Villas in Croatia - Continental Croatia

Villa holidays in Croatia are not all about sandy beaches and seaside tourist hotspots. Away from the Adriatic, the region of Continental Croatia contains most of the country’s population, the majority of its land area and plenty of things to do on family holidays. The countryside of this region is characterised by waterfalls streaming through verdant forest, making it no surprise that this paradisiacal place is so popular with visitors. From the crystalline waters of the Plitvice Lakes to the characterful highlands, the mainland will enchant you from start to finish. NOVASOL offers plenty of continental villas in Croatia, ideal for families looking for an fun countryside break.

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Popular properties in Continental Croatia


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Properties with pools in Continental Croatia


Properties with flexible arrival in Continental Croatia


The Plitvice Lakes – self-catering in Croatia

Undoubtedly one of Croatia’s most popular and recognisable attractions, the Plitvice Lakes are a magical paradise of waterfalls and lakes. The 16 lakes which make up the national park are interconnected by a series of stunning waterfalls, the largest of which is 70 metres tall. Visit the park – which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979 – from villas in Croatia and discover a vast wilderness which still harbours beasts of the forest such as bears and wolves. Don’t fear however, the park is very safe and makes an effort to be as child friendly as possible. Our apartments in Zagreb, or Zadar accommodation in Dalmatia are both ideal for visiting the lakes in the car.

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History and culture in Zagreb

Croatia’s capital Zagreb is the economic and political hub of the country. With a long history dating back to Roman times, the geographical position of the city, connecting the Adriatic with central-south-eastern Europe, has led it to play an important role in the region. While self-catering in Croatia, there is plenty to see and do on day trips in the city. Travel in by car or train from our Croatian villas, or rent one of our Zagreb apartments, and visit the impressive cathedral, which is just round the corner from the attractive Ban Josip Jelačić Square. If you are in search of something slightly different, the Museum of Broken Relationships is very popular, exhibiting objects from former lovers.

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Outdoor activities on Croatia villa holidays

Self-catering accommodation provides active holidaymakers with plenty of flexibility to enjoy the great outdoors. Continental Croatia is full of countryside waiting to be explored, with opportunities for cycling, hiking and many other sports. Adrenaline junkies should venture to the town of Slunj, where the river Korana meets the Slunjčica, and try the white-water rafting. Further up the river Korana, the city of Karlovac is busy with things to do. For a refreshing dip, visit the city’s riverside ‘beach’, Foginovo Beach, and enjoy the water sports and activities with other families. With villas in Croatia, you don’t have to worry about dirty clothes after a day out in the countryside or at the lakes; simply put them in the washing machine that evening!

Castles in the countryside

Dotted across the undulating hills of Continental Croatia are a number of fascinating castles, well worth visiting from Croatian villas. Trakoscan Castle, located to the north of Zagreb is perhaps the country’s most picturesque. This small but pretty castle dates back as far as the 13th century, and is now a museum that can be visited easily from our Zagreb apartments. If you are renting villas in Croatia nearby Karlovac, the city’s renaissance-style Dubovac Castle is an impressive monument that will impress both children and parents.

Eating on villa holidays in Croatia

Choose one of NOVASOL’s holiday homes in Croatia and explore romantic mountain villages, fine country inns and colourful markets, while tasting ham, cheese and truffles directly from the farm. In addition, the forests of Continental Croatia are littered with walnuts and chestnuts and the village markets are bursting with porcini mushrooms, grapes and fresh herbs. The region’s best dishes to try while self-catering in Croatia include Knedli, sweet potato dumplings stuffed with apricots; and Štrukli, which consists of a special dough filled with cottage cheese. Savour the Croatian cuisine to the fullest and treat yourself to the finer things in life in Continental Croatia.

Villas in Croatia for family holidays

With NOVASOL, you will find affordable and varied holiday accommodation in Croatia both by the sea and in the captivating inland areas. With so many activities available for all ages, it is unsurprising that Croatia is a very popular destination for family holidays with children. Many of the houses we offer have a private pool, which are especially useful for families with very young children who are seeking extra privacy, or those with active youngsters who like to make plenty of noise. In addition, many of our Croatian villas were rebuilt in recent years or have been completely renovated, thus offering extremely high quality, luxurious and stylish environments.

All-Inclusive villas in Croatia

Rent a Croatian holiday home in your dream region and spend your vacation with your children, your friends and even with your dog. We have a large number of apartments, cottages and villas in Croatia to choose from, including villas in Istria, Dalmatia, Continental Croatia and Kvarner Bay. All of our Croatian holiday rentals have an all-inclusive promise – meaning that the consumption charges are included in the rental price, i.e. electricity, water and heating costs. Sheets, towels, final cleaning and taxes are also included. Book easily on our website and you will soon be enjoying the rolling countryside, sandy beaches and many attractions of Croatia.