Thinking about a very last-minute trip to Croatia, based on cheap airfare from July 4-9th. This is a vacation from our last vacation of driving a boat. We want way more relaxation than activity.
If everything lined up perfectly, we'd find a nice but not fancy apartment with at least a kitchenette. no more than a 10 minute walk from a swimming beach (closer is better, sand is not required, I have great watershoes), walking distance to at least a smallish town with a few restaurants and pubs. A bigger town is fine, too. Access to nice coastal walking/hiking a major plus. We're open to renting a car but it would be even better if we just took a bus to the area and didn't have to deal with it, maybe using one day to take a tour to a hill town or winery but otherwise spending much of our time beaching, reading, eating delicious food and drinking delicious wine.
We'd be flying into Pula so it would be ideal if this magical place reachable within 2 hours of that airport. I've been looking at apartments and hotels in the usual suspects - Rovinj, Pula, even Rab island but if anyone has their own special spot or at least think you can point me in the right direction, I'd love to hear it. Thanks!