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Croatia PM hints at referendum on Adriatic oil and gas drilling

Rab - Oil and gas drilling in the Adriatic has looked inevitable, but is the tide turning, as Croatian Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic announces his intention to hold a referendum on the issue?

Zinfandel's wine roots to bear tourism fruit in Kastela, Croatia Special

Kastel Stafilic - The origins of one of America's best-known grape varieties are enjoying a comeback in Dalmatia, as the Croatian wine story takes another step forward.

Sinj Alka, a UNESCO tradition turning 300 in Dalmatia, Croatia Special

Sinj - One of Croatia's most important cultural events turns 300 this year. An interview with Sinj Tourist Board director Jelena Bilic.

Croatia Flights: Qatar expands, Toronto to Zagreb, China to Zadar

Zagreb - The Croatian travel revolution continues with Qatar Airways strengthening their Zagreb route, as Toronto and Chongqing are set to connect directly to Croatia.

Mother, son killed in Croatia hand grenade blast: police

Zagreb - A seven-year-old boy and his mother were killed and three other children were injured Saturday when a hand grenade exploded at their home in eastern Croatia, police said.

Full of Life, Croatia PM, 2 ministers open new road on Hvar Special

Jelsa - A high-level delegation from Zagreb flies into Croatia's premier island of Hvar to open the latest infrastructure change in Jelsa.

Croatia's first female president sworn in

Zagreb - Croatia's first female president Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic pledged to help kickstart the country's ailing economy as she was sworn into office on Sunday.

New Croatia Tourist Board slogan full of life, controversy

Zagreb - A new and expensive slogan for the Croatia National Tourist Board is causing both controversy and questions about its originality.

Zagreb's powerful mayor indicted for abuse of power

Zagreb - The powerful mayor of Croatia's capital Zagreb was indicted Friday for abuse of power as a wider investigation continues against him over millions in suspected fraud.

'No reconciliation' after UN court rejects Balkan war claims

Zagreb - "There is no reconciliation here," said a former Croatian prisoner of war after a landmark ruling Tuesday that rejected rival claims of genocide by Croatia and Serbia stemming from their 1990s war. "We have different views over the past.

Fodor's 2015 rising world destinations topped by Croatia

More good news for Croatian tourism ahead of the 2015, as Fodor's named the EU's newest member as its top world destination on the rise.

Top UN court rules Serbia not guilty of genocide against Croats

Den Haag - The UN's highest court on Tuesday rejected rival claims of genocide by Croatia and Serbia in landmark rulings over their 1991-1995 war, and urged the former foes to turn the page on their bloody history.

First tourist agency for swingers opens in conservative Dalmatia

Split - As Croatia prepares for a new tourist season, a local agency in Split is offered cruises with a difference in conservative Dalmatia - for swingers.

Photo Essay: Winter on Croatia's Premier Island of Hvar

Hvar - Billed as 'the new St Tropez' in summer, life on the island of Hvar is very different when the tourists have departed. An overview of life in winter on a Dalmatian island.

Croatia elects first woman president after tight vote

Zagreb - Opposition challenger Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic was elected Croatia's first female president on Sunday, narrowly winning a tight run-off vote with a pledge to kickstart the EU country's ailing economy.

Conservative set to become Croatia first woman president

Zagreb - Opposition conservative Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic was set to become Croatia's first female president Sunday after winning a runoff vote with a pledge to kickstart the country's ailing economy, exit polls showed.

Struggling Croatia holds tight presidential run-off

Zagreb - Croatians cast ballots Sunday to elect a president in a tight run-off between incumbent centre-left Ivo Josipovic and conservative Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, both pledging to help kickstart the newest EU member's ailing economy.

Croatian New Year traditions: Picigin at Bacvice beach in Split

Split - With one of the coldest late Decembers in recent memory, hardy Split sportsmen uphold the traditions of Split with a January 1 game of Picigin.

Spectacular Roman finds under Europe's oldest public theatre

Hvar - Renovation of a building housing Europe's oldest public theatre in Hvar, Croatia, reveals layers of secrets from the past.

Op-Ed: A unique opportunity for Croatia's premier island of Hvar?

Hvar - As 2014 comes to a close, two developments could significantly alter the course of the tourism future of one of Croatia's most exclusive destinations.

Nazi-hunters condemn Mass for WWII Croatia leader

Zagreb - The Nazi-hunting Simon Wiesenthal Centre slammed Monday a Mass in Zagreb to commemorate Croatia's World War II pro-Nazi leader, claiming it was a "badge of shame" for the Catholic Church.

Struggling Croatia to elect president in run-off

Zagreb - Croatia will choose a new president in a January run-off seen as a key test for next year's parliamentary election after an unexpectedly tight first round as the country struggles with economic crisis.

