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Croatia became its own independent nation in 1991, and in recent years, it’s become one of the world’s most coveted travel destinations, thanks in part to being one of the “Game of Thrones” filming locations, revealing its beauty to millions of fans. It offers everything from postcard-perfect islands to idyllic beaches, walled hilltop villages and magnificent medieval cities. If you want a great base to explore from, consider one of these Airbnbs.
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Ideal for a couple, Apartment Mago accommodates up to two guests in one bedroom. Perfectly situated near beaches and just a 3-minute walk from Korcula’s storybook Old Town, you’ll have easy access to its shops, bars, restaurants, art galleries, and the Marco Polo house turned museum. It includes a large balcony with a breathtaking view of the sea, mountains and the historic center, as well as a fully equipped kitchen, TV, free Wi-Fi and air conditioning.
This apartment is located in one of Croatia’s most popular cities, romantic Dubrovnik, AKA, the “Pearl of the Adriatic.” You’ll be within a 15-minute walk of the walled historic center, the cable car station and The Culture Club Revelin, one of the most popular nightclubs in the country, located at Revelin Fort. The one-bedroom apartment accommodates up to four guests and includes a full kitchen, flat-screen satellite TV and free Wi-Fi. The highlight is a spectacular view of the city and Lokrum Island. Enjoy it from the terrace with your morning coffee and some of the local wine in the evening.
The Beachside Bungalow sits in a quiet neighborhood just steps from the beach and a 15-minute walk from the historic center of Hvar Town, ideal for romance-seeking couples. The studio-style unit includes a queen-size bed, fully equipped kitchenette and both indoor and outdoor dining tables. While you’re outside you’ll be able to enjoy a gorgeous view for the sea, the Pakleni Islands and Old Town Hvar. It has an outdoor sink and shower, along with a number of extra perks like free tea, coffee and condiments, laundry service, two portable hammocks, beach mats and towels and two bicycles. Your host will even pick you up at the catamaran dock.
The name says it all with with the Million Dollar View Apartment in Hvar providing an ideal vantage point for a breathtaking view from your private balcony, just a 15-minute walk via the seaside promenade into the town center. There are beaches just below with beach bars and a variety of other attractions too. It includes two bedrooms, accommodating up to four guests, along with free Wi-Fi and a full kitchen. Your host will pick you up from the ferry dock too.
This beautiful stone house offers a relaxing retreat just steps from the beach on unspoiled Vis Island, known for offering a slice of the “Mediterranean as it once was.” You can enjoy a peaceful retreat in a remote, secluded area, along with the historic charms of a 200-year-old fisherman’s cottage. Wi-Fi and cell service is limited, so it’s the ideal place to disconnect and just enjoy the sounds of the waves. It includes two bedrooms, sleeping up to four guests, along with a large terrace, BBQ and beautiful sea view. A variety of excursions can be arranged, like a boat trip to the famous Blue Cave or an off-road 4 X 4 tour of the island.
A 200-year-old wine cellar was converted into this unique and luxurious cave-style apartment in ancient Split. Located on the ground floor of a 19th-century stone house, it stays cool in the summer and warm in the winter, although air conditioning and heat are included. Best for a couple or solo traveler, it accommodates up to two guests in one bedroom and includes a cable TV, free Wi-Fi, and a full kitchen. It makes an ideal base for exploring the 4th-century Roman emperor Diocletian’s Palace, a maze-like complex with centuries-old buildings transformed into boutiques, galleries, restaurants and cafes. Beaches are less than a 15-minute walk away.
This luxury apartment boasts a breathtaking view of the sea, Lokrum Island and the medieval walls of the Old City, located right above in the tranquil Ploce area. It’s just a 5-minute walk from the historic center, shops, restaurants, bars, museums, and the beach where you can rent a pedal boat or jet ski. It sleeps up to four in one large bedroom plus a living room with a sofabed. You’ll have a fully equipped kitchen with all the essentials, free Wi-Fi, satellite TV and air conditioning.
Located at the tip of the Istrian Peninsula in the seaside city of Pula, known for its fantastic food scene and Roman ruins, Verudica offers a unique stay in an 1877 lighthouse that sits at the edge of a cliff. It was transformed into a three-bedroom accommodation sleeping up to six guests and will put you just steps from a pebbly beach with smooth, flat rocks for sunbathing while enjoying breathtaking views of the endless blue expanse of the Adriatic. It includes a fully-equipped kitchen and Wi-Fi.
Located in the center of Split’s Old City in the Dobrić area, named for the spring water in the nearby square, this two-bedroom apartment accommodates up to six guests and will put you in the heart of it all. You’ll be just steps from Diocletian’s Palace with its cobbled streets lined with many shops, restaurants and attractions, as well as the picturesque seaside Riva promenade. It sits within an original stone house offering lots of historic charms with antique-style decor. Spread over two floors, it includes a full kitchen and a living room with a cable TV. All rooms have air-conditioning and access to Wi-Fi.
This beautifully renovated stone house is located in the village of Gradinje. It enjoys an elevated position providing a jaw-dropping panoramic view over the river Mirna valley and the medieval hilltop town of Motovun. It accommodates four to six guests in two bedrooms plus a sofabed for two, a full kitchen and a living/dining room. Each bedroom has a French bed with a satellite TV, with the second-floor room featuring a stunning sweeping view. There’s also a large terrace and a private pool with hydromassage.
This one-bedroom cottage offers a secluded location in the village of Kranceti, right in the heart of a vineyard near Motovun. It accommodates up to four guests, although it may be especially ideal for a romance-seeking couple looking for gorgeous views and opportunities for active experiences. Enjoy swimming in the private pool with a magnificent view of hilltop Motovun and dining alfresco with an outdoor table and chairs, perfect for a romantic dinner and sipping your morning coffee. There is a garden where you can pick organically grown herbs and vegetables to use for preparing meals, and there’s an outdoor BBQ grill too. A full kitchen, free Wi-Fi, TV and an indoor fireplace are included.
This three-bedroom apartment in romantic Rovinj, right along the main promenade, accommodates up to six guests and offers a breathtaking sea view overlooking the boat-filled harbor and the elegant city. It includes free Wi-Fi, a well equipped traditional kitchen, a living room with a cable TV and dining room, and two balconies with stunning views.
This one-bedroom apartment is ideal for a couple looking to soak up the romance of medieval Motovun, a walled hilltop village overlooking a lush landscape with vineyards and forest home to the region’s famous truffles. It has everything you need, including a full kitchen, TV and free Wi-Fi. You’ll be within the heart of this Tuscan-like area and within walking distance to everything, just a stroll along the cobbled streets to restaurants, cafes and little shops selling all sorts of truffle products, yet still enjoy plenty of tranquility in a more secluded part of town.
This tiny traditional stone cottage is near the peak of lush Mljet Island offering lots of seclusion and tranquility with no neighbors nearby, yet it’s just a short walk from the center of Babino Polje village. It makes the perfect base for hiking and includes a TV, free Wi-Fi and an indoor fireplace as well as a BBQ for grilling and a terrace with loungers for sunbathing. If you stay in the fall, you’ll have the opportunity to join the family in collecting olives and grapes and learn about the olive oil and winemaking process.
The Diamond Suite is a one-bedroom apartment that sleeps up to three located right in the center of Korcula’s Old Town near the beach, major attractions, shopping, dining and more. You’ll feel like a local, living among the residents with your neighbors who hang their clothes on the line across the street, sing in the squares and feed the local cats. It includes a full kitchen, washer/dryer, cable TV and free Wi-Fi.