Just a 10-minute drive from Split, Villa Dafne is a 3-bedroom property located in the pretty village of Žrnovnica. With beautiful beaches, architecture and city attractions so close, it’s the ideal base for exploring Dalmatia and offers an impressive outdoor area with a 10m x 5m private pool.
This modern, fully air-conditioned villa puts you within easy reach of destinations like Omiš and Trogir, both with stunning scenery to discover, as well as islands like Brač and Šolta. Outdoor activities like river rafting and zip-lining are just a 20-minute drive away, with the historic centre of Split even nearer.
The villa features a spacious terrace with dining and seating areas, as well as a built-in barbecue. As you lounge beside the pool, you will have a great view of the mountains and the surrounding area with the ocean visible in the distance. The children can enjoy a play area while adults make use of the indoor gym or enjoy the heated pool’s massage function.
There is a living and dining area on the ground floor, along with a well-equipped kitchen with exit to the pool area. One of the bedrooms is also on this level, with a king-size bed and bathroom. An outdoor staircase takes you up to the next floor where a covered terrace provides a lounge corner with seating and TV. There is a triple and a twin bedroom on this floor, along with a bathroom.
The centre of the village is just a short stroll from Villa Dafne, with shops and restaurants within 500m. You won’t want to miss out on exploring Split, where beautiful squares and narrow streets meet a stunning waterfront and world-class heritage attractions like Diocletian’s Palace. South east of Žrnovnica, life in Omiš centres around the magnificent River Cetina – the place to be for water-sports and outdoor adventure.
Croatia’s second city, Split rivals many capitals when it comes to historic and cultural must-sees. Likely to be on your list are Diocletian’s Palace and Saint Domnius’ Cathedral, but there is so much more, with no shortage of beautiful squares and buildings, plus the Riva waterfront and breathtaking Marjan Hills.
The coast which stretches out east of the city has many more delights in store, including scenic Stobreč and Jesenice.
Perched on the Adriatic, Split boasts beautiful sunsets, exciting cuisine, great art and tons of history. Among its big draws is the Split Gallery of Fine Arts, Archaeological Museum and the Mestrovic Gallery, showcasing the work of the country’s greatest sculptor.
Right on the tip of the peninsula, the expansive green spaces of the Marjan Forest Park are another great reason to visit, while tours out to see the wonderful waterfalls of Krka are also justly popular. The Roman ruins of Diocletian’s Palace are perhaps the Split’s best-known attraction and guided walking tours of this and other local landmarks are a great way to get a feel for the city. Look out too for Republic Square, where many cultural events take place, and Split’s main beach, Bacvice. You will probably spot some people standing in the water playing the famous local ball game, Picigin.
Within a 30-minute drive of the city are Stobreč, Podstrana and Jesenice. All are worth stopping for – as the beauty of the Adriatic is always worth admiring.
Look out for the wooden ships at Jesenice, which can take you on a pleasurable journey, perhaps towards nearby Omiš or the island of Brač. If you make it to Omiš, just a little further, you’ll be in the adrenaline sports capital of the area, with spectacular zip-wire and water-sports adventures all part of this historic town’s modern-day appeal.
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
Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact Excellence Luxury Villas Concierge Team.
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 fulfill your requests!