Croatia is the perfect place for vacation because it is easily approachable and affordable. No matter what your goal is - exploring its beautiful coast, picturesque cities or traditional villages or simply relaxing by the sea - Croatia has it all.
The country offers its whole coast, more than 6000 kilometres long with all its hidden jewels, for you to explore. All that is left for you is to choose the location, decide if you want to be in some of the bustling cities or the woody, hidden areas and enjoy this land full of life.
If you are still indecisive and having difficulties deciding where to stay in Croatia, fear not! We are here to help you with our guide through the Croatian coast and villas you can rent in each city for your fun-filled Croatia vacation.
Dalmatia is one of the most popular destinations for a vacation on the Adriatic Sea. It is a uniquely beautiful ‘Heart of the Adriatic’ that offers a coastline of almost 400 kilometres and numerous beautiful islands. It is best explored by car if you would like to visit all the attractions at your own pace.
It is famous for its wonderful landscapes, where you can see huge, mighty mountains, and breathtaking waterfalls. Cities like Zadar, Split and Šibenik invite for amazing outdoor activities.
There are also so many spectacular beaches where you can relax and enjoy your vacation, but captivating world-famous cities such as Dubrovnik, Split and Zadar lure you into exploring.
Split is definitely a must-visit in Dalmatia and one of the most famous cities in the region with its spectacular sights, many historical and cultural treasures, and magnificent beaches.
The charming city centre, including the world-famous Diocletian’s Palace, has been on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 1979 and is therefore a real magnet for visitors. Your well-deserved holiday will be fulfilled if you rent a luxurious villa for a complete deluxe holiday.
One of the best in this area is Villa Mladenka, a 12-person paradise with a private pool, completely equipped for your dream vacation.
The city of Zadar is a real jewel on the Croatian coast and certainly one of the most beautiful cities by the sea with numerous sightseeing opportunities. Other than amazing and unique sights, such as the sea organ and the Monument to the Sun, the real highlights are also the beautiful beaches and the numerous national parks in the surrounding area.
You should also not forget some of the smaller cities in the Zadar and Šibenik region, such as Primošten and Zaton, which are perfect for a fun-filled family vacation due to their offer of holiday resorts that will blow you away.
Biograd na Moru offers a spectacular entertainment park for the whole family, plus it is located in the heart of the Adriatic Coast! What more can you wish for?
If you are the kind of family that prefers ancient fortresses to amusement parks, Dubrovnik is the right choice for you! It is certainly the most famous city in Croatia known as the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’ or the ‘Athens of Croatia’.
It enchants with numerous historical highlights and a breathtaking location directly on the sea. Absolutely spectacular are the gigantic city walls, which lead around the old town, but there are also wonderful beaches. Dubrovnik has it all!
Istria and Kvarner
With its picturesque coastal towns lined up like pearls on a string, Istria attracts visitors due to its diversity. There are many towns worth seeing, such as Umag, Novigrad, Poreč, Rovinj, Pula and so on. It is a true little paradise for a family vacation, too.
You can enjoy the beauties of Istria from your own rented villa, such as a family-friendly contemporary home Villa No. 18 in Poreč which will delight you with its private pool, wonderful garden and all the amenities it offers which you can use for a calm escape from daily life.
With its theme and adventure parks, such as Dinopark and Istralandia, Istria has tunnelled its way into the hearts of not only the smallest visitors but also grown-up adventurers. You can create lasting memories, relax in the pools, and explore the thrilling attractions and the world of dinosaurs with your kids, which will make them love and not want to leave Istria for a long time.
You can also explore the Kvarner Bay, and visit big cities such as Rijeka with its Trsat Castle, but also smaller, picturesque cities, such as the famous city Opatija. The city is enclosed by hills and deep blue waters and you can take a relaxing family stroll through the wonderful Lungomare Promenade. Take in the fresh air and the picturesque landscape of Opatija, you will surely not regret it!
There are over 1244 islands in Croatia that stretch like pearls along the coast. The diversity of the island world knows no bounds and there is something for every type of vacation. Among the classics are, for example, the island of Krk, which is also nicknamed the golden island or also one of the favourites, Hvar island.
The island Krk is unique because of its long history, valuable cultural heritage and its beautiful nature. It is easily accessible by car and extremely popular among vacationers all over Europe. The island is perfect for a family vacation due to its dreamy beaches, kid-friendly activities, and clear waters.
It also offers wonderful villas, such as Villa Montes, a beautiful ten-person seaview vacation home that you can rent for a truly authentic Mediterranean experience.
Along the more than 300 kilometres long coastline of the island of Pag, beautiful beaches and enchanting bays invite you to spend unforgettable beach days. Family beaches such as the sandy beach Planjka or the town beach Prosika are perfect for youngsters. For those young at heart, there is the famous party beach in Zrće, which embodies the heart of Croatian nightlife.
According to surveys, the island of Hvar is one of the ten most beautiful islands in the world. It offers a secluded coastline, beautiful beaches, a pleasant Mediterranean climate and numerous bays.
The average of sunshine hours per year on Hvar is 2.726 hours - the most sunshine hours for an island in Europe, which are perfect to enjoy in a luxurious villa, for example, Villa Luce di Mare with an amazing sea view and modern design. The sandy beach bay of Palmižana is the most popular destination for bathers.
Along the long coastline and on numerous islands, one resort follows the other and each one has its advantages. Some vacationers love the smaller, quiet towns, and some like a little more hustle and bustle of the larger coastal towns. No matter what type of vacationer you are, Croatia’s versatility offers the right vacation spot for everyone.