Numerous world celebrities and politicians visit the Adriatic this year

Numerous world celebrities and politicians visit the Adriatic this year
The beauty of the Adriatic coast has been recognized a long time ago by members of the world elite and international stars from the world of entertainment and politics. Many of them have this year visited the Adriatic again. The world Formula 1 champion Sebastian Vettel got to experience the beauty of Croatia as a guest of the head of Formula 1 Bernie Eccelstone, who visits the Adriatic coast on a regular basis. The head man of Formula 1 invited the Red Bull pilot to his yacht and the latter tried out water boarding during his visit. The German daily newspaper Bild published a photograph taken by an Austrian tourist on which the young German is `cutting` waves near the central Dalmatian island of Šolta, while being pulled by a speed boat.

One of the biggest Hollywood stars, Angelina Jolie, visited Brijuni islands where she saw a theatre play directed by her friend, the Croatian actor Rade Šerbedžija. She was amazed by the beauty of the islands - on which the former leader of socialist Yugoslavia, Josip Broz Tito recieved world leaders - and announced that she will be returning to Croatia with her family.

‘Brijuni are wonderful. I shall definitely return with my family and spend some more time here’, said the actress.

Matt Dillon was another Hollywood star who visited Croatia. First he cruised the Kornati archipelago in the company of the Hollywood producer and Oscar winner Branko Lustig. Later he visited Zadar where he attended the closing of the Forum Film Festival.
The musician Jon Bon Jovi also enjoyed the beauty of Brijuni islands and this year decided to tour at least some of the tourist attractions that Croatia offers. Before visiting Brijuni, the famous singer and his family visited Dubrovnik, the island of Šipan, Cavtat, Korčula, Trogir and the National Park Krka.

Prince Harry, the younger brother of the recently married Prince William, also visited Croatia at top discretion. But he was spotted by reporters in a night club, famous for its crazy night life, in the town of Hvar on the island of Hvar in central Dalmatia. The published photographs show the Prince having a great time until the early hours of the morning. At one point he jumped into the swimming pool of the Veneranda club, for which the British media claims to be on of the best open-air clubs in the world.

Italian designer Valentino Garavani also could not resist the beauty of the Croatian Adriatic when he sailed into the beautiful Telašćica bay on Dugi otok. The yacht, which some refer to as a floating museum, because the owner is known as a great art lover and has paintings by Picasso and Andy Warhol on the yacht, to name a few, was used last year by Elizabeth Hurley for her Mediterranean cruise.

Apart from stars from the world of fashion and entertainment, the Adriatic was visited by numerous foreign politicians this year. The Slovenian Prime Minister Boris Pahor again this year spent his holiday in his house near Umag. Viktor Orban, the Hungarian Prime Minister, who is a regular guest of the Adriatic coast also spent a few days here and for the second consecutive year the Slovakian President Ivo Gašparovič chose Brijuni for his private holiday. The Slovakian Minister of Economy Juraj Miškov could not resist sailing on his yacht across the Adriatic this year either. The Czech Minister of Agriculture Ivan Fuksa also sailed along the Croatian coast and was particularly impressed by central Adriatic. Croatia was also mentioned as a favourite destination by the Minister of Environment Pavel Drobil and the Minister of Industry and Trade Martin Kocourek.

The former Columbian President Andrés Pastrana Arango also sailed across the many Croatian islands this summer.

Some foreign politicians also bought properties in Croatia, among them the Swedish Minister of Foreign Affairs Carl Bildt who spent his holiday in his house on the island of Korčula.

The Croatian Tourist Board

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