Dalmatia is one of five Croatia’s regions, which comprises the central and southern Croatian coast. When you mention Dalmatia, the first association is the sea, the klapa singing, fine wine and our famous football team from Split Hajduk. The good climate conditions of this region, where the summers are dry and hot and winters mild and pleasant, make it an ideal holiday destination throughout the year.
Dalmatia is divided into three parts: South Dalmatia, Central Dalmatia and North Dalmatia
The largest two towns in North Dalmatia, with rich cultural and historical heritage, are Zadar and Šibenik.
If you are in Zadar, we recommend visiting the Roman Forum square, the Sea Organ and the Greeting to the Sun, which is 22 square meters in diameter. As for the sacred buildings, there is the Church of St. Donat. A visit to Šibenik also an excellent idea, because the Cathedral of St. Jacob in Šibenik is one of the most beautiful sacred buildings in Croatia. In the year 2000 it was added to the UNESCO list of world heritage sights. If you don’t visit the places like Nin, Primošten, Biograd, Vodice and National Parks Krka, Kornati and Paklenica, or the nature parks and the lakes Vransko Jezero and Telašćica, you can’t say that you have really visited this part of Dalmatia. Along with all this, there is a versatile possibility of accommodation and a good offer of cuisine to fulfil your vacation. If you do not want to cook yourself in you apartment or other private accommodation, there is a large variety of restaurants.
Central Dalmatia is well known for its lovely towns, places and islands. The largest city is Split, which is the centre of cultural, sports, and other activities and events in this part of Dalmatia. If you visit Split, you should take enough time and explore it by yourself. You can find accommodation in apartments or hotels in Split or in one of many smaller places in the area around Split.
Trogir, Čiovo and Villa Luna are located in Central Dalmatia. The apartments Villa Luna Trogir are a private accommodation type, perfect for summer vacation in Croatia, Trogir and on the Island Čiovo, situated in Okrug Gornji. If you would like to get to know Croatia, Dalmatia, Split and Trogir better, friendly inhabitants with warm Dalmatian mentality are always ready to help you do it. Croatian and Dalmatian people are very light spirited, kind and ready to help at all moments. The private accommodation owners are very benevolent and polite hosts. The Dalmatian temper can be felt everywhere and especially at football matches, when our beloved Hajduk from Split plays. If you get to visit the football stadium Poljud in Split, you will most likely be impressed.
South Dalmatia is more than anything known for Dubrovnik, as it the main star of Croatian Tourism. The town of Dubrovnik is a famous world’s jet set holiday and entertainment destination. Dubrovnik is a UNESCO world heritage site since 1979. The main part of the old town is surrounded by the large city walls, which were built as a protection from outside attacks during the existence of the Republic of Dubrovnik. The Dubrovnik City Walls are 1940 m long, but vary in height and width. The tallest part is 25 meters high and the thickness of the walls varies from 1.5 to 6 metres, depending on their side - the sea side or the mainland side. From the Walls you can enjoy an amazing view of Dubrovnik and the surrounding area, including the Lokrum Island. Inside the city walls, but also outside them, you can visit different towers, each one of them telling its own story about the history of this amazing town and the old times. As parts of the walls there are fortresses of St. John, Minčeta and Bokor, but you can also visit Ravalin and Lovrijenec, which are standalone fortresses.
Many museums, sacred objects and the Theatre deserve to be visited, so make sure, while visiting Dubrovnik, not to miss out on that part of the cultural heritage of Croatia.
The most popular part of Dubrovnik is the Stradun, where there is always something going on. Many tourists relax there, enjoying the concerts of the street musicians or just sitting in café bars and restaurants. Hotels in Dubrovnik are of highest category; therefore it might be a good idea to find out more about accommodation in private houses and apartments.
Along with exploring Dubrovnik, you can go swimming on the town beach Banje or climb the hill Srđ.
You can find more peace in the surrounding towns and villages; Cavtat, Konovale, Ston, where the accommodation is much more budget-friendly, but the quality is as good as in Dubrovnik. Experience shows, that the apartment type accommodation is much more attractive for families. The surrounding islands, Korčula, Mljet and Lastovo, have their special charms and beauties, too; it is up to you to discover them.