• Body of the Saint who held the child Jesus in his arms is found in Zadar

    In the Church of St Simeon in Zadar, in a silver casket of immeasurable artistic value, there is a mummified body of Simeon the God-receiver (Šimun, Šime), a God-fearing old man and sage who held the child Jesus in his arms. From the New Testament Gospel of Luke, we learn...
  • VAMPIRES, WITCHES, GIANTS Top 5 scariest Istrian legends

    Vampires, witches, giants, infamous pirates and bloody battles – discover the places of the most chilling Istrian legends! The millennia-old Istrian history is filled with mysterious legends. Here we have selected those that freeze the blood in your veins. 1. The Vampire Jure Grando The legend of Jure Grando,...
  • Archaeological Time Machine: Sword from Prozor – Weapon of the first Croatian warriors

    The sword is the most famous weapon of the Middle Ages, a weapon that played a special role in the life of a medieval knight. But in the early Middle Ages, the Slavic people did not use swords. They were armed with spears, axes, bows and arrows. So how...
  • Croatian castles – luxurious medieval celebrity villas!

    Castles are not merely impressive structures with stunning views of the surroundings. They are also places where the past can come to life and where you can find out what life was like in the past. With their impressive architecture, rich history, discovered and undiscovered secrets and numerous legends,...
  • UNESCO HERITAGE Spring Procession of kraljice (queens) or ljelje from Gorjani

    Every year on Whitsunday the Spring Procession of kraljice (queens) or ljelje from Gorjani takes place in Gorjani near Đakovo, a protected intangible heritage inscribed on UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The village Gorjani was invaded during the Turkish invasion. According to the legend,...
  • FAMOUS LEGEND Is Korčula birthplace of Marco Polo?

    Describe Korčula through faces, minds and hands of those persons originating from Korčula, or those that were drowned to it by its beauty, or the history had layered them as a myth, is not an easy task. A line of questions can be asked, among which, where to draw...
  • TESLA`S FATHER Milutin Tesla

    Nikola Tesla was born in Smiljan near Gospić, in the Austrian Empire (Croatia). But did you know that his father, Milutin Tesla (1819–1879), was a priest of the Eastern Orthodox Church? Yes, he was a priest of the Orthodox Church in Smiljan and in Gospić. He wrote many articles...
  • THE OLD ROAD THROUGH LIKA This is what the trip looked like 50 years ago!

    Back in 1973, the trip to the sea was a bit more difficult than today because there was no air conditioning in the cars. The passengers encountered the first traffic jams near Slunj, and the road led them through Plitvice Lakes to Karlobag and the Adriatic Highway. The Plitvice...
  • FROM LIKA REGION Can You Solve This Old Riddles?

    In the old times when there was no television or internet, long winter nights people in Lika spent telling stories, singing songs and thinking about riddles. All kinds of riddles and puzzles were equally loved by kids and adults, they are characterized with beauty of expression and content variety....