5 things you didn’t know you could do in Croatia

Think Croatia is just sun, sea and scenery? Think again. Here are 5 brilliant activities you never knew you could do in Istria, the most popular region. 1. Whizz through a canyon on a zip wire Head to the town of Pazin to experience Zip Line Pazin Cave – an adrenalin-filled adventure you won’t forget in a hurry. After two […]

On the Gourmet Trail. Croatia: Truffle Pasta

This tasty and simple dish is from Croatia and is the ideal dinner for a night in at your villa. Ingredients 150g Fuži 30g butter 100g cream 40g Truffle sauce Pinch of salt & Pepper Garnish Drizzle of Truffle Olive Oil Grated Parmesan Cheese   Method 1. Put fuži into a pot of boiling salt water and cook until al […]

Floral Themed Villas

To celebrate the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 we decided to dig out some of our floral inspired villas and share a bunch of our favourites with you.   Villa Poppy, Polis, Cyprus Situated in a fantastic central location, just 900 yds from the beach, is Villa Poppy. Ideal for couples and small groups, this 2 bedroom villa is spacious […]

Good snorkelling holidays for villa-loving travellers

Holiday rentals provide the perfect basecamp for snorkelling getaways. Hiring a villa gives you the freedom to prepare your own packed lunches and dinners, and you’ll have plenty of room to store your snorkels, flippers and wetsuits. Image by Lance, used under CC License (CC by 2.0)  Good snorkelling holidays unlock a country’s most enthralling secrets. Pack your underwater camera […]

5 of the best beach holidays for families in Europe

Europe is blessed with many of the world’s most stunning coastal destinations. Take advantage of shorter flights and jet off to explore the best of them with your loved ones. Here’s the continent’s five best beach holidays, made for families who want something extra special for their next getaway… Spain Viva Espagna! Spain is a great holiday destination for families. Take […]

3 Croatian food and drink combos for a self-catering holiday

Whether you plan to holiday in Croatia for its stunning coastline, epic architecture or paradisiacal islands, one thing is certain – your taste buds are in for a real treat. Croatian food and drink is as rich and varied as the country itself. Almost every region has its own delicacies, as well as its own twists on authentic dishes. Master […]

Top things to do and see in Croatia

Ancient cities, breathtaking scenery, and the sparkling Adriatic sea – Croatia offers one of the most stunning holiday backdrops in Europe. Whether you want to dive into history, sail between islands, or relax on the beach, you’re bound to find your ideal getaway here. Not sure where to stay in Croatia, or what kind of accommodation to choose? To pack […]

Awesome Istria!

I’ve been lucky enough to visit Croatia a few times over the last 18 months, and in that time I’ve come to really love the place, for many reasons. If you’re a culture vulture, like me, I’m sure you too will love Istria – the North Western peninsula of Croatia. But there are also loads of places to visit and […]