Where to go for a relaxing week away?
Replies: 8 - Last Post: Apr 26, 2013 7:24 AM Last Post By: Maro_horvat
Mar 4, 2013 1:58 PM
Where to go for a relaxing week away?Hi everyone,
My mum, sister and I are contemplating a change from our usual holiday this year and are considering Croatia. We've gone to Northern Cyprus for the past 3 years and like it because it's a good combination of sun, beaches, nice coastal towns, reasonable quality and priced food, as well as friendly locals. We are looking for all these things - hoping to hire a car and rent a villa with a pool. However, we have no idea where to start! I've looked at Lonely Planet and it seems like Croatia has a lot of choice, therefore I was hoping that people who had been there might be able to help us.
If anyone knows of a town/part of the country that might fit the criteria above and is not excessively expensive, I'd love to hear your tips. Any good villa/car rental company recommendations would also be great as well :)
Mar 5, 2013 4:43 AM
Croatia is excellent choice. I thing that one of the Croatian island would be perfect choice for you. Korcula (south Croatia), Brac (middle Dalmatia-Croatia) or Hvar (middle Dalmatia-Croatia). On these islands you will find many restaurants with traditional cuisine, very nice sandy and pebble beaches, and interesting traditional Dalmatian towns.
If you prefer mainland I would suggest you city of Split or Zadar, or smaller towns around these two cities, from where you can make day trips to other towns and islands.
Mar 6, 2013 2:06 AM
if u fly in to zagreb, u could rent a car spend a day in zg, next day travel to plitvicka jezera. spend there a day if u re a fan of waterfalls. if not form zg take a highway 1 towards zadar, trogir, split or even far south dubrovnik , there are great town, choose one for ur base, and take few day to discover the nearby islands, my advice is to choose split and hope on and off brac, hvar, korcula, ext . if u re in hvar take an excursion to pakleni otoci. this is a great experience,
if u wanna rent a villa and drive ur car every day a bit, then insterd ot south cro islands where u ll be on a ferry most of the time, pick the nort coast of istria. rent a villa with a pool and drive ur car to places like, rovinj, porec, pula, umag, motovun (great town). eat the famous truffels. book a day trip to briuni nat park near pula. Istria is more calm and very romantic, especially rovinj and motovun. that is my tip
Mar 8, 2013 10:12 AM
Mar 9, 2013 9:30 AM
Mar 9, 2013 2:57 PM
Mar 11, 2013 3:11 PM
6Given your expectations, here is another vote for Istria. I have a friend that grew up on Cyprus and even he prefers Istria.
Fly into Zagreb, get a rental, get a villa in Istria (plenty of choices), get exploring. You present as above-average budget travellers, so you will have multitude of options.
Beaches in Istria, sadly, are quite modest. But "another take on Tuscany" might just win you over and you'll have your pool anyway :)
Mar 21, 2013 10:19 AM
Apr 26, 2013 7:24 AM
8I'm from Dubrovnik and I consider it the most beautiful town in Croatia, especially for the vacation. Regarding your wishes, I can recommed you Villas Mlini, it's the new accommodation offer near Dubrovnik that also offer the pool along with the sun and beaches. Old town is very close and you have a lots of things to see.
Hope you'll come and enjoy in my home town.
Edited by: Maro_horvat
(4 star Hotel)
From US$155.29 per night
(0 star Hotel)
From US$21.84 per night
(0 star Hotel)
From US$23.39 per night