For a taste of rural Croatian life, look no further than Slano. Located just 40 minutes from Dubrovnik, this sleepy fishing village is set in a remote corner of Dalmatia, surrounded by rolling fields of herbs, bay trees and olive groves. Slano holidays promise a wonderful sense of seclusion. Visitors come for its beaches, hiking trails and for a healthy dose of relaxation. With Roman and Greek ruins dotted across its pine-covered hillsides, Slano is a joy to walk around – and one of the most beautiful settlements in the Dubrovnik-Neretva County.
Holidays to Slano are set on a crescent-shaped bay fringed by green cypresses, and the village is about as far from a busy resort town as you can get, meaning you can enjoy its many sheltered beaches in peace and quiet. A handful of family-run restaurants provide classic Dalmatian hospitality, freshly caught fish and a lavishly beautiful setting in which to enjoy a meal, with fabulous sea views along the waterfront.
Order the daily catch
Slano restaurants pride themselves on using only the freshest ingredients, so order the catch of the day as it’s bound to be just off the boat, then pair it with a glass of the local Dingač wine.
Thanks to its 2-kilometre-long bay, Slano is a popular stop-off for sailing enthusiasts – and the finest views of its harbour are best enjoyed by boat.
The village of Slano is set between pine-forested peaks. Roam its rolling hills and you’ll be rewarded with stunning vistas and the occasional Greek or Roman ruin.