Dalmatia is Croatian coast region which extends 400 km from north point of island Pag to the most southern point of Croatia, peninsula Privlaka. Dalmatian coast is known also as the one of the most rugged coast not just in Croatia than in whole Europe.
Due to its jagged coastline with high picturesque mountains in a backdrop, warm and crystal clear sea, traditional Mediterranean cuisine ,numerous historical sites, Dalmatian coast is becoming one of the the most popular holiday resorts on Croatian coast.
Mediterranean’s best preserved holiday destinations are on Dalmatian coast. There is wide range of holiday packages for this part of croatian coast, from soothing and tranquil fishing villages scattered along the coast to the Dalmatian cities with cosmopolitan vibrancy.
Dalmatian coast can be found in such a multiplicity of vacation spots that you will have to plan a few comeback holidays to Dalmatia before you could start to respect great number of cultural, historical and natural diversity that exists this part of Adriatic.
Top Holiday Destinations On Dalmatian Coast:
Dalmatian Coast miraculously has avoided excessive concrete constructioning, and managed too keep its original charm in architectural gems such you will find in major holiday destinations in Dalmatia: Split, Dubrovnik, Zadar, Trogir and Makarska; or in numerous numerous small towns scattered along the coast which are simply take your breath away with its magnificent landscapes.
Split is largest city on Dalmatian coast, originally built around the Diocletian palace – summer mansion builded for the retired Roman emperor Diocletian, where the local inhabitants sought refuge centuries ago.
At first glance, Split is not a small tourist town and it spreads over large area way beyond ancient settlement. Split have population something over 300,000 people in wider area.
If you are walikng through historical center of Split you can still see ancient Roman walls, squares and temples. City also have largest ferry port on this part of Adriatic what makes it perfect starting point for exploring Dalmatian coast and islands.
Dubrovnik is probably the most famous holiday destination on croatian coast, a seaport and the administrative centre of Dubrovnik-Neretva County in South Dalmatia. The earliest beginnings of tourism in Dubrovnik are connected with Hotel Imperial Dubrovnik in 1897.
Dubrovnik is in the top 10 best preserved medieval cities in the world. But there is more in this area which also incude Peljesac Peninsula, Korcula island, with the beautiful town of the same name, and Mljet national park.
Zadar is north dalmatian city situated in a center part of croatian coast. City with its 75.000 residents is cultural and administrative center of North Dalmatia region. Exceptional history and rich cultural heritage combined with beauty of past making Zadar one of the most desired vacation destination on Dalmatian coast.
Zadar is ideal starting point for exploring four of eight national parks in Croatia: Paklenica, Kornati, Risnjak and Krka national park. See picture below – that’s how it looks like sunset in Zadar !!!
Town is located in the middle of Dalmatian coast. Small old town with charming islets located between coast of Ciovo island and green hill slopes from mainland side.
Trogir have 2300 years long tradition with it’s rich culture affected by influence of old Greeks, Romans, Venetians; with high concentration of palaces, churches, towers, fortress on a small island in every way deserves it’s nickname “Stone beauty”.
Makarska Riviera is one of well known holiday destinations on the Croatian coast. Makarska is city of appealing beauty situated below Biokovo mountain in a sheltered bay of St. Peter.
It is famous for its almost 2 kilometers long sand beaches and promenades lined with pines and surrounded by luxury accommodation facilities, an excellent gastronimic offer and warm hospitable people.
What To Do On Dalmatian Coast?
Dalmatia for most visitors is a main attraction on Croatian coast. For first-time visitors it usually it take up to 15 days to get deeper insight in natural beauty, history and traditional way of living in Dalmatia.
Dalmatian coastal region is characterized by its coves, beaches, islands and inlets. Thanks to the indented coast and numerous islands and islets, diving, swimming, surfing, yachting, kayaking, canoeing, canyoning and other sport activities are quite developed in this part of Croatia.
Dalmatia is famous for its warm sea, constant winds and beautiful wooded islands. Due to a gentle Mediterranean climate of dry, warm and sunny summers, Dalmatian Coast perfect spot for outdoor activities throughout the whole year.
Dalmatia offering you wide selection of accommodation accross the whole coastline from luxury hotels and resorts to a private villa and apartments. Holiday villa rental may appeal as an perfect choice for visitors who are seeking authentic charm of Damlatia.
Self accommodation villas may be tempted by the bed and breakfasts on the Dalmatian Coast.Almost any vacation destination on the Croatian coast is guaranteed to provide a warm hospitality.
Split, Dubrovnik, Zadar, Trogir or Makarska may be the best choice for travelers who are looking for combination of active and adventurous holiday complemented with natural beautys and cultural tourism.