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
Baska Voda--a resort on the sea with beach, sun & shade
Brela--A pretty old town and a string of the best beaches in Europe.
Southern Dalmatian Islands
Mljet Island--Whether as a day trip or a de-stressing holiday, this luscious island is a must on any Dalmatian tour.
Vis Island --Far-flung and underpopulated, this island makes a great escape.
Central Dalmatian Coast
Primosten--Photogenic and a nice rest stop along the coast
Vodice--A former fishing village, it now attracts a fair number of visitors.
Central Dalmatian Islands
Ciovo Island--Just outside Trogir, it has a beautiful, sandy beach.
Northern Dalmatian Coast
Biograd--a great sand beach and a good base for excursions to the Kornati Islands.
Dugi Otok--One of Croatia's least developed islands, it's easy to find a calm spot.
Northern Dalmatian Islands
Kornati Islands National Park--You'll need to arrange an excursion or use your own boat but the Kornati Islands are unforgettable.
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. Read more.
The Split & Dalmatia County Tourist Office (tel 021-490 032) is at Prilaz brace Kaliterna 10/I, Split.
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