Welcome to Mlini on the Dubrovnik riviera, seven miles from Dubrovnik Old Town in the south of Dalmatia, a charming part of Croatia which has fascinated visitors with its nature, lush vegetation, the sea and culture for centuries. The Old Ilyrians, Greeks and Romans recognized the values and beauties of this region and so they built their settlements there, and used the abundant sources of water and fertile soil while the sea offered them its blessings. Even today the traces of these ancient inhabitants can be seen happily blended into present day life within the genuine harmony of the sea and the land.
The bay of Župa readily offers hospitality to all friends and holiday makers. It is not easy to choose the best way to experience the harmony of this flora and fauna, this encounter of lush vegetation and the blue sea-whether by road or bay sea, enjoying great many coves and the blue and clear sea. Can those arriving by air resist the exciting contrast of the green and blue magic?
Dubrovnik riviera stretches between Dubrovnik, the old Ragusa in the west and Cavtat, the ancient Epidaurus in the east, between the settlements of Dubac and Plat. The three islands Supetar, Mrkan and Bobara anchored right in front of the bay protect it from the open sea and from the north the hilly slopes of the Upper Župa. The rich diversity in such a narrow area offers a memorable experience whether you are after the turquoise limpid sea and secluded coves or rich fields and picturesque hamlets or simply a holiday. Pretty tourist resorts are clustered along the coast. The Villa Avantgarde is situated in Mlini close to Kupari, Srebreno and Mlini beaches.
Kupari beach is the oldest of them built in the shape of the horse shoe for protection against pirates. Later on they become knows for manufacture of a special type of roman tiles (the name is derived from the latin coppo romano). Today it is a well know tourist destination with many small beaches.
Srebreno, the old Subbrenum is the next in this line of small resorts. It is a place where the past and a present meet the summer mansions next to the modern hotel and villas facilities. It is here that you can find one of the most beautiful beaches of our country.
Mlini are held as one of the most beautiful resorts here. It is rich in water sources where the old water mills still remains. The actual name Mlini means the water mills. Rich waterfalls which gain in their force during rainy weather create an atmosphere of primeval eternity. Pine trees, palms and secluded beaches, villas, flowers, and shady walkways are the features of Mlini. Since this region has been blessed with natural beauty it has permeated the culture of this people for centuries. The harmony between man and nature testifies to the history which can be seen everywhere. People here have been dedicated to the soil, olive trees and vineyards and wide seas.
Dubrovnik riviera of today is an ideal combination of small attractive places with the charm of their own. For your holiday you can choose our villa offering accommodation in beautiful and comfortable rooms and apartments in a homely atmosphere. You will be able to enjoy the feel of the Mediterranean in one of local taverns where you can taste local dishes. Whether you decided or you can choose a restaurants, pizzeria or a tavern the local people will do their best to make you feel like a friend and not just a guest.
In addition to the sun, the sea, and the sunny beaches Dubrovnik riviera with the people will make sure that you don’t miss entertainment and sport events during you stay. You can cycle through hamlets, visit chapels and enjoy the countryside, or join the scuba divers, fisherman, water polo players, footballers or boccie ball games. If you prefer something quiet you can play bridge. Traditional carnivals take place in February and August when people under masks take over the power. The “Župa summer” is a manifestation of national customs, rich costumes and a folklore – not only of Župa but of the region and the entire country. That is the time when the actors visit Župa and take part in many places, where artists and musicians contribute with concerts with classical, rock and evergreen music. The authentic “a Capella” singing can be heard from every corner. “Fishermen nights” are especially interesting with sea food and a glass of good local wine, as the party goes on from dusk to dawn.
The climate is mild, Mediterranean with very warm sunny days... The bathing season lasts from April till October. The clouds rarely hide the sun while the rain come very rarely bringing a different feeling. Summers are warm and dry, but the winter is also pleasant in Župa. The warmth of the Mediterranean can be felt today as it always has.
There are a many reasons to visit Dubrovnik riviera. Once you have felt its charm you will keep returning to it. Centuries old natural beauty which has been preserved, pleasant climate, gentle tranquility, the beautiful sea shore, pleasant nature and the richness of cultural heritage are only a part of that which Dubrovnik riviera offers. Even short holidays will leave you long lasting memories of this place!
This world in a nutshell awaits you.
Come and discover it!