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The Croats surprisingly combine a truly Mediterranean love for leisure and all sorts of life pleasures, common European politeness, and the Italian desire for a certain theatricality. The local residents are quite hospitable and usually respond easily to certain requests. Just keep in mind that if you agree that something will be done “tomorrow” or “a little later”, then there is a big chance that it will not be done at all, because, as you know, tomorrow never comes.
Ciovo is not the best place to buy brand clothes and shoes. Of course, you can visit the shops in Trogir but in Split, which is located very close to the coast, there is a lot more choice … Open
The Croats do not like to refuse directly, exactly like they do not want to inform the travelers about any restrictions. For example, if you tell a local that you plan to visit the protected area of ​​the reserve, where the entrance is limited, no one will tell you about the need to get a pass, for example. It is not accepted here. The locals are quite hospitable, but if you accidentally wander into someone’s private territory, you may face rudeness and aggression. In general, tourists are welcomed here, because they bring the main income to the locals. That is why everyone is quite polite, even though this politeness is not always sincere.
The Croats hate to be called “Yugoslavs” and they have a very negative attitude towards criticism of their country, which they love very much. Ancient traditions and customs are still preserved here. For example, during the wedding, the relatives of the groom put an apron and kerchief on the bride instead of the veil just like hundreds of years ago. This is a sign of her new status as a hostess. They love the national music, which history goes more than thirteen centuries back. The roots of the traditional ballads go back to Croatian folklore. The original instrument tambura is often used to play songs about the life of the village or about love. They also dance the folk dance Kolo under its accompaniment. Copyright
Croatian island of Ciovo located in Adriatic Sea is isolated from the mainland by narrow strait. It’s only 30 square kilometers; the land is inhabited with about five thousands of … Open
Despite the fact that they do not wear national costumes since the 19th century, many Croats wear traditional attire during holidays as a sign of respect for their history. The majority of the population of the island is Catholic, therefore it is religious holidays that are most widely celebrated here – Easter, Christmas, Epiphany. Largely due to the Christian morals, in most local settlements, it is extremely indecent to walk with a naked torso or in a bathing suit. In some places it can be interpreted as an offense.
On Ciovo, no one is in a hurry. The locals are not really punctual and compulsory but if they really take up something, they do it, as a rule, rather quickly and well. On weekends, the Croats love to go out with their friends for a picnic somewhere on the beach or in the countryside. Usually this is not just a quiet gathering but a very noisy and fun pastime. In the evenings, you can see on the streets of the cities measurably strolling locals in nice outfits. This tradition is called Corzo and it came to Croatia straight from Italy.
Ciovo is an ideal place for family holidays. On the one hand, this is the island with the largest influx of tourists, with untouched nature, and kilometers of hiking trails leading a curious … Open
Local women are pretty emancipated. They often take on the role of a leader in the family or become leaders at work. However, some of the fair sex are happy to take on the role of the mother and housewife. By the way, keep in mind that a girl traveling alone on Ciovo Island should expect a lot of attention, flirting, and compliments from the local men. It is customary to admire the beauty of any woman but it does not go past light flirting. The island is pretty safe but it's better to keep track of your belongings, especially in crowded places where the pickpockets operate.
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Cathedrals and basilicas near Ciovo Island
♥   Katedrala sv. Lovre, Trogir, 1.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Katedrala Sv. Dujma, Split, 15.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Konkatedrala sv. Petar Apostola, Split, 16.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nacionalno svetište sv. Nikole Tavelića, Šibenik, 38.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Katedrala sv. Jakova, Šibenik, 38.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Crkva sv. Stjepana, Stari Grad, 45.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Crkva sv. Antun, Knin, 59.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Ciovo Island
♥   Castle 'Kamerlengo Castle' , 1.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Vitturi Castle Croatia' , 10.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Cambi Castle Croatia' , 12.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Klis Fortress' , 23.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Mirabella Fortress' , 36.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Starigrad Fortress' , 37.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'St. Nicholas Fortress' , 39.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo

National traditions of Croatia

Croatian folk music is very beautiful and unique. It contains elements of cultures of different nationalities, including Serbs, Gypsies, and Italians. Music originates from Slavic folklore; its foundations were laid back in the 7th century. One of the most famous national musical instruments is a tambour, which is a kind of a mandolin. Songs about love and hard rural life are sung with such an accompaniment. A tambour or gypsy violins accompany kolo, which is a local dance. It looks spectacular when dancers wear bright national costumes of red and white colors. Despite the fact that traditional clothes were no longer worn since the 19th century, Croatians like to dress up in beautiful costumes on holidays to pay tribute to their history. Croatia is a quiet country. The rhythm of life is pretty calm. The locals, even in large cities, do not rush anywhere. The Croats are very hospitable. However, if tourists accidentally wander into the private property or touch upon a national question, Croats may behave aggressively and even bump a stranger. Croats like to go countryside with their family. As a rule, large companies gather there. The rest is accompanied by a noise and fun. Another distinguishing feature of the Croats is the Corzo event. Every evening, locals go for a walk along the main streets of the cities. People demonstrate their beautiful outfits and assess the appearance of other people. … Open
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