Born and raised on a small island in North Dalmatia, Nikola is an expert in adding a local, authentic touch to your Croatian adventure. His life-long dream is to visit every one of Croatia's 1000 islands and islets, and is steadily getting closer to achieving his goal. He creates itineraries that will cater to every individual interest for a truly one of a kind vacation.
What places and activities do you specialize in?
"Tailor-made tours: Sightseeing, Hot Air Balloon, Food & Wine, Heritage and Historical, Birdwatching, Game of Thrones, Sailing. There is no greater excitement than working on an itinerary that involves a mix of adventure activities, historical sightseeing and appreciating the best of the region through food, wine, and local stories."
How did you get involved in travel?
"Living on an island which attracted a number of visitors in the summertime, I was involved in the family business from early childhood. I loved being surrounded by people from different countries and cultures and showing them my hometown, so choosing a career in tourism was a natural decision for me."
Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.
"A month spent on a solo walk along the Camino (French Way) - starting my journey in France, and ending in Fisterra, Spain (The End of The World). During the course of a month, I met an array of different people, made life-long friendships all over the world, and grew as a person. "
Featured trips & expertise
This incredible Croatia highlights itinerary packs a lot into five days and is complete with private transfers to and from your luxury accommodations in Split, Hvar Island, and Dubrovnik. Discover the ancient port city of Split and marvel at Diocletian's Palace, one of the best-preserved Roman buildings in the world on a private food tour of the city. Head to Hvar and see the interior of the island on an exciting half-day excursion from Hvar Town and end your stay with two nights in Dubrovnik where you'll also explore Cavtat and Konavle—the less-frequented gems beyond the "Adriatic Pearl."
This short and decadently sweet itinerary is perfect for travelers who are short on time and love indulging in luxurious travel experiences. You'll tour the Dalmatian coast beginning with a food tour of local delicacies in Split, then it's off to Hvar to explore dazzling beaches and rugged island scenery before joining a private boat tour to nearby islands. Your holiday ends in Dubrovnik, where you'll enjoy a walking tour of the historic city as well as visit the rustic countryside of the Konavle region.
Recent trip reviews for Nikola
VISIT CROATIA and Let Nikola Plan it
Oct 22 - Oct 29, 2022
Croatia is awesome and I would go back, my whole family would, tomorrow. The people, the history, the blue sea, the wine, the food, all of it made this the best trip we have ever taken. None of this would have been possible without Nikola. He was there for me every step of the way as we planned this, as we changed our minds about things, and every night made sure we were all set. I cannot sing his praises enough. Everything was perfect- the guides, the transportation, the hotels. Having a... read more
All drivers were right on time. Most spoke e...
Oct 5 - Oct 18, 2022
All drivers were right on time. Most spoke excellent English. Staying in boutique hotels was great, especially the one in Ljubljana. The hot air balloon ride was spectacular. The bike tour on Hvar Island was the best one - our guide entertained us after the bike ride with wine and pasta in his wine cellar.
This was certainly the best trip we have ever taken. Nikola was immediately responsive to our questions and alerted us each day to confirm travel times, etc. We visited 5... read more
Family Trip to Croatia: Zagreb, Plitvice Lakes, Split, Hvar & Dubrovnik
Aug 28 - Sep 5, 2022
We can't thank Nikola enough!! He organized and planned an amazing trip for our family! He thought of everything including an infant car seat for all vehicle transfers. He was always prompt with responses prior to our travel and answered all questions. During our trip to Croatia he was available day and night, adjusted our plans as needed, and reached out daily to ensure we were ready for the next day of our adventure. I would absolutely recommend working with him!
Additionally, the app... read more
10/10 for Kimkim!
