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Croatia is a stunningly beautiful country just across the waters from the east coast of Italy and bordering Hungary, Slovenia and Bosnia. Year after year, It is one of our clients favourite villa locations in this part of the world. Extensive travel throughout Europe make our team experts on all things Croatia.

It is a diverse country rich in culture, history, long stretches of beautiful coastline, exciting landscapes and over 1,000 islands. Croatia is fast becoming one of Europe’s most popular and fashionable vacation destinations and for an excellent reason. Our global team are passionate about service and our local knowledgeable is unsurpassable. Contact our villa experts today to book your next Croatian villa rental.

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Guide to Croatia

Imagine picture-perfect towns with red-tiled roofs bordered on one side by crystal clear waters and the other by verdant green mountains. Croatia is probably best known for the beautiful clear waters of the Adriatic Sea which are dominated by sheltered rocky coves perfect for swimming, snorkelling and water sports. With so many adventures to choose from, our complimentary concierge service will work with you to create the perfect itinerary.

However, this destination is also a gourmet and wine lovers delight. Croatia is the country where you will find the freshest and most delicious seafood imaginable and excellent local wines. We have the intimate local knowledge to also book all of your dinner reservations. Whilst you won't find many sandy beaches, the waters are so exquisitely clear and clean, and access to the sea is made easy by stone steps.

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Croatia enjoys over 2,600 hours of sunshine per year. Some of the pros and cons of this typically Mediterranean climate, is hot summers and colder winters. We recommend travel between April and October. However, should you wish to have an active holiday in Croatia where you can enjoy some of the best hiking and cycling in Europe, then we recommend the months of April, May, September and October.

Of course, one of the best ways to explore this incredible country is by staying in one of our beautiful Villas in Croatia. Many of our villas overlook or are on Croatia’s Adriatic Coast and are the perfect base from which to explore the historic walled towns, sparkling coastline, and picturesque fishing villages.

That is where our team at Exceptional Villas come in. We are here to firstly help you decide which part of the country to stay and secondly to assist in finding you the perfect villa to rent in Croatia to suit your dreams and wishes and in turn have the vacation of a lifetime. Once you have selected one of our villas in Croatia, our concierge team are on hand to guide and organise all the best things to do and see during your vacation in Croatia.

We are happy to provide a small insight into this great country.


Dubrovnik has its location on the Southern coast of Croatia on the Adriatic Sea. It is a stunningly beautiful city known for its distinctive old town which is circled by massive stone walls built during the 16th Century. Dubrovnik declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 1979, is today one of the premier destination cities in Europe.

Dubrovnik is also well known for having been used during the filming of The Game of Thrones. One of the most popular locations with our clients and they experience lifetime memories here.

View of rooftops in Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik has an extraordinarily colourful and turbulent history. The city initially dates back to the 7th Century when it was known as Ragusa and under the protection of the Byzantine Empire. During the 14th to 19th Centuries, Dubrovnik came under the Sovereignty of the Republic of Venice.

Following this year was a period of independence. During the Napoleonic Wars, Dubrovnik the French Empire, and The Napoleonic Kingdom of Italy occupied Dubrovnik. More recently in the 19th and 20th Centuries, Dubrovnik was part of Yugoslavia. It was only in 1992 that it officially became part of Croatia.

Some of the main attractions of Dubrovnik include a range of well-preserved buildings such as the Baroque St. Blaise Church, Renaissance Sponza Palace and to the Gothic Rector’s Palace. The narrow streets of the ancient old town are paved with limestone and lined with fabulous shops, restaurants, cafés, and art galleries.

We are delighted to be on hand to help you select one of our villas in Dubrovnik as the perfect base to explore this incredibly historic and exciting city.


Dubrovnik was the location for many of the iconic Game of Thrones scenes. King’s Landing, the capital of the seven kingdoms stronghold in the popular HBO series was filmed in Croatia. Any fans of the series will love a walking tour around Dubrovnik’s streets. Our Exceptional Villas concierge are delighted to assist with finding a local guide who will take you to all the central filming locations as well as providing information on the history of Dubrovnik.


Croatia’s capital city of Zagreb has it’s location in the north-western part of the country. The city centre is famous for its beautiful ancient architecture which lines its streets. Most of the architecture dates to the 18th and 19th Century from the Austro-Hungarian occupation. Other must-sees include the Gothic, twin-spired 13th Century St Mark’s Cathedral and the pedestrian Tkalčićeva Street and the main town square lined with outdoor cafes, museums and art galleries.


Any visit to Croatia would not be complete without visiting at least one of the 1,200 beautiful Croatian islands. Sparkling crystal-clear blue waters lap against pretty coves, local restaurants serving the freshest of seafood imaginable and pretty harbours full of bobbing boats are just some of the hallmarks of these exquisite islands.

