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Get the lowdown on Istria from Mailonline

A game of other halves in Croatia

Check out the best beaches, Venetian-style ports and fishing villages in Istria in this Mail on Sunday villa holiday review, organised by us on behalf of client Croatian Villa Holidays for journalist Jenny Cowley.

Visit Mailonline to read the full article.

Villa Le Edicole included in the Sunday Times 30 hottest villas

The villa hotlist

Good news for two of our clients who were included in the Sunday Times feature on Europe’s 30 hottest villas.

Villa Le Edicole is an ultra-cool designer pad for eleven, set amidst the dry-stone walls and sunbaked landscape of south east Sicily while Croatian Villa Holidays’ Casa Celestina is a rural hideaway for two overlooking several of Istria’s prettiest hilltop towns.

Click here for Sunday Times article.

Villa Ager Costa, Trapani

Best holiday houses for frills and thrills

High50, the leading global community for over-50′s, gives us a few pointers for this year’s summer holiday with its round-up of best holiday houses in the Caribbean and the Med.

Greece, Morocco, Mallorca and St Lucia all make the grade, as does Sicily, where JG Communications’ client, Wish Sicily, offers beauty treatments, maid, chef and concierge services at Villa Ager Costa.

Stay in a former lighthouse on Croatia's Istria coast

Are these the best villas in Europe?

Three of our clients made it into the Guardian’s selection of top villas and apartments in Europe at the weekend.

A great option for families, Wish Sicily’s Villa Delle Stelle is a two-bedroom villa in Scopello, with a small pool and excellent location close to the Zingaro Nature Reserve.

Croatian Villa Holidays’ Villa Varadella, a former Istrian lighthouse, was one of two properties in Croatia to be featured.  The villa leads directly onto a rocky beach and guests have access to the pool at a neighbouring hotel.  Just one option in Slovenia made the list – this one from sister company, Slovenia Villa Holidays. Villa Vineyard View is a chic two-bedroom villa with a designer wine cellar in the village of Vipolže.

Top 20 hotels and top 10 villas in Sicily from The Times

Hot news in Sicily

Visiting Sicily?  Thankfully the Times has done all the hard work and come up with a list of the best hotels and villas on the island, including two holidays from JG Communications’ clients.

Hotels featured include ExpertoItaly’s gorgeous Relais Parco Cavalonga, a rural hideaway with two pools, set amidst the carob and olive tree carpeted countryside of the island’s south east.  ExpertoItaly specialises in creating tailor made holidays throughout Italy.

For those who prefer to self-cater, the top ten villas on the island include Wish Sicily’s Villa Luna, a designer-style villa in Scicli, with a pool and very cool basement spa. Wish Sicily has one of the largest selection of self-catering properties in Sicily.

Click here for The Times -Best of Sicily.

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Any ideas for sun, sea and lots of sand?

AOL Travel’s selection of Beach Holidays 2015 ranges from Agadir to the Yucatan Peninsula and from Guernsey to Greece.

Included in the round-up are two of our clients’ holidays, Croatian Villa Holidays’ Beacon Retreat, an amazing lighthouse holiday home near Zadar; and ExpertoItaly’s dreamy Paradise Resort Hotel which overlooks the gorgeous Lu Impostu beach near San Teodoro in Sardinia.

Stay at Villa Bronzino, Brac Island for under £500pp

Where can you holiday for under £500?

As ever, the Sunday Times has all the answers, pulling together summer’s greatest bargains.  From Scotland to Sharm, there are domes, mobile homes and villas to suit all budgets.

JG Communications’ client, Croatian Villa Holidays, made the final cut with Villa Bronzino, situated on the water’s edge in pretty Pucisca on the island of Brac, home to the iconic Zlatni Rat beach.

Green Villa is a great budget villa near Palermo, Sicily

Are these the best 50 holidays in Italy?

Pretty much all that’s good in Italy is included in the Times’ recent Italy Special, from the top 10 places to eat on the Amalfi Coast to the best 50 Italy holidays for 2015.

Wish Sicily, the newest addition to JG Communications’ portfolio, is first on the list in the Best 50 Italy holidays/Best New Villas section, with Green Villa, a great value-for-money option near Palermo in western Sicily.  Wish Sicily is a newly-established company offering accommodation in around 200 villas and apartments throughout Sicily.

Read more here

Stay in a cosy retreat for two in Istria

Chocolates, roses or a romantic hideaway for two

Get set for Valentine’s Day with a little support from AOL Travel’s round-up of cosy retreats for two which features mini ski chalets, Rapunzel style towers and slightly more unexpected, an underground hotel room in Sweden.  Also included is JG Communications’ client Croatian Villa Holidays’ Casa Celestina, a pretty cottage for two with a bedroom terrace that overlooks the vineyards and olive groves of central Istria.

Stay on Princely Houses Farm with Wish Sicily

The family holiday debate

Do our little cherubs really need a holiday crammed full of all-singing, all-dancing day long activities – or, given their year-round increasingly hectic schedule, should a pool, the odd trip to the beach and some good old-fashioned quality ‘family time’ be enough?

Wish Sicily’s Princely Houses Farm (featured in this week’s Guardian round-up of ’20 Great Family Holidays in Europe’) seems to satisfy on all counts.  The small cottage complex has two pools and a modest play area but other than that, life is about chilled days on the beach at nearby Taormina and a one-off visit to the woodland adventure playground at Parco Avventura Etna.

Read the full Guardian article here.