European Historic Thermal Towns Association

19 April 2019 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: Architecture, General

Gellért Baths in Budapest © Joe Mabel/cc-by-sa-3.0

Gellért Baths in Budapest © Joe Mabel/cc-by-sa-3.0

The European Route of Historic Thermal Cities is a Cultural Route of the Council of Europe. The route is supported by the European Historic Thermal Towns Association (EHTTA), founded in 2011, a nonprofit organization with currently 26 members in 11 European countries (including Turkey). In the spring of 2013 EHTTA was awarded the “Cultural Route of Europe” by the “European Institute of Cultural Routes”. The Press Office of the City of Baden-Baden calls the European Route of Historic Thermal Baths the European Bathing Route.   read more…

Krka National Park in Croatia

29 June 2018 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

© John Maxwell

© John Maxwell

Krka National Park is one of the Croatian national parks, named after the river Krka that it encloses. It is located along the middle-lower course of the Krka River in central Dalmatia, in Šibenik-Knin county, downstream Miljevci area, and just a few kilometers northeast of the city of Šibenik. It was formed to protect the Krka River and is intended primarily for scientific, cultural, educational, recreational, and tourism activities. It is the seventh national park in Croatia and was proclaimed a national park in 1985. The Krka National Park belongs to the Southern European (Mediterranean and sub-Mediterranean) region.   read more…

Rab, town and island in Croatia

11 September 2017 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

Rab Town © Elekes Andor/cc-by-sa-4.0

Rab Town © Elekes Andor/cc-by-sa-4.0

Rab is an island and a town of the same name located just off the northern Croatian coast in the Adriatic Sea. The island is 22 km (14 mi) long, has an area of 93.6 km2 (36 sq mi) and 9,328 inhabitants. The highest peak is Kamenjak at 408 m. The northeastern side of the island is mostly barren, while the southwestern side is covered by one of the last oak forests of the Mediterranean. Ferries connect the island of Rab with the mainland port of Stinica and with the neighbouring islands of Krk and Pag. European Coastal Airlines offers multiple daily connections by seaplane from Rab to Zagreb and to Rijeka via Rijeka Airport in Omišalj on the neighboring island of Krk.   read more…

Theme Week Croatian Adriatic Coast – Krk Town

28 May 2016 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

© Journey234

© Journey234

Krk is the main settlement of the island of Krk. It is located on the southwest coast of the island and is the historical seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Krk. On the opposite side of the bay of Punat, the community of Punat with one of the most famous marinas in the northern Adriatic, the Punat Marina, is located.   read more…

Theme Week Croatian Adriatic Coast – Hvar Town

27 May 2016 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

© Maîtresse

© Maîtresse

Hvar is a city and port on the island of Hvar, part of Split-Dalmatia County. The municipality has a population of 4,300 while the city itself is inhabited by 3,800 people, making it the largest settlement on the island of Hvar. It is situated on a bay in the south coast of the island, opposite from the other nearby towns of Stari Grad and Jelsa.   read more…

Theme Week Croatian Adriatic Coast – Pag Town

26 May 2016 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

© Taz666/cc-by-sa-3.0

© Taz666/cc-by-sa-3.0

Pag is the largest town on the island of Pag, with a population of 4,000. Medieval Pag emerged near the salterns where the abandoned Old Town used to be, 3 kilometres (2 miles) south of the present location. According to historical documents, the name Pag was mentioned for the first time in the 10th century. In 976, the Croatian king Stjepan Držislav took Pag from the Byzantine authority and appointed a Croatian district Prefect as the administrator of the town.   read more…

Theme Week Croatian Adriatic Coast – Korčula Town

25 May 2016 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

© Cord Walter/cc-by-sa-3.0

© Cord Walter/cc-by-sa-3.0

Korčula is a historic fortified town on the protected east coast of the island of Korčula. The old city is surrounded by walls, and the streets are arranged in a herringbone pattern allowing free circulation of air but protecting against strong winds.   read more…

Theme Week Croatian Adriatic coast – Šibenik

24 May 2016 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, UNESCO World Heritage

© Tomaž Demšar/cc-by-sa-3.0

© Tomaž Demšar/cc-by-sa-3.0

Šibenik is a historic city in Croatia, located in central Dalmatia where the river Krka flows into the Adriatic Sea. Šibenik is a political, educational, transport, industrial and tourist center of Šibenik–Knin County and also the 3rd largest city in the historic region of Dalmatia. It is the oldest native Croatian town on the shores of the sea.   read more…

Theme Week Croatian Adriatic coast

23 May 2016 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

Preko on Ugljan and Galovac Island with Zadar in the background © AleXXw/cc-by-sa-3.0

Preko on Ugljan and Galovac Island with Zadar in the background © AleXXw/cc-by-sa-3.0

Croatia‘s Adriatic Sea coast contains more than a thousand islands. The Croatian Bureau of Statistics uses data from the Geographical Department of the Faculty of Science of the University of Zagreb, which classifies a total of 1,185 islands, rocks and reefs: 48 inhabited islands, 670 uninhabited islands, 389 rocks and 78 reefs.   read more…

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