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Croatian villa holidays: Slano

The picturesque village of Slano is located approximately 30 kilometres northwest of the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’, Dubrovnik or just a short flight from our Zadar apartments. Easily accessed via car or public bus, the village is a fantastic spot for a daytrip for guests staying in one of our villas in Dubrovnik. You will soon discover that the area is amongst the most picturesque in the Dubrovnik Riviera: it is situated in a gentle bay and is home to a pretty beach, thick pine and olive groves and plenty of historic monuments.

Slano and unique cottages

Slano is steeped in history and has been inhabited since the prehistoric era, with settlements being established throughout the Greek, Roman and Medieval times. Whilst staying at one of NOVASOL’s Croatia villas be sure to search for the remnants of the Greek and Roman settlements which are found in the hills surrounding the village. The most prominent is the Roman settlement at the Gradina Hill. The village’s unique history has resulted in a collection of charming buildings and unique cottages.

History and culture

In 1399 Slano fell under the rule of the Republic of Dubrovnik, a city-state which was founded in 1358 under the name ‘Republic of Ragusa’. The picturesque village soon became a popular holiday resort for the Republic’s nobility, who constructed a collection of summer houses and Croatia villas in the village. Slano also served as the seat for the Rector and the Rector’s Court is still visible today – why not visit it during Croatian villa holidays? Unfortunately, during the Croatian War of Independence in the 1990s, the village was devastated by attacks from Serbian and Montenegrin terrorists. The locals have since lovingly restored the village, however you can still find traces of the damage today.

Croatia villa holidays: Active adventures

Slano is home to just 600 inhabitants, who depend on fishing, agriculture and, increasingly on tourism. Nowadays the village is home to a selection of holiday lettings, as well as authentic bars and restaurants. The village is also home to beautiful beaches, including sandy shores in parts. Fans of our pet friendly holiday homes in Croatia often rejoice in the option to stroll along the beaches and amongst the thick pine and olive groves. Alternatively, there are plenty of recreational activities in the area, ranging from water sports, to fishing, to hiking and biking in the mountains.

Whether you want to relax on the beach, brush up on history or seek an adrenaline rush, there’s plenty to do in Slano during your Croatian villa holidays!