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Croatia holidays you'll never forget

Here's why you need to book a holiday villa in Croatia

Written by Time Out. Paid for by Orvas Villas.
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For those who know, it's no surprise to see Croatia top the lists of Europe's best destinations for visitors. With almost six thousand kilometres of pristine coastline resting against the clearest seas anywhere on the Mediterranean, there are a vast range of places to visit and an almost limitless offer of holiday possibilities from which you can choose. 

From hidden Croatia holidays, far away from the clamour of popular tourist spots, to luxury villas in Croatia or weekends right in the heart of the city, the country appeals to solo travellers, romantic couples and families and groups of friends of all ages in a sun-filled season that stretches from spring until autumn. Wherever your interests lie and whenever you want to visit, one of the best options for your stay is to rent a villa.

Villa Vjeka © Orvas Villas

With none of the regimented schedule imposed by a hotel stay, by renting a villa in Croatia you can enjoy your holiday at your own pace. Choosing accommodation with Orvas Villas allows you the freedom to choose exactly the kind of holiday you want, often with as many facilities as you would find at a top rate hotel and also with many you wouldn't.

Specialists in the Croatian coast, Orvas are the leading tourist agency in Croatia and pair their wide range of accommodation offers with an unparalleled number of sailing options so that you can explore various parts of the Adriatic. And with almost two-thirds of its famous coastline existing around its 1000 plus islands, sailing in Croatia is often the only way to unlock the very best the country has to offer.

Offering 85 luxury villas in Croatia of exclusive standard in its portfolio, each with its own private swimming pool, alongside two boutique hotels, Orvas Villas has a range of properties to suit your every need.  A stay in one of their pretty, rustic villas in the heart of a traditional seaside village provides a much-needed dose of Mediterranean cuisine and pace of life, as you browse the gleamingly fresh seafood and vegetables at the local market. Don't want to cater for yourself? Let Orvas Villas arrange for a top local chef to source ingredients and prepare meals for you within your villa. 

Villa Župa © Orvas Villas

If a sleepy seaside villa doesn't sound like your thing, Orvas Villas offer more secluded locations, including beachfront properties where you can spend days cocooned from the world in isolated luxury. Feeling more sociable? Orvas Villas has a range of properties in the heart of Croatia's best seaside cities, including Dubrovnik and Split, where you can wander world-famous UNESCO heritage sites by day, and later on, sample some of the finest restaurants in the country. Split and the Central Dalmatian region offer effervescent nightlife that includes some of Europe's most celebrated music festivals.

Orvas has long-established partnerships with private owners and charter companies which allow them to extend their offer to a range of gulets, yachts,  motorboats, catamarans and even small cruise ships. Sailing in Croatia has never been easier than with Orvas Villas as you can take control of your whole holiday or choose a fully manned vessel with a crew including a chef. Many combinations of villa stays paired with these sailing options are possible with Orvas and for those who only want to dip their toes in the waters, there's also the offers of half-day and full-day excursions with activities like rafting, canyoning, trekking, or visiting some of Croatia's many national parks where you can swim beneath waterfalls and walk away stunned by natural beauty.

Villa Lukrecia © Orvas Villas

The vast majority of Orvas Villas have three or four bedrooms and, unlike a hotel stay, what you do with the generous space is entirely up to you. You can comfortably fit several generations within one villa if you're looking for the family holiday of a lifetime, or you can take a full villa for just you and a partner, spending romantic evenings by the pool sharing an excellent bottle of wine. The choice is yours.

Situated comfortably in seaside communities, on the Croatian mainland or on islands like Hvar, Brač and Korčula, Orvas offer a gateway to traditional cuisine, local wine and way of life in the Med. Within their private walls, the beautifully designed villas offer all of the luxuries and modern facilities you would expect from a luxury, stress-free holiday, such as beautiful furniture, free WiFi, en-suite bathrooms, fully-equipped kitchens, swimming pool and outdoor entertaining and BBQ facilities. See the Croatian coast at your own pace with Orvas.

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