Dalmatia – the coast with a thousand islands
The longest section of the picturesque and dazzling indented Croatian coastline, and the largest number of islands, belongs to Dalmatia. This place is a symbol of beauty. The long coastline offers numerous islands and smaller isles, cliffs, peninsulas, coves, and hills that stretch for miles. Dalmatia is a timeless bastion of quality, tradition, and irresistible charm of authentic and classical architecture. Dalmatia’s charm is more than just its architecture. Once you return to your everyday life you will remember the scent of lemons, oleander, wine, figs, and olives, which can all be found throughout the entire region. You will also remember the fishermen, the salty air, and the beautiful sunsets you have seen while your hair floated gently in the wind. You will remember the dishes you tasted and enjoyed…
Once you visit Dalmatia and immerse yourself in Croatian history and culture, or take a dip in one of the numerous coves, you will understand what makes our land so beautiful… As a region, Dalmatia is certainly large and can be divided into the following parts:
The stunning shades of blue will take your breath away! Sail the beautiful sea and enjoy the wonderful islands, discover the jewels of Croatia! You can explore the island of Mljet, the Pelješac peninsula, and the widely beloved Elaphiti Islands. Take a stroll on the walls of Ston or the old and charming streets of Dubrovnik. Take a few moments to truly appreciate this heaven on Earth and enjoy all its beauties. The natural beauty of Southern Dalmatia comes from islands of all shapes and sizes, be they barren rocks or limitless shades of green, as well as from numerous pristine coves with their crystal clear sea. It is difficult to pick just one town on the coast or just one island, and it is nearly impossible to pick the most beautiful beach. The beauty of the Adriatic is well-known: no other place on the Mediterranean has so many islands, beaches, diversity…
Come and experience a piece of heavenly beauty, enjoy the incredible and stunning natural beauty
Undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and loved regions of Croatia.
Northern Dalmatia is home to three national parks: NP Paklenica, NP Krka, NP Kornati, and two nature parks: PP Telašćica and PP Vransko Jezero. Each of these is among the most impressive and beautiful places in Croatia. Visit the island of Dugi Otok and PP Telašćica if you wish to be dazzled by natural beauty. You can also visit the island of Ugljan where you can find the fort of St. Michael. The island of Pašman is also of interest with its numerous old churches, each with its own story. And of course, we cannot forget Žirje and Kornati either. If you visit Pag the landscape reminiscent of the surface of the moon will surely leave an impression. You will also get to appreciate the well-known Croatian lace from Pag and taste exquisite sheep cheese. You will get to know the popular tourist destinations of Pag and Novalja. The most famous among numerous beaches are Zrće, Planjka, Sv. Duh, Casca, Straško, and Ručica. If you decide to also visit Zadar make sure not to miss Nin on the way because it is the oldest Croatian royal town. Such immense beauty in one place cannot be described with mere words… You have to come and experience it!
Central Dalmatia – the heart of the Adriatic
In 305 A.D. the most powerful man in the world, emperor Diocletian, had to make a decision on where he would spend the rest of his life. Of all the possible options he decided to build a home in the heart of Dalmatia, and with this act, he created the foundations for what would become the city of Split. Split is the largest coastal city in Central Dalmatia, and it is the cultural, historic, and economic center of Dalmatia. Are you interested in history and culture? This is the perfect place for you because of its numerous monuments. Allow yourself to rest and relax while exploring the history of ”the most beautiful city in the world”, as the locals call it.
- North of Split you can find the Kaštela Bay which comprises seven villages collectively called Kašteli: Sućurac, Gomilica, Kambelovac, Lukšić, Stari, Novi, Štafilić. There are plenty of reasons to visit each of the seven villages where you will enjoy walks in old stone streets and dishes from local restaurants.
- Explore the stunning vistas of Omiš, located at the mouth of the river Cetina, one of the most beautiful canyons in Europe. The region is well-known for its diversity of content, from its cultural heritage to adrenaline sports, as well as different kinds of tourism (agro, river, and sea tourism). Regardless of your reason for coming here, you will certainly leave content and rich in wonderful new experiences.
- On the road between Split and Omiš, you will find Podstrana and Dugi Rat, two beautiful little towns with plenty of charm. Podstrana has its own legend of King Arthur which you can discover if you visit. Take a walk to the beach on Dugi Rat, just below the main road, and take a swim in the azure sea on one of the most famous beaches on the Adriatic. The archipelago of Central Dalmatia comprises islands whose beauties are truly a sight to behold. Each island is a piece of heaven on Earth. Brač – beach Zlatni rat (also called Golden Horn and Golden Cape) is among the most famous in the entire world Vis – visit and find out why every visitor calls it absolutely magnificent Šolta – its tranquillity will make you never want to leave Korčula – lush green island with a long tradition and interesting heritage Čiovo – the island in Central Dalmatia, connected to Trogir via bridge Lastovo – the southernmost island of the Adriatic Sea, also a nature park Hvar – longest Croatian island with plenty of suns, among the most beautiful islands in the world Crystal clear sea, pristine shores, stone towns, and villages, these are the charming reasons to visit the Adriatic Sea. Take a dip in the sea while enjoying the scent of fresh pines, make your holidays truly magical. Come discover the reasons why the Adriatic Sea is considered the most beautiful place in the world.
Dalmatian Hinterland – an unexplored diamond in the rough
Dalmatian Hinterland is extremely accessible – urban centers are half an hour away, the state road passes right through the center of the region, and it is in the vicinity of an airport. Dalmatian Hinterland is a haven for gourmet because it is well-known for its unique traditional dishes.
Its rivers, mountains, and caves, as well as intersecting cycling, hiking, and walking routes are an ideal place for someone who desires a more active and adventurous holiday, but it is also perfect if you just wish to rest and enjoy the vistas in the clean air among pristine nature. This is the only place where you can meet true European knights who have, for the past 300 hundred years, participated in the ”Sinjska alka”. Also of interest is a folk dance that is completely devoid of music. Explore Dugopolje on the northern slopes of the Mosor mountain and be dazzled by its charms. Visit Vrlika and find your inspiration among the numerous romantic springs and forts, or just take a breathtaking stroll by the river Cetina. If you wish to experience all this beauty then visit Pointers Travel! Travelling elevates and expands both the mind and the spirit. Visit one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world… Recreate famous movie scenes in Dubrovnik, enjoy the sunsets of Zadar, explore Diocletian's Palace, be amazed by the waterfalls of Krka, all these sights are something you simply must experience at least once in your life.
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By: Jasna Šikić