Category: Croatia

Top 10 cycle rides in Europe

Top 10 cycle rides in Europe

I thought I’d take a few minutes to share some of my favorite rides that I’ve experienced recently. And although I may be revealing some secrets by rating these as my top 10, nothing quite compares to actually riding these routes and experiencing them yourself. So while I may be divulging the ‘where’ and some […]

Croatia - the new tourism star of the European Union

Croatia – the new tourism star of the European Union

The Croatian National Tourist Board has released a new promotional video entitled ‘Croatia – the new Tourism Star of the European Union’ in the run up to the country’s admission to the EU in July. The video is an extension of last year’s Ode to Joy by Ana Rucner, which marked a shift in the […]

Zagreb's newest tourist attraction: the Zagreb Eye viewpoint

Zagreb’s newest tourist attraction: the Zagreb Eye viewpoint

Zagreb officially opens its newest tourist attraction today – the Zagreb Eye viewpoint – to coincide with the anniversary of the city. Located on the 16th floor of the skyscraper on Ilica 1, at Ban Josip Jelačić Square, the attraction provides stunning panoramic views of the city, including Kaptol, Gradec, the Upper and Lower Town. […]

The Best Things to Do in Zadar, Croatia

The Best Things to Do in Zadar, Croatia

We all enjoy a little luxury and if we can enjoy it without breaking the bank, then all the better.  So, if you’re looking for all the charm of Florence with equally excellent food, wine and café culture but with a  much lower price tag then the place for you to go this year is […]

Top 5 destinations for a luxurious villa getaway

Top 5 destinations for a luxurious villa getaway

If, like us, you judge the perfect place to rest your head by its proximity to sun, sea and sand, then look no further. Here we provide a round-up to our top five destinations for a luxurious villa getaway. These are places that are certain to please even the most demanding of beach aficionados. Sardinia […]

'Ode to Joy' from the Croatian Tourist Board

‘Ode to Joy’ from the Croatian Tourist Board

‘Ode to Joy’, the promotional video of the Croatian Tourist Board, won a prestigious travel industry’s ‘Oscars’ award ‘Das goldene Stadttor’ at the International Tourism Film Festival held this time last year. The festival is held annually as a part of International Tourism Fair ITB in Berlin. With its impressive visualisation and through the inspiring […]

5 of the best luxury trips for young couples and groups

5 of the best luxury trips for young couples and groups

Although there are an abundance of luxury resorts for both couples and groups around the world, it can sometimes be difficult to find locations which will also offer culture, and plenty of activities.  Below are the top five trips for young couples and groups looking for something out of the ordinary, but in luxurious surroundings. […]

3 of the best luxury Mediterranean yacht holidays

3 of the best luxury Mediterranean yacht holidays

With secluded islands and miles of beautiful beaches to explore, Europe is the perfect holiday destination, but rather than sticking to the traditional beach holiday gazing out to sea, have you ever considered setting sail and peering back at the beach as you drift past on a luxury yacht? Sailing holidays in Europe have grown […]

Top 10 places in Europe to take your loved one this Valentine's

Top 10 places in Europe to take your loved one this Valentine’s

With Valentine’s Day not far away now, how do you plan to celebrate? Whether you’re looking for a romantic retreat among the snowy mountains that surround St. Moritz or a stay in a prime location on St. Mark’s Square in Venice, we think you’ll find something here to whet your appetite… Kempinski Hotel Adriatic, Istria, […]

Photograph of the week: Plitvice National Park, Croatia

Photograph of the week: Plitvice National Park, Croatia

Croatia is full of hidden gems and one of those, Plitvice National Park, is probably the most rewarding. There are several national parks scattered throughout the country but this park stands out for its unique beauty. Dario Endara spent the whole day wandering through the park and taking in the magical ambience. Some of the […]

Top 10 European holidays for 2012

Top 10 European holidays for 2012

Blue Palace Resort & Spa, Crete Elounda’s Blue Palace is part of the Luxury Collection of resorts and boasts a world class Thalasso Spa and over 140 room types with private pools all with sea views. The location is a star too, with a delightful private beach, crystal clear waters and soaring coastal vistas over […]

Top 5 up and coming destinations

Top 5 up and coming destinations

Croatia We’re seeing a real rise in bookings for Croatia, and this must be due in no small part to the emerging presence of impressive design hotels like the dramatic Monte Mulini in Rovinj and the stunning Hotel Bellevue in Dubrovnik. I visited Pula many years ago when it was part of Yugoslavia, and you […]

Interview with Simon Pardoe, Director of The Healthy Holiday Company

Interview with Simon Pardoe, Director of The Healthy Holiday Company

Simon Pardoe is a director and co-owner of The Healthy Holiday Company, which owns three luxury healthy holiday brands: fitscape, destination yoga and in:spa. Established in 2003, the company is now the UK’s leading provider of healthy holidays with a selection of large private villas and boutique hotels in Italy, Spain, Morocco, France, Greece and […]

Top 10 luxury destinations in Europe

Top 10 luxury destinations in Europe

In the past taking a luxury holiday often meant long haul flights to exotic locations, which was something that could take the shine off of an otherwise perfect experience. Choose Europe however and rest and relaxation are on our doorstep. Whatever your preference, European luxury destinations will have something to suit your need. Top 10 luxury destinations in […]

Top 10 most luxurious stag destinations

Top 10 most luxurious stag destinations

Whether you want a calm and upscale stag holiday or a more rambunctious occasion where the drinks flow freely, you can find whatever you are looking for at some of the best stag destinations around the world. From Asia to Europe, there are countless attractions, bars, and nightclubs to entertain you, and provide you with […]

Some of the most beautiful lakes in the world

Some of the most beautiful lakes in the world

Lakes are one of our more familiar geographical phenomena; punctuating the landscape and offering some of the world’s most breathtaking scenery. Found in all shapes, sizes, colours and even concentrations (consider the Dead Sea), the beauty and mystery of a lake is something that can inspire creativity, passion or in the case of Loch Ness, […]