“We are extremely satisfied with the fact that Karlovac is selected as a starting point of a project that will work towards discovering and promoting hidden tourist gems of Croatia and Italy, because here we have severall such areas, waiting for the proper valorisation on the tourist markets. I’m sure each partner in this project has something similar in their area: beautiful but hidden. And this project is a great opportunity to put those areas on the tourist maps”
said Marijana Tomičić, Head of the City development and EU projects department of the city of Karlovac, welcoming 13 organisations gathered on the Kick-off meeting of project Excover in Karlovac, Croatia.
During the three day meeting organised by the Public Institution Regional Development Agency of Karlovac County, one of the project partners, participants introduced their respective organisations, areas, potentials for creation of new tourist routes, and agreed on the project milestones.
Kick-off was an opportunity to introduce project partners with torust potentials of Karlovac county: second day was organised in the premises of Aquarium Aquatica, where the participants had the opportunity not just to explore more than 100 fish species, but also to see a example of good practice of using of EU funds for development of tourist attractions. Besides the Aquarium, project partners were introduced to several tourist locations in the county: Dubrovac Castle, Barac Caves, Lika Museum, Nikola Tesla Memorial center