Croatian president, rival head for run-off after tight contest

Zagreb - Croatia's President Ivo Josipovic and his conservative rival on Sunday headed for a January run-off following a tight first round vote overshadowed by the country's deep economic crisis.

Croatia's piano-playing president tipped to retain post

Zagreb - Croatia's piano playing president Ivo Josipovic is tipped to lead the field when voters in the European Union's newest member vote on Sunday, as the country struggles with severe economic crisis.

Croatian Center of Tolerance to open in Sinj, Dalmatia Special

Sinj - A year after the Croatian referendum on the definition of marriage, the Croatian Center for Tolerance is set to open in Sinj in Dalmatian Zagora.

First Roman Road in Central Dalmatia opened near Split, Croatia

Split - More inland treasures in the popular Croatian region of Central Dalmatia are uncovered with the opening of the first Roman road in a new initiative.

Seaplane Saturday: Community in Dalmatia, history in Istria Special

Pula - A busy day for Europe's first modern scheduled seaplane operation in Croatia, starting with a school flight in Dalmatia followed by a historic flight to Istria.

Turkish marina, German-financed seaplane meet in Sibenik, Croatia

Sibenik - An intriguing example of quality tourism cooperation and a public private partnership in Croatia, as European Coastal Airlines flies into Sibenik.

Angela Muir MW assesses Croatian wine scene after Zagreb Vinocom Special

Zagreb - One of the world's leading wine experts is just back from a week in Croatia after Zagreb Vinocom. Master of Wine Angela Muir shared her thoughts on the Croatian wine scene.

Photo Essay: Osijek through the lens of Romulic and Stojcic

Osijek - The north-eastern Croatian region of Slavonia is not known for its mass tourism, but there is plenty to discover, as the lens of a celebrated Croatian photographer shows.
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Klapa Cambi in full flow in front of the Hvar Loggia.
Klapa Cambi in full flow in front of the Hvar Loggia.
Ana Dujmovic
A new ley line has been discovered in Croatia
A new ley line has been discovered in Croatia
Alan Mandic
The relationship with the luxury yachting market could not be closer.
The relationship with the luxury yachting market could not be closer.
Restaurant Gariful
The third Bogdanusa Evening in Svirce was the most successful yet  and the pretty Dalmatian square w...
The third Bogdanusa Evening in Svirce was the most successful yet, and the pretty Dalmatian square was illuminated with lighting provided by Ivica Blaskovic.
Mili Plenkovic
Offroad Jeep safari tourism is in its infancy in inland Dalmatia  but agencies such as Dalmatia Expl...
Offroad Jeep safari tourism is in its infancy in inland Dalmatia, but agencies such as Dalmatia Explorer are slowly enticing visitors away from the beach into the wild and natural unknown.
Domagoj Burica
Digital Journal drove the new road  which is a welcome improvement on the winding coastal alternativ...
Digital Journal drove the new road, which is a welcome improvement on the winding coastal alternative.
The torchlit setting for the culmination of the tour
The torchlit setting for the culmination of the tour
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Vetus Itinera
An additional island attraction is the opening of Hvar s first private zoo  run by luxury fish resta...
An additional island attraction is the opening of Hvar's first private zoo, run by luxury fish restaurant Gariful, and including an eagle from Kazakhstan and a llama from South America.
Ivan Gospodnetic
Asian tourists around Peristil
Asian tourists around Peristil
The inviting waters of Palmizana in October  for child and dog alike. In front of Toto s Restaurant ...
The inviting waters of Palmizana in October, for child and dog alike. In front of Toto's Restaurant, the host of Big Game Fishing Hvar Cup 2014.
There was plenty of accompanying music with this excellent brass band
There was plenty of accompanying music with this excellent brass band
Owner Vaso Vulin slicing some prsut for this Digital Journalist to accompany a glass of excellent re...
Owner Vaso Vulin slicing some prsut for this Digital Journalist to accompany a glass of excellent red.
A view of the Kabal Peninsula where the proposed resort will be built
A view of the Kabal Peninsula where the proposed resort will be built
Delegates were treated to a buffet welcome dinner at Hotel Amfora.
Delegates were treated to a buffet welcome dinner at Hotel Amfora.
The Hvar Wine Association tasting took place on the pretty square of Skor in Stari Grad
The Hvar Wine Association tasting took place on the pretty square of Skor in Stari Grad
The collection point at the Arsenal was the biggest on the island of Hvar.
The collection point at the Arsenal was the biggest on the island of Hvar.
Jaksa Kuzmicic
My kingdom for a vowel. Prc  one of the linguistically challenging varieties from Hvar.
My kingdom for a vowel. Prc, one of the linguistically challenging varieties from Hvar.
Vinopia
A German television crew filmed the whole event.
A German television crew filmed the whole event.
The Split waterfront is one of the city s most picturesque sights.
The Split waterfront is one of the city's most picturesque sights.