In a very quiet area, on the edge of a small Istrian village, Villa Araba is an oasis of peace and privacy, set in lush countryside yet within easy reach of some of the historical sites and some fabulous restaurants.
The villa has been refurbished using traditional materials - stone and wood. The upstairs rooms have air conditioning but due to the thick, solid stone walls it is rarely needed, there are also ceiling fans.
Villa Araba is in the centre of a large garden with pretty cherry trees providing natural shade. It has a private, south facing swimming pool, a shaded terrace, two outside dining tables and summer kitchen with barbeque.
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The coastal regions of Croatia are comprised of the three old Croatian states of Istria, Kvarner and Dalmatia. Dalmatia, or the Dalmatian Coast as it is more commonly known. In turn, the Dalmatian Coast is divided into three regions: North Dalmatia, which includes Sibenik and Zadar, Central Dalmatia; including Trogir, Split, Hvar and Brac, and finally South Dalmatia; Korcula and Dubrovnik.
Miraculously, The Croatian coast has escaped the worst of the 20th and 21st Centuries and its natural beauty is enhanced by the wonderful architecture found in Pula, Zadar, Sibenik, Trogir, Korcula, Split and the pearl of the Adriatic, Dubrovnik. Many of the smaller towns are equally impressive and charming and the landscape is quite simply breathtaking. With over 1000 islands, it is not surprising that boating and water pursuits play a big part in Croatian life. There are a multitude of beaches and coves, or small bays and marinas, nestled...
all along the coast of Croatia. All manner of boats can be hired, you can water ski, jet ski and there is some excellent scuba diving. Add to this the Mediterranean climate, balmy enough for olives, figs, vines, oranges and lemons to grow in abundance and it is easy to see why this is such a perfect destination for a holiday. One of the other main attractions is the big heartedness of the Croatian people. They are delighted to see tourists and are keen to share both their history and their culture. The cuisine is superb too – with a heavy Italian influence but taking advantage of the abundance of amazing seafood and fish dishes. If you haven’t yet visited Croatia, we envy you – at first glance it is unlike any other country combining just about everything you could want for a relaxing holiday in amazing surroundings.