Aug 28 - Sep 4, 2022
I wish I could give Kimkim and our travel specialist Nikola more than 5 stars. Everything about my trip to Croatia was terrific - start to finish. I usually plan family trips on my own - researching destinations (Kenya, Tanzania, France, Spain, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Mexico, etc), figuring out where to stay, what to do, and where to eat. This time, I traveled alone to Croatia. I needed to plan the trip quickly, and did not want the burden of having to rent a car. So after reading many... read more
Our vacation to Croatia was wonderful and stress free
Aug 19 - Aug 23, 2022
Our vacation to Croatia was wonderful and stress free due to Nikola's preplanning and booking of all of accomodations, restaurants, activities, and transfers. All the service providers were professional, punctual, and courteous. Special thanks to our Split tour host Ivana, our driver Joseph from Split to Dubrovnik, and Mirko our Elafiti Islands boat tour skipper for some memorable days.
And very special thanks to Nikola for being just a phone call away and handling our schedule changes.
Fabulous family trip to Croatia
Jul 3 - Jul 16, 2022
Our family of four had a wonderful trip to Croatia thanks to the thorough and excellent planning and support of Nikola. From our first correspondence through to the last day of our trip, Nikola was responsive, helpful, and really customized our trip to be an amazing experience for us. He had great ideas, gave excellent advice, and really shaped a trip that let us experience the country in unique ways.
We especially enjoyed our guided walk through Plitvice National Park, our tour of Hvar... read more
Amazing experience, first time in Croatia
Jul 9 - Jul 17, 2022
We were two sisters travelling to Croatia for the first time, this was our first experience planning a trip with the support of a travel agent and it was incredible. Nikola suggested an itinerary and we had a phone call to go over feedback, and once we all agreed, Nikola arranged so we were able to each pay half. We met Nikola in Zagreb, where he gave us a small gift and the printed version of the itinerary we both had access to online. Throughout the trip, he sent us nightly texts to... read more
5 stars for Nikola, Kimkim, and Croatia!
Jun 25 - Jun 30, 2022
Nikola was just perfect to work with (and I am a particular, seasoned traveler!) He did an amazing job keeping us up to date ahead of and during our visit, understanding our travel preferences, and accommodating changes as needed during our trip (things happen!) I highly recommend Kimkim and Nikola if you are considering a trip to Croatia.
We just loved Dubrovnik (Villa Orabelle accommodations, dinner at 360, the boat tour, and culinary experience at Konavle), Split (Hotel Park... read more
We loved every aspect of our Croatia trip.
Jun 11 - Jun 21, 2022
My family enjoyed every aspect of our trip to Croatia. We loved all the places we visited; each place gave us a fuller appreciation of the country and the diversity across regions. Nikola was an absolute pleasure to work with, and he planned a trip that was a perfect fit to our interests and temperament. He was very responsive to our requests in planning the trip. The itinerary he provided was very detailed, and we never had to second guess where we were going or how to get there. All of... read more
We had the most wonderful trip to Croatia and...
Jun 9 - Jun 19, 2022
We had the most wonderful trip to Croatia and that’s because we used Kimkim and our amazing trip designer Nikola. This was a no stress, safe, and fun vacation and would highly recommend the Croatian expertise we were fortunate to leverage with this company. Thank you for an amazing trip! read more
The trip of our dreams!
May 18 - May 26, 2022
From the very first conversation with our guide, Nikola, we were immediately drawn to kimkim. He went above and beyond to customize our trip to be exactly what we hoped for- a mix of excursions, leisure time, and unique experiences. He was quick to answer all of our questions and worked to keep our trip within our budget. The kimkim platform makes it very easy to leave feedback on the itinerary so we were able to let him know the pieces we loved and those we wanted changed. It was a very... read more
Amazing honeymoon in Croatia
May 13 - May 22, 2022
Nikola was our trip planner for our honeymoon in Croatia and he was super helpful, easy to communicate with, and there for us for every step of the trip planning process and the actual trip itself. Nikola took into considerations our requests for types of tours we wanted to have, hotel accommodations, and even made dinner reservations for us. He answered all of our questions and provided a very detailed itenirary with contact details for all of our guides. We loved how customized the whole... read more