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Kvarner Bay | Croatia Villas

Holiday homes in Croatia on gorgeous islands

Kvarner Bay is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Croatia due to its delightful islands, giant mountains and picturesque coastlines. The region also has many national parks and nature reserves which add to its natural beauty and make it the ideal destination for family holidays. NOVASOL holiday villas in Croatia often enjoy breathtaking views across the bay, with families admiring the calming turquoise sea and attractive mountain ranges right from the window of holiday lettings. This part of Croatia is full of sunny and peaceful islands with historical cities, Mediterranean delicacies, and world-beating beaches to take advantage of.

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Activities and beauty on Croatia villa holidays

Our villas in Croatia appeal to holidaymakers who are looking for peace and tranquillity on their getaways. Kvarner Bay is a fantastic region for sailing around quiet coasts and isolated bays, and the area is full with boating enthusiast all-year-round. So, whether you are visiting during the summer or winter period, you are sure to enjoy the water-sports which are available on every major island. The beauty of the Kvarner islands encourages you to explore while self-catering, with islands such as Krk – the biggest island in the region – attracting tourists from all over the world. Krk and Baska are the two popular destinations that have amazing beaches, while on Cres there is a protected freshwater lake called Vransko and on Losink you will find a spa and also the first Dolphin Reserve in the Mediterranean.

Krk Island – villas in Croatia

NOVASOL offers a large number of Croatian apartments and villas on the Island of Krk, which can be easily accessed via a bridge from the mainland. Krk is the largest island in the bay, and offers plenty of variety on family holidays from picturesque fishing villages to fantastic beaches and intriguing historical sites. Like islands in neighbouring Dalmatia, Krk has many delightful coves such as Oprna Bay on the southern coast. For historians and active holidaymakers, there is so much to see here while self-catering, including the 5th century Krk Cathedral and Biserujka Cave which contains a great hall of impressive stalagmites. There is certainly enough to keep adults and kids happy on Krk, all easily accessible from our Croatian villas on the island or elsewhere in the bay.

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To the south of Krk, on the fabulous island of Rab, NOVASOL has some of our most impressive villas in Croatia. This island is far more remote than its better connected neighbours, allowing for a quieter and more relaxing environment. Rab can be split into two parts: east and west. The eastern part has sparse vegetation whereas the western part is predominantly green with the forested hills of the Kalifront Peninsular. In this part of the island, families enjoy outdoor activities such as biking and hiking along the wooded trails, many of which lead down to hidden beaches of impeccable beauty. On Croatia villa holidays, spend whole days at the beach with your family, whether that is a remote cove you have discovered or on popular beaches such as Paradise Beach in the north of the island.

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Kvarner Bay holiday lettings on the mainland

Although the various islands of Kvarner Bay are very attractive, there is also plenty of fun to be found on the mainland. The bay’s long stretch of coastline is dotted with fun resorts and historical sites, providing families with plenty of options from Croatian villas in the region. The port city of Rijeka is the geographic and economic heart of the bay, and is the third largest city in the whole of Croatia. Self-catering villas and apartments nearby are ideal for exploring the attractions of this city which include Trast Castle and the impressive Maritime Museum. When renting a car, holidaymakers can drive up the coast to Istria, or head south in search of Dalmatian delights.

Mountain activities – Croatia apartments

The mountains of Kvarner offer families a range of outdoor activities throughout the year. The southern area of Kvarner is dominated by the majestic Velebit Mountains which form a huge chain combining the Northern Velebit and Paklenica national parks. Renting Croatian villas nearby, active families can enjoy cycling holidays and other sports in the mountains, either on their own or as part of guided groups with other visitors. There are also, surprisingly, mainland ski areas in the Gorski-Kotar area, northwest of Rijeki, where you can learn and practice skiing in the winter months.

Delicious food on villa holidays in Croatia

The calm blue waters of the Kvarner Gulf have provided the region with countless culinary treats throughout the centuries. The most prestigious local speciality to try while renting villas in Croatia here is scampi, which flourish just off the coast. Delicious scampi dishes are often served with the seafood unpeeled, so diners must suck out the white flesh amongst flavours of garlic and sometimes spices. Another local delight is Pag Cheese, made on the southern island of Pag, which is often served with olives as table nibbles before the starters arrive.

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Choose NOVASOL for self-catering in Croatia

We are proud to provide our customers with a wide selection of villas and excellent customer service on Croatia villa holidays. We stand by our philosophy of providing excellent customer support, beautiful and well-equipped holiday rentals and everything that you could want on family holidays. For this reason, we have become northern Europe’s largest provider of apartments, villas and cottages. All of our self-catering villas in Croatia are all-inclusive, meaning that you don’t have to pay any additional costs when you are out there. This, combined with our team hand-picking and visiting all of our properties before offering them to rent, allows us to be confident of quality and reliability across our range.