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8 The Magazine
Nov/dec 2011
The Mediterranean as it Once Was
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facilities. “With each passing day, Croatia is
becoming an increasingly attractive host to
numerous congresses, meetings, sporting and
cultural events, and incentive trips,” says Nik
Raˆci´c, Director of the Croatian Convention
and Incentive Bureau (CCIB).
The country is incredibly diverse, from
the stunning coastal beauty of Dalmatia,
renowned for its stone built, monument‑cities
such as Dubrovnik, Sibenik, Zadar, Split,
Trogir and Korcula (the hometown of Marco
Polo) to Istria’s tiny romantic towns and
tranquil greenery of the mainland to Central
Croatia’s undulating hills, vineyards, castles
and manor houses, numerous thermal springs
and small, picturesque villages.
Access & Transport
Located in central Europe, Croatia can be
reached by all forms of transport in just a few
hours. The capital, Zagreb, is 576 km/358
miles from Munich, 371 km/231 miles from
Vienna and 188 km/117 miles from Graz,
and it’s just 126 km/78 miles from Trieste to
Pula. Croatia Airlines is a regional member
of the Star Alliance, linking Croatia by direct
fights with a range of European destinations,
including Amsterdam, Vienna, Brussels,
Frankfurt, Istanbul, London, Munich, Paris,
Prague, Rome, Sarajevo, Zurich and Lisbon,
among others.
Public transportation in Croatia is widely
available. The cities of Zagreb and Osijek
offer tram lines that operate both day and
night. In Zagreb alone, 15 tram lines connect
visitors to all parts of the city, and in the center
of Zagreb the use of public transport is free. In
addition, all cities in Croatia offer extensive,
and special intercity bus lines are provided in
coastal regions.
Meetings & Events
If you’re thinking of bringing a business
group to Zagreb, there are any number of

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