ACI SAIL – Sail to future

Photo: Studio Borlenghi / ACI Sail ACI SAIL Sail to future ACI’s new project combines its well-established tradition of organising regattas, the Adriatic as a great sailing destination and the state-of-the-art ClubSwan 36 sailing boats in a new and unique sailing experience in Croatia The rise of social media popularity has introduced the word influencer […]


Photo: Studio Borlenghi / Nautor’s Swan THE SEA IS OUR PLAYGROUND With the world’s largest fleet of six ClubSwan 36 innovative sailing boats, ACI Sail offers all sea lovers and sailing enthusiasts an experience that has so far been reserved only for professional sailors Why do we sail? In most cases, the answer is passion. […]


Photo: Studio Borlenghi / ACI Sail PASSION FOR SAILING ACI Sail ClubSwan 36 Training Centre offers all sailing enthusiasts, both amateurs and professionals, a chance to improve their sailing abilities, push their own boundaries and find immense pleasure in this activity. In addition to our love of the sea, passion for sailing and a long […]


Photo: ACI Archive SAILING EXCELLENCE Ivan Kljaković Gašpić, ACI Sail project manager The project manager of ACI Sail Ivan Kljaković Gašpić is one of the best Croatian sailors. Bambi, as he is known in the world of sailing – a nickname he was given as a boy – is a multiple European champion and world […]


Fotografija: Nautor`s Swan LEONARDO FERRAGAMO Nautor’s Swan & ACI share the same passion for sailing The partnership with ACI Sail is a great way to start developing and recognizing Croatia as a top regatta destination. We were delighted by the knowledge, dedication and vision the ACI people have got for this project. We have turned […]


Photo: Milica Czerny Urban TENA ŠTIVIČIĆ A TRIUMPH OF THE CROATIAN WRITER IN JAPAN “A Japanese director found my drama in a bookstore in New York and brought it to the glorious stage in Tokyo.” Tena Štivičić belongs to the most performed Croatian playwrights. She watched her dramas on stages across Europe, Canada, Turkey, Japan… […]


Photo: Sandra Vitaljić ZRINKA CVITEŠIĆ CROATIAN ACTRESS, STAR OF LONDON THEATRE “I feel that I can do anything now, that there isn’t a project I couldn’t tackle.” Despite being a star on both British and Croatian stages, Zrinka Cvitešić – and this can be seen in the passionate way she talks about it – actually […]


Photo: Ivan Ivanišević THE STORY OF… ZRNO SOLI The Zrno soli restaurant opened on 1 March 2011 and since then it has proudly been serving Croatian cuisine, prepared in a special way. It is situated in Split’s ACI marina, on the first floor, from where there is a beautiful million-dollar view of the 1700-year-old city […]

B1 PLAKATI – A place with a view

Photo: B1 plakati archives B1 PLAKATI A place with a view Advertisements in marinas are becoming more and more interesting. Information on local sights, good wine or a recommended restaurant, or on a product that a boater should try or a service they can use while on holiday is always welcome and valuable The B1 […]


Photo: František Hojdysz / ADRIATIC SUPERYACHT FORUM The most important players in Croatia A beautiful and indented coastline with more than a thousand islands, superb cuisine, safety, good transport connections, a large number of marinas, nice weather… All these are just some of the reasons why Croatia is one of the most desirable boating […]


Photo: Musto 11 th hour Racing THE EVEREST OF SAILING Musto is present at the world’s largest offshore races such as The Ocean Race, Clipper Round the World, Rolex Fastnet, Transat Jacques Vabre, Vendée Globe The Ocean Race, Clipper Round the World, Rolex Fastnet, Transat Jacques Vabre, Vendée Globe, Solitaire du Figaro etc. Some of […]


Photo: Sanlorenzo Adria SANLORENZO AND FRAUSCHER IN THE ADRIATIC! Master Yachting, established 1978 in Vienna was awarded the world’s best Lagoon distributor in 2019. They now bring Frauscher and Sanlorenzo to the Adriatic. Frauscher A lot has happened since Engelbert Frauscher realised his lifelong dream in 1927. With innovative ideas, excellent craftsmanship and a passion […]


