Friday, 07 August 2020

Austrians love Croatia. According to new figures just released by the Austrian National Automobile Club Croatia is the number one destination in the world for Austrian tourists.

The survey, which was carried out in spring this year with more than 800 participants, showed that Croatia was the favourite destination, followed by Italy and Spain.

Austrians have arrived in Croatia in large numbers this year, in fact 440,000 have visited the Adriatic coast already this year, and have achieved 1.8 million overnight stays. The number of Austrians holidaying in Croatia is 6 percent up on 2017.

Traditionally the north of Croatia and the Istrian peninsular are the most popular holiday spots for Austrians. However, there are more and more visiting the south of the country as the number of airlines flying directly between the two countries are increasing.

Austrian tourists generate around 8 percent of Croatia’s annual tourist traffic, coming in third after tourists from Germany and Slovenia.

It wasn’t only the Croatian football team that shone in the Russia sunshine at the World Cup yesterday. Two Dubrovnik sisters stole the show as they arrived at the stadium in Novgorod, Adriana Durdevic and her sister Antonela Durdevic Bujak.

The Dubrovnik beauties were shopping in the official World Cup shop and were the centre of attention for the waiting media. Adriana is the girlfriend of Croatian striker Duje Caleta.

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Adriana and Duje in Dubrovnik before the World Cup 2018 - Instagram 

On the occasion of marking the Anti-Fascist Struggle Day, which is a national holiday in Croatia, a delegation of the Dubrovnik-Neretva County headed by the deputy prefect Žaklina Marević laid the wreath at the Memorial Tomb of the People's Liberation Army fighters at the Boninovo cemetery this morning.

A wreath on this occasion was also laid by representatives of the City of Dubrovnik, headed by the councillor Zdenko Medović.

Anti-Fascist Struggle Day is a national holiday and celebration in Croatia. It is celebrated on June 22, as it marks the beginning of the uprising of Croatian anti-fascist Partisans against German and Italian occupying forces, that started with the forming of the First Sisak Partisan Detachment on June 22, 1941 near Sisak, Croatia.

Oh what a night for Croatian football. Argentina, one of the favourites to win the World Cup, were brushed aside by Croatia last night in a 3 – 0 win.

And the whole country was awash with red and white squares, from Zagreb to Dubrovnik, as the goals flew in. The Sunset Beach in Lapad was one of the many bars and restaurants that rolled out the big TV and hundreds gathered to watch the big game.

The party went on well into the early morning hours with fireworks, singing and car horns filling the night sky.
Check out the atmosphere from Sunset Beach in Dubrovnik from Zeljko Tutnjevic.

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Croatia dominated Argentina in front of 45,000 fans in Nizhny Novgorod last night in the second group game of the 2018 World Cup. Goals from Ante Rebic, the captain Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic saw Croatia crush the South Americans 3 – 0.

From the very beginning of the match Croatia were on top and completely suffocated Lionel Messi and the rest of the Argentine midfield. In fact, in the first half Argentina failed to have a shot on target. Argentina looked nervous from the start and Messi was well marked all game. This was their biggest defeat at a World Cup since 1958 and the future in the competition now hangs in the balance.

Following their opening 2 -0 win over Nigeria Croatia now sit on top of group D with 6 points and look almost certain to win the group and progress into the later stages.

This was Croatia’s first win against South American opposition having lost their previous four encounters at past World Cups. 

If you ask Vlad Chiricheș what are the benefits of not passing FIFA World Cup qualifications, he would probably say – the fact that you can have a holiday, while your colleagues are losing their nerves in Russia.

Romanian professional footballer who plays for Italian club Napoli and the Romania national team has published a photo from Dubrovnik at his official Instagram profile followed by more than 100 thousand people. Photo shows him and his wife Sabrina at the Srd Mountain with Lokrum and Dubrovnik beneath them.

We are wondering if he will watch the game tonight in one of Dubrovnik bars or he is having a non-football holiday.

