Croatian maritime heritage presented at the “Escale à Sète” festival in France
ZAGREB, April 6 (Hina) – Croatia will participate in the Mediterranean maritime heritage festival “Escale à Sète” in Sète, a city in the south of France, from April 12 to 18.
It will be the second time that Croatia will participate in the biggest Mediterranean festival of its kind, said Plamenko Bavčević, president of the Cronaves association, which organizes the presentation of Croatia in Sète, the largest fishing port in the Mediterranean.
Participating in the event with their ships are three Croatian associations promoting Croatian maritime heritage.
Like other European maritime countries, Croatia has also made significant progress over the past decades in preserving and promoting its maritime heritage, Bavčević said, adding that coastal regions have developed replica construction and encouraged the restoration of different types of old fishing boats. .
He said that in addition to showing its traditional boats, ancient fishing and shipbuilding crafts and tourist services, Croatia would also organize a photography exhibition titled “Croatia – Homeland of the Sea” by Andrina Luić, Boško Lucev and Vislav Torre.
Bavčević said that participating in the festival provides a great opportunity to promote Croatia’s tourist and nautical services.
In France, Croatia is perceived as one of the best nautical destinations, as confirmed by many French travel and boat rental agencies, said Alijana Vukšić, director of the Split Tourist Office.
Every two years, more than 300,000 visitors gather in Sète where they can see 120 traditional boats, including the largest sailing ships in the world. The festival is an unmissable event for sea enthusiasts, admirers of traditional boats and sailboats and lovers of good humor.