Check why Dalmatia deserves the top spot on your bucket list
Dazzling coastline with thousand islands, prised beaches and centuries old harbour towns with impressive architecture are just a few assets of Dalmatia that inspire millions of travellers every year.
Stretching from Zadar in the north to Dubrovnik in the south, this diverse region also takes pride in the unspoilt nature, rich culture and delicious mediterranean cuisine.
The oldest coastal town in Croatia, royal Šibenik will stun you with its medieval charm and relaxed atmosphere.
With evocative Old Town, historic churches, busy seafront lined with restaurant and bars, cool music festivals, attractive beaches and idilic hinterland, it offers heaps of history, culture and fun. Definitely worth your time and attention!
While in Šibenik, admire the one of the most significant architectural achievements in Croatia - monumental St. James Cathedral; check out the breathtaking views from Šibenik’s proud sea guardian St. Nicholas Fortress; study the medicinal and spicy herbs of Mediterranean Monastery Garden of St. Lawrence and make sure to take home highly valued ecological sponge of Krapanj as a souvenir.
Settled between imposing mountains and the sea bay dotted with strikingly beautiful islands, the second largest Croatian city Split is a tourist hotspot that offers a mix of impressive history and hedonistic lifestyle.
Filled with ancient monuments, stylish restaurants and eclectic boutiques, it will give you a true Mediterranean Riviera feel. While in Split, visit the extravagant Diocletian’s Palace - one of the best preserved monuments of the Roman architecture in the world; climb The Cathedral of St. Domnius for an exceptional view of the city; enjoy the coffee at busy Riva promenade; soak up the sun at famous Bačvice beach and, if you get tired of the city buzz, take a hike on Marjan hill that overlooks Split.
Zadar will enchant you with its cobblestone streets and historical landmarks by day, and lively bars and restaurants by night. And did we mention the the otherworldly sunsets? Along with a great variety of beaches and many natural and national parks in the vicinity, it’s no wonder Zadar is a go-to destination for visitors of all ages.
While in Zadar, visit the the 27m high and 22m wide church of St. Donatus; grab an ice cream and take a walk on the main street Kalelarga; listen to the music created by the one of a kind Sea Organ; enjoy the light show made by a solar powered installation ‘Greeting to the Sun’, and taste the original liquor Maraschino made from an autochthonous variety of cherry.
The southernmost of the four cities, Dubrovnik is dubbed as the Pearl of the Adriatic for so many reasons.
Renowned worldwide and beloved for its stunning seaside location, heart-stopping beauty of the historic old town and numerous fine dining restaurants, majestic Dubrovnik is one of those places you may never want to leave.
While in Dubrovnik, tour the spectacular medieval city walls and forts that run around 2 kilometres around the old city; head down the famous limestone paved main city promenade Stradun and explore old town; take a cable car ride to the top of the Srđ mountain with the most magnificent view of Dubrovnik and relax at the Dubrovnik’s most popular beach Banje.