25.03
2019
Festival of Lights Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb Croatia Was Lit Up Again, But This Time Not For Christmas

Zagreb, Croatia is an incredibly entertaining and amusing city to visit. The capital of Croatia has a population of approximately 900.000 inhabitants, and offers plenty of activities. The Festival of Lights in Zagreb is only one of the many events that take place in the city, and it is definitely worth a visit.

Zagreb gets a “warm” atmosphere during Christmas. The Zagreb Christmas market, which won the title of best Christmas Market in Europe or three years in a row will surely enchant you. However, you don’t need to wait for Christmas to experience the beauty of Zagreb lit up.

Market in Europe or three years in a row will surely enchant you. However, you don’t need to wait for Christmas to experience the beauty of Zagreb lit up.

11.03
2019
is it safe drinking tap water in Croatia?

Drinking Tap Water In Croatia Should Be A Problem?

If you are coming for your holidays in Croatia, there might be a few tips you can find interesting and also very useful during your trip. One of the most important factors and maybe the first question you ask yourself when you are on holidays in Croatia or anywhere else in the world is that.

is it safe drinking tap water in Croatia?

Is Croatian Tap Water Drinkable?

Luckily, drinking tap water in Croatia is safe. Nearly 90% of the population in Croatia have connection to the public water supply. Sometimes, due to entirely personal reasons, some people prefer the tap water taste in some regions other than others.

07.03
2019
Revolut revolutionise the banking experience in Croatia

Revolut Will Revolutionise The Croatian Banking Experience

Revolut was launched in 2015, having in mind that people nowadays either people are too busy to manage and control their finances by going to the bank. Or they are not settled in one place, but having business or based in many different places.

Revolut is backed by some of Europe’s most well-known investors. They’ve invested in household names like Facebook, Dropbox and Skype.

Revolut revolutionise the banking experience in Croatia

The good news is that apart from other infrastructure, real estate and tourism development that Croatia has been showing. Now it is time to improve and revolutionise the Croatian banking experience with internet banking.

01.03
2019
international real estate Croatia

Croatia Is One Of The Best International Real Estate Opportunities

According to the listing of the best international real estate countries to look to, Croatia is on the top as shown the renowned magazine Forbes.

As the Brexit approaches, there is a predictable impact on the international real estate demand. Companies that are currently based in the United Kingdom might start migrating their offices and headquarters to other countries in Europe.

Also, there might be an impact on the local real estate prices, and investors are already predicting and aware of the consequences of this change.

international real estate Croatia

Some Valuable Data Confirms The Prediction

Whilst London, Geneva, Paris and Monaco continue to command Europe’s highest property prices, other cities are emerging as increasingly popular with international real estate buyers, offering excellent investor returns. Our increasing popularity in emerging European markets is testament to the growing importance of international investors in these cities.

Chris Dietz, Executive Vice President of LeadingRE

LeadingRE is a consortium of almost 600 international real estate brokerages in 70 different countries. They provided this data exclusively to Forbes magazine.

What is more impressive is that Croatia, in particular Zagreb, is ranked at the top of the list, showing an increase of 20% on prices. Also, a 30% increase of adverts on the main rental portals, such as Airbnb. And the estimative of 20% of the purchases being made by international real estate buyers.

05.02
2019
Blockchain network

Blockchain: Croatia Is Embracing The Idea

Blockchain technically started around 8 years ago, but the technology really took off around 3 years ago.

The fact that a number of investors are buying cryptocurrency and chit chatting about them on social events more often, is a proof of this increase.

Business man holding bitcoin

Why Is Blockchain Attractive?

What is attracting investors to make this move into the blockchain is the idea of not having corporations intermediating transactions and publicly transparent proof of each transfer of units made in the blockchain.

Also, the fact that the blockchain technology eliminates any fees and interest you would have to pay to a bank for example. Reducing bureaucratic procedures also sounds good to the majority of population.

Blockchain network
28.01
2019
Croatia Vacation, Air Serbia

Croatia Vacation: You Have Now A Couple Of Extra Options To Reach Paradise

Coming for a Croatia vacation sounds perfect in every way.  Regardless if you are planning on reaching the country by car, ferry or train. If you are coming to Croatia by plane, then you will have two more options to land in this beautiful paradise.

