The Neighbourhood

The Villa is situated on the hilly area right over the Mediterranean Sea in a traditional Dalmatian vicinity. It is located in Middle Dalmatia - the most beautiful part of the Mediterranean coast, with hundreds of its islands. The coast is less than a minute walk from the house and a terrace view over the islands is spectacular.
The Villa is located in a quaint part of the village called Okrug Gornji on the Island of Ciovo, connected to the mainland by the bridge in the Unesco City of Trogir. You don't need to take a ferry or a boat to get to the city and it will take you only 10 minutes to drive to the old town , the riva and the yacht marina.
The history of Trogir dates back to the Roman Times. It is one of the most beautiful and atmospheric places on all the Croatian coast with plenty of restaurants, cafés and a famous open-air market selling fresh sea food, meat, fruit and vegetables.
Typical Mediterranean cuisine with sea food, lamb and a variety of succulent salads is waiting for you to partake.
Within 30-minute drive you will find the Dalmatian capital- the city of Split. Known for its amazing Roman Diocletian Palace, fantastic old town and the riva, the city harbours one of the biggest Yacht marinas on the Adriatic coast.
The village of Okrug Gornji, where the villa is situated, has its own harbour, restaurants, shops and cafes as well.
Since a diving center is located just within 5-minute walk from the house you can enjoy scuba-diving and other water sports such as yachting, water skiing, windsurfing, motor boats, water jets, and others.
The place is tailored for those who prefer to spend their time in an active way doing water sports or seeing the most beautiful sights on the Croatian coast. But it is also perfect for the people who simply want to rest and feel the unique atmosphere of Dalmatia - the most atmospheric coast of the Mediterranean sea .

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Croatia - The Republic of Croatia (Republika Hrvatska, is a southern Central European country at the crossroads between the Pannonian Plain and the Mediterranean Sea. Its capital is Zagreb. Croatia borders with Slovenia and Hungary to the north, Serbia to the northeast, Bosnia and Herzegovina to the east, and Montenegro to the far southeast. Its southern and western flanks border the Adriatic Sea, and it also shares a sea border with Italy in the Gulf of Trieste.
Croatia is a member of the United Nations, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe and the Council of Europe. The country is also a candidate for membership of the European Union and received a NATO membership invitation on April 3, 2008. NATO member nations signed accession protocols for Croatia on July 9, 2008, bringing it into the final stretch of its quest for membership. Croatia is expected to formally join the 26-nation pact in April 2009 on NATO's 60th birthday,[3] making it the second former Yugoslav nation to join NATO following Slovenia which entered in 2004. On October 17, 2007 Croatia became a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council for the 2008-2009 term. Additionally, Croatia is also a founding member of the Mediterranean Union upon its establishment on July 13, 2008.

Dalmatia is a region on the eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea, situated mostly in modern Croatia and spreading between the island of Rab in the northwest and the Bay of Kotor (in Montenegro) in the southeast. The hinterland, the Dalmatian Zagora, ranges from fifty kilometers in width in the north to just a few kilometers in the south.
Most of the area is covered by Dinaric Alps mountain ranges running from north-west to south-east. On the coasts the climate is Mediterranean, further in the inland it is moderate continental. On the mountains, winters are frosty and snowy, while summers are hot and dry. In the southern part winters are milder. During the centuries many woods have been cut down and replaced with bush and brush. There is evergreen vegetation on the coast. The soils are generally poor, except on the plains where areas with natural grass, fertile soils and warm summers provide an opportunity for tillage. Elsewhere, land cultivation is mostly unsuccessful because of the mountains, hot summers and poor soils, although certain cultures such as olives and grapes flourish. Resources of energy are scarce. Hydropower stations are largely used in energetics. There is a considerable amount of bauxite.

Čiovo is an island situated in middle Dalmatia, connected with the city Trogir by drawbridge, and administratively divided between Split, Trogir and Okrug. The centre of the island has geographical coordinates 43°30'N 16°17'E? / 43.5, 16.283, and the annual rainfall is about 900 mm.
Total surface of the island is 28,8 km2 and there are several villages: Okrug Lower, Okrug Upper, Arbanija, Slatine, Žedno and Čiovo. Čiovo is about 2 km away from the mainland on the east (cape Marjan); on the north-west, it is connected with mainland by drawbridge (in Trogir).
Since the island Čiovo is a kind of extension of the city Trogir, it offers a lot of possibilities for vacation, recreation and swimming, as well as numerous historical monuments. The Mediterranean vegetation, archipelago with small picturesque little islands, mild climate and most beautiful beaches in hidden bays, will certainly make your stay unforgettable. Čiovo's position in the heart of Dalmatia makes it ideal starting point for exploring rich cultural heritage and natural beauties of Dalmatia.


Okrug is located on the western side of the island Ciovo. It is divided into Okrug Gornji and Okrug Donji, two traditional Dalmatian villages. It is the centre of the Dalmatian micro region by its geographical position. It has a mild Mediterranean climate, dense subtropical and Mediterranean vegetation, an archipelago of picturesque little islands, uncountable little bays and beaches.
Okrug is one of the most attractive tourist destinations in Croatia with its 2670 sunny hours per year.There are a lot of restaurants and taverns in Okrug Gornji and Donji with a rich choice of original Dalmatian specialities. We offer our guests, beside a lot of sun and the clear sea also various recreation contents. The diving- school gives the opportunity of pleasure in the beauties of the Adriatic Sea; the fitness- centre with tennis- grounds deliberates from all stresses of the modern life.
Every day excursions are organized with little boats to the silent bays in the near. You can rent scooters and you can fly with parachutes on the local beach.The nearness of Trogir (2 km), which is under protection of UNESCO, offers the possibility to discover the 2800 year old centre. You can enjoy there also the night life. You can make excursions from Ciovo to the waterfalls of the river Krka (60 km), to Split (33 km) and to the Marian Shrine in Medugorje (100km). It is significant that the Split airport is only 8 km away from our village.The average temperature of 16° C and 281 days in the year with an average temperature above 10°C are prerequisites for a pleasant stay during the whole year.

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