Try Something Different: From Tennis to Croatia Island Hopping

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Our Reservations Manager, Barbara is off very soon on an A+ short cruise of the Opatija region.  Lucky girl will enjoy 3 nights and 4 days at sea on a gastronomy cruise.

With Croatia enjoying an ever more popular and growing reputation for the finest in food and drink, we bet she will not only have a fantastic Croatia Island Hopping Cruise experience, but know she will also come back even better qualified to advise on the cruises, knowing staff, routes, facilities, indeed, everything, better than ever before.  This Cruise calls at Rab and Krk Islands and also Opatija, the opulent and atmospheric coastal town on the mainland. All stunning locations.Istria

On another tack, and a totally different type of holiday to Croatia, one of our success stories for this year has been

Pool Terrace to Side of Milna

House Milna. New to us for Summer 2012, it’s a group of 9 lovely apartments, beautifully managed and run by Katija and her family.  Located at the edge of a bigger development, the apartments nonetheless have their own pool and Jacuzzi pool, with the most amazing views over the marina and the sea.  All have their own terrace and balcony too to really make the most of it !  They are only a 15 – 20 minute walk from the little town of Milna which has lots of little bars and restaurants from which to choose.  We think these are exceptional value for money, particularly when twinned with our early booking deals.

View From Room at KastelThe 2013 Croatian Tennis Open has been held in Umag, Istria, a little known part of this beautiful peninsula has seen more attention now being drawn to the area.  We think this region is ideal for a two centre driving holiday.  Amongst our top choices here are the stunning Hotel Kastel which sits at the top of historic Motovun.

You will need to park the car and then climb the hill to the hotel which has some stunning views over the rolling green hills, we think it looks very like Tuscany here.  And then, for a total contrast to the quaint mountain village – we think the modern Villa Annette in Rabac  more than fits the bill.  Again,  set high on a hill, the views over the sea are stunning.  It is a steep walk down to the beach but we feel the views are more than worth the climb.  Two very different experiences, but both very authentic Croatia holidays.