Monday, 20 December 2010

Christmas time on Hvar

Traditional cake - Pašurate [image source]

It is not likely that you will have a 'white' Christmas on our sunny island, but if you are looking for an authentic experience of Hvar's glorious tradition, it's a perfect time of the year to visit us. What is special about Christmas on Hvar? Home made cakes, family gatherings, singing Charismas songs, visiting old churches and decorating the Christmas tree do not make us so much different from any other part of Croatia or elsewhere in the Christian world, but what local people still cherish with great pride and grace is a spirit of old times and tradition which come alive year after year at Christmas time. The time seems to stop for a while just to remind us of the real values of life. By coming home for Christmas, we come back for what we left behind – for the spirit of family, spirituality, tradition, friends, all the tastes and sounds that remind us of our childhood and make us feel peaceful and happy.
The day before Christmas is called “Badnjak” or “Bodnji don”, if you are a Hvar native. By tradition this is the day when we decorate a Christmas tree. Most attention is paid to the Nativity scene which exhibit, below the Christmas tree, figures representing the infant Jesus, his mother Mary, and Mary's husband, Joseph. Usually nativity scenes include other characters from the Biblical story such as shepherds and angels. The figures are usually displayed in a stable, or cave and around it.
Hvar women are traditionally engaged in making traditional cakes called pašurate (look and taste like mini donuts). Bakalar (codfish) or any other fish is served for lunch, and the whole family starts to get ready for “Ponoćka”, the midnight Mass, celebrating the birth of Jesus. Singing traditional Christmas songs a capela, by amateur church choirs composed of men, women and children of all generations, greatly enrich the distinctively festive mood of “Ponoćka”.
Christmas itself is a family day. Gifts are exchanges together with the best wishes on Christmas (Sretan Božić = Merry Christmas). After the morning Mass, everyone gathers round the table to enjoy the rich Christmas menu. Meat dishes are served at this occasion after which a whole spectrum of home made cakes follows. It is common to spend the Christmas day at home with family in festive yet intimate atmosphere.
Since it is time of giving, let us share with you a recipe of a traditional Hvar cake called Pašurate. It is very simple but delicious. Hope you will enjoy it.
¼ boiling water
2 teaspoons of sugar
1 tea cup of rough flour
1 egg
Lemon peel
Orange peel
A little bit of fresh orange juice
Vanilla sugar
2 teaspoons of rum
2 teaspoons of grappa
A bit of fine flour
Leave it to raise
Use a teaspoon to shape it and they fry in boiling oil

Merry Christmas! Sretan Božić!

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Monday, 6 December 2010

The Total Package – New Year's Eve in Hvar

Excited for New Year's? We are! Look at the pretty stars...

New Year's Eve is just around the corner - how will you be ringing in 2011?

It’s traditionally a time to spend with family and loved ones. Why not break from the ordinary and take the celebrations elsewhere this year? Travel to sunny Hvar and considering staying at Suncani Hvar’s Adriana Hotel this year for New Year’s Eve – we’ll have everything prepared for you.

Be Pampered and Relax

Suncani Hvar Hotels invites you for a New Year's celebration at Adriana, hvar spa hotel! For only 198 euros per room, this special New Year's offer includes:

 2 Nights / 3 days deluxe accommodation
 Welcome Drink
 Daily breakfast buffet
 Sensori glow steam treatment at the luxurious Sensori Spa

In addition to these amazing extras, you can enjoy our year-round rooftop seawater swimming pool and multi-level garden terraces with stunning views over the sea and marina. It's definitely time to spoil yourself with this package and ring in the new year in luxurious style!

Get ready to dress up for the New Year's Eve Gala Dinner

Don't fret on not knowing what to do in a foreign city waiting for the clock to strike 12. It's time to party at Hvar's hot spot, The Top Bar, which overlooks the yacht harbour. It features the latest domestic and foreign hits and you can enjoy a New Year's Eve meal specially prepared by the chef and his team at the Val Marina restaurant. It’s only 70 euros per person to enjoy the delicious New Year's Eve buffet dinner.

Some of the menu items include (we are already drooling): Dalmatian smoked ham with marinated goat cheese on a bed of rocket salad, Seppia risotto, Turkey medallions with mushroom sauce, Black Forest Cake, and much, much more.

Suncani Hvar Hotels New Year's Gift to You

We invite you to be our guests and experience a complimentary, yes complimentary sailing tour! Sail around the Hvar aquatorium in old wooden sailing boats with authentic lateen sails. Ring in the New Year by the seas.

Now this is definitely something to tweet about. Need more information? Don't hesitate to write on our Facebook wall and find us on Twitter!

For more information and reservations please contact us at or call +385 (0)21 750750.

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Have a very Merry Hvar Christmas!

Lit Up for Christmas

Christmas isn't Christmas without some holiday shopping. It can be stressful with the packed shopping centres, endless choices, and overly eager sales people. So why not make it easier for yourself and embrace the gift challenge with some smart choices this year?

Discover Suncani Hvar gift certificates. They are the perfect present because anyone – your sister or your mother who likes to be pampered, your brother-in-law who is all about food – can use it towards pretty much anything Suncani Hvar Hotels offer. Gift certificates can be used in the following ways:

 Guest room reservations
Sensori spa treatments at hotel Adriana
 Dining at one of Suncani Hvar Hotels restaurants
 Additional services provided by Suncani Hvar Hotels

To purchase a gift certificate, email or visit our website for more information

Been good this year and want to get something special for yourself? Leave behind the snow and come into Hvar for restful and relaxing holiday. Consider putting the 2 night spa package at our hotel Adriana in your own stocking this year. The package includes 2 nights with breakfast in the superior room, welcome drink, 2 dinners in the Val Marina Restaurant, usage of Adriana's swimming pool and fitness room, and a relaxing spa treatment of your choice. You can also get a FREE upgrade subject to availability.

To find out more about the 2 night spa package, visit our website!

What is the perfect holiday vacation for you? We'd love to find out – write on our Facebook wall or tweet us with your answer!

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Enjoy Olive Oil While You're at Hvar

Olive on Hvar [Image Source]

Other than the divine lavender, olive oil is another famous product that is made on this beautiful island of sunshine.

