Croatia Vacation spots and Must visit Towns

Croatia Vacation cities and must visit National Park

There are many Croatian beauties, from cities and places rich in history and cultural heritage to enchanting natural beauties. They leave every visitor breathless. One of the most beautiful Croatian cities, Dubrovnik, is an old city on the UNESCO World Heritage List, surrounded by walls and towers, full of treasures of architectural and cultural masterpieces preserved over the years.

Here visit the Franciscan monastery, the church of St. Blaise, the Rector’s Palace, the Sponza Palace and many other pearls of architecture whose beauty will delight you.
In Trogir, you will be charmed by the old town, in Split by the unique Diocletian’s Palace, while the sea organ in Zadar will enchant you. Enjoy the beauties of the magical blue-green lakes in the Plitvice National Park, one of the most beautiful in the world.

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This Summer Visit Island of Pag

Holiday on Island of Pag ?

The destination we recommend you to visit this summer is the island of Pag. It offers many entertaining facilities, specific nature and crystal clear sea. Located in the northern part of the Adriatic Sea, it is a unique island full of bays, capes and beaches.
What you need to visit is, of course, the largest city of Pag, the town of salt. There are numerous cultural events and events throughout the year. Also, it is essential to mention Pag lace, a recognizable sign of this island. For younger visitors, the recommendation is Novalja, a tourist destination with the famous Zrce party beach. In the southern part of the island is Povljana with valuable cultural monuments. In the northwestern part of the island is a small town called Lun which is famous for its ancient olive groves. This place will give you a unique peace and atmosphere. You can read more about the Island of Pag on our blog (read more).

When it comes to accommodation, we strongly recommend our villas where you will spend unforgettable moments. These are villas that provide comfort, peace, privacy and luxury, and are close to all the attractions.

The first villa we will mention is the Villa del Mar. It is a modern and luxurious villa in the small village of Mandre. Fully equipped and air-conditioned, measuring 270 m2, it is an excellent choice for socializing and relaxing with loved ones. It has three separate units, each with a kitchen, living room and dining area. We especially emphasize the swimming pool, which can be closed during rainy days. Read more about the villa here (read more).

The next villa is Emma Pag. Elegant and modern, it will give you the luxury vacation you deserve. It has a living space of over 350 m2, fully air-conditioned with seven bedrooms. It is divided into three floors. Guests have access to a Finnish sauna and a large pool, as well as a hot tub. Also, there is table tennis and a playground for children. If you want to know more about this luxury villa, click here.

Beautiful Old Olive Villa is located in Lun. It is a charming villa surrounded by beautiful nature and old olive trees. The villa has an area of ​​290 m2 and can accommodate up to 8 guests. It has four bedrooms with private bathrooms. On the outside, there is a swimming pool, outdoor dining and barbecue area. The large private surrounding area guarantees you complete privacy and peace. Read more about the villa here.
Each of the villas mentioned is special, and we are sure whichever you choose, it will be the right choice for you. For any questions or reservations, please contact us.

Advent in Zagreb

Showtime in Zagreb

December is the month when Zagreb has been transformed into an accurate winter fairy tale. Thousands and thousands of lamps, decorations, the smell of sausages and pancakes, mulled wine, music and many other amenities are more than enough reason to visit this beautiful city at Christmas time.
Advent in Zagreb is a truly unforgettable experience and has been voted the best in Europe for three years in a row.
There are about 15 locations in the city that you can enjoy, and we bring some of them below.
In the heart of Zagreb, on Jelačić Square, a real Christmas magic awaits you. An abundance of tradition, numerous decorated cottages, souvenirs, great concerts, delicious food, the smell of cinnamon and mulled wine is what awaits you here.

If you want to experience a real winter idyll, the Ice Park at King Tomislav Square is the location for you. Wear skates, dance to the sounds of good music, taste the exquisite holiday delicacies and enjoy the luxurious amenities on offer for both children and adults.
One of the most famous locations where Advent begins is Zrinjevac Park. Take a walk through the beautiful, alley-lit lanterns, which is particularly enthralling during Advent. You can listen to Christmas classics, waltzes, taste traditional recipes, or buy unique decorations and souvenirs.
Fuliranje is one of the most picturesque locations at this time. It is known for good music, concerts and food prepared by renowned chefs.
Advent in the European Square will also delight you with concerts, exhibitions and a rich offer of European cities. It is especially attractive to young people.


