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Friday, 17 January 2020 16:44

5 spots for a postcard photo in Dubrovnik

Postcard photo from a vacation in Dubrovnik, Croatia is something most of people visiting want to have. It's not that hard as on each and every corner of the Old Town there is a perfect spot for a photo. Because of its architecture, red rooftops, grey stone walls, 50 shades of blue Adriatic Sea, Dubrovnik is a true Instagram-worthy place. Once you take a walk inside the Old Town and get to the main street Stradun it may appear the town is actually small. However, there is no shortage of opportunities to take a stunning travel photo. To be fair, all of the photos would be best to take in the early morning, but we’ll list some of the best times to go if you’re not an early bird. If you’ll be arriving to this photoshoot location in the off season, well then, the best time is anytime. Locals don’t go to the Old Town often and there is not as many tourists as during the summer times for sure.


5. City walls
Do we even need to explain anything in detail? First of all, you’re on a ‘hight’, so yes, the pictures of the town beneath you, all the little streets and the roofs beyond which you can see the sea is all you need for at least 10 photos. Now for this one we wouldn’t advice to go early in the morning (the wall entrance doesn’t open until 08:00 am). Walk the walls during sunset hours, around 17 pm, as by the time you walk the walls, and it takes around an hour, the walls will be closing.

5 spots for a postcard photo in Dubrovnik

5 spots for a postcard photo in Dubrovnik

5 spots for a postcard photo in Dubrovnik

4. Ploče gate
Dubrovnik Old Town has 2 main entrances; Pile gate – where all the buses stop and ploče gate (on the other side of the town). Ploče gate will lead you to Banje beach, which we don’t usually recommend during the summer season for a swim, as the crowds are impossible. But then again if you come early in the morning, you could take some amazing shots overlooking the old harbor from the sea. Let’s go back to Ploče gate, visually captivating entry with far less crowds than Pile gate. Palm trees next to the wooden bridge make a great vintage point. On this side there is another stoned bridge right after your entrance and the point where you take the picture with the stone bridge overlooking St. John’s fortress is 3 minutes walking distance uphill from the gate.

5 spots for a postcard photo in Dubrovnik

5 spots for a postcard photo in Dubrovnik

5 spots for a postcard photo in Dubrovnik


3. Srd mountain
This one is the best to do in the golden hour, so we’re talking about sunset. However, we recommend arriving at least an hour prior to sunset time just to catch a spot. There is a restaurant up the mountain where after your visit to the war museum, you can have a seat and drink up the views.

5 spots for a postcard photo in Dubrovnik

5 spots for a postcard photo in Dubrovnik

5 spots for a postcard photo in Dubrovnik


2. Small streets
Inside the Old Town when o the main street and looking to your left and right you’ll get to see a lot of small side streets. While there are so many specific landmarks and sights to see and to search for, one of the best parts are the side streets. That’s where you actually meet the locals who hide away from the crowds, see their ways of living inside the Old Town and the best part it will be quitter with amazing charming spots. Get lost within the streets, but prepare for a little hike, all of the side streets have a lot of stairs, but the higher it goes the better the view!

5 spots for a postcard photo in Dubrovnik

5 spots for a postcard photo in Dubrovnik

5 spots for a postcard photo in Dubrovnik


1. Dominican monastery
This one is a must during the early morning hours as its location is just passing the Ploče gate and ‘on the way’ so there will be a lot of people resting on the stairs and walking by. Monastery itself is an attraction and one of the most important architectural part of the town. Major treasury of cultural and art heritage is laying inside at the museum with so many rich exhibits. The stairs outside are a true gem for photographers and architectural photography. See for your self

5 spots for a postcard photo in Dubrovnik

Hope you’ve enjoyed our little guide to the best spots. These are 5 best once on our opinion with plenty more to cover. If you’re interested to learn more, leave us a comment and maybe we’ll cover 5 more ?

With love,
Creative Events Croatia

5 spots for a postcard photo in Dubrovnik

Tuesday, 07 January 2020 10:44

How to follow up on New Year's resolutions

Happy New 2020 everyone!