Olive trees have been cultivated for over a century on the island. Olive groves bordered by grey stones surround Hvar Island and you can see beautiful olive trees everywhere. Olive trees are known to be symbolic for hope, peace, and rejuvenation. They also reflect on the magnificence which is the Mediterranean.

Olive is an evergreen plant which has been grown for thousands of years for its eatable fruit or the raw plant from which the oil is made out of. The olive tree gives young plants in such a way that it easily rejuvenates the old tree. It was said that a pigeon brought Noah an olive twig after a flood as a sign that the water was beginning to withdraw. An olive twig in the beak of a white pigeon is known today as a symbol of peace.

Olive oil is the healthiest fat and plays a major part in the Mediterranean style diet. It is recognized to have health benefits due to both its high content of monounsaturated fatty acids and its high content of anti-oxidative substances. It is believed to lower the risk of heart disease, control cholesterol, provide protection from certain cancers, and reduce inflammation associated with arthritis. Olive oil’s benefits make it a popular choice among people who are health-conscious.

Olive harvesting season in Hvar is from October to November – and natives on Hvar consider this God's chosen time. Suncani Hvar is home to more than 350 olive trees found on its properties. This year, we had a very successful season, producing almost 500 litres of olive oil. Each year, hotel employees share in picking the olives – the same olives and olive oil that are served to guests in our restaurants.

Suncani Hvar offers the Olive Harvest Picnic where you can enjoy the fresh air, beautiful scenery and a marvellous harvest picnic under the olive trees. You can also choose to go to an olive oil mill, where you can observe and learn more about the art of creating some of the world's finest olive oils. You will experience the legacy of the Hvar culture and love this island of passion.

Together with the Agricultural Association, Eko Hvar has opened a shop specializing in Hvar island products. The shop is a popular place for locals and tourists who appreciate a one-stop shop for nearly everything that is produced on the island –its famous wine, lavender, rosemary, oregana, soaps, honey, dried figs, other indigenous Hvar products, and of course olive oil which is produced in traditional way with high ecological standards. Many tourists purchase olive oil as a useful souvenir.

Do you have a favourite recipe using olive oil? Comment below, share it with us on our Facebook page or better yet, tweet us on Twitter!

Friday, 26 November 2010

Dobar dan. Speak the Language here in Hvar

[Photo Source]

Today, it is possible to travel around the world and speak nothing but English the whole time. However, making the effort to speak a few words or simple phrases of a foreign language can make the travel experience that much more authentic, fulfilling, and memorable.
Embrace the foreign language part of your learning experience. You never know when you'll need it: when you're shopping, asking for directions, or ordering in a restaurant. Not sure what to expect? Check out this Youtube Video of some basic Croatian greetings.
Now that you have a sense of what the language is like, take a shot at these key Croatian phrases if you ever travel to Hvar:

How are you?
Kako Ste?

Fine Thank you, and you?
Dobro Hvala, a vi?

Good Morning
Dobro Jutro

Good Afternoon
Dobar Dan

Good Evening
Dobra Vecer

Good night
Laku noc

Pleased to meet you
Drago mi je

Thank you

You're welcome

Good, alright, fine


Good Bye
Do Vidjenja

Click on this link to the BBC language page where you can learn more Croatian! You can print the phrases out and download mp3 phrases to read along! Don't be afraid to learn and speak Croatian out loud. The more you repeat it, the more familiar you will be.
Is there a particular phrase you would like to learn? Let us know on Facebook and Twitter!

Monday, 15 November 2010

Some people may say Hvar is Sensual…We say it definitely is.

Relax and Feel
Sensuous [adjective]: perceived by or affecting the senses

Not only is Hvar a beautiful island, but when you leave, you’ll have memories of this place that you will never forget. Playing to all your senses, here are some ways that Hvar will impress your nose, eyes, mouth, and ears:

Smell – Grab a bag of “Lavandula Croatica” or a bottle of lavender oil. It’s one of Hvar’s most famous souvenirs and it will continuously remind you of the island. Hvar has fields of lavender and their fragrance is a special experience to visitors. They can be bought in souvenir and perfume shops in the town. It’s recommended for stress-relief and headaches. Just smell it, it’ll make you go “oooohhh.”

Hear - Other than the beautiful Croatian language, there are many young musical talents that you'll hear in Hvar. Check out this page of music videos of singers from Hvar – the video near the bottom are young performers singing traditional Dalmatian songs with no instruments, they’re so good!

See – The beautiful crystal blue sea and pebble beaches are there for your eyes to see. Visit various attractions on Hvar such as the Hvar’s Cathedral and Fortica Fortress to take in some architectural history. Visit the Main Square and visit the local souvenir shops for some fantastic colourful jewellery that you can take home to your family and friends. Don’t forget to also come see our Adriana Hotel, our modern and sensual designs will take your breath away!

Taste – You will never forget Dalmatian cuisine. Consists mainly of seafood, they are often cooked with spices, olive oil, garlic, and lemon. One of our must-try dishes is the black risotto which is made with squid ink sauce. Of course, don’t forget to pair your meal with a local wine from Hvar. We recently held our wine festival where we introduced the world to our local wines!

Feel – Get on a yacht and feel the crisp clean air and the warmth from the sun. Feel energized after hiking or a bicycle trip around the town. Most importantly, feel the relaxation that you rarely experience, whether it’s from lying on the beach, windsurfing on the waters, or from that massage that you greatly deserve.

What do you look forward to the most when you travel: tasting something new, seeing some historical sights, or just the feeling of relaxation?
Tell us on Facebook and Twitter!

Friday, 12 November 2010

The Top Bar – spectacular view and best clubbing on Hvar island!

The night life in Hvar is abundant and colorful. It is becoming the town that never sleeps, also known as the party town that is gaining more and more attention! So put on your best outfit and come visit one of the premiere nightlife venues: The Top Bar.

The Top Bar has a wrap-around view of Hvar, the yacht harbour, bay, and the Paklinski islands. Located on the Adriana hotel's rooftop, the Bar has multilevel garden terraces and amazing designs that combine luxury and relaxation.

Sip on our cocktails and visit the Upper Deck VIP Lounge, sink into a modern sofa, or dance the night away with other jet-setters. Drink and relax, and let your tensions melt away.

The Top Bar is also a member of the Discover Hvar! Club, which is a special program designed by Suncani Hvar Hotels allowing you to enjoy a 10% discount at selected establishments when you charge food, beverages, or services to your room with your club card.

