At Croatia Gems, we don't just take your booking and send you directions... In most areas, we have Croatia Gems local representatives on the ground out in Croatia to help you arrive at your villa and for you to contact in case you need them. They are also a brilliant resource to help you to make the most of your holiday in Croatia with all the best contacts for excursions and services!
Our resident Dubrovnik Rep, Bozidar, has been working with us for the best part of 10 years and is very popular with guests and villa owners alike. As a Dubrovnik local who grew up in Dubrovnik, he knows everyone and has worked with most villa owners and local companies over the years. He has a huge local knowledge and is a veritable Dubrovnik expert so whatever you want to do, he is your man! When he is not repping, he is to be found channeling his energies in to designing some of the best excursions and tours in Dubrovnik for he and his wife's excursion company which we are sure will inspire Croatia Gems guests. We love their fresh, innovative and interesting ideas. Bozidar is also calm and quite unflappable and on hand in case you need him, so an all round great guy to have on side in Dubrovnik. Bozidar is a fully qualified sommelier and tour guide.
Ana is Bozidar's wife and they make a great team. Having managed two of Dubrovnik’s busiest restaurants simultaneously for the last few years, she has decided to join her husband to be more involved in their passion for showing guests the best of what Dubrovnik has to offer. Also a Dubrovnik local, Ana knows the area inside out and is the consummate professional. Having worked closely for years with most of the food and wine suppliers in the region, she has some serious knowledge worth tapping! Ana is the best person we know to ask about food, chefs, wine and where to get it and she loves to find and share the best bits of Dubrovnik with guests! Ana & Bozo's company's wine tour is one of the best so definitely give it a try. Ana is a fully qualified sommelier with a huge knowledge of Croatian food and wine. Ana is also a yoga enthusiast so for any 'yoga on the beach' requirements, she's your girl!
Split & Trogir Riviera
Matko has been Croatia Gems's 'man on the ground' in Trogir for the last 10 years and is the main contact for guests on arrival and during their stay in the Trogir, Split area. He co-ordinates all guests and villa arrivals and is in touch with all the villa owners, transfer drivers, car hire suppliers etc, and is on hand for anything guests need during their stay. With an office on Trogir waterfront and an office in Split's old town, he and his team are perfectly placed to help with any requests guests might have! Especially so since he also runs an excursions company providing small group trips, tours and activities which he can advise Croatia Gems guests on. Often to be found speed boating to Hvar Island, Matko grew up in Trogir and is passionate about the area and getting out to explore it. He knows anyone who is anyone and all the best places to visit, eat and experience.
Blaz Belas has a master's degree in finance and marketing and but his career has been always focused on tourism. He has a cool, calm and academic demeanor, perfect for dealing with the comings and goings of the hot summer in Croatia! Blaz has a great eye for detail and in charge of organising all the ground operations and guest relations for Croatia Gems in the Split and Trogir area. He is at all guests disposal, both before travel and after arrival in Croatia, in case you need anything to be organised - be it transfers, car hire, excursions, advice on activities you can enjoy while in Croatia, restaurant recommendations, grocery shopping, or any other service you might need in order to make your holiday in Croatia a truly memorable one.
Nives is the veritable back bone of the rep team in Split, running both offices and co-ordinating staff and guest operations alike. A Slovenian in origin she is a cool head in a Mediterannean land! She keeps things running like clockwork. She is Matko's partner and, like Matko, has a high level of professionalism and a passion for showing guests the best the region has to offer.
Stanko is from Sumartin on Brac Island and having grown up on the island, he knows it very well! He also has many good contacts on the island so he's a useful person to know! He is super enthusiastic about the island - it's history, culture, wines and gastronomy and is on hand to help you to experience all it has to offer and to have an unforgettable holiday. He and his team are available to arrange transfers for you to your villa or apartment from Supetar or Sumartin ferry ports on Brac or around the island if you fancy a day out and about sight-seeing, car hire and can also arrange a selection of interesting and exciting excursions and tours around the island on your behalf.