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Croatia, the strength of a new morning you really know the full-bodied D ofragrance of sage, lavender and rose-

mary? When was the last time you took a deep breath of the scent of a forest after rain? And what do you think - do you do more for the spirit or for the body when you savour the pleasure of a wellness centre from which all you can see is the blue expanse of the sea that somewhere in the distance blends into the infinity of the sky? When the urge for escape becomes irresistible, this is where the sanctuary is. When you decide to gratify your body and soul, Croatia is a place where the wellness destinations await which have combined everything that a man can do and knows how to, with the unique climes and ambiance, and the inexhaustible energy of stone, sea and trees. Either as the aim on

its own, or as an extra which is a perfect complement to your holiday in Croatia, wellness fortifies and provides that special kind of pleasure. You are now in Croatia, the most beautiful and most fragrant garden of Europe. Along its shores of the Mediterranean character, in its interior typically centralEuropean, this is a land where the most beautiful that nature can create joins with the best that man can give. Each Croatian region is unique in its own way. Over a thousand islands and isles, and the intricate shoreline of the mainland, are an image to remember, but also a source of eternal strength of stone, aromatic plants, the sun and the sea. The verdant mountains and plains of the Croatian interior fill one with the vigor of fresh air, wholesome food and warm welcome. And whether you are on holiday, or on a business trip or just passing by, Croatian towns and business hotels stand ready with their wide ranging supply of wellness services to make their contribution to your well-being and the quality of your stay.

Tradition of health tourism in Croatia has been combined with the top of the line achievements of the wellness movement, but also of the exceptional properties of this climate which fills one with special fortitude. And if you were to do no more than inhale the essence of the sea, the fragrance of the aromatic plants or woods, you would strengthen both your body and soul. If you were simply to sit in a square built of stone, or walk through the streets that remember many centuries, your worries would diminish and your joys would be enhanced. If you were to abandon yourself to the benefit of wellness on offer, savour freshly prepared meals of the Mediterranean cuisine flavoured with olive oil and rounded off with a glass of fine Croatian wine – all of which contain the captured strength of the sun and the richness of the local climate, you would regenerate your inner being. But, when you have the opportunity to enjoy all of that at the same time and in the same place, than you indulge both your body and your soul and, invigorated with fresh energy, healthier and happier, you are ready to venture into new a new morning. Croatia, your wellness destination offering a great palette of choices, wishes you a warm welcome.


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And what about tomorrow? ay after day the same routine – breakfast, going to work and coming home late in the evening. And always the same story – obligations and duties multiply, free time grows ever shorter, fear of consequences beyond one’s control increases. Our daily life is broken with piercing sounds of alarm that today sounds off for somebody else. But what will it do tomorrow?

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Six decades ago the World health organization accepted the definition of health which says that being healthy means not only being free of disease, but also being in the condition of complete physical, mental and social well-being. However, such condition is neither achieved nor is it lost on its own. The good news is that we can influence what we are and how we feel. The answer, or rather the means of doing it, is wellness - a perfect

harmony of body, soul and the social environment. A wise saying tells us that the medicine which preserves health is worth more than the one which gets rid of a disease. And it is in that role that wellness is irreplaceable. We all know that physical health implies the choice of a healthy style of life which assumes exercise, healthy diet and relaxation. Going to a wellness centre – as a complement to a holiday, business trip or as means unto itself – is the way to became and remain what you want to be. And to look it. For, it is our energy, talent, creativity and health that make us what we truly are. Through its balanced influence on both the spiritual and the physical, as well as on our environment, wellness is our best ally, and the Croatian destinations a proven address.

You have the answer care of one’s health, looks and T aking the strength of spirit is as old as the

world, and in that sense wellness – the briefest definition of which defines it as a state of the perfect balance of physical, spiritual and social health – has a long history indeed, though its first mention as the concept we know today dates from the mid 20th century. A compound of two words – well-being (contentment, feeling fine) and fitness (being physically fit and healthy) – stands as a synonym for a harmonious state of body and soul based on the conscious effort invested into the improvement of one’s health, good looks and overall accomplishment. A wide range of splendid wellness facilities on offer in Croatia has its source in the long standing tradition of health resorts which, owing to a pleasant climate, ambiance and the wealth of thermal springs, found their place at the very top of the


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European destinations of that type. Many a European king and emperor came here aware of the beneficial effects the blessings of these climes bear on one’s health and spirit. And that tradition is being continued in the manner that will not put it to shame. Just as they did in those times, the aromatic vegetation and pleasant climate continue to make these parts an ideal place for a stay that translates into a pleasure derived from the harmony of the climate, the way of life and the wealth of the wellness opportunities. So let us set off together for a journey through the Croatian regions and their wide ranging wellness facilities which offer the treat of treatments that have been conceived professionally, but with a great deal of unbridled imagination for the luxurious. And then - healthier, merrier and more beautiful – you will be ready to deal with the new challenges that life and work throw at you. Your worries will be lesser, your joys and self-confidence greater.

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Living without stress to please ourselves and those A desire we love is as old as the world. From

the times of the ancient Greeks and Romans to this day, over two thousand years after the Roman thermae were conceived, the formula remains the same, or at least similar: tending to one’s health, beauty and spirit through the combination of baths, sport and wholesome food. Down the centuries each successive generation and each region added something of its own, something different. Croatia is no exception, at least it seems so if one takes into consideration the best that experts and technology can give, and combine it with the best that nature gives us. Yet, here you will find much more: the fragrance of the sea, of the aromatic and healing plants

and unique ambiance, the vigour of rivers and the greenery of woods and forests, and food which is as healthy as it is delectable. These are the specific, incomparable qualities of Croatia. And all the worries become less troublesome, all the joys more joyful. Aware that we are again able to manage our own lives, and rejoice in it in a new way, we also know – with our new strength and selfconfidence - both the aim and way to achieve it.


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A dream or the reality? a dream or is it the reality? Is I sit ita fairy tale told with conviction, or are we in fact being given the real opportunity to actually live quite a special dream?

Blue seas, white stone and the green interior make up the colour scheme of Istria, the largest peninsula in Croatia. The blueness of its shoreline is contrasted by the lush greenery of its interior and the tiny, “acropolian” towns which, themselves somewhere between waking and sleeping, erase that thin line that divides the real from the illusion. And turn into your very own story.

are the readily identifiable flavours of this peninsula. And to enhance it all still further, there is a whole plethora of interesting events, autochthonous Istrian music and tourist services on offer along the littoral and in the hinterland, all of which have made Istria a familiar tourist region and an attractive destination quite in tune with the needs of today’s guest. In search of a break, a holiday or a mixture of business and pleasure, it is here that you will be able to relax and enjoy yourself in the well known and greatly appreciated wellness centres in places like Umag, Novigrad, Poreč, Vrsar, Rovinj, Pula… PULA

which is the church of St. Euphemia, is defined by its narrow and winding streets, 22 tiny isles and islets in the waters along its shores, and the exceptional quality of its tourist services and facilities. Poreč is one of the most popular Croatian tourist destinations, but also a town of special atmosphere and historical values. Through centuries and millennia many periods and rulers have left their traces in Pula, the largest Istrian town and a well know tourist destination. But it is best known for its heritage from the Roman period which is so firmly integrated into the tissue of the city, indeed, so much so that walking through its streets and square one walks through a time change…

Alongside the enjoyment in its colours, in other words enjoying it visually, Istria can also be breathed in and savoured. It is best defined by BRIJUNI

the fragrance of the sea and the aromatic herbs and other vegetation, by excellent tourist facilities with the latest modern conveniences or by the indigenous agro-touristic homesteads. Superb quality olive oils, wines, fish and the world wide acclaimed truffles, which attract both gourmands and gourmets from all corners the world,

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And while every one of the towns on the peninsula will offer its own story, all together they will provide an exquisite tourist service and a meaningful time. Umag, a small town with a medieval heart, is a synonym for the correlation between tourism, sports and active holiday. The romantic medieval town of Rovinj, the symbol of

Whichever way you choose to go, there are places with cultural and historic treasure troves of great interest, and having looked into them you will feel that here you are living a holiday to remember. Whether you are walking through the beauty of the Brijuni National Park, or enjoying a concert or an opera – be it in the Amphitheatre, or rather the Arena of Pula (one of the best preserved Ro-


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man amphitheatres in the world) or in the Euphrasius’ basilica in Poreč (a zero category monument of culture under the UNESCO protection), your spirit and body will be at the source of that special energy that has accumulated through the millennia, while your dedicated, experienced and imaginative hosts will do their very best to enhance your stay still further. A dream and reality may never have been so close…

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1 Art Wellness Monte Mulini Hotel ★★★★★

he Art Wellness Centre is housed in the newly built five-star Monte Mulini T Hotel which is located in the Zlatni rt park-

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wood, right by the sea amidst lush Mediterranean greenery. This hotel of 109 rooms and 10 apartments has a fine selection of catering establishments and a just as fine a wine cellar. It also offers its guests a wide ranging sports and recreational facilities. The Art Wellness Centre in the Monte Mulino Hotel covers an area of 500 m2, and follows the basic guidelines of the wellness concept whereby the atmosphere created by the visual effect of art and design, of natural characteristics of the Mediterranean, the idiosyncratic quality and the experience for all senses come together. Among the facilities and services offered are indoor swimming pool, whirlpool, solarium, saunas, rest and relaxation areas and parlour for facial and body treatments. The Centre also has a VIP Wellness room for individual treatments, treatment for couples and for special groups. The Art Wellness Centre is a part of a large facility which is going to link the Monte Mulini Hotel with the Lone Hotel.

INFORMATION ART WELLNESS MONTE MULINI HOTEL A. Smareglia b.b. 52210 Rovinj, Croatia Tel.: +385 (0) 52 636 023 +385 (0) 52 800 250 E-mail: wellness-mm@maistra.hr Internet: www.maistra.hr


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Istra Hotel ★★★★

he Otok Wellness is housed in the fourT star Istra Hotel which is located on the isle of St. Andrija, only a 10-minute boat ride from the picturesque town of Rovinj. The hotel has 326 rooms in the main building and additional 50 rooms and 1 apartment adapted to persons with a disability in an annex. Surrounded by idyllic Mediterranean environment, the hotel – which is included in the prestigious list of the Special Hotels of the World - offers a wide range of catering establishments including a restaurant in the old castle. The Otok Wellness covers an area of 1650 m2 and service-wise it can be divided into three zones: the zone of facial and body treatments, the Zen-spa zone of relaxation, and the active zone for recreation. Its wellness concept is based on the benefits of the medicinal Mediterranean plants, the substance of the sea and the mild climate prevailing in Rovinj. The range of services at the disposal of guests also includes a number of the specialties of the house based on the beneficial influences of the local climate, as well as a variety of wellness packages.

INFORMATION OTOK WELLNESS ISTRA HOTEL Otok Sv. Andrija 52210 Rovinj Croatia Tel.: +385 (0) 52 802 550, +385 (0) 52 800 250 E-mail: wellnessotok@maistra.hr Internet: www.maistra.hr


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Eden Hotel ★★★★

he Beauty and Spa centre is housed T in the four-star Eden hotel, in the immediate vicinity of the sea, in the midst of

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the old park-wood of Zlatni rt. The hotel has 325 rooms and apartments, and it enjoys a lovely view of the old centre of Rovinj which is only a few minutes of a pleasant walk away. Among the facilities and services it offers is a variety of catering establishments and a congress hall. Eden Hotel is a member of the prestigious club of The Special Hotels of the World. The Beauty & Spa Centre is based on aromatherapy, on intensive facial and body treatments with natural cosmetic preparations, special treatments with active substances from the sea and the healing plants of the Mediterranean, and similar. The centre is divided into several zones – the beauty zone (facial and body treatments), the relaxation zone (spas, whirlpool), the water zone (indoor and outdoor swimming pools) and the active zone (12 tennis

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courts, state of the art fitness facility and a bowling alley). The wellness packages on offer are adapted to the needs of business people, as well as all those who wish to relieve the stress of everyday life and invigorate their energy.

BEAUTY & SPA EDEN HOTEL Luja Adamovića b.b. 52210 Rovinj, Croatia Tel.: +385 (0) 52 800 619 +385 (0) 52 800 250 E-mail: eden@maistra.hr Internet: www.maistra.hr

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Valamar Diamant Hotel ★★★★

he Valamar Diamant Wellness is accomT modated in the four-star Valamar Diamant Hotel, and it offers the integral beauty

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and wellness programme in one place. The hotel, with 244 spacious rooms of modern design, with a wide variety of wellness and sports programmes, sits in the shade of old pine trees close to the sea, and only a 10minute walking distance from the picturesque historic heart of Poreč in which the magnificent Euphrasius’ basilica (a monument under the UNESCO protection) is also located. The rich gastronomic selection, congress hall equipped with the state of the art technology, indoor and outdoor swimming pools of imaginative design, and numerous sports facilities make this hotel an ideal place for both an active holiday and a full-bodied relaxation. The Valamar Diamanat Wellness centre covers an area of 2400 m2 and comprises three interlinked sections: swimming pool, wellness and fitness facilities. Its central part is taken by a large swimming pool equipped with a range

of attractions, and close by are the areas for relaxation, Finish and Turkish saunas, a whirlpool, and others facilities. The richly equipped premises are all in the service of health, beauty and physical fitness. The Valamar Diamant Wellness offers a variety of health services, wellness packages, additional activities (aquaaerobic, fitness programmes, training under professional supervision, etc.).

INFORMATION VALAMAR DIAMANT WELLNESS VALAMAR DIAMANT HOTEL Brulo 1, 52440 Poreč Croatia Tel.: +385 (0) 52 400 000, +385 (0) 52 400 012 E-mail: reservations-porec@valamar.com diamant@riviera.hr Internet: www.valamar.com


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5 Coral Fusion Spa Wellness & Beauty Centre

Sol Coral Hotel ★★★★★

he five-star Coral Fusion Spa Wellness T & Beauty Centre is located 3 km from Umag, in the Katoro tourist estate, right by the sea. The hotel has been fully renovated in 2008, it has 245 rooms and 6 junior apartments, with a number of accommodation units being adapted to the guests with physical disability. The hotel also has several pension and à la carte type catering establishments and 6 congress halls equipped with the state of the art technology. INFORMATION

The Coral Fusion Spa Wellness & Beauty Centre has been designed as a combination of a modern design and some elements of the Far East. Its concept being based on the blend of the East and the West, the centre offers exotic medicinal treatments. The facilities it offers in an area of over 1000 m2 include the Spa zone with saunas, whirlpools and relaxation rooms,

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oriental-style massage parlours, rooms for the ayurveda massage, Beauty centre and the fit zone with indoor and outdoor swimming pools (both with sea water) and, when weather condition permit it, professional therapists perform massage in open air, in nature and by the pools.

CORAL FUSION SPA WELLNESS & BEAUTY CENTRE SOL CORAL HOTEL Katoro b.b. 52470 Umag Croatia Tel.: +385 (0) 52 701 027, +385 (0) 52 700 700 E-mail: sol.coral@istraturist.hr Internet: www.istraturist.com


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6 Istrian Relax Village

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Sol Hotel Umag ★★★★ he Istrian Relax Village Wellness and T Beauty Centre is located in the fourstar Sol Hotel Umag, on a cape by the sea,

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1 km from the centre of the town of Umag. The hotel has 208 rooms and 8 luxury junior apartments, and additional 86 rooms in its three star Park annex. The guests have at their disposal a boutique meeting centre equipped with the state of the art technology, as well as a wide choice of gastronomic establishments offering local specialties. The Istrian Relax Village Wellness and Beauty Centre covers an area of 160 m2 and is divided into three zones: the fit zone, the spa zone and the beauty zone. This is a facility the interior design of which emulates the Istrian landscape. The quality of service is based on the top quality preparations specific for these climes, and on the latest technology of the world-renown producers of the spa cosmetics. A one-day and several-days long wellness packages adjusted to the needs of the modern day person are available. Especially interesting feature within the range on offer is a very specific treatment of relaxation – a sound massage by way of Tibetan bowls and gongs.

INFORMATION ISTRIAN RELAX VILLAGE WELLNESS AND BEAUTY CENTRE SOL UMAG HOTEL Jadranska b.b. 52470 Umag, Croatia Tel.: +385 (0) 52 714 050, +385 (0) 52 700 700 E-mail: moya@pu.t-com.hr Internet: www.istraturist.hr

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Sol Garden Istra Hotel ★★★★

The Body Holiday Wellness Centre is W located in the four-star Sol Garden Istra Hotel which was built in 2006. It is

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located in the Katoro tourist estate, 250 m from the sea and 3 km from the town of Umag, to which it is linked by the promenade along the shore. The hotel has 283 contemporarily appointed rooms, 10 luxury junior apartments, and additional 198 rooms in its annexes. Within the hotel complex the guests have at their disposal a number of catering establishments, including three restaurants which practice the show cooking, an à la carte restaurant and others. For the business guests there are two conference halls equipped with modern technology and a large banquet hall. The Body Holiday Wellness Centre offers a wide range of sport and revitalizing treatments and massage. It takes up two floors and covers and area of 1000 m 2, and comprises the wellness oasis spa zone with 4 saunas (Turkish, Finish, bi-sauna and the wet salt-sauna), a whirlpool for 12 persons

and relaxation rooms. The beauty zone has several parlours for facial and body treatments, while the fit zone has a indoor and an outdoor swimming pools and a spacious fitness studio. This wellness centre also offers special packages for individual target groups and needs. Additional programme includes yoga exercises, aqua-aerobics and massages in open air, in nature and along the pools.

