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For Croatia Villas, Split Offers a Wealth of Memorable Experiences to Make Your Croatia Holiday a Memorable One

By Helen Lease, 30th March 2024

For Croatia villas, Split and its surrounding riviera offer a wealth of memorable experiences to make your Croatia holiday full of enjoyable trips and adventures – whether it’s up and down the coast on the mainland, to islands just a ferry hop away, I can guarantee you’ll be spoilt for choice.

The Split Riviera is popular for a number of reasons. Most notably because of its numerous, lovely sea edge villages offering a plentiful supply of Croatian villas for all pockets. You’ll find it’s easy to find family villas within easy reach of great beaches and restaurants.

Beautiful old towns

Another enticement will be the proximity of beautiful old towns full of traditional architecture including Roman and mediaeval, with their historic street patterns. UNESCO recognised Trogir Old Town is a prime example, with its core a jumble of narrow car free lanes with hidden restaurants hiding in courtyards. Also, atmospheric Juliet balconies appear above you festooned with pots overflowing with colourful flowers. The lanes open up into larger squares giving space for tables and chairs to spill from little cafes.  You’ll want to take your time savouring your coffee and do some people-watching. Like many sea edge villages, Trogir has developed a lovely marina in front of the Riva. You won’t be alone in strolling along and wondering who owns the beautiful yachts – I found this makes a lovely after dinner evening walk.

Croatia villas Split   Trogir Fruit & Vegetable Market  
Boat trips

Of course, the proximity to the sea lends itself to boat trips. These can be water taxis to access nearby villages or for excursions to beautiful caves, water features or islands. Split old town is the main gateway to the islands of Brac and Solta (closest ones), plus Hvar, Korcula and Vis. This offers the potential for day trips or for two centre holidays, one Croatia villas Split and the other to experience island life in a villa.

Croatia villas Split Excursions



If you’d like some adventure from your Croatia villa head for Omis, down the coast from Split. The town marks the Cetina River’s emergence from a gorge into the Adriatic. There are numerous activities for adrenalin-seeking folk: canyoning, rafting, cliff-jumping, kayaking, climbing. Have a look also at the Via Ferrata Omis (iron trail). This is a route that make use of wire cables and fixed anchors to allow non-climbers to safely access the high peaks around the gorge – I’m not sure that one’s for me!

Croatia villas Split Activities
Natural wonders

Maybe the natural world is all the excitement you desire? Have a look at Krka National Park where the karst landscape has created a gorge and cascading waterfalls. I loved this  day out. You can walk the boardwalks on top of the waterfalls and admire the beauty of the waterfall pools. There’s a folk museum with its reconstructed house and workshops to visit, and you can take a ferry down the gorge. The wider area around Skradin is very interesting and a favourite of Bill Gates!

On your return journey from Krka, I popped into historic Sibenik with its UNESCO protected cathedral. You’ll find Restaurant Pelegrini there too, a Michelin star restaurant.

Up the coast you can discover the famous Sea Organ at Zadar, which plays music with the rhythm of the sea’s waves.

Croatia villas, Split – ideas for private pool villas:

For multi-generation groups or large families, sea edge Palm Tree Villa always gets great reviews. 6 bedrooms, jacuzzi, gym, sauna, beach, kayaks, SUP – something for everyone! Just along the lane is beach Villa Slatine with family friendly beach and beach bar. At Vinisce Bay, just up coast Trogir, we have Villa Talia. Close to the beach and restaurants, this villa sleeps 15 and is perfect for larger groups.

New Villa Angela has 4 bedrooms, is close to the beach and within easy reach of restaurants, shops and lovely Trogir. Villa Olivine is the came size, in a good location and is between Split and Trogir. Up the coast is Villa Marina Beach – lovely villa and just a short walk into Marina village.

For smaller family villas within easy walking distance of Okrug Gornji beaches and restaurants, have a look at Villa Lendra and Villa Marissa. Both have 3 bedrooms and space for 10 guests. You can take the water taxi from the harbour straight into Trogir old town.

For a larger group, luxury Villa Rosa at beautiful Primosten has 7 bedroom luxury.

Need lots of space but on a budget? See Villa Olivia with its 7 bedrooms and extra beds to sleep up to 16. Great views, and just a taxi ride into Split. Or maybe 7 bedroom Villa Zelen, perfectly located close to everything in Okrug Gornji.

Feel free to search through our Croatia villas Split. If you don’t find what you want there, do have a look at our ‘By Request only’ villa portfolio. Alternatively, just give us a call or email us and we’ll find a lovely Croatia villa for you.

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