Holiday in Croatia

Senatus Populusque Fasanensis: Roman Valbandon

Presentation of Fažana's Roman history; Roman villas and olive oil works, amphora production plant and gastronomy offer of ancient Roman recipes As many as seven Roman patrician families had their magnificent villas built in the area of Fažana, together with small production plants. At one of these sites, in Valbandon bay, every July we go back into the past, all the way to classical Roman times!

Gastronomy festival, Fažana

Competition in preparing traditional Istrian maneštra, presenting traditional crafts related to Istrian cuisine. What were Istrian gastronomy and local cuisine like in the period called “La Belle Époque” at the beginning of the 20th century? A visit to Fažana takes us to this “gastronomy festival” which opens its doors and reveals the secrets of the kitchens and fireplaces of long ago. The traditional dish maneštra (thick vegetable soup) has its place of honor here. “Maneštra festival” is a tribute to this culinary evergreen.

Porto Ethno Festival

Rhythms, chants, flavours and scents from various cultures across the globe will make Rijeka the centre of global culture in the first weekend of September. What better example of Rijeka's multicultural collage than these approximately one-hundred musicians and 15 cuisines from all over the world.

Slide Festival

The idea behind the Slide Festival is expressed in its subtitle "active holidays for children", offering something completely different from the blistering asphalt and the boring empty city during the summer holidays. We are working on the Slide Festival with children and not just for them.

Plava Laguna Croatia Open Umag

Umag is preparing for another serve of world-class tennis, great fun, and exquisite gourmet food. For 30 years, this tournament has drawn more than 100,000 visitors, local and international media, and continuously improved its programme. The tournament has hosted the biggest international tennis names and all top Croatian players – Goran Ivanišević, Goran Prpić, Ivan Ljubičić, Marin Ćilić, Ivan Dodig, and Borna Ćorić, who has confirmed his attendance this year. Fabio Fognini (the top-ranked Italian player) and Aljaž Bedene (the top-ranked Slovenian player) will both be playing in Umag. The final list of this year's competitors will be published in mid-June, and matches will be held in Umag at Goran Ivanišević ATP Stadium from 15 to 21 July. The additional tennis programme will feature an exhibition match between Ivanišević and Prpić, opening this year's edition on 13 July as a replay of the first tournament final in 1990. Another exhibition match will be held on 17 July between Ivanišević and Rafter, giving audiences the chance to experience a "live replay" of the legendary Wimbledon 2001 final. The event is held in peak season with numerous side events such as Umag Party Nights and the Istria Gourmet Festival. Umag Party Nights begin on 13 July with a concert by Croatian top singer Tony Cetinski. Later in the week, the Queen Tribute Band and DJ Gianluca Vacchi will perform in the Dance Arena. The Istria Gourmet Festival will let gourmets experience magical Istrian delicacies at numerous tasting points in the ATP zone. During the 10-day event, 8 accompanying tennis tournaments will be held alongside numerous sports and recreation events as well as gaming challenges.

Lipik 3x3 Challenger

Lipik 3x3 Challenger will take place in Lipik on  June  14th and 15th, the fourth year in a row, and the last 3 Challengers confirmed that it is the strongest and best regional and European 3x3 Challenger, as well as world class event. This is confirmed by the fact that in the last three years in Lipik played teams from 4 continents and 18 countries. In particular, from Japan, Australia, United States, Russia, United Arab Emirates, Latvia, Poland, Czech Republic, Lithuania, France, Spain, Netherlands, Italy, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia. By the decision of the International Olympic Committee, in the summer of 2017, 3x3 basketball official officially became a new Olympic sport and will have its premiere in 2020 at the Olympic Games in Tokyo. According to the IOC research, 3x3 basketball is currently the most popular and fastest growing urban team sport in the world. The 3x3 competition system is similar to the ATP system. It should also be noted that the FIBA ​​3x3 Challengers in this sport are in the same competition ranking as the sky "Snow Queen" in Zagreb or the tennis ATP tournament in Umag. Over the past two years, the 3x3 Challengers network has expanded to 26 cities and Lipik is, in the organizational sense, alongside cities like Moscow, Sydney, Bucharest, Seoul, Sao Paolo, Chengdu, Penang, Berlin, Edmonton, Ulaanbaatar, Doha ... With its population of 2,170 people, Lipik is the smallest 3x3 Challengers host town, so it is known in the 3x3 world as "the smallest world 3x3 basketball capital"! In addition to the sport spectacle, visitors during the two-day tournament enjoy numerous additional contents, rich prize-winning games, interesting activation competitions, with a rich gastro offer and with inevitable and now widely known party in the famous area of ​​the former department store "Budućnost" in Lipik. Lipik 3x3 Challenger has strong media coverage, so in the last two years, live broadcasts from Lipik were produce through Arenasport Television in Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Northern Macedonia. We will continue cooperation again this year, and the whole event will also be live streamed on official Fiba 3x3 Youtube channel, which has about 200,000 subscribers and is being watched all over the world.
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