Foodies, listen up – this is the trip for you. Imagine a three-night ‘olive odyssey’ – the mere thought of it sounds frankly divine but combine this with a Croatian island break, plus foraging, farm tours and fine dining and it’s easy to see why visitors are flocking to this five-star hideaway.
As part of the Losinj Hotels & Villas collection, Boutique Hotel Alhambra is set in a gorgeous villa on the beautiful Čikat Bay, surrounding by a wonderfully fragrant pine forest.
This Small Luxury Hotels of the World member is known for its gourmet offering, with the Alfred Keller Restaurant already firmly on the foodie map for its Adriatic fish and seafood platters and Istrian beef, exquisitely flavoured with fresh island herbs and olive oil.
The hotel’s new foodie experience showcases the local culinary traditions alongside the island’s ancient Illyrian heritage in a wonderful trip that combines gastronomy and history.
The tour begins tracing the island’s culture of olive cultivation back to antiquity and includes tours of the ancient town of Osor and the Kučić farm in Martinšćica, foraging for wild herbs plus tastings of delicacies including olive pâtés, sheep’s cheese in olive oil and octopus cooked under an iron bell covered in embers.