"If you want to see paradise on Earth, come to Croatia."

Paint memories all over the world!

Meet our Team!

Gaby Babič

Tour Coordinator

Gaby Babić

Born and raised in France by British parents, Gaby started in life by getting a degree in hospitality management in the great town of Bordeaux and then making her way around the world working as guest relations manager and accommodation manager among other things. She first heard about Korčula while working on an expedition cruise ship in the Arctic where she met her husband. He spoke of his home island as lovely, wild and with beautiful blue waters. So she packed her bags and followed him to the discovery of Croatia and it’s beautiful island Korčula. Settled in Lumbarda, Gaby has been working in a local wine shop improving her knowledge of all our local varieties and specificities. After being here for 3 years and having a beautiful little girl, Gaby is taking on a new challenge by joining Slikamilina as a coordinator.

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Ida Sukno, acrylic, oil, pastel, pen, Watercolor, watercolour, watermedia, tour, workshop, holiday, painting, art, slikamilina, artist

Tour Operator

Ida Sukno, a local that knows her stuff!

Ida, a Croatian, Montenegrin, grew up in the Dubrovnik area and has been living there all her life. Presently she lives in the country with her little family (husband and son) surrounded by nature and animals (cats, dog, guinea pig and planning for more!)  A nature lover, she tries to spend every free moment on long walks and trekking.

After finishing Touristic school, she wanted to continue to study history and literature, as reading is her passion, but due to life circumstances she ended up at the Dubrovnik Maritime University and graduated in Maritime studies.  She also received diploma certification as an agency manager, an agent of sustainable development, cabin crew member and in German language course 1. and 2 at DeutschAkademie Vienna.

As Dubrovnik is a well known tourist destination, during her studies and after, all her experience was related to different branches of tourism.  She worked on the front lines of large hotels, restaurants and retail. She worked as a flight attendant, travelling around Europe and some parts of Africa, experiencing different cultures and people from all over the world.  Her versatility led her to decide to start her own agency for private accommodation and tours.

Slikamilina Painting Tours welcomes Ida to our family.  She has put together an amazing tour for you in the Konavle area around Dubrovnik with your base in beautiful Cavtat. With her knowledge of the area and her love of people, this is not going to be a tour you want to miss!

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Undine Mader

Tour Companion

Undine Mader

When Undine left Korcula after her second vacation on the island, she left with the feeling that a new life had already started. One year later she quit her job and moved from Germany to her new adopted home: the island of Korcula.

While she studied finances in Berlin/Eastern Germany in the 1980’s, this would not have been something she would have imagined. But luckily in 1989 political development opened the door to the world for East Germans . Finally she could visit the places she had only been able to read about until then. Henceforth Undine traveled a lot and was interested in other countries and cultures from Europe, the United States, the Middle East and South East Asia. A camera was always in her backpack.

When her daughter grew up a bit it became logical for her to go back to university and study religion science. Interest in people brought Undine, years later, into journalism and this joy of meeting new people and places has never ended. With Slikamilina Painting Tours she connects her talents for communication, networking and organization and her interest in painting and photography as well.

There are so many beautiful places on Korcula island. Some are easy to find, others are more hidden. Undine likes to show both kinds to the visitors of the island. And it’s not only about the beauty of light and colours, towns and villages, sea and mountains… Undine loves to share the spirit of the island.

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Lynda Milina, <a href=

Founder

Lynda Milina combined work and travel….

Slikamilina Painting Tours has been an established business since 2008. Lynda, who now lives in Lumbarda, Croatia, decided combining work and travel was the perfect life, and decided a tour company would be the perfect combination!

Lynda, a Croatian, South-African, Canadian (now that’s a mouthful!), grew up in Kingston, Ontario, Canada and spent every second summer in Lumbarda, Croatia visiting her family. As an adult she has continued to visit regularly particularly since Nick, her father, retired to his homeland.

Lynda, after graduating from University (with one year in Granada, Spain) and following a short stint in Real Estate, decided she enjoyed looking at the design of the interiors more than selling the house itself. She went on to study Interior Design, which lead her into a 10 year career in and outside the industry.

Having developed a love for travel, sparked by yearly holidays all over the world during her childhood, Lynda continues to explore, selecting new and exciting locations for her annual trips. August 2007 included a return trip to her mother’s homeland of South Africa for a 3 week safari…  India, Italy, Belgium and Bosnia being more recent trips.  Art being her other outlet, Lynda has participated in volunteer projects for the Arts, Craft shows, and photography.  

Having not quite figured out why she never incorporated work and travel, she founded Slikamilina Painting Tours and succeeded in living her dream life! With Nick’s hometown offering an idyllic place to travel to… Lynda hopes you will join Slikamilina in getting to know Island Korcula and the village of Cavtat, while preserving them in paintings and photographs to showcase in your own home.

2023 line up!

Leslie Fehling , acrylic, oil, pastel, pen, Watercolor, watercolour, tour, workshop, holiday, painting, art, slikamilina, artist
May 15-24, 2023
Leslie Fehling
Watercolor Sketching in Croatia

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Debbie Lively, acrylic, oil, pastel, pen, Watercolor, watercolour, tour, workshop, holiday, painting, art, slikamilina, artist
September 18-28, 2023
Debbie Milner-Lively
Oil & Acrylic Tour

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Why a painting holiday abroad with Slikamilina?

Trust us!

  • Authentic experience and supports the local economy. You get the best Croatian adventure possible, unlike large tour companies that cattle you from village to village while you paint.
  • LEARN: Our groups are small and intimate. Our painting instructors are sought after for their individualized attention, easy to follow painting techniques, for the beginner, or the Matisse in you.
  • EAT: taste and smell clean, fresh salt air,  plavi malac and grk wines and local cuisine.
  • PAINT: majestic scenes of courtyards, quaint villages, old stone buildings, olives on the trees, and small fishing boats. Courses in Watercolour, Oil, Acrylics and Pastels available.
  • Lynda is exceptional at organizing tours… just read the testimonials. She goes above and beyond to make your painting holiday abroad an experience of a lifetime.
  • Our tour companions are second to none. They are all experienced with tours, know the area and are super friendly and helpful.
  • There are always extras added to the tour
  • All payments are secure payment, ensuring your personal safety
  • There are no hidden costs.
  • All your inquiries are answered within 24hrs, if not sooner
  • Lastly there is only 1 painting workshop to Croatia and we are it…we are specialists.

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