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Google Map: Best of Croatia

The Best of Croatia Google Map is a collection of best attractions, restaurants, bars, cafes, camps, and hotels in Croatia:

Here's also a link to the Best of Istria Google Map:

Which are your favorites? Add to comments and we'll update the map with your recommendations.

#localguides   #googlemaps  

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Now you can earn points by uncovering missing info on #googlemaps.
Your turn, #LocalGuides with iOS — now you can earn points by uncovering missing info on +Google Maps. Details →

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Make a List on Google Maps

Trying to keep track of places you want to go? Planning a trip? Here's a feature you need to try: When you save a place on Google Maps, you can create a list. It will sync to all your devices.

Here's how it works:
- Find a place on Google Maps
- Select SAVE
- Tap + New list and give it a name, like "Where to eat in central London"
- Every time you save a place, you can add it to an existing list
- Find all your lists under Your places > SAVED in the Google Maps menu

Share Your Lists With the World

Whether you've created a list of new restaurants to try or a collection of local favorites for visitors, you’ll want to share it.

Here's how:
- Go to the list you want to share and tap the three dots on the right
- Select Sharing options and change the list to Public
- Post the link on social media with #LocalGuides, or send it to family and friends

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Best of #localguides
All through the end of 2017, we're showcasing the best of the best in #LocalGuides contributions. Check it out →

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If you're looking for a dog-friendly destination for your next holiday, how does Crikvenica with the dog bar and dog beach sound to you?

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A beautiful sight is waiting for you under the sea in Trogir. Dive in and explore underwater Stations of the Cross!

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The Abandoned Hotels of Kupari

Five hotels built in the 1960s in Kupari (, once frequented by Yugoslavia’s military elite, sit crumbling into the crystal clear waters of the Adriatic Sea. They’ve now been abandoned for decades.

The once-exclusive holiday resort saw thousands of Yugoslav officers and their families in its heyday. In the early 1990s, during the Croatian War of Independence, the Yugoslav Army destroyed the former beach paradises. After looting each of the five buildings, they systematically burned the hotels down, floor by floor.

The hotels—Grand, Kupari, Goričina, Goričine II, and Pelegrin—had enough room for 1,600 guests at a time. A nearby campsite could hold over 4,000 more. They boasted private villas, too, and even President Josip Broz Tito had a holiday home at Kupari. The resort wasn’t built exclusively for the military elite, but as its popularity grew, booking became increasingly difficult unless one had connections.

Today, the shells of the buildings are now overgrown with ivy, weeds, and trees. The beaches that stretch out before the ruins remain popular, the effects of war still visible to the locals and tourists who frequent the beautiful waters of Croatia.

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32 lovely photos of Croatia at Christmas

Croatia goes mad for Christmas. Its mountainous landscapes covered in snowy evergreens provide a gorgeous backdrop, while it's attractive cities are given a full festive makeover, with canopies of fairy lights and cute wooden kiosks. Take look at our Instagram gallery showing off the best of the advent period to see just what we're talking about.

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Dubrovnik in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Star Wars fans will be queuing up at cinemas across the world next week when Star Wars: The Last Jedi is released.

There will be extra interest in Croatia as the city of Dubrovnik was a filming location and will feature in the film playing the ‘casino planet’ Canto Bight.

“Croatia, it was the perfect place to shot Canto Bight. We are in this alleyway in Dubrovnik smashing speeders, and it was just one of those Oh my Gosh what are we doing this is amazing moments.” Writer and Director Rian Johnson said.

Via +Croatia Week:

#starwars #dubrovnik
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