Here are some of our favourite cocktails and bites from The Top Bar:

Bartender's Choice – Adriana: Prosek, Walnut, Prosecco, Lime

Long Drink – Caipirinha: Cachaca/Vodka, Fresh Lime, Brown Sugar

Non-alcoholic – Top Smoothie: Melon, Papaja Syrup, Orange Juice, Grenadina

Appetizer – Lobster Carpaccio: Beef Carpaccio filled with Adriatic Lobster Meat

Sandwich – Caprese Panini: Ciabatta bread, Mozzarella, Tomato, and Pesto Genovese

From the Sea – Black Risotto with Seafood: Age-Old Recipe of Risotto Painted with Squid Ink

Click here to visit The Top Bar page and view the menus!

Do you have a favourite cocktail that you think we should add to our list? We love some creativity! Tell us on Facebook or tweet us on Twitter!

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Our Top Ten Travel Resources (We love their tweets!)

Read a travel magazine while traveling... why not? [Source of photo]

We all have our favourite travel publications that we like to turn to for the latest travel tips, great deals, and inspiring stories. Whether you're planning a trip, on the computer and needing some travel inspiration, or you want to escape with a good read and a cup of hot chocolate, here are top 10 travel resources that we think are amazing (we also included their Twitter name and bio!):

1. Travel+ Leisure Magazine @TravelandLeisure
Travel + Leisure explores the places, ideas and trends that define modern global culture.

2. Condé Nast Traveler @CNTraveler
Truth in Travel is their guiding principle: Condé Nast Traveler always pays its own way, and, as much as possible, its correspondents travel anonymously.

3. National Geographic Traveler @NatGeoTraveler
Traveler championed sustainable travel before it was cool and, eight times annually, celebrates journeys that are about place, experience, culture and authenticity.

4. The Guardian @GuardianTraveler
The latest travel news, insider guides, emerging destinations, new hotels and travel trends from The Guardian UK.

5. Business Travel News @BTNonline
Business Travel News is the premier source for corporate travel news, research, analysis and intelligence, and has been for more than 25 years.

6. Frommer's Travel Guides @FrommersTravel
Frommer's Travel: The best trips start here!

7. Lonely Planet @lonelyplanet
Tweeting (& retweeting) the best in travel. 1. Follow us. 2. Tag your tweets with #lp 3. We read your posts 4. We re-tweet the best of them

8. Outpost Magazine @outpostmagazine
Outpost Magazine Online is a virtual meeting place for you and everybody else out there hungry for a travel magazine that is as adventurous as you are.

9. Luxury Travel Magazine @luxurytravelmag
World's best hotels, destinations and travel experiences.

10. Los Angeles Times Travel @latimestravel
The LA Times Travel crew curate tips + deals for a restless Tweetosphere.

Because we only had room for top 10 and we wanted a variety – who else do you think should definitely be on our list? Let us know on Facebook or Twitter and all the other social media tools we use!

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Top 8 Travel Tips For the New and Experienced Travelers

Some extra planning won’t hurt. [Source of photo]

Whether you’re a seasoned traveller or someone who is just embarking on a new journey, you will continue to learn new ideas on how to enhance your experience. We’ve put together our top 8 travel tips to you and hope you get to use them when you travel and visit one of our hotels:

Plan ahead: If you have an idea when you will take a vacation next year, plan now. Pick a location and book your flight ticket, you’ll be surprised how much of a difference the price is a few months before the trip and a year before. Familiarize yourself with the trip destination so you can save for your travel budget. Transportation and food will be the bulk of expenses.

It’s better to travel light: Lay out everything you want to bring on your bed so you have a visual idea of how much you’re bringing instead of just stuffing them in your suitcase. Check what the weather’s like at your destination, review your travel itinerary and only bring things that you think are necessary with a few extra options. Don’t forget, you can always buy a new shirt or skirt there if you like. How do you know you’ve packed too much? Make sure to leave a little bit of room in your suitcase just in case you need to bring back some souvenirs or you might just want to buy something for yourself!

Pack an emergency carry-on: Let’s cross fingers that this wouldn’t happen but with long distance flights, there are transfers and waits; what if you miss your flight or they lose your luggage? To save yourself some money and hassle, pack some emergency clothing and toiletries in your carry-on: contact solutions, make-up remover, toothbrush, extra underwear, etc. You’ll thank yourself later if you are ever stranded at a foreign airport.

Make sure you have your important documents: Passport, identification cards, flight ticket, cash, credit card, and information of your hotel. If they have the hotel information in the destination’s language, print it out as well. Some taxi drivers in foreign countries might not speak English and it’s best to show them the name and address of the hotel than you hoping they understood what you said.
Also make a few photocopies of your passport and keep it separated of your other documents. In case of lost/stolen belongings and in case the hotel reception needs the data you don’t have to leave your passport.

Bring some light entertainment and nourishments: Bring a book to read that you don’t mind giving away later if you are on a long distance flight. Carry your mp3 player with you to practice speaking the foreign language and some light tunes while you’re waiting for your next flight. Pack a granola bar just in case you really can’t stomach the airplane meals. It’s okay to bring some personal items with you on a trip; we all need something from home we like to hold on to!

Reach Out: Arrange for your airlines to email, text message or to call you with flight changes. Many travel companies and airlines are actually on Twitter now as well, so you can have the latest updates not only on last minute changes, but also everyday deals for future references.

Keep an Open Mind: You’re in a foreign country and who knows when you’ll be back? Try their local cuisines, attempt to speak the language, and experience things that you have never tried before. If you have never sailed before, take a shot at it! You will later appreciate what you have tried and go home with some great stories.

Relax and Have Fun:
Traveling can be stressful but you might as well have fun. You are traveling in a foreign country where you are having a whole new learning experience. Have fun and enjoy yourself and make it a goal to make your trip as pleasurable for you as possible.

What else would you add on our travel list? We’d love to hear some more and compile more travel tip posts! Find us on Facebook and Twitter to see our daily updates of the latest travel articles and Suncani Hvar updates.

