Villa Kata Razanj – Family retreat on the Dalmatian coast
Villa is located in a small fishermans village right on the beach. Razanj is a short 20 min drive to the UNESCO listed town of Trogir and 40 min to the Dalmatian capital, Split. The fully renovated modern Villa has four apartments on separate levels. Three apartments has two bedroom with king size bed, other bedroom can be two single beds or one king, uppon wish. Kitchen are fully equipped, one bathroom and two toilets and a spacious living and dining room area, two terraces with panoramic sea view.
One apartment has one bedroom, dinning area with fully equipped kitchen, bathroom and terrace .
All apartments have a breathtaking view of the sea and surrounding islands and look straight onto your pebble beach.
Villa Kata Razanj comes with parking for cars and bikes, this is perfect if you decide to explore the surrounding bike trails through the scenic countryside. On your return from an invigorating bike ride you may chose to use the private pool, or walk only 100 metres to the beach where a crystal clear sea awaits with draw dropping sunsets.
Villa is a perfect location for a getaway with family or couples who want to experience a less touristic, without hustle and bustle, holiday.
The local attractions are varied and there are many! If you need to hire a car, we can organise this for you, as there is so much to see and do. It will really complete your holiday if you have a chance to visit nearby beaches, national parks, and the local villages of Rogoznica and Primošten.
Villa Razanj is located in the bay of Mezaroca. The residence of Razanj live from the sea and local fresh produce, you can experience the fish and green markets, buying fresh daily produce, just like you were a local. Cafes and restaurants are at your fingertips and only 700 metres from the Razanj Villa. There is a very popular seafood restaurant called Ladja, which is in the centre of Razanj and serves the daily catch bought directly from the local fisherman.
When you are ready to explore the surroundings of Mezaroca bay you may chose to travel by bike. We can organise the hire of bikes and give suggestions of the best routes. Bike Trails connect the entire area, you can leisurely ride through the country side and take in the sea views, fresh air, and scent of lavender as you ascend the mountain of Movar, toward the old fortress, where you will watch dolphins play in the adriatic. After a day of bike riding why not treat yourself to massages in your apartment, which we can organise for you as well.
ROGOZNICA, MARINA FRAPA AND DRAGON S EYE
A must see tourist destination is the fishing village of Rogoznica and its Marina Frapa and the famous town of Primošten, one of the most famous towns on the Croatian coast. Here you will find exquisite seafood restaurants, a lively night life, and an array of beautiful yachts docked as travellers sail through the adriatic. Rogoznica is only 7 km from Razanj or 2 nautical miles by boat which goes every hour from our bay.
In Rogoznica is the famous salt lake of Zmajevo oko (Dragon's Eye) an evironmental wonder of biodiversity and natural wonder that also holds a local legend of an ancient dragon.
LEGEND ABOUT DRAGON EYE
From an ancient Greek legend there was a story about a dragon called Murin who lived in Rogoznica. He had the power of giving life and death and was feared amongst the land. It is said that the surrounding area of Ragoznica was under Murins protection from wars, hunger and diseases. To make him happy every year the local residents would offer the dragon the most beautiful virgin for the dragon to take as his wife, no woman ever lasted the first night!
One year, a brave young man called Aristoles famous for his winged white horse, fell in love with the most beautiful girl in the village, Lucija, who was promised to be the offering to the dragon. A fight ensued between Aristoles and the dragon. Aristoles wounded the dragon with a spear through his chest, the dragon was so terrified of his immortality that he ripped both of his eyes out in a fit of rage, one eye plunged to the ground and formed the lake of Zmajevo oko.
Today it is said that if lovers swim in the lake together, their love for each other will last forever.
The other must see local town to the Razanj Villa is the spectacular Penisula town of Primošten. A visually spectacular town that is famous for its crystal blue sea, beautiful beaches, seafood restaurants, and one of the biggest discoteques on the Dalmatia coast, Aurora.
DAILY TRIPS FROM OUR BAY TO NEARBY NATIONAL PARKS:
From our bay and from village Razanj goes daily trips to National park Krka and Kornati, to nearbay bays and lovely pebble beaches, to local attractions.
