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Croatia Media Newsletter - February 2012

10 February 2012

Destination Updates


Medieval tower opens to public

The recently converted Lovran tower is now open to the public and offers a panoramic view of the surrounding city, Kvarner Bay and Učka Nature Park. The interior of the tower has been renovated to create an art studio where visitors will be treated to a large exhibition of historic pictures and postcards from Lovran.

Croatia, a flight away

A number of low cost airlines have expanded their schedules to offer flights to Croatia in 2012. Ryanair will introduce flights connecting Zadar with East Midlands from 2 July, with prices starting from as little as £45.99 one way.

Accolades & Awards


Croatian hotel joins world leaders  

The five star hotel Hotel & Spa Iadera, located in the Falkensteiner Punta Skala resort near Zadar, has recently been added to the world’s finest hotels list. The hotel is the first from Croatia to be recognised by The Leading Hotels of the World Association. Iadera’s signature design, location, facilities, service and first class restaurants contributed to the hotel’s success.


Croatian merlot wins silver

Croatian wine producer Krauthaker has won a silver medal at the Mondial du Merlot, International Merlot Competition held recently in Switzerland. Their Krauthaker Merlot 2009 won a silver medal in the competition where it was judged against 300 wines from 21 different countries.




Porsche races to Croatia for latest promo

The Croatian island of Pag is the background to the latest video from Porsche, showcasing the new 911 Carrera Cabriolet model. The luxury sports car brand recorded the video along the island’s beautiful panoramic coast. The island is also known for its cheese, lace, and lamb and for the recognisable national costume.

View the video here.

Exhibitions & Events

26 Feb – 4th March 2012 – Zagreb Dox, Zagreb

International documentary film festival, Zagreb Dox, celebrates its 8th year in February. The festival will showcase over 150 documentaries from across the globe, covering a range of categories including human rights, musical and teen genres.  

13 – 15 April 2012 – Zagreb Wine Gourmet Weekend, Zagreb

The Zagreb Wine Gourmet Weekend has expanded to become a three-day event in 2012. Held at the Glyptotheque Museum in Upper Town, the event has become one of the most important food and wine events in Croatia and the surrounding region over the last four years.

17 -22 April 2012 – Croatia Boat Show, Split  

In April Split will host the Croatia Boat Show, an opportunity for boat enthusiasts to experience the latest designs from the local and international nautical industry. The event brings together everyone from naval architects and yacht builders to engine and equipment producers. The final night of parade and celebration is a must-see for boat lovers!


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