Thursday, 23 March 2017



VIPs Queue to Visit, and Even Buy, Croatian Resorts



BalkanTravellers.com   
9 September 2011| The last ten days turned uplifting to Croats, after a number of celebrities of all kinds, invaded the country's resorts. First Prince Harry was identified, while trying to spend anonymously several days in the sea town of Hvar. His wildish clubbing, involving leaping in a swimming pool with his clothes on in the middle of a dance, was well noticed and widely discussed in the media.

Then Beyonce was seen to walk around (with her newly acquired baby bump), again in the area of Hvar.

Today Makarska Chronicle, a daily, published on the Croatia's Adriatic coast, also had sensational news to offer. According to its publication Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's wife is negotiating buying a tourist resort in Igrani town in sourthern Croatia.

Gaddafi's wife Safia originally comes from Mostar, currently in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and by time she was born, Igrani was part of her native country Yugoslavia. The resort in question used to belong to a Serbian utility company.

According to Makarska Chronicle the negotiations had started when rebel operations to depose of Gaddafi intensified in Libya and were in an “advanced phase”. Safia and her three children fled to Algeria after rebels took over Tripoli.

The mayor of Igrane Emil Talijancic refused to comment on the case, according to the Croatian Times.

In recent years, the southern fishing village of Igrane has been popular with tourists for its so-called "King Arthur Tourism", since British historian John Matthews publicly backed the theory that King Arthur had been buried in Croatia, wrote Balkan Insight.

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