With the end of November, we all begin to feel the holiday atmosphere and the oncoming of Christmas. This year, you could experience Advent and winter magic with a slight twist.
Many people lead busy lives and want some time away from the hectic lifestyle when they go away. Hidden Croatia holidays don’t get much more peaceful than a villa holiday in one of our luxurious properties located in many of the popular cities around Croatia.
If you are looking to explore the tourist attractions which may be a little more off the beaten track and a little more relaxing, our Croatia Travel Blog has the perfect guide for you on the hidden gems of Croatia.
Dubrovnik’s Hidden Gems
If a Dubrovnik Hidden Croatia Holiday is the one for you we have some stunning villas available for you to enjoy, tucked away from the crowds.
Villa Garden in Dubrovnik could provide you with the hideaway you are looking for to relax while still being close enough to the bars and restaurants for those nights you don’t want to cook for yourselves.
Lopud Island – Dubrovnik
Lopud Island can be found just 4km outside Dubrovnik in the Adriatic Sea. This is the most developed of the islands surrounding Dubrovnik but manages to retain its peaceful and quaint characteristics which saw Dubrovnik aristocracy sail here most weekends in the 17th Century.
The most famous area on Lopud is the Bay of Sunj with one of the most renowned beaches for being pure white sand – very rare to find in Croatia. This is just one of the many reasons Lopud is ranked as 11th of 141 things to do in Dubrovnik on Tripadvisor.
Lopud is easily reachable by boat from Dubrovnik which makes it an excellent day-trip on your hidden Croatia holiday. Most of the traffic to the island comes from the numerous island-hopping cruises which set sail from Dubrovnik harbour each day. These can be a very pleasant way to view the Elaflti Islands with lunch and drinks often included.
Park Orsula – Dubrovnik
Park Orsula is located just 3km east of Dubrovnik and sports amazing views of the old town and the islands just offshore.
During the summer months, there are often music festivals and gatherings in the hillside. When these aren’t taking place, however, you will find it hard to find a more relaxing place so close to Dubrovnik. Take a picnic and set up in the park to while away an afternoon in tranquillity.
Alternatively, visit the park as the sun sets out over the Adriatic. There are not many better sights than seeing Dubrovnik and the Yachts in the harbour illuminate as darkness closes in. This really is a place you don’t want to miss on your hidden holiday in Dubrovnik.
There is a small carpark at Orsula or if you don’t have a car during your trip catch the number 10 bus from the city which goes straight past.
Spilt Hidden Croatia Holidays
If Dubrovnik isn’t for you there are some fantastic hidden gems to visit up the Riviera in Split. The Split Riviera has many delights to enjoy on your retreat. Including day-trips around the area. Like Dubrovnik, we have a range of villas perfect to suit every taste in the Split region. Enjoy a day by your own pool on your hidden Croatia holiday on a well earned day off from exploring.
Trogir Island – Split
Trogir is a tiny island just to the east of Split close to the region’s airport. The town is set inside medieval stone walls on a small island connected to the mainland by a bridge. The area has remained mainly preserved from how it would have looked in the 15th century, with the collection of Romanesque and Renaissance buildings earning World Heritage Status in 1997.
The St Lawrence Cathedral is the main feature of Trogir, labelled as one of the finest architectural buildings in Croatia. Visitors are able to climb the distinctive 154-foot bell tower of the cathedral for a small cost.
As your day on Trogir comes to a close make sure to visit the promenade that will be adorned with bars and restaurants overlooking the coastline.
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