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Croatia is a Central European and Mediterranean country, bordering Slovenia in the west, Hungary in the north, Serbia in the east and Bosnia and Herzegovina in the south. Croatia also has a long maritime border with Italy in the Adriatic Sea. Croatia is a Central European and Mediterranean country, bordering Slovenia in the west, Hungary in the north, Serbia in the east and Bosnia and Herzegovina in the south. Croatia also has a long maritime border with Italy in the Adriatic Sea. Croatia is a Central European and Mediterranean country, bordering Slovenia in the west, Hungary in the north, Serbia in the east and Bosnia and Herzegovina in the south. Croatia also has a long maritime border with Italy in the Adriatic Sea. Croatia is a Central European and Mediterranean country, bordering Slovenia in the west, Hungary in the north, Serbia in the east and Bosnia and Herzegovina in the south. Croatia also has a long maritime border with Italy in the Adriatic Sea. Croatia is a Central European and Mediterranean country, bordering Slovenia in the west, Hungary in the north, Serbia in the east and Bosnia and Herzegovina in the south. Croatia also has a long maritime border with Italy in the Adriatic Sea. Croatia is a Central European and Mediterranean country, bordering Slovenia in the west, Hungary in the north, Serbia in the east and Bosnia and Herzegovina in the south. Croatia also has a long maritime border with Italy in the Adriatic Sea. Croatia is a Central European and Mediterranean country, bordering Slovenia in the west, Hungary in the north, Serbia in the east and Bosnia and Herzegovina in the south. Croatia also has a long maritime border with Italy in the Adriatic Sea.

 

The apartment is located in a village called Liznjan. Liznjan is located at the bottom tip of the Istrian

Liznjan are:

-8km from Pula. One of the really classic seaside resorts on the Istrian peninsula, Pula is situated on the Istrian peninsula's southernmost tip. Pula is the largest city on the peninsula of Istria, with about 90 000 inhabitants in the metropolitan area. The main attractions in Pula are remnants of ancient Rome. The natural beauty of Pula and the surrounding turquoise waters of the Adriatic Sea has made the city an internationally popular tourist resort.

- Medulin 2.5 km.Medulin is a city with a long, luxurious and inbuktad coastline, surrounded by a ring of small islands. It has been ranked among the representatives of tourism in Istria.

Apartment No 1: is 50kvm. It consists of 2 bedrooms (double bed in one room and 2 single beds in the other), 1 living room (with 2 sofa beds) with kitchen, modern bathroom with shower and a large terrace. Waiting for 6 people


Price: 350euro June / up to 5 people
July 420 euros / up to 5 people
August 420 euros / up to 5personer

A person extra 12 euros / day


Apartment 2-4: The apartment consists of one bedroom (double bed), 1 living room (2 sofa beds) with kitchen, modern bathroom with shower and balcony. Waiting for 4 people.

Price: June 320 euro / week
July 350 EUR / week
August 350 EUR / week

The apartment has television, wireless Internet.
The kitchen consists of 2 hot plates, sink, pots, plates, coffee maker, etc.

Quilts, pillows and duvet covers, electric and water included in price
Access to washing machine
A nice barbecue in the garden
Ac available upon request for a cost of EUR 5 per day.

There are both sand and pebble beaches

The apartment is only 4 years old.
Everything is new and fresh.

In the surrounding area, distance to closest ...

* Grocery store (500 m)
* Pharmacy (500 m)
* Bank (900 m)
* Restaurant (50 m)
* Business (500 m)
* Liquor (500 m)
* Nightlife (900 m)
* Sea (700 m)
* Beach (700 m)
* Swimming (700 m)
* Boat Rental (2 km)
* Bicycle Rental (Outside the door)
* Football (1 km)
* Fishing (700 m)
* Tennis (1 km)
* Diving (2 km)
* Bus stop (700 m)

Book today ... before it's too late!

A holiday rental in Istria

 

 


This large peninsula in the north western part of Croatia is almost 3,000 km² and has a lot to offer for its visitors. You will find flourishing valleys, old fishing villages, historic castles and ruines and local vineyards.

After arriving to your holiday rental it is time to start exploring Istria because there are so many things waiting to be discovered. The coastal towns have preserved their Illyrian, Roman or Venetian character. The rugged cliffs with crystal clear water and small silicic coves are perfect for swimming, snorkeling and diving. On a trip to the inland you can follow the designated “wine route” or go cycling on one of the many cycle tracks. The countryside of the inland shows you even more of Istria’s charm. Take an excursion to Motovun with its massive fortifications or to the beautiful natural surroundings of Groznjan. Experience Opralj and the fantastic view of Hum and a glimpse of “the world’s smallest town”.

