Arbanija is a small and lovely village located at the north side of the Čiovo Island and 4 kilometres far from the town of Trogir. During the winter the place has 500 inhabitants. So, it is pretty small. However, in summer that number increases significantly, as many tourists look for accommodation in Arbanija because they find it simply adorable. The area is known for its beautiful forests, lush Mediterranean vegetation and numerous small, hidden coves. Arbanija is ideal for people who prefer a quiet family vacation without crowds and noise.
There is one restaurant in Arbanija where you can enjoy Dalmatian cuisine specialties. Locals do a lot of fishing and grow their own vegetables, as the soil in Arbanija is very healthy and fertile, so you can expect to treat yourself with fresh seafood and organic homegrown vegetables. There are also a couple of coffee bars in Arbanija where you can have your morning cup of coffee or in the evening a glass of cocktail while singing or learning how to sing Croatian hits with the locals. There are no nightclubs in Arbanija as you probably assumed already, it is too small place for a nightclub. Trogir, which is only 4 km away, has some fine clubs where you can dance all night long.
Accommodation in Arbanija can be found at numerous homes. Some of the apartments in Arbanija are modest and some are really high-end, modern places. You can rent some of the holiday villas in Arbanija, if that's what you like. Your holiday in Arbanija will probably take place at the beach, since that's where you'll be spending most of your time. Beaches in Arbanija are mostly pebbly and gorgeous. In case you noticed how we often say gorgeous, and thought that we are exaggerating, you were wrong, we are not. Dalmatia, and the rest of Croatia, but Dalmatia particularly is quite astonishing place. Wherever you find yourself, the nature is simply gorgeous. Unfortunately, there are no campsites in Arbanija.
When in Arbanija, remember to try the olive oil that locals make, as well as wine – both red and white. The skills of wine making and olive oil producing are something that was passed on for generations. Now all you need to do is to visit Arbanija and try it. They make an excellent prosciutto also.
You can swim, sunbathe, surf, dive, play tennis, drive bicycle or spend some lazy days at the terrace of your apartment in Arbanija. It’s your holiday and you are at one of the most beautiful places in the world – simple in its beauty. Explore it and enjoy it because it will be a holiday that you might want to recreate.