Friday, 29 October 2010

Make Hvar your Culinary Location

Hvar Experience: Taste Hvar!
Deep down, we are all “foodies” - or in other terms, “enthusiasts of food.” One of the most exciting aspects of traveling overseas is trying new exotic culinary dishes. Hvar is not only a relaxing island away from your busy city life, but they also offer extraordinary Dalmatian cuisine. Are you ready for a tasty adventure of good food (or spiza as the locals would say)?

Hvar is along the Dalmatian coast and meals along this coast are heavily influenced by their Italian ancestry. The meals usually start with a pasta dish such as the always popular black risotto made with squid ink sauce. Most of the food is boiled and very light, and seasoned with homemade olive oil and seasonal herbs like chopped parsley.
Dalmatian cuisine relies heavily on the fresh fish and seafood that are caught but meat isn't forgotten. Thin slices of smoked Dalmatian ham are often on the appetizer list. Dalmatian pasticada is a meat stew (beef stuffed with lard and roasted in wine and spices) served with gnocchi.

As Hvar is famous for its wine, you can pair wine with any meal that you eat in this town. Don't forget dessert where you can try pećica na tećicu which is fresh goat's cheese fried with sugar and rožata - a juicy egg and milk pudding.

Suncani Hvar Hotels offers an amazing Taste Hvar package where all your senses will be taken on a gentle aromatic walk and culinary island picnic. You will join a Hvar botanist who guides you through the island's lush hills and valleys. Learn from his botanical knowledge as he helps you gather a variety of herbs and introduce you to a new world of aromatic wonders. Then enjoy a picnic lunch to use the herbs you have collected and spice up your meal.
Everything just sounds delicious.

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Island of Hvar – Your Paradise Wedding Destination

If you are a couple looking for that special place to be married and you love adventure and romance, then look no further than Hvar! Medieval towns, palaces, ancient walls and castles will create romantic and exciting settings to make your wedding memorable for you and your closest friends and family.

Getting married in Hvar gives you the perfect opportunity to honeymoon throughout the beautiful country of Croatia or cruise on the Adriatic Sea. A stone’s throw from Italy, Austria, Hungary and Greece, it gives everyone the convenience to expand their travel after your big day.

This romantic island is a great place for your marriage ceremony. It is one of the few places where you can escape from the big city life and catch your breath and relax.
Hvar spreads out 80 km from west to east and it is truly paradise for its tourists. The two main towns are Hvar and Stari Grad. Hvar is the biggest city on the island called the “Croatian Madeira”.

Worried about rain on your wedding day? Hvar receives more than 2724 hours of sunshine each year, more than anywhere else in the country! Medieval Hvar is a small town that lies between protective pine-covered slopes and the azure Adriatic Sea.

If you are looking to organize a wedding in Hvar, you need look no further than the Suncani Hvar Hotels. For the most special day of both the bride and groom’s lives, we ensure that every aspect, from the menu and music to the flowers on the tables, is absolutely perfect. Our banqueting team is thoroughly versed in wedding management and will see that you receive a wedding in Hvar that exceeds your greatest expectations and desires.

There are a number of invaluable services that we provide:

• Availability of all our service staff as well as the assistance of an experienced Reception Advisor
• A small gift commemorating your special day
• Secure parking for guests
• We will be happy to assist with the printing of guest lists and place cards for the main table
• Our magnificent gardens and terraces are freely available for your wedding day photographs

Take a look at these pictures and just imagine your own magical Mediterranean wedding!

To arrange a personal consultation with one of our wedding reception coordinators, please contact us at +385 (0) 21 750 750 or e-mail to

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Why have a Business Conference Overseas

With huge advancements in technology and the Internet, it seems easier than ever to have meetings and conversations on Skype. However, as we are all social creatures, we still need that face-to-face interaction. Most importantly, a physical meeting where you can shake the hand or smile at your client and colleague can really solidify your working relationship. If you are the go-to person to hold business conferences for your company, why not consider having it overseas?

International Perspective: A business conference for your trade or industry would be beneficial to your company. Consider having a business conference where you invite various individuals from around the world. By having international members, you could create a worldly event where your guests can be exposed to various perspectives.

Professionalism: By having a conference overseas, you are really making an impression of how you can orchestrate an event abroad. Don’t worry; grand overseas locations are used to having events organized from another city. They will cater to your needs and things will run smoothly!

Creative Ideas: A unique event location equals creativity. By having your conference at a different location, you can get out of mundane work days and instead have open air meetings and develop teambuilding workshops.

Work Hard, Play Hard: It’s a great excuse to travel overseas... it really is. Relax, it’s okay to both work and have fun at the same time.

Wondering where you can hold your international conference? Suncani Hvar Hotels have the perfect locations for you. With 24-hour concierge service and state of the art facilities, we will make your conference a professional and memorable experience at an incredible business space. Doesn’t having a meeting and then going for a luxury massage right afterwards sound fantastic?

Click here for our Meetings, incentives, conferences and events e-brochure to find out how you can make this heavenly town the next location for your future conference.

For more information, please contact:

Hvar office:
Dolac 2, 21450 Hvar
Tel: +385(0)21 750 750
Fax: +385(0)21 750 751

Zagreb sales & marketing office:
Radnička cesta 39, 10000 Zagreb
Tel: +385(0)1 6123 804
Fax: +385(0)1 6123 816

Monday, 25 October 2010

We're all over Social Media

Our Facebook Page!

Whether it's globe-trotting news, travel tips, or a special deal from our hotels, Suncani Hvar Hotels keeps you informed with what matters to you when it comes to travel and discovering new ways you can make your dream vacation a reality.

Through our tweets on Twitter or status changes on Facebook, we can provide you with choices that help you make smarter travel decisions. We’re on Social Media so you can always be updated with what's going on, on whichever platform you prefer.

Facebook: Our Facebook page is filled with timely updates on travel news and the latest packages from Suncani Hvar Hotels. You can also see videos and photos of our latest events. Not only that, there are also amazing pictures of our fans from their visits to Hvar! We just added a “Blog” tab where you can see all the latest posts from our blog – just press follow and you'll receive the latest updates!

Twitter: Are you a Tweet Geek? We update our Twitter page several times a day so you will never miss a beat of what’s going on with our hotels. Our tweets are perfect for the person on the go.

YouTube: Did you know we have a YouTube channel? We totally do, and if you’re not keen on reading text and looking at photos, then you must watch our videos. We just uploaded a video featuring the Wine Festival we hosted in September – go check it out!

