Dalmatia sightseeing with villas in Croatia

Steeped in history, and the perfect setting for Croatian villa holidays, Dalmatia is rich in culture. It is also one of the most beautiful regions of Croatia, with 450 kilometres of coastline. This ensures it is instantly recognisable and popular with visitors from near and far. Before being such a popular destination for summer holidays, Dalmatia was home to the tribe of Delmats who first founded the area and were later joined by other tribes. Following this, and since the disintegration of Yugoslavia, Dalmatia has belonged to Croatia.

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Listen out for the many languages of Croatia

Whether you opt for one of our Croatian holiday resorts or a city centre apartment, you may discover the selection of different languages in the region. The majority of the population speaks Croatian and the largest minority are Serbian. If you stay in Zadar, or perhaps spend a day in the area whilst staying in one of our apartments Split, you may hear Italian. Alternatively, if you visit the Arbanasi region, it is likely will hear Albanian. This wealth of cultures ensures that the country is incredibly hospitable – in fact, after one or two glasses of good Dalmatian wine, all language barriers seem to disappear!

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Croatian holiday resorts with barking mad culture

Who hasn’t heard of the dog breed Dalmatian? A medium-size dog, with white fur and black or brown spots, this eye-catching animal has been grown in the region for centuries. It is thought that they were probably imported from India via Egypt, and have since become inherent in Dalmatia’s culture. In fact, the region is also home to plenty of NOVASOL’s dog friendly cottages – whether your pet is a Dalmatian or not! Whilst staying in one of our Croatian villas you may also wish to read about how the breed arrived in Western Europe, as well as how it has quickly become a popular pet in England and eventually the New York fire department’s mascot!

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Cheap holidays and fine wine

Croatian villa holidays are the perfect opportunity for a spot of Dalmatian wine tasting, especially as wine has a long tradition in the area. Not to be missed are the Dalmatian wines from Plavac Mali. It may be familiar, as according to research the vine is related to the famous Californian Zinfandel. Whatever your taste – whether it be fine wine, or relaxing on the region’s spectacular coastline (or both) – NOVASOL’s Croatian villas are the perfect spot from which to explore this stunning region.