Directly across the street from the villa is the mini market "Gadza". You will find all the products of daily use there, be it food, hygiene items or bathing accessories. The mini market is open daily from 07:00 to 22:00 (outside the summer season from 07:00 to 20:00). On the lively beach of Ciovo you will find more shopping opportunities, from large markets to small stalls selling souvenirs. Or you can take a short trip to Trogir, which can be reached by glass-bottom boat or by car/scooter in about 15 minutes. In the winding alleys and on the Riviera of the port city you will find everything your heart desires.
The island Ciovo
A bridge leads from the mainland and the town of Trogir via the Kastela Bay to the island with 6,000 inhabitants, which is mostly overgrown with forrests where olives, figs, grapes, citrus fruit and medicinal and fragrant herbs grow, their enchanting fragrance being carried out far into the sea. There are great spots for diving and snorkeling on the rugged south coast which is surrounded by many smaller islands. Of particular interest is the Sanctuary Prizidnica on the east side of the island, which was built into a rock. The 15x3,5km island just outside the old town of Trogir is a meeting point for the city dwellers on the weekend, for sailors in summer, and during the whole year for tourists who besides Croatian culture and kitchen also want to experience Central European comfort, idyllic nature and modern coastal towns. (Source: holiday-home.org, ciovo24.de)
The port city Trogir
The port city of Trogir is part of the UNESCO world cultural heritage since 1997. A jewel and a true open-air museum. 2300 years ago, the Greeks founded their first settlement on a small peninsula. The city mainly owes its image the long rule of the Venetians. Magnificent mansions, palaces and churches form the framework of the city. In the town center you are received by winding narrow streets, barely two steps wide, and charming little squares with cafes and restaurants. There are countless colorful sailboats in the harbor, while in the bays, which provide protection for the fishermen villages, you will find beautiful beaches. In brief: Trogir is unique, charming and definitely worth seeing. The charisma and the ambience of Trogir will captivate you and you will always think of this place with joy and melancholy.
The popular beach on the promenade of Ciovo is about 15 minutes away from Villa Las Damas. Like most beaches in Croatia it's a pebbly beach. Ciovos beach promenade is strongly frequented and very lively in the summer. Until late in the evening, many bars and restaurants invite you to enjoy the stunning view of the Adriatic sea or the sunset with a refreshing cocktail. The trendy beach bars like Acquarius and Bok, which particularly appeal to a younger audience, usually organize beach parties in the afternoon – so the music lies all day like a vivid carpet over the whole promenade.
On the opposite side of the peninsula, about five minutes walk from the villa, there is another beach. Smoothly polished by wind and water, the rocks there invite you to sunbathe in rest, and the crystal-clear, turquoise water seduces you to jump into the cool sea. This beach is less visited, but also a lot quieter. As in many seaside resorts, the rocky beach has been straightened with concrete plateaus, and ramps, ladders and stairs have been created to facilitate access to the water. Rocky beaches are also the natural habitat of sea urchins, so watch your feet. If you don't like lying on the rocks, there's another pebbly beach on this side of the peninsula that is far quieter than the promenade – especially families with children like to enjoy their beach days on this side of the island.