World giants sucombed to Croatain (and Dubrovnik) wines

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A very interesting event took place on Sunday, June 5th, at the Excelsior Hotel in Dubrovnik. In total, 42 samples were placed in front of 14 expert tasters in a blind degustation among which some of the best international and domestic wines could be found. The idea for the event came from sommelier Siniša Lasan from the restaurant proto, who …

Dubrovnik Named to List of World’s Best Luxury Honeymoon Destinations for 2017

Those who have been to Dubrovnik (or are fortunate enough to call it home) know it’s one of the best places to experience ancient architecture, panoramic sea views, mouthwatering cuisine and rich Eastern European culture in a single destination. However, until recently, it seems that our piece of paradise has been overshadowed by more famous travel destinations throughout Europe. That’s …

Pelješac – a paradise for all senses

An hour drive away from Dubrovnik you will get to the point at which Peljšac and the mainland connect. From that point, the second largest peninsula of Croatia extends parallel to the mainland in 77 km of length. History The Dubrovnik Republic came into possession of Pelješac in 1333 and it remained in their jurisdiction until the end of the …

The Lokrum Curse and Richard the Lionheart shipwreck

Lokrum, the beautiful island located just a short boats ride away from the Old town Dubrovnik, was inhabited in prehistoric times. A fragment of a writing of a tombstone and four relief fragments built into the wall of the Benedictine Monastery testify to that fact. According to some data, as early as in 915 Lokrum was frequently visited and at some …

Myths and legends of the county – Mljet

Even if we don’t always realize it, myths are a part of everyday life. Historic places we visit during travels, aside from the obvious monuments, often hide remarkable, interesting and mesmerizing stories. Myths and legends have been transferred through generations of storytellers in Dubrovnik and the whole county. Mljet is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful islands of Croatia. One-third of …

Wines of the county – Lastovo, Mljet and Korčula

The islands of the county are many and beautiful. The history, culture, natural richness and the spectre of offers is quite extensive. The topic of today is once more wine. Three islands which share the same sea but produce different wine varieties. This article, the last in the series with the topic of wine regions, will lead you through the different wines …

Wines of the county – Pelješac Wine region

From its connection point in Mali Ston to the tip of the Lovište cape, Pelješac extends parallel to the mainland in 77 km of length. This makes it the second largest peninsula in Croatia. Life has been thriving on Pelješac since antiquity and many cultures have left their mark on it. Pelješac is a place of harmonious small towns, fisherman settlements, untouched nature and …

Wines of the county – Neretva wine region

The place of the only river delta in Croatia, fertile colourful grounds, exquisite gastronomy and the place of the largest vineyard in Croatia. But that is not even close to what the Neretva valley has to offer. Unique rich history in Narona, sports events with a long tradition like the marathon of authentic vessels and finally, the perfect place for one …

Wines of the County – Konavle wine region

Konavle are a very special region of the Dubrovnik- Neretva county. As previously written in the articles about Konavle, they are a place that combines everything you will ever hope to get out of a vacation. Rich flora and fauna, green landscapes accented by the river Ljuta, stone houses remodeled for the perfect luxury vacation with a hint of rustic flair, …

The Neretva valley

Narrow canals and backwaters, untouched nature, underwater towns, exquisite gastronomy, green fields full of colorful citrus fruits and a history to fall in love with. The land you dream of – the Neretva Valley! The Dubrovnik- Neretva county, among other things, is the only host of a delta in Croatia. The river Neretva is open to the sea making the towns  along …