13 Mar

Croatia: Punat Days of Olives festival has begun

The 12th “Days of Olives” festival started this weekend in Punat on the Island of Krk in the northern Adriatic and will continue until 19 October.

black-olives-on-treeVisitors will have a chance to participate in the olive harvest as well as in olive processing and to attend gastronomical, cultural and and other programmes.

Days of Olives will also feature offers of autochthonous cuisine in local restaurants, hotels and taverns, including recipes based on olives.

At the opening ceremony, people were introduced to the tools and machines used in olive cultivation by means of a special exhibition.

The festival will feature the selection of the most-beautiful and best olive tree for the first time this year.

Hundreds of foreign tourists have taken part in the Punta olive harvest each year.

The festival has been organized by the town of Punat and the Punat Tourist board.

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