The Kornati are the densest island group in the Adriatic, with small fields, hidden oases of large-crowned pines and olives, quiet and sheltered bays that are ideal for escaping the noise and worry of civilization. The cultural traces of the past, scattered all over the rocks of this now so peaceful stone desert, are proof of permanent and restless life in this region.
The park can be toured from the water, by road or on foot. It is possible to take an organised boat trip and see Skradinski buk from Skradin, together with the islet of Visovac and the Roški slap cascade from the moorings above Skradinski buk.
You can also go to daily trips to Hvar, Vis, Brac islands, to Sibenik, Trogir, Split, and the local villages of Rogoznica and Primošten.
BIKES AND BIKE ROUTES
When you are ready to explore the surroundings of Mezaroca bay you may chose to travel by bike. We can organise the hire of bikes and give suggestions of the best routes. Bike Trails connect the entire area, you can leisurely ride through the country side and take in the sea views, fresh air, and scent of lavender as you ascend the mountain of Movar, toward the old fortress, where you will watch dolphins play in the adriatic.
Razanj Villa is a perfect holiday location for a true Dalmatian holiday experience.
Our guests enjoy in nearby towns protected by UNESCO, Split and Trogir:
Trogir was founded before Christ by Greek colonists but this small town from Hellenic period grow up during its long history into one of the best preserved Romanic and gothic towns in Europe. The city fortress with its towers surrounded by the city walls present the historical core of Trogir which has been included in the world’s historical and cultural heritage under UNESCO protection.
Many kings have been fascinated by this small town entirely built in white Dalmatian stone which gave it such an extraordinary beauty. This beautiful pearl of the Croatian Adriatic continues to fascinate today even more than it used before so it is more than probable that, while you are walking through its narrow streets, you suddenly encounter some well known face from the world’s jet set who just love to enjoy the beauty and the harmony of this monumental place.
There are many 'konobas' (Dalmatian tavern where you can taste traditional specialities) in Trogir famous for their exquisite cuisine based on fresh fish which is daily caught around the islands Drvenik and Krknjasi, two islands well known not only for the highest quality fish but also for their wonderful sand beaches
It is our pleasure to offer you excursions in a traditional wooden ship all up to the north-eastern side of the Drvenik Veli island passing between the main islands and two separate islands of Krknjasi chain. Among the island Krknjas Veli and the island Krknjas Mali and Veli Drvenik there is a Krknjasi harbour. Besides an amusing ride on the boat, you will certainly enjoy in the beauty of an untouched nature and in the submarine rich flora and fauna, but if you really want to treat yourself with something special, then you will adore the possibility to taste some of gastronomic specialities of Dalmatia.
In other words, a one day excursion to the islands includes a tasting of authentic Mediterranean cuisine based on fresh fish grilled on olive wood and on the branches of old wine wood. Also, all the fruit and the vegetables served on this day trip are grown in a bio-ecological production and the wine is homemade, deriving from the grapes grown on the very same wood on which your fish will be grilled.
For the city of Split many say that it is the craziest city in the world. The real beauty of Split is to be found precisely in the perfect harmony of its differences. Split is a city which lives a modern way of life but in a respect to its glorious history. As a counterpart of the modernity, at just 7 km from the city, in Split hinterland, you will find numerous old villages in which people still continue to live according to the traditional rules and the way of life. That diversity can be best felt in two central points of Split: at the fish market and the marketplace. On the colourful and crowded stage of Split's markets under the open sky meet the city and the village with all their differences enriched with colours, sounds, movements and temper.
The fish market is a place where the city and the islands unite, it is a unique mixture of city way of life depending on the islands' production. The vitality and the fascinating crowd on the old fish market are a kind of a secular temple of this Mediterranean city. Split is a city in which, by only few minutes walk, you will reach beautiful city beaches.
Split is a city of extremely rich history which begun at ancient greek period and continued through roman, medieval, Hungarian, Venetian, French, Austrian and Croatian times which all have left representative monuments built under their domination in Romanic, gothic, renaissance, baroque and modern style.
The roman emperor Diocletian was a personality on essential importance for the very developed roman empire. His glorious palace is an unique example of roman architecture in which people still live .