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One of the real pleasures of a holiday in Croatia is the string of small towns and villages that lie all down the coast, some on their own small island linked to the land by a low bridge or causeway. Tucked into quiet bays and inlets on both the mainland and the larger islands, their mellow stone houses sit beautifully around small harbours while further away from the centre you'll find the newer houses and villas of more recent expansion. You'll find cafes along a seaside promenade; pretty parish churches (and sometimes the remnants of much earlier churches some dating back to Byzantine times); bright patches of colour from oleanders, bougainvillea, tecoma and the like. There's almost always a small beach of either pebbles or rocky shelving nearby where the water will be sparklingly clear though a little exploring around the area may well turn up an even more attractive, and quieter, place to swim.

Particularly if sunbathing and swimming are the top of your agenda for your holiday here, these villages make a great place to base yourself. There is usually very reasonably priced accommodation available in the form of small, privately-owned apartments and private rooms. Most villages and towns will have an accommodation agency somewhere near the approach into town or the centre and if you are travelling out of the peak periods of July and August you can be pretty sure of finding something suitable quite easily.

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  • Updated Aug 1, 2006
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