Kids and Family Holidays in Croatia

Over the last few decades, Croatia has cemented its reputation as a destination of fun and excitement in the Mediterranean. To achieve this, Croatia has doubled-down on its offering to families, prioritising safe family activities and enjoyment above all else. This goal is also reflected in NOVASOL’s stellar selection of Croatian villas, available for rental up and down the country. Villa Holidays in Croatia get the best out of the weather and natural wonder of this beautiful country, with large swimming pools and great locations.

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Family friendly beaches for Croatian villa holidays

With so many beaches along its meandering coastline and thousands of islands, it can be a little tricky to pick the best stretch of sand for your youngsters. While it is true that renting a villa in Croatia near the coast, you will likely be within a 30-minute drive of an excellent beach, we all want to experience the very best beaches on a short getaway. For a beachside waterpark, head to Baška Beach on Krk Island. This beach is composed of a marvellous 2km crescent of sand with super slides at one end. Not too far away, on the island or Rab, Lopar Beach is slightly quieter with shallow water and soft sand perfect for toddlers. Croatian villas here are well positioned to explore Istria in the north and Central Dalmatia in the south.

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Self-catering in Croatia - enthralling history

Sure, sometimes history can be a bit of a drag for young children, but the exciting sites of Croatia are sure to wash away any of that Tudor weariness. Renting a Croatian villa with NOVASOL, there are hundreds of historical sites in Croatia to explore, all with a unique beauty and story. One of the most impressive sites is Diocletian’s Palace in Split. Apartments in and around this city enable tourists to easily visit this amazing historical complex, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. If the winding alleys, hundreds of buildings and impressive gates of the Palace don’t transport you back in time, nothing will!

Istria villas – see the caves and dinosaurs

Family villa holidays in Croatia are not complete without a few spooks along the way. In Istria, Croatia’s northern coastal region, there are plenty of attractions that will get young children’s hearts racing. Villas in Pula are a good base from which to visit the caves of Istria, the spookiest and most famous of which is Cave Baredine which contains five large hall-like chambers lined with magnificent rock shapes. Croatian villas in the region are also well positioned for visits to Dino Park Funtura to see the large, sometimes moving, dinosaurs that live there. The park holds large entertainment shows every day and has loads of restaurants and cafés for refreshments.

See the family attractions of Dubrovnik on Croatia villa holidays

Venture down to the very south of Dalmatia and you will come across the enchanting city of Dubrovnik. This charming city, formerly known as the city-sate of Ragusa, has a buzzing atmosphere and is truly one of the gems of the Mediterranean. Whether you stay in Dubrovnik apartments, or rent a Croatian villa nearby, the city opens up to self-catering families who enjoy wandering around its car-free old city and gazing at the wonderful architecture. For impressive views, and a fun family challenge, climb the medieval walls in the old town and look out over the city and harbour.  

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Try the International Children’s Festival in Šibenik

One of the best things about villa holidays in Croatia is that they give families the flexibility to do the things that interest them. If you like to meet other families on holiday, why not try out the International Children’s Festival in Šibenik? Held every June, this festival is attended by hundreds of people from across the world and offers drama workshops, music events, parades and much more. If however, you prefer more private family time on your self-catering holiday, up the coast from Šibenik, in the city of Zadar, the Sun Salutation and Sea Organ are memorable attractions. Croatian villas in Zadar are great for exploring the archipelago of islands nearby, reached by boat from the harbour.

Croatia villa holidays – visit Krka National Park

Croatia is a country of extreme natural splendour, and has national parks and nature parks located all over the country. Of these, one not to miss on villa holidays in Croatia is Krka National Park. Rent a holiday home with NOVASOL in Central Dalmatia, and venture into this amazing natural paradise for a day trip. Make sure to bring you swimming kit as there are plenty of places to paddle and swim next to the cascading waterfalls.

Family friendly food on villa holidays in Croatia

One thing to always consider when booking family holidays is whether the food is suitable for young children and fussy eaters. Thankfully, Croatian cuisine is extremely delicious and ranges from wonderful lamb dishes to fresh seafood on the coast. Due to the influence of nearby Italy, and because much of Croatia was ruled by the Venetians for centuries, families will find lots of pasta and pizza dishes to keep everyone happy. If you enjoy a cute night of al fresco dining, cook a dinner in your Croatian villa and eat it out on the terrace.

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Villas with a pool in Croatia

Kids love a pool, especially in the baking hot weather. Many Croatian villas in NOVASOL’s extensive range are equipped with large, luxurious pools, perfect for family play. A good day-plan might involve a morning out exploring the historic cities on the coast before returning to the pool in the afternoon for some relaxation. The beauty of Croatian villa holidays is that you never have to fight for the sun loungers – they will wait patiently for your return.

Why pick NOVASOL for holiday homes in Croatia?

NOVASOL has a long experience of providing villas in Croatia to families with young children and teenagers. What makes a great Croatia villa holiday is, of course, a high quality villa in a great location, but the small details are also very important, especially for young families. With all Croatian villas individually selected and checked before being offered for rental, NOVASOL can ensure the highest quality for families.