Today Dalmatia is one of the main resort areas of Croatia. It has a mild climate, 285 sunny days a year, and sea water, due to its exceptional purity and high content of iodine, salts and other elements, has healing properties. In this part of the country, two of the seven national parks in Croatia are located – Kornati and Krka, as well as the Biokovo Natural Park. Another important plus is that in Central Dalmatia the best strip of beaches in mainland Croatia: small pebbles and pine trees close to the water.
- Šibenik region
- Vodice, Sibenik, Primosten
- Split region
- Trogir, Split, Podgora, islands of Brac and Hvar
- “Makarska Riviera”
- Brela, Baska Voda, Makarska and Tučepi
How to get there
Flight to Split, flight time – about 3 hours.
One of the largest resort regions in Croatia is Central Dalmatia. The region includes a fairly large part of the mainland, mainly around the Cetina River. Central Dalmatia includes the central part of the Adriatic coast of Croatia, which is enclosed between