Beachfront accommodation Croatia
Sea view terrace and close proximity to the beach are probably the main criteria that influence the choice of the apartment for your summer vacation in Croatia. We have selected a large number of apartments and beach houses in Croatia, particularly suitable to accommodate families with children. Our search engine will help you find an accommodation close to the beach; by using the large number of filters you can choose accommodation in Dalmatia, Istria or Kvarner.
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Never enough beachfront accommodations. Our categories of accommodation by the sea means that accommodation is only 50m airline away from the sea and it is precisely this category of accommodation that is mostly requested among all markets and guest types. Experience of the summer is when you "jump" into the sea from your bed. Yes, that's exactly what 90% of tourists traveling to Croatia on holiday want. Croatia has a very long coast, and in many locations you can find a real little oasis houses and apartments located by the sea. These are priceless sites that provide a unique experience. When you have the opportunity, to leave the house and simply dive into our beautiful sea.
Apartment or house by the sea for your vacation by the sea
Each apartment or house by the sea has been checked by our experts for private accommodation who also prepared the descriptions, pictures and videos. Our customers, after returning from vacation, leave comments, post photos and videos to make it easier for you to choose the accommodation for your vacation by the sea. Our desire is to help each customer find the accommodation according to his taste by taking advantage of our excellent payment terms. Relax and enjoy a beach accommodation on the Croatian coast. You may also be interested in our Croatia beach guide with hundreds of beaches to choose from. Next to the description of every beach there is a recommendation of an accommodation near the sea; we put the accent on the following categories: sandy beaches and family beaches.
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Top historic sites in Croatia
Croatia is a very rich country in cultural heritage and exceptional historical architecture, which is preserved till today. A variety of historic towns has its own story about the Mediterranean. We recommend a few cities that you cannot skip visiting if you decide to visit Croatia. The list of unavoidable cities: Dubrovnik, Split, Rovinj, Pula, Zadar, Zagreb, Sibenik...
Lord Byron was so touched by Dubrovnik that he named it "Pearl of the Adriatic" and Dubrovnik indeed leaves that impression to all its visitors. The center of the city, surrounded by city walls, is very lively, full of cafes, shops, restaurants where you can enjoy the beautiful historical spirit between stone walls while relaxing in good company.
Whether you are in Dubrovnik for the first time or you have already visited this pearl of the Adriatic, it will definitely charm you with its cultural wealth.
As we have already mentioned the city walls with towers are the biggest attraction for visitors and beside the walls be sure to visit:
- The fortress Lovrjenac which is located west of the old town at 37 meters high cliff
- Take a walk down the street Stradun, which is also the main street in the city of Dubrovnik. Today, this popular street is paved with stone blocks. All the houses that are on Stradun were built after the great earthquake in 1667. All these houses have very similar schedule. This street was visited by famous celebrities such as Sean Connery, Tom Cruise, Beyonce, Mickey Rourke, Kevin Spacey...and many others.
- While walking through Stradun remember to stop at the end of the Orlov column, which is located between the Sponza Palace and the church of St. Vlah. Orlov column is a symbol of Dubrovnik's independence. This is a stone wall showing a knight in armor, holding a sword and a shield.
- City clock tower built in 1444 and 31 meters high. The bell tower is located at the exit of the main street towards the Ploce doors. In 15th century, the twins from bronze were made and they tick every hour. As the time passed by the bronze oxidized and it turned green, so today twins are called “greeners” and their names are Maro and Baro. They were damaged in the earthquake in 1667 and replaced by copies, while the originals are kept in the palace Pronza.
- Great Onofrio Fountain, located at the entrance to the old town and built by Onofrio della Cava was the symbol of construction of urban water supply and it drew the spring water from 12 km distant river.
- City Council Palace built in the 14th century, but burned till ground in 1816 in a fire. At the same place aanew City Hall was built six years later, and it is the administrative centre of Dubrovnik even today. The famous Dubrovnik cafe and theater is located here as well. You can find a lot more about Dubrovnik on our web page.
After Dubrovnik, we must mention the city of Split. Split is the center of Dalmatia region and its largest city. The city is dominated by the Diocletian's Palace, built by the Roman emperor Diocletian. The emperor fell in love with this area and decided to build a palace for retirement. Today, the palace lives to the fullest with plenty of restaurants, hotels and authentic shops.
Top 5 restaurants we recommend in Split:
1. Restaurant Bokeria
2. Restaurant Paradigma
3. Restaurant Perivoj
4. Restaurant Zrno Soli
5. Tavern Matejuska
Other restaurant recommendations can be read on TripAdvisor at the following link: The best restaurants in Split, Dalmatia LINK
More about Split on the website of the tourist board of the city of Split: LINK
If you want to get to know the surroundings and the city of Split do not miss Trogir, just 20 minutes by car from Split, and also a UNESCO monument. Catch day trips with a guide to Trogir, or boat trips or catamaran to the islands such as Brac and Hvar.
