Meet the serenity that lures in visitors from all corners of the world.
Tradition and luxury merged better than ever before in this small family-held estate. Only a few miles away from the breathtaking Krka National Park and about 20 kilometres from the striking historic town of Šibenik lays Skelin Family Estate, a synonym for excellent service and unforgettable gastronomic pleasures.
The story behind the estate
Joso and Ljubica Skelin used to live in Stuttgart, Germany, where they worked in the catering industry. After moving to Zagreb in the early 1990s, they played with the idea of managing their own family estate in the breathtaking region of Dalmatian Hinterland.
Ten years ago they turned their dream into a reality. The astonishing estate can accommodate 60 people in three luxuriously furnished units. The estate has two swimming pools, sporting facilities such as two tennis courts, football and basketball court and paintball grounds, a restaurant, a terrace bar and wine cellars.
Luxury for the body and the soul
The Skelin estate radiates with eclectic marriage of old world comfort and contemporary designcombined with lauded Croatian traditions.
People who chose to spend their holidays at this magnificent estate do so for the serene ambiancethat engulfs the entire property. Instead of jostling for space on tourist-packed beaches, they come here to rest both their bodies and souls, indulge in local specialties and stroll through untouched nature.
Visitors can stay in comfortably equipped single, double and family rooms or apartments. Regardless which room they opt for, one thing is for certain – the most spectacular views which extend from the rooms over the surrounding tenderly grown olive groves and vineyards will leave them breathless.
In addition to previously mentioned swimming pools and sporting facilities, the area is interspersed with walking and cycling trails ideal for spending an enjoyable day in the nature away from the overwhelming pace of our everyday lives.
Skelin’s range of high-grade wines from their own production will appease even the most demanding and curious palates. They are even served in several prominent restaurants in Zagreb, Zadar and Šibenik.
And wait until you try the explosion of superior flavours of their prosciutto and pancetta. It’s no wonder that Croatian contribution to Mediterranean diet earned its place on UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list.
Many people chose Croatia for their destination wedding, so it comes as no surprise that the Skelin Estate is also a popular wedding venue. With its intimate atmosphere and excellent service, this hidden oasis has manage to position itself not only as a place for a superb vacation, but also a welcoming place where romantic souls can finally tie the knot and celebrate their big day.
Continue the exploration
Many astonishing locations are only heart-beat away from the Skelin Estate. History and culture enthusiasts will particularly enjoy exploring the historic streets of Šibenik, adorned with one of the most spectacular examples of sacral architecture.
Relatively close are the Dalmatian gems of Trogir and Split, as well as the spectacular islands of the Šibenik Archipelago. How does sailing through the striking Kornati National park sound?
Nature lovers can bask in the overwhelming beauty of Krka National park, which the crowd-phobic often opt for instead of Plitvice. Dalmatian Hinterland is an outdoor paradise comprising of lush river valleys, rocky hilltops, hidden caves, serene lakes and clear water springs. If you’ll be visiting in August, Sinj is an absolute must.
When one goes on a holiday, they should settle for nothing else than the luxurious authentic ambiance. On Skelin Estate visitors delight in authenticity, tranquillity and comfort – the very best of Dalmatian culture combined with a dash of high-class elegance.
Sounds perfect, doesn’t it?
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