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Villa Ivana is situated in a beautiful location. The proximity of Makarska and Bikov to all our visitors opens up possibilities for active vacation and variety of offers.


The place Zagvozd is located in the south of the Imotski landscape behind the mountain massif Biokovo. Zagvozd got its name because it is located behind Biokovo, Gvozd- represents mountain, forest, hill; Zagvozd-behind the hill. The first written document mentioning Zagvozd dates back to 1412 and it is a contract from the notary James de Penna from Split. Zagvozd is a rugged place, with barren land and many deep abyss.

Bay Rastovac and Zagvozd land two are characteristic relief of Zagvozda. Zagvozd is today divided into hamlets; Rasac, Rastovac, Butige, Srednje selo, Bunje and Dobro selo.

Visit some of the rural destinations in the vicinity of Zagvozd.


Makarska has always been the center of the surrounding region known as Makarska Riviera, both in an administrative, political and economic sense, as well as a center of culture, education, and since the mid twentieth century, tourism Today, it is a city of more than 15 thousand inhabitants that encompasses picturesque villages at the foot of the Biokovo Mountain, including Veliko Brdo, Puharići, Kotišina and Makar, which is where the name of Makarska comes from.

Makarska is one of the most famous tourist destinations on the Croatian coast, attractive for its nature and good climate, rich in tourist attractions and full of hospitable hosts.

Makarska has a great gastronomic, cultural and tourist offer.

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Imotski is located on the three-border point of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Dalmatia and is the centre of the border-land of Imotski. It lies on the fertile field of Imotski and has two important sightseeing areas, two pearls of nature, the Crveno i Modro jezero (Red and Blue lake).

These lakes are a favourite excursion site for the tourists and local people wanting a holiday in the middle of nature. The Modro Jezero (Blue lake) Karstic lake is one of the most beautiful Croatian lakes, and can be approached by a set of steps and is a favourite bathing area during the summer.

It often runs dry, and its bottom traditionally serves as a football pitch. Crveno jezero (Red Lake) is named after the red rocks at the edge of the lake. This karstic cave is 528 m high, and it is about 281m deep, which, according to some data, could be the deepest lake in the whole of Europe.

Crveno jezero (Red lake) is difficult to access due to the steep cliffs that surround it


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The Adriatic gently caresses the pearly white beaches, while the sun happily spreads its life-giving rays upon the green oasis at the foot of the magnificent mountain Biokovo. Inherited from God and man, somewhere between the sea and mountains, between deeds and dreams.

Since prehistory and the Illyrians, ancient times and Roman Aronia, right up to the modern days, traces have survived and enriched people.

Family homes filled with warmth and hospitality, high quality comfortable hotels crowned with golden stars and camps guarantee a great holiday. An eternal source of poetic inspiration and wonderment of life, the sea calls for you to enjoy in happy moments that will forever remain in the hearts and memories of those in love with life. 

Relax and forget all your worries in the shade of palm trees and pines, during a leisurely stroll along the sea, in the company of those you love. Inhale and fill your lungs with health, plunge into the fragrance of dew on pine needles, grape leaf, olives and palms.

Discover why long ago it was written that here even a dying man comes to life again!

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Krvavica is placed 6 km south of Baška Voda and in a unique way it connects the mountain Biokovo and the sea. The place is being inhabited in XVIII century, and the name is first mentioned in 1792. However, archeological sites (Gradina, Lazine Zakuće) and the archeological findings (coins, a lid of the sarcophagus etc) speak about the life on the area from the ancient times.

On the Manastirine locality above the place, a standing tomb-stone with a chiseled-in relief of three women and a man with a sword was found. The beginnings of tourism in Krvavica date from 1960 when at the seabank a homonymous tourist complex is built with the main facility of a round shape.

Today Krvavica offers modern apartments and rooms in private houses, grocery stores and restaurants, and with the beginning of the new millennium the place gets a little harbor.

Besides the white pebble beach, the place is decorated by a peculiar sight of Krvavica – Ključ kuk (Key hip) – a high rock above the place.

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Why Villa Ivana?

If you are looking for a superb holiday!

A superior self-service accommodation in which comfortably sleeps up to 16 people on two separate floors. It offers six modern bedrooms with a modern private bathroom and TV. Villa provides complete comfort with a beautiful natural oasis, surrounded by mountain Biokovo.

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