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What to visit in Croatia: The most beautiful attractions

Croatia is a young nation where along the coast the Italian and Venetian influences are clearly visible in the buildings of the cities and in the culture. While in the interior the Hapsburg influence is more pronounced in the characters of the cities. BEAUTIFUL ANCIENT CITIES ALONG THE COAST Among the things to visit in Istria are the Pula Arena, ...

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Istria: where Italian culture is always alive

Istria is a roughly triangular shaped peninsula in the northern Adriatic with an area of approximately 3,600 km², located between Trieste and Rijeka (Fiume). Today the peninsula belongs largely to Croatia (about 89% of the Istrian territory is Croatian). Only a short coastal strip is part of Slovenia, including the municipalities of Koper (Capodistria), Izola (Isola d’Istria) and Piran (Pirano). ...

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Plitvice Lakes: the most famous of Croatia’s parks

Plitvice Lakes National Park (Plitvička Jezera), the best known of the Croatian national parks. This park is located in the interior of Croatia, in the Lika region, between the mountains of Mala Kapela and Pljesevica at an altitude of almost 700 meters above sea level and at a distance of 50 km from the sea. The park is made up ...

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When to go to Dubrovnik: The climate of Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik (Ragusa of Dalmatia) is located along the Dalmatian coast in the far south of Croatia. The city tends to have a Mediterranean-type climate characterized by hot and relatively dry summers and mild, rainy winters. But due to its location close to the mountains, the dry period is not as dry as usually occurs in areas with a Mediterranean climate, ...

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Dubrovnik / Ragusa of Dalmatia: the pearl of the Adriatic

Located in the far south of Croatia, near the border with Montenegro, Dubrovnik / Ragusa of Dalmatia is undoubtedly the most beautiful city in Croatia. In 1979 it was included by UNESCO on the list of world heritage sites of humanity. THE HISTORY OF RAGUSA The city of Ragusium was founded in 614, by a Latin population from the Roman ...

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Croatia: geography and tourist attractions

Croatia (Republika Hrvatska) is a Balkan nation born from the division of Yugoslavia. The country borders to the north with Hungary, to the north-west with Slovenia, to the east with Serbia, to the south with Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro, to the west it overlooks the Adriatic Sea. The capital is Zagreb, located in the north-central area of the country. ...

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Ayia Napa / Agia Napa: nightlife and entertainment

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Ayia Napa (Agia Napa) is an important seaside resort on the southern coast of Cyprus. This town is located in the southeastern part of the island, west of Cape Greco, and just south of Famagusta and from the border with the Turkish part of Cyprus. From a small fishing village built around an ancient monastery, Ayia Napa (Agia Napa) has ...

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When to go to Cyprus: The climate of Cyprus

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The island of Cyprus has a purely Mediterranean climate, with very hot and dry summers, and mild winters, the rains are practically absent between May and September. The rainy months are between November and March. The island has the warmest climate of all countries of the European Union. During the summer, due to the proximity of the island to the ...

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When to go to Bulgaria: The climate of Bulgaria

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The climate of Bulgaria is continental and has cold winters and hot summers. The mountain range of the Balkans (Stara Planina) which cuts the country in two from west to east, also affects the climate, the areas north of the mountains and in particular the Danube plain suffer from a colder continental climate and more rainfall than the southern areas ...

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Bulgaria: a varied territory in the Balkan Peninsula

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Bulgaria is a state of southeastern Europe, which joined the European Union in 2007. The Bulgarian state is located on the Balkan Peninsula. Its coasts face eastwards on the Black Sea, while it borders to the north with Romania, to the west with Serbia and Macedonia, to the south-west and south with Greece, and to the south-east with Turkey. From ...

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When to go to Bosnia and Herzegovina: The climate

To decide when to go to Bosnia and Herzegovina it is necessary to take into consideration the type of climate that characterizes the region. The climate of Bosnia and Herzegovina is generally continental with cold winters and hot summers. The differences in temperature are high between day and night and between the various seasons. The rains are well distributed throughout ...

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Medjugorje: the town where Our Lady appears

Medjugorje is a small town in southern Bosnia and Herzegovina, inhabited by ethnic Croats. This small town is located not far from the Croatian border and a few tens of kilometers from the historic city of Mostar. The town is located in a flat area, surrounded by hills, at an altitude of about 200 meters above sea level. THE MARIAN ...

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When to go to Medjugorje: The climate of Medjugorje

The climate of Medjugorje is very similar to that of the Dalmatian coast. The sea is located, as the crow flies, only 30 km from Medjugorje so its climatic influences are quite strong. The country’s position along the Balkan peninsula also entails a certain influence on the part of the continental climate that characterizes the interior of the peninsula. This ...

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When to go to Andorra: the climate of Andorra

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The Principality of Andorra has a type of mountain climate that also has Mediterranean influences. The territory of the country is in fact located between the 840 meters of the río Runer and the 2,946 meters of the top of the Coma Pedrosa mountain. This means that the territory of Andorra has mild and sometimes rainy summers and cold winters ...

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When to go to Brussels: The climate of Brussels

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The city of Brussels is located a short distance from the sea. Due to its position, its climate is oceanic characterized by frequent rains. The rains are well distributed throughout the months of the year. Temperatures are mild and never excessive. To decide when to go to Brussels you will have to take into account that the extreme variability of ...

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When to go to Bruges: The climate of Bruges

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The city of Bruges (Brugge) it is located near the sea in Flanders. Its weather is characterized by a temperate oceanic climate, which thanks to its proximity to the sea is mild and humid. Its proximity to the sea means that the climate of the city is affected by the beneficial influences of the Gulf Stream which helps to make ...

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When to go to Belgium: The climate of Belgium

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Belgium is a nation that has a temperate maritime climate influenced by the presence of the North Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. The country in general has gray and rainy days with great variability, with mild summers and cold winters. The rains are well distributed throughout the year, there is no dry season. Snow is common in the winter months, ...

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Belgium: a state with three official languages

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Belgium is a small state in Western Europe, which is part of the European Union. The country is located along the shores of the North Sea and is bordered by France to the south, the Netherlands to the north, and Germany and Luxembourg to the east. The country, which has Brussels as its capital, is linguistically divided into two parts: ...

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Bruges: a wonderful medieval historic center

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Gorgeous Bruges (Brugge) is one of the most beautiful historic cities in Belgium. This city, which was famous since the Middle Ages for the production of lace and fabrics, is located a short distance from the sea with which it is connected by canals. HISTORY Bruges originated from a Roman fortified center built in the time of Julius Caesar. Subsequently, ...

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