Croatian Islands a holiday to remember

Croatian Islands a holiday to remember

Croatia is a beautiful coastal country in the Balkan region of Europe.

Mlijet
Mlijet

It has a huge coastline on the  Adriatic Sea.  Its a superb location for self-catering  holiday homes  individually owned holiday homes.  Dubrovnik is a World Heritage Site wonderful place to visit.  But Croatia other wonderful areas where you can have a wonderful holiday is their Islands. Let’s take a trip to the beautiful islands of Croatia, having your self catering apartment booked and ready to start your holiday in one of the beautiful island.  Here you will find exquisite array of gorgeous islands, each offering its own uniqueness of attractions and sites.  There are several Croatian islands from small rock to islands in the Mediterranean.  Here are some of the creation islands you can visit while on your holiday.

The KRK Island

It is located in the Western Europe, its closest to the Croatian mainland. Its connected to the mainland by a bridge which makes it easier to access. The island has beautiful landscapes, gentle bays, there are rocky hills and fertile fields and the fields are ideal for captivating grapes. There are activities like scuba diving, jet and waterskiing, paragliding too.  It has great holiday accommodation.

Rab
                                                                             Rab

The Island of RAB

This Island is located on the northern coast of Croatia. Rab is the home of a wide collection of botanical life, including non-native plants, it also home to numerous plants and trees some as old as 100 years.  Rab is one of the greenest island in the Adriatic sea due to the existence of more than 300 freshwater springs on the islands.  The warm summers and mild winters makes it an exceptional place to visit from time to time.

KORNATI Island

The Kornati island is sprinkled with a breathtaking vineyards, olive trees, and fig trees.   Tourist can take a stroll along the meandering pathways to enjoy a view of the open sea from one of the big cliffs rising up from these islands.  If you are looking to get back to the basics and enjoy beauty of island life, the Kornati Island is a perfect fit.  Book our ideal self-catering accommodation and explore the Island.

Kornati Island
Kornati Island

MLIJET Island

This is the greenest island, most rural and most of it is covered by forests the rest by fields, vineyards and small villages.  The beach are not crowded and beautiful to visit. The island contains two salt lakes namely Veliko Jezero and Malo Jezero, that are located at the western end of the island. Like the other Island in this area holiday rental accommodation are readily available.

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Visovac Monastery Croatia

There are a thousand reasons to bring you back to the Croatians Islands.  Access is mostly by Ferry or bridge from the mainland.

 

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Dubrovnik Croatia, the Pearl of the Adriatic

Dubrovnik Croatia, the Pearl of the Adriatic

Dubrovnik Croatia, the Pearl of the Adriatic.

Dubrovnix
 Dubrovnix inside the walls

Dubrovnik, one of the most beautiful cities in the world is located on the Croatian region of Dalmatia. Having existed since the 7th century, Dubrovnik lies along the coast of the Adriatic sea with beautiful beaches and old ancient walls. A unique feature is the short period of sun that lasts at most 8 hours yet the weather is warm and breezy. It is a perfect holiday destination with plenty of tourists especially from across Europe. Most residents speak Croatian and English fluently and are happy to teach visitors a word or two in Croatian. A three hour flight from London will get you to this destination which is always active with plenty of engagements for a holiday makers. International tourists taking a flight to this city land at Dubrovnik international airport located approximately 12 miles from the city centre. Buses and taxis are readily available to all neighborhoods from dawn till late night.

From its history, the city is surrounded by well preserved medieval walls used as a shield during the war. The walls are now historic sites and a walk around them gives visitors a clear view of the city’s interior and coastline. Being a city on the Mediterranean coast, there is plenty of luxury- self- catering- villas -and -apartments most of which are close enough to the busy old town yet quiet and peaceful. These villas provide excellent self catering services which allows for a personalized holiday experience without spending a fortune.

Cavtat-villas are very popular because of their privacy for families and a good variety in the number of bedrooms. They are very convenient and resourceful for large group of people taking a holiday together. The facilities vary from well equipped kitchens, swimming pools, car rental services and tour guides.

Dubrovnix
                                                    Night view of Dubrovnix

In Dubrovnik, there is plenty to see and do. There are old museums and buildings in Old town, with a range of churches and renaissance palaces. Shops and restaurants line up in almost every corner with traditional and international cuisine.

In the city there is a cable car service that moves over the city walls as high as 405 metres above. This provides a good overview of the beaches, the buildings, the sea and even the distant Elafiti Islands at the horizon.

The Franciscan monastery and museum has a variety of relics, paintings, books and sculptures. The most commonly visited places are: Rector’s palace, Sponza palace, and Dominican palace, pile gate, site archives, the Onofrio archives, the Cathedral of assumption treasury, Minceta tower and the old town. With the sea close by, cruises are a common activity that can be organized by local tourist offices.

Cavtat
                                          Croatian Holiday Resort of Cavtat

Meals along the Dalmatian coast are majorly influenced by the Italian culture. Most restaurants offer seafood dishes caught off shore. Look for sea bass, grouper, scorpion fish, pilchards, mackerel, squid and sea bream. Fish is usually grilled with local olive oil, garlic and lemon.