Suncani Hvar Hotels Blog: Need more information? Our blog posts feature a wide range of information that will encourage you to travel! Read more on experiencing our Yoga Retreats, spotting celebrities in Hvar, planning your perfect destination wedding, and more!

Don't forget, you can visit our website and telephone, email, and Skype chat us with any of your questions!

Monday, 18 October 2010

Let Them Drink Wine – the Wine Festival in Hvar

Arsenal at the Main Square

Suncani Hvar Hotels hosted the first Wine Festival of its kind in the region during September and to say it was a success is an understatement. An event that lasted for three days, guests visited local vineyards to experience the authentic flavor and aroma of Hvar.

Guests included members of the Hvar winemakers association, local residents of the town, and foreign tourists. They all came together to celebrate the local wines while being introduced to the Hvar culture and beautiful landscapes.

During the three days, attendees enjoyed a grand reception at the Palace Hotel, tasted amazing food, harvested wine grapes, listened to great stories, and experienced fabulous entertainment by local groups; and of course, they tasted delicious local wines!

On the last night of the Wine Festival, guests came together for the big event – Arsenal held at the Main Square. It was a wine tasting of all the best wines of Hvar hosted by local wine producers. Other than the delicious finger food, amazing Hvar art, and authentic Hvar products, there was also entertainment provided by local vocal group Klapa Galesnik and ensemble Bagulin.

There was such a great response and attendance that we might consider making it a traditional event, what do you think? Did you attend our 1st Hvar Wine Festival? Will you come back to Hvar for our Wine festival next time? Tell us on Facebook and tweet us, we'd love to hear what you think!

Click here for the Hvar Wine Festival video and see it all in motion!

The testimonials of guests that joined us at the Hvar Wine Festival:
Parry (Seatle, USA): We love it! We are on our honeymoon and this is our first time in Croatia. We picked the grapes, enjoyed the wine, which are a bit sweeter then US wines.. We are already planning a trip back!
Guest (Zurich, Switzerland): Very friendly country, with good food and excellent wines. We didn't even know that the wines are that good. We'll definitely return.
Jonathan (journalist from UK): I am writing article about this part of Croatia. British know little about it and I think they should know more about islands, small towns, nice people..There is something magic about this island, and it is definitely worth investigating!

Friday, 15 October 2010

Need to de-stress? Time for Yoga.

Relax, breathe, and connect.

For me, yoga is not just a workout - it's about working on yourself” - Mary Glover

Stressed? Just breathe. It's time for a yoga retreat. Take time to de-stress, cultivate inner peace and reconnect with joy.

Whether you’re a new or experienced practitioner, taking a yoga retreat holiday may be one of the best things you'll ever do. You can take some time out and learn more about this peaceful activity.
Retreats generally offer free time each day and you can decide how to spend it. You can meditate in the morning, enjoy your all-natural meal, relax by the pool, and then detox in the sauna. You could jumpstart an exercise routine, practice breathing exercises, and then pamper yourself with a massage. These could be the days in your yoga retreat. Doesn't that sound wonderful?
Hvar is one of the best places for a yoga retreat. Not only will it allow you to travel overseas to escape from the day-to-day stress, but the town also offers a beautiful environment of breathtaking beaches and crystal blue seas that offer tranquility.
Suncani Hvar Hotels offer Renewal and Detox Yoga Retreats that you can personalize. You decide how your day goes. For your yoga holiday, you can choose from a variety of yoga classes, meditation, outdoor activities, and most importantly, you can have your private time.
The Renewal and Detox Yoga Retreat offered by Suncani Hvar Hotels includes:
• 5 or 7 nights accommodation at the Adriana in a superior room
• Adriana’s delicious vegetarian meals (breakfast, brunch and dinner)
• Daily morning and afternoon yoga classes
• Guided outdoor activities*
• Evening events
• Use of amenities: pool, fitness room, private seafront terrace, walking and sightseeing trails, and more.
*Spaces for outdoor activities are limited and require advance sign-up at the reception

5-day packages start from 439 € per person if sharing superior double room / 590 € per person in superior single room
7-day packages start from 599 € per person if sharing superior double room / 799 € per person in superior single room

For reservations please contact us at or +385(0)21750750

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Hvar - Playground of the Rich and Famous

Over the past few years, Hvar has become the ultimate playground for the rich and famous, attracting celebrities such as Steven Spielberg, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kevin Spacey and Eva Longoria who celebrated her wedding anniversary with husband, Tony Parker.

These days, it wouldn’t be unusual to see Sharon Stone or Paris Hilton sipping a mojito in one of Hvar’s trendy harbor front bars. Celebrities like to visit Hvar because they are left alone. Bill Gates and Clint Eastwood sail in on their yachts and no one pays any attention. No one cares. There are no paparazzi, no fans, and no autographs.

It is rumored that James Bond actor, Daniel Craig visited the island of Hvar in 2005 after filming scenes for Casino Royale in Serbia and Montenegro. George Clooney has also returned to the island after his first visit in 2004 while filming Oceans Twelve.

Hvar also attracts Royalty every year;. Princess Caroline of Monaco and the Saudi Royal Family are also rumored to spend their summers on the island or anchored in one of many harbors on their luxurious yachts.

In August 2010, Formula 1 CEO, Bernie Ecclestone hosted a VIP party on his yacht in Hvar’s Harbor. Guests included Formula 1 World Champion, Michael Schumacher, Italian designer, Valentino and billionaire, Roman Abramovich.

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Monday, 11 October 2010

Why You should Choose Hvar for your Destination Wedding

Destination Wedding that is Chic and Elegant
Suddenly, you're engaged. Now what? Let the wedding planning begin! The process of organizing your dream wedding will take a lot of time, so start with your major needs. Where you hold your wedding is important because the location can determine everything: decor, invitations, food, and even the bride's wedding dress (which is the most important dress of her life).

Love to travel or just like to get away? A destination wedding is definitely an option for you. Invite your friends and family members to celebrate this joyous occasion with you. Be among first that will discover Hvar, before it become a popular wedding location for various important reasons:

Effortless Romantic Atmosphere – with surrounding clear sparkly blue seas, it continuously holds the reputation as one of the most beautiful islands in the world. Hvar is known to be one of the sunniest places in the world – one less worry of whether it'll rain on your wedding day!