The Grič Tunnel is undoubtedly the most magical place on Advent. Packed with toys, lamps, giant Nuts and many other surprises will leave you breathless and brought back to childhood.
You can find romance and a world full of warm, Christmas atmosphere at Advent on Stross. There, in addition to the beautiful views of the city, you will experience good fun, great music, workshops for children and exciting locations to make great photos.
If you want to get out of the city center and enjoy with your loved ones, the Advent in Maksimir is an excellent choice. Numerous workshops, evening concerts, proximity to the ZOO, a large selection of food and beverages, photo installations, are what will delight both large and small.

Advent in Zagreb is getting more and more imaginative every year. It will give you a real Christmas fairytale, taking you to another beautiful, cheerful world, full of the most beautiful experiences and warmth that this holiday season brings.

Top Ten Attractions in Croatia

Attractions in Croatia

Between beautiful natural, clean sea, great fun, a wealth of food and drinks, it is challenging to decide what to visit sometimes.
If you plan to visit a beautiful country, Croatia, we bring you ten tourist attractions to help you make your choice.

First is Plitvice Lakes National Park, the most beautiful and famous UNESCO-protected attraction. In addition to the fairy-tale forest, tourists are most attracted to 16 lakes. There are many facilities, restaurants, hiking, biking, boat rides and skiing in the winter. You can read more about it here Plitvice link

The capital Zagreb is a unique attraction in itself. There you will find a rich cultural heritage, sights, beautiful parks and more. The most popular place to explore the city is funicular. It is no ordinary funicular but one of the shortest in the world and connects the Lower and Upper towns. It is only 66 meters long and can accommodate 28 passengers. Although the ride will never leave you indifferent, it is beautiful during Advent.

Our next attraction is in Zadar. It is unique in the world – the Sea Organ and Greetings to the Sun. Here you can enjoy the light effects and sounds produced by the sea and nature. Be sure not to miss the most beautiful sunset. Read more about Zadar here.

We can also write a lot about Dubrovnik, but we still emphasize the Dubrovnik walls, as a world-famous attraction. Read about it, as well as other beauties of this unique city here.

The historical attraction in Split on our list is the Diocletian’s Palace, made during the Roman Empire. Apart from it, Split will offer you much more. Find out about it here.

Croatia is known for its beautiful beaches and clear sea. If we have to decide on one, then surely this is Zlatni rat beach in Bol on Brac. This is the beach that makes Croatia recognizable, and if you look at the picture, you will know why.

We have already written about this, but again with good reason, we mention another national park, Krka. Read about this natural wealth here
For those more active and eager for adrenaline, we recommend fantastic rafting in Karlovac. It’s a different, but also more exciting way to explore nature. You can find more about adventure tourism in Croatia here

Now, we take you to Slavonia, which offers many more besides delicious food and wine. We now single out the Fortress in Osijek, which at one time was one of the most modern military forts, and was built in Baroque style.

Finally, we leave the party attraction – Zrce in Novalja, visited by numerous young people from all over the world. The beautiful sandy beach, nightclubs, rich music program and alter parties are unforgettable for anyone who comes there.

This is just a small part of what beautiful Croatia has to offer. This list has something for everyone, and whatever you choose is sure to bring you a wealth of experience and experience.

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Island Hvar, most beautiful Croatian and world island

The Hvar island

The island of Hvar, one of the most beautiful Croatian and world island, is located in the Split – Dalmatia County. It is the longest island on the Adriatic Sea and the fourth largest.
Because of its natural and cultural beauty, the number of sunny hours and pleasant climate, sheltered bays, clean sea and beautiful beaches, it is one of the favourite tourist destinations. The vibrant nightlife attracts many young people. For those who want to spend the day swimming and sunbathing, they have more than 25 km of beautiful beaches at their disposal. Depending on what you want, you can choose from sandy, pebble or rocky beaches and bays. You can also choose from landscaped beaches or unspoiled nature where you can enjoy yourself thoroughly. The beaches in Sućuraj have a particular pleasure.

