Where to go in Dalmatia
List of regions
Korcula, the largest in the chain of Dalmatian islands, is an island of quiet coves and sandy beaches. With scenic drives along the southeast coastline Korcula is also one of the less touristy islands in the region.
Hvar, the sunniest place in Croatia, is easily the country's most luxurious island. Considered to be among the most beautiful islands in the world, Hvar should be on the itinerary of anyone interested in rubbing shoulders with the glitterati or discovering a fresh up-and-coming island paradise.
Mljet Island is the most naturally verdant of all the islands in the Dubrovnik archipelago; the northwest section of the island, the Mljet National Park, is a designated protected area.
The Makarska Riviera is home to the very best of Croatia's coastline and many of the region's sandy beaches. Brela to the north west of the Riviera's main town Makarska is surrounded by some of the loveliest relaxation spots in the area.
Brac Island's greatest attraction is Zlatni Rat beach at Bol, which juts out into the clear seas of the Adriatic; this sloping pebble expanse is one of Dalmatia's premiere bathing spots.
Cavtat lies 45 minutes drive or boat ride from central Dubrovnik, making it an ideal place to stay or visit for those looking to escape the bustle of Dubrovnik's streets.
The second largest city in Croatia, Split is the Capital of the Dalmatian region. Less influenced by mass tourism than many of the smaller coastal towns and cities, Split allows the visitor a glimpse into everyday Dalmatian life.