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NATIONAL PARKS, WORLD HERITAGE MONUMENTS, MUSEMUS AND TREASURIES
The CHF organises emigrant visits to the old country, endeavouring to make your stay in Croatia not just an exciting sentimental journey, but also a voyage of discovery - an unforgettable pilgrimage to the most stunning natural wonders and key monuments to the history and culture of Our Beautiful Homeland
After half a century of organizing the our emigrants visits to the old country, the Croatian Heritage Foundation will as organize voyages and tours under the motto «State your wish, pay for a chosen arrangment and let us do the rest». We’ll be offering Croatian emigrants and to their friends of various ages and interests a chance to get to know the cultural and historic attraction under the "Visit the Monuments of World Culture Heritage in Croatia" moniker. During the two-week tour you'll see all monuments listed on the UNESCO list of World Heritage, i.e These are Dubrovnik, Split (Dioklecian's Palace), Trogir, Šibenik and Poreč (Eufrazian's Basilica) and the Plitvica Lakes, also listed as the World Heritage site.
National Parks and Nature Reserves in Croatia: The Croatian Heritage Foundation will arrange (on a market basis) a two week excursion called "The National Parks and Nature Reserves of Croatia" during which Croatian emigrants and their friends will tour nature sights see competitions in ancient sports.
The tour will cover the national parks of Brijuni (two larger and twelve smaller islands on the west coast of Istra), Kornati (140 uninhabited islands and crags, a real labyrinth of sea and rock), Krka (Croatia's most beautiful karsts river, proclaimed a national park covering the area between the towns of Knin and Skradin), Mljet (an island northwest of Dubrovnik with two bays that are referred to as lakes because of their very narrow openings to the sea), Paklenica (on the southern side of Velebit, our largest mountain chain), the Plitvica Lakes (the best known Croatian national park, a part of UNESCO's world heritage), Risnjak (a heavily-forested mountain chain north of the city of Rijeka, surrounding the source of the Kupa river, which, as a transitional area between Alpine and Dinaric area, is a habitat of numerous plant and animal species), and Velebit (Croatia's largest and most beautiful mountain chain, proclaimed a World Biosphere Reserve).
The itinerary of the Croatian Nature Parks tour would cover Biokovo, an imposing karst mountain above the Makarska riviera; Kopački rit, a large marshland on the mouths of the Drava and Danube rivers, exceptionally rich with plant and animal life; Lonjsko polje, one of Europe's largest marshlands, located along the Sava river, east of Sisak (oak forests - teeming with birds, especially storks); Medvednica, a mountain above Zagreb; Telašćica, a narrow bay on the island of Dugi Otok, near the Kornati National Park, with a small lake named "Mir" (peace) and the largest cliffs in our country (up to 180m); North Velebit, a World Biosphere Reserve; the Žumberak-Samobor highlands west of Zagreb; Papuk, Slavonia's largest mountain; Učka, a mountain chain on east side of Istra above the Kvarner riviera; and Vransko jezero near Zadar, the largest lake in Croatia famous for its wealth of fish and birds.
Croatian Shrines and Sacral Art Sights: The Croatian Heritage Foundation will also arrange two week tours of famous shrines and places renowned for their sacral art such as; Beram (Saint Mary's Chapel in Škriline with fresco paintings by Vincent of Kastav), Vodnjan (Saint Blaž's Church with its rare collection of relics and the mummified bodies of five saints’), Poreč (Eufrasiana Basilica from the 3th-6th century), then Rijeka (the shrine of the Mother of God of Trsat), Nin (the very small church of the Holy Cross from 9 th century – the smallest cathedral in the world), Zadar (Saint Donat and the Cathedral of Saint Stošija), Sinj (shrine of the Miraculous Lady of Sinj), Šibenik (Saint Jakov's Cathedral), Solin (the shrine of Our Lady of Otok), Karlovac (national shrine of Saint Joseph on Dubovac), Krašić (birth place of Cardinal Stepinac and the house in which he spent his last days), Marija Bistrica (Croatia's largest shrine dedicated to Saint Mary), Ludbreg (shrine of the Precious Blood of Christ), Zagreb (Saint Stjepan's Cathedral and the tomb of Cardinal Stepinac, Saint Mark's Church, and Saint Katarina's Church…).
Winter holidays and thermal-springs tourism for the elderly: For elderly emigrants and their friends the Croatian Heritage Foundation has packages that feature winter on the Adriatic coast and stays in Croatian medical and thermal resorts such as; Bizovac and Daruvar in Slavonia, Istarske toplice in Istra, and those in Topusko and Ivanić-Grad. Medical treatment and/or recreation is also offered on the island of Veli Lošinj, renowned for its soothing climate, and at the renowned Thalassotherapia medical resort in the town of Crikvenica.
At all these locations guests will be lodged at comfortable hotels and will be able to enjoy walks, sports (tennis, horse riding, sailing…), try the specialties of the regional cuisine and excellent wines, and take part in seasonal folklore, religious and other ceremonials and festivities.
For more information and details, please contact:
tel: (+385 1) 61 15 116
fax: (+385 1) 45 50 700
CROATIAN HERITAGE FOUNDATION
Trg Stjepana Radića 3
10 000 ZAGREB
HRVATSKA / CROATIA