INFORMATION THE BODY HOLIDAY WELLNESS CENTRE SOL GARDEN ISTRA HOTEL Katoro b.b. 52470 Umag Croatia Tel.: +385 (0) 52 716 020, +385 (0) 52 700 700 E-mail: sol.garden.istra@istraturist.hr Internet: www.istraturist.com


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8 Nautica Wellness Centre Nautica Hotel

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he Nautica Wellness Centre is an inteT gral part of the four-star Nautica Hotel in the small town of Novigrad, within the nautical-cum-tourist complex that comprises the Nautica Marina, the Nautica Hotel, an exclusive restaurant and a lounge-bar. The hotel has 38 spacious rooms and 2 apartments - all appointed in the style of a cabin on an old sailing ship, a conference hall that can accommodate up to 100 persons, and can be divided into two smaller rooms, and en exclusive gastronomic selection based on the indigenous produce. The Nautica Wellness Centre provides its guests with an opportunity for total relaxation and revitalization of both body and soul. It offers facial and body care treatments, a variety of saunas and other wellness facilities. In line with its all-encompassing approach to the invigoration of one’s inner and outer being, guests are offered weekend-packages or a longer stay in the Nautica Hotel combined with the wellness services.

INFORMATION NAUTICA WELLNESS CENTRE NAUTICA HOTEL Sv. Antona 15 52466 Novigrad, Croatia Tel.: +385 (0) 52 600 400 Fax: +385 (0) 52 600 450 E-mail: info@nauticahotels.com Internet: www.nauticahotels.com

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9 Mythos Medicinal Spa Valsabbion Hotel

he Mythos Medicinal Spa within the T three-star Valsabbion Hotel is located in the Pješčana Uvala of Pula, 50 m from the sea. The hotel has 10 well appointed rooms, and an exclusive restaurant with auctorial menu which has received numerous acclaims for creativity and quality. The hotel organizes a weekend and a week-long courses of creative cooking, sommelier courses and tasting sessions of wine and olive oil. The Mythos Medical Spa within the Valsabbion Hotel is located on the top floor, and enjoys a lovely view of the open sea. The beauty segment by the pool includes a spa with a rich relaxation programme, a solarium, and anti-age treatments. Particularly attractive are the slimming programme, the anti-cellulite programme, lymphatic drainage, manual massage, aromatherapy, fango-therapy, mini-lifting, chromotherapy, etc. The Medical aesthetic programme offers a number of treatments. Especially interesting

among them are the laser depilation, the very latest anti-age treatment, elimination of veins, capillaries and blemishes from both face and body, the famous mezo-therapy with hyaluronic acid for hydration and rejuvenation, peeling (green peel, AHA peeling), veins and capillary therapy, etc. The guests also have at their disposal a small fitness facility.

INFORMATION MYTHOS MEDICINAL SPA VALSABBION HOTEL Pješčana uvala IX/26 52100 Pula, Croatia Tel.: +385 (0) 52 218 033 Fax: +385 (0) 52 383 333 E-mail: info@valsabbion.hr Internet: www.valsabbion.hr


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10 Duga Uvala Wellness Centre Croatia Hotel ★★★ he Duga Uvala Wellness Centre is loT cated in the three-star Croatia hotel, 22 km from the town of Pula and 10 km from the Pula airport. Situated by the sea, in the cove of Vignola, the hotel has 240 rooms, good gastronomic selection and wide ranging sports and recreation facilities. Also available in the same estate are a number of apartments. The Duga Uvala Wellness Centre offers its guests indoor and outdoor swimming pools for adults and children, a whirlpool, Finish and Turkish saunas, a solarium, massage service and a fitness club.

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INFORMATION DUGA UVALA WELLNESS CENTRE CROATIA HOTEL 52208 Krnica, Pula Croatia Tel.: +385 (0) 52 553 254 E-mail: info@hotel-croatia.hr Internet: www.hotel-croatia.hr

11 Wellness Valamar Sanfior Valamar Sanfior Hotel ★★★★

he four-star Valamar Sanfior Hotel is T located in Rabac, by the sea on an idyllic peninsula, in the shade of a lovely RABAC

pine wood and enjoying a specatculaar view of the sea and the islands of Kvarner. The hotel has 115 comfortable rooms of contemporary design facing either the fragrant pine wood or the crystal blue seas. Those who wish to spend romantic time in their rooms will be able to enjoy pleasant surprises. Guests wanting to combine business with pleasure in a relaxed atmosphere have at their disposal a conference hall with all the modern equipment and a smaller room suitable for meetings, seminars and congresses.

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The Valamar Sanfior Hotel Wellness Centre includes an indoor pool with the view of the sea, the areas for saunas and massages, a Jacuzzi, a relaxation room and the wellness bar. The treatments on offer are based on the latest products, and our highly professional staff will make you feel you are the only person in the world.

WELLNESS VALAMAR SANFIOR VALAMAR SANFIOR HOTEL Rabac bb, 52221 Rabac Croatia Tel: + 385 (0) 52 465 200 +385 (0) 52 862 220 E-mail: reservations-rabac@valamar.com valamarsanfior@rabac.hr Internet: www.valamar.com


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12 Prestige Wellness & Spa

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he Prestige Wellness & Spa is located in the 4-star Casino Mulino Hotel that T rises close to the sea, not far from the small historic town of Buje, and next to the Slovene – Croatian border crossing of Plovanija. The hotel has 18 rooms and 49 apartments, and of course the Casino Mulino – according to many one of the most beautifully appointed casinos in Europe. The hotel also offers a fine selection of catering establishments, including and à la carte restaurant with Istrian and international cuisine. The Prestige Wellness & Spa facility is on the 4th floor of the hotel, and is organized in two levels – the Spa and fitness zones are separated from the zone for facial and body treatments, where the sheer enjoyment provided by the treatment is enhanced still further by an unforgettable view. At the lower level is an indoor swimming pool of an irregular shape, with two waterfalls and several hydromassage facilities. The guests have at their disposal several types of sauna, and showers enriched by essential oils. The massage treatments offered are a combination of traditional

techniques of the Far East and the latest western techniques. The fitness studio is equipped with cardio-apparatuses fitted with the monitoring systems of training sessions. This wellness centre also has a luxury VIP salon.

INFORMATION PRESTIGE WELLNESS & SPA CASINO MULINO HOTEL Škrile 75a, 52460 Buje Croatia Tel.:+385 (0) 52 725 300 E-mail: mulino@mulino.hr Internet: www.mulino.hr

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13 San Rocco Wellness & Spa ★★★★

he San Rocco Wellness & Spa is in the four-star San Rocco Hotel in the Istrian T village of Brtonigla renown for excellent wines and top of the line gastronomy. The complex of three buildings (hotel with 12 superbly appointed rooms, a multi-functional hall and wellness centre) built of white Istrian stone and surrounded by olive groves, is located 5 km from the sea and some 30 km from the Italian border. The main principles of this family hotel are the preservation of tradition and of true values. The services this establishment supplies include an à la carte restaurant, wine boutique, a private park, the above mentioned multi-functional hall and others.

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The San Rocco Wellness and Spa also bases its service on the traditional values, and within it are an outdoor swimming pool, an indoor swimming pool with hydro-massage, facial and body treatment parlours, relay zone and sauna. The treatments are founded on indigenous products such as olive oil, white

SAN ROCCO WELLNESS & SPA SAN ROCCO HOTEL Srednja ulica 2 52474 Brtonigla - Verteneglio Croatia Tel.: +385 (0) 52 725 000 E-mail: info@san-rocco.hr wellness@san-rocco.hr Internet: www.san-rocco.hr

Istrian truffle, wine and frutti di mare. The guests of the wellness centre can choose between two versions of exclusive treatments - a three-day and seven-day packages.


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14 Istarske toplice health resort Medicinal wellness centre he Istrian Spa is located in the northT western part of Istria, in the valley of the Mirna river, at the foot of the magical old town of Motovun, only 30 km from PoreÄ? and 40 km from the Italian border. The resort has 350 rooms and 2 apartments, as well as 48 beds of contemporary design and four star level of standard in the newly appointed facility of Sv. Stjepan. The thermal waters of this spa contain 14 different minerals, with sulphur being of the highest content, as well as a mildly stimulating radioactive property which sets it apart from other thermal springs and secures its place at the very peak of quality.

The Medicinal wellness centre is located within the Resort and covers and area of cca 1500 m2. The well equipped centre offers its guests a 25m swimming pool, a children’s pool, five different types of sauna, a fitness studio, massage parlours and relaxation rooms. The range of wellness packages on offer is wide, their aim being to improve health, relieve stress and provide pleasure and recreation.

INFORMATION ISTARSKE TOPLICE HEALTH RESORT MEDICINAL WELLNESS CENTRE Sv. Stjepan 60 52427 Livade Croatia Tel.: +385 (0) 52 603 415 E-mail: info@istarske-toplice.hr Internet: www.istarske-toplice.hr


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you dance? Would you like to D owhirl in the rhythm of waltz or maybe you prefer sounds more modern? Would you enjoy picking Mediterranean olives or mountain blueberries with your own hand, or perchance you would prefer to adopt a dolphin or a griffon vulture, or both… or perhaps there are times when you wish to be somebody else, somebody completely different in a unique carnival procession?!

Here the littoral landscape is practically in the immediate vicinity of the mountainous and forested region of Gorski kotar, the Mediterranean clime and way of life are first neighbours with the harsh mountain climate, while the world of a fashionable tourist resort boasting a150 year long tradition is so vastly different from the simple rhythm of the island life. Kvarner is a place where those seeking the glitter of

fied medieval burg that once was the stronghold of the Frankopan princes, one of the greatest members of the Croatian nobility, and which now is one of the most important shrines in this country. Today this Mediterranean town, in the best sense of the word, is steadily becoming an ever more popular venue of cultural events. One of them is the International Rijeka Carnival which, with its tradition of over a quarter of a century, has been ranked among the most attractive world events of this kind. But one also needs to discover the other face of Rijeka. Its modern urban clubs make the city a very popular gathering place for the young of the whole surrounding area, and their guests, where they are sure to find good fun and entertainment. OPATIJA

trendy summer resort - like the lovely Opatija whose tourist tradition, parks replete with lush greenery and elegant villas, combined with the 12 km long promenade by the sea, attract guests throughout the year. Rijeka is an old town of rich history, and its historic nucleus and monuments attract a large number of tourists. Standing out among many impressive vistas of Rijeka undoubtedly is Trsat, the forti-

Groovy times are guaranteed. The tourist resorts of Crikvenica and Novi Vinodolski, which also record a tourist tradition more than a century long, draw a guarantee for both their present and their future from that very tradition. Just as long, and just as successful a tradition in tourism is boasted by the islands of Kvarner, particularly the largest among them – notably Cres and Lošinj, Krk and Rab

– where the quality of accommodation is enhanced with cultural heritage, cultural programmes, customs and that ongoing mutual permeation with the unique nature with which one so easily finds unison. And one more thing - for all those suffering with allergies and all those experiencing problems with breathing, the islands of Cres and Lošinj are the ideal destination. Easier breathing is guaranteed. Only few kilometres from the sea a completely different scene awaits. The forests of the mountainous region of Gorski kotar offer a place for relaxation and recreation for all seasons. Both through the beauty of nature and the human efforts invested into new projects in harmony with nature, new and increasingly popular destinations are emerging: Delnice, Fužine, Ravna Gora, Vrbovsko… Undoubtedly however, the crown jewel of the area is the Risnjak National Park. Within the embrace of Risnjak deep forests, enchanting animal world and striking karstic forms have found their last safe refuge. Here the nature grows freely, able to follow its own rules and ignore those imposed by people. Tradition and age old customs, cultural events and the opportunity to enjoy RIJEKA

the peace of centuries old olive groves, or the power of untouched mountains which are as attractive in winter as they are in summer, all combine into that completely different scene, and into a new energy of destinations which built their wellness story upon that very tradition borne out by places distinguished in the circle of leading health resorts of centuries past. Here, in the scented gardens, amidst


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the intoxicating fragrances exuded by aromatic plants and enchanting ambiance and nature that is allowed to be its natural self, body and soul are rejuvenated, indeed, sometimes even reborn. Adopt a dolphin, watch the flight of a griffon vulture, imbibe the energy transfused by the stone, the sun and the past into your present, into your life. And thus lastingly enriched, you are no longer the person of yesterday… Be exactly what you want to be!

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1 Milenij Wellness & Spa Milenij Hotel ★★★★★ he Milenij Wellness & Spa is housed in T the five-star Milenij Hotel that stands in the very centre of Opatija, by the sea and

The Milenij Wellness & Spa takes up an area of 340 m2, and offers a wide range of facial and body cosmetic treatments, treatments for relaxation and revitalization. Our holistic approach to each of our guests, both in the wellness centre and in the hotel as a whole, which ensures that we offer what is wanted and needed at the given moment, has made

2 Spa & Beauty kutak

Bristol Hotel ★★★★

pa & Beauty kutak (snug) is integrated within the four-star Bristol Hotel, in the S very centre of Opatija, only a few minute walk from the sea. The hotel, which was built in 1906, has recently been thoroughly renovated. It has 78 finely fitted rooms and apartments, and 3 halls for meetings able to accommodate up to 150 guests. The hotel also has a Viennese style coffee parlour called Palme, and a lovely terrace. The Spa & Beauty kutak in the Bristol Hotel has a fitness facility, a whirlpool, a sauna and steam bath, and a space for relaxation. It offers a wide range of facial and body treatments. A special feature is a possibility of private reservation. INFORMATION SPA & BEAUTY KUTAK BRISTOL HOTEL Ulica maršala Tita 108 51410 Opatija, Croatia Tel.: +385 (0) 51 706 300 E-mail: reservation@hotel-opatija.hr Internet: www.hotel-bristol.hr

us a readily identifiable venue which guests like to, and frequently do come back to. We do our best to get to know and meet the wishes of every guest, and then we strive to provide more than expected. Total relaxation is achieved through the services of our professional staff, in a pleasing ambiance filled with scents of aromatic oils, and a rich and varied range of wellness packages and treatments. The treatments we offer are based on the blessings bestowed upon the Mediterranean. In addition to aromatherapy and thalassotherapy, and our own concept of massage, we provide a wide selection of superb

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energy massages which in the summer months are performed beneath a canopy so as to allow our guests to enjoy the scents and sound of the sea the same time.

MILENIJ WELLNESS & SPA MILENIJ HOTEL Ulica maršala Tita 109 51410 Opatija, Croatia Tel.: + 385 (0) 51 202 050 E-mail: wellness.milenij@milenijhoteli.hr Internet: www.milenijhoteli.hr

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the coastal promenade known as Lungo mare, and is surrounded by a lovely park. The hotel comprises 126 rooms and apartments in three villas, a congress centre with 6 salons and halls the largest of which can accommodate 220 people. The hotel also offers a number of catering establishments (the Sv. Jakov á la carte restaurant, the Argonauti restaurant, the Wagner coffee parlour, the Madonnina Lobby bar), as well as their own production of quite unique and above all delectable praline bonbons, all seventy or more types of them.


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Ambasador Hotel ★★★★★

he Five Elements Wellness & Spa Ambasador is housed in the five-star T Amabasador Hotel, by the sea, alongside

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the famous Lungo Mare Promenade of Opatija which links it to the nearby centre of the town. The hotel has 180 rooms and apartments, a wide selection of caterings establishments offering a fine choice of gastronomy, while the capacity of its modern congress facility enables the organization of gatherings both sizeable and small. Linked to the hotel is the newly restored four-star Villa Ambasador with 49 rooms and apartments, whose guests can avail themselves of all the facilities the hotel has to offer. The Five Eelements Wellness & Spa Amabasador is based on the unique concept which combines the ancient Chinese philosophy of feng shui and contemporary wellness programmes. The wellness centre, based on the element of water as the symbol of life, cov-

ers an area of 1300 m2 spread over two levels. Using the best of the cosmetic products, offering a rich variety of programmes and special areas tailored to those who seek privacy and exclusivity, this establishment has numerous water-based features including a large indoor swimming pool, whirlpool baths and similar. It also has finely appointed salons for beauty care and massage.

INFORMATION FIVE ELEMENTS WELLNESS & SPA AMBASADOR AMBASADOR HOTEL F. Peršića 5 51410 Opatija, Croatia Tel.: +385 (0) 51 743 880 E-mail: five.elements.ambasador@liburnia.hr Internet: www.liburnia.hr, www.visitopatija.net

4 Opatija Thalasso Wellness Centre

Opatija Thalassotherapia ★★★ he Opatija Thalasso Wellness Centre is T linked by a heated corridor with the three-star Villa Dubrava Hotel whose his-

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toric façade hides a newly renovated hotel. The hotel, which has 37 air-conditioned rooms and a restaurant that in addition to the classic cuisine also offers special diet menus, is surrounded by lush Mediterranean greenery, close to the sea and the lovely sea-side promenade (Lungo Mare), as well as to all the facilities that Opatija has to offer. The Opatija Thalasso Wellness Centre is a medicinal wellness facility within the Thalassotherapy Opatija which offers a unique, highly sophisticated range of medicinal programmes for painful backs, osteoporosis, rheumatism, slimming, programmes devised specifically for managers, athletes, etc. In addition to the swimming pool with heated sea water and a Jacuzzi, the Opatija Thalasso

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Wellness Centre has a spa & relax zone, beauty parlours, massage rooms, solarium and a fitness centre. The specific feature of this large facility which extends over an of 2500 m2, is that it projects the therapeutic effects the sea has on one’s health and uses natural products containing the elements of the sea – marine algae, mud, salt.

