Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Now you have the chance to catch the Euro 2016 Championships on the biggest screen in Dubrovnik, a cinema screen! Last night the “Slavica” cinema started broadcasting of the games live on a cinema screen, but this isn’t just any old cinema screen, this is open-air cinema.

A huge cinema screen in the Dubrovnik night sky screened Portugal against Iceland last night and the football continues tonight with live games on the cinema screen. The “Slavica” cinema is only a five-minute walk from the Old City of Dubrovnik so the chance to watch the Euros 2016 under the Dubrovnik sky is unique. Entrance to all of the matches is free of charge and expect a great atmosphere when Croatia plays against the Czech Republic on Friday at 6.00pm.

Legendary English footballer John Terry has arrived in Dubrovnik with his family and been spotted walking down the Stradun this evening! The Chelsea captain is currently on holiday in Croatia and after spending time in Sibenik and in the national park of Krka he arrived on a yacht this afternoon in Dubrovnik.

Terry has been following the Euro Championships 2016 whilst on holiday on the Croatian coastline and has been active on social media, posting photos and updates of his Adriatic holiday. This evening the former England captain strolled through the ancient streets of the Old City of Dubrovnik with his family. He arrived on the mega yacht OPaire which at half a million Euros a week rental is only for those with deeper pockets.

Before dropping anchor just outside of Dubrovnik John Terry was also seen on the island of Mljet earlier in the day. How long the England footballer stays in Dubrovnik remains to be seen, maybe he will watch the big game for England against Wales on Thursday from his luxury yacht with a view of Dubrovnik.

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John Terry with his family arrive from their yacht 

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The yacht moored offshore

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Strolling with his wife Toni in the Old City of Dubrovnik 

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Croatian holiday for the Terrys 

 

Photos Niksa Duper / EPH 

After the first match on EURO 2016 and Croatias victory over Turkey last Sunday congratulations and praise for the players are coming from all over the world. One of the most impressive messages was sent by Stipe Miocic an American of Croatian descent and the new UFC heavyweight champion.

Stipe Miocic watched the football match in the USA and supported the Croatian team. He confirmed that with his status on Twitter where he wrote ‘’Goal goal goal goal!’’ after the magnificent goal of Luka Modrić.

According to the Fight site after the match Miocic congratulated to the winners - ‘’Alright boys. Way to take care of business.’’
The next match of the Croatia national football team against the Czech Republic in St. Etienne is scheduled for Friday, the 17th of June 2016.

“We are proud to be the only North American airline offering a direct flight to Croatia and are committed to enhancing our destination line-up each year with attractive new options that set us apart,” said Annick Guérard, the president and the general manager of Transat Tours Canada.

The Canadian airline Air Transat (TS/TSC) has launched its new direct flight between Zagreb and Toronto on the 14th of June and will depart every Tuesday until the 4th of October 2016. After a few failed attempts of some smaller airline companies to maintain the route between Croatia and Canada a serious Canadian air carrier appeared on the horizon and announced the summer schedule for 2016 last year.

Ms Annick Guérard also added that those vacationers who wished to discover the magnificent beauties of Europe for the first time or return to explore new horizons would be enchanted by countries such as Croatia, Hungary and the Czech Republic. ‘’Travellers will be spoiled with a variety of packages, guided tours and à la carte travel options’’, commented Guérard.

Air Transat is Canada’s leading holiday travel airline which carries 3 million passengers to nearly 60 destinations in 30 countries annually. This Canadian airline company was named the Best North American Leisure Airline at the Skytrax annual World Airline Awards held in June 2015.

For all the details on Transat’s Central Europe program, visit airtransat.com.

Midsummer Scene festival is back in Dubrovnik for the third time! The festival begins on June 19th with a photo exhibition opening of the British artist Bari Goddard (GOD photography) called Midsummer Scene / Night Dubrovnik, which he took during last year's performance of the play Twelfth Night during his stay in Dubrovnik. The exhibition will we opened until July 6th in the Siroka street.

