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Croatian island retreats

4th February 2010 Print

Croatia has 1500 islands, surrounded by crystal clear blue waters and now offers some of the best value and best quality hotels, restaurants and self-catering accommodation in the Mediterranean.

This non-eurozone country is set to be popular with British tourists again in 2010 - here's Hidden Croatia's pick of the best island holidays.

Car free Croatian island, 7 nights £409
Croatia’s Kolocep island, the smallest of the Elafiti islands, is completely car free, has just one hotel, the Hotel Villas Kolocap, and a population of less than 150 inhabitants, which combined with its low-rise, unspoilt landscape makes for very good walking and cycling opportunities. Unusually for Croatia the island has a sandy beach. Hidden Croatia offers 7 nights room and breakfast at the 3* Hotel Villas Kolocep from £385 in April 2010 (children £285), including return flights from Gatwick to Dubrovnik, road and ferry transfers.

Remote island off the tourist track, 3* b&b £599
The remote island of Vis is as impregnable as a Bond villain's lair and as beautiful as Capri before the tourists. It has no big hotels, no big resorts, and despite its magnificent unspoilt scenery and deserted beaches has only recently opened up to tourism. The island’s Hotel San Giorgio is a charming 10 rooms boutique 3 star hotel and Hidden Croatia offers 7 nights bed and breakfast accommodation from £599 per person (April 2010), including flights from London Gatwick to Split and road and ferry transfers, based on 2 sharing.

Easter on the cosmopolitan island of Hvar, 4* b&b £735
For travel over Easter 2010 Hidden Croatia has a 7 night b&b stay at the 4* Hotel Riva Hvar Yacht Harbour for £735 per person, based on 2 sharing and including return flights from Gatwick to Split, road and ferry transfers. The hotel is located on the chic harbour front of Hvar island, reminiscent of an upmarket French Riviera resort, and is a member of the Small Leading Hotels of the World, offering contemporary styling in a wonderful location.

With views to Slovenia’s only island
On the shores of Slovenia’s Lake Bled Pension Mlino is a charming boutique hotel with just 11 rooms and a renowned home cooking a la carte restaurant, offering views of the lake, the castle and Slovenia’s only island. Hidden Croatia has 7 nights b&b accommodation in spring 2010 for £489 (Easter) and £475 during May, including return flights from London Gatwick to Ljubljana and transfers.

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