Hundreds of miles of breath-taking coastline, supported with over 1000 islands? Paradise beaches, spectacular waterfalls and fairy-tale natural treasures? Welcome to sun-drenched Dalmatia, the largest coastal region in the country! It extends from the south of the Kvarner Bay to the border of Montenegro and due to its enormous area is divided into three regions: northern, central and southern Dalmatia.
What this part of Croatia has in store for you is difficult to describe: you just have to experience it! Dalmatia is undoubtedly the insider tip of Croatia! It will be easy for you to forget the daily worries and once you start to explore, you will not be able to deny the interest it offers: on the mainland we find cultural-historical cities like Dubrovnik, Split or Zadar, in the Adriatic again hundreds of beautiful Islands with completely different characteristics, each area unique in its own way.
Let's move from Kvarner region towards northern Dalmatia, here you will be find: the "Paklenica National Park". Large parts of the unique Winnetou film series were made in this area therefore making it "unintentionally" world-famous. The nearest cities Zadar and Sibenik offer you the maximum cultural experience, here you feel like you have stepped back in time! If you explore this part of Croatia, you will find different architectural styles and periods, which in particular point to the former occupation of the Venetian Empire. Even the mighty defences in the sea off Sibenik hint at the historical, military importance. In the surrounding area, not far from the city, you will find in the middle of lush green forests the next place to explore in Croatia: the well-known "National Park Krka" illuminated with its beautiful waterfalls - for active holiday makers this region is definitely a must! On the way to the south we also pass a variety of popular tourist destinations, such as the entertaining Vodice or the beautiful town of Primošten. Whether it is the Croatian nightlife or a boat trip to the Kornati Islands it is entirely up to you!
If we continue on the attractive "Jadranska Magistrala", along the coastal road, we reach Central Dalmatia, We are welcomed by the small, seductive island town Trogir with the international airport Split. The region has many cultural and natural assets: churches and monasteries were preserved for thousands of years, in the summer smells of lavender and the olive and wine growing areas flourish. Here everything seems magical. The "capital of the Adriatic" and second largest city of the country, Split - is the ideal starting point for island hopping, sunbathing and entertainment PUR. From here you can visit all the "havens" of the Adriatic Sea: Brac Island with the most famous sandy beach in Croatia "Zlatni Rat", the celebrity island Hvar or the diving paradise Vis - Central Dalmatia is magical and will definitely captivate you! Not far away lies the Makarska Riviera, a particularly beautiful section of the Adriatic coast. Here the massive Biokovo mountains stand tall and protect from the Riviera. With its own natural park, it impresses with contrasting landscapes and magnificent vantage points on the vast Adriatic Sea. Make sure to stop by the equally designated city of Makarska if you want to enjoy the nightlife with people from all over the world.
Last but not least, we reach southern Dalmatia., The southernmost strand of Croatia embraces the Bosnian border until it reaches the bay of Kotor in Montenegro, blending nicely with the present islands of Korčula and Mljet. You will be particularly aware of the fertile land of the Neretva Delta: thanks to nutrient-rich alluvial soil, tangerines, kiwis and citrus fruits grow here - the cultivation areas extend as far as the eye can see. A short stopover is recommended: "All who seek paradise must come to Dubrovnik," said once a well-known writer. If every country has a celebrity, it is undoubtedly Dubrovnik in Croatia! Here you will find the most coveted Old Town in the world, characterised by history, cultural monuments and small, romantic streets. The love is here in detail and not in vain, this part of the city has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and invites you to spend hours strolling around it. Hollywood also keeps coming back: Star Wars, James Bond, Robin Hood or the epic series Game of Thrones. Everyone has taken advantage of the unforgettable scenery of Dubrovnik!!
The main cities of Dalmatia are next to the capital of the Adriatic, Split, and the seaside resort Zadar and the historic Dubrovnik.