Photo: Archives Old Pilot’s Gin BOTTLED ART The story of Old Pilot’s Gin is a story about Hrvoje Bušić and Tomislav Anadolac, two pilots who created the best gin in the world made from Croatian ingredients Many contemporary industrial giants owe a great deal to the garage as a place of creativity where something new, […]


Photo: Petar Fabijan BEING PETE RADOVICH Creative director at CBS and one of the key people of Super Bowl The Adriatic is my muse, my inspiration. Almost 70 per cent of the ideas I’ve used in my work were conceived while I was in Croatia. For Americans, the Super Bowl is the most important of […]


Photo: Arhiva Grada Dubrovnik MATO FRANKOVIĆ ACI Marina Dubrovnik has the greatest potential on the entire Adriatic coast The Croatian far south has its own tourist magnet – Dubrovnik. However, apart from the city, there are also the Elaphite Islands, which leave all our visitors breathless; fine cuisine and the clear sea are essentially what […]


Photo: Igor Turčinov Stijić – Murter LATEEN SAIL A lasting custodian of Croatian maritime heritage The Lateen Sail Project is an emotional departure from everything that today’s modern and sophisticated sails in our ports bring to mind, a sincere move towards heritage and everything that we once were, yet haven’t stopped being in our heart […]


Photo: Rijeka 2020 RIJEKA – EPK 2020 In 2020, Rijeka is the centre of European culture Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic and the recommended preventive epidemiological measures, the programs of the European Capital of Culture are adapting to the new situation. Numerous cultural and artistic programs of the European Capital of Culture will be […]

ZAGREB ADVENT – Let the magic begin

Photo: TZ Grad Zagreb, D. Rostuhar ZAGREB ADVENT Let the magic begin Although the tradition of holding Christmas markets is much longer in the Germanic world of Northern Europe, and the Zagreb Advent does not have a long history, it has quickly, in just a few years, become a big event that brings tourists from […]


Photo: D.Žunić / P. Fabijan ACI MARINA CRES The Cres beauty with a five-anchor rating – Nautical excellence on the island of Cres The construction of an outdoor swimming pool with a water area of 220 m2, including a cocktail bar and sun loungers, will improve the services that the marina offers; it also means […]


Photo: Blue nautica archives NO STRESS ZONE The unique museum under the sea, the beach and a water park The Via Crucis underwater museum is a private project run by the company Blue Nautica, the reputable diving school and the motor vessel charter firm from Trogir. Thematically, it is the only museum in the world […]


Photo: Bryon Powell (iRunFar) NIKOLINA ŠUSTIĆ I win 100km races, but enjoying the run is more important to me Nikolina Šustić is probably the fastest female electrical engineer in the world. This 32-year-old comes from Split and was, until recently, the 100km world champion, with the running time of seven hours and twenty minutes. That […]


Photo: Monster Energy VALENTINO ROSSI Forever young One of the world’s best motorcycle racers, also known as Il Dottore, has won nine World Championships in his career wearing the legendary number 46. Regardless of whether a World MotoGP Championship race is run in Italy, Spain, Japan or the heartland of Argentina, one thing is certain […]

LEWIS HAMILTON – the champion

Photo: Monster Energy LEWIS HAMILTON The champion The British Formula 1 driver has won six titles and is second only to Michael Schumacher on the all-time greats list In the past 70 seasons, the Formula One championships were won by 33 drivers, and only 16 of them were able to return to this pinnacle of […]


Photo: Audi mediacentar THE NEW AUDI Q7 Superior in every way The Audi Q7 has been given an all-round update – visually and on a technical level. This large SUV features the new design of the Q family and offers superb dynamics and excellent comfort in addition to its superior spaciousness. The mild hybrid technology, […]


By: Martinija Bekavac, Executive Director B1 PLAKATI Stimulating innovation in the media scene through changes B1 Plakati was started in 1998, at the time when high-quality and innovative communication channels were in short supply in the advertising market, and advertisers were looking for new ways of approaching clients. Having a clear vision helped the company […]

MMK Systems

MMK Systems Booking Manager MMK Systems is setting trends in yacht charter industry with its product Booking Manager. Booking Manager System is the largest global distribution system (GDS) in the yacht charter segment offering a total of 8,500 boats available in real time from 600 charter operators in 350 destinations around the world. Its thorough […]


