The long, rugged Dalmatian coast,
backed by high mountains with hundreds of offshore islands, is becoming
Europe's most popular vacation spot. In summer, Dalmatia is
flooded with Italian tourists attracted by the marvellous Dalmatian
cuisine. Each island in Dalmatia has its own character
from trendy hotspot to secluded getaway. The coast is dotted
with everything from major cities such as Split
and Zadar to picture-perfect beaches
such as lovely Brela
Beach. And there's no lack of historical interest! The history of Dalmatia stretches back to the Paleolithic era.
Southern Dalmatian Coast
on the sea with beach, sun & shade Baska Voda-
pretty old town and a string of the best beaches in Europe. Brela-
for the active traveller Makarska offers Makarska climbing and hiking on
nearby . Biokovo mountain
and windswept with the beaches of Peljesac Peninsula Orebic and
the historic towns of Ston
and Mali Ston to visit
one and only; it's sleek, chic and ready to greet. After walking
the Dubrovnik-- city walls,
explore Lokrum, Cavtat and
Islands. Southern Dalmatian Islands
and green, the island has Hvar Island Hvar
Town and the delights of the Pakleni
Islands just offshore.
-Another Dalmatian island gem, rugged Korcula is known
for its olive trees and ancient Korcula
as a day trip or a de-stressing holiday, this luscious island is
a must on any Dalmatian tour. Mljet Island
--Far-flung and underpopulated, this island makes
a great escape. Vis
Central Dalmatia Central Dalmatian Coast
looming rocks this former pirate's lair is known for Omis-- rafting and
and a nice rest stop along the coast Primosten
historic Dalmatian city with the Sibenik- , a St
James cathedral World
Heritage Site with a beautiful
something interesting to do in this sprawling port, after you've
explored Split Diocletian's
Palace of course.
It's a medieval
gem and another UNESCO Trogir-- World
Heritage Site just a short distance from Split.
fishing village, it now attracts a fair number of visitors. Vodice Central Dalmatian Islands
quarried for its marble, Brac is now visited for its unusual Brac Island- Zlatni
Rat beach and the pleasures of visiting Bol and Supetar.
--Just outside Trogir, it has a beautiful, sandy beach. Ciovo Island
Northern Dalmatia Northern Dalmatian Coast
--a great sand beach and a good base for excursions to the Kornati Islands. Biograd
--One of Croatia's least
developed islands, it's easy to find a calm spot. Dugi Otok
--A walled Adriatic town like Zadar
Dubrovnik with Roman ruins and a wealth of architecture. Northern Dalmatian Islands
--You'll need to arrange an excursion or use your own boat
but the Kornati Islands are unforgettable. Kornati Islands National
Stretching from the Pag-- Kvarner to the Zadar region, this long, flat dry island is noted
for its famous Pag Cheese, fine
lace and commitment to local traditions.
By boat, bus, plane and train, there are plenty of
ways to get to the Dalmatian coast and islands. Split is the main,
but not only, entry point.
& Dalmatia County Tourist Office (tel 021-490 032) is at
Prilaz brace Kaliterna 10/I, Split.
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