Hvar is a unique island, the sunniest in the Adriatic Sea and has become one of the most attractive destinations in the Adriatic. Hvar can be reached by ferry to Stari Grad (2:30h sailing from Split) where you can take a bus to the town of Hvar or catamaran directly to Hvar town (45 minutes drive). For timetable catamarans and ferries please visit Jadrolinija.hr. Ticket for the ferry or catamaran can be bought in the Split port. Hvar keeps its Venetian spirit that had long ruled this island. During your visit to the town of Hvar please visit: Fortica Fortress (Španjola); Hvar cathedral; Franciscan monastery and Hvar theater (and Arsenal) established in 1612.
After Dubrovnik, Split, Trogir and Hvar, it is time for the city of Rovinj. The town of Rovinj lies on the Croatian coast region of Istria, in which Rick Steves (video) said that it is his favorite place between Dubrovnik and Venice. Many say that Rovinj breathes romance, and it is known as one of the most romantic places in the Mediterranean! Center of Rovinj is located on the island, and all the houses are right next to each other and the streets are narrow and rocky, providing the unique romantic charm. The baroque church St. Euphemia is located in the center of the island. We recommend climbing the 60-meter tower of St. Euphemia church to experience a beautiful view of the red roofs, harbor, and the entire life of Rovinj.
After Rovinj, no less important destination is Pula. Also located in the region of Istria and the largest city of the region. A beautiful city with rich historical heritage and splendid amphitheater, also known as the Colosseum from the 2nd century. Some early records show that Pula was inhabited since 1000 BC, and is mentioned in Greek mythology in the story of Jason and Medea who stole the Golden Fleece. Pula was ruled by the Romans long time during the history who built the water supply and sewage as well as many buildings in the city. The best known are: the Roman Walls, Roman Gates, Roman Theater, Amphitheater, August Temple, St. Maria Formosa, Portarata and Giardinin Square (Piazza), Sergiev Arc de Triomphe, also known as Golden Gate, Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Temples and the Basilica of the Forum, Municipal Palace in the Forum, Arsenal Shipyard, the Venetian Fortress and many others.
If you decide to visit one or more cities we strongly recommend that you hire a guide to help you find out more about the story of the city... This way much you will understand and experience better the past and the present of cities, and in the end to learn to live with the people who live there.
Croatian gastronomy - traditional food and beverages of Croatian regions
Croatia has a very varied cuisine which is different from region to region, and the biggest difference is the one between the coastal regions and inland regions. Continental region is dominated by meat products, Slavonian fish and vegetables, and, more than in the coastal cuisine, they use products during season periods and from their own farms.
The coastal cuisine or Mediterranean cuisine was influenced by the Greeks, Romans and Illyrians, and later Italians and the French. This cuisine is characterized by a lot of fish, prepared in different ways: octopus, shrimp, lobster, squid, cuttlefish ... When preparing the dishes, they use homemade olive oil, and serve some of the local wines such as Plavac, Plančić, Pošip, Grk, Babić, Malvasia, Prosecco and many others.
Recommendation for an active holiday in Croatia
Rafting - This popular adventure is organized on the river Cetina, Zrmanja, Korana, Kupa and Una. All who love the adrenaline are invited to participate in this adventure. You can book your place in this adventure a few days before your arrival. Adventure is organized throughout the whole year, if weather conditions permit so, but we definitely recommend choosing spring because the nature is in its full bloom, and it is not too cold. Organizers offered a suits, shoes, helmets, vests and before the start, you will pass a short course so that everything goes all right.
Diving - Croatian coast is very long and has a lot of islands and islets that make this sport more interesting. The vast majority of Croatian diving centers can be found at the following website: LINK. All equipment can be rented at the centers, as well as the beginner's diving course if you have never dived. Diving courses are usually held only in the summer.
Climbing - people say that Croatia is one of Europe's best climbing destinations. In the area of Dalmatia and Istria region there is a large number of marked climbing areas, such as: Paklenica, Marjan, Markezina Greda, Pokojec, Zarečki roof, Zagrađe (Mosor) ...
Bike tours - biking has become increasingly popular among young people as well as among those in the prime of life. Croatia has recognized that and you can enjoy in numerous bike tours every day and everywhere. We recommend choosing our cruise with bicke tours, where you can also rent bikes: ordinary or those with an electric motor. More about cycling tours is available on the following website: LINK.