Photo by: MUSTO Ltd MUSTO Fabric technologies The English sailing brand MUSTO is known worldwide for its high-quality products and modern materials they are made of. The UPF and UV protection What is the UPF and UV protection? The Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) rating indicates how many units of ultraviolet radiation a fabric blocks. This […]


Photo by: Boris Šćitar/Večernji list/PIXSELL IGOR ŠTAGLJAR A scientist who wants to stop cancer The Stagljar Lab. Sounds cool, doesn’t it? Almost like a band you expect to play some good rock music. Even its website is very much like a comic strip, dominated by an image of a superhero scientist in a white coat […]


Photo by: Claes Hultling private archives THE CLAES HULTLING STORY he founder of the Spinalis Foundation is seen by many as the Swedish Christopher Reeve because, since sustaining an injury to his spine, he has dedicated his life to researching spinal cord injuries and promoting better rehabilitation. Claes Hultling is the founder of and a […]


Photo by: Davor Žunić DAMIR SABOL Creator of Photomath, the most popular croatian application To do this interview for ACI magazine, Damir Sabol, the founder and owner of Photomath, arrived in his office on the 14th floor of a Zagreb high rise early in the morning, at a time when most employees’ desks were still […]


Photo by: Davor Žunić FRÉDÉRIC BEIGBEDER International literary star on life and death I’m 53 and have two small children; I want to live as long as possible. I’ve travelled the world and asked scientists to tell me how long I can actually survive. Although he came to Croatia for a very short time, only […]


Photo by: Petar Fabijan THE KARLIĆ FAMILY – TRUFFLE HUNTERS The oldest trufflers in Istria The Karlić family from Istria have been truffling for sixty years; today, tourists from all over the world join them in their Istrian truffle hunting. They were the first in the region to plant an oak tree nursery to cultivate […]


Photo by: Ana Roš and Hiša Franko archive ANA ROŠ World’s Best Female Chef An hour and a half before the start of the dinner at the first Zagreb fair of beauty and luxury – Zagreb Winter FairYtale – the chef Ana Roš is having a meeting with her team. She speaks softly, passionately and […]


Photo by: Ivan Maričić BALE The cosiest place to live in Istria Characterised by a small number of inhabitants, rich history and the Scandinavian-type cosy lifestyle, Bale is considered by many to be an unusual blend of what is best in Istria and what makes it unique and unparalleled. This is why many people think […]


Photo by: Ervin Silić KORNATI NATIONAL PARK The Kornati Islands is a group of islands that are scattered very closely to each other, more closely than in any other archipelago in the Adriatic, and their number is among the largest in the Mediterranean. Because of the outstanding beauty of the landscape, the interesting geomorphology, the […]


Photo by: Goran Stanzl/Pixsell INTERVIEW: KRISTJAN STANIČIĆ The director of the Croatian National Tourist Board Last year was yet another record-breaking year for Croatian tourism, with more than 106 million overnight stays. How important is boating as a tourist product for Croatian tourism and how does it affect the number of tourist arrivals and overnight […]


Photo by: Audi mediacenter SECOND-GENERATION AUDI Q3 Successful model with new strengths The new Audi Q3 is a family SUV with excellent and diverse talents. In its second generation, it appears not only visually more self-confident but also more spacious and versatile. In the same fashion as the Audi top-of-the-range models, it incorporates a fully […]


Photo by: Croatia Boat Show Archives THE CROATIA BOAT SHOW – SPLIT The Croatia Boat Show is once again among the 10 largest boat shows in the world Eight thousand clients around the world have received letters and brochures about the boat show along with their invitation In mid-April the Western Waterfront in Split puts […]

Zagreb Winter FairYtale

Photo by: ZG WinterFairYtale Archives Zagreb Winter FairYtale A fairy tale come true A unique exhibition of beautiful and valuable things, Zagreb Winter FairYtale, justified its title of the best indoor event at the Advent in Zagreb. The common thread of the many events at the fair is best exemplified by saying: Life is beautiful. […]


Photo by: ACI archives YOUR POST FOUNDATION AND ACI SAILING TOGETHER IN IČIĆI This year marks the second time that ACI and the Your Post Foundation have organised a sailing trip for children living in children’s residential homes. Along with those from children’s homes situated in the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County, Pula and Karlovac, we also […]


Photo by: ACI archive THE NEW ACI MARINA ROVINJ The largest investment in the history of ACI Construction work on the most modern and, considered by many, the most beautiful marina in the Adriatic, whose highest standards in design and technological solutions match those of world’s elite destinations, is over. We are happy to report […]


