The picturesque Croatian coast and many dozens of islands in the Adriatic Sea together belong to the Dalmatia region. The jagged rock formations here stand out beautifully against the green hills of Croatia. Famous places like Hvar, Dubrovnik, Split and Zadar are excellent examples of what the region has to offer. Whether you are looking for a wonderful holiday on board a sailing ship or would you rather stay with both feet on the ground in a luxury resort or friendly campsite? You can find it all here. The Dalmatia area is very varied, has a lot of historical backgrounds and experiences a thriving culture. Young people now know how to appreciate festivals such as Ultra Europe in Split and families also know how to find their way to the atmospheric Makarska Riviera. Dalmatia is simply doing well.
Dalmatia ‘s Top 10 Things to Do
According to Clothesbliss.com, the southern city of Dubrovnik with the harbor Port Gruž has plenty to offer for a varied day in this region of Croatia. Dubrovnik is known for its beautiful historic center surrounded by the old medieval city walls. Special attractions are the Fort Lovrijenac, the cathedral ‘Dubrovacka katedrala’ and the fifteenth century rectors’ palace ‘Knežev dvor’. Then you can stroll in the main street Stradun. The cobbled street runs from east to west and has a beautiful fountain at either end.
The more than 109 km² national park Krka is frequently visited for the beautiful Krka waterfalls that you can see there. The water goes down through different floors where you can finally swim in it in warm weather. The Krka area is ideal for wonderful varied walks between the flora and fauna. The park offers various boat excursions and even workshops for children are possible.
The Croatian island of Hvar is located in the Adriatic Sea near the larger island of Brac and cities such as Split and Makarska. As a holiday destination, the island of Hvar has already built up quite a bit of fame. It is an excellent destination, especially for a holiday in the summer. The hilly area is interspersed with beautiful beaches, vineyards and towns such as Hvar, Jelsa and Stari Grad. The city of Hvar has a pleasant harbor, an old city center surrounded by a seventh century city wall, a high fortress, the Hvar Herritage Museum and an attractive square ‘Pjaca’. Culture seekers should therefore definitely not skip the city.
#4. Kornati National Park
Around the year 1980, the 89 islands within the Kronati archipelago were declared a national park. All islands, the flora and fauna and also what lives in the sea has been protected area ever since. As a tourist you can enjoy everything nature has to offer here. In addition, tours can be booked and you can enjoy excellent diving and/or snorkeling. At the various restaurants you can enjoy all kinds of delicious regional dishes as you will find in Dalmatia.
The city of Split is the capital of the County of Split-Dalmatia. The port, which is located on an important trade route, has brought the city a lot of good. The city quickly built up a good reputation and was frequently visited by travelers. Many tourists still come to Split to enjoy the many sights such as the cathedral ‘Sveti Duje’ in the old center ‘Stari Grad’. But also the city beach Bacvice, the promenade of Riva and the green park Marjan can always count on a lot of interest. You can then go shopping in the most chic street of the city ‘Marmontova Ulica’. This car-free part of Split is frequently visited.
The coastal town of Šibenik is located between the cities of Split and Zadar. The place was founded around the ninth century by Croats and has slowly grown into a full-fledged city. The historic city center has a number of monumental buildings such as the St. James Cathedral, monasteries, churches and a palace. This ducal palace from the fourteenth century now houses the Sibenik Museum. This cultural and historical museum has an impressive collection of furniture, coins, photographs, weapons and other archaeological artifacts.
The bustling port city of Zadar is located directly on the Zadar Riviera. The Venetian city gate in the city wall is a reminder of the period when Zadar was still part of Italy. Several monumental buildings can be admired within these walls. While walking through the narrow nostalgic streets you can receive the charm of the city. In the meantime you pass the Forum with the beautiful cathedral ‘katedrala sv. Anastazije and the ‘Crkva sv. Donata’ church from the ninth century. The city of Zadar also has special modern architecture. The Salutation to the Sun in the evening luminous and further on the Sea Organ were designed by Nikola Bašic. They are located on the promenade. In addition to the historic buildings, the city of Zadar also has a lively nightlife.
#8. Zlatni Rat
The beautiful and idyllic beach Zlatni Rat is located on the Croatian island of Brac. The white pebble beach really contrasts with the beautiful color of the water. The beach has the shape of a headland and is about fifty meters long. The shape is compared to a horn. Hence the name ‘Zlatni Rat’, which means golden horn drawn. The area is exceptionally good for snorkelling and other water sports. A day at the beach can easily be combined with culture. In the town of Bol there are a number of beautiful palaces and churches to visit.
#9. Makarska Riviera
As a popular seaside resort, the city of Makarska can always count on a lot of interest. The Makarska Riviera is therefore ideally suited for family vacations. The more than sixty kilometers long beach has everything you need for a well-deserved beach holiday. Think of a pleasant boulevard, the view of the Biokovo mountains and the most pleasant and luxurious resorts are not far away. The Mediterranean atmosphere here is particularly well combined with culture, gastronomy and wonderful shopping areas.
Opposite the city of Split is the island of Brac. The approximately forty kilometer long island has a fairly large harbor near the town of Supetar, is quite hilly. The inhabitants are reasonably adept at fishing, cattle breeding and olive and grape cultivation. The sheep’s cheese and regional wines have now gained a lot of fame. But in the meantime, tourism is also becoming increasingly profitable here. The island of Brac is known as a very pleasant tourist destination. The beautiful Zlatni Rat beach and places like Bol, Skrip and Supertar are very nice places to visit.