Bisevo is one of the most distant Croatian islands which hides many natural beauties at its small surface. It is rich with the beautiful beaches in the cove Porat and Mezoporat, ancient olive groves, vineyards and pine forests. Probably the greatest attraction on Bisevo is a magical Modra spilja (Blue Grotto) that is located on the eastern side of the island. The cave was opened to the public in the late 19th century and since then it counts the number of visitors. The cave has a natural entrance below the sea level through which sunlight reflects and illuminates the cave with silver blue paint. The cave is accessible through artificially created entry. During the summer, this unique phenomenon can be visited daily as many agencies organize trips to the Blue Cave, and to Bisevo you can go with the regular ferry boat from Komiza.
Croatia will, very soon, become even closer. In early July, first Croatian low cost airline Dalmatian starts with the flights. This news will make the journey lovers especially happy considering that they will be able to buy tickets at extremely low prices. Flights depart on July 1 and will initially connect Zagreb with as many as 11 European destinations to which they will fly several times a week, and those destinations are: Düsseldorf, Geneva, Hamburg, Larnaca, Milan, Prague, Rome, Sofia, Stuttgart, Warsaw and Zurich. Tickets are on sale from mid-June and can be purchased for 30 euros one way. If you still haven't, book your ticket and choose Croatia as a destination for summer vacation. This is an excellent opportunity to explore the Croatian capital, which is only a few hours drive from Istria and Dalmatia.
Stari Grad is the real gem of the island of Hvar. This small town, situated on the northern coast of the island, was founded by the Greek colonists from the island of Pharos in 384 BC. A stroll down the historic city core on paved narrow streets and small squares will take you to the ancient times. Among the many monuments that witness to its long history, Tvrdalj is certainly worth mentioning. It is a Renaissance villa, owned by poet Petar Hektorovic, with a beautiful pond and a garden with exotic plants. What makes Stari Grad special is the Stari Grad field which is, due to the exceptional value, included on UNESCO's list of World Heritage in 2008. If you find yourself in Stari Grad in August, you can attend the famous Faros marathon, international swimming marathon that is being held for forty years now or you can attend Faropis, the International Festival of Literature. You cannot leave the city without tasting the Starogrojski paprenjak (gingerbread), a beautiful dessert made of homemade honey and olive oil.