Meat isn’t forgotten either. Thin slices of smoked Dalmatian ham are often on the appetizer list. Lamb is popular either boiled or baked. Dalmatian pasticada is a meat Dubrovnik’s’ most famous dessert is Crème caramel pudding, known as Dubrovački Rozata, and can be found in most good restaurants. With over 60 restaurants, one is spoilt for choice in cuisine which also includes French, Mexican, Chinese and Croatian.

It is overall a good location for a tropical weather holiday rental location for to enjoy with family friends and even colleagues. You may get a chance to catch the famous Game of thrones cast shooting on sight as you go about your vacation activities.

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Visit self catering Croatia

Visit self catering Croatia

When you think Croatia you think Islands with its rocky, indented shore and more than a thousand islands, Croatia boasts one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline that Europe has to offer.

Croatia is a destination well worth a visit. It will always captivate the visitor that lands on its shores or indeed airports. When you think Croatia you think Islands with its rocky, indented shore and more than a thousand islands, Croatia boasts one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline that Europe has to offer sometimes I hasten to add one of the most forgotten coastlines Europe has to offer. In addition, many of Croatia’s coastal towns and cities have a fascinating if somewhat complicated and torturous history and are filled with the historical remains of Roman and Venetian times. The observant can see signs from its recent troubled pass. But that is part of Croatias charm its ability to overcome emotional and physical turmoil and become once again a safe welcoming place to visit.

We have listed some of Croatia’s top tourist attractions:

Gornji Grad
Gornji Grad is the medieval core of Croatia’s capital Zagreb and translates as Upper Town. It developed as two separate towns, Kaptol, the seat of the Bishop, and Gradec, the free town where tradesmen and artisans lived. The towns merged in the 1770s to form the northern section of historic Zagreb. The focal point of Gornji Grad is the square around St. Mark’s Church, the parish church of Old Zagreb.

Mljet
One of the many islands is Mljet it is one of the larger islands off the coast of Southern Croatia. With 72% of the island covered by forests and the rest dotted by fields, vineyards and small villages, Mljet is a perfect place to relax. The island contains two salt lakes, Veliko and Malo Jezero, that are located at the western end of the island. In the middle of Veliko Jezero, there is a small island with an old Benedictine monastery. Self catering accommodation can be located on Mljet. Also ideal as a wedding location.

Pula Arena
The amphitheater in Pula is the sixth largest surviving Roman arena and one of the best preserved Roman monuments in Croatia. The Pula Arena was built around the 1st century AD and could seat over 26,000 spectators. In the 15th century many stones were taken from the amphitheater to build houses and other structures around Pula, but fortunately this practice was stopped before the whole structure was destroyed. Today it is a popular Croatia attraction and used to host a variety of festivals and performances during the summer months.

Korcula
Another of the Croatian Island and the sixth largest island, Korcula is separated from the mainland by a narrow strait. The island’s capital is also called Korcula. It is an ancient city and is among the most beautiful towns on the Croatian coast and is known for its unique architecture. One of the main attractions is the alleged house of birth of Marco Polo. The biggest and the most beautiful building of Korcula is the Cathedral of St. Marco, built in Gothic-Renaissance style and completed in the 15th century.

Rovinj
Rovinj is one of the most picturesque towns in the Mediterranean. With its pastel-coloured houses clustered together on steep winding streets it is a great place to wonder around. Rovinj is still an active fishing port and visitors can take a boat to the lovely offshore islands. The area around Rovinj has been described as an outstanding scenic wonder because of the pristine beauty of the indented coastline and its forests.

Hvar
The Island of Hvar has breath taking scenery and especially Hvar town is one of the most popular attractions in Croatia. Modern self catering accommodation has been developed there over the last few years. The mingle with olive groves, fruit orchards, and lavender fields that make up a large part of the agricultural landscape. Hvar town, set in a picturesque natural bay, with the Pakleni island chain protecting it to the south, is a popular port for yachts sailing around the Adriatic, especially in the summer months. Starigrad, the oldest village on the island, and Jelsa, as well as a smattering of small villages, dotting the coast or nestled in the lush interior are also well worth a visit.

Plitvice Lakes
The Plitvice Lakes are another feature of the Croatian captivating landscapes they are considered to be one of the most beautiful natural destinations in Europe. Due to its natural beauty and significance, this system of 16 interlinked lakes and a large forest complex around it were set aside as a national park in 1949. The beautiful Plitvice Lakes are famous for their unique colours, including azure, green, blue, and gray. The area around the lakes is home to an extremely wide variety of animal and bird species. Rare fauna such as the European brown bear, wolf, eagle, owl, and lynx can be found here, along with many more common species.

Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik is known as the “Pearl of the Adriatic” is one of the most prominent tourist attractions in Croatia and the Mediterranean. It is a must see place on anyones list The walled city was built on maritime trade. In the Middle Ages it became the only city-state in the Adriatic to rival Venice and achieved a remarkable level of development during the 15th and 16th centuries. Dubrovnik is steeped in stunning architecture and sculptural detail, and boasts spectacular churches, monasteries, museums, fountains and the famous walls that surround the old city. The Inner Protected Old City is captivating. Outside the walls a modern city awaits to be explored. It is a popular destination for cruise liners. It has a wide choice of first class tourist accommodation including self catering. Another popular wedding destination for Europeans.

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