Many Venue Options – Hvar offers various choices in terms of where you want to hold your wedding. You can say your vows on the pebble breathtaking beaches, in a chic Suncani Hvar restaurant with bayside ambiance, romantic Venetian terrace at the Palace or even on the classic marble streets in the Town Square.

Honeymoon at the Same Time – by having a destination in Hvar, you can have your honeymoon at the same time! You can have your ceremony and celebration on one day, then go off the next day to enjoy the other activities that Hvar has to offer such as Kiteboarding, speedboating, and hiking!

Most importantly, Hvar will make your wedding an unforgettable memory. It will be the place where you had the most important and the most beautiful day of your life.

Suncani Hvar Hotels offer tailor made approach to make your wedding a stress-free one. What is your perfect destination wedding? Leave a comment on this post, tell us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and tweet us!

Thursday, 30 September 2010

Celebrate St. Stephen’s Day in Hvar

Night time at the Town Square

September and October are the months of splattering rain and chill winds – so why not get away to an island filled with sunshine bliss? We promise you wouldn’t need an umbrella!

October is actually a fantastic month to visit Hvar. On October 2nd, this harbor town celebrates its patron saint and protector St. Stephen; hence, St. Stephen’s Day. On this day, you can go visit the places that are dedicated to him such as the Town Square and the St. Stephen Cathedral.

The Town Square is said to be one of the most beautiful and largest squares in Croatia. Measuring at 4500 square meters, it is filled with local eateries, shops, and cafés. The town has developed around this square and it is definitely where all the festivities will happen. Don’t forget to take a camera!

You can also visit a grand architecture dedicated to St. Stephen. Said to be the most impressive building in Hvar, the Cathedral of St. Stephen is located on the eastern side of the Town Square. It was built from the 13th -18th century on the site of an early 6th century Christian Church and considered a gem of late Renaissance Dalmatian architecture with impressive interiors and richly decorated facades.

Does October in Hvar sound appealing now? Then take this opportunity to see how you can stay at our Suncani Hotels as we offer special rates for the fall season. For example, from September 20th until October 8th, Amfora superior rooms are available from only 125€!

For more information on all of the Suncani Hotels’ special offers, please click here.

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Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Conference Rooms, Banquet Halls, Meeting & Board Rooms For All Your Event Needs

When planning a meeting, incentive event, conference or exhibition, you need to look for a fresh destination that will “wow” your clients, partners, employees and customers. At the same time, you need an affordable venue that can handle all the details of your event and make it a success. Here’s why Suncani Hvar Hotels are the perfect choice!

Although tourism to Croatia is rapidly increasing every year, there’s a good chance that the majority of your clients, guests or colleagues still have not been here! Croatia is easily accessible from international gateways and is just short flight away from dozens of major European cities.

The island of Hvar, in particular, has a stunning and luxurious coastline and a unique fusion of Central European and Mediterranean culture. Over the past few years, Hvar has become the ultimate playground for the rich and famous, attracting celebrities such as Steven Spielberg, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kevin Spacey and Eva Longoria who recently celebrated her wedding anniversary with husband, Tony Parker, in Hvar.

Not only is Hvar beautiful, it’s different and truly a place that will resonate in the memories of you and your attendees long after the event is over. Amfora, our grand beach resort, has everything you need to make your conference or meeting a success, including:

• Grand ballroom: over 370 m2 of flexible space with movable walls (divisible into 3 rooms with daylight)
• Terrace ballroom: over 320 m2 of flexible space with movable walls (divisible into 2 rooms with daylight)
• Complete on-site A/V services
• Separate entrance for the conference centre
• Close proximity to guest rooms and leisure areas
• 10 meeting rooms (groups of 10 to 40 delegates)
• 2 outdoor function spaces (groups up to 550 delegates)

After the work is done, your group can stroll down Amfora’s private beach and experience the best food Croatia has to offer at Bonj 'les bains' (a 1930s style architectural gem) or at Maestral, our yacht deck restaurant. Without a doubt Suncani Hvar Hotels hosts the most exclusive restaurants on the island, providing vibrant ambiences and savory dishes, with local ingredients and spectacular views.

Want to get away from the distractions of other tourist hotspots? Take advantage of having your own private venue by renting out Riva – our chic, luxury boutique hotel. Eight suites, 46 guest rooms, Roots restaurant and BB Club are all yours alone for the duration of your event!

No matter if you choose to stay at Amfora, Riva or Adriana – our Experience Hvar program offers an incredibly diverse range of professionally guided excursions and activities, including ones designed especially for groups! We also offer a number of special deals for large groups, meetings and conferences. Take a look here.

Visit our website for more information and to see more photos of our beautiful hotels and meeting spaces. To inquire about hosting your next meeting, conference or event in Hvar, contact us at
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Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Extend Your Summer on the Sunniest Island in the Mediterranean

Autumn may officially arrive this week but not here in Hvar. The change in seasons traditionally marks the transition from summer into winter but on the sunniest island in the Mediterranean, when you arrive; expect to fall in love with this bright and sunny emerald in the Adriatic Sea where the water is crystal clear. With 2715 hours of sunshine each year, tourists from all over the world visit Hvar not only during the summer but also throughout the year.

Why not extend your summer with us on the island of Hvar? Whether you wish to relax and unwind by the pool, indulge in a massage or participate in guided excursions, activities and programs, look no further than Suncani Hvar Hotels. No matter if you’re travelling individually, with your partner, or with your family – we’ve got activities for you! Here are some highlights!

Our Sea in the Sky

Enclosed by a unique canopy system enabling it to both open air and indoor, taking a dip in Adriana’s heated seawater pool is like swimming in a sea in the sky. Surrounded by a spacious deck with captivating views of Hvar’s city, hills, and bay, guests can take a break and enjoy an invigorating swim, read a book, or just relax in the sun.

Escape Into Relaxation

Located within the Adriana hotel, Sensori Spa is the first full-service international spa in the Croatian islands as well as a member of the Leading Spas of the World.

Sensori Spa will introduce you to the concept of holistic wellness, offering services and experiences that will help you live healthier and feel more renewed in addition to making you look your best. Indulge your senses in unique spa experiences that you can see, hear, touch, taste smell and feel.