How to follow up on New Year's resolutionsOk, now we’ve got that out of the way let’s deal with the main issue of the first day of the New Year. New Year’s resolutions! Lot of people actually do not even make one as they are certain they will not follow up, but (there is always a but!) it can be done and we’ll explain how.

First of all your New Year’s resolution needs to be yours! What do we mean by that? You can not set your goals to be like your friends did, even if you did, what you need to do is set up your mind and thoughts to achieving the goal. By setting a few resolutions that you can aim to obtain with little energy put into accomplishing them – you’ve already done half of the work.

Make a game plan, set up mile stone dates and make necessary changes along the way and reward yourself to complete your target by the end of the year!

What you need to do to follow up your New Year’s resolutions;
P.S. If you do follow this, you will end up accomplishing your goals and feeling much more content with yourself!

  •  Pick your resolutions – think about past resolutions and your attempts to keep them, analyze and make new once!
  •  Set specific goals – don’t make it a big one at the beginning. Focus on smaller resolutions that will offer a great challenge and then change them to bigger one when making smaller goals.
  •  Write them down – it doesn’t need to be on a paper. However, try putting them to your notes, reminders, pin boards, where ever will be easy to see them. Document your progress along the way, it will help you overcome resistance to progress.How to follow up on New Year's resolutions
  •  Tell someone / tell everyone – share your resolution with others, it can be a person of your choice or it can be your whole social media connections. There is a bit of guilt when you don’t attain your decisions and have told someone, but there is a lot of joy & celebration once you manage to obtain them.
  •  Self-motivate – if you fall off track, well it’s not the end of the world. It takes time for your goals to become a reality and it is not easy. Mistakes are what makes you human, so don’t beat yourself up. Resolve to recover from your mistakes and carry on!
  •  Make your milestones – mark up your calendar to the date where you’ll stop and see where you’re at. Look what you’ve done so far, re-evaluate the concept and program you’re on and reward yourself!
  •  Enjoy yourself – don’t make it a job. Make it your fun way of showing yourself and others you CAN and you WILL do it. Create the biggest reward you’ll be having on the 31th of December and look forward to it. 

How to follow up on New Year's resolutions

Eventually the feeling of success will come over you and you’ll want to share and be accountable for accomplishing your New Year’s resolutions. Who knows, maybe next year you’ll give us some new tips to add to the list.

We’ve made our goals for this year, one of which we’ve already started to accomplish. And yes, we did share it with you peeps, have a look on our Facebook feed, or Instagram feed, of LinkedIn profile, or Pinterest.. somewhere along the line you’ll get it. But (there is always a but!), even if you don’t, we’ll let you know soon enough.

Always..
With love,

Creative Events Croatia

Monday, 23 December 2019 14:25

5 holiday appreciations

Season’s greetings & joyful holidays are here peeps!
This blog post will be dedicated to all of you, our greatest treasure. You made us better, even more hardworking and so much happier, so please keep on reading and find your self in these 5 grateful ‘thank you cards’;

5. Thank you for the support
Your support throughout the season was incredible; every like, every follow, every comment, every share, every link, every message, every e-mail, every testimonial..

4. Thank you for the feedback
All of your feedbacks, good or bad, we’ve taken in consideration. You’ve only helped us grow and learn more every day. We welcome every feedback we can get so keep giving :)

3. Thank you for the collaborations
Thank you to all of our partners, to all the agents, to all the suppliers, to all friends and family and all of you who saw and recognized the hard work we put in and made us your ‘go to’ Croatian company!

2. Thank you for your trust
This is probably the most important one. Your trust is our greatest prize, pride and joy. We hope you’ll keep trusting us as your partner in this wonderful adventure we’re on!

1. Thank you for the push!
Most of all, we LOVE you pushing us to make more unique products, to import all the ideas and feedbacks you gave us, to keep going every day as enthusiastic and eccentric as we were on the 1st day we opened the company!

This blog post is one big thank you card, letter of appreciation to everyone who’s had any contact with anyone from Creative Event Croatia; direct or indirect. You made us what we are today and we’ll never forget you that, so we would love if you would keep engaging.