This year, on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, Hamlet will be performed and it’s directed by Helen Tennison, while Helen Millar has the title role. The performances will be held every evening from 21th of June to the 7th of July, starting at 9.30 pm. The only exception is June 28th when the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra will play the concert 'Baroque and film music' on the St. Lawrence Fort. On the same day, at 8 pm, in the House of Marin Drzic there will be a performance called Shakespeare meets Drzic, where the actors from the Hamlet ansamble will read the parts of comedies by Drzic in English and in that way announce 450th anniversary of Marin Drzic death which will be marked next year.

Dubrovnik&Time, Dubrovnik promotional film, has one one more award, for the best short promo film about the town on the festival FilmAT- Film, Art & Tourism Festival Poland, which is one of the major film festivals in tourism, ecology and art in the world.

This is eight important award from the presentation of the film, which has happened at the start of March this year.

Dubrovnik &Time really thrills the audiences all over world and his quality is visible, since it's winning the important awards on the international film festivals.

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The Telegraph has published the ultimate Game of Thrones filming locations guide and of course Croatia and Dubrovnik are the big part of it, among the other countries such as Nothern Ireland, Iceland, Spain...

- For Game of Thrones fans, Dubrovnik is King’s Landing, capital of Westeros, and its constant presence since series two has only heightened the appeal of a city that already creaks under the weight of tourist numbers – writes the author of the article about Dubrovnik, adding that the scenes were filmed all over the Old City, such as Minceta Tower, St. Lawrence Fort and many others.

- Gradac Park, on the outskirts of the historic centre, is the setting for the comically villainous Joffrey Baratheon’s wedding feast and subsequent comeuppance, while the atrium of the abandoned Hotel Belvedere is where Oberyn Martell suffers a grisly ending in season four. Farther afield is Trsteno Arboretum, which dates back to the 15th century – it stars as the bucolic Red Keep palace gardens – continues the author.

Other Croatian cities are mentioned too: Split which appears as the former slave city of Meereen, Trogir which appears as Qarth and Kastel Gomilica in the role of Braavos.

If you want to see the other locations click here.

This year Croatia has announced the opening of 40 new and newly renovated hotels in addition to several camps, resorts and motels.

''This investment boom in the Adriatic confirms that tourism is one of the most competitive sectors of the Croatian economy and that investors have recognised our efforts and our aim in the strategic development of tourism in Croatia. Continuous data of the tourist traffic and the consumption of tourists show to potential investors that Croatia is a country attractive for investments thus our task is to make Croatia even more attractive on the financial market with quality management of marketing, promotion and branding'', enhanced Anton Kliman the Croatian Minister of Tourism.

The Hotel Bellevue in Orebic in the Dubrovnik-Neretva County has been completely renovated and will be opened on the 10th of July. The construction works of the hotel Villa Paradiso in the Zaton area and the ACI marina Veljko Barbieri in Slano are to be finished soon. Further investments has been announced for the Hotel More in Dubrovnik which has been expanded with additional 40 rooms, the hotel resort Hotels Plat and a hotel in Importanne Resort that is planned to be open in 2017.

With the Euro 2016 in France underway Croatia has gone football crazy and are glues to the small screens catching up on the action. However they aren’t the only fans watching the championships in Croatia. John Terry, the Chelsea and former England player, is currently staying in Croatia and enjoying the beauties of the country with his family. He has posted his latest photos on Facebook and Instragram bragging about his holiday.

‘’Great holiday with the family’’ he wrote under the photo of him and his wife Toni on their yacht anchored off Rovinj in Istria.
After Rovinj they visited the National Park Krka in the Šibenik-Knin County in northern Dalmatia on Sunday. Terry has posted the family photo from the park on Instagram after the great victory of the Croatia national football team over Turkey giving his thumb up for Croatia.

Terry has 2.3 million followers on Instagram so these photos are surely a great publicity for Croatia.

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Croatians are really into football and almost nobody missed the game between Turkey and Croatia yesterday. A group of fans from Dubrovnik got really popular after posting a photo imitating one of the players, Vedran Corluka, who was hurt during the match and had his head wrapped in bandage couple of times.

They wrapped their heads in toilet paper and really thrilled the people, who posted them all around social media, on the most popular Croatian Facebook pages. They even got to the national media!

Fun fact: our graphic designer Kristian is the part of this fan group. Good to see The Dubrovnik Times team is becoming popular!

 

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                  Injured Vedran Corluka on the field / Photo by: Ronald Gorsic / CROPIX

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