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Villa Lijep

Villa Lijep

Villa Lijep, Croatia

Villa Lijep is a top-level luxury villa on the beautiful island of Korcula, close to Dubrovnik Town. Designed in an ultra-modern style, this bespoke five-star villa has every conve...

  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Maximum Guests: 8
  • Bathrooms: 5
  • Location: Korcula Island, Croatia
From £1,197per night
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Villa Ljubav

Villa Ljubav

Villa Ljubav, Croatia

Villa Ljubav is a lovely seafront stone villa located in a peaceful and secluded setting on the island of Brac. Traditional in design, Villa Ljubav offers four bedrooms and can com...

  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Maximum Guests: 8
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Location: Brac
From £925per night
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Villa Mistral

Villa Mistral

Villa Mistral, Croatia

Villa Mistral is a luxury Croatian villa nestled in the hills above the seaside town of Orasac, just ten kilometres from Dubrovnik. With commanding sea views, a private pool and pl...

  • Bedrooms: 7
  • Maximum Guests: 14
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Location: Orasac, Croatia
From £935per night
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Villa Monumental

Villa Monumental

Villa Monumental, Croatia

Villa Monumental is an exquisite historical villa situated in the peaceful bay of Zaton, close to legendary Dubrovnik Town. Listed as a Croatian National Heritage Monument, this im...

  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Maximum Guests: 14
  • Bathrooms: 6
  • Location: Zaton, Croatia
From £2,503per night
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Villa Pavao

Villa Pavao

Villa Pavao, Croatia

Villa Pavao is a superior seven-bedroom villa situated on the beachfront of the beautiful Brac Island. Designed in an inviting, homely manner and welcoming families of all sizes, t...

  • Bedrooms: 7
  • Maximum Guests: 17
  • Bathrooms: 6
  • Location: Brac, Croatia
From £498per night
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Villa Peninsula

Villa Peninsula

Villa Peninsula, Croatia

Escape to the sea with a stay at Villa Peninsula. Spread across almost three acres of lush Mediterranean grounds mere metres from the beachfront, this bespoke 1960’s Croatian vil...

  • Bedrooms: 8
  • Maximum Guests: 16
  • Bathrooms: 8
  • Location: Orebic, Croatia
From £1,361per night
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Villa Platinum

Villa Platinum

Villa Platinum, Croatia

Villa Platinum is a beautiful boutique property in the heart of the historic town of Split. Designed as an upscale retreat, this villa boasts high-spec amenities and a focus on des...

  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Maximum Guests: 8
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Location: Split, Croatia
From £642per night
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Villa Plava

Villa Plava

Villa Plava, Croatia

Villa Plava is a beautiful four bedroom villa located in Supetar on the island of Brac. Villa Plava is a modern holiday rental that can accommodate 8 adults and 3 children. Loca...

  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Maximum Guests: 11
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Location: Brac Island
From £588per night
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Villa Premija

Villa Premija

Villa Premija, Croatia

Introducing Villa Premija – one of Croatia’s finest luxury villa residences. Situated in a prime waterfront location on the exclusive island of Brac, this stunning modernist vi...

  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Maximum Guests: 8
  • Bathrooms: 5
  • Location: Brac Island, Croatia
From £1,088per night
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Villa Princeza Orasac

Villa Princeza Orasac

Villa Princeza Orasac, Croatia

Villa Princeza Orasac is a wonderful five-bedroom villa in the Orosac area and offers spectacular ocean views. Guests can choose to relax at this luxury villa or explore the sites ...

  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Maximum Guests: 10
  • Bathrooms: 5
  • Location: Orasac
From £1,256per night
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Capital: Zagreb
Flying time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Language: Croatian
Country size: 21,851 square miles
Time difference from the UK: + 1 hour Summer / 0 hours Winter
Currency: Croatian Kuna
Voltage: 230 V
Driving: Right side of the road
Entry requirements: British citizens do not require a visa. You will require a valid passport with 6 months validity.
Beaches: Croatia is blessed with a multitude of beaches
Health and Safety: No inoculations are needed to travel to Croatia. Croatia is a safe country and the locals are very friendly and accommodating. As with any destination be vigilant and don’t leave high worth items without supervision.

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Croatia

Since becoming independent in the 90’s, Croatia has emerged as a destination fit for the world stage. Rich with history and boasting a cosmopolitan coastline, this unspoilt gem has become one of 2018’s hottest destinations. Croatia’s long and intricate history is certainly prevalent today, with remarkable Roman monuments and ancient fortresses spread among the country’s heritage-rich towns and cities. But recent years have also seen forward-thinking development to ensure that Croatia remains at the forefront of the European holiday market. Chic new restaurants, stylish bars and world-class luxury accommodation means that Croatia is now truly a destination fit for the discerning traveller.

Croatia is best-known for its spectacular coastline, packed with historic towns and beautiful beaches. The ancient walled town of Dubrovnik is perhaps Croatia’s biggest draw, and is as close to a fairy-tale scene as you can imagine. Recently chosen as the real-world setting for King’s Landing in the global HBO hit ‘Game of Thrones’, the mythical appeal of this millennia-old destination is clear to see. Situated upon the Dalmatian Coast and tightly ringed by two kilometres of incredible ancient walls, the city’s intricate inner workings see orange-roofed palaces and elegant domed churches criss-crossed by narrow alleyways and mysterious stairways ripe for exploration. Surrounded half by sea and half by looming mountains, this photogenic town is a true must-visit even if just to capture a sense of what life was like many hundred years ago.

Just off shore, between Split and Dubrovnik , you’ll find the twin islands of Hvar and Korcula, each boasting their own medieval fortress towns. These dual delights are well worth taking a day trip from the mainland to explore, each proffering labyrinthine streets, deep-blue shores and UNESCO-listed historic architecture.

Three hours’ drive north-west along the dazzling Dalmatian Coast from Dubrovnik brings you to Split, another seaside starlet. There are obvious comparisons between Split and Dubrovnik, but here you find a city a touch less dramatic, and instead thrumming with a modern energy that plenty prefer. Roman palaces and historic churches still have their place here, but there are also authentic piazza cafes and local shops that rely less on the tourist trade and more on Croatian regulars. Perched between mountains and the Adriatic Sea, Split is certainly as photogenic as its distant neighbour, yet the faster pace of life and Italian-style seaside glamour lend Split an edge that few destinations can rival.

By heading further up the coastline to the Istrian Riviera, you’ll arrive close to Croatia’s land border with Italy. This less-populated region is closer to Venice than Dubrovnik, and the influence clearly shows, with Italianate architecture popping up across the petite towns and villages dotting the coast. During the summer, Istria becomes a playground for continental Europeans on holiday, and the resorts and hilltop towns are rather more energetic because of this. Excellent cuisine, beautiful towns and a hybrid Italian-Croatian culture lend this region an identity all of its own.

Away from the countless islets of the Croatian coastline, you’ll discover a lush, verdant landscape of rolling hills and ancient forests. The heartland of this postcard-perfect country is certainly less explored that the popular coastline, so we think it’s worth hiring a car to discover the numerous towns and villages dotted throughout. Zagreb, the country’s history-laden capital, is hidden away here, and is perhaps reminiscent of not-too-far-away Prague, with spiky towers, nationally-important museums and historic walking streets.     

From the well-established splendours of Croatia’s spectacular UNESCO coastal cities, to the unspoilt heartland surrounding the romantic capital of Zagreb, this is a destination that perfectly encapsulates the best that Europe has to offer. With world-class dining and a new crop of ultra-luxe villas popping up for the modern discerning visitor, we happily give Croatia a big thumbs-up.

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