Photo by: Maistra RC44 A five-star sailing event Rovinj has been an haute nautical destination for more than 30 years. Rovinj has been Croatia’s top destination for a number of years. The unspoiled countryside, the Mediterranean climate, the indented coastline and numerous islands, the restaurant menus, recognised by none other than the Michelin team, the […]


Photo by: ACI archive IVICA KOSTELIĆ A new career in sailing When you have come out of the alley called Vu plavem trnaci, keep on going for a few hundred metres down the narrow country road, and voilà! You have come to the place where Ivica Kostelić, the celebrated Croatian skier, lives. Peace, nature and […]


Photo by: Christian Hartmann/REUTERS/PIXSELL ALBERTO CONTADOR The Spanish king of the mountains The good, the bad – El Pistolero Alberto Contador has never liked mediocrity. He would either win great bicycle races with style or lose them royally. El Pistolero, a nickname he got as a professional cyclist because he celebrated his victories like a […]


Photo by: Petar Fabijan ENRICO MAROTTI World surfer champion Last summer, Croatians celebrated the silver medal won at the World Cup tournament on streets and squares with enormous enthusiasm. Indeed, there are still those who will claim that the silver medal that the Croatian team brought home from Russia is just as good as the […]


Photo by: Nigel Marple/REUTERS/PIXSELL DENNIS CONNER Mr. America’s Cup People who have climbed to the top of the world in any field emanate a special kind of energy. Mentality, confidence, attitude and body movements in natural born winners are somehow different. Dennis Conner is just the exception that proves the rule. Although nearly eighty, in […]


Photo by: Petar Fabijan NENAD BAKIĆ Varteks must become the most innovative fashion house in Croatia In early 2018, on its 100th birthday, the former textile giant Varteks was on its last legs, burdened with debt, with workers leaving and retail sales decreasing. Nenad Bakić became the new Chairman of the Management Board. The well-known […]


Photo by: Manuel Kovšča MATEJA BENEDETTI Slovenian sustainable luxury fashion designer In each of my Benedetti Life collections, there is an underlying message about animal and plant species that humans have endangered. Rose Valley (Rožna dolina in Slovenian). The name calls to mind a place that is ideal for a person who enjoys being in […]


Photo by: Ford FORD IS BACK IN THE GAME In early 2018 a new team of people came to Ford with an important mission, to once again bring one of the world’s most important car brands back to the top. The first and crucial step was to establish a new and functional partner network in […]


Photo by: Jurica Galoić/PIXSELL DOMAGOJ ĐUKEC Head of Design for BMW Tailor of the best BMW suits In the past, some car designers were also called “tailors of steel”. The name comes from special versions of the Ferrari, Rolls Royce and similar exclusive cars that were tailor-made for customers. Domagoj Đukec, designer of Croatian origins, […]


Photo by: Pagani HORACIO PAGANI Automotive exotica His first workshop was in a small room at home, where he made car models out of wood and Nesquik tins; later, at the age of fourteen, he discovered the world of Leonardo da Vinci. Having explored the legacy of the greatest genius of the Renaissance, who made […]


Photo by: Uwe Dettmar IVAN ĐIKIĆ THE MOST SUCCESSFUL CROATIAN SCIENTIST OF OUR TIME Ivan Đikić is one of the most successful Croatian scientists abroad. Even though he has just entered his fifties, he has fulfilled his scientific resume with quite impressive achievements. He is currently a professor of medicine at the Goethe University Frankfurt; […]


Photo by: Davor Žunić SVEN MARIČIĆ A PIONEER OF 3D PRINTING IN CROATIA AND A MAN WHO MAKES SPARE PARTS FOR THE HUMAN BODY Assistant Professor Sven Maričić has been holding lectures on the topic of 3D printing for years across Croatia, but also in Dubai, Denmark and throughout Europe. Just recently he has shared […]



Photo: Sandro Puncet SANDRO PUNCET Stormchaser Sandro Puncet, a storm chaser from the island of Lošinj, has been stirring up excitement throughout Croatia and the world with his genius photographs of lightning, clouds and other meteorological phenomena. His striking motives were recognized by the editors of the internet edition of National Geographic. They selected one […]


