For a fantastic time full of fun and relaxation, a visit to is the island of Dol in Istria is just what the doctor ordered. The area itself is surrounded by sandy beaches and private coves just waiting for you to lie down and enjoy the hot summer sun. You can even visit the caves that are situated in the Pakleni section of the Dol islands. There are taxi boats that will ferry you to and from island to island – perfect if you like to do a bit of exploring during your vacation. Once you have had your fill of visiting island hopping, check in to one of our luxurious Dol holiday rentals. Affordable without compromising on quality, or villas and apartments in Dol give you that priceless feeling of home from home – just with better weather.
Get lost amongst the rich history of a Dol vacation
It wouldn't be right to visit the historic town of Dol without finding out more about its rich cultures and traditions. Investigating the incredible architecture on offer in and around the town centre is a wonderful place to start, really setting out the stall of what Dol has to offer whilst allowing you to get your bearings in the town. The fifteenth century Franciscan Monastery and Museum overlooks a mysterious and serene cove – a wonderful sight that will no doubt stay with you long after your Dol holidays have come to an end. The museum sports an elegant bell tower as well as a Renaissance cloister that leads to a room containing centuries old lace, coins, nautical charts and various valuable documents spanning the past few centuries. One of the more important documents is an edition of Ptolemy’s Atlas that was printed in 1524 - a must for literature fans.
Relax in your decadent Dol holiday homes
You can also visit the impressive arsenal on the southern side of the island. It was built in 1611 to replace a previous building that had been erected by the Ottomans. The bold colours have long since faded and the initial impact has been dented by its age, but even so, it's not difficult to imagine the structure in its heyday, back when it was the most beautiful and useful building in the region. Moreover, it has even got a theatre built into it. This is one of the oldest theaters in Europe and without a doubt the oldest in Croatia. The arsenal itself used to be a place for the construction of galleons for war purposes and despite its military background, also formed the hub of culture and entertainment. After all that sightseeing, you'll be over the moon to retire to your decadent accommodation in Dol. Whether you opt for the apartments or the more luxurious villas in Dol, you're in for a fabulous stay amongst stunning surroundings.
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