We, Suljic family, the owners of Greenhills 4* holiday house, are offering you the warmest welcome to a wonderful place which will offer you more than you can imagine. And don't be misled by our relaxed and loose appearance; this is how everybody looks like here - happy 🙂 What you see here is a happy and united family, with a lady who is firstly an amazing mum and wife, but also an experienced economist that runs administration and finances for a serious PCO agency; a young lady who is a wonderful daughter that recently earned a Masters degree in Economics and Sustainable Tourism and just started working; a young gentleman who is a perfect son that earned his Masters degree in Economics and Hotel Management and works in a mid-management in a 5* 4.000 beds hotel in USA, and a dad and husband (hopefully also great, as he is/I am writing this :)) who is also a Meetings Professional and Consultant with 35+ years of experience. But... no suits, no ties, no dresses. Just happiness and peace of mind, sitting at the steps between the lower terrace and the barbeque area at our Greenhills paradise.
If you are interested how we ended up here, here is a short story about it. We all live lives full of stress and in 2018 we decided - although we have a small apartment at the seaside - that we need to have a getaway which is much closer and which will take us back to the ever nourishing nature. And we ended up in Zagorje region, for us the most beautiful continental part of Croatia, only half an hour of easy drive from Zagreb, Croatia's capitol, where most of us live. So we bought a small vineyard with a house on the top of it, and we completely refurbished EVERYTHING during the last three years. We (I) wanted to show you some images of how the process looked, but the ladies sad PLEASE NO, IT WAS A NIGHTMARE 🙂 Well, it maybe was, but it was worth it, and now it is quite the opposite. And why Zagorje? Well, it wasn't only because it's close;
Zagorje Region - the Greenhills homeland
Zagorje is a part of Croatia situated at its north, bordering Slovenia and being very close to both Austria and Hungary. It is a region with extremely rich history, hardworking and warm people, mild climate and VERY rich nature, with a lot of forests, hills, farms, vineyards, breathtaking panoramas, walk and bike tracks... Summers are warm but not too hot, winters are pretty mild yet often with a bit of snow, springs are an explosion of colors produced by awakening nature, and so is the fall which has an added and extremely important value: grapes harvest because every second family here owns at least a small vineyard or orchard.
Cultural heritage is very rich too, with a number of refurbished castles converted into museums or hotels, with world-famous Neanderthal Museum in Krapina (15 min from Greenhills) etc. Zagorje is famous for its wellness capacities too as it is rich with thermal water wells, so here you can enjoy in some of the oldest natural SPA centers in Europe. The winemaking tradition is very important as well, and there are a lot of wineries where you can taste both the authentic and international wine sorts. Zagorje chefs are proud of their gastronomy offer too, having some of the Croatia's internationally best known specialties being born throughout the history of Zagorje, containing a lot of ingredientes which are worldwide considered and branded as "Eco" and here it's just everyday and normal food, being produced using old and traditional methods, without chemical treatments.
Even the Adriatic coast is not so far away; in less than 2 hours drive you can enjoy in our beautiful Adriatic sea.
So as everything turned out so nice and fulfilling, and as we don't have as much time to spend here as we would like to, we decided to share this beauty with the rest of the world, because in today's crazy times it's hard to find somebody that doesn't need such getaway, And here it is. Welcome and enjoy, give Zagorje a chance! Whoever tries, always comes back!