OPATIJA THALASSO WELLNESS CENTRE OPATIJA THALASSOTHERAPIA Maršala Tita 188/1, 51410 Opatija, Croatia Tel.: +385 (0) 51 202 855 (wellness recepcija) +385 (0) 51 202 680 (hotel Villa Dubrava) E-mail: thalassowellness.opatija@ri.t-com.hr Internet: www.thalassotherapia-opatija.hr


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5 Laurus Spa & Beauty Villa Kapetanović

he Laurus Spa & Beauty is located in the Villa Kapetanović, a newly built facility T on an elevation above the town of Volosko, at the very entrance to the town of Opatija, from where it enjoys a stunning view of the Bay of Kvarner and the Kvarner islands. The hotel has 10 accommodation premises including 3 apartments. Within the Villa is an á la carte restaurant offering superb gastro specialties of the Mediterranean cuisine. The Laurus Spa & Beauty has a wide range of treatments for relaxation, and for facial and body care. Contained within the water zone are the Finish and Turkish saunas and a Jacuzzi tub for 8 persons. Among a number of different massages we wish to point out the aroma-soul Mediterranean massage in which, alongside a special technique, we also use essential oils of these climes. Special packages for a day, a weekend or several days are individually tailored, their aim being to create a feeling of relaxation and to deal with individual aesthetic and health problems.

INFORMATION LAURUS SPA & BEAUTY VILLA KAPETANOVIĆ Nova cesta 12a 51410 Opatija, Croatia Tel.: +385 (0) 51 711 378 E-mail: centar-za-estetiku@ri.t-com.hr, info@spa-laurus.hr Internet: www.spa-laurus.hr, www.villa-kapetanovic.hr

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6 Phytoaroma & Wellness Centre “Essentia Adriatica”

Adriatic Grand Hotel ★★★★

he Essentia Adriatica wellness centre is situated in the Adriatic Grand T Hotel which is close to the sea, enjoys a lovely view of the Bay of Kvarner and is about 10 minutes of pleasant walk from the centre of Opatija. The Adriatic Grand Hotel complex has a total of 303 rooms in two connected buildings, with 167 rooms and apartments being of the four-star category, while the remaining 136 rooms are of a three-star category. In addition to its wide ranging gastronomic offer, the hotel is particularly known for its congress activity. It has a congress centre with halls equipped with modern technology, with their accommodation capacity being from 10 to 550 people. Another facility the hotel offers is a casino. The new Phytoaroma wellness centre is on the ground floor of the hotel, has 13 salons for massage and 5 salons for aromatic hydro-

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massage baths, offers specially designed treatments for facial and body care based on herbal extracts and gifts of the sea. On the 8th floor of the hotel that offers a beautiful view of the Bay of Kvarner is a sunning terrace , a swimming pool with heated sea water, the Kneipp baths, whirlpools, the Finish sauna, the ice pit and the Turkish bath.

PHYTOAROMA & WELLNESS CENTRE “ESSENTIA ADRIATICA” ADRIATIC GRAND HOTEL M. Tita 200 51410 Opatija, Croatia Tel.: +385 (0) 51 719 010 E-mail: info@hotel-adriatic.hr Internet: www.hotel-adriatic.hr


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7 Milenij Wellness & Spa Milenij Grand Hotel 4 opatijska cvijeta ★★★★

he Milenij Grand Hotel 4 opatijska cvijeta (four flowers of Opatija) wellT ness and spa centre is a part of the fourstar hotel which is located in the centre of Opatija, alongside the lovely Lungo Mare promenade by the sea, surrounded by the Mediterranean ambiance of the famous parks of this town. The hotel comprises 4 villas linked together which have a combined capacity of 262 luxuriously appointed rooms with antique style furniture, as well as a congress centre with 7 multi-functional halls fitted with the state of the art equipment.

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The Wellness & Spa centre covers an area of 1500 m2, it is split in two levels and offers, in addition to swimming pools, hydro-massage, several types of sauna and a fitness facility, 8 rooms of different ambience designed to provide a whole array of facial and body treatments, massages, and de luxe rituals for face

and body – a service that has made this centre known far and wide. Among others, there is the wine therapy, the Chi Yang massage ritual with particles of 24 karat gold or the truffle therapy. The guests can relax in the wellness garden or on either of the two terraces, and at the same time enjoy the delicacies of the meticulously planned wellness cuisine. This wellness centre is characterized by individual approach to the wishes and needs of each guest.

INFORMATION MILENIJ WELLNESS & SPA MILENIJ GRAND HOTEL 4 OPATIJSKA CVIJETA Viktora Cara Emina 6 51410 Opatija Croatia Tel.: +385 (0) 51 295 008 E-mail: wellness@grandmilenijhoteli.hr Internet: www.milenijhoteli.hr

8 Mozart Hotel Wellness Oasis Mozart Hotel ★★★★★

n the very heart of Opatija the Mozart Iwellness Hotel shelters an intimate and peaceful oasis. This truly beautiful boutique

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hotel, built in 1894, was one of those that wrote the tourist history of this town from its very beginnings. The building, a monument of culture, has 26 rooms and 3 apartments every one of which has been elegantly appointed in the Secession style. The hotel also offers superb cuisine, a garden terrace hidden from the public eye, a Piano bar and two halls for meetings. The most beautiful that the past has left us, combined with the latest achievement of our time, designed exclusively for you pleasure. The Wellness Oasis, a newly appointed space, offers a whirlpool, the Finish and the infra-red saunas, the Turkish bath, and something quite special – the Japanese bath. The individual approach of the highly professional staff of the Mozart Cosmetic Studio will make sure that each guest is given the therapy and care suited to her or his needs and wishes. In the fitness studio you can train each group of muscles,

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and for your nourishment and refreshments we have prepared wholesome beverages and meals made prepared with ingredients of organic origin.

MOZART HOTEL WELLNESS OASIS MOZART HOTEL M. Tita 138 51410 Opatija, Croatia Tel.: +385 (0) 51 718 260 E-mail: info@hotel-mozart.hr Internet: www.hotel-mozart.hr


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9 Miramar Wellness Centre Miramar Hotel – Adria relax resort ★★★★

Miramar Wellness is a part of the Ted inhefour-star Miramar Hotel in Opatija, locata cove full of different Mediterranean greenery, by the side of the famous Lungo Mare promenade. The building is a historic Villa Neptun built in 1876, and reconstructed in the Belle Epoch style in 2004. The hotel complex, which in addition to the original hotel building comprises three newly built villas, has the capacity of 100 accommodation units. It offers a selection of catering establishments and conference facilities. The Wellness Centre in the Miramar Hotel – Adria relax resort, which bases its wellness philosophy on a long-standing tradition of a recognized health resort, contains an indoorcum-outdoor swimming pool of 200 m2 with heated sea water. Alongside the outdoor Jacuzzi there are several types of sauna and baths, infra-red cubicle and a laconium. The wellness area also has the zone for a variety of treatments and a beauty parlour, as well as the shower world with six different types of water jets.

INFORMATION MIRAMAR WELLNESS CENTRE MIRAMAR HOTEL – ADRIA RELAX RESORT Ive Kaline 11 51410 Opatija, Croatia Tel.: +385 (0) 51 280 000 E-mail: info@hotel-miramar.info Internet: www.hotel-miramar.hr


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Lovran Hotel ★★★ he Laurana Spa – medical wellness centre is located in the three-star Lovran T Hotel in Lovran, only some 50 m from the

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sea, amidst the evergreen Mediterranean vegetation. The famous Lungo Mare promenade links it to Opatija. The hotel, comprising two villas from the beginning of the 20th century, which have subsequently been joined by the reception building and a coffee bar, has 50 rooms and 3 apartments, and has been renovated in 2003. In addition to its catering establishments the hotels has a business club and conference premises fitted with modern equipment and suitable for smaller gatherings. The Laurana Spa – medical wellness centre is split in two levels, and covers an area of 250 m2. It has zones for massage, beauty care, counselling service. On the ground floor level is the wellness oasis for 4-6 persons, with saunas, showers, Kneipp bath, refreshments, reclining mats made of sweet-smelling hay, a fitness room and workshops against smoking. In addition to the well established wellness programmes and services Laurana Spa of-

fers special treatments which include manual techniques against spinal pain, psychotherapy and energy-treatments (testing of energy level, tui na Chinese massage and reflexology) against psycho-somatic complaints and consequences of stress. The preparations used are all based on the medicinal elements in our surroundings: sea, laurel leaf, chestnut, as well as aroma-essences and aroma-balsams that we produce ourselves.

INFORMATION LAURANA SPA MEDICAL WELLNESS CENTRE LOVRAN HOTEL Šetalište maršala Tita 19/2 51415 Lovran, Croatia Tel.: +385 (0) 51 293 851 Fax: +385 (0) 51 292 451 E-mail: info@wellness.hr Internet: www.wellness.hr

11 Six Senses Historic Villa Astra Spa Hotel ★★★★

illa Astra was built at the begining of the 20th century, right by the sea, V enjoying a wonderful view of the Bay of

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Kvarner. In 2002 it was restored and turned into a luxury boutique hotel with 6 spacious rooms, a restaurant with an HACCP certificate which primarily offers traditional and organic cuisine, and a heated open-air swimming pool. The wellness centre services are complemented with the uniquely relaxing treatment of floating which, combined with energy treatments, massages and acupuncture helps to soothe the thoughts, achieve deep relaxation, and enhance creativity and intuition. The hotel wellness is based on the innovative holistic approach which combines education, self-awareness and relaxation. This approach involves individually created programmes the aim of which is to achieve permanent chang-

es in one’s life and experience true joy and contentment. Villa Astra is a member of the well known hotel associations “Schlosshotels und Herrenhäuser”, “Small Elegant Hotels” and “Historic Hotels of Europe”.

INFORMATION SIX SENSES HISTORIC VILLA ASTRA SPA HOTEL Viktora Cara Emina 11 51415 Lovran, Croatia Tel.: +385 (0) 51 294 400 E-mail: sales@lovranske-vile.com Internet: www.lovranske-vile.com


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12 Five Elements Wellness & Spa Marina

Marina Hotel ★★★★

he Five Elements Wellness & Spa MaT rina is located in the four-star Marina Hotel which has been fully renovated in 2008. The hotel is situated in the well known tourist resort of Mošćenička Draga, some 15 km from Opatija, at the very beginning of one of the most beautiful beaches of the Adriatic. It is an ideal place for guests who love active holiday, sports, long walks and mountaineering. The hotel has 178 rooms, catering facilities, a congress hall with a capacity for 220 people and two rooms for meetings. The Five Elements Wellness & Spa Marina is in the sign of the Earth, the symbol of harmony between people and space, the sign of power and a guide for happiness. Covering an area of 800 m2 this establishment contains a pool zone, a spa & relax zone, a fitness facility and a beauty care / massage studio. Next to the large indoor swimming pool with heated sea

water and a view of the natural surroundings of the hotel is the zone of saunas, whirlpool baths, massage showers and rest. The wellness programmes include the weekly anti-stress packages for regeneration and relaxation the special feature of which is the sound ritual produced with Tibetan bowls.

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[ comfort zone ] space bonavia is a wellness centre within the Bonavia Grand Hotel located in the very centre of Rijeka. The hotel has 121 accommodation units, including 7 apartments, and a superb Kamov restaurant which offers a wide ranging selection of local and international dishes. As a frequent destination of business community and a congress venue, it also has a business centre and several halls for congresses and smaller gatherings. [ comfort zone ] space bonavia, which covers an area of 250 m2 of exclusive space, offers relaxation and beauty care treatments, saunas, baths and similar services, treatments and areas for relaxation, and a fitness facility equipped with the best equipment. A special feature of this wellness centre are thematic showers (contrasting and bi-thermal, which are covered with Indian pebbles. The wellness centre offers different treatment packages of a day or several days.

FIVE ELEMENTS WELLNESS & SPA MARINA MARINA HOTEL Aleja Slatina 2 51417 Mošćenička Draga, Croatia Tel.: +385 (0) 51 505 623, +385 (0) 51 737 504 E-mail: five.elements.marina@liburnia.hr Internet: www.liburnia.hr, www.visitopatija.net

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14 Therapia Wellness Spa Centre

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historic hotel built in 1895, which has been fully renovated. The hotel, which sits 250 m from the sea and 1,2 km from the centre of the town of Crikvenica, has 109 rooms, several catering establishments, a smaller congress hall and a number of recreational facilities.

The Therapia Wellness Spa Centre covers an area of 800 m2. In addition to the indoor and outdoor swimming pools, the spa oasis offers different types of baths, a fitness studio and massage parlours. The special feature of this centre is the VIP room for two persons with a heated table for wet peeling, steam bath and shower. The room is also suitable for fangotherapy. The treatments and therapies offered are based on the elements that these climes provide – such as sea water, essential oils, different types of medicinal mud, etc.

INFORMATION THERAPIA WELLNESS SPA CENTRE THERAPIA HOTEL Braće Buchoffer 12 51260 Crikvenica, Croatia Tel.: +385 (0) 51 209 700 E-mail: therapia@therapia.hr Internet: www.therapia.hr

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he NOVI SPA is located in the newly T built five-star Spa Hotels & Resort, Novi Vinodolski, tourist estate. Situated on

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a gentle elevation close to the 1,5 km long beach, the hotel has 130 rooms and apartments, and 366 luxury apartments in villas. Within the estate there are 12 restaurants and a large congress centre comprising a congress hall, 2 conference halls and two rooms for meetings. The children come into their own in the closed and open Children’s Town with swimming pools, playgrounds and a variety of animation programmes. The shopping and sports facilities are plentiful. The New Spa Centre extends over an area of 10 000 m 2 (+ 4000 m 2 of outdoor facilities) and, apart from being the largest in Europe, it also has the widest range of the Life Style Concepts. With its own restaurant and a bar, the Centre offers a wealth of beauty care treatments for face and body, area for traditional rituals (rasoul, hamam, ayurveda, floating…), thalasso treatments, private spa rooms. The

spa world contains a variety of saunas, baths and other facilities. The water zone includes indoor and outdoor swimming pools, hydro-massage facilities, geysers, waterfalls, Jacuzzis, etc. – all with sea water. The fitness zone, spread over two floors, enjoys the sea view. The highly professional staff provides advice and consultations regarding possible health issues, the appropriate right diet programmes, as well as the individual programmes of exercise and the required care treatments.

INFORMATION NOVI SPA NOVI SPA HOTELS & RESORT Hoteli Novi d.o.o. Kralja Tomislava 4 51250 Novi Vinodolski, Croatia Tel.: +385 (0) 51 668 430, +385 (0) 51 668 400 Fax: +385 (0) 51 668 439 E-mail: novispa@hoteli-novi.hr Internet: www.novi.hr


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16 Baška Wellness Centre Corinthia Hotel Baška ★★★

he Baška Wellness Centre, the services of which are enjoyed by the guests of T the four and five-star Atrium Residence Hotel, the four-star Zvonimir Hotel and the three-star Corinthium Hotel in Baška. The Atrium Residence Baška Hotel, with 18 rooms and 46 apartments of different sizes, was built in 2008. It stands right by the sea, in the central part of the popular beach in Baška. The Zvonimir Hotel, which has been completely renovated in 2003, has 70 rooms and 15 apartments, while the Corinthium Hotel comprises three interconnected buildings and has a total of 400 rooms and 31 apartments. INFORMATION

treatments, a spa facility with different saunas and the indoor and outdoor recreation spaces. Specific treatments available use indigenous oils such as olive oil, oils of St. John’s wort, lavender and other medicinal and aromatic plants, sea salt, etc.

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Aurora Hotel

BAŠKA WELLNESS CENTRE CORINTHIA HOTEL BAŠKA Emila Geistlicha 39 51523 Baška, otok Krk, Croatia Tel.: +385 (0) 51 656 825, +385 (0) 51 656 111 E- mail: wellness@hotelibaska.hr Internet: www.wellness-baska.info

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[ comfort zone ] spa & wellness Aurora is housed in the four-star Aurora Hotel which is located in Sunčana uvala (the sunny cove), in an old pine wood, 50 m from the sea and about 2 km of pleasant walk from the centre of Mali Lošinj. Renovated in 2008 the hotel has 392 rooms, a number of catering establishments and a multi-purpose hall for congresses and other types of gatherings. [ comfort zone ] spa & wellness Aurora covers an area of 1500 m2, and takes up two floors of the Aurora Hotel. A special feature of this wellness facility are treatments with indigenous maritime plants, sea salt and essential oils. The wellness offers treatments for facial and body care, for rest and relaxation. Also on offer is the Laconium with chrono- therapy. In the continuation of the spa centre are four indoor swimming pools with hydro-massage and an outdoor swimming pool.

INFORMATION [ comfort zone ] Spa & Wellness Aurora AURORA HOTEL Sunčana uvala b.b. 51550 Mali Lošinj, Croatia Tel.: +385 (0) 51 667 250 E-mail: aurora@biokozmetika.hr Internet: www.losinj-hotels.com

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18 Punta Hotel Wellness Centre Punta Hotel ★★★

he Punta Hotel Wellness Centre is T housed within this three-star hotel which is only 50m from the sea, in the

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INFORMATION PUNTA HOTEL WELLNESS CENTRE PUNTA HOTEL Šestavine b.b. 51551 Veli Lošinj, Croatia Tel.: +385 (0) 51 662 000 E-mail: hotel-punta@jadranka.t-com.hr Internet: www.losinj-hotels.com

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which is only 15 minutes of pleasant strolling away. The hotel has 175 renovated rooms, a wealth of gastronomic selection and a congress hall. Close to the hotel are a number of lovely promenades and sports facilities. The Padova Hotel Wellness Centre offers a wide choice of treatments for beauty care and relaxation. The guests have at their disposal different types of sauna, salons for facial and body treatments, and a fitness facility. The wellness area includes a swimming pool with sea water, a Jacuzzi and a whirlpool. The beneficial atmosphere in the relaxation areas is enhanced even more by the fragrances of the indigenous island plants (rosemary, lavender, lemon…), but also by the view of old town of Rab.

