The Community of Tourist Guide Associations of Croatia (ZDTVH) in cooperation with the Croatian Tourist Board organised the project “Upoznaj svoju zemlju” (Get to know your country) to commemorate the Day of International Recognition of Croatia. The project includes free guided tours which will be organised in more than 40 Croatian towns and locations by members of the tourist guide societies (ZDTVH). The programs in all towns start at the same time, on Sunday 14 January 2018 at 12 p.m.
“Due to high-quality resources, exceptional natural attractions and rich cultural-historic heritage, tourism is extremely important for Croatia and is something that we are all proud of. That is why the Croatian Tourist Board has readily supported and actively participated in this project of free guided tours for all citizens in Croatian towns. I am certain that the turnout and interest of our citizens will be great; they will get a chance to get to know better the towns of Croatia, as well as to see for themselves how and what is being presented to our numerous tourists from many different countries from all around the world,” said the General Director of the Croatian Tourist Board Kristijan Staničić, adding that all those who are interested can receive more information from the tourist boards of the towns participating in the project.
Kristina Nuić Prka, the president of the Community of Tourist Guide Associations of Croatia emphasised that the goal of this action was to commemorate the Day of the International Recognition of Croatia in a slightly different manner. “We invite all citizens to get to know the towns all over Croatia and to discover their hidden stories together with us. I believe that every citizen of our country can be a promoter and ambassador of their homeland; they can point out the importance of tourist employees for the international reputation of Croatia, as well as the importance of national identity and cultural heritage,” said Nuić Prka, adding that the project is sponsored by the Croatian Parliament as well.
List of towns and locations where free guided tours are organised:
• Littoral counties: Pula (in front of the Arena), Poreč (the promenade from which ships leave for the island of Sv. Nikola), Rovinj (main town square), Vodnjan (People’s square) Labin (info point at the square in the old town centre), Motovun, Fažana, Rijeka (the Bridge of the Veterans of the Croatian War of Independence), Rab (Sv. Kristofor square), Mali Lošinj (the centre), Trsat (in front of the Church of Madonna of Trsat), Kastav (town’s lodge), Zadar (People’s square), Nin, Šibenik (at the monument to Peter Krešimir IV), Knin (at the monument to the Croatian victory ‘Oluja 95’), Drniš (at the monument Vrelo života), Split (on the promenade, across the entrance into the cellars), Trogir (at the Trogir Tourist Board), Solin (Salona, entrance into Manastirine), Klis (entrance into the fortress), Sinj (Alojzije Stepinac walkway), Trilj (Museum of the Trilj region, advised to come by car), Vrgorac (Croatian veterans square), Makarska (Makarska Tourist Board), Hvar, Dubrovnik (start at Pile), Korčula (in front of the Land gate of the Old Town)
• Continental counties: Zagreb (Ban Josip Jelačić Square, in front of the office of the Zagreb Tourist Board), Karlovac (in front of the Frog monument), Varaždin (in front of the town hall), Varaždinske toplice (in front of the tourist board), Čakovec (atrium of the Old Town), Ivanec (in front of the town hall), Ludbreg (the central square, near the centre of the world), Slavnoski Brod (entrance into the fortress), Lipik (Lipik park), Osijek (Osijek Tourist Board, near the cathedral), Vukovar (Dunav hotel), Vinkovci (parking space of the Slavonija hotel), Ilok (the beginning of the old town core, parking place behind the post), Požega, Županja.