Description of the landscape

Istria is situated in the heart of Croatia. The area is the Adriatic’s largest peninsula and represents an important geographical junction between Europe’s alpine and Mediterranean regions. The densely forested mountain range of Ucka (highest point 1,396 m) with its mountains, valleys and idyllic villages is as beautiful as Italy’s Tuscany or Southern France’s Provence.

Nature

The Brijuni National Park
The Ucka mountains National Park

Local food

In the autumn Istria is a prime destination for truffle lovers. During this period special trained dogs and pigs search the forests for the delicacy. The oak forests Istria are among some the best places to find truffles and in the local restaurants, you are spoilt for choice and can choose between a large selection of truffles specialties.

 

 

Croatia's Culture


Romans, Turks and Habsburgs have all left their marks on Croatia’s culture. There is a cultural heritage ranging from antiquity to classic, from baroque to renaissance.

 

The Adriatic Sea holds an ancient culture, which has gradually been revealed through cultural treasures discovered both in caves and on the bottom of the ocean. Croatia’s culture can be traced right back to the Stone Age (evidence has been discovered in caves on the islands of Hvar and Palagruza).

 

As early as the 6th Century BC, the Greeks settled in Croatia, a preferred point for trading with the Illyrians. Evidence of this period is the towns Pharos and Issa, now known as Stari grad and Vis, on the island of Hvar.

 

After that, the Romans came, not only building palaces and summer residences, but also developing the marine traffic. This has been proved by the many ancient shipwrecks and ships’ cargoes that divers have discovered on the sea bottom between Pula and Cavtat.

 

Later a new period in Croatia’s history began which has been characterized by constant struggles against tyranny and defense against a variety of enemies.

 

In the 18th century, Napoleon ruled the Croatians, but he was soon replaced by Austria. In the course of the next century, Austria and Italy were fighting for the dominance of the eastern coast, culminating in “Viska bitka”, the battle of Vis, in 1866. There are many sights originating from this famous period on the mainland, but also at the bottom of the ocean in form of ship wrecks and the remains of ships’ cargoes.

 

This period was followed by the Austrian-Hungarian monarchy. Harbours and breakwaters were strengthened, and trade and ship building boomed.

 

During the two world wars the Adriatic Sea was one of the most important battlegrounds, which a large number of ship wrecks are evidence of.


Important phone numbers


International number for Croatia: +385
Police: 92
Firefighters: 93
Ambulance: 94

Road aid: (+385 1) 987
Weather and road condition: +385 1 46 40 800
Traffic conditions: +385 1 46 40 800
Croatian autoclub (HAK): +385 1 66 11 999 
Information of local and longdistant phone numbers: 988
Information of international phone numbers: 902
General information: 981

Croatian angels - tourist information available in Croatian, English, German and Italian
from the 23.03.-15.10. on number: 062 999 999 (+385 62 999 999)

 

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Plitvice - INFO

Plitvice Lakes is the most famous national park in Croatia and is one of the most beautiful sights in Europe. The wealth and the splendour of the water, the sounds made by the waterfalls, the awe-inspiring strength and power of the nature, are probably the first things you will experience when you see Plitvice Lakes for the first time.
Plitvice Lakes consist of a group of 16 terraced lakes connected by the waterfalls, and a kilometre-long network of wooden bridges and forest paths provides visitors with the possibility of a close encounter with the waterfalls and the lakes. The virginal nature that creates the waterfalls, the flora and the fauna of the national park, inside and outside the lakes, is the reason why the park attracts thousands of excited visitors each year.
The waters flowing over the limestone and chalk have, over thousands of years, deposited travertine barriers, creating natural dams which in turn have created a series of spectacular lakes, caves and waterfalls. These geological processes continue today. The great natural beauty and the diversity of life forms are the reasons why Plitvice Lakes National park is one of UNESCO's World Heritage sites.
The beauties of the park offer you a unique opportunity to be one with nature's harmony with numerous holiday and excursion activities, long walks in the nature and the recreational programs for all generations.
Our premium offer of private and hotel accommodation in the Park's area is a guarantee for a pleasant holiday at Plitvice Lakes.