Sensori Spa offers both indoor and outdoor facilities, a full array of wet and dry treatment rooms, a VIP spa suite, nail salon, lounges, movement studio, whirlpool, signature steamrooom and rooftop seawater pool!

Journey Through Time

Explore the most culturally rich spots in town with our Hvar Town Special and discover the historical legacy of the island. The town citadel, medieval walls, monasteries and palaces await you! You can also take a tour of Stari Grad. With beautiful Greek antiquity, the town is filled with white stone houses and an atmosphere that often turns visitors into residents!

Sightseeing tours are also available for Vrboska (known as “Little Venice” of Hvar island) Jelsa (one of the largest towns on the island) and Pitve (a quaint village). Read more information about these tours here. Private tours of the island are also possible by request.

Are you a history buff? Hvar holds a special place in the history of Croatia, being one of the centers of Croatian literature during the Renaissance. Prominent writers in Hvar included Petar Hektorović and Hanibal Lucić. Today, in Stari Grad, tourists can Tvrdalj Castle, the fortress/summer villa that was home to Petar Hektorović and architectonically designed by him as well. Another famous Hvar resident was Ivan Vučetić, a police official, who perfected dactyloscopy, the identification method by fingertips.

Check out the full list of all our Hvar Experience activities and ideas here and enjoy all the perks that come along with being a guest of Suncani Hvar Hotels!

Experience an unforgettable end of summer island holiday. Treat yourself, or a loved one, to one of our special offers where superior rooms are available from 99€. There is something for everyone!

Friday, 3 September 2010

Restaurants in Hvar

The Croatian island of Hvar has carved out a modest niche with its traditional cuisine, and tiny 'restaurants' – little more than a few tables in somebody's house – offering simple but delicious fare.

"Pomalo" (meaning slowly, or little by little) is the word exchanged between locals as they go about their daily routines in Hvar. "Pomalo", they say to each other as their paths cross on the way to the fields and vineyards. "Pomalo" when they meet in the shade of the palm trees to watch the ships in the harbor and gossip over a morning coffee. "Pomalo" as they discuss the night catch at the fishmongers, or pass on the way home from the market with fresh food for lunch swinging in plastic bags. Perhaps it's this frequently repeated advice, as much taken as given, that is responsible for the relaxed, timeless atmosphere that dominates Hvar – that is central to its cuisine.

Hvar is probably best known for two main things, its weather and its food. Traditional cooking and the island's laid-back feel, combined with an understanding and appreciation of fresh produce and fish, makes Hvar cuisine so delightful. The people of this Croatian island are far from lazy, but they do follow their own rhythm – a lifestyle dictated by the seasons, weather, and the simple fact of being surrounded by a vast blue sea – and the food is equally straightforward and authentic.

In Hvar Town itself, restaurants are plentiful, especially by the piazza, flanked by bars and eateries, serving the ubiquitous pasta and pizza, but also local Dalmatian delicacies such as octopus salad, black risotto, boiled langoustines, brodetto fish stew and lobster pasta, usually sided by aubergine and pepper. Above in the winding narrow alleyways of the tiny old town, the Menego Tavern serves its own wine and specialties like ‘drunk figs.’

Without a doubt Suncani Hvar Hotels hosts the most exclusive restaurants on the island, providing vibrant ambiences and savory dishes, with local ingredients and spectacular views. The Val Marina restaurant at the Hotel Adriana boasts mouth-watering dishes such as the octopus tempura, lobster carpaccio and truffle pasta as well as offering the chef’s selection of the daily catch.

Day or night, an idyllic romantic setting at a Suncani Hvar Hotel is just steps away. The signature eatery of the Amfora Grand Beach Resort is the Maestral Yacht Deck Restaurant, named after the region's pleasant, westerly breeze. The Maestral offers the finest aspects of a traditional Dalmatian konoba and sets them to unsurpassed bayside ambiance. Here you'll savor Dalmatia's grilled specialties and fine wines in a romantic atmosphere accentuated by teak wood and candlelight.

The unsurpassed ambiance provided by Bonj 'les bains' turn-of-the-century architecture and marvel at the wide-open view of Amfora Bay from its Steak and sea-food restaurant makes it Hvar’s premiere spot for fine dining and lounging. Bonj’s irresistible charm, delicious food and romantic atmosphere is simply a winning combination that will make you love it at very first sight.

Far from the traditions of Croatia and the island of Hvar, within the Riva Yacht Harbour Hotel, lays the European renowned Japanese restaurant, Sora. The philosophy of food at Sora is to offer a contemporary, sophisticated twist on the traditional Japanese style of eating. The concept behind Sora cuisine is to deliver an authentic flavor of the east while respecting the traditions of the past.

We would love to hear from you about your dining experiences on the island of Hvar. Please send us your recommendations for restaurants and favorite dishes through our Facebook page; you can also follow us on Twitter.

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Sailing in Hvar

The island of Hvar offers innumerable bays and coves, glorious unspoiled beaches, crystal clear turquoise waters, magnificent views, delicious gastronomy, and the Croatian Mediterranean climate balmy enough to grow palms, vines and olives. It is not difficult to see why Hvar is becoming a very popular holiday destination, and one of the best ways to enjoy the coastal sites is by cruising on a boat.

Located in the most beautiful part of the Adriatic Sea, Hvar is a world of luxury and style. Suncani Hvar Hotels and Blue Yachts Charter has partnered together to bring you a unique holiday experience, cruising the Adriatic on one of our internationally acclaimed yachts and/or powerboats.

The strategic relationship between Suncani Hvar Hotels and Blue Yachts means that we can place particular emphasis on understanding your unique requirements so we can tailor fit the yacht and crew to bring you an elegant, luxurious and unforgettable experience.

Explore Croatia’s Adriatic paradise. Learn more about Croatia Blue Yachts‘ Charter Fleet:

Sunseeker Yacht 82
The luxurious Yacht 82 is designed and built by Sunseeker International and has the most highly engineered support systems and accommodation option. Yacht 82 is the choice for extended cruising and sailing in the Adriatic in unique style and luxury. Accommodation includes a superb double berth master stateroom with fully equipped en-suite facilities, a VIP guest stateroom with an en-suite shower room, two additional guest cabins and aft cabin quarters for captain and crew.

