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Top Tip on How to Avoid Those Expensive Weekend Flights to Croatia

by Croatia Gems, 10th August 2022

Lovely Croatian Villa but weekend flight costs can be exorbitant, so how can you get around paying them?

So you’ve set your heart on a lovely Croatian villa, and you’ve asked the rental company to hold it for you whilst you check out flights, and then you realise you could get a better deal if you didn’t have to book weekend flights!

A Top Tip from us here at Croatia Gems is to come a few days early, thereby using cheaper and more available flights, have a few days in a hotel or B&B (perhaps in a fab historic centre like Split for example, or lovely Trogir) and then move to your lovely Croatian villa on the Saturday for the week.

The advantages are that you can save a lot of money, even when factoring in the extra accommodation costs, and you get to experience another location during the same holiday! As an example, we’ve just heard from a group who have rented one of our large Cavtat villas in July, that they have booked into a couple of apartments within the walls of Dubrovnik Old Town for two nights before their booking and have saved a great deal of money by getting outbound Thursday flights – they are very excited to be staying in the atmospheric old town where they can enjoy the melee and bustle and act like a local. They can easily avoid the times when the cruise ships throng the marbled streets and retire instead to read their books in peace, or take up a great people-watching vantage spot in a local café.

The other things to do, is to ask us about this issue as some villas will now do any start day so you could take advantage of better value flights to Croatia and still only book a week at a villa. The trick is always to ask us, as we know which villas will do what and it never hurts to ask!

Villas that will do Any Start Day

For example… Villa Nectara in stunning Mlini Bay is a 5 bedroom villa sleeping 10-12. Within walking distance of the beach and some lovely restaurants, it’s a popular choise. There is a water taxi into Dubrovnik Old Town and it has a contemporary interior, good sized pol, big garden and badminton court!

Or just around the bay, there’s 6 bedroom Villa Lumiere, sleeping 12-14 – great views and a short walk down to Mlini harbour right in the centre of everything!

On the Split Riviera, also check out the Cinquento Villas, Villa Francesca, Villa Marina Beach, Villa Olivine, Villa Marissa, Villa Lendra an Villa Pearl!

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