INFORMATION WELLNESS CENTRE PADOVA HOTEL Banjol b.b. 51280 Rab, Croatia Tel.: +385 (0) 51 724 544 E-mail: padova@imperial.hr Internet: www. imperial.hr


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Pictures to remember olive groves, the genuine A ncient pleasure of fishing with the local

fishermen, a large number of islands and isles, one national park and the vicinity of four more…is that not enough to convince you that the Zadar region is a magnet difficult to resist?! And still we have not listed all it can offer! The Zadar region is the northernmost part of Dalmatia, its gate of welcome to all those who travel from the north of the Adriatic. It is full of contrasts, rich

pre-Romanesque church of St. Donatus that was built at the beginning of the 9th century and which, in the summer season, becomes the venue for the highly popular Music Festivities of St. Donatus.

whose rapids are proving to be irresistible to those seeking the adrenalin rush through organized adventure sports. And while here, and when going home, do not forget the tasty indigenous souvenirs like the widely appreciated and ever so delectable Pag cheese, olive oil, the Maraska liqueur… Have we forgotten something? We certainly did, because one of your souvenirs can also be the beautiful lace of Pag. Its beauty so delighted that the Empress Maria Theresa decided to have her own lace maker from Pag at her court. And until you come back to this same place, these will be your pictures to remember.

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in historic heritage and breathtakingly beautiful nature. The first, and therefore perhaps the most intense experience of these parts, are the intense colours, that particular harmony of the vivid blue of the sea and over it the dark green of pine trees or olive groves that descend all the way to the shore. And to all that the brilliant white of the Dalmatian stone must be added – it forms the beaches either in slabs or broken down into gravel or pebbles, attracting numerous tourists… This is a region which numbers as many as 200 island and isles, with only 17 of them being inhabited. Come the summer, their lives become very dynamic dynamic but not stressful. At other times they are peaceful and totally relaxed. This is a region boasting no less than 3000 years of continuous human habitation that has been recorded in streets and squares of cities like Zadar, the centre of the region. The town which you will most certainly remember by the monumental

But though St. Donatus may be the most striking of all the monuments here, there are many other things – churches, monuments, exhibitions and cultural events that make this Mediterranean town ever interesting, beautiful and different. Recently the element of different has been greatly added to by the urban installations - the Sea Organ and the Salutations to the Sun – which are equally attractive for the locals and their visitors. But Zadar is by no means the only tourist jewel of the region. There is also Nin - the oldest seat of the Croatian kings, Biograd na moru with its historic heritage, the town of Pag on the island of the same name, etc. However, the most defining features of this region are undoubtedly its national park – Paklenica and the vicinity of four more – the Plitvice Lakes, the Kornati Archipelago, the Krka Waterfalls and Northern Velebit. And there is still more – the nature parks and the canyons of the rivers Zrmanja and Krupa

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1 Acquapura Thalasso & Spa Centre Borik

Falkensteiner Club Funimation Borik Zadar ★★★★

he Borik Zadar Acquapura Thalasso & Spa Centre is houseds in the fourT star (all inclusive) Borik Funimation Hotel

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in the Borik Falkensteiner Hotels estate. The estate, with the overall capacity of 546 rooms, is located about 3,5 km from the old part of Zadar, by the sea and a long beach, amidst flower gardens. The guests can choose from a wide selection of food – from the vegetarian through to the healthy diet also intended for those requiring special diet regimes. The recreational facilities in both the hotel and the entire estate offer something for all tastes. The Borik Acquapura Thalasso & Spa Centre covers an area of 2500 m 2 and, among its many facilities, it includes an indoor-cumoutdoor swimming pool with water effects, a heated outdoor whirlpool, a complex of a variety of saunas, relaxation areas, salons

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ACQUAPURA THALASSO & SPA CENTRE BORIK FALKENSTEINER CLUB FUNIMATION BORIK ZADAR Majstora Radovana 7 23000 Zadar Croatia Tel.: +385 (0) 23 206 184 E-mail: spa.borik@falkensteiner.com Internet: www.falkensteiner.com


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2 Salvia Wellness Centre Ilirija Hotel

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he four-star Ilirija Hotel in Biograd has T recently been completely renovated and transformed into a modern wellness hotel. Located by the sea, offering services and facilities for congress tourism and active holiday, easily accessible, it is an ideal destination for both business and pleasure. Added attractions are the hotel marina able to accommodate boats up to 85 m in length, a heated outdoor swimming pool with a whirlpool, children’s swimming pool, and hydro-massage beds – all designed for a true, open air spa experience. The Salvia Wellness Centre is located at the top floor of the Ilirija Hotel. Its wide and diverse offer of cosmetic treatments include Payot and Academie treatments, Shin Tai massage, exotic massages with coconut bowls, bamboo or wooden “stones”, relaxation treatments

by way of celestial spheres, ayurveda. Equipped with the Finish, infer-red and bio saunas, hydro-massages and a fitness studio, this wellness centre offers a special service for couples – a private hydro-massage bath tub with a view of the sea, and a special catering for your special circumstances.

INFORMATION SALVIA WELLNESS CENTRE ILIRIJA HOTEL Ilirija d.d. Tina Ujevića 7 23210 Biograd na Moru, Croatia Tel.: +385 (0) 23 383 556 E-mail: sales@ilirijabiograd.com Internet: www.ilirijabiograd.com


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3 Alan Hotel Bluesun Wellness

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he three-star Alan Hotel Bluesun Wellness is housed within the hotel which T is located in Starigrad – Paklenica, in the place where the mountain of Velebit meets the Mediterranean climate, thus creating conditions of a uniquely healing climatic environment. The hotel is only a kilometre away from the entrance to the Paklenica National Park, adjacent to a pebble beach. Due to its location and specific surroundings – a possibility to visit several national parks - its supply is mostly tailored to guests who seek a holiday which is both active and relaxing. The hotel has a total of 139 rooms and 24 apartments, a wealth of recreational facilities and opportunities, and is ideal as for an active family holiday, so for a team building programmes and seminars. With its interior design, atmosphere and service the Alan Hotel Bluesun Wellness, which covers an area of 900 m2, reflects all the characteristics of these specific climes replete with fragrances of indigenous aromatic plants. The unique atmosphere of Velebit has been introduced into

the Aroma Grotto steam sauna. Another specific feature are treatment salons from which one can walk straight into a Mediterranean garden, and treatment salons facing the Paklenica canyon. The wellness centre offers a variety of saunas, indoor whirlpools, zones for relaxation and beauty care, individual professional services and a wholesome food prepared with wellness in mind. The hotel is open from March till November.

INFORMATION ALAN HOTEL BLUESUN WELLNESS BLUESUN ALAN HOTEL Franje Tuđmana 14 23244 Starigrad Paklenica, Croatia Tel.: +385 (0) 23 209 092, +385 (0) 23 209 050 +385 (0) 1 3844 044 Mob: +385 (0) 99 3844 044 E-mail: alan@bluesunhotels.com sales@bluesunhotels.com Internet: www.bluesunhotels.com

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he Cissa Wellness & Spa Centre is T housed in the four-star Pagus Hotel on the island of Pag, located by the shore of the Pag Sea, in the immediate vicinity of the centre of the town of Pag. The hotel has 117 accommodation units, 6 of them apartments, good selection of catering establishments which offer, among many other things, Dalmatian specialties. The Cissa Wellness & Spa Centre takes its visitors to the ancient world of the sunken city of Cissa, reminding them of the spirit of life as it used to be, of the natural wealth of the island and the philosophy of total relaxation which leads to the harmony of body and soul. The programmes the centre offers are wide ranging, and include exclusive treatments based on the salt of Pag, their emphasis being on the beauty care of body, its relaxation, toning and regeneration. The package arrangements offered are two-day, three-day and five-day programmes based on the properties of these climes.

INFORMATION CISSA WELLNESS & SPA CENTRE PAGUS HOTEL Ante Starčevića 1 23250 Pag Croatia Tel.:+385 (0) 23 493 331 E-mail: wellness.cissa@coning.hr Internet: www.coning-turizam.hr


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Just enjoy it! the urge comes upon you W hen to hear the sounds of Dalmatian chanson, to sing with a klapa, or to enjoy the beauty of nature, or the Robinson-kind of tourism of the Kornati archipelago, the rampant waters of the river Krka, or to take a journey into some long gone times – then the direction is a known thing. The region of Šibenik. Two national parks with only 50km between them could not be more different. The Kornati National Park is an archipelago of 89 islands, isles and reefs (numbering in total 152 units) of incomparable beauty which offers the boaters the pleasure of sailing, the formidable sheer cliffs filling them with delight and awe in the same breath. Enchanted with their striking beauty, the famous writer George Bernard Shaw wrote one of the best descriptions of the Kornati: “On the last Day of Creation God wished to crown his work and he created Kornati out of tears, stars and breath”. In contrast, the Krka National Park is full of travertine barriers, waterfalls and lakes the wondrousness of which take one’s breath away. Indeed, they are regarded as one of the favourite tourist picture postcards from Croatia. Indeed, it is difficult to decide which national park is more beautiful, which makes them a good example for yet another of life’s lessons: beauty will not compare to beauty, it just needs to be

enjoyed. And it is this very diversity of the sea and the river phenomena that best depicts all the beauty and all the surprises found in the Dalmatian region of Šibenik. A significant role in this belongs to the Šibenik hinterland – visiting it you take a journey into an almost forgotten way of life and customs, but also an opportunity to learn about indigenous herbs and vegetables the flavours, aromas and colours of which will take you back through time, like a true time machine. The royal city of Knin – situated in the place where roads from the mainland intersect on their way to the sea – abounds with cultural and historic monuments and natural attractions the beauty and value of which attract visitors. Also of interest is the old town of Drniš in the vicinity of which is the village of Otavice where the world-famous Croatian sculptor Ivan Meštrović built his family mausoleum. A visit to this region is an opportunity to see the city of Šibenik, the oldest VISOVAC

autochthonous town on the Croatian Adriatic. Its cathedral of St. Jacob, a unique monument of the European sacral architecture, has been included in the UNESCO List of world heritage. Šibenik is the venue of numerous cultural manifestations, among them the International Child’s Festival, the Festival of Dalmatian Chansons, etc. Those who come do not forget the vibrancy of Vodice, the diverse opportunities and picturesque quality of Primošten and its incredible vineyards the photograph of which is exhibited in the UN building as a kind of accolade to human effort. The island of Murter, separated from the mainland by a narrow Murter channel which is spanned by a 12 m long bascule bridge at Tisno, is an attractive place for boaters but also for all those who long for a holiday in unspoiled nature. But these are by no means all on the list of tourist destinations and attractions which draw large numbers of tourists, and which are the reason that one does not come to Dalmatia-Šibenik once, but the for the first time. So, carry on investigating yourself. And just enjoy it! RIVER KRKA


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1 Solaris Wellness Spa Centre Solaris Hotels Resort

he Solaris Wellness Spa Centre extends T over an area of 2500 m , and is located in the Solaris Hotel Estate, not far from 2

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Šibenik, in the heart of Dalmatia, on the shore of a lovely peninsula, surrounded by lush Mediterranean vegetation and a 4km long beach protected by a string of islands. The Wellness Centre comprises the water zone with indoor and outdoor heated swimming pools with sea water, whirlpools and a Jacuzzi, the sauna zone (Mediterranean grotto with aromatherapy, Finish sauna with a starry sky and music-therapy), a tepidarium – or rather the warm water baths, the relax zone, solarium and the fitness hall. The programme also offers numerous western and eastern massage techniques, facial and body beauty treatments with products by the world-renown cosmetics names. Encompassed within the centre are a hairdresser salon, and an exquisite Mediterranean garden with a wellness bar. The entire centre faces the sea.

INFORMATION SOLARIS WELLNESS SPA CENTRE SOLARIS HOTELS RESORT Hotelsko naselje Solaris b.b. 22000 Šibenik Croatia Tel.: +385 (0) 22 361 001 E-mail: info@solaris.hr Internet: www.solaris.hr


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he Punta Wellnes & Spa Centre is T housed on the ground floor of the four-star Punta Hotel which is located in a pine wood, only some 20m from the beach, and close to the centre of Vodice. The hotel has 129 rooms and 3 apartments, and in addition to the main building the hotel complex includes three newly renovated buildings, each with 60 rooms. Also within the complex are several conference halls, a hall for meetings, and a number of catering establishments. Apart from the Wellness Centre the hotel has the Centre for stomatology, dental implants and aesthetic surgery. The Wellness & Spa Centre was open towards the end of 2006. In the entrance hall of the Centre is the reception area, fitness studio and a small hall with a Pure bar. Taking up 400 m2 of the centre is the spa relax zone. Modern, beautifully appointed space with a wealth of lovely details, pleasant colours and comfortable recliners, contains the spa relax zone with indoor swimming pool with heated water and

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hydro-massage and selection of saunas, while the rest of the beauty zone is taken by massage and facial and body beauty treatment salons. A special feature is the VIP massage salons with a star-speckled ceiling and an ambiental light show, and dominated by a Jacuzzi and two massage beds designed for day-dreaming-for-two.

PUNTA WELLNESS & SPA CENTRE PUNTA HOTEL Grgura Ninskog 1 22211 Vodice Croatia Tel.: +385 (0) 22 451 451, +385 (0) 22 451 522 E-mail: prodaja@hotelivodice.hr Internet: www.hotelivodice.hr


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Carved in stone a deep breath of lavender, taste T ake the olive oil, take home a souvenir carved from the famous stone of Brač and savour the atmosphere, the wonderful images, fragrances and flavours of central Dalmatia. Olives, indigenous aromatic plants, brilliancy of white stone against the verdant vegetation and the towering mountain massif of Biokovo whose spurs reach all the way to the sea – yes, this is indeed an exceptional part of the country, and its beauty is made all the more enchanting by numerous historic events and monuments, and cultural manifestations. In short, this is an ever interesting region full of attractions which draws a great many visitors. The Split region, the central part of Dalmatia, is just as attractive for the natural beauty of its islands and the mainland

by Split. And there is no other imperial residence from the Antiquity, built either before of after the Diocletian’s Palace, that has managed to preserve so many of its original features. But whatever the historians may say about this city, about its indisputable value without comparison in the world architecture of that particular style, for you Split and its historic heart are primarily your very own perception of beauty, that harmony between people and history, between architecture and the dynamism of the modern day tourism. SPLIT

In addition to being full of wonderful stories, of the long-standing traditional manifestations like the Alka of Sinj, of cultural events – music, drama, dance – all encompassed under the common name of the Summer of Split, and numerous other opportunities, this region is also a veritable garden full of indigenous aromatic plants. Whether you happen to be in Split or Trogir, in the picturesque Brela or somewhere along the Makarska Riviera, or whether the islands of Vis, Hvar or Brač are your choice, or indeed any other destination in this region, you will treat yourself to a holiday in an ambience to remember, amidst natural surroundings to remember. Its hinterland offers an excellent opportunity for adventure sports on the river Cetina, for walking and hiking, but also a chance to learn about the still prevailing traditional way of life, savour the local food, and again take delight in the glorious nature around you. Becoming one with it, you will be abler to enjoy the region whose strength, past and present have been carved in stone.

coastal belt as it is for the beauty of its hinterland. Another facet of its attraction are the historic sights, first and foremost the Diocletian’s Palace in Split, the old nucleus of the city of Trogir – two cultural monuments included in the UNESCO List of world cultural heritage. Recently, they have been joined by Starigradsko polje (the Stari Grad Range) on the island of Hvar. Another sight most definitely worthy of mention is Salona, a city which had for centuries been the metropolis of the Roman province of Dalmatia, whose role has been taken over in the Middle Ages


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[ comfort zone ] spa & wellness atrium is housed in the five-star Atrium Hotel that stands on the foundations of the ancient Split, in the very heart of the city. In fact, the original Diocletian’s aqueduct can be seen in the exhibition premises in the underground areas beneath the hotel. The hotel has 99 rooms of modern design and 2 VIP apartments, meeting rooms and congress facilities that can accommodate up to 120 people, and a fine selection of gastronomic delights. [ comfort zone ] spa & wellness atrium takes up an area of 350 m2. At the top floor of the hotel are a swimming pool, hydro-massage pool and a modern fitness centre. The guests can also avail themselves of a variety of saunas, enjoy the relaxing zone with the sunny terrace, and choose from a variety of facial and body care treatments.

INFORMATION [ comfort zone ] spa & wellness atrium ATRIUM HOTEL Domovinskog Rata 49 a 21000 Split Croatia Tel.: +385 (0) 21 200 390 E-mail: atrium@biokozmetika.hr Internet: www.hotel-atrium.hr

2 Diocletian SPA Le Meridien Lav Hotel ★★★★★

he Lav Hotel Complex with the fiveT star Le Meridien Lav Hotel, located 8 km south of the city of Split, opened its

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doors towards the end of 2006. The area of the facilities within the complex amounts to about 60 000 m2, while the green areas, promenades, beaches and a large luxury marina extend to another 40 000 m 2. The hotel, which has 381 accommodation units, is part of the complex that offers a wealth of facilities and services including the congress centre, entertainment centre with a casino, a marina with 80 berths, health services and recreational facilities. The Diocletian SPA within the Le Meridien Lav Hotel was aptly named after the Roman Emperor Diocletian who had himself built a magnificent palace which, among a myriad of wonderful features, contained luxurious baths. Carrying on with that tradition a unique combination of ancient customs and exclusive treatments has now been devised.

The wellness centre, which covers an area of 3000 m2, includes an indoor and outdoor heated swimming pools, saunas, steam baths, relaxation zones, whirlpool, aroma grotto, rooms for meditations and massage, water beds and a fitness hall. The guests are offered a wide palette of treatments and massages, including the ayurvedic one, as well as special programmes of facial and body care treatments.