MOMA Dubrovnik will have a professional guidance through the multimedia exhibition ‘Line of the Cancelled Horizon' by Ivona Vlasic on Saturday, June 23rd, at 10 am, within the program "Saturday Coffee in the Gallery". This is also the last opportunity for all those who have not yet seen an exhibition to visit it – because it will be closed on Sunday, June 24th.

Unlike previous times, this time the exhibition will be guided by the artist, Ivona Vlasic, with the director of Museum of Modern Ard Dubrovnik, Marin Ivanovic. Do not miss the opportunity to find out where and how one of your favorite Dubrovnik artists finds inspiration for their work.

"Saturday Coffee in the Gallery" is part of a rich program of the MOMA Dubrovnik, with which they want to get closer to locals and visitors to Dubrovnik, offering them a different experience of a cultural institution. Each new exhibition is an opportunity to expand and upgrade the already traditional program that the Dubrovnik audience has recognized and excellently accepted.

After expert guidance, all visitors will be able to refresh themselves with coffee and juices and enjoy their time on the terrace with the most beautiful view on the Old City.

The big day is here! Croatia will meet Argentina in the FIFA World Cup match at 8 pm and the excitement can be felt for days now.

Football mania has no limits, so Eurosport published funny and interesting video showing Newton, so called psychic parrot, who picks a winner of the match by kicking the ball on the small improvised football field.

When it comes to Croatia and Argentina, Newton has decided that the winner is… Croatia! We are not sure how accurate his predictions are, but we completely trust Newton.

Good luck to our team!

There's no better way to mark the first day of summer and World Music Day like a concert by the renowed Croatian cellist Ana Rucner in the amphitheatre on top of the Srd Mountain! Ana and her guests welcomed summer with numerous visitors this morning, at 5 am, enjoying beautiful music and sunrise. 

Ana Rucner was joined by Rucner String Quartet that celebrates 20th Anniversary of artistic activity, Marko Bosnjak – boy with amazing voice and Dominik Lucic – a talented pianist.

In this free concert, visitors were able to enjoy famous compositions such as Ashes of Celine Dion, Earth song and Childhood by Michael Jackson. This time Ana also included several of the spiritual compositions that perfectly matched the atmosphere. What a lovely way to start the summer!

Take a look at beautiful photos by Filip Basic below and feel the atmosphere. 

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This weekend will be extended because of two state holidays. On Friday, June 22nd, is the Day of Anti-Fascist Fight, and on Monday, June 25th, the National Day, and many Croatians will use this opportunity to travel. 

That’s why Croatian Autoclub (HAK) published a traffic guide for the extended weekend.

-Our citizens will be traveling on Thursday, June 21st, when the traffic is expected to increase with intermittent interruptions, during the morning in cities and suburban roads, and in the early afternoon hours on motorways and major state roads – HAK explaines.

Crowds are also expected during Friday, June 22nd in the afternoon, and during Saturday, June 23rd in the morning. Returns are expected on Sunday, June 24th and Monday, June 25th, with crowds at the Lucko (A1 / A6) and Zagreb-East (A3) toll stations.

During the return, jams are expected at the borders with Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia. The crowds are also expected on the Lika Highway (DC1), Adriatic Highway (DC8), Krk and Krka Bridge near the tourist centers on the coast, ferry ports and on some sections where the road works are being done, which due to the beginning of the summer season is less and less.


Unfortunately, forecasters announce very bad weather conditions for Friday and Saturday afternoon. The rapid and sudden change of weather, especially in the west of the country and the northern Adriatic, will lead to major disturbances in regular traffic, both road and maritime. In road traffic, restrictions for certain groups of vehicles are expected and there’s possible seizure of ferry, catamaran and other shipping lines in the area.

-Due to very unfavorable weather conditions, we advise drivers to choose Saturday, June 23rd, instead of Friday, June 22nd for their trip- HAK writes.

They bring some tips for surviving this weekend on the roads:

• Prepare a car for driving
• Always have enough fluid, the best is water and natural juices;
• rest before the trip rest and regularly stop at rest stops during the longer journeys (every 2 hours driving);
• be well informed about the traffic situation at or the mobile application of HAK;
• Enjoy the fact that you are on vacation.

The Voice of Dubrovnik


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