression like no other. Collectively, the music ecosystem generates rich social, cultural and economic benefits. Music festivals propel great vibes to influence the audience creating vibrant content,” commented the organisers of the festival Adding that the Dubrovnik Wave Festival will create an environment of happiness, a perfect experience for the city.

Over the two day festival period, well known and internationally recognised music artists from the US, UK and Western Europe, such as Kim Cameron&SideFX, Warp Brothers, Mila Falls, Tanya Fenmore, Judy Cehmm, Game Chasers, Lilly Palmer, Gemma Louise Doyle and many others, will be entertaining an international and Croatian festival followers and the local Dubrovnik audience.

In addition, the Dubrovnik Music Wave Festival will feature some of the young, emerging independent artists from different parts of the world showcasing their talents, as one of the objectives for this festival is to be used as a platform for the talent searching and helping young talented artist get established on the international music scene.

Croatia is very much emerging as one of the latest destinations on the international music festival scene with untapped potential.

The offering in this area has been limited so far to some predominantly electronic music festivals hence there is a gap and need for the festival featuring different genres of music opening it up to and attracting wider spectrum of the international and the local audience. Hence Dubrovnik Music Wave Festival has no age restrictions and is open to families with the children.

Dubrovnik Music Wave Festival is organised by GLAM Media UK, international music artist management, marketing, PR and promotions company with the focus on the music industry, with their consulting partners and in cooperation with the Rezervat Lokrum, supported by and in collaboration with the local partners, City of Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik Tourist Office, Croatia Airlines, Gulliver Travel, Valamar Hotel Group, Rixos Libertas Hotel and Hotel More.

For more information on the Dubrovnik Wave Festival visit their website and book your place at this latest music festival in the city.

Last weekend Zagreb hosted the 18th edition of the international humanitarian sports event the Terry Fox Run.

This year around 6,000 participants gathered at the start line at the Jarun Lake in Zagreb to express their support to those suffering from this deadly disease and to raise funds for cancer research in Croatia. Over the years, more than 6.3 million Kunas have been collected. The entire amount collected at this year's run will be donated to the Rudjer Boskovic Institute in Zagreb for further cancer research.

The Terry Fox Run Zagreb was organized by the MPG agency and the Canadian Embassy in cooperation with the Croatian League Against Cancer (UICC), Zagreb Holding, the Esplanade Hotel and the Media Val agency.

The event was sponsored by the Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Science and Education, the Central State Sports Office and the mayor of Zagreb.

Terry Fox was a Canadian athlete, humanitarian, and cancer research activist. In 1980, with one leg having been amputated, he embarked on a cross-Canada run to raise money for treatment and awareness for cancer research. Although the spread of his cancer eventually forced him to end his quest after 143 days and 5,373 kilometres, and ultimately cost him his life, his efforts resulted in a lasting, worldwide legacy.

In his memory, the Fox family launched a run to raise money for the fight against cancer, which is held every year in Canada and over 60 countries across the world, including Croatia.

Sunday was a perfect day for 10th Ston Wall Marathon, unique sports and tourism event that gathers runners from all over the world.

While passing along the famous Ston wall and further along the coast, the main feature of the race is unforgettable view of the islands of the Southern Adriatic.

Antonio Puig Izquierdo from Spain won the race – again. He was better than last year for three minutes. His was running for three hours, 21 minutes and two seconds.
In the female competition the fastest was Kata Lovas from Hungary who finished the marathon in 4 hours, 46 minutes and 50 seconds.

In the 15k run the first place went to Great Britain and Ian Halpin, while Made Zeravica from Zupa Dubrovacka was the fastest female. In the 4k race Branimir Paskvan from Kostrena and Tijana Turbic from Sweden won.

The 10th edition of the marathon proved to be a real hit. There were 179 runners from 26 countries, who all had fun and enjoyed this special and unique race.


                   Photo by Tonci Vlasic

Dubrovnik and its tourism opportunities were presented and exhibited at one of the most important tourism fairs in Japan last week. The Dubrovnik Tourist Board attended the JATA Tourism Expo in Tokyo from the 21st to the 24th of September and joined the tourist board of the county.

In 2016, the JATA fair saw over 185,000 visitors, of which 50,000 were professionals in tourism, and this year even more visitors were attracted to this leading fair in the region. Exhibitors from over 140 countries from all over the world presented their offers at the fair so competition for Dubrovnik was extremely high.

In the first eight months of 2017, nearly 26,000 Japanese tourists visited the County of Dubrovnik-Neretva, and generated over 52,000 nights, which is 9 percent more than in the same period a year earlier.

Another glorious Sunday in Dubrovnik.

Warm sunshine filled the air and the historic core of the ancient city vibrated to the sounds of al fresco coffee cups chattering.

After the hustle and bustle of the height of the summer season today was a perfect example of why September is the month to visit Dubrovnik.

Check out our photo gallery from a super Sunday in Dubrovnik.










Photos - Ivana Smilovic 

Want to get a quick bite-sized impression of Dubrovnik in the summertime, well this blitz video pretty much does the job.

“30 Seconds of Dubrovnik” created by J. Griffith packs in various activities and scenes from Dubrovnik, including cliff diving, street music, food and kayaking and was all created with a GoPro. This fun video gives some helpful hints as well as capturing some of the feel of Dubrovnik in the summer.

Check out the video we think its fun

Julia Roberts has reportedly visited Split on the Croatian Dalmatian coast but has successfully managed to avoid the media.

The Hollywood actress apparently visited Split this week with her husband Danny Moder who is currently filming the comedy romance Ibiza. Moder is the cinematographer of this latest blockbuster to be filmed on location in Croatia and which stars Richard Madden, Gillian Jacobs and Vanessa Bayer.

After filming in Belgrade it is believed that Julia Roberts arrived in Split along with her husband. It was rumoured that Moder was staying in the Radisson Blu hotel in Split and that Roberts joined him yesterday.

Fine local wines flow, the sound of Dubrovnik style snacks being sliced and diced and the aroma of freshly ground coffee all to the backdrop of funky art hanging from every nook and cranny, yes, art hanging around as you enjoy a break in Tavulin.

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Located in the very heart of the historic city core this wine & art bar is the new star on the Dubrovnik gastro scene. Whilst the concept might be well known in other Mediterranean destinations this is unique in Dubrovnik.

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Every month or so a new artist has their work highlighted in the bar. You even have the chance to purchase some art as you sip your Merlot. It’s literally a stone’s throw from the Stradun but you feel like you’ve entered a different world, one far away from the hustle and bustle.

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 If you want to take time to enjoy your chardonnay, relish your tapas or contemplate your coffee then Tavulin will give you that time. Make time for yourself in Tavulinand enjoy an authentic local experience!

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Iza Roka 11, Dubrovnik (you might need to hit the Google maps) 

Tel - +385 99 885 4197

Open from 11:00am to 00:15

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