Croatia’s ‘Little Venice’

With its rustic whitewashed buildings on a pretty Croatian peninsula, it’s no wonder that Vranjic has earned itself the nickname ‘Little Venice’. Indeed, part of the town is almost an island, with the buildings clustered together and surrounded by water. This attractive Dalmatian town has a wonderful seafront location, beautiful buildings and a laid-back atmosphere that’s perfect for those looking to relax. However, it’s also a good option for those seeking some urban bustle, as Split is only a 20-minute drive away.

Vranjic holidays offer an appealing mix of impressive natural scenery, chilled-out restaurants and a scattering of historical gems to discover. The beaches are the biggest draw, and spots to kick back in range from sun kissed stretches of shingle to wild, quiet coves. On holidays to Vranjic it’s also worth heading into the hills for a stroll along one of the trails that wind through the countryside. History lovers are in for a treat too, as Vranjic was once an upscale destination for well-to-do Romans – there are some particularly impressive ruins in nearby Solin. Small, unhurried and totally relaxing – this charming resort will make you feel like you’ve stumbled across Croatia’s best-kept secret.

Your Vranjic questions, answered

Although Vranjic always has a relaxed atmosphere, things are livelier during spring and summer when travellers come to bask on the beaches. Outside of that time, it’s wonderfully calm.
No, the town of Vranjic is located a 9-kilometre drive north of the city of Split. It’s connected by a main road, making it a breeze to get there.
Vranjic suits all sorts of holidaymakers on all sorts of budgets but, as Dalmatian resorts go, this is one of the best value ones you’ll find.

Best things to do in Vranjic

Feast at lunchtime

Vranjic’s traditional restaurants are delightful. Bag a bargain by asking for the ‘gableci’, which is a cut-price daily lunch menu often featuring three courses for half the price.

Sip the local wine

This part of Dalmatia is known for its vineyards and wineries. Don’t miss trying a glass of ruby-red Plavac Mali – it’s the most widely planted red-wine grape in Croatia.

Explore Roman ruins

Take a 15-minute drive to Solin where you can see the Roman ruins of Salona, the ancient capital of Dalmatia, which includes its impressive amphitheatre.