P.S. We haven’t forgotten about all of you who wished us not so good wishes and made our year a bit harder than it was supposed to be. And you deserve the greatest THANK YOU, you made us learn to never ever give up!

So may the New Year be a happy one to all of you, may your Christmas be blessed with lots of love, fun, peace, new adventures, joy and happiness.
For the rest of your travel plans, you know we’re always here for you!

With love,
Creative Events Croatia

Snow in Dubrovnik

 

 

Sunday, 15 December 2019 21:17

How and when to visit Plitvice lakes?

Roughly halfway in between Zagreb and Zadar city Croatia’s most popular tourist attraction is located. Plitvice lakes was granted UNESCO World Heritage status back in the 1979.

Plitvice lakes
This unique destination proud itself with sixteen lakes connected by a series of waterfalls, easy walking trails, stunning viewpoints over the turquoise water and lively wildlife.

Deep woodland is populated by deer’s, bears, wolves and very rare bird species that allures bird watchers from all over the world. 

Plitvice Lakes National Park covers over 73,000 acres all divided in three sections; lower section, where the Big Waterfall is situated and where you can take a boat to take you to the upper section with the prettiest boardwalk trails. Whichever you decided on exploring the most, you will not be wrong.

Stunning waterfalls and lake views are guaranteed in both sections. In this one-day trip, you get to walk along the trails, road the electric boat, walk the hiking trails on the cliffs of the side of the lakes, explore viewpoints and really took in the view from ‘Veliki Slap’ (Eng. Big Waterfall) viewpoint.

Plitvice lakes

The summer months are the busiest time to visit the National park, but with our guidance, you’ll be able to get the tickets prior to your visit and follow the guide to the less crowded spots. This gorgeous lakes and waterfalls are the type of place that is perfect for visitors of all ages. Get your postcard view photo from Plitvice Lakes.

Plitvice lakes


Winter wonderland in Plitvice lakes

Let’s talk a bit about visiting Plitvice during winter time. The phrase ‘winter wonderland’ is made of visitors that went to the lakes during winter months.

Showy pathways, calmness of the woods and beautiful wildlife that surrounds the lakes are what attracts everyone! If you land in Zagreb, capital city, the drive to the lakes takes around 2 and a half hours. Still a very scenic drive to get to the enchanting showy Plitvice Lakes.

The colors might not be as bright as during the summer time, however during the winter time you get to see the purest white color you’ve ever seen! Just imagine standing at the viewpoint looking over the lakes that couldn’t be brighter due to the untouched snow around it.

 

For all of you not quite sure where to go for a few days in winter holiday season – Plitvice lakes will amaze you for sure!
Share the post with the significant other you wish to travel and try not to fall in love with the colors and the peacefulness you get to experience. We’ll be happy to answer all your questions so don’t be shy, leave a comment.

Plitvice lakes

With love,
Creative Events Croatia

 

Friday, 06 December 2019 11:46

5 winter destinations in Croatia

Holiday season is upon us! We're all already in the holiday spirit, if you're not yet, while you reach the end of this blog post – you'll be affected. On today’s top 5, we’ll talk about specific cities, spots in Croatia for your next holiday adventure. Everyone loves being home on Christmas, however there are wanderlusts like us, that love putting their home on some wheels. Whether those are airplane wheels, car wheels, train wheels, or just luggage wheels, the point is in creating home away from home for the most wonderful time of the year. Without further ado, we’ll start into showing off with our holiday collection;

5. Zagreb – Capital city
We’ve covered this Christmas wonderland in another blog post already so if you haven’t seen it already here’s the link – How about advent in Croatia? Theme of this year’s Christmas market is the nutcracker! You’ll find the figurine at almost every corner, and we adore it! Every year Zagreb town does it best and every year the lights are brighter, the markets are bigger, the shows are louder, the winter wonderland is more magical. Vote for Zagreb to be 4th year in a row the best Europe Christmas market! To do that, you should visit first don’t you think? - just finding you a simple reason to :)

5 winter destinations in Croatia

4. Plitvice lakes5 winter destinations in Croatia
You’ve heard of this nature wander of ours - UNESCO World Heritage site, the Plitvice Lakes that are Croatia's biggest, oldest and most visited national park. Thousands of people visit these Lakes every year, though the majority visit during summer, and it is an amazing place to visit during all four seasons. However, if you happen to be nearby sometime between January and March, you definitely don't want to miss out on winter wonderland at Plitvice. Just look at the photo from 3 days ago..

