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Igrane

Igrane Holidays

Croatia is largely dominated by its coastline, with the Dalmation Coast running along the western side of the country. This often-dramatic coast is dotted with seaside towns, quaint fishing villages and many islands. Holidays to Croatia in this region mean getting to eat your fill of fresh, locally-caught seafood, relaxing on beaches and exploring historical sites.

Relaxation pretty much sums up what Igrane holidays are all about too. Once just a humble fishing village, tiny Igrane is now a popular spot to enjoy a peaceful holiday by the sea. The town's biggest attraction by far is its picturesque beach.

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Blissful beach time

The beach is where the forests of the nearby mountains stop their progress towards the sea, creating a naturally beautiful backdrop to the town's 1.5 km-long stretch of sand. Here lies the perfect example of how Igrane's charming nature and its rugged surroundings work in harmony, with beautiful areas of both pebble and sand.

Natural shade is provided by the scattering of pine trees that sit along on the beach. This, along, with the calm water for swimming, makes the beach ideal for long days out, especially for families with children. Don't spend all your time relaxing though. Hire some peddle-boats or jet skis and get active on the sea, then head back to the beach for a hearty seafood lunch.

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Laid-back village life

Whilst small in size, the town has plenty to offer its visitors. A good choice of restaurants offering both traditional Dalmation and international cuisine can be found by the beach, with several cafés also serve delicious cocktails. A handful of shops offers somewhere to buy gifts and souvenirs, as well as a supermarket for all your essentials.

Above Igrane are olive groves where the 11th-century Church of St. Michael nestles. It's considered to be the most important medieval monument in this area of the Dalmation Coast and is a must-see site. The walk there is steep, but the rewards when you reach the church are more than worth it. The church is a beautiful sight and the views over the mountains and sea are simply unmissable

Get back to nature

As well as being a coastal town, Igrane is surrounded by dramatic mountain ranges and lush landscapes. It's easy to get out and explore these areas further, and just over an hour's drive away is Nature Park Biokovo. It's one of the most impressive features on the Dalmation Coast and offers wide-ranging sea views across the near-20 hectares of land it covers.

The scenery within the park is diverse and beautiful, making for a walker's paradise. As you hike through the rugged landscapes, you'll come across olive groves, pine forests and rambling vineyards. You might also spot animals such as goats, cows and wild horses roaming around, adding to the idyllic and tranquil feel of the place.

Visit an aromatic island

An Igrane holiday is an invitation to visit a range of other interesting places in this part of Croatia. These include the island of Hvar, which is around 40 minutes away by ferry. It's characterised by beaches, lavender fields and historic towns.

The ancient town of Hvar is a must-visit, with its network of streets, medieval walls and a hilltop fortress. The main square is where you'll find most of the historical buildings and plenty of café terraces to enjoy a bit of people-watching.

There are also several restaurants and bars for soaking up a little of the evening atmosphere that Hvar is famed for. Whether you visit by day or by night, enjoy a stroll along the pretty promenade down by the sea.

Nearest airport to Igrane

Split Airport – 90 miles

A taxi or hire car can get you from Split Airport to Igrane in 90 minutes.

Experience all of the seaside atmosphere and traditional Croatian character that the Dalmation Coast has to offer when you enjoy a holiday to Igrane. It's a quiet and peaceful place to get a feel for the fishing heritage that turned this humble village into a popular holiday spot. And although it has been drawing visitors to its shore for many years, the town still retains much of its humble charm and relaxed pace of life.