Photo by: ACI archives THE HISTORY OF THE ACI CUP The biggest names of sailing in the world in the two decades of ACI When ACI marinas started sprouting throughout the Adriatic Sea mid-1980s, the idea of organizing a sports manifestation which would gather the most renowned names of world sailing every year at the […]


Photo by: ACI archives KRISTIJAN PAVIĆ PRESIDENT OF THE MANAGEMENT BOARD OF ACI D.D. Kristijan Pavić, nautical engineer, started his career as the main electronics officer at the cruisers of Carnival Cruise Linea, an American-British travel company which today has 24 cruisers. After six years of “navigating” the world seas, he returns to Croatia in […]


Photo by: Ainhoa Sanchez / Volvo Ocean Race PETER BURLING The world’s best skipper In the history of sports, only three men had the nickname Pistol Pete. The first one was the late amazing American basketball player Pete Maravich, who, according to one tale, earned his nickname because, when he shot hoops, it looked like […]


Photo by: Petar Fabijan GORAN ČOLAK The most-awarded freediver of all times When the famous Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt broke the 100 meters and 200 meters world records in Berlin in 2009, that event was received in the international public as a world sensation. What the “Lightning Bolt” did in the athletic arena has been […]


Photo by Petar Fabijan IVAN LJUBIČIĆ A career after… Ivan Ljubičić is a man who cares about people; family, colleagues from the world of sports… Like many top athletes, he wanted to continue in the same line, and after a great career – with superb achievements, to push the limits, building his name alongside sports […]

Diamond Palace & Crystal Palace

Photo by: Globus Exclusive archive Diamond Palace & Crystal Palace A new concept of luxurious casinos in Croatia With or Without De Niro? “Hey, is this De Niro?” the first guy asked. “Oh, come on, De Niro who, you mean, like, the De Niro, Robert De Niro, the actor?” the second guy fired back at […]


CHECK IN FOR A LUXURY WITH A VIEW The untouched nature, Mediterranean climate and indented coastline with its many islands, the gastronomic offer which earned accolades from the Michelin team, and the unique culture and history are just some of the qualities of Rovinj, the champion of Croatian tourism, which make it a must-see destination […]


Photo by Noa group archives NOA BEACH CLUB The King of Zrće Noa Beach Club is one of the most attractive, trendy and fun clubs on the entire Adriatic shore. Located above the water, it offers an epic view on the clash of the clear blue Adriatic Sea and grand Croatian mountains, in combination with […]

National parks on the Adriatic Sea

Mljet, Sv. Marija | Photo by: Ivo Biočina – HTZ National parks on the Adriatic Sea Croatia is proud to have exactly eight national parks, four in the coastal area and four in the mountain area. They include Brijuni, Kornati, Mljet, Krka, Plitvička jezera, Risnjak, Paklenica and Sjeverni Velebit. All four sea parks are near […]

Interview: Gordana Kovačević

Photo by Boris Šćitar Mr. Sc. GORDANA KOVAČEVIĆ THE PRESIDENT OF ERICSSON NIKOLA TESLA You have been the head of the company Ericsson Nikola Tesla since January 1st 2005. There are not many heads of companies in the Croatian context who have been on the highest position for such a long period of time, especially […]

Mate Rimac

Photos by: Rimac automobili Press Kit MATE RIMAC American Dream in Croatia He is the winner of the county and state competition of electric engineers and innovators in 2006; born in 1988, in Livno, Bosnia and Herzegovina. In 2006, Mate Rimac won Tesla’s Golden Egg and VIDI e-novation award for the best ICT product in […]


Photo by Davor Žunić ANDRIJA ŠIMIĆ THE OWNER OF SIMMOR MARITIME AGENCY Captain Andrija Šimić, the winner of the annual state award for the contribution to the development of maritime economy, claims that Croatia lacks 15,000 new berths, since it is a paradise for yachting tourism. “In 2017, the Caribbean felt how ruthless and devastating […]


veljko barbieri

Photo by: Barbieri family archives VELJKO BARBIERI THE FOUNDER OF THE LARGEST CHAIN OF MARINAS “Opponents, even enemies, are a basic part of man’s life. If I had had no opponents, it is uncertain whether I would have had the encouragementthat pushed me forward and that led me tonew projects,” Barbieri said during the presentationof […]