3. Zadar town
Winter festival in this sun kissed, sea singing town starts on 22th of November, where all the others start on 01th of December. It does last only until 02th of January however, during this four-week period, Zadar turns from into a winter fairytale. Christmas concerts, Santa’s workshops, unique theatre plays and lots and lots of tasty Mediterranean foods and drinks. P.S. if you happen to be in Zadar throughout this time period you are in luck, as some merchants, restaurants and museums take spot in the 'Walk around town', which is an offer of discounts and convenient menus at affordable prices.

2. Split town
This harbor town has different winter festival this year. It will bring you back to feel the emotions of history time. Music and unique ways of amusement will put you in a time machine to sing forgotten verses, play Christmas games and taste what we like to call ‘’Grandma’s kitchen’’ flavors. It lasts for five weeks, started from 30th of November advent in Split will amaze you with postcard views from photo corners and delicacies at various locations around the city center.

5 winter destinations in Croatia1. Dubrovnik
We’ve reached the last southern point and which we love the most – our beautiful Dubrovnik winter festival. This time of the year in Dubrovnik is characterized with tradition and getting together in most famous street - Stradun. The Old Town is wrapped in decorations, with the lights and carols giving it a true charming and dreamy, festive feeling. You get to explore lots of beautiful handmade crafts – that make the perfect Christmas gift from your holiday in Dubrovnik. About the specialties and delicacies surely you’ve seen on our Instagram and Facebook page already. Btw did you know that The wall street journal has even wrote an article about Winter Escape in Dubrovnik some time ago – here you go.

Hope you had as much holly jolly fun reading this blog post as we did creating it for you. We’ve tried our best to cover the most in one post and would appriciate your comments on it. Have you ever been to Croatia during holiday season? Is it on your bucket list after this blog post?
P.S. Check the prices for tickets and accommodation in this time period – you’ll be surprised!

With love,
Creative Events Croatia

Friday, 29 November 2019 18:07

Instagram Travel

Travel trends 2020 year will be a lot different than in these years before in Croatia tourism. Instagram Travel Croatia is a small country with a lot to offer and with so much different and unique content. Now when we’re already talking about the content let’s talk a little bit about one of the social networks where content is EVERYTHING. Instagram! 
Well guys if there are any of you who do not use this social network or have not heard about it OR do not want to have anything to do with any the social networks -> this blog post is then not really for you. Or is it? Well stick around to find out, we’ll certainly talk about these general trends in the last years and that is – Insta Tourism.

Have you ever heard about it?

Instagram Travel

 



Let me break it down for you; so, Instagram is one of the fastest growing social networks online and the need to have the most perfect photo – insta photo has become mandatory if you have a desire to be relevant and have the best photo. Yes, I know some of you will think that’s not normal and the need to post everything with the perfect caption and the perfect lightning and all of that is just not NORMAL.
However, for all of you I have only one thing to say; nowadays we all have ‘our normal’ and we accept the differences. Guiding with that sentence guys keep reading on what’s not only becoming normal for a lot of people and becoming one of the fastest growing travel trends. How come you wonder?

Instagram Travel

Instagram Travel

Instagram Travel

 

To explain in the simplest way -> I go to Croatia for a vacation, post the most amazing enviable photos of me, my travel company and the landmarks along with all the stories perfectly aligned with the posts.You calmly scroll down your feed and stumble upon my photo that has received a ton of likes and comments and is one of the ‘pop up’ photos to your feed and you fall in love with it. With the component, with light, with capture with description with the whole feeling in general like being there. 

 

 
 “Instagrammability” is becoming the most important factor in choosing next holiday destination.”

