St. Blasius feast day kicks off in Dubrovnik on February 2nd, on the holy day know as Kandelor or Svijecnice (Candlemas), with the traditional release of doves and the raising of the Saint’s Pennant on the Pillar of Orlando.
The feast day of Dubrovnik’s patron saint is marked every year on February 3rd. The festival runs [...]
Who says that snowboarding is possible only in the mountains? People in Rijeka have proven that one may also snowboard approx. 200 meters away from the shore. Namely, 2nd Carnival Snowboard Session shall take place on January 31st in Rijeka. As you already know, everything in Rijeka is subordinated to carnival at this time of [...]
Mondays are very lively in Viale of Porec. An antiques and numismatics fair has been taking place there each Monday for the last month. Interest is show by many people, from passers-by rushing off to work in the wee hours of the morning, taking a peek at exhibited items up to regular attendees who follow [...]
Valamar Diamant Hotel Porec
About 70 Croatian museums are again this year preparing for the Night of Museums, or the Night of Open Doors – a major cultural event for Croatian museums. On 30 January 2009 the museums will be open and free of charge for all visitors from 6:00 p.m. until one hour after midnight. On [...]
Kvarner has been living in the „fifth season“ for a while now – the season of folly and partying or carnival, and a special role is being played here by the Rijeka Carnival. Numerous world media have classified it for years now along with the biggest carnivals in the world – the one in Rio [...]
The Ucka Nature Park is, of course, a place that I recommend that you visit during your visit to Rabac. The Ucka mountain range, with the tallest peak in Istria, Mt. Vojak (1,401 meters), is about a half-hour drive from Rabac, so that just a few brief moments from the sea, sun, and the [...]
It’s lively and fun in Porec these days while the World Handball Championship is being held. Groups of handball fans are walking through the city. Old and young alike have a cheerful, happy spirit. A large tent has been put up on the city square in which the matches from around the [...]
Have you ever wished to become someone else at least for a moment? For example, a court jester, hotel maid or maybe a cat? Well, now you can put a mask and change your appearance because maškare, i.e carnival or mesopust has commenced. The whole Kvarner area lives its life to the full and lives [...]
The ancient Labin through its long history, its fruitful and tumultuous past, produced several eminent people who with their work and significance surpassed their native town. The honorary place among them belongs to Matthias Flacius Illyricus (1520–1575), a protestant reformer, humanist, theologian, church historian, linguist and university professor.
He was born on 3 March 1520 [...]
These days Porec lives in the spirit of handball. Handball players and handball fans impatiently await the 16th of January when the 21st World Handball Championship starts. Porec hosts the D group, and our Valamar Diamant Hotel will accommodate the national teams of Brazil, Denmark, Egypt, Norway, Saudi Arabia and Serbia. They will also train [...]