 

The Kornati Islands


Stretching along the central part of the Croatian Adriatic, are the Kornati islands. With their immense natural beauty, diverse coastlines, and preserved marine ecosystem, most of the Kornati islands were declared a National park in 1980. National park Kornati sizes about 220 km2 which consists of 89 islands, islets and reefs. National park Kornati was named after the biggest island in the group - Kornat. Vegetation on the islands is minimal, giving the islands a bald look, however, nature still thrives with plant life on the rocks. Crystal clear water, and uncover the all kinds of reefs, shellfish and many species of fish below the surface.

The Kornati islands were populated in prehistoric times; findings of stone hatchets at the bottom of the hill Pasinka on the islands of Kornati confirm the stated. The Kornati islands were a frequent target for invaders and thieves, from the Romans and the Venetians to the aristocracy from Zadar. Although today the Kornati islands are only populated during the summer months, old field and fishing houses spread out in secluded inlets on the Kornati islands, give away the presence of their owners. There is no electricity or fresh water springs on the islands.

The Kornati islands are a real heaven for yachtsmen, divers and all those who enjoy the solitude of untouched and the magnificence of nature. There are 20 restaurants on the Kornati islands which serve fish specialities. You can get to the Kornati islands by boat (if you own or you rent), or by organised boat excursions offered by tourist agencies. For more information you can visit the public bureau „Nacionalni Park Kornati “in Murter. The park is located about seven nautical miles from the island of Murter.

Interesting things to see:
Islet of Taljuric - because of its oval shape it looks like a plate. It is dangerous for boats, because it is often covered with water.
Island Piskera - is the second largest island in the national park, it was once the main fishing centre on the Kornati islands with a warehouse for salted fish.
Mala (little) Proversa – is a shallow passage between Dugi (long) island and the island of Katine. Ancient Roman ruins approximately 90m long are visible in the sea, which were once above sea level.
Bay of Spinuta - in the bay, leftover wall ruins are visible of an Ancient Roman salt factory or of a fish cultivating pond

Excursion boats to national park Kornati are available from all tourist towns in the Sibenik and Zadar Riviera.
Ticket prices before entrance into the national park: 50 kn.
Ticket prices bought within the park: 80 kn.

 

 

The Brijuni Islands


The Brijuni archipelago stretches along the south west coast of the peninsula of Istria. The islands consist of two large islands, Veli (big) Brijun and Mali (small) Brijun plus twelve other smaller islands. For travellers from all around the world, national park Brijuni has become one of their favourite holiday destinations with its spectacular beauty, and mild climate since the beginning of the 20th century. The coastline is mostly low and rocky, although very accessible, with a few sandy and pebble inlets.

The picturesque islands have been attracting people since ancient times for its tranquillity and natural beauty. The islands have been populated since the Roman age, and the remains of many luxurious Roman villas prove to the alluring beauty of the archipelago. The most significant of the remains on the islands are in the bay of Verige, part of which were found temples to the god Neptune and the goddess Venus. On the west coast of the island of Veli Brijuni, in the gulf of Dobrika, the Byzantine castles and the basilica of St. Mary are located. These remains confirm the existence of settlements from the 16th century.

The white villa on the island in Veli Brijuni was the residence of Joseph B. Tito, during his reign as presidents of Yugoslavia and there received many public officials and delegates. As he was an animal lover, he received many as gifts from visitors from all parts of the globe. Today there are more than 600 indigenous plant species, mostly Mediterranean, and in the northern part of Veli Brijun there is a safari park where there are deer, zebra, ostriches, giraffes and other animals.

Golf lovers can enjoy playing and nature. Renting bicycles at the park lets our guests experience the park in a different way.

Brijuni has a ferry connection to the main land from the port at Fažana (Pula - 8km).
Ticket price is 70kn.

For more information you can click on the following link http://www.brijuni.hr

 

 

 

The island of Mljet


According to the descriptions in Homers epic tale of The Odyssey, many explorers and experts consider Mljet to be the island of Ogygia - the beautiful island where the nymph Calypso held Odysseus for 7 years. The name of the island itself speaks of its beauty, which is derived from the Greek word "melite nesos" which means „honey island“.

National Park Mljet was declared as such in the year 1960, and encompasses the west part of the island of Mljet. The main factors in declaring the island as a national park is the rare and intended coast and the dense flora, specifically the forested area on the south side of the island, which creates two lakes on the island. Although the water is salty, the landscape looks like lakes. They are rich with many sea shells (mussels, oysters etc), and the plankton of the island have been the study of multiple scientific researches.