Instagram Travel

Instagram Travel


Now, we’ve reached the point where you wish to have a photo like that on that place with the whole story like mine from the spot. You are already scrolling down a lot of other photos from hashtags like #croatia #croatiatravel, etc. You’re at the point where your next travel plans are getting cancelled and Croatia is moving from no.5 on your bucket list to MUST VISIT number 1. You’re exploring the options now on how to get to Croatia and what is the best city to spend your vacation at and that’s where we jump in!

 

Instagram Travel

 

 With all the local tips and just a couple of mesmerizing photos/videos on our Instagram account is more than enough for you to pick us for your travel advisor. Plus, we’ve done Instagram tours of Croatia already so we truly DO know the best spots in almost every town for the perfect photo together with the perfect experience. 

Ready to book your next travel destination - > WE’RE WAITING FOR YOU!
P.S. Can you guess the specific towns the photos were taken in?

 

With love,
Creative Events Croatia

Saturday, 16 November 2019 20:27

5 don’ts when coming to Croatia

Croatia is a fascinating country in a complex corner of Europe; however, Croatia is emerging as one of Europe's top travel destinations. Europe being an interesting continent with so many different cultures and unique history, Croatia’s culture has been heavily modified with other cultures around it. The country itself is surrounded by perfect climate and has architecture that will seem like from a dream. Not to brag too much, we are Croats and as always in our blogs – will try to give you more tips for your arrival to our fascinating country.

5. Croatia is Croatia!
Please, don’t call Croatia; Yugoslavia! We’re not a part of Yugoslavia for quite some time now, and the country mentioned does not exist for quite some time as well- it’s just time to finally let it go! Yes, just like the song from ‘Frozen’ quotes. We are Croats, we live in Croatia and we love Croatia. We’re very proud of our tradition, our UNESCO World Heritage siteS (10; 8 being cultural sited and 2 natural), of our football teams, of our islands, of our food... it’s still CROATIA. Learn about it and make us proud.

4. Beaches are mostly rocky once!
Contrary to most visitor’s opinions, sandy beaches are rare in Croatia coastline. So, if you don’t want to work on your vocal cords while entering the Adriatic Sea bring water shoes. In the end after couple of days, your feet (as well as ours) will get used to the rocks. A lot of our beaches are pebble, rocky or stone once, very few are real sandy beaches. P.S. In Dubrovnik area we actually have couple of sandy once.

5 don’ts when coming to Croatia

3. No quick way of getting around!
5 don’ts when coming to CroatiaWhen deciding to travel to Croatia, don’t look at the Google Maps and believe everything you see. For example; Dubrovnik to Split with a car by Google Maps it says it will take you 3 hours and 5 minutes. They do not calculate on border wait, which you must cross in Neum (border with Bosnia and Herzegovina). And it sometimes takes 5 minutes, sometimes hours depending on lot of factors. You’ll need to take ferries to reach the islands, the schedule can change + on some ferry lines there are no guaranteed spots even if you bought the ticket and you have to wait for another one. It’s better to ask us and we’ll help with the choices.

2. Our food!
We can’t get enough of this one. Don’t skip out on our local cuisine. Of course, the sea food is delicious, after all we’re at the sea, just order the fish plate – or ask us for advice on ‘where to eat’. If you like meat, no worries we’re very proud of our many modified recipes from other cultures and our own passed down for generations and you’ll not be disappointed. Also, we tend to drink wine, beer is good too, but wine. As Martin Luther said; ‘’Beer is made by men, wine by God.’’ He probably referenced some of Croatian many vineyards and wineries. Just look at some of the wine tours we drank, ups, sorry – that we suggest.

1. Did you know that In Croatia is the center of the world?
This one is probably the most interesting and coolest to all of you. This one is arguable and some of you will not agree, however a small town in north of Croatia called Ludbreg has a symbol that quotes just that. Let’s explain; if you get a map of the world and stretch it out, you would find Ludbreg of Croatia right in the middle. As there is no true fact on whereabouts of the center of the world and Ludbreg holds that title from the 19th century and can be said to be one of the oldest settlements in Croatia – it is one the many things we’re proud of!

5 don’ts when coming to Croatia

Local suggestions and tips are what helps us a lot while travelling so we love helping you guys. Also check out some of our amazing 2020 experiences in our ‘Traveler’ slider, we’re sure you’ll find a lot of alluring tours of exploration and admiration. Comment section below is not for the sake of form – give it a go!

