Welcome to my second website on Croatia.
 Should you wish to visit my first website,click on to it here:- http://www.thecroatianflyer.com/which gives you much detail on the City of  Rovinj,  Istra, Croatia.

Also from "thecroatianflyer.com",you'll be able to book direct with Croatian People,(like you can also do,from this website.)

 If you read my blog,you'll find out about my efforts in getting Croatian Wine back to the U.K.(where it could be found before the Balkan War!)
In September 1997, I visited Rovinj,  Istra, Croatia,for the very first time.I have visited at least twice a year since those days of my first visit,and will again be in Rovinj, this September,at the time of the St.Euphemia Festival.Rovinj, is for lovers of Art.Some of my pubished poems are to be found in Anthologies here(and on Hvar.)

 In this website,essentiallycroatia.com, I hope to provide more pictures and further information, not just on Rovinj and Istra, but  it will feature Zagreb,Primosten,Split,Trogir, and other places, to encourage you too,to  make a visit,taste and bring home some of Croatia's excellent Wines,now also available in the Duty Free Area of Croatian Airports!

The wines have won several Decanter Silver and Gold Awards.They have also been highly rated by American Wine "Buff"Robert Parker.Wines are now exported to the USA and U.K. They have featured for over 6 years at the London International Wine Fair(Trade only.)and various Wine Exhibitions both in Europe and the USA.

 From the United Kingdom, many cheap airlines are now flying to Pula Airport in Istra. My preference in flying is with the Croatian National Carrier,Croatia airlines,whom I have flown with, All -Year-Around,from London Airports,since the year 2000,to Pula,Zagreb,Split and Dubrovnik.You will also be able to sample Croatian Wines when choosing to fly with Croatia airlines!(except during covid19,conditions.)(If you can't fly this year,at the very least try some Croatian wine, exported outside Croatia,including into the U.K.)
And remember,the character,"James Bond-007"  various locations were used in Croatia making the films,/TV Adverts, as has more "made for T.V.productions",in more recent years,been made especially  in and around,the locations of Rovinj,Split,Zagreb,Dubrovnik,and islands Vis,Brac,,Hvar,and Pag.

I have five favourite Croatian Music Artists, Davor Terzic ,http://youtu.be/iZ4DR4KqsFs,and Kristian Terzic ,from Rovinj,their infomation can be found on "thecroatianflyer.com",and Rovinj'sBrass Band,at http://youtu.be/jKrCK-fcmm4Henk Verdonkschot & Ivica Vucelja of "PIRATI".Henk's Balada (for Manuela)athttp://youtu.be/UGCuoRnUliA
Danijela Martinovic, who represented & won for Croatia,Eurovision.She  performed "OAZA" in September 2005 in Rovinj  and I understand from my Croatian friends she comes from the Split Area of the Country.Both have CD's available,which can be ordered by post from CroatiaRecords.(see "SHOP CROATIA".)But for a taster,sung in Croat, Click on the MP3 Jukebox above,to hear "POLA POLA",sung by Danijela Martinovic.Or you can view Danijela Martinovic i Kemal Monteno singing - ovako ne mogu dalje http://youtu.be/EiLz79pecGU  or (SPLIT 2013,)"CAPPUCCINO"http://youtu.be/w5thYC-Y8Ks from 2017 her song "TELEFON"http://youtu.be/Ha3Un3T3LCo "BRODOLOM"https:youtu.be/9sMN3DGavt8 ( funny!.) 1/2019 "Kao Prekjucer"https://youtu.be/h758Ja19WqQ 7/2019 "ILUZIJA"https://youtu.be/MBAZBQ9_haU
In September 2010,a film crew came to Rovinj.World Class Actor/Actress.Some pictures captured can be found in the "Rovinj Gallery".Film went Public around about June 2011,
Croatian Music Artist, Mr.Tony Cetinski, sang in 1993 "Santa Eufemia"Known in Istra as "Mr.Rovinj", his song is for the locals who celebrate every year on the 16th September https://youtu.be/RGwiPtQx4JU .
Party Band, all round entertainers who sing in english,with popular worldwide known songs such as "YMCA" https://youtu.be/08biNLbF9hs
More recently Mr Stjepan Hauser,performed a special concert in his home town,and in the iconic Arena Pula,dedicating his performance to the amazing efforts of all the frontline workers around the World,& pay tribute to all that is good in humanity."ALONE TOGETHER"https://youtu.be/5eYuUAV4YE4

 I hope you'll travel to Croatia,and enjoy it,- like I do!