Cobalt Bow Rider 302
Cobalt Bow Rider 302 is a 9.6m long fast boat with swimming platform, deck shower and rear cockpit sunbathing area. It is ideal for a full day or half day rental.

Sea Doo Challenger 230
Sea Doo Challenger 230 is a 7.16m long fast boat with swimming platform, rear cockpit sunbathing area and built-in cooler. It is ideal for a full day or half day rental.

Sea Doo Speedster 200
Sea Doo Speedster 200 is a 6m long fast boat with swimming platform, rear cockpit sunbathing area and built-in cooler. It is ideal for a full day or half day rental.

Hvar and other Croatian islands are pearls of unspoiled nature just waiting to be discovered. We also offer Yacht & Stay Packages for 3, 4 and 5 days at the Adriana Spa Hotel, Croatia’s first and only member of The Leading Small Hotels of the World.

For all inquiries about rental, pricing, itinerary or any other aspects of our yachting services, please contact our yacht specialists at

Friday, 20 August 2010

The Unique Wines of Hvar

With the Hvar Wine Festival quickly approaching, we thought it would be a good idea to introduce you further to the distinct Croatian wines that make the island of Hvar so famous!
The vineyards on the southern side of the island are famous for red wine produced from the Plavac Mali grape – a cross between ancestral Zinfandel and Dobričić grapes.

The wines produced from this region commonly contain flavors and aromas of blackberries, dark cherries, pepper and spices. The flavour of the Plavac Mali grape varies depending on how and where it is grown. When grown in more of a New World style it can pick up Zinfandel qualities – deep and intensely flavorful. When grown in the traditional Old World style, it is much lighter. The body isn’t as thick and it has a smooth finish, pairing well with meals.

The central plain between Stari Grad and Jelsa is famous for its white wines. One of the most famous white wines is Bogdanusa, a delicious white wine that compliments all seafood dishes. There are many others such as Ivan Dolac, Zlatan plavac and Dobrogost.
At the Hvar Wine Festival, you’ll have an opportunity to tour the vineyards and sample these amazing wines, while also experiencing authentic Hvar food and entertainment. Check out more details about the wine festival here.
We are offering exclusive wine festival packages from as low as €249 per person! For more information, visit the Suncani Hvar Hotels website.

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Friday, 13 August 2010

Hvar Wine Festival – September 16th – 19th, 2010

Suncani Hvar Hotels is hosting the first wine festival of its kind in the region, on the sun rich island of Hvar. This amazing, three-day event will celebrate local wines and introduce you to the beautiful landscapes and traditions of Hvar.
The Hvar Wine Festival will start with a welcome reception at the terrace of The Palace hotel with light finger food and traditional local drinks being served. A live band will provide the entertainment for the evening.
After breakfast, take a trip to one of Hvar’s most prominent wine producers, followed by a picnic lunch in the majestic vineyard, overlook the picturesque landscapes and enjoy interesting stories from your host. In the late afternoon, a trip to the Main Square Piazza for an exhibition of local works of art, authentic souvenirs, homemade cakes and lots of purely Hvar products. End the night with a Gala dinner at The Palace, local food will be served with the best local wines and live entertainment provided by a local group, Bagulin.
Watch the sunrise over the sea as you enjoy a continental breakfast before setting off on a bus island tour to Stari Grad, Vrboska, Jelsa and other small villages on the island. There will be plenty of chances to experience the unique flavors of the local grapes that make Hvar so famous, including a tasting at the wine cellar owned by Andro Tomić where appetizers will be served and entertainment will be provided by a performance of local actors.
The pièce de résistance will be hosted in the Main Square, a wine tasting of all Hvar’s best wines hosted by local wine producers. Finger food will be served and entertainment will be provided by local vocal group Galešnik, and traditional Hvar dance performed by Šaltin.
We are offering exclusive wine festival packages from as low as €299 per person! For more information, visit the Suncani Hvar Hotels website.

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Monday, 9 August 2010

Why Hvar?

When thinking about a European vacation, many people are quick to name the most famous Mediterranean hotspots: Spain, Italy, France or Greece. Each one of these places is filled with rich history and undeniable beauty, but some of the most beautiful beaches and stunning coastlines belong to a different Mediterranean jewel: Croatia.
The island of Hvar is the sunniest island in Croatia, and one of the sunniest spots in Europe, boasting over 2715 hours of sunlight in an average year. Hvar has routinely been voted one of the ten most beautiful islands in the world and is quickly becoming one of the trendiest summer destinations. Recently Eva Longoria Parker and her husband, NBA superstar Tony Parker celebrated their third wedding anniversary in Hvar, partying at the Carpe Diem nightclub!,,20400864,00.html
Hvar is also one of the two most famous winemaking zones in Croatia. The southern side of the island is home to vineyards famous for their red wines, produced from the Plavac Mali grape, while the central plain between Stari Grad and Jelsa is famous for its white wines. Suncani Hvar Hotels first Wine festival, from September 16th - 19th, celebrates local wines, but even more so Hvar's tradition, the way of living on the island and all the joy that it brings.
Suncani Hvar Hotels offer an authentic Mediterranean experience combined with a unique sense of luxury and glamour that we have infused into each location. For example, our Adriana hotel, Croatia’s first and only member of The Leading Small Hotels of the World, offers the one-of-a-kind Sensorí spa. Integrating design elements inspired by the sensuous island environment, the Sensorí spa features both indoor and outdoor amenities on three levels, including outdoor terraces for massage, yoga and relaxation.
Hvar features all the best the Mediterranean has to offer: a rich history and unique culture alongside stunning landscapes, some of the best wine in the world and luxurious vacation resorts.

So, why Hvar? Well, we think the real question is…why not?

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Suncani Hvar Hotels – Before and After

We’ve always known that Croatia is one of the most beautiful places in the world. So when Orco Property Group became the property managers of Suncani Hvar Hotels five years ago, we made it our mission to transform the hotels, making them as beautiful and stunning as the beaches they stood upon.
We renovated 450 hotel rooms throughout our various hotels: Amfora, Riva and Adriana, including private beach club Bonj les bains. We transformed each location into a unique getaway, each having their own unique style, personality and breath-taking views. But don’t take our word for it – see for yourself!
Amfora before

Amfora after

Bonj before

Bonj after

Adriana before

Adriana after

Riva before

Riva after

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