Dalmatia comprises hundreds of pristine islands surrounded by the Adriatic Sea and towering mountains on Croatia’s Peljesac Peninsula. This large region in the southern part of Croatia has a mix of modern cities and coastal towns rich in medieval sites. On Dalmatia’s mainland, most travellers visit Dubrovnik for its picturesque Old Town, which has been featured in many smash-hit TV shows and movies. Split and Zadar are also popular for their compact historical centres, where you can find well-preserved Roman and Venetian ruins and a thriving café culture.

    Dalmatia’s many islands are well worth a visit – Pelješac makes for an excellent holiday destination for windsurfers, while Hvar is a vibrant port town with pristine beaches, luxury guesthouses, and a lively nightlife scene. You can also join a boat trip to the Kornati National Park and Telascica Nature Park, where you can explore miles of hiking trails, see various monuments, and spot exotic wildlife.

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