Croatian islands chosen as the most beautiful in the world
Croatian Times

The Spanish edition of Conde Nast Traveler magazine chose the islands of the Croatian Adriatic as among the most beautiful in the world yesterday (Tues) in Madrid.

Conde Nast Traveler readers voted for the most-beautiful islands on the basis of 15 criteria.

The islands of Greece, Corsica, Puerto Rico and Mauritius were also among those called the most-beautiful in the world.

Croatian Ambassador to Spain Neven Pelicaric and Sanja Jelic, the head of the Croatian National Tourist Board office in Madrid, attended the awards ceremony.

The Spanish edition of Conde Nast Traveler belongs to the Conde Nast Publications group that includes Vogue, Architectural Digest, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker and Bride

Heart-shaped island highlighted by Google Earth becomes hit with lovers

A tiny island in the Adriatic has become a holiday hit for lovers because it is shaped like a hearth.
The 130,000 square yard islet of Galesnjak came to prominence after its unusual shape was highlighted on Google Earth. Even the owner of the uninhabited island - now known as Lovers' Island - didn't realise how perfectly heart-shaped the island off the Croatian coast was until he was swamped with requests from couples to stay there. It seems many lovers from around the world consider it the ideal spot for a romantic Valentine's Day break. Vlado Juresko said: "It has been incredible. We think it is the most perfect heart-shaped island in the world. Nobody lives there so if lovers really do want to spend time alone it's the perfect desert island.

"We always thought it looked a bit like a heart but since it's been on Google Earth everyone else has seen it too and the whole world seems to want to stay here." The island is located in Zadarski Kanal between Zadar and the Island of Pasman. Croatia is ranked as the 18th most popular tourism destination in the world, proving especially busy during the summer months.

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