The islands are also an excellent destination for anyone looking for a more active vacation. Hiking and cycling in breath-taking scenery made up of forests, waterfalls and mountains is hard to beat in the islands of Croatia.

Ranging in size for 6 square kilometres to 406 square kilometres, each of the Croatian islands is unique and captivating. 80% of the islands are uninhabited, and many of them are national parks. Some of them are quiet such as The Elaphiti Islands, and some are wonderfully cultural and historical such as Korcula. Some are glamorous such as Hvar, and then there are all-rounders such as Brač. One thing they all have in common is the crystal-clear azure waters that surround them.


One of the best islands should you wish to stay for a week, or more is the island of Brač. It is known for its white pebble beach called Ziatni Rat and is a favourite spot for windsurfers. Ziatni Rat is one of Croatia’s most beautiful and distinctive beaches.

The resort town of Bol has its location directly beside the beach The main town of Brač is called Supetar and has a population of over 3,000. The Villas on Brač Island Croatia are some of the most popular especially those beside the town of Bol.


The Split Riviera is blessed with stunning scenery, sunny days incredible culture. It is one of the most popular bases for a first-time visit. From here you can explore some of the area’s most exciting sites such as the Roman Diocletian Palace built during the third Century and The Old Town of Split, which is dominated by the Palace.

The gorgeous Old Town is full of shops, restaurants, art galleries and cafes lining the ancient streets. Other interesting sites include the St. Domnius Cathedral, The Klis Fortress and The Riva Promenade.

Our Split vacation rentals are a fantastic option to explore this fascinating and beautiful area. A home base in Split also allows the possibility of exploring some of the close Croatian islands. Our Vacation Rentals Split range in size from 2 to 5 bedrooms sleeping up to 10 people. Many of them have a private pool and great amenities making them an excellent choice for a family vacation.


The island of Hvar is another beautiful base from which to enjoy a vacation in Croatia. Hvar is well known as one of the more glamorous parts of Croatia and popular with the European Party set. Located on the Split Riviera, Hvar has an excellent selection of both sandy beaches and rocky coves each with the crystal clear waters which are a signature of Croatia.

One of the most beautiful is Jagodna which is only accessible by a beautiful hiking path which goes through a mountain tunnel. The walk is lovely, and a refreshing dip in the waters of Jagodna surrounded by pine forests and stone cliffs is a great reward.

View of Hvar

Hvar town, which is a bustling port full of yachts in the summer is the epicentre of the island. It is full of great restaurants, lively bars and night spots. Many of the streets, especially in the old town, are pedestrian-only and paved with marble and pebble stones.

Chic stylishly dressed people from all over the world jam the beautiful streets in the summer months. From Hvar town, it is possible to take ferries to several of the Pakleni islands located offshore. The islands of Pakleni are where you will find some of Croatia’s most secluded beaches.

Our expert team are delighted to recommend all the best and most luxurious Hvar vacation rentals.


Nature lovers can expect to be enthralled by the incredible lakes of Plitvice national park. It is a 295 sq km forest reserve located in central Croatia and comprises of 16 terraced lakes joined together by waterfalls and an incredible limestone canyon.

Waterfalls at Plitvice

There are walkways and hiking trails that wind around the lakes and forests. It is possible to take an electric boat around the 13 upper lakes and four lower lakes.

One of the highlights of the area is the 78-meter hight Veliki Slap waterfall. Plitvice National Park is famous for its turquoise waters and incredible scenery and well worth a visit.


Whilst Croatian wines are not as famous as those of some of its European neighbours in Burgundy, Bordeaux or Tuscany, Croatia produces some incredibly great wines from some of the oldest vineyards in the world. The vineyards were first planted by ancient Greek settlers 2,400 years ago. Most of the wine produced in Croatia is not exported, which is another reason for its lesser-known status.

The island of Hvar where some of our villas in Croatia have their location is home to the world’s oldest vineyard. Today it is a UNESCO World Heritage site called Stari Grad Plain. Grapes have been grown here since 400 BC.

Croatian wines use many native varieties in their production, but many of the more recent wines use Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot.

Croatian cuisine is equally excellent, offering a wide variety of traditional dishes. Croatian food has many influences by both its neighbouring countries and by the different nations that have occupied Croatia throughout history. Whilst dining out in Croatia, expect to see influences from Austrian, Hungary, and Turkey but with a local interpretation and taste. Some of the most popular local dishes include Black Risotto, Stuffed Peppers, Istrian Soup, Oily Fish, Roasted Turkey, Zagreb Schnitzel and the freshest of seafood imaginable.