Croatia Vacation, Air Serbia
Croatia Vacation, Air Serbia

Air Serbia Opens New Doors

This year, Air Serbia, is providing two new routes to the ones who wish to come for a Croatia vacation. The lines will operate from Belgrade, both to Rijeka and Zadar.

Flights During The High Seasons in Croatia

Air Serbia already have flights operating during the high seasons, bringing visitors to Croatia during the warmest months of the year to Dubrovnik, Split and Pula. The most common itinerary, is for visitors to visit Croatia during the summer months.

24.01
2019
Croatia Road Trip

Croatia Road Trip: Motorway Improvement Ahead

If you once came to Croatia, you know that the country is one of the most wonderful holiday destinations in Europe, perfect for a Croatia road trip.

If you live near and are lucky enough to reach this wonderful country by car, then the news is even more exciting for you.

Large developments and investments, were towards the improvement of the motorways in Croatia, making them pleasant to drive on and keeping them well maintained.

Croatia Road Trip
Croatia Road Trip

Large Investment On The Main Istrian Motorway

A significant investment of €165 million, to go ahead and improve the motorways in Croatia, happened last year in 2018, in the Istrian peninsula with the Istrian Y.

The Istrian Y motorway is fundamental for the access and mobility in the peninsula. It is responsible for the connection of Istria, with international motorways.

Istria attracts a great amount of tourists that decide to visit the country. Investments in Croatia and improvements easing the access to the region, are extremely important for the overall picture.

The concession of Istrian Y was extended to Bina-Istra till the year of 2032. With the actual motorway improving, the way of payments and charging the users of those motorways are also looking to a future improvement in Croatia.

21.01
2019
Real Estate in Croatia

Real Estate Price in Croatia Is On The Rise

Know Where To Invest

Real Estate in Croatia
Real Estate in Croatia

Real estate price in Croatia is constantly rising, the number put Croatia on the third place of the property price risers of the European Union. In the third quarter of 2018, Croatia came after Netherlands and Malta, with 2.8%.

The avarage of price rise in the European territory was of 1.5%, with some of the most famous holiday destination countries dropping by 0.8% in Italy and and 0.7% in Romania.

However, investors from all the globe are focusing more and more on purchasing or investing in a real estate in Croatia, due to the benefits the country now presents and keeps proving in numbers the potential it has and will have in the future.

16.01
2019
Adriatic sea

China Investment On The Coast

Again, the Chinese keep showing interest for Croatia and are willing to make this link even stronger and closer.

This link has started centuries ago, around 700 years. But this time the focus is the coast of Croatia, in particular Rijeka with a China investment opportunity.

Adriatic sea
Adriatic sea

First, Tourism

A noticeable increase of Chinese visitors to Croatia took place in 2017. More than 57% tourists flew to the country, putting China on the 5th place of tourists arrivals in Zagreb.

In 2018, the European Travel Commission has approved funds to Croatian and Slovenian tourism authorities for their joint promotion in China.

The campaign was named “Experience Croatia, Feel Slovenia”, the aim of the campaign was, introducing Croatia and Slovenia as the European top holiday destinations they are to the Chinese. The campaign cost was over €200,000, half of which was co-financed by ETC.

08.01
2019
Refinery

INA investment in Rijeka

The wave of investments in Croatia, didn’t stagnate on the last year. This year 2019, the company INA, which is a medium-sized European oil company, with a leading role in Croatian oil business and a strong position in the region, plans to invest heavily, around 4 billion kunas or more, in order to improve and modernize the largest refinery they own, and turn the second largest into an industrial plant.

Rijeka, Croatia
Rijeka, Croatia

The investment is going to be placed in Rijeka. A charming Croatian port city on Kvarner Bay in the northern Adriatic Sea.

It’s known as a gateway to Croatia’s islands. The city is captivating with plenty to do during the day, and a energetic and active nightlife.

From 2019 to 2023

Despite the fact that “The final investment decision is planned for 2019, provided all preconditions assuring return on investment are met,” INA said. The modernised refinery should be ready to operate in 2023.

Refinery
Refinery