INFORMATION DIOCLETIAN SPA LE MERIDIEN LAV HOTEL Grljevačka 2a 21312 Podstrana Croatia Tel.: +385 (0) 21 500 500 E-mail: diocletian-spa@lemeridien.com Internet: www.lemeridien.com/split


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3 Bluesun Wellness Bluesun Soline Hotel ★★★★

he Bluesun Wellness is housed in the four-star Soline Hotel, a building of a T very specific architecture, located on the beach which the Forbes magazine had formerly rated as one of the 20 most beautiful beaches in the world. This hotel with 202 rooms and 4 apartments offers a wide ranging palette of entertainment, recreational and gastronomic services and facilities, and two congress halls. The hotel is open from March till September, and for holidays (December/January). The BluesunWellness in the Soline Hotel offers a fine selection of treatments inspired by the aromas of the Mediterranean plants and beneficial effects of salt. One of the special features is the Bluesun grotto in which the alternating changing of colours bears therapeutic effect on the harmony of body and soul. In addition to the treatments available within the wellness programmes also available is a variety of saunas, the water world with indoor and outdoor swimming pools, hydro-massage whirlpools, the relaxation zone, a wellness

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bar and individualised beauty care treatments. The wellness package programme is tailored to meet different needs and wishes, and the length of stay.

BLUESUN WELLNESS BLUESUN SOLINE HOTEL Trg Gospe od Karmela 1 21322 Brela, Croatia Tel.: +385 (0) 21 603 030, +385 (0) 21 603 207 E-mail: brela@bluesunhotels.com sales@bluesunhotels.com Internet: www.bluesunhotels.com

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4 Wellness & spa Horizont Hotel ★★★★

he Horizont Spa & Wellness Centre T is situated in the four-star Horizont Hotel which is located by the promenade along the seaside, and very close to the centre of Baška Voda. The hotel has 202 rooms and apartments, a fine selection of catering establishments, a conference hall that can accommodate up to 140 persons, and a wide ranging choice of sports and recreational services and facilities. The Horizont Spa & Wellness Centre covers an area of 2000 m2, and includes 14 rooms for treatments – four of them being of thematic character, a spacious gymnastic and fitness hall, ten different saunas and chromatic showers, hydro-massage pool, indoor swimming pool, relaxation zone with ergonomic recliners, outdoor swimming pool with a whirlpool and a sunning terrace. The treatment selection is extensive, and the programmes are tailored to the wishes and needs of the client.

INFORMATION WELLNESS & SPA HORIZONT HOTEL Stjepana Radića 2 21320 Baška Voda Croatia Tel.: +385 (0) 21 604 555, +385 (0) 21 604 600 E-mail: horizont@hoteli-baskavoda.hr horizont.spa@hoteli-baskavoda.hr Internet: www.hoteli-baskavoda.hr


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he Bretanide Sport & Wellness is T housed in the four-star Bretanide Hotel in Bol on the island of Brač, close to the famous beach of Zlatni rat. The hotel complex has been built in the style of traditional Dalmatian architecture, it has 260 rooms and 27 apartments, two seminar halls, several restaurants and other catering establishments, and a wide range of sports and recreational facilities. Due to the configuration of the ground on which it stands, the hotel has a lot of steps and it is not suitable for person with mobility problems. The Bretanide Wellness covers an area of 600 m 2 and offers several types of sauna, two bathtubs for hydro-massage, an aroma

INFORMATION BRETANIDE SPORT & WELLNESS RESORT BRETANIDE A. Rabadana b.b. 21420 Bol, otok Brač, Croatia Tel.: +385 (0) 21 740 140 +385 (0) 21 740 130 E-mail: wellness@bretanide.hr office@bretanide.hr Internet: www.bretanide.hr

bathtub, a Jacuzzi bath, a wide ranging programme of facial and body treatments – including several types of massage, and a fitness studio. A special feature is the hot & cold stone massage with the cold-pressed warmed macadamia oil, hot laa stones, cold white marble balls and other stones. The hotel is open from mid-April to mid-October.


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6 Elaphusa Bluesun Hotel Thalasso Wellness Centre

Elaphusa Bluesun Hotel ★★★★ he Bluesun Thalasso Wellness in the T four-star Elaphusa Hotel is located very close to the beach of Zlatni rat which has been included among the most beautiful beaches in the Mediterranean. The hotel has 300 rooms and 6 apartments. It offers numerous and diverse services and facilities, among them being a congress centre with 5 halls able to accommodate up to 800 participants, tennis centre with 26 tennis courts and an indoor golf facility, a nightclub, a tavern serving traditional local cuisine and delicacies. The Bluesun Thalasso Wellness in the Elaphusa Hotel, spread over the area 3500 m 2, has been inspired by its surroundings and all they can offer – which is why it is also known as a sea thermae where thallaso treatments are based on sea water, air and nutritious substances and elements obtained from the sea. The wellness centre includes salons for a variety of treatments, saunas, indoor and outdoor swimming pools with hydro-massage

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whirlpool, a relaxation zone and a beauty care programme adjusted to individual clients. The all-inclusive and comprehensive wellness packages on offer are wide ranging, and are rounded off by excellent menus of the wholesome wellness food.

ELAPHUSA BLUESUN HOTEL THALASSO WELLNESS CENTRE ELAPHUSA BLUESUN HOTEL Bračka cesta 13, 21420 Bol, Croatia Tel.: +385 (0) 21 635 432, +385 (0) 1 3844 044 Mob: +385 (0) 99 3844 044 E-mail: zlatnirat@bluesunhotels.com sales@bluesunhotels.com Internet: www.bluesunhotels.com


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he Wellness Centre is a part of the fourT star Meteor Hotel which is located by the sea, along the main promenade, not far from the centre of the town. The hotel has 277 rooms, congress halls and a number of sports and recreational facilities. The newly built Wellness Centre, covering an area of 1500 m2, offers both indoor and outdoor swimming pools, fitness studio, sauna, massage parlour and a beauty centre.

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INFORMATION METEOR HOTEL WELLNESS CENTRE METEOR HOTEL Kralja Petra Krešimira IV. b.b. 21300 Makarska Croatia Tel.: +385 (0) 21 602 626, +385 (0) 21 602 600 E-mail: wellness@hoteli-makarska.hr, hm-marketing@hoteli-makarska.t-com.hr Internet: www.hoteli-makarska.hr

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adriana, hvar marina hotel & spa ★★★★ he Sensorí spa is a part of the four-star adriana, hvar marina hotel & spa, on the T Hvar waterfront, in the very centre of the old

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town of Hvar. The hotel has been fully renovated to a new concept, it has 50 rooms and 9 apartments. It offers a number of catering establishments including a Mediterranean fish restaurant, and numerous opportunities for sports and recreation. The Sensorí spa is a luxury wellness centre extending to an area of 1400 m2, with its indoor and outdoor premises spread over four floors. Inspired by the sunny climate of Hvar, the aim of the Sensori Spa is to please all the senses by combining its diverse wellness programme – which includes zones for relaxation, revitalization, beauty care and recreation – with the best professional know-how and the advantages of the climate full of aromatic plants. The swimming pool on the top floor with the sliding roof provides the option of an indoor – outdoor facility, enabling the guests to enjoy a swim while at the same time enjoying the view of the town of Hvar.

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The Sensorí spa is a member of the Association of the Leading Spas of the World.

SENSORÍ SPA ADRIANA, HVAR MARINA HOTEL & SPA 21450 Hvar Croatia Tel.: +385 (0) 21 750 250, +385 (0) 21 750 200 E-mail: sensori@suncanihvar.com Internet: www.sensorispa.com


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9 Biševo Hotel “Impress Club” Wellness Centre

Biševo Hotel he “Impress Club” Wellness Centre is housed within the Biševo Hotel in the T tourist resort of Komiža on the island of Vis. The hotel, which is located in a pine wood, on a beach, with the centre of Komiža only a 5-minute walk away, has 126 rooms and five apartments, a restaurant with a terrace and an aperitif bar, a hall for meetings, and a number of sports and recreational facilities. The “Impress Club” Wellness Club covers an area of 280 m2. The guests are approached individually, and recommended a programmed suited to their particular needs and wishes. The services offered include massage, beauty treatments, detox and relaxation programmes for which preparations based on the traditional medicine are used. Both the wellness and Pilates programmes are organized in the beautiful, sea facing Mediterranean garden. An integral part of the service are a free analysis of the client’s physical condition and a nutritionist’s advice combined with tuition on food and nutrition.

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INFORMATION BIŠEVO HOTEL “IMPRESS CLUB” WELLNESS CENTRE BIŠEVO HOTEL Ribarska 96 21485 Komiža, Croatia Tel.: +385 (0) 1 6040 695, +385 (0) 21 713 095 Mob: +385 (0) 99 4444 009 E-mail: impress@impress.hr Internet: www.impress.hr


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a coffee at Stradun, explore H ave the beauty and inhale the fragrances of the island of Mljet, enjoy the dances of moreška and kumpanija, or take part in the carnival on the island of Lastovo. And do not forget the take a walk through the wonderful arboretum of Trsteno, and to take a peak into the traditional life of Konavle – the hinterland of Dubrovnik, and you simply cannot miss the traditional boat race on the river Neretva. Have we covered it all? Of course we have not. How could anybody even hope to say everything about this region!? Dubrovnik, the centre of the southernmost region of Dalmatia and its most famous representative, is also the star on the front pages of many prestigious world magazines, as well as being at the very top of the scale of the most beautiful cities of the world. Year on year it is proving itself as a source of inspiration for artists, a venue favoured by members of royal families and the jet setters of the world. It belongs to them, but no more than it belongs to all those who came but once. It is quite simple really, one encounter is enough for those fine threads between you and this glorious city to be spun to last…

Dubrovnik region is a place of beautiful nature, intoxicating fragrances and delectable flavours, and of a longstanding tradition of a highly developed tourism in which every guest can have a holiday to suit her or his wishes. Of all the lovely places, there are two “officially recognized” which deserve special prominence. The first is undoubtedly the old nucleus of the city of Dubrovnik which is on the UNESCO List of world heritage. And when you are strolling along its magnificent, 2km long and 25m wide walls

The second place worthy of special prominence is the Mljet National Park located in the western part of this island exceptionally rich in aromatic plants. There are two features which set this Park apart – the two deep bays which, due to their very narrow links with the open sea, are regarded as lakes, and the lush and highly diverse Mediterranean vegetation. Mljet also has a rich cultural heritage, the most impressive of which is the complex of the 12th century Benedictine monastery on the tiny isle in the middle of the large “lake”. And that by no means completes the list of the lovely sights and treasures of this area. Among the names that should be added to it are the nearby town of Cavtat, the small towns of Ston and Mali Ston, the peninsula of Pelješac, the Elafiti isles, the islands of Lastovo and of course Korčula with its highly attractive tourist resorts, the distinctive lower course of the Neretva river, the southern Dalmatian hinterland.

which encircle the old town, when you are enjoying yourself in the small restaurants in the Prijeko street, or when you sail round it in a luxury yacht, you will have discovered a new view of the city whose two gates – Pila and Ploče – are linked by its now world famous main streets, the Stradun. Long indeed is the list of sights that should be seen, and there will be a great deal of the atmosphere of this eternal city that you will wish to take home with your.

And then, there is the Dubrovnik Summer Festival with its numerous cultural events - drama, music or dance, productions staged in the open, performances by the world-renown artist are but a part of the programme attracting the guests. Just as attractive are the customs, the folklore and the traditional dances re-enacting the events from the past, like the moreška and kumpanija on the island of Korčula. And even without the big names and productions by famous performers from all conrers of the world, booked


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months ahead, the stone squares, stairways and the ancient walls provide the stage for the spontaneous concerts of chansons, the klapa-performed songs or the perfectly tuned strumming of the guitar strings by talented artist, all of which blend effortlessly into this ambiance. One thing is certain - whichever path you chose to take in this region, there is a gift of beauty awaiting you.

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he Dubrovnik President Wellnes is T housed within the four-star Dubrovnik President Hotel, on a lovely peninsula of Babin kuk, close to Dubrovnik. The hotel has 181 spacious, comfortable and well appointed rooms with terrace facing the sea and the Elafiti isles, a superbly equipped wellness centre, attractive congress facilities and superb selection of gastronomic delicacies – the emphasis being on the Mediterranean specialties in the Elafiti restaurant.

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The Wellness centre in the Dubrovnik President Hotel is spread over an area of 600 m2, and provides a wide range of services and facilities designed to please and heal both body and soul. The spa and relaxation zone includes the infra-red and the Finish saunas, Turkish and Kneipp baths, whirlpool in the middle of a Mediterranean garden, sunning area, relaxation rooms and a sea-facing

indoor swimming pool. All those who wish to feel special can take the advantage of the salons for facial and body treatments. The exercise programmes created by the professional teams include cardio-exercises and exercise tailored to individual needs.

WELLNESS VALAMAR DUBROVNIK PRESIDENT DUBROVNIK PRESIDENT HOTEL Iva Dulčića 39 20000 Dubrovnik, Croatia Tel.: +385 (0) 20 441 100 +385 (0) 20 441 628 E-mail: wellness@babinkuk.com Internet: www.valamar.com


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[ comfort zone ] space excelsior is housed in the newly renovated, five-star Excelsior Hotel located in the immediate vicinity of the old part of Dubrovnik. The hotel has 158 accommodation units, including 2 Presidential suites and 15 de luxe apartments, 6 multi-functional halls able to accommodate up to 650 people, and 3 restaurants – one of them serving Japanese cuisine. The Excelsior Hotel Wellness Centre, spread over an area of 850 m 2, offers a wealth of treatments and services. In addition to the treatments designed to serve beauty and health – facial care, corrective body treatments, different types of massage – there is a fitness studio, a Jacuzzi, different saunas and an indoor swimming pool for children and adults. The supply also includes one-day and several-day long wellness packages the programmes of which are adjusted to the individual needs of clients.

INFORMATION [ comfort zone ] space excelsior EXCELSIOR HOTEL & SPA Frana Supila 12 20000 Dubrovnik Croatia Tel.: +385 (0) 20 353 390 E-mail: excelsior@biokozmetika.hr Internet: www.hotel-excelsior.hr


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Dubrovnik Palace Hotel, Conference & Spa ★★★★★ [ comfort zone ] space palace is an integral part of the five-star Dubrovnik Palace Hotel which is located in the Lopud bay, 4,5km from the centre of the historic centre of the city. The hotel has 271 rooms and 37 apartments of different sizes including the Presidential suite, a fine range of catering establishments, several halls for congresses, conferences and meetings fitted with the state of the art equipment. [ comfort zone ] space palace offers a sophisticated combination of beauty and relaxation programmes for both body and soul. In the premises which enjoy the enchanting view of the Elafiti isles, one can enjoy spas and steam baths with light therapy enhanced by the fragrances of essential oils. The special feature is the special VIP spa-room with a private terrace and a refreshment bar combined with organic food and fresh juices. The wellness programme also offers a three-day and sixday long package arrangements.

INFORMATION [ comfort zone ] space palace DUBROVNIK PALACE HOTEL, CONFERENCE & SPA Masarykov put 20 20000 Dubrovnik, Croatia Tel.: +385 (0) 20 430 194 E-mail: dubrovnikpalace@biokozmetika.hr Internet: www.dubrovnikpalace.hr

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he Wellness Centre Energy Clinic is loT cated within the hotel complex of the five-star Grand Villa Argentina, close to the old part of Dubrovnik. The hotel complex, which lies by the shore, comprises the main hotel building and four exclusive villas set amidst lush greenery. It has several restaurants and aperitif bas, and a good range of conference premises with the capacity of up to 485 participants. The Wellness Centre Energy Clinic covers an area of 400 m 2 and offers facial and body treatments, saunas, indoor and outdoor swimming pool, a Jacuzzi, exercise programmes and a fitness studio. The guests can also enjoy the wellness wholesome food. The package arrangement on offer includes accommodation and wellness treatments.

INFORMATION WELLNESS CENTAR ENERGY CLINIC GRAND VILLA ARGENTINA Frana Supila 14 20000 Dubrovnik, Croatia Tel.: +385 (0) 20 440 596, + 385 (0) 20 440 555 E-mail: dubrovnik@energyclinic.com Internet: www.gva.hr, www.energyclinic.com


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[ comfort zone ] space bellevue is located in the five-star Bellevue Hotel that stands in the immediate vicinity of the old part of Dubrovnik. Built on a cliff, 30 m above the bay of Miramare, the hotel has 70 rooms and 23 apartments all of which are facing the sea, as are the premises of the wellness centre. The hotel also offers a fine selection of gastronomy and the facilities for meetings. [ comfort zone ] space bellevue covers an area of 500 m2 appointed in the Mediteraranean style and is linked to a private beach. Partly integrated into the wellness space is a natural rock into which lights are fitted, while the other part is glazed, which gives the whole area a special atmosphere. Next to the swimming pool with a Jacuzzi there are saunas and salons for beauty treatments and massages.

INFORMATION [ comfort zone ] space bellevue BELLEVUE HOTEL DUBROVNIK Pera Čingrije 7 20000 Dubrovnik, Croatia Tel.: +385 (0) 20 493 390 E-mail: bellevue@biokozmetika.hr Internet: www.hotel-bellevue.hr

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he Ragusa Spa Wellness Centre is housed T in one of the largest congress and spa hotels in Croatia, the Valamar Lacroma Resort, which is located on the peninsula of Babin kuk, not far from Dubrovnik. The combination of modern design, the exquisite atmosphere of Dubrovnik, magnificent view of the sea and the Elafiti isles, and a wealth, of diverse additional services and facilities, make it an ideal place for both relaxation and business, or rather seminars, congresses and meetings. The hotels has 385 rooms and 16 apartments, 13 of which are split in two levels, 2 are standard and 1 is a Presidential suite with access to its own wellness zone. In addition to a fine selection of gastronomic delights in its á la carte restaurant, the hotel contains a large conference centre suited to congresses, presentations, seminars and exhibitions, and comprising a large congress hall of 870 m2 that can accommodate 1000 people, and 7 smaller halls and salons. The Ragusa Spa Wellness Centre, extending over an area of 940 m2, offers a wide ranging selection of wellness services and facilities such

as the relaxation rooms, saunas, baths, indoor and outdoor swimming pools surrounded by the Mediterranean greenery, premises for fitness, aerobic and yoga, while the opportunity to engage in numerous sports activities in the immediate vicinity of the hotel will enable all those seeking active holiday to stay in good form. Rounding off the wellness programmes is the wholesome wellness food.