Based on our years of experience, we are delighted to present some of our most popular Villas in Croatia:

Popular Villas in Croatia

Villa Mila

Villa Mila is one of the most luxurious Croatia Villas on the stunning island of Brac. It is a contemporary 6-bedroom waterfront property with incredible sea views. The terrace boasts a private pool that overlooks the Adriatic Sea. The location is simply stunning, and with its floating dock, you can enjoy endless day trips on a luxury yacht.

Villa Mila Brac

Villa Mila is a perfect Croatian vacation rental for a family or six couples as the home can sleep, 12 guests. Each room features a king-size bed making it ideal for couples; however, 4 of these rooms can be made up as twin rooms on request, making it work for families. Other key features of this home include its gym and sauna. Villa Mila also comes equipped with an elevator and has one bedroom specifically designed for disabled people.

The island of Brač is the largest in Dalmatia and the third-largest in the Adriatic. If you are arriving at Brač Airport, the property is just a 20-minute drive. Our concierge team can assist with your arrival, planning and transportation. For guests arriving at the Split Airport, you can come in style via a luxury speedboat to the villa. Alternatively, two ferries are departing from the mainland arriving on Brač.

Villa Verdana

Villa Vedrana is a stunning 8-bedroom seaside property with an incredible location on the Sibenik Riviera in Pirovac Croatia. The views from this home are excellent, and guests have access to the pebble beach below to enjoy swimming and shell collecting on the beach.

Villa Verdana in Croatia

Guests adore this home for its space and privacy being located on the quiet street, away from the main road with no neighbouring houses surrounding it. Vedrana, surrounded by untouched nature, offers a relaxed, peaceful vacation.

Yet this location also offers easy access to restaurants and shops with the nearest village being just a short drive away. There is also an array of great activities to enjoy nearby such as the nature park Vransko lake which is only 1 km away and is ideal for sightseeing, fishing, bird watching, bike riding, canoeing. Other places include the National park Kornati islands which is excellent for cruising, diving, swimming and the historic town of Šibenik is just 30 minutes’ drive and is great for sightseeing and visiting cathedrals, fortresses and museums.

Villa Splendida

Villa Splendida is a stunning 4-bedroom villa situated at the top of the picturesque village of Splitska on the island of Brac in Croatia. This stunning Croatia Villa features incredible views of the Dalmatian coast seen from the main terrace and many of the bedrooms. The villa can accommodate up to 8 guests and is an excellent villa for families.

Villa Splendida

The villa surrounded by a beautiful garden and a stone wall offers peace and privacy. It is also worth noting that this charming villa is an eco-friendly home built with traditional stone; eco-materials are used, and the villa certified with A+ certificate of energy consumption.

Lopud 1483

Finally, one of our top favourite Croatia Villas and also one of the unique homes in our portfolio is Lopud 1483. As the name suggests, this property was built in 1483 and has its location on the island of Lopud in Croatia. It is a historical and unique 15th-century monastery transformed into a luxury 5-bedroom vacation rental fort exclusive use.

Lopud 1483

Once home to Franciscan monks this property has been meticulously restored over the last twenty years and allows guests to step back in time and experience a unique property. Yet, it offers 5-star amenities and services for discerning travellers. For added convenience, the property is located only 7 miles from the city of Dubrovnik, and you can reach the villa within one hour from Dubrovnik airport by boat.

Another aspect that makes Lopud 1483 unique is that the home is now rented on an exclusive basis to one group at a time and offered on a full board basis. You will be personally cared for by the excellent team of staff, including a gourmet chef who will cater to all your needs. The chef prepares the most delicious meals using traditional Croatian ingredients such as oysters from nearby bays. Meals are served outdoors, or in the formal dining room or Old Kitchen, with its ancient open fireplace and bread oven, used to make fresh pizzas. The choices are endless. The home is also suitable for weddings and events.

The location is breathtaking and set on a stunning seafront location with incredible sea views. You can access the water below the property via private steps which lead down to the sea where you can enjoy swimming, kayaking and paddleboarding. Guests can also take the private boat on hire to explore the nearby islands and other activities such as visit beaches, go fishing and enjoy water activities.

The grounds are gardens are the perfect place to enjoy your morning walk and enjoy some of the many wellness activities at the property. Lopud 1483 is also a place of healing; therefore, private spa massages, yoga and personal training available by arrangement.

At Exceptional Villas, we feature many luxury villas in Croatia located in Split and the surrounding islands. We are proud to be recognized as the number one villa rental company on Trust Pilot. Our concierge team are on hand to assist with coordinating your vacation from the moment your enquiry until after you return home. We ensure every aspect of your vacation is taken care of, so you feel completely relaxed.

We look forward to welcoming you to one of our Croatia Villas.