The island of Hvar offers a relaxing holiday break, walks by the sea, drinking coffee or a favourite drink with an escape from the hustle and bustle, but also provides fun primarily in the evenings and nights. Fishermen’s nights, concerts, exhibitions and theatrical performances are organized throughout the summer.

The most recognizable natural beauty of Hvar is the Pakleni otoci, which today represent a well-known picnic area. Sights you should take a look at are Fortica Fortress from the middle of the 16th century, which offers a beautiful view of the town of Hvar, its surroundings and nearby islands.
There is also the Hvar Cathedral, the Hvar Theater and Arsenal, and the Franciscan Monastery with the museum. The most famous building of the Old Town is the Petar Hektorović Pond, the Square of Sv. Stephen’s and Church of the same name.
The gastronomic offer includes traditional local specialities based on fish, crab, shellfish, wine and olive oil. There is a large selection of restaurants, inns and bars.

If you are not on the island, you can get there by ferry, and the closest one is from Drvenik. The voyage takes about half an hour.
Whether you are looking for fun, activity or peaceful vacation, the island of Hvar will give you everything you want. This beautiful, sunny island will provide you with a delightful experience of great fun, delicious food and drink, vibrant culture and beautiful nature.

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Makarska, town below the mountain

Makarska, town below the mountain Biokovo

Makarska is a town in the Split-Dalmatia County, below the mountain Biokovo. It is a well-known tourist centre. There are many hotels, villas and guesthouses. It offers a diverse range of restaurants, bars and clubs, as well as many entertaining cultural and sports facilities.
Makarska is a sunny city and with its beautiful, clean beaches and crystal clear sea is one of the most famous destinations for swimming.
It’s a city ideal for young people because it has a vibrant nightlife. There are many bars and clubs in the city centre that work all night long.
If you want to go on a trip, it is possible to visit islands such as Hvar and Brac. During the summer months, such trips are organized every day. Also, if you want peace and privacy, you can visit the nearby bays with smaller boats.

The most famous event is the Makarska Cultural Summer. There are numerous concerts, performances and sporting events during this time.
For adventurers, we recommend a cycling trail that covers the area around the town of Makarska or an ascent to Biokovo Mountain, which consists of more natural and harder trails.

Makarska is famous for its delicious food, and it consists mostly of fish and vegetables. This small but exciting and vibrant town is worth a visit because the fun is guaranteed.
For comfortable accommodation, we recommend one of our beautiful villas.

Long Island or Dugi Otok – Island made for relaxation and enjoyment

Long Island or Dugi Otok

Long Island or “Dugi Otok” belongs to the Zadar group of North Dalmatian islands. Its area is 113.3 km, and it is 44.5 km long. It is an island made for relaxation and enjoyment.

One of the greatest treasures of this island are the beaches. Everywhere you go there is a clear sea that enchants you with its blue colour. The most famous is Sakarun Beach. The beauty of this beach satisfies all those who want the crystal sea and white sand.
Telasica Nature Park extends to the southeast of the island. There are several natural phenomena, and the most famous is the salt lake Mir, about 10 meters deep and there you can find excellent, healing mud. On the south side of the island are magnificent cliffs. The best way to visit it is by boat.

From those who like adventures, they can choose diving in the rich underwater world and cycle along the well-maintained trails throughout the island, enjoying the beautiful view of the Zadar waters.

The island is rich in cultural heritage so that you can take part in many events during the summer months. The most important part of the cultural heritage is the “saljska Tovareća mužika”, which attracts visitors from all over the world. The festivities on Long Island are known as great live music, and excellent food and the most famous is “Saljske užance”.

This beautiful island – on the one hand, a peaceful oasis and on the other an island of good fun, will surely enchant every visitor and make him fall in love.

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Photo by Tim Ertl

Large villas in Croatia

Large family villas in Croatia

Are you planning your grand vacation in Croatia? Or you are just looking for the perfect place for your destination wedding? Well, guess what? Here is your ideal place.