INFORMATION RAGUSA SPA VALAMAR LACROMA RESORT Iva Dulčića 34, 20000 Dubrovnik, Croatia Tel.: +385 (0) 20 448 266, +385 (0) 20 449 100 E-mail: groups-dubrovnik@valamar.com wellness-lacroma@valamar.com Internet: www.valamar.com


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7 Uvala Wellness Centre Uvala Hotel ★★★★ he Uvala Hotel Wellness Centre is T housed within the four-star Uvala Hotel, surrounded by the greenery of the Lapad cove, 4km from the old part of Dubrovnik. Architecturally the hotel is a combination of modern design and its Mediterranean environment. It has 51 rooms, catering establishments, two conference halls with the total capacity of 80 people, and a number of recreational and entertainment services and facilities. The Uvala Hotel Wellness Centre covers an area of 524 m 2, and contains indoor and outdoor swimming pool, a Jacuzzi, several saunas and baths, 2 whirlpools with underwater massage system, relaxation zone, cardio-exercise studio, etc. The wellness programmes are based on individual approach, particularly with regard to revitalization and relaxation. The supply includes a number of wellness package arrangements providing specific treatments. The menus of wholesome food and beverages, and the macrobiotic and vegetarian cuisine are tailored to enhance the wellness concept.

INFORMATION UVALA WELLNESS CENTRE UVALA HOTEL Masarykov put 6 20000 Dubrovnik Croatia Tel.: +385 (0) 20 433 593 E-mail: sales_uvala@hotelimaestral.com Internet: www.hotelimaestral.com

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8 Rixos Royal Spa Rixos Libertas Dubrovnik ★★★★★

he Rixos Royal Spa is housed in the RixT os Libertas Dubrovnik which is only a 15 min walk from the old town of Dubrovnik. The hotel was built in 2007, it has 254 rooms and a wealth of other facilities: restaurants, exclusive shops, a large congress hall and 4 smaller meeting rooms. The VIP guests have at their disposal 2 floors where the layout of rooms and the facilities offered are adjusted to specific needs of the business community members. Close to the hotel are numerous sports, recreation and entertainment facilities and services. INFORMATION

The Rixos Royal Spa covers an area of 2200 m2 spread over 2 floors. Its concept and design are based on those of the Far East. The services and facilities on offer include a wealth of treatments in the beauty centre, a variety of water treatments, the area with several types of saunas, baths and showers, a fitness studio. The wellness

guests can avail themselves of specially conceived two, three, five and seven-day programmes. The selection of fruit juices and cocktails is also adjusted to the wellness philosophy.

RIXOS ROYAL SPA RIXOS LIBERTAS DUBROVNIK Liechtensteinov put 3 20000 Dubrovnik Croatia Tel.: +385 (0) 20 492 040 E-mail: libertas@rixos.com Internet: www.rixos.com


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he Wellness Centre Energy Clinic is housed in the five-stare Croatia HoT tel located by the sea, in the picturesque

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little town of Cavtat, 5 km from the airport and 18 km from the city of Dubrovnik. Built in 1973, the hotel has been thoroughly reconstructed in 1997, and recently fully renovated. It has 480 rooms, 5 standard and 2 Presidential suites and a fine selection of catering establishments. Its 8 congress halls, which are able to accommodate from 50 to 850 participants and are fitted with the state of the art equipment, are the venues of numerous local and international gatherings. During winter months the hotel and the wellness centre are closed. The Wellness Centre Energy Clinic extends over an area of 700 m2 and offers an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, sauna centre, fitness studio, and several salons for facial and body treatments, including the rooms with a private terrace. The specific feature of

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WELLNESS CENTRE ENERGY CLINIC CROATIA HOTEL Frankopanska 10 20210 Cavtat, Croatia Tel.: +385 (0) 20 475 776, +385 (0) 20 475 555 E-mail: cavtat@energyclinic.com Internet: www.hoteli-croatia.hr www.energyclinic.com


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he Wellness centre is housed in the T three-star Odisej Hotel on the island of Mljet, in the picturesque cove of Pomena that is located in the very centre of the National Park. Its location makes it an ideal place for all lovers of unspoilt nature and recreation - we take the opportunity to draw the attention to the network of cycling tracks. The hotel has 157 accommodation units, including 2 apartments. The Energy Clinic Wellness Centre occupies 400 m2. It offers facial and body care treatments, several type of massage, the Finish sauna and a fitness studio. The fundamental principle of all the services is to achieve the balance between the wellness aspect with the unique ambiance and its natural properties. The hotel and the wellness centre are closed during the winter months.

INFORMATION ENERGY CLINIC WELLNESS CENTRE ODISEJ HOTEL Pomena b.b. 20226 Mljet, Croatia Tel.: +385 (0) 20 362 538 E-mail: mljet@energyclinic.com Internet: www.hotelodisej.hr www.energyclinic.com

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Nature is the best teacher you ever seen with your own H ave eyes the sparkling clear springs

grow into magnificent rivers? Have you ever truly perceived the power and the allure of the mysterious mountains? And finally, have you ever thought that their clarity and their power could become yours? If you visit the Lika-Karlovac tourist region, the continental part of Croatia which is the link between Dalmatian littoral and the central section of the country, you shall be all that closer to the answer. For, that clarity and power are perhaps best conveyed by the wondrousness of the Plitvice Lakes National Park, the phenomenon which attracts with its uniqueness, but also with the effect it bears on both our mental and physical wellbeing. The National Park of Northern Velebit is an area of distinctive diversity of karstic forms, the wealth of all kinds of a living world and

the Museum of Lika – will enable you to comprehend the immense value of his inventions which have changes the world for ever. One of the crown jewels of the area is the medieval Nehaj fortress, the symbol of both the town of Senj that grew on the coast of the Adriatic, and the entire Croatian struggle for freedom on land and sea. The northern part of the island of Pag attracts and holds one’s interest by its specific landscape which can be perceived as the return to the fundamental elements of nature – the sea, the stone and the sun. Many remember it for its beach in Novalja, the delicacies of its cuisine – fish and foremost the Pag cheese and lamb. The historical heritage and the ever wider supply of tourist services and facilities of Karlovac, the town which lies on four rivers, is equally attractive with its old burg of Dubovec and a number of other historic sites to be found in the region - such as Ozalj, Ribnik, Bosiljevo, and other monuments of architectural heritage. If hiking, swimming in crystal clear rivers, cycling, fishing, partaking in winter sports or, if you will, splashing about in thermal springs is what makes you tick – then you have come to the right place.

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of breathtaking natural beauty in a relatively small area. Organized canoeing and rafting on rivers, rides on well prepared cycling tracks or, come winter time, skiing in the Croatian Olympic centre of Bjelolasica, are but a few of the opportunities offered by this fascinating region. A visit to the Memorial Centre of the inventor, electrical engineer and physicist Nikola Tesla in the small village of Smiljan not far from the town of Gospić – the centre of the region in which one can also visit

Few and far indeed are the places which – still being what the nature intended them to be, even where the human hand had ever so gently intervened into the laws of nature – one can call actually describe as wellness. The Lika-Karlovac tourist region is an area which transfuses its own vitality into yours, restoring the clarity of your thought, brightening the spark in your eye and invigorating the energy of your actions. Experts would say: the air here has special properties, the pressure of

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oxygen is reduced and so is the level of humidity, thermal radiation is increased, and the combination of these factors has a distinctly therapeutic effect. After all, are not the folk of the area renown for being healthy, vigorous and longliving?! So close to the sea, but also to the central Croatia, this is the land where the continental and the Mediterranean climates mix, where numerous fascinating stories and legends are born. All in all, this is the land where you will find a new source of vitality and the primeval aroma therapy. There is no room for doubts – nature is indeed the best teacher of life.


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he Frankopan Studio for massage T and sauna is housed in the four-star Frankopan Hotel located in the centre of the town of Ogulin, in the densely forested region of Gorski kotar. Situated next to the 17th century Frankopan fortress, the hotel has been reconstructed and renovated in 2007. It has 17 rooms and 4 apartments, a good selection of catering establishments including a wine cellar dating from the year 1800, congress facilities, and sports and recreational service and facilities. The Frankopan Studio for massage and sauna occupies 80 m2, and offers a number of saunas, several types of massage, a number of package arrangements suited to the individual needs of clients, and menus of wholesome food suited to the wellness principle.

INFORMATION FRANKOPAN STUDIO FOR MASSAGE AND SAUNA FRANKOPAN HOTEL OGULIN I. G. Kovačića 1 47300 Ogulin, Croatia Tel.: +385 (0) 47 525 509 Fax: +385 (0) 47 525 542 E-mail: hotel-frankopan@hotel-frankopan.hr Internet: www.hotel-frankopan.hr


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Your very own story the castles and manor houses, T our enjoy the baroque music, walk the

hills of Hrvatsko zagorje, taste the štrukle (pastry filled with fresh cottage cheese and cooked or baked), visit some of the rural homesteads offering indigenous ambiance and food, join a church procession, have a swim in any one of the thermal spas and enjoy the charming natural surroundings … however long may be the suggestion hand-book regarding the things to see, do and tray, the list is still not complete. The choice before you is much wider! Central Coratia is the area lying in the valleys of the rivers Sava, Drava and Mura. Visiting it means getting to know the continental character of the country, see the lowlands that are so ideally complemented with mellow hills and mounts the slopes of which are mostly covered with vineyards, walk the forests of oak, beech and other deciduous trees, visit medieval burgs, castles and manor houses.

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vineyards and cultural and historic monuments. Needles to say, you will also remember it for its tasty food and good wines. However, the most striking feature of this area is the high concentration of historic castles – some from the Middle Ages, others more recent. And one of the most enchanting ambiental complexes in the whole of the continental Croatia is the complex of Trakošćan. The town of Đurđevac stands out with its interesting and heroic history, which is celebrated with a rather unique manifestation called Picokijada – the Cockrel Festival, which stems from a curious legend.

The area boasts other interesting towns which have a great deal to offer, among them being Bjelovar, Daruvar, Čakovec, Koprivnica, Sisak. This is an area exceptionally rich in thermal springs which attract great many excursion visitors, but their natural properties, quality accommodation and wide ranging health, aesthetic and recreational service and facilities also make them a popular destination for guests from all over Croatia and other countries. Following the road to the preserved nature and special natural sights will take you to the Lonja Range

In the environs of the capital city of Zagreb there are excursion sites which in addition to a pleasant sojourn, offer numerous opportunities for good fun and interesting sorties into the area. Towards the north, right to the border with Slovenia, lies Hrvatsko zagorje characterized by its green, soft, undulating landscape, VELIKI TABOR

The priceless jewel of central Croatia is the city of Varaždin situated on the right bank of the river Drava. The city, which grew out of the medieval fortification that still stands preserved, is a veritable treasure trove of baroque and classicist style architecture. The Varaždin of today, renown for its preserved Old Town, its amazing cemetery and the Opeka arboretum, is readily identified by its Baroque Evenings of classical music, and the Špancirfest – the Festival of strollers.

Nature Park located between the towns of Sisak and Nova Gradiška. Its wetlands provide the habitat for numerous rare and protected species of birds. One of those species are storks who have found a safe home in the village of Čigoč – which is why the village has been declared the European village of storks. It is quite simple, central Croatia is replete in opportunities that will allow you to choose and create your very own story.


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he Tuhelj Thermae are located in the T centre of Hrvatsko Zagorje, some 40 km from Zagreb. The SPAeVITA Centre, where all

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the facilities are linked by heated corridors, comprises a hotel with 138 rooms, a number of catering establishments, a sports hall, a fitness studio, a sports and adrenalin park, and the largest wellness and bathing facility in Croatia – the Water Planet. It also has a congress centre with two congress halls the capacity of which ranges from 40 to 300 persons, while the nearby Mihanović Manor has 4 congress halls able to accommodate 15 to 120 persons. In addition to the congress facilities the Mihanović Manor has an á la carte restaurant and a wine boutique. The beneficial effects of thermal waters and medicinal mud, combined with the moderate continental climate, make the Tuhelj Thermae a very desirable destination. The Water Planet offers relaxation and fun on the beach and the surrounding facilities spread over 15 000 m2, and additional 5 000 m2 of water area with a variety of water effects and recreational facilities. The indoor bathing area includes 4 pools – a wellness pool with whirlpool effect and hydro-massage, a swimming pool, a children’s pool and the therapy pool with underwater therapies. The outdoor bathing area includes a recreational pool for relaxation and hydro-massage with water toboggans and a 250m long slow river, a pool with waves, a children’s pool with a water castle and toboggans and a pool with toys for the toddlers. The

world of saunas, covering an area of 1000 m2, includes 3 Finnish saunas (bio-ionizing sauna with crystals, extreme sauna and a programmable sauna with chromo-therapy), 3 steam saunas (salt-sauna, mud sauna, dual-effect steam sauna), laconicum, whirlpool, cold water pool, ice pit, kneipp track, different areas for relaxation with water beds, rocking chairs and resting places, nudist terrace and a wellness bar. The SPAeVITA beauty care centre rounds

SPAeVITA, TUHELJ THERME TUHELJ THERME HOTEL Ljudevita Gaja 4 49215 Tuhelj Croatia Tel.: +385 (0) 49 203 000 E-mail: rezervacije@terme-tuhelj.hr Internet: www.terme-tuhelj.hr

off the supply with 11 cabins for facial and body care treatments, pedicure, manicure, solarium, soft pack, baths in thermal water and medicinal mud. The extensive range of wellness packages is adjusted to individual needs. The special feature of the centre are the treatments with medicinal mud which matures at the thermal water spring in the vicinity of the bathing area.


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2 Kapljica Wellness Centre Terme Jezerčica Hotel ★★★

he Kapljica Wellness Centre is housed T in the three-star Terme Jezerčica Hotel in Donja Stubica, in the north-western Croatian region of Hrvatsko Zagorje. The hotel has 48 rooms, each of which enjoys the benefits of spring thermal waters, 4 halls for meeting and congresses with capacity of 20 to 200 persons. The gastronomy on offer is based on local specialties prepared according to traditional recipes. The Kapljica Wellness Centre takes up 280 m 2 (the indoor part) and includes an indoor pool with thermal waters and hydromassage areas, a spa zone with a variety of spas, a whirlpool and relaxation zone. There is a facial and body care zone, VIP zone, fitness studio and the outdoor wellness area. Among the specific services are the ayurvedic procedures and techniques and beauty treatments based on cranberry and wine. There are as many as 70 different treatments and package arrangements on offer, as is the possibility of individual fitness training with a personal trainer.

INFORMATION KAPLJICA WELLNESS CENTRE TERME JEZERČICA HOTEL Toplička 80 49240 Donja Stubica Croatia Tel.: +385 (0) 49 200 600 E-mail: info@terme-jezercica.hr Internet: www.terme-jezercica.hr

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Sveti Martin Spa ★★★★

he Sveti Martin Spa Wellness Centre T is located in the village of Sveti Martin na Muri, in the north-western part of Croatia, in the valley of the River Mura amidst preserved nature, just 100 km from Zagreb. The guests have at their disposal 120 accommodation units in the four-star Regina Apartment Estate. In addition to a rich selection of gastronomy and recreational facilities, there are 2 meeting rooms able to accommodate 15 to 20 persons and a conference hall with the capacity of 80 to 150 persons. The Wellness Centre of the Sveti Martin Spa offers a wide ranging palette of services and facilities. The pool complex, covering an area of over 4 000 m2, includes indoor and outdoor pools, a recreational pool with water effects, a thermal pool with hydro-massage water jets, 5 Jacuzzis, a children’s pool, aqua-park with toboggans. The overall area exceeds 20 000 m2 of well organized and finely landscaped area. Among the many wellness options there are some 20 massage tech-

niques, steam and Finish saunas, solarium, hydro-massage with thermal waters, facial and body treatments, beauty care and hairdresser’s salons, fitness studio and numerous sports, recreation and entertainment facilities and services. Definitely standing out are the chocolate treatments. The wellness packages on offer are adjusted to the individual needs and wishes of our clients.

INFORMATION SVETI MARTIN SPA WELLNESS CENTRE SVETI MARTIN SPA Grkaveščak b.b. 40313 Sveti Martin na Muri Croatia Tel.: +385 (0) 40 371 111 E-mail: info@toplicesvetimartin.hr Internet: www.toplicesvetimartin.hr


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he Wellness centre forms a part of T the four-star “Golf” Hotel in the Sveti Martin Spa. The hotel has 150 rooms and 6

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superbly appointed apartments. The congress centre comprises 3 halls, the largest of which has the capacity to seat 500 persons. Available in the immediate vicinity of the hotel is a winter-heated, 9-hole golf course, and a golf club with an indoor golf simulator. The Wellness centre covers an area of 2 500 m2. Its main principle of operation is an individual approach to each guest. The centre has 8 different saunas, it offers a wide palette of wellness packages, including the specially designed programmes which, through a combination of the wellness service, features specific to the region and local dishes evoke the atmosphere of Međimurje.

