Guest Travel Diary: An Inspiring Day at the Sinjska Alka

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Sinj celebrates a 300-year-old tradition. Three hundred years ago this week, 700 horsemen in the small Croatian town of Sinj fought back 60,000 Ottoman Turks to defend their city in one of the world’s most celebrated David vs. Goliath battles. To commemorate the battle, the town has held a tournament of skill every year since 1717. The Sinjska Alka, a …

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Small Towns of Croatia: Discover Samobor

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If you’re looking to escape city life and wander into a picturesque town full of red roofed houses and narrow streets, then you’ll find an unexpected haven in the town of Samobor. Located just 12 miles from the cosmopolitan hub of Zagreb, Samobor is easily accessible by bus, car, or  (if you’re feeling adventurous) by bike.  Sip espresso at one …

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Family Travel: Best Summer Festivals for Kids on the Adriatic Coast

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Summer brings a whole world of adventure for kids on the Adriatic Coast with lively festivals meant to bring history, creativity and imagination to life. Here are five of our favorites:   1. Sarajevo Kids’ Festival – Sarajevo, Bosnia (June 12-16) Southeastern Europe’s largest independent children’s festival features cartoons, interactive workshops, street performers and magic shows that might even impress parents! …

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Croatia for Families: Discover Šibenik

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As the oldest native Croatian city on the Adriatic, Šibenik is full of history and intrigue with ancient buildings, outdoor adventures, lively festivals and kid-friendly attractions. Explore this scenic city to see why residents believe this peaceful coastal enclave is paradise. Here is our family-friendly guide to exploring Šibenik: What to See: Cathedral of St. James Commonly regarded as the …

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Croatia for Families: Welcome to Zadar

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Families exploring Croatia might be surprised at the wealth of kid-friendly activities found in Zadar, a history-filled hidden gem that, although a little more under-the-radar than cities like Zagreb and Dubrovnik, holds a wealth of history, architecture and family-friendly recreation that make this 3,000-year-old city worth getting to know. Here is our family guide to Zadar, one of Croatia’s most intriguing …

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Croatia for Families: Korčula for Kids

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It might seem impossible to fit so much culture, history and adventure into an island just 30 miles long, but if you have ever been to Korčula, you know this storied destination is full of surprises. With a history spanning thousands of years — from the times of Illyrian tribes, through the Greek and Roman Empires, the Colonial influence of …

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Taking the Family to Croatia: See More of Split

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Last week we explored Rovinj and all that this Istrian city offers kids and parents alike. This week, we’re traveling to Split, a destination of many hidden treasures. Famous as a port to islands like Hvar and Korcula, Split is also a highly desirable destination in its own right – and not just for grownups. From medieval castles like Diocletian’s palace to …

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