Exquisitely designed, modern, elegant, sleek and stylish, Villa Cion is a truly unique luxury villa. Located in Poljane, close to the fabulous bay of Opatija on the Istria peninsula and within a few minutes of the beach, it is totally stunning. With five incredible bedrooms to die for it sleeps up to 11 and is a perfect choice for large families or groups of friends who also like the possibility of their own privacy.
Beautiful beaches, stunning secluded coves, delicious Mediterranean cuisine and plenty of history make Istria the perfect spot for a Croatian getaway.
No expense has been spared when building and decorating this contemporary villa. It’s sleek lines, glass architecture, attention to detail and fabulous furnishings are wonderful and make you feel very indulged. Staggering, panoramic sea views cannot be missed as the windows are floor to ceiling, making this a light, spectacular place to stay.
The wonderful pool runs to the edge of the plot – so stunning to swim to the edge and gaze at the views. The terrace area is extremely comfortable with sunbeds, squishy outdoor sofas, outdoor dining area and barbecue. Even the railings are architecturally designed and beautiful! It is equally beautiful at night and the perfect spot for a few drinks and relaxation.
Inside, the open-plan area is high spec and everything you could wish for in a high-class holiday home. This villa certainly has the wow factor, including walking up the modern staircase to the indulgent king bedrooms upstairs. Again, all with floor to ceiling windows, guests will wake up and feel they are in paradise. Each of the bedrooms has it’s own superior quality bathroom with perfect fluffy towels provided. There is a wrap around terrace on the 1st-floor bedroom level. In addition, there is a very special spa area with whirlpool and sauna. Just imagine lazing in there with a glass of wine and looking out on the breath-taking views – what a treat!
It will be hard to leave this contemporary paradise with its splendid infinity pool and awe-inspiring views but pretty fishing villages, pristine beaches and hilltop villages steeped in Istrian heritage as well as a wealth of exhilarating activities are all within a short drive.
Opatija, by the Kvarner Gulf, 13km west of Rijeka, was the chicest seaside resort for the Austro-Hungarian elite during the days of the Austro-Hungarian empire, as evidenced by the handsome belle epoque villas. It offers wonderful views of the neighbouring islands. The largest peninsula in the Adriatic Sea, Istria boasts family-friendly beaches, charming ports, stunning hilltop villages and mouth-watering cuisine that attract visitors from all over the world.
You can stroll down the Opatija Walk of Fame with many great Croatian names honoured. Tennis legend Goran Ivanisevic, genius inventor Nikola Tesla, musician Rade Serbedzija and writer Tin Ujevic and some names on this illustrious street. Why not take a selfie with the ‘Girl with the Seagull’, undoubtedly the most famous statue in Opatija. You can walk the entire 12km promenade between Volosko and nearly Lovran, tranquillity meeting energy at that most magical middle point! You will certainly build up an appetite for a meal in one of the many magnificent Mediterranean restaurants.
From the Opatija Riviera, you can visit the Golden island Krk by boat, firstly visiting the small islet of Kosljun where you can peruse the Franciscan monastery, the greatest cultural and museum centre of Croatia. Meandering through the old town of Krk, you can see Illyrian ramparts, the Frankopan castle and Krk Cathedral. You can also visit Vrbnik, most famous for its widely known white wine Vrbnicka Zlahtina. Why not taste homemade prosciutto and this local wine in a unique local taverna?
At the harbour city of Rijeka, take a walk along the town’s central Korzo promenade and explore its interesting Old Town. If you are up for some incredible panoramic views, be sure to visit the Trsat Castle. The charming, romantic hilltop town of Kastav has immense local heritage from preserving their specific dialect to nurturing the tradition of an ancient carnival known locally as Pust. Take a walk in this enchanting town and explore its many hotspots!
Rijeka Airport is the nearest airport for Opatija. You could also fly to Trieste in Italy. There are direct buses from Trieste bus station to Opatija though we do suggest having a car to enjoy all of the surroundings in this area.
At Excellence Luxury Villas we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the
concierge request form or contact Excellence Luxury Villas Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:
- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services
Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!