The most beautiful and the quietest rally in the world is being held again this year. The fifth international “Nikola Tesla EV Rally Croatia 2018” traditionally starts in Istria, Rovinj, 3.6. and will last until 10.6., finishing in Zagreb. Eight days of driving on the 1300 km long route through amazing landscapes, 5 islands and 6 national parks with plenty of attractions on the route officially called “Green electric route” that offers charging stations that are, in cooperation with our partners, set on the most significant locations.
The stopping points of this electric adventure are Poreč, Rovinj, Hum, Kringa, Beram, Vodnjan, Pula, Brijuni, Opatija, Senj, Krk, Cres, Lošinj, Pag, Paklenica, Zadar (The Greeting to the Sun and Sea Organ), Šibenik, Krka, Vransko Jezero, Split, Smiljan, Plitvička Jezera and Zagreb. The choice of these locations is not random; its aim is to show the best of what Croatia has to offer.
May 19 2018
Paklenica Trail Race is designed for recreational, amateur, professional athletes and all nature lovers who can compete in one of three weight classes while enjoying the beautiful landscapes of Paklenica and Velebit. Paklenica Absolute, for now the only vertical race in Dalmatia, is a particular challenge ranging from 0-1.753 MAMSL by the shortest route possible, in this case from the Adriatic Sea to Sv.Brdo, the second highest peak of Velebit.
A tradition reaching down the centuries to ancient times when ferocious masks, so legends tell us, banished the forces of evil through hilarious rejoicing, has turned Rijeka into the Carnival Capital of Croatia. Throughout the carnival days the city gates are firmly closed to any solemnity and soberness, and are wide open to colourful and carefree merrymaking. It will be no different this year. Once the keys of the city are handed over, the carnival revelry will sweep the streets and all those who happen to be in Rijeka. The sea of masks, which allow their wearers to forget their sorrows, at least for a moment, will spread good humour for days, while the climax of the Carnival comes on its closing day when the grand parade - known as the International Carnival Parade - makes its thunderous way across the city.
Our ancestors also had fun, and so should we... is a proverb which one can hear in Dubrovnik in February during the carnival, the time when everything is allowed, when people become someone else or show their true face... Experience the special atmosphere of the Dubrovnik carnival festivities characterized by jokes, laughter, merriment, joy, satire… feel the special spirit of the City at carnival time!
The attractiveness of this new sporting event is based on the fact that Dubrovnik – the host city is part of the UNESCO's world Heritage. The terrain is very attractive for marathon running, especially 2K (two-kilometer long) race with a limited number of participants held at Dubrovnik walls, Dubrovnik's most important attraction.
Half marathon route is 21.1 km long, starts at Ploče, passes through the Pile up till Kantafig in Gruž, with a turn near the Marina Komolac and finish in the best possible venue - Stradun.
With the motto "More than a race" this new event, as planned, will be more than just a sporting event, through running healthy lifestyles will be promoted, all in "hugs" of Dubrovnik historical monument, with Klapa songs and blessings of Dubrovnik's patron saint - St. Blaise - as protected elements of intangible heritage in the UNESCO's.
The Sinjska alka is an equestrian competition which has been held every first Sunday in the month of August in town of Sinj, Croatia since 1715, commemorating the victory over Ottoman Turks. It consists of an equestrian competition, in which various horsemen attempt to aim their lances at a hanging metal ring (alka) at full gallop. In 2010 it has been inscribed in UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List. Alka is also the name of the object used in the tournament, made of two concentric ring. The contestant-„alkar“- rides his horse down the race track and tries to hit the central ring with his spear in full gallop. Depending on which part of the alka he hits,receives points from 1 to 3,and no points if he misses. Only men born in Sinjska krajina can take part in the Alka. The "Duke of Alka“ is a ceremonial title representing the commander. The costumes worn by the alkar's are the same that were worn by the warriors in the 18th century.
Dolce Vita is a heritage festival that takes place in the beautiful town of Rovinj and celebrates vintage culture in all its forms - music, film, design, fashion, dance and cuisine. As the original vintage festival in Croatia and a real hedonistic weekend, it offers visitors an original, inspiring and diverse music program, top entertainment and cultural and gastronomic pleasure. In beautiful Rovinj all lovers of vintage culture have the opportunity to experience a true retro experience. With a rich music program that includes performances of leading European swing, rock and roll and blues artists, exhibition of vintage cars and a scooters, vintage furniture and vinyl, everyone can enjoy and breathe the real air of the 50's and 60's.
01 - Zonderling feat. Bishôp - Crazy for you (Spinnin Deep)
02 - Martin Garrix - Poison
03 - Chocolate Puma - Popatron (Spinnin Deep)
04 - Steve Angello & The Presets - Remember (Size Records)
The Croatian Wings for Life World Run track starts next to the Roman Forum, and St Donatus' Church, Zadar's popular landmarks. The race then continues through the city, heading toward the Adriatic highway, passing by the famous city walls which allowed the town to retain its independence.
From the starting point in Zadar to Primosten where the last runners are supposed to end their race, the track passes through Bibinje, Sukosan, St. Filip and Jakov, Biograd, Pakostane, Drage, Pirovac, Vodice, Sibenik, Brodarica and Žaborić among other smaller places.
The race is supposed to end in Primosten, a love-at-first-sight small city on the Adriatic coast between Sibenik and Trogir.
The following month, Split has the rare opportunity to host a European royal visit.
As part of the State visit to Croatia coming Danish Queen Margrethe II to Split where they must be present to sign two very important and valuable documents.
It will be the culmination of the efforts of the Croatian and the Danish Ministry of Culture and will cover a cooperation agreement on research of underwater archeology and a project of digitization of records in Split's conservation department.
In Split are the Croatians but also for Danes a valuable archive bequeathed to Split a large Danish architect and archaeologist Einar Dyggve that has almost obsessed researched Split, Solin and Dalmatia from the twenties to late fifties. But one can say for sure that he has left his heart in Solin.
A visit where Queen Margrethe will presented Dyggves opus for the public, also the importance to confirm the old friendship between the city of Split and Denmark.
No gourmet in the world is worthy of the name if they never wanted to taste truffles, gastronomic crown jewel of Istria. Truffles, mushrooms that grow underground, are a trademark of Istria, and Istrians show their gratitude by strictly guarding the recipes indigenous to their peninsula. The chance to encounter today the richness of truffles in every possible combination of flavours provided on Truffle Days enriches Subotina - an event that successfully transports us to the time and atmosphere in which the old people from Buzet lived and worked. On that day, the streets are filled with the aromas and sounds of tradition, and the citizens of Buzet are dressed in their original folk costumes, peasant and urban clothes from the late 19th century. In summary, the entire Old Town becomes a museum of customs and traditional crafts, games, musicians and traditional food.
The Epidaurus Festival is an international music and art festival started and run by a young pianist from Dubrovnik with Cavtat roots, Marija Vidović.
The festival comprises a number of events, from classical music and jazz concerts to courses for young artists, exhibitions, theatre performances and lectures.
In addition to performances by established local and international artists, the festival pays special attention to young artists, enabling them to stage independent performances and to perfect their art with renowned local and international artists as part of the "Scuola Epidaurus" courses held throughout the festival.
The Epidaurus Festival is one more reason to visit Cavtat in September.