With love,
Creative Events Croatia

Thursday, 07 November 2019 11:18

How about advent in Croatia?

Relax, we know it’s ONLY November, but the time flies fast and December (Christmas time) is just around the corner. In this blog post we decided to explain why Zagreb, capital city of Croatia, has been voted the best Christmas market in Europe by European Best Destinations online poll three times IN A ROW! Yes, in a row! If you’re a fan of the advent season and mulled wine, gingerbread, lanterns, fairy tales, all sorts of delicates and winter Christmas atmosphere – this is your December destination.

Traveling alone, with your significant other or with your family, you’ll most definitely find something for everyone. Find Santa’s living room, hand out with elf’s, drink hot chocolate while ice skating in one of the most fairy tale looking squares. Let’s start from the beginning;How about advent in Croatia?

Park Maksimir – colorful food and drink corners. Santa and his reindeers with the slay you can ride in a lot of different workshops where children can learn a lot + Zagreb’s zoo is just a few feet away. Need more convincing?
Start from the main square Ban Josip Jelačić and get to the funicular to climb to the Upper Town where an amazing view of the city unfolds. Enjoy daily concerts and grab a pic from the most romantic spot in the whole town. Holiday dream you think? No, just the reality of this magical Christmas experience.
Christmas fairy tale is the name of the magical spot on the main square where live music is playing your favorite Christmas carols every day beneath the huge Christmas tree.

Ice Park and European square with Christmas market, wide selection of Croatian food and beverages are a must while on your advent adventure. Visit Zrinjevac park near Ice park, where you’ll hear live performances from Croatian musicians in a glittering pavilion. Small wooden huts provide warm food and drinks while you’re looking at the artists stalls with numerous selections of traditional but certainly unique Christmas gifts. What about one for you as a souvenir from this year’s Christmas holiday in Zagreb?

We'll leave you to fall in love with couple of photos below :)

With love, 
Creative Events Croatia

Sunday, 03 November 2019 18:22

5 best day trips from Dubrovnik in November

On Sunday's we're blogging with you peeps! And for this enumeration of 5 best, we’ve covered must visit day trips from Dubrovnik, however the best once to take in November. Escape from the rainy cloudy days and explore surroundings. We love to travel and while we travel, we adore getting to know the locals and their traditions, so with this listing we thought of bringing locals closer to you. If you’re some like us, keep going, if not, still keep reading to get new travel tips;

5. Međugorje 5 best day trips from Dubrovnik in November
When travelling to Bosnia and Herzegovina from Dubrovnik, one of the holiest places that lures lots of people during the whole year is a town called Međugorje. In the 1980s a couple of kids saw an apparition of the Virgin Mary on the top of the hill. The hill with the statue of Virgin Mary is considered sacred as there has been cases of miracles to this day; healed illnesses, cured deasses, etc. This Catholic pilgrimage town still attracts millions of visitors all over the world, get to see why with us!

4. Vjetrenica
We’ve covered this cave a couple of times up until now, however never explained why it’s truly a magical experience. Do you remember back in school when you were learning about all the animals, and then there was the ‘olm’? To refresh your memory; olm is cave-dwelling vertebrate, requires clean water, can survive without food for up to 10 years and can live for 58 years or more and is protected by national legislation. Besides the beauties of the cave it self which we’ll not talk a lot about as you have it all here – Vjetrenica, you get to see a real live olm. Do you dare?

3. Silk production in Konavle valley
By now, you all should know that we (people living in Croatia) are very proud of our tradition and are very happy to show and tell to anyone who wants to learn and listen. Back in the 15th century the first written record of silk production in Dubrovnik’s surrounding region of Konavle was made. People lived with it, from the day they were born up until the day they died and passed the art of producing silk to the next generation. It has a great value as folk dresses of the region was made by breeding silkworms and making silk – now a Croatian cultural heritage!

