Croatia Shopping Guide

Croatia Shopping Guide

Shopping in Croatia and Slovenia (our very creative neighbor) is something you’re bound to do while in the region, whether you want to pick up a quirky gift to bring back home or simply need an umbrella to survive the sun. Also, both Croatia and Slovenia are populated with makers –the incredible people behind all the handmade goods. With their …

Things to do in Porec

9 Things To Do In Poreč

Don’t miss Proper Croatia’s list of nine most interesting things to do in Porec! Rovinj’s less touristy twin, things to do in Porec include relaxing, eating good food, exploring roman monuments and cozy streets. It’s just the town for you! This water park just south of Porec is brand new, seeing its opening in May 2015. Whether you’re a bunch …

Croatian Craft Beer

Croatian Craft Beerevolution

Image: Slobodna Dalmacija C roatian craft beer is hereeee! It’s finally warming up and nothing does it in this heat wave like a cold glass of beer (speaking to the pro-beer population of course). While I’ve never been much for beer unless you count the cheap stuff during college party beer pong games, I couldn’t help but get sucked into …

Cres Island Hopping Croatia

Island Hopping Croatia: Island Cres

You can get to Cres by car, boat, and tiny plane. Boat: Cres is connected by ferries running from both Brestova, Rijeka, and Krk (and here are the time tables for both the low and the peak seasons). Plane: Cheap flights from Rijeka airport (Krk) and Losinj airport. For international travelers check out EasyJet in Bristol, Norwegian Air Shuttle fro …

CROATIAN CULTURE EUROPEAN CAPITAL OF CULTURE

European Capital of Culture: Love It or Hate It

The European Capital of Culture Award certainly sounds shiny, but does it have a lasting impact? And why are some Rijekan’s saying “Eh….?” We talked to Ivan Verunica, the managing director of INCroatia and Proper Croatia to find out what the European Capital of Culture title could mean for this post-industrialist city. The European Capital of Culture Award certainly sounds …

Top nudist beaches in Croatia

Top Nudist Beaches in Croatia

Thinking of bringing your birthday suit to the Croatian shores? There are plenty of nudist beaches on the Adriatic where people roam, well…completely free, and everyone’s pretty cool about it. Europe’s never been afraid of the naked body (think Michelangelo’s Statue of David). So it’s no surprise that a number of nudist, or naturist beaches as they are often called, …

Istria

Istria for Everyone

When planning a holiday to Croatia, its westernmost county of Istria is often passed over for southern coastal destinations like Split and Dubrovnik. Vacationers tend to visit these spots because they’re more well known in the travel community. Don’t get me wrong, there’s plenty to offer along the Dalmatian coast, but I’m here to tell you that Istria has just as much going …

Rainy Vacation Croatia What to do

Rainy Day Guide to Croatia

Image: Don Wolf  When you hear the words, “Croatian vacation” more often than not, thoughts of the sun and the sea immediately flood your mind. But, if you’re visiting Croatia during the off-season, chances are you’re going to run into some rainy days. Even during the summer it’s likely that the weather can put a damper on things. Never fear, …