On the south side of the Large Island is a small islet named St. Maria which has an ancient Benedictine abbey and a church which dates back to the 12 century. Today’s two storey structure of the abbey is in the renaissance style of which two sides border the courtyard. On the southeast corner a defence tower was built, so all the structures on the islet (including the church) create a defence mechanism as a whole. Today as part of the abbey, there is also a restaurant that is worth visiting.



The vegetation on the island, especially in the national park is very rich, which gives the island of Mljet the attribute of a "green island". Forests of alp pine trees around the lake are known as one of the most beautiful and untouched of that kind on the Mediterranean. When the island was populated with mungo (Mungos mungo), a small creature that ate snakes, since then there have been no poisonous snakes on the island, and also less wild life. There are also many types of coastal fauna, of which one of the most interesting is the sea bear (Monachus albiventer). The sea bear is protected mammal and a rare seal in the Adriatic Sea.

Visiting the National park Mljet is possible by ferry lines from Dubrovnik, and many tourist boat excursions from Korcula, Hvar, Brač, Makarska and Pelješac, of which most of them dock at the Pomen port. Guests can enjoy the sea and sun and walk on trails to the tops of Montokuc, where a beautiful view of the entire island can be seen.
Ticket price for entrance into the nature park is 90kn.

For more information, you can click on the following link http://www.np-mljet.hr/

Krka Falls


River Krka is a phenomenon, while making its way to the Adriatic sea; it forms many lakes, falls and water currents. Originating from the base of the Dinara Mountains, by the town of Knin; because of the natural beauty and geological characteristics around the Krka River was declared a National park in 1985. The park encompass' and area of 109 km2 and follows along the river Krka about 2 km down river from Knin to Skradin.

The most impressive, and visited waterfalls are Skradinski buk and Roški falls. Roški falls are very accessible and can be visited year round. 650m of river create 12 water falls, with a total height of 27m. On the left side of the river Krka there are mills (used for processing wheat and corn) some of which are still in use today.



From Roški falls the river once again turns into an elongated lake named Visovac. There is a little islet in the middle of the lake and it is the name of this islet - Visovac; where the lake got its name from. On the islet there is a church and Franciscan monastery which add secrecy to the lake and islet. The first settlers on the island were Augustinians (nomads) in the 14th century and it was them who built the church and monastery. In the year 1440 Franciscans arrive from Bosnia, who were chased away by the Turkish invasion. They were able to stay there until today, bringing with them their valuable collection of books, art, and even 630 Turkish documents.

Skradinski buk
is considered one of the most beautiful cliff water falls in Europe. You can see them with a walk through a Forrest on a wooden path and bridges. The river Krka is rich with various species of fish, 10 of which are endemic. The great number of birds in National park Krka is also considered a haven and one of the most valuable areas in Europe.

Swimming is allowed only in authorised zones, the park can be visited by boat or from Skradin by foot. Entry to National Park Krka is in the town Skradin (Šibenikk: 23km)
Ticket prices for entrance into the nature park is from 25 to 80kn, and for children 7-14 years from 15 to 65 kn.

For more information please visit http://www.npkrka.hr/

Risnjak Mountain massive


Risnjak was declared a national park in 1953. It is comprised of multiple mountain peaks, of which Veliki (big) Risnjak is the highest, reaching a top height of 1528 m above sea level. The area of the park is 3198 ha, and includes the central part of the massive, the highest peaks, and the most intriguing parts of the park.

In this small vicinity different climate influences intertwine, the cold alpine, the mild influence from the Adriatic Sea, continental influence, and the highland chill from the Dinara Mountains. According to the geological features, the area is of Mountainous karsts, and covered with forests and fields, except on the peaks. The distribution of the mountain vegetation is quite interesting. Cool summers, long snowy winters and an abundance of precipitation are the main characteristics of the Risnjak climate.

More than two thirds of the park is maintained as a strict reservation. Forests, and all its inhabitants are left to grow freely, with out the cutting down of trees, and the influence of man. Plant life in the park is very diverse, over 30 plant families have been registered, of which the most is comprised of beech and fir (Fagetum illyricum abietetosum), which can grow at heights up to1240 m above sea level, above that the forest takes on sub mountainous beech (Fagetum croaticum subalpinum). The highest vegetation belt is the pine belt (Pinetum mughi croaticum).
There is a large gathering of fauna in the park area, which include the brown bear (Ursus arctos), roe-deer (Capreolus capreolus), deer, short-toed eagle, and since 1974 the mountain has been repopulated by lynx once again, which is where the mountain got its name from.