INFORMATION SVETI MARTIN SPA “GOLF” HOTEL WELLNESS Grkaveščak b.b. 40313 Sveti Martin na Muri, Croatia Tel. +385 (0) 40 371 111 E-mail: info@toplicesvetimartin.hr Web: www.toplicesvetimartin.hr


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he Wellness & Spa Centre is housed in T the four-star Picok Hotel in Đurđevac, in the heart of Podravina (the River Sava

The Wellness & Spa within the hotel is a unique oasis of peace and relaxation in the

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INFORMATION PICOK HOTEL WELLNESS & SPA ĐURĐEVAC PICOK HOTEL Trg sv. Jurja 6, 48350 Đurđevac Croatia Tel.: +385 (0) 48 672 200, + 385 (0) 48 811 505, +385 (0) 48 672 253 (Wellness) E-mail: recepcija.picok@pevec.hr wellness.picok@pevec.hr

centre of Podravina, offering an escape from daily stress and the rush of life. The superbly appointed interior reflects the professionalism of approach to the design, insistence on something different, new and inspirational. The rustic, historic and exotic form a perfect balance. The centre includes a fitness studio, a large pool and a Jacuzzi. All the hotels guests are free to use the wellness zone

(with Finnish, Turkish and infra-red saunas), as well as avail themselves of the traditional system of therapies conceived primarily with the aim the physical well-being in mind. Our specialty is the Pannonia massage based on the essential oils obtained from grasses of the Podravina climes. The wellness centre offers over twenty types of massages and some thirty treatments.

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valley). The hotel has 180 beds, several suites, rooms for guest with special needs, a hall for meetings and various celebrations, a restaurant, an aperitif bar, summer terrace, and something quite special – the Đurđevac room appointed in the traditional Đurđevac style. The Đurđevac area boasts specific cultural features and untouched nature. Also a part of the hotel is Stara Drava – Lepa Greda, the excursion site located on the river itself, where we are ready and willing to prepare for all the hotel guests a variety of sports competitions, team building programmes and similar events accompanied with a comprehensive gastronomic offer.

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Termal Hotel he Wellness Centre is located in the TerT mal Hotel within the complex of Daruvarske toplice, in Julijev park (Julijus’s park), a lovingly maintained monument of horticultural architecture dating from the year 1777 and covering an area of 10 ha. Integrated into such beautiful natural surroundings, the facility not only enables its guests to avail themselves of all the medicinal advantages, but also to spend a pleasant weekend in any one of 288 accommodation units of this lovely old hotel (single bedrooms, double bedrooms and apartments) fortifying one’s body and soul through rest, relaxation and pure enjoyment. The World of Wellness in the Termal Hotel provides a bonus option to one’s way of life and preservation of health by way of natural factors with medicinal properties. We have integrated our knowledge, experience and tradition in the field of medical rehabilitation and rehabilitation of athletes into our wellness programmes – an advantage that makes us stand apart. Covering the area of 1 800 m2, set amidst the

lovely park, the wellness centre comprises – in addition to the advantages of its thermal waters and medicinal mud - 2 outdoor and 2 indoor swimming pools, a diagnostics centre, the zone for facial and body care treatments, the world of massage, a wider palette of specially programmed services. Being a health resort of authentic and contemporary concept with high standards of service, where the latest wellness and spa techniques are applied, and the state of the art medical equipment is used, the special hospital Daruvarske Toplice is a place where one can obtained a comprehensive medical diagnostics and undergo rehabilitation with the assistance of our highly trained and professional staff - specialists, kinesiologists and physical therapists.

INFORMATION DARUVAR SPA WELLNESS & SPA CENTRE TERMAL HOTEL Julijev park 1, 43500 Daruvar, Croatia Tel.: +385 (0) 43 623 000, +385 (0) 43 623 681 Fax: +385 (0) 43 331 455 E-mail: rekreacija@daruvarske-toplice.hr Internet: www.daruvarske-toplice.hr


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Particularly interesting for the visitors is the Upper Town, one of the few medieval urban nuclei of Europe that remains not only well preserved but alive too, a place full of cultural and historic sights squeezed into charming, narrow, gaslit streets which they share with many a legend. A thousand-year history of Zagreb - of its tranquil Upper Town, or the hustle and bustle of the Secessionist and Classicistic Downtown, against the dynamism of the new parts of the town, all together intertwine creating a single story that throbs in the life rhythm of a modern metropolis.

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A city of thousand hearts a stroll through the romantic, T ake old Upper Town, light a candle in the Stone Gate, buy a posy of flowers, have a cup of coffee in one of Zagreb’s many coffee shops and coffee houses. In the break between two business commitments, on the way to any of the theatres or museums, waiting for a friend or maybe making a new friend in the city streets or parks – you will find out why is the Croatian metropolis called the city with a heart …indeed, a city of thousand hearts! Zagreb is the capital of the Republic of Croatia, its almost a million strong political and diplomatic, cultural, economic, mercantile, transport & communication and sports centre. It is a town of contrasts – young and old at the same time, dedicated to business in the morning, relaxed and fun loving in the evening, a typical European metropolis in many ways but at the same time it is city its guests remember for the charm of its centre and hospitality of its citizens. Some of the most readily identifiable sights of the city are the neo-Gothic cathedral, the central square of Ban Josip Jelačic, the Mimara Museum, the sports and recreational centres of Jarun and Bundek, the parks that form what is known as the Lenuzzi horseshoe through

The Zagreb Mount, or rather Sljeme - its highest peak (altitude 1032m) – rises so close to the city that it is within walking distance, starting from the central city square, and is a popular excursion destination throughout the year. Recently, it has become one of the most esteemed venues for the international skiing competitions.

the very heart of the city, one of which is an unexpected bonus for the nature buffs – a lovely and rich Botanical Gardens. All who come remember Zagreb for its countless outdoor coffee shops, and for the belly of Zagreb – the Dolac open air green market where one can find all the produce and autochthonous products from the surrounding areas, as well as from all other parts of the country, including the fish market offering a mouth watering selection of seafood from the Adriatic.

From spring to late autumn the streets of Zagreb turn into myriad of stages for all kinds of events, both traditional and modern. Theatres and music halls play host to artists from this and many other countries, offering the citizens of Zagreb and their guests a vibrant and interesting cultural life. And, being a frequent venue of business community and congress guests, Zagreb boasts a well developed tourist infrastructure. To put it into a nutshell – Zagreb is a city both charming and business-like, both modern and romantically nostalgic, a city that is a never ending story. A city of a thousand hearts.


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1 Coner Wellness & Spa Centre Zagreb Sheraton Hotel ★★★★★

he Coner Wellness & Spa Centre, which forms a part of the luxury five-star T Sheraton Hotel in No.2 Trpimirova St., is

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a modern centre dedicated to health and beauty. The hotel has 306 rooms and apartments, 17 conference and banquet halls, a fine catering selection of gastronomy. Being able to have a comprehensive supply of service in one place is very important, particularly for business people for whom the lack of time is a regular occurrence. And the Coner Wellness Centre offers such a comprehensive service. Its well-feeling oasis comprises Finish sauna and steam bath, showers with cold mist, tropical rain and hydro-massage jets, ice fountains, outdoor sunbathing area with a whirlpool. The relaxing facial and body care treatments, spa manicure and pedicure, a hair dresser’s salon, IPL technology are but a part f the facilities and services provided by the wellness centre. The fully automated state of the art Air Machines, computerized and linked

into a net – which ensure the monitoring of each client, the Kiklos circular training system and the hall for group aerobic exercises – all under professional supervision, are a part of the fitness programme. The coffee bar, hall, sunbathing areas and swimming pool are the venues for a variety of parties. And finally, this centre is open 365 days in a year.

INFORMATION CONER WELLNESS & SPA CENTRE ZAGREB SHERATON HOTEL Kneza Trpimira 2 10000 Zagreb, Croatia Tel.: +385 (0) 1 5390 555 E-mail: wellness3@coner.hr Internet: www.coner.hr


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2 Wellness Centre Tomislavov dom Hotel ★★★

he Wellness Centre is housed in the T three-star Tomislavov dom Hotel which is located in the Medvednica Nature Park, at 1000 m altitude, not far from the peak of the Zagreb Mount – or rather Sljeme, only some 20 minutes ride from the centre of Zagreb. The hotel has 42 rooms, 3 congress halls of the overall capacity of 220 persons, and a good selection of gastronomy. The Wellness Centre has an indoor swimming pool with the option of counter stream swimming, several types of saunas and Jacuzzis, a fitness studio. It offers a variety o massage techniques, facial and body treatments, antistress relaxation programme, as well as other individual and group programmes. One of the options is an exercise programme with a personal trainer.

INFORMATION WELLNESS CENTRE TOMISLAVOV DOM HOTEL Sljemenska cesta 24 10000 Zagreb, Croatia Tel.: +385 (0) 1 4560 400 E-mail: tomislavovdom@sljeme.hr Internet: www.hotel-tomislavovdom.com


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3 E REJUVENATION centre Hypo Centre he E REJUVENATION wellness & antiT stress centre is encompassed within the Hypo Centre, a multi-purpose business

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complex which also includes a modern conference facility for about 1700 participants, seminar halls for about 550 persons, a variety of catering establishments, shops, underground garage, etc. The E REJUVENATION Wellness & Anti-stress Centre, covering 240 m2, offers corporative programmes and individual services based on the principles of modern wellness philosophy and complementary medicine with an all-round approach to health. The main product of the Eden Phenomena is the Rejuvenation programme, the latest innovation in the world of wellness, a complete health and life “service” which restores the body’s vital energy capacities within a short period of time. Its exceptionally positive influence on the health condition of people exposed to stress has been recognized by doctors and the Croatian Association for combating Stress and Trauma who regard the Rejuvenation programme as one of the best health-care and prevention

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programmes in Croatia. In addition to the Rejuvenation programme the Eden Phenomena offers the classic medical programmes, special therapeutic Chinese massages, individual consultations and workshops designed to educate and through it enhance the quality of life. The programmes are offered for adults and children.

E REJUVENATION CENTRE HYPO CENTRE Marohnićeva 3, zgrada b3/7th floor 10000 Zagreb, Croatia Tel.: +385 (0) 1 4686 111 Fax: +385 (0) 1 4686 101 Mob: +385 (0) 91 4415 111 E-mail: info@erejuvenation.com Internet: www.erejuvenation.com

4 Aspa Wellness Centre Antunović Hotel Zagreb ★★★★ he Aspa Wellness Centre is a part of T the four-star Antunović Hotel Zagreb which was open in 2006. The hotel has

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158 accommodation units, including 10 apartments and the Presidential suite. It also contains the largest congress centre in the country, with a total of 20 halls and salons of the overall area of 2 500 m2. The fine selection of gastronomy is offered in several restaurants, bistros and bars, while the special attraction is the Vertigo bar with a rotating cupola, a variety of programmes and a wonderful view of Zagreb. The Aspa Wellness Centre is located on the 8th floor of the Antunović Hotel. It includes 3 types of panoramic saunas, showers evoking different experiences and a relaxation zone with heated benches. In this centre the guest can choose among numerous massage and facial and body treatments, or can opt for water zone with a swimming pool and whirlpool in which the rapids with the effect of contra-current swimming are alternated

with the whirlpool effects. The sunning area is on the outdoor terrace, while the indoor section contains the “sunny meadow” relax zone and the ceiling mounted bio-solarium with a water bed. The fitness studio is equipped with professional machines. To complete the offer the guests are offered wellness food and natural juices prepared in the specially appointed Vital Bar.

INFORMATION ASPA WELLNESS CENTRE ANTUNOVIĆ HOTEL ZAGREB Zagrebačka avenija 100 A 10000 Zagreb, Croatia Tel.: +385 (0) 1 2041 814 E-mail: wellness@antunovic.hr Internet: www.hotelantunovic.com


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Halt the time... the harvest time this song C ome reverberates through the air, precious folks costumes are taken out of old wooden chests and age-old customs brought to life – all in order to preserve the Slavonia as it used to be for the future of Slavonia. Take a walk through the Old Town of Osijek, visit the traditional villages of Baranja and the Kopački rit Nature Park, go mountaineering, enjoy the many rich thermal spring. And wherever you find yourself, you are going to be met with a warm welcome and friendship so typical of Slavonia and its people.

This is the land of thermal spas, castles, manor houses and summer residences, the land of wheat and wines. And the land which traditionally lives of the land, many of the celebrations are closely dependent on the rhythm of works in the fields – which is why Slavonia, despite its modern way of life, has retained its primeval ties with nature. Its wealth of thermal springs presents those in search of recreation with a wide choice of famous spas such as Lipik and Bizovac – to mention but a few. Slavonia is also the land of vineyards, the best known among them being those around Kutjevo, while the old cellars of Kutjevo is the place where one can savour excellent wines, including some of the local varieties and archive wines.

Among the palette of events and manifestations based on traditional local customs and folklore a special mention must be made of the Vinkovačke jeseni (the Autumns in Vinkovci) and Đakovački vezovi (the Colours of Đakovo), while the festival of traditional games – the Olympiad of ancients sports which takes place every August in the village of Brođanci near the Bizovac Spa – offers a chance for a journey into the past. The largest town in the region is Osijek which has

inwrought the singular beauty of the restored old complex of Tvrđa, and its location on the bank of the Drava river, into the atmosphere of the city that captivates with its hospitality and quality of tourist service. Throughout the region there are many towns and places worth visiting, and which delight both with their culture and their beauty. The nature of Slavonia is wonderfully interesting and diverse. In addition to the already mentioned thermal springs the region abounds in ancient forests, and the most impressive and the oldest among them are the forests of common oak around Spačva and Okučani, while the mountain of Papuk is practically covered with forests of beech and fir-trees. However, the most fascinating location is undoubtedly Kopački rit – a nature park and a zoological reserve, an area of marshlands provide the habitat for over 290 species of birds – which in turn makes the area a frequent destination of ornithologist from all over the world, but also of all other nature lovers who come to see this exquisite corner of the earth. Whichever way you turn you will find yourself amidst the region which tells the story of both past and present, which combines the rich gifts bestowed upon it by the generous nature with the hospitality that makes Slavonia so enjoyable, and loved in a very special way.

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When you come to Slavonia, and should you wish so, we shall halt the time for you too.


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1 Wellness Centre Osijek Hotel

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he Wellness Centre is part of the T four-star Osijek Hotel which has been thoroughly renovated and redesigned in 2004. Located by promenade along the rive Drava, only few minutes walk from the centre of Osijek and the pedestrian zone, the hotel has 140 rooms and 7 apartments, fine selection of catering establishments, a congress hall with the capacity of up to 600 persons which can be, should the need arise, be partitioned into several smaller rooms.

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The Wellness Centre is on the 14th floor of the hotel and enjoys a wonderful view of the city, the river Drava and a good part of the region of Baranja. Among the facilities it offers are the Turkish bath, a Jacuzzi, showers and a fitness studio. On the ground floor of the hotel is the other part of the wellness centre with the facial and body care salons.

WELLNESS CENTRE OSIJEK HOTEL Šamačka 4 31000 Osijek Croatia Tel.: +385 (0) 31 230 333 E-mail: info@hotelosijek.hr Internet: www.hotelosijek.hr


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2 Patria Hotel Wellness Centre Patria Hotel ★★★★

he Wellness Centre is housed in the T Patria Hotel in Beli Manastir in Baranja, the most north-eastern region of Croatia. The hotel has 30 rooms, 3 classic apartments and 2 presidential suites, a congress centre with 4 halls – the largest being able to accommodate 800 people. In the immediate vicinity of the hotel is the ethnovillage of the Patria Hotel with a fine selection of gastronomy.

The Wellness Centre occupies 500 m 2. Its special feature are capsules for purification – either lying down or sitting, relaxation treatments and a wide ranging use of essential oils, different types of saunas. The needs and wishes of each guest are attended to individually. The wellness packages on offer are varied and include specific programmes which combine the wellness services with the special atmosphere and food aimed at bringing closer the specific character of Baranja.

INFORMATION PATRIA HOTEL WELLNESS CENTRE PATRIA HOTEL Osječka 1c 31300 Beli Manastir, Croatia Tel.: +385 (0) 31 710 710 E-mail: info@hotelpatria.hr Internet: www.hotelpatria.hr


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THE BALM AND FRAGRANCE OF CROATIA

Croatia is a veritable treasure trove of indigenous medicinal plants growing right throughout the land – on the islands, along the Littoral and in the continental areas. As an integral element of numerous cosmetic preparations, or a scent which evokes the Mediterranean atmosphere in wellness centres and hotels, those aromatic plants are the scent of Croatia that is going to enchant you, and that is going to be one more reason for you to return. Out of a large number of autochtonous medicinal plants we would like to draw special attention to few of them. So, let us go exploring together!

Lavender Lavender grows in the Littoral and on the Adriatic islands. Its flower has a wide range of applications – as seasoning in food preparation in the Mediterranean cuisine; its essential oil is widely used in aromatherapies, as well as in the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries.

Laurel Laurel grows along the coastline and on the islands. It is used as a seasoning. Its essential oil is obtained by way of steam distillation, and its medicinal properties make it popular as an ingredient in aroma-therapy.

Sage Sage is found on the islands and all along the Littoral. Its therapeutic properties were recognized as far back as the Middle Ages, and Dalmatian sage is particularly appreciated for the beneficial effects it has on one’s health. The popularity of this plant is amply confirmed by the fact that in the year of 1688 a book about it, numbering as many as 414 pages, was published in Europe.


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Sweet balm

Mint

Sweet balm grows all along the Adriatic coastline, and it is used in food preparation and as an ingredient in liqueurs. Its dried leaves are used to make teas both aromatic and medicinal. Mixed with the essential oil of lemon it is used in aromatherapies and in cosmetics industry.

Yarrow Yarrow is found all along the Adriatic coast. It is used as seasoning, and its medicinal properties make it popular as a herbal beverage. It can be picked from February to June, best before it reaches a full flower.

