Dalmatian Coast Luxury Villas
Dalmatian Coast, Croatia
Croatia's Dalmatian coastline is considered to be one of the most beautiful coastlines in Europe; it can be compared with the beauty of the Amalfi Coast. This is the perfect place to enjoy a luxurious villa holiday in the Mediterranean. The Dalmatian Coast stretches from the delightful cities of Zadar, Pula and Šibenik to the north, through Split with its great Palace of the Roman Emperor Diocletian, Makarska and down to Dubrovnik, the bejewelled citadel in the south. The Croatian coastline is mainly mountainous and boasts soaring mountains which plunge into the azure waters. Take a trip up to the top of the mountains and marvel at the crystal clear turquoise blue waters of the Adriatic sea.
Some of the many smaller towns are equally as impressive and charming and the landscape is quite simply breath taking. You’ll find an abundance of beaches and coves, small bays and marinas, nestled all along the coast of Croatia. A perfect destination for a luxury villa holiday, the area is excellent for fresh ingredients, olives, figs, vines, oranges and lemons to grow in abundance. As you would expect, fresh fish is on most menus and it is fantastic, some restaurants even have their own fishing boat! In this area, the tradition of grilling and roasting fish and delicacies of the sea has been carried down from generation to generation, where the taste of the fish depends on the grilling technique and the type of wood chosen. Grilled pork and roasted lamb are common dishes, and beef too, which is often cooked in a delicious tomato sauce. Cheese lovers will endeavour in all the different cheeses on offer. In the markets you will find a thick white cheese called svjezi sir sold in little plastic sacs and usually eaten, as an accompaniment to a salad, with salt and pepper. Another is Paski sir which is a hard cheese from the isle of Pag, is an excellent cheese and one of the most reputed.
Throughout the area you will find your hosts are very welcoming and good-hearted, a kindness and quality of service that are excellent.
Split, one of the jewels of the Adriatic; the cultural and economic hub of Central Dalmatia, there is so much history and a fascinating port, offering a wealth of museums and Roman ruins to explore. Set under a dramatic mountain backdrop which opens onto a vast expanse of sea Split’s centre is a labyrinth of narrow streets and grand squares paved in glossy white flagstones. A magical city with historical monuments, a gift from the Romans and Venetians, plus chic shops, cafes, bars and restaurants, lively markets, elegant art galleries and vibrant music....so much to discover! From Split, you can easily visit Solta and Brac by boat, or a short drive to Solin, Omis, Trogir, Brela Beach, Baska Voda and Makarska are less than an hour away by car.
Makarska is an attractive city popular with tourists, the centre has a lot of character, rich cultural and historical heritage; it is a horseshoe shaped bay between the Biokovo mountain and the Adriatic Sea. The city is known for its palm-fringed promenade, where fashionable cafés, bars and boutiques overlook the pretty harbour where many yachts and motor boats are moored. The old town of Makarska has narrow stone-paved streets, a main church square where there is a flower and fruit market, and a Franciscan monastery that houses a sea shell collection featuring a giant clam shell. There is a very popular sports center with football and rugby, athletic track, basketball, handball, tennis, etc., and covered gym.
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