The best way to experience national park Risnjak is by visiting the mountain dorm, which is open from May 1st until October 31st. The park is located about 31km from Rijeka via Gornje Jelenje - 24 km, and then on a smaller road another 7km towards Lazac. From the parking lot at the town Vilje, there is a marked trail to the mountain dorm; the hike is about 1hour and 30 minutes.
Visitors can enjoy walking, hiking, climbing, mountain biking, fishing, speleological decants, and wildlife observation.
Ticket price for adults is 30kn, and children (7-18 years) is 15 kn.

For more information please visit http://www.risnjak.hr

Paklenica


On the south side of the Velebit Mountain range, in an area of 3617 ha along the coast of the Adriatic Sea, is where you can find National Park Paklenica. The area had been declared a National Park since 1949, because of the diverse natural environmental and other variety of life in park. In this area mountain and sea fuse together, with awesome horizontal and vertical canyons and other extraordinary phenomena, capture the curiosity of all its visitors.

The two most impressive canyons in the National Park Paklenica are Velika (big) Paklenica and Mala (small) Paklenica, which have many rock and cliff formations, a number of caves, and a variety of flora and fauna. There is a monumental vertical gorge, known as Anića Kuk, is one of the most popular terrains for alpinists. The National Park Paklenica is the most significant alpine climbing centre on the Adriatic coast. Today there are about 400 different trails, giving each climber an option to choose his/her own personal trail. There is about 150km of hiking trails in the park, of which the most popular is from the Velika (big) Paklenica canyon to the mountain hut Paklenica, (about a two hour hike).

Manita cavern has a large subterranean cave (a hall 65 m long and 40 m wide and 32 m high). The estimated age of the cavern is about 80,000 years.

Paklenica also has diverse wildlife in the park. Birds make up the largest group; about 212 species have been spotted. The griffon vulture has a wingspan up to 2,60m, also habituates in this area, and mountain butterflies are an attraction to all of our guests. Large mammals in the park also include the Brown bear (Ursus arctos), wolves (Canis lupus), and the lynx (lynx lynx).

Entrance into the park is in the town of Starigrad - Paklenica towards Velika (big) Paklenica gorge from the town of Seline towards the gorge of Mala (small) Paklenica. The distance between the gorges is approx. 3km.
Ticket price is 30 kn.

For more information please visit http://www.paklenica.hr/

Mountains of North Velebit


National Park North Velebit is the youngest of the National parks in Croatia, was founded in 1999. The area was declared as a national park because of its distinct variety of karsts phenomena, rich wild and plant life, and the extraordinary natural beauties in such a small area. Alpinists in Croatia consider North Velebit the jewel among Croatian mountains. The farther distance from the main roads leading up to the park roads cause a reduced number of visitors, which only greatens the mysteriousness and the natural ambient of this area.

The area of the park is 109 km2, inside of which there is strict reservation Hajdučki and Rozanski kukovi. The mountains represent a specific geomorphologic phenomenon, discovered in the mountains were more than 150 caves, the most renowned is Luka’s cave, is one of the deepest in the world ever, and was only discovered in 1999.

Many hiking trails go through the park, the most well-known is Premužić’s trail, that winds through the most beautiful and interesting parts of North Velebit. Once the peak of the mountain is reached, a breathtaking view of the Adriatic Sea and islands can be seen. There have been many settlements in the past in the area; old field houses in ruins can still be seen.
On the coastal side of Velebit lies the bay of Zavratnica, a beautiful detail of the coast underlying Velebit. The bay of Zavratnica was declared a geomorphologic monument of nature, which can best be seen in the winter months where there is a distinct fixture of light and shadows.

The most frequented pass to the park is from the direction Otočac (Otočac-Rijeka: 103km, Otočac-Zadar: 137km). You can also access the park via hiking trails from the coastal side of Velebit, from the direction of Frisnica and Gornje (upper) Klada, and also from the northeast side via Krasna.
Ticket price is 30kn (for stays up to 3 days), weekly ticket price is 50 kn.

For more information please visit
http://www.np-sjeverni-velebit.hr