2. Split town
Built for a Roman Emperor – Diocletian’s Palace, the cathedral that was built in the Middle Ages, renaissance palaces, Roman churches from 12th century, medieval forts and relaxed life style of people living in the city are just a small portion of what this town offers. This is a city of culture with the Croatian National Theatre, wide range of museums and art galleries honoring history, heritage and art of the city. Once getting to the town you’ll see people relaxing at the most famous promenade by the Adriatic waterfront in the most laid-back style you’ve seen in a while – we promise. Get to explore – Split.5 best day trips from Dubrovnik in November

5 best day trips from Dubrovnik in November1. Montenegro
So many different spots and towns to cover when talking about this beautiful country just an hour drive (to the border) from Dubrovnik. Lots of you already have in your plans to visit some of the towns in Montenegro when deciding to travel to Dubrovnik, Croatia. Perast, Kotor, Budva, Tivat, Porto Montenegro, mountain Njeguš, Podgorica are just some of the most popular sited to visit. We’ll leave you with our favorites; Perast & Kotor, Njeguš, Budva. And to top it all – the most amazing summer night life – Montenegro night party adventure.

The best ways to get to know the locals of the country, town you’re visiting is to set your adventure ON, and become a wanderlust with us. We’ll be happy to take you to all of the most amazing places and reveal all the stories each spot is eager to share. Have a look at our Instagram and you’ll find video clips & gallery of photos from a lot of the mentioned places above, with a brief story beneath it all!


With love,

Creative Events Croatia

Sunday, 27 October 2019 18:36

Eternally lively city of Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik is a city known for its summer season; however, it is wrong to think that it's vibrant only during the high summer season. We at CEC highly recommend visiting in the pre-season and post-season months. Your experience will be much more enchanting and private and, in the end, monumental. The whole atmosphere of the town is serene and reflective.

Eternally lively city of Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik’s heart– the Old Town has celebrated it’s four decades long UNESCO World Heritage preservation in 2019 year. The massive stone walls surrounding the city, authenticity, value, tradition, the whole identity oblige every visitor and towns inhabitants to keep its unique worth. 

One of the most visited events during pre-season is Festivity of Saint Blaise in February. St. Blaise is a patron saint of the city, protector. Legend that surrounds Dubrovnik’s protector dates back to 972 when Venetian ships anchored near Lokrum island with the intention of attracting the town. Under false pretenses the Venetians got their permission to refill their supplies and stay overnight. St Blaise appeared at the altar of the St. Stephen’s church to the priest called Stojko who in the middle of the night felt a strange call to the church. Once the apparition of gray old man in bishop’s attire explained what is about to happen and asked the priest Stojko to alert the city fathers, he immediately passed the message. The next morning the gates to the town were closed and the army stood to defend the walls. Realizing the surprise factor will not work anymore, the angry Venetians turned back home. From that day on the tradition of worshiping Saint Blaise started and is very much alive throughout all these years. The procession is a special ritual of blessing of the throat, parish flags and reliquaries carried through the streets of the Old Town, traditional folk costumes and religious songs sung by the participants.

Eternally lively city of Dubrovnik

 

2019 is also proclaimed to be the Year of Orlando as commemoration of the 600th anniversary of the erection of the knight serving under Charles the Great. The statue can be found in the middle of central square in front of the St. Blaise Church. Libertas flag is raised on top of the statue as a public announcement that actors of Dubrovnik Summer Festival are in town. Orlando is very important part of the town’s history for much more reasons that we’ll reveal in an exclusive blog post. This year’s opening of the Summer Festival was a jubilee one as it was 70th edition of the festival AND 600th anniversary of the completion of Orlando.

October is a significant month for Dubrovnik as well – post-season. Good Food festival organized by Dubrovnik Tourist Board is held every year at the beginning of the month. For a week you get to try delicious food from variety of restaurants inside the city walls and in other different parts of the town, for a much cheaper price with menu’s already set. On the last day of the festival stroll down Stradun street to enjoy the biggest food table with such diversity from sweet to savory for a bargain.

 


The choice of the particular moment to enjoy this energetic and active town depends solely on you. We gave you just a glimpse of what awaits you off high summer season. Ending this post with commentary box below to hear your impressions.

 With love, 

Creative Events Croatia

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