Diomede’s Cape or Punta Planke

pp112Mythical Diomede’s Cape of the Adriatic near Rogoznica

The Sleepy Silba

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Silba island is a hidden sailing paradise away from crowds of mass tourism.

Beaches of Vis Island – Sandy Smokova beach

Vis is generally known as one of the most beautiful islands of Croatia. Culture, history, food, beaches…all that makes Vis  Island a very special destination. There are several very popular beaches on the island (Srebrna, Stončica, Grandovac, Stiniva…to name just a few) but some are only accessible by a boat as the coast of Vis is…

Kornati – winter cruise

December is usually nice. But rarely nice as this year. Sunny, no wind, temperatures almost reaching 18 degrees… Perfect for enjoying beautiful outdoors! So, yesterday, we wanted to test our speed boat and see what is going on on Kornati. I haven’t been there in years and really wanted to experience them in the winter…

The Blues of Dugi Otok

Dugi Otok is one of my favorite islands in Croatia. No, it does not get the press like more popular, “world class” destinations like Hvar Island or “off the beaten path” Vis. It is just far from major routes and far off the main focus despite boasting two incredible inlets like Pantera on the very…

Historical and Maritime Museum of Istria

I love maritime museums. A year ago I was in Pula and had some time on my own so I decided to visit their maritime museum. Pula was the most important military naval base of Austro-Hungary and that is my favorite part of naval history: late 19th century and WWI. Since 1961,  founded as the…

Gnalic Shipwreck Exhibition at Biograd City Museum

This year’s Night at the Museum we spent at home as it was too cold for a baby to go out. So, it is a perfect opportunity to present one of Croatia’s most exclusive museum collections located in Biograd’s own City Museum. The shipwreck of Gnalic and it’s find was a major news back in…

Outer Islands of Dalmatia: Jabuka, Svetac and Brusnik

I have been to numerous islands, hidden fortresses, unknown caves, crazy places… But these islands: Jabuka, Svetac and Brusnik  I wanted to visit ever since I was a kid! Jabuka – a volcanic rock in the middle of the Adriatic. Svetac – the stronghold of Illyrian queen Teuta and Brusnik, another volcanic island just like…

Latinsko idro 2009 – Traditional boat regatta in Murter

Murter Island has been known for it’s boats for few centuries now. Especially gajeta and leut. These traditional wooden boats were used by the Murterini to reach their olive groves and pastures in the area of Modrave (a narrow strip between Pakoštane and Pirovac) and Kornati which were owned by the nobility of Zadar. Later,…