Our villas in Split Region open the door to Croatian charm, culture and coast. This is where old meets new and the Adriatic always offers something blue – all that’s left is for Split to borrow a little piece of your heart. Narrow streets wind their way through historic towns, where ancient buildings meet upmarket boutiques. And before you know it you’ve made your way out to a waterfront promenade! Rest your legs, grab a tasty dish and watch boats bobbing and the world passing by. Take the relaxation to another level, with a trip to the golden beaches of the Makarska Riviera. Basking below the towering Biokovo Mountains, this is sun, sand and scenery all rolled into one.
Split Region - Where modern life meets historic gems
Fascinating history and the bustle of modern life mix effortlessly in the Split Region. You’ll find lively bars and boutiques just a stone’s throw from ancient monuments here. History’s not everybody’s cup of tea and the alluring sands of the Makarska Rivieria are perfect for beach-lovers. Your Split Region villa is perfectly placed for cultural adventures, beach days and a splash of authentic Croatia.
Split Region Food
If you love food, Dalmatia is an ideal choice of destination! Seafood is the dish of the day on the coast, with delicious white fish and shellfish caught fresh each morning from the crystal clear waters of the Adriatic Sea. That same evening, the fish is usually being served to diners in local restaurants. Within inland areas, popular dishes often include meats such as local prosciutto. These dishes are well-accompanied by the range of great local wines available – both red and white. Dalmatia boasts an abundance of excellent restaurants serving local dishes, ranging from tiny local taverns and bistros, to fine dining establishments.
Split Region Activities
Dalmatia is packed with stunning natural beauty from over 300 islands offshore to the dramatic mountains inland. There is a wealth of national parks to explore offering many great opportunities for exploring on foot or by bicycle. The island of Hvar offers beautiful scenery covered in lavender, rosemary and heather, whilst stunning Brac offers spellbinding coastline – both perfect for exploring via ferry from the mainland. There are a great number of boat trips available from local ports and harbours, offering a peaceful and relaxing way to explore the best of this stunning coastline as you glide across the sparkling waters of the Adriatic Sea.
Split Region Beaches
The coastline of Dalmatia is simply beautiful, with countless pebble or sandy beaches backed by pine trees, peaceful bays and crystal clear waters. Many of these beaches have been awarded a blue flag in recognition of their quality. To the south of the city of Split, you will find long stretches of pebble beach lapped by the blue Adriatic waters – perfect for a relaxing family beach holiday. The beautiful islands of Brac and Hvar are easily accessible by ferry from a number of points along the coast, and both have many secluded beaches where you can get away from it all.
Split Region Local Charm
Still relatively undiscovered by tourists, a villa holiday in Dalmatia offers you the chance to discover the Mediterranean as it was years ago. There is plenty of culture and history to be absorbed here, and many friendly and engaging local people to meet. Beautiful historic cities such as Dubrovnik and Zadar offer stunning architecture and fascinating ancient sites, whilst exploring traditional villages off the beaten track will show you the traditional lifestyle that still exists. Visiting local markets to stock up on fresh produce and typical crafts from local artisans will really help you feel like one of the locals.
Split Region Holidays - Points of Interest
Absorb the atmosphere of the annual summer festival in Split. From mid-July to mid-August, you can enjoy many performing arts events across the city.
Enjoy an al fresco lunch at one of the cafés in the Perestil - the centre-piece square of the Roman emperor Diocletian's palace in Split. Then, when the sun goes down, return to enjoy an impromtu jazz concert whilst sitting on the ancient marble steps, (cushions provided!).
Explore Omis and its wonderful nature trails. The more energetic can try their hand at river rafting, while those who prefer a sedate view of the gorge can elect to have lunch at any one of the wonderful fish restaurants of the area.
Visit the UNESCO world heritage city of Trogir and marvel at the Fortress, bell tower, town museum, or simply have a coffee at the harbour.
Visit the most beautiful and spectacular beach on the Island of Brac, Zlatni Rat, often referred to as the golden horn.
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Sights / Places to go
Scores 8.4 out of 10based on 20 reviews
Reviews and scores from the last 12 months.
8 out of 10
Trogir is stunning, we loved wandering around the old town. Friendly people who like to chat, all seem to speak very good English. Ferry from Slating to Split was good and cheap (25 kuna each way - about £3).
Restaurants all seem to serve the same fried or grilled food just more or less expensive depending on location. Fish was expensive but meat good and less pricey. Always large portions. Mains are sometimes served with the ubiquitous chips sometimes you just get a plateful of meat, rarely any veg apart from salad available. You would struggle to eat out here if vegetarian or vegan but the markets are full of delicious fruit and veg.
Mosquitos. We were badly bitten despite mosquito nets on each window and spraying ourselves liberally with repellant.
Confirmed stay: 21 September 2019 Published on: 22 September 2019 10 out of 10
Oxfordshire Family (the eldest child is at school)
Location, views, furnishings, space, owners
No visitors guide - I suggested this to the owners. Would be useful to know supermarkets, chemist, restaurant, day trips, taxis etc
Confirmed stay: 31 August 2019 Published on: 01 September 2019 8 out of 10
Quiet area but still a few restaurants and the sea is lovely.
There isn’t a sandy beach is you like beaches
Confirmed stay: 24 August 2019 Published on: 25 August 2019 6 out of 10
Beccles Family (the eldest child is at school)
Krka national park was busy but fantastic.
Trying to park in any built up area was a nightmare. Also the area was a bit under developed as far as restaurants etc
Confirmed stay: 20 August 2019 Published on: 23 August 2019 8 out of 10
Reviewer left no comment
Lots of ants around so you need to be careful and clear up spills quickly
Confirmed stay: 10 August 2019 Published on: 12 August 2019 7 out of 10
Imotski Croatia Family (the eldest child is at school)
Views and people very friendly and welcoming
Confirmed stay: 03 August 2019 Published on: 04 August 2019 8 out of 10
Local sights and dining
Poor road access to villa
Confirmed stay: 15 June 2019 Published on: 19 June 2019 8 out of 10
Trogir is a good place to visit
Limited local facilities
Confirmed stay: 08 June 2019 Published on: 09 June 2019 9 out of 10
Warfield Family (with only pre-school children)
Indoor space Outdoor space Contemporary Design Countryside views Sport and leisure facilities Friendly/Helpful Owners
Location is a little quiet Gym workout equipment
Confirmed stay: 25 May 2019 Published on: 28 May 2019 10 out of 10
Harrogate Family (the eldest child is at school)
Good location - short drive to Krka National Park and the waterfalls.
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed stay: 27 October 2018 Published on: 28 October 2018
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