In Croatia there are twelve indigenous types of mint, and due to their aroma of menthol they all have the same or similar application. The exception is the Dalmatian mint which has a lemony scent. It is used as a seasoning, addition to dishes or is prepared as tea. It is of course used in cosmetics industry and in aroma-therapy.

Wild olive Wild olive is found in southern Croatia, in dry and rocky places close to the sea. Its fruit is used to obtain olive oil, but they are not as juicy as those of a cultivated type. The oil is used as addition to different dishes of the Mediterranean cuisine and salads.

Myrtle

Fennel Fennel grows along the Littoral, on the islands but also in the hinterland. It is a very popular seasoning in the Mediterranean. Its essential oil is obtained by way of a steam distillation of its fruit, and it is used in the food and in the pharmaceutical industries.

Myrtle is found on the islands and along the central and southern Adriatic coast. Its fruit is used as seasoning, while distillation of young leaves and twigs yields essential oil used in aroma-therapy.

Fir tree

Rosemary Rosemary is found on the islands and all along the Adriatic coastline. It has a very characteristic aromatic scent and is highly popular as seasoning in dishes of the Mediterranean cuisine. Its essential oil is used in the cosmetic and the pharmaceutical industries, as well as in aromatherapy.

Fir trees grow in the hilly and mountainous parts of Croatia. The needles of young shoots are used in the preparation of an aromatic beverage, and its essential oil is used in the pharmaceutical and the cosmetics industries.

Stone pine Stone pine can be found in Istria, on the islands of Lošinj, Cres, Rab and Mljet, and in the area of Dubrovnik. The pine kernels, which are of a very specific rosiny flavour and highly valued, can be eaten fresh or used as addition to roasts, pasta salads or deserts.


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Quite unique in the benefits of its natural environment, its climatic properties, the wealth of its tradition and its expertise all combine into making Croatia practically predestined to become your ideal wellness destination. We leave nothing, but nothing to chance…

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We are delighted that you have decided to visit our country. We wish you a warm welcome. The Croats call their country “Our beautiful Homeland”, which is the opening line of the Croatian national anthem. The Republic of Croatia is a European democratic parliamentary state and a part of European and cultural history. It is classified as one of the medium sized European countries such as Denmark, Ireland, the Slovak Republic or Switzerland. Croatia is a land of open frontiers and clear cut customs regulations. It is also a place of harmony and one that is respectful towards its guests. We strive to make our country beautiful to all those who visit it, and we do our best to ensure that visitors take only beautiful memories home with them.

Predestined for success Croatia has a long tradition in health tourism. Owing to its favourable natural and climatic characteristics, the geographic vicinity and its professional staff, numerous destinations on the mainland coast and the islands, as well as the thermal spas in the continental part of the country, are known for their successful methods of health care, recreation, grooming, but also for their superb anti-stress methods. Even if the proven experts and thoughtfully conceived wellness packages were not at your disposal, you would do a great deal for you spiritual and physical wellbeing by merely inhaling the scents of the aromatic plants, by walking, swimming, by simply enjoying the sight of the sea or soaking up the lush greenery around you. Should you be coming for medicinal treatments in order to improve or maintain your health, do no forget to bring your medical documentation.

They are here for you Tradition of health tourism in Croatia is over 150 years long. It is therefore no wonder that the country has a well developed, quality educational system which includes secondary schools (four-year programme) and two-year advanced schools of physical therapy, with a network of specialized wellness schools being now developed. Wellness centres frequently employ graduated kinesiologists, many have medical staff and offer health checks and they base their

Travel documents A valid passport or some other identification document recognised by international agreement; for certain countries a personal identity card is sufficient (i.e. a document which testifies to the identity and citizenship of the bearer). Information: Diplomatic missions and consular offices of the Republic of Croatia abroad or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of the Republic of Croatia. Tel: +385 1 4569 964; E-mail: konzularni. poslovi@mvpei.hr; internet: www.mvpei.hr

programmes on the results of those checks. The programmes of all schools and universities have been aligned wit the regulations of the European Union. According to the valid legislation of the Republic of Croatia all therapist must have the required certificate of the successfully completed professional education.

Unique and irreplaceable While staying in Croatia you can take advantage of enjoying the benefits of thalassotherapy for which the conditions here are ideal. By definition, thalassotherapy is the use of natural medicinal physical and chemical properties of the sea and the littoral with the aim of treatment, rehabilitation, prevention and revitalization. The word thalassotherapy originates from the Greek word thalassos – the sea. The properties of the sea which have impact on our health are the temperature and humidity of air, velocity of wind, temperature of the sun and its radiation, purity of air and absence of allergenic agents, presence of essential oils, sodium-chloride, fluoride and iodine. The use of fresh sea water encourages the exchange of minerals and toxins between the body and the water. The Adriatic Sea is exceptionally rich in minerals and living organisms, and its properties and effects cannot be substituted, artificially produced or stored for more than 24 hours. Croatia has a long-standing tradition in thalassotherapy, and health resorts administering thalassotherapy are located in Crikvenica,

purchased in Croatia, for amounts in excess of 500 HRK, upon the presentation of a PDV-P, or rather a “Tax-cheque” form that can only be verified by a customs official. For additional information please contact the Customs Administration (www.carina.hr) Information regarding the conditions relating the importation of products of animal origin in personal luggage can be obtained from the Ministry of Agriculture, Fishing and Rural Development – Administration for Veterinary Medicine (Tel.: + 385 1 610 9749, 610 6703 and 610 6669).

Currency Customs regulations Customs regulations in the Republic of Croatia are almost completely harmonised with the regulations and standards of EU member states, but the value of items of a non-commercial character for personal use that are allowed to be brought into the country without paying tax duty or PDV (VAT) is limited to 300 HRK (kuna). Bringing in foreign and local currency and cheques is free for both foreign and Croatian citizens with foreign residence, but the transfer of an amount that exceeds 10,000 Euro must be declared to a customs official. Valuable professional equipment and technical devices must also be declared to a customs official at border crossings. PDV (VAT) is refunded to foreign nationals when leaving the country for individual goods

The kuna (1 kuna = 100 lipa). Foreign currency can be exchanged in banks, exchange offices, post offices travel agencies and hotels.

Post and telecommunications Post offices are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays, in smaller centres from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m, and some offices work a split shift. In most towns and tourist centres, on-duty post offices are open on Saturdays and Sundays. Phone cards are used in all public telephones and may be purchased from post offices and from newspaper and tobacco kiosks. International calls may be made directly from any public telephone. Internet: www.posta.hr


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Opatija, Rovinj and Veli Lošinj.

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How long should one stay?

The World Health Organization recommends the Mediterranean cuisine as the healthiest one. On the basis of numerous studies that have been carried out it was concluded that people who opted for this type of diet are exposed to a lower risk of suffering from cardio-vascular and malignant diseases. It has also been statistically proved that people living in the Mediterranean live longer lives than the rest of Europeans. Scientific studies tell us that the credit it goes to olive oil, fruit and vegetable, fish oils and wine. Here too Croatia has an advantage – fresh, traditionally grown produce simply prepared by boiling in salted water or steamed, the sun and a lot of physical activity are the winning combination: pleasant, tasty and healthy – what more can one want! In addition to the local Mediterranean and the international cuisines, special diets adjusted to specific medical conditions of individual guest can be served providing an advanced notification has been given.

If the tempo of your life and the obligations you have do not allow for a prolonged stay, a week or even a weekend of abandoning yourself to the benefits of an active holiday will greatly benefit your physical and spiritual wellbeing. Allow us to remind you – in order to be as advantageous as possible, a brief stay requires a more precise time schedule. We therefore recommend advance booking of the desired treatments. Most wellness centres offer a weekly, monthly or longer period membership advantages which allows the members to have more treatments at favourable prices. In order to be able to use the wellness services immediately upon your arrival, and to select either the wellness package or the individual treatments that are the best for you, request that the instruction and the list of available programmes and treatments be sent to prior to your arrival. And one more thing – the Mediterranean climate is an additional bonus to you wellness enjoyment, so when here – go for walks, breath the sea air, go swimming. Walking through woods and breathing fresh air is just as beneficial for one’s health, so a stay in the continental part of the country will have strong impact on your overall wellbeing. Enjoy it.

During the tourist season, most shops are open from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. on weekdays, and most are open during the weekends as well. Public services and business offices work from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., Mondays to Fridays.

Public holidays

Power supply:

220 V, frequency 50 Hz

Most wellness centres are open the year round. The exception are some of the seasonal hotels in the Littoral and on the islands. The most common opening hours are from 8 a.m. to 21 p.m. for detailed information it is best to contact individual hotels, wellness centres or the tourist agency through which you have organized your journey. And finally, do enjoy every moment of your wellness visit to Croatia. Welcome!

The quality and cleanliness of water in pools and other water facilities is continuously maintained at the required levels of quality and sanitary purity. According to the Croatian legislation all the pools in hotels, hotel wellness centres, public bath and swimming pools, and similar, are regarded as public use facility and

Tap water

There are hospitals and clinics located in all the larger towns and cities, while smaller centres have surgeries and pharmacies. Foreign visitors who are covered by health insurance in their own country do not have to pay for the emergency health care during their private stay in the Republic of Croatia if a convention on Social Security has been signed between the country they come from and Croatia. This is on the condition that they possess a certificate stipulated by such a convention confirming their right to health care. Health care (including transport) is used for emergency cases in the manner and according to regulations valid for Croatian citizens covered by Social Security, with identical participation in health care costs (participation and administrative surcharges). Persons from countries with which no such convention has been signed shall personally bear the costs of health services rendered.

Working hours of wellness centres

Quality of water

Shops and public services working hours

Health services

as such are subject to the regulations which ensure the regular and correct implementation of sanitary and technical conditions defined for water facilities and surrounding premises, the aim of which is to ensure the health protection of all the clients. Majority of hotel pools have sea water.

is drinkable in all parts of Croatia.

1 January - New Year’s Day 6 January – Epiphany Easter Sunday & Easter Monday 1 May - Labour Day Corpus Christi 22 June - Anti-Fascist Resistance Day 25 June - Statehood Day 5 August - Victory Day and National Thanksgiving Day 15 August - Assumption Day 8 October - Independence Day 1 November - All Saints’ Day 25-26 December - Christmas Holidays

Fuel stations: Open from 7 a.m. until 7 or 8 p.m. every day; in the summer season, until 10 p.m. On-duty fuel stations in the larger cities and on main international routes are open 24 hours a day. Fuel stations in major cities and on motorways are open 24/7. Fuel stations sell Eurosuper 95, Super 95, Super 98, Super plus 98, Euro Diesel and Diesel, and gas (LPG) is also available in major cities, and at fuel stations along motorways. For information on fuel prices and a list of centres selling LPG gas go to: www.ina.hr; www.omv.hr; www.tifon.hr; www. hak.hr

Important telephone numbers: • International country code for Croatia: +385 • Police: 92 • Fire Brigade: 93 • Ambulance: 94 • Roadside vehicle assistance: 987 (When calling from abroad or by mobile phone, call +385 1 987) • National Centre for Search and Rescue at Sea: 9155. • National number for all emergency situations: 112 • General information: 981 • Information on local and intercity numbers: 988 • Information on international numbers: 902 • Weather forecast and road conditions: 060 520 520 • Croatian Automobile Club (HAK): +385 1 46 40 800, Internet: www.hak.hr; E-mail: info@hak.hr


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List of representative offices of the Croatian National Tourist Board

HRVATSKA TURISTIČKA ZAJEDNICA Iblerov trg 10/IV, p.p. 251 10000 ZAGREB, HRVATSKA Tel: +385 1 4699 333 Fax: +385 1 4557 827 E-mail: info@htz.hr www.hrvatska.hr


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Kroatische Zentrale für Tourismus 1010 Wien, Am Hof 13, ÖSTERREICH Tel.: +43 1 585 38 84 Fax: +43 1 585 38 84 20 E-mail: office@kroatien.at

Croatian National Tourist Office New York 10118, 350 Fifth Avenue, Suite 4003, U.S.A. Tel.: +1 212 279 8672 Fax: +1 212 279 8683 E-mail: cntony@earthlink.net

JAPAN Ark Hills Executive Tower N613, Akasaka 1-14-5, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0052 Tel.: +81 03 6234 0711 Fax: +81 03 6234 0712 E-mail: info@visitcroatia.jp

Kroatische Zentrale für Tourismus Hochstrasse 43, 60313 Frankfurt/M, DEUTSCHLAND Tel.: +49 69 23 85 350 Fax: +49 69 23 85 35 20 E-mail: info@visitkroatien.de

Narodowy Ośrodek Informacji Turystycznej Republiki Chorwacji 00-675 Warszawa, IPC Business Center, ul. Koszykowa 54, POLSKA Tel.: +48 22 828 51 93 Fax: +48 22 828 51 90 E-mail: info@chorwacja.home.pl

Impressum

Kroatiska turistbyrån 11135 Stockholm, Kungsgatan 24, SVERIGE Tel.: +46 8 53 482 080 Fax: +46 8 20 24 60 E-mail: croinfo@telia.com

Editorial Board: Ondina Šegvić Slavija Jačan Obratov Zdeslav Radovčić

Kroatisch Nationaal Bureau Voor Toerisme 1081 GG Amsterdam, Nijenburg 2F, NETHERLANDS Tel.: +31 20 661 64 22 Fax: +31 20 661 64 27 E-mail: kroatie-info@planet.nl

Associates: Ljerka Milas Katja Knežević

Kroatische Zentrale für Tourismus 80469 München, Rumfordstrasse 7, DEUTSCHLAND Tel.: +49 89 22 33 44 Fax: +49 89 22 33 77 E-mail: kroatien-tourismus@t-online.de Ente Nazionale Croato per il Turismo 20122 Milano, Piazzetta Pattari 1/3, ITALIA Tel.: +39 02 86 45 44 97 Fax: +39 02 86 45 45 74 E-mail: info@enteturismocroato.it Ente Nazionale Croato per il Turismo 00186 Roma, Via dell’ Oca 48, ITALIA Tel.: +39 06 32 11 0396 Fax: +39 06 32 11 1462 E-mail: officeroma@enteturismocroato.it Chorvatské Turistické Sdružení 110 00 Praha 1, Krakovská 25, ČESKÁ REPUBLIKA Tel.: +420 2 2221 1812 Fax: +420 2 2221 0793 E-mail: infohtz@iol.cz, info@htz.cz Chorvátske Turistické Združenie 821 09 Bratislava, Trenčianska 5, SLOVENSKÁ REPUBLIKA Tel.: +421 2 55 562 054, +421 2 55 415 415 Fax: +421 2 55 422 619 E-mail: infohtz@chello.sk Horvát Idegenforgalmi Közösség 1054 Budapest, Akademia u. 1, MAGYARORSZÁG Tel.: +36 1 267 55 88 Fax: +36 1 267 55 99 E-mail: info@htz.hu Office National Croate de Tourisme 75116 Paris, 48, avenue Victor Hugo, FRANCE Tel.: +33 1 45 00 99 55, +33 1 45 00 99 57 Fax: +33 1 45 00 99 56 E-mail: infos.croatie@wanadoo.fr Croatian National Tourist Office London W6 9ER, 2 Lanchesters, 162-164 Fulham Palace Road, UNITED KINGDOM Tel.: +44 208 563 79 79 Fax: +44 208 563 26 16 E-mail: info@croatia-london.co.uk

Office National Croate du Tourisme 1000 Bruxelles, Vieille Halle aux Blés 38, BELGIQUE Tel.: +32 2 55 018 88 Fax: +32 2 51 381 60 E-mail: info-croatia@scarlet.be Хорватское туристическое сообщество 123610 Moscow, Krasnopresnenskaya nab. 12, office 1502, RUSSIA Tel.: +7 495 258 15 07 Fax: +7 495 258 15 07 E-mail: HTZ@wtt.ru Hrvaška turistična skupnost 1000 Ljubljana, Gosposvetska 2, SLOVENIJA Tel.: +386 1 23 07 400 Fax: +386 1 23 07 404 E-mail: hrinfo@siol.net Kroatische Zentrale für Tourismus 8004 Zürich, Badenerstr. 332, SWITZERLAND Tel.: +41 43 336 2030 Fax: +41 43 336 2039, E-mail: info@kroatien-tourismus.ch Oficina de Turismo de Croacia 28001 Madrid, Calle Claudio Coello 22, esc.B,1°C, ESPAÑA Tel.: +3491 781 5514 Fax: +3491 431 8443 E-mail: info@visitacroacia.es Kroatiens Turistkontor, Bjørnholms Allé 20; 8260 Viby J; DENMARK Tel.: +45 70 266 860 Fax: +45 70 239 500 E-mail: info@altomkroatien.dk

Publisher: Croatian National Tourist Board Publishing Director: Niko Bulić, mr.sc.

Editor: Slavija Jačan Obratov

Concept and design: Velimir Miljković Organizacija, Pula Text: Silvana Jakuš Translation, proofreading: Volga Vukelja Dawe Photographs: Mario Romulić & Dražen Stojčić Renco Kosinožić Đani Celija Ivo Pervan Eduard Strenja Damil Kalogjera Vid Barac Braslav Karlić Petar Trinajstić Juraj Kopač Andrija Carli Josip Madračević Damir Fabijanić Milan Babić Romeo Ibrišević Saša Pjanić Sergio Gobbo Velimir Miljković Croatian National Tourist Board Archives Tourist Board of the County of Istria Archives Hotels’ archives of wellness centres Information on wellness centres collected and processed by the Croatian Chamber of Commerce – Sector for tourism. www.hgk.hr

Realization: Organizacija, Pula Printed by: Tiskara MEIĆ - Rotooffset, Zagreb Year of publication: 2009. The publisher cannot guarantee the complete accuracy of the information contained herein, nor be held responsible for any errors that may be contained in future amendments to said information.

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