Find the best luxury villas in Croatia right here. Some of the large villas of Croatia include villa Emma Pag, villa Del Mar and villa Hedonist. All three villas are equipped with private pools and the best facilities.
Villa Emma Pag is located in town Pag with its amazing views and breathtaking sunsets. It is perfect for a trip with friends or a vacation with your love. It has a fully equipped kitchen luxurious bedrooms with fabulous bathrooms and dining area. Plus a holiday villa in Croatia with a private pool? What is better than that? The villa has a Finnish Sauna. There is a place established for table tennis, and a barbeque area is set up for outdoor dining.

Another one is Villa del Mar, which is the perfect place to take a break from life. It is located in village Mandre on Island Pag. It has luxurious bedrooms, three-unit construction, all the modern facilities along with Wi-Fi, amazing terraces and a grand pool! Classy! Eh? The pool can be considered on rainy days as it is fully indoor. It also has sunbeds to enjoy your summers fully.

The Villa Hedonist is located above town Trogir. It has an epic sea view with a family beach nearby, ideal for family vacations. This has an extra perk, a separate heated outdoor swimming pool! It has spacious and sunlit rooms separately equipped with bathrooms, LED TV and air conditioners. It has an already set kitchen, a dining area and a fireplace to keep the place cosy. It has a Jacuzzi outside with a playground and trampoline for children, again ideal for family vacations.

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Adventure tourism in Croatia

Adventure tourism in Croatia

A pleasant climate in Croatia, moderate continental and the gentle Mediterranean offers the opportunity for various activities throughout the year. Although the potential is not fully exploited, Croatia quickly gains the image of an adventure destination. Whether you want to ride a bike, hike, skate with a parachute, dive, and so on, you will certainly not be disappointed. Croatia is among the top five destinations for sea kayaking. If you are in love with cycling, you will enjoy a beautiful environment, numerous natural and animal species, birds singing and the richness of the sea and the river. Cycling is accessible in all parts of Croatia, small country roads, forests or through national parks. One of the most beautiful cycling trails is it through the National Park Plitvice Lakes.

The green hills, the mountain paths, the blue sea and the beauty of the island will surely leave you speechless. Rafting is also very popular and sought after, and is most represented on Cetina, Korana, Dobra, Kupa, Mrežnica and Una. Hiking is available on Velebit, Biokovo, Dinara, Medvednica, Papuk, Samobor and Žumberak Mountains. A significant increase was recorded in diving tourism, mostly due to the wealth of underwater and numerous shipwrecks.

Flying with a parachute, a dragon or a balloon over different landscapes attracts more and more tourists. There are numerous locations for such adventures: Učka, Gorski Kotar, Velebit, Dalmatian Zagora, Biokovo and Peljesac. In Croatia, there are often organized adventurous races of a different character, mountain bike races, climbing competitions, marathons, triathlon and other outdoor events.

We do not doubt that everyone will find something for themselves, and comfortable accommodation, we will take care of our beautiful villas located in the whole of Croatia, in an ideal place for adventure tourism.

Private and luxury villas

Private and luxury villas in Croatia

Trends in tourism are changing, so it is essential for travelers to have a relaxing vacation in privacy. Because of this, private and luxury villas are very popular as an option for guest accommodation.

When you book a vacation in a villa, you have the whole property just for yourself, and you have the guaranteed peace. If you have plenty of large pools and beaches, expensive food and the hustle and bustle, then private villas are an excellent choice for you.

Whether you choose to vacation with family, friends or even a business trip the private villa will provide you with an unforgettable and individual experience. Today’s villas offer a complete experience. They usually have their swimming pools, gyms, and even saunas. You can swim, sunbathe and exercise without unique views and noisy neighbors. If you go on a journey with children, there are often children’s playgrounds with amenities, so children will not be bored.

The advantage is that you determine the schedule for yourself when you are doing and what you are doing. You do not have to worry about letting you have breakfast or lunch. You eat when you want and what you want. You can prepare food yourself, and you can rent chefs. A unique atmosphere offers outdoor barbecues by the pool, where you can organize unforgettable social gatherings.

When it comes to price, it is a misconception that such a type of accommodation has a high price. Depending on the size of the group you travel with, the cost per person is usually lower than in a luxury hotel. For that value, you get a lot more space, privacy, peace and all the additional content included in the price.

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