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Aestive Luxury Travel: Discover the best of Croatia with a tailor-made holiday

24 Apr 2024 | |By Hitanshi Kamdar

Rediscover the joy of travelling with expertly-crafted itineraries exploring the beautiful cultural tapestry of Croatia

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Last summer, the Italian adage dolce far niente, meaning ‘the sweetness of doing nothing’, found popularity on social media, luring many travellers to the European coast in hopes of true relaxation. While the Italians might know a thing or two about the easy life, Croatia takes it a step further, with two popular sayings setting the tone for a laidback summer. Whether you’re drawn to pomalo living – meaning ‘take it easy’– or a fjaka state of mind, which describes a lazy mood of contentment, Croatia’s focus on unwinding while also making the most of every moment makes it the perfect summer escape. And who better to plan your Croatian escape than native travel designer Darija Reic, founder of Aestive Luxury Travel.

Aestive Luxury Travel is committed to offering unique experiences that go beyond the tourist traps to help travellers rediscover the joy of travelling. Dedicated to indulging in the finer things in life, the travel agency offers easy-to-book online packages and bespoke personalised experiences. From the sunny shores of the Maldives to the bustling streets of New York, the agency employs its expertise and local connections to craft memorable trips that are truly extraordinary.

Reic infuses her Croatian heritage with a central London location to plan perfect getaways to her picturesque home country. While Croatia welcomes around 20 million travellers every year, the Mediterranean destination boasts a diverse terrain that begs for deeper exploration. A blend of historic locales, stunning vistas, and rich cultural roots, Croatia serves as the perfect backdrop for every kind of holiday – whether they be family trips, coastal getaways or romantic escapes.

Paklinski Islands
Paklinski Islands, Croatia

From the brilliant azure waters of the Dalmatian Coast on the western edge of Croatia, to charming historical towns and cascading natural waterfalls, there are endless opportunities for exploration. Read on for a small taste of what Croatia has to offer….

Island-hopping on the Dalmatian Coast

For those wanting to enjoy incredible sunsets on island time, an adventure along the Dalmatian Coast is just what you need. The island-studded coastline spans from the island of Rab in the north to the Montenegro border in the south. Charming seaside towns straight out of a postcard await – start your trip on the mainland at Split, with its historic streets and vibrant nightlife, before heading to Vis – an underrated gem perfect for disconnecting – and Hvar for a party destination with lively beaches. Call on Aestive to organise private boat charters and guided tours to make the most of unique activities including swimming in secluded coves, exploring historic fortresses, and sampling the delectable seafood served at local tavernas.

Outdoor adventures in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Fancy an outdoorsy trip with the family? Make your way to Plitvice Lakes National Park. A UNESCO World Heritage site, the national park boasts rich biodiversity including lush forest trails, cascading natural waterfalls, and renowned terraced lakes. Guided tours offer insights into the park’s attractions with hiking trails exploring different areas of Croatia’s oldest and largest national park. Pack a picnic and  make your way along the wooden boardwalks to a secluded spot for a relaxed afternoon amid the blooming natural beauty.

Plitvice Lakes National Park
Plitvice Lakes National Park

Family beach retreats

A great spot for family holidays or getaways with friends, Croatia offers numerous beach destinations. Sunworshippers unite on the stunning shores of Makarska and Brac or, alternatively, soak up the Mediterranean sun poolside while relaxing in a luxurious beachfront hotel. Whether you prefer working on your tan, swimming or snorkelling, the pristine shores offer entertainment for every age.

Dubrovnik’s historical charm

A hotspot for history buffs, architecture aficionados and Game of Thrones fans, Dubrovnik is brimming with old world charm. Step back in time as you explore the famed city walls, the cobbled streets of the Old Town and historic landmarks, such as the Dubrovnik Cathedral and the Rector’s Palace. Alternatively, enjoy five-star hospitality at the city’s most luxurious hotels or sample the exceptional seafood restaurants in town.

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Wine tasting in Istria

Known for being Croatia’s premier wine region, Istria’s rolling vineyards and charming hilltop villages are home to some of the country’s best wineries. Book a private tour to learn about the winemaking process, sample award-winning vintages, and graze on local delicacies with each pour. As well as being a paradise for oenophiles, Istria also boasts bucolic countryside scenery and numerous hiking trails.

Romantic escapes

Croatia’s idyllic setting is ideal for celebrating anniversaries, honeymoons, or just a romantic trip for two. Tap Aestive Luxury Travel’s expertise to plan memorable date nights including a night in a luxurious secluded villa in Istria, a private sunset cruise along the Adriatic, or an exclusive dining experience in an historic cellar.

Brac, Croatia
Brac, Croatia

Whether you’re planning a family holiday to a luxurious seaside resort or hoping to disconnect at a charming boutique bolthole or rustic countryside villa, with Croatia’s range of destinations you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Thanks to Aestive Luxury Travel’s personal expertise and bespoke travel itineraries, you can explore the beautiful Croatian terrain while forging memorable local connections and indulging in unique travel experiences this summer. And with every trip to Croatia promising to put you into a fjaka state of mind, what are you waiting for?

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