Many of us imagine the ideal vacation full of sunshine, crystal clear sea, summer festivals, and tourist popular destinations. But what if we told you there was another side of Croatia that you have not experienced yet but which is equally excited, full of peace, greenery, and tranquility?
Rural tourism is ideal if you wish to experience Croatia in a bit different, but unique way, far away from everyday hustle and bustle. Slow down and enjoy the charms of agritourism in Croatia. Experience the beauty of Croatian country life, unspoiled nature, the hospitality of hard-working hosts and delightful tastes of homemade food and wines. Wake up with birdsong, breathe the fresh air and get ready for your rural holiday adventure!
We’re bringing you a list of Top 4 rural houses in Croatia you should definitely visit!
1. Apartments Mariano, Lašići (Istra)
If you want to enjoy the peace and tranquility in a beautiful place surrounded by greenery in Istria, you should visit the House Mariano located in a small village Lasici. 3 comfortable apartments in the house can accommodate up to 17 people. The hosts will offer you the local wine, smoked ham or cheese. There is an outdoor pool ideal for summertime refreshments and a winery.
You can enjoy walking in the forest during the autumn time and picking asparagus and mushrooms. You can also enjoy the grape harvest with the owners. The lovers of active holidays can explore the beauty of central Istria by cycling on the path Parencana which is only 200 meters from the accommodation. Families with small children can book train and explore the cultural and historic sites with the guide, visit the zoo and playground. The lovers of traditional delicacies and wine can visit a large number of wineries, taste homemade bread, olive oil, honey, brandy and similar, and discover Istria with a unique dining experience.
2. Rooms Marijana, Čaporice
Agritourism Rooms Marijana is located in the small village of Čaporice near Trilj, 25km from Split. Decorated in a rural style that presents Dalmatian inland, Rooms Marijana is an ideal accommodation for those who want to spend their vacation in a peaceful ambiance. Each of the 7 rooms is equipped with air conditioning, TV and a bathroom. There is also table tennis (ping pong).
In addition to the accommodation itself, the property has a beautifully decorated restaurant in a rural setting where you can taste traditional dishes and relax with a glass of homemade wine. If you decide to visit Rooms Marijana in September, you will have the opportunity to take part in grape picking at the owner’s vineyard and winemaking.
3. House Marija, Orašac
Located 16 km from the center of Dubrovnik and 4 km from the Adriatic road, House Marija is the ideal place for 9 people who want to escape from everyday life. During your stay in House Marija, you will be offered homemade liqueurs, extra virgin olive oil from host’s olive groves, cheese as well as a red and white wine from owner’s vineyards. An outdoor pool offers a great refreshment during the summer heat, and for those who want to stay in shape during vacation, exercise equipment is available.
To make your stay even more special, the hosts organize excursions to the cave Vjetrenica, which is located 40 km from the apartments or Popovo Field, a one-day boat trip to the nearby islands with fish tasting. If you want to enjoy the real atmosphere of the agritourism you can participate in the various stages of olive processing, fishing at night or in the preparation of traditional dishes.
4. Apartment Srblin, Sv. Petar u Šumi
If you want to escape from everyday life and have summer holidays far away from hustle, then you should visit the household Apartment Srblin. Friendly hosts will kindly welcome you. During your stay, you and your family can learn how to live in nature, how to grow chickens and pigeons, how to arrange the garden. You can also take part in olive picking.
If you decide to have a vacation in this household you will have an apartment with two bedrooms at your disposal, decorated in antique style. One thing is guaranteed for sure: your vacation will be fulfilled here! When visiting this household you can do different activities: walking in the woods, renting a horse carriage and admiring the beauty of this area of Istria (for example asparagus picking in the woods).
Experience Croatia off the beaten path! Avoid the hustle and bustle of tourist popular destinations. Spend a relaxing vacation in the peaceful and green surroundings of Istria and Dalmatia. You can be sure that rural Croatia holiday will wow you.