Basingstoke Family (with only pre-school children)
- Wonderful location. Great sight seeing, great food and drink, great people.
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Published on: 12 October 2014
Great natural beauty, the stunning Dalmatian shoreline and Islands and a continental climate provide the perfect setting for our holiday villas in Croatia. Emerald-blue waters and secluded pebble shores sit effortlessly beside historic cities and natural wonders. Further inland, romantic hill top towns rich in culture and hospitality warmly embrace visitors with home-cooked cuisine - offering rustic retreats ideal for rest and relaxation. Croatian villas are ideal, whether you're looking for a relaxing beach holiday, or wish to soak up some culture and history. Staying in a villa gives you the best opportunity to get out and explore the best of Croatia during your holiday. Choose between Croatia villas amid the idyllic countryside of Istria, or spend your holiday in a villa on the pristine shores of Dalmatia in the south of the country. Whatever destination you choose for your Croatia villa holidays, you're sure to receive a warm welcome from the local people.
Southern Dalmatia Villas in Croatia enable you to explore the Mediterranean as it once was. From the historic walled town of Dubrovnik to the stunning national parks and idyllic islands, enjoy the traditional Croatian lifestyle and beautiful coastlines whilst staying at one of our Croatia villas in Dalmatia.Villas in Dalmatia
Istria is a fantastic choice for authentic Croatia villa holidays with its combination of local history, quaint hilltop villages, stunning rural landscapes and seaside towns - such as Porec and Rovinj. Our Croatian villas have a relaxed ambience - perfectly suited to the tranquil surroundings of this beautiful region.Villas in Istria
We have chosen a selection of 5 villas from our full list of properties in Croatia. Find the perfect villa below:
Sveti Lovrec, Istria
With a villa holiday in Croatia, you can spend blissful days enjoying the peace and tranquillity of your own private accommodation, while taking in the beautiful beaches, charming towns and mesmerising culture.
Take a dip in your villa's private pool for a morning swim and soak up the glorious sun in the garden, enveloped by the sweet smell of lavender.
Enjoy the flexibility of self-catering in Croatia – an amble through the Croatian markets will offer up some wonderful local specialities to create delicious family feasts, dining al fresco in the balmy evenings.
There are many fantastic villas to rent in Croatia and many more benefits to staying in a villa. Let us give you some inspiration...
Croatia enjoys a varied landscape of 20 different counties, over 20 regions and is surrounded by 300 beautiful islands glittering in the Adriatic Sea, giving you a wealth of options when exploring this captivating country.
The Dalmatian city of Split is much-loved because of its historic heritage, charming architecture and magnificent views. Many ferries travel to and from Split to the surrounding islands, with Hvar being one of the most popular because of the warm, crystal-clear waters and white sandy beaches.
In Istria you can journey to the many wonderful towns and cities, rich with history and culture. For a taste of the good life, head to the Istrian town of Rovinj, brimming with pastel-coloured houses, pretty parks, and fantastic harbour restaurants that serve delicious and fresh seafood dishes.
Between the months of May and September the Mediterranean weather is at its best. Not only do the summer months enjoy long, idyllic days of sunshine, there are also additional ferries available to sail you to the different islands.
Between June and September is the best time to take advantage of the idyllic weather, with temperatures reaching up to 30°c as you wander along the golden beaches and unwind beside your villa's private pool.
In the autumnal months, you can enjoy the picturesque parks of Istria, such as the Nature Park Škarline, when the lush forests will be at their best. Sightseeing in the big cities such as Dubrovnik and Zadar can be enjoyed all year round - you can still enjoy a dip into your villa’s private pool too, as many of them are heated free of charge.
For a real Croatian treat, visit Diocletian’s Palace in Split - a stunning piece of marble architecture that was built by the Roman emperor Diocletian as a place to enjoy his retirement. Nowadays, it is home to many shops and restaurants, and a great place to spend a lazy summer afternoon.
Take the ferry to Hvar and head to the town square - the largest and most impressive in Croatia. Meander along the rows of quaint restaurants and cafes, or take a tour of Venetian Renaissance-styled St Stephen’s Cathedral with its four-storey bell tower, which you can visit before and after Mass.
During your stay in Croatia, head to your local restaurant to enjoy a delicious traditional beef dish called Pašticada. The beef is marinated in red wine, garlic, rosemary and sage for 24-hours, and then cooked with dried plums, vegetables, cloves and nutmeg until the meat is covered in a rich dark sauce. Pašticada is normally served with homemade potato gnocchi, and enjoyed with a glass of red for a mouth-watering, indulgent experience.
Sometimes even the best of us need a little inspiration. Here are some recommendations from us to help you find your perfect holiday
Whether swimming in the sea or sunbathing on the sand, take advantage of a property located close to the beach.View Villas
Take time out to relax in your infinity pool whilst overlooking the sapphire waters that extend beautifully to the horizon.View Villas
Whether its for family fun or just a few lengths in the morning, enjoy all the space and freedom that comes with a large pool.View Villas
Our smaller villas are perfect for couples offering all the space, privacy and freedom to enjoy a fantastic holiday just for two.View Villas
From neighbouring properties to stand alone villas that sleep up to 20 people, there are plenty of options for large groups.View Villas
Enjoy the peace and relaxation that comes with a private villa located off the beaten track.View Villas
Take in the wonderful site of the surrounding area from the comfort and privacy of your own villaView Villas
Nothing beats being able to enjoy a barbecue by the side of your pool, in the comfort of your own private villa.View Villas
Chill out in our air conditioned villas - respite from the midday sun and a guaranteed cool and comfortable nights' sleep.View Villas
Take a look at the added entertainment on offer at these fantastic villas - and perhaps swap the swimming pool for a pool table!View Villas
Travelling outside of the summer season? Don't worry - enjoy a long, leisurely swim at these villas with heated pools.View Villas
Free Wi-Fi connectivity makes it easy to plan your holiday itinerary - or show off your fantastic villa to your friends back home.View Villas