Croatia and Dalmatian coast are widely known mostly for beautiful town of Dubrovnik, Island of Hvar or nowadays, very popular town of Split – as the most popular tourist destinations on the coast. Those who are familiar more with our coast would know that, if You want to explore more than just a one destination in a week, and , at the same time overlooking the crystal blue sea and hundreds of islands very close to Your hotel, the best choice is central Dalmatia, and that is for sure.
By staying at Golden Rays Luxury Villas & Apartments, You have chosen, not just 5-star luxury accommodation, unique in this area, You also booked the perfect location and a crystal clean sea, and You are the candidate to experience the best of Dalmatian coast, with even two National Park visits.
We described how you could spend your 7 nights-stay-holiday in a program called “Dalmatian Luxury Week” where we have included all activities, destinations and other must-do&see experiences while You are staying at central part of Dalmatian coast.
So, here is the answer on question “What to do in Golden Rays Villas and Primosten area” containing our choice of best activities You should experience while You are having Your holidays in Golden Rays:
“DALMATIAN LUXURY WEEK”
highlights: boat, islands, kornati national park, krka watefalls, sibenik, split, trogir, zadar, primosten, wine
1. THE DAY-1. VILLA DAY + DALMATIAN CUISINE
After check-in in afternoon hours, relax by the pool enjoying spectacular sunset. Your concierge will deliever to Your Villa all groceries You need for a first day of your stay. Have a glass of local red wine Babić (originally from Primosten) on terrace and dip into the Dalmatia with all your senses. Be sure that you start your Dalmatian week with delicious Dalmatian dinner in one of the numerous local restaurants.
-to avoid hassle of going to grocery store contact Your concierge before arrival (firstname.lastname@example.org) and feel free to order groceries that you will find in Villa upon the arrival.
-to be sure you will have the best dining experience in Primosten, contact your concierge to book a table for you this night
2. THE DAY-2. BOAT DAY – KORNATI NATIONAL PARK
Boat trip is a must when visiting Dalmatian coast. There is so much to see, and numerous islands are standing there provocative trying to trap you in its beauties and in island atmosphere.
Many options are there and it was not easy for us to decide which excursion shold we choose as the best option: Kornati National Park, or going south visiting Islands of Hvar and Vis (Blue Cave), or even do the island hopping – visiting the nearest inhabited islands and learn about local people.
Your captain will show you secret bays where you can hide from outer world and enjoy the “deep blue”. But to keep the story about two National Parks in a week, for this program we decided to choose Kornati National Park, the unique experience, the unique archipelago, the unique day.
Not to bother you with long and endelss descriptions of how Kornati Islands are beautiful, we will just quote G.B. Shaw, who – after seeing Kornati Islands – wrote: “On the last day of Creation God desired to crown His work, and thus created the Kornati Islands out of tears, stars and breath.” We consider this sentence the best descirption.
3. THE DAY-3. KRKA WATERFALLS, SKRADIN and BIBICH
Krka Waterfalls are one of the most inspirational places and river Krka is one of the most beautiful in Croatia. The distance from Golden Rays Villas is only 45 min by car and it is very easy to reach it by rental car or transfer service. Today you will explore it by yourself and soon you will find yourself admiring the beauty of our nature. There is a swimming area too, and if weather conditions allow – enter the river and swim near the beautful waterfalls.
After exploring Krka Waterfalls (2 hours could be enough – if not swimming), be sure not to miss the picturesque town of Skradin, “hot spot” for yachts, as well known for its delicious cuisine and wines.
And now comes another fantastic experience of the day – Bibich Wine Tasting (near Skradin). The perfect paring of food and wine! Except you will taste several types of the best wines from the area, each wine is perfectly paired with a gourmet selection, prepared in cellars.
4. THE DAY-4: ŠIBENIK
After 2 days of active exploration, and full stomach of Dalmatian innovative food – we suggest to enjoy Villa this morning, enjoying the healthy breakfast on the terrace with amazing views, or doing the morning excersise with our fitness equpiment. The mornings here are quiet and calm, reading a book on a beach could be nice option or having a massage with beauty tretaments by the pool could bring you back to life.
Late afternoon is predicted for fun and easy, casual tour to town of Šibenik (city of fortresses) – Private Photo tour with professional photographer and a guide. Learn some basics on photography, have fun with your friends or family and have a beautiful photo souvenirs for when you return back home.
After the tour (duration 2 – 2,5 hours) we suggest to experience fine dining at the upscale and the best Croatian restaurant Pelegrini, overlooking the Cathedral and old walls of the town.
5. THE DAY-5: SPLIT AND TROGIR
You are now already in love with Dalmatian cuisine, but still interested in way of preparing it, and still want to explore more of Dalmatia? No worries, today we take you to the historic town of Trogir (30 min ride), the whole Old town that is part of World Heritage Sites list, where you will meet your chef for the lunch.
Yes, you will go together to choose and buy a groceries on a green market, and then directly to the chef’s house, authentic and settled in the heart of the Old Town. Our lovely chef will reveal you the secrets of our cuisine and together you will make a great Dalmatian lunch, the experience you will bring back home and surprise your friends with Dalmatian meal in your country.
After lunch and a dessert, continue south and in 30 min you will be in Split, very popular Dalmatian center, mostly known for its Diocletian’s Palace. Evening walk through the small streets will provide you the Mediterranean spirit all around.
6. THE DAY-6: ZADAR
Road trip. Go North following the sea. Spectacular places. Great beaches. Stop somewhere out of route. Final destination – town of Zadar (90 min from Villa). The town that is announced as The Best European Destination for 2016! Sea organs, Greeting to the Sun, Kalelarga…are just few reasons worth of sightseing.
7. THE DAY-7: RELAXATION
The day before departure. You had an active week and today we suggest nothing but relaxing: massages, jet ski, kayaks, sunbeds, sea & sun.
8. THE DAY-8: CHECK OUT
Thank you for staying at Golden Rays Villas. We hope that you had a beautiful experience and that memories of Dalmatian coast will make you smile every time you remember your stay with us! :-)
At the end, this is the map of the places you have seen during the week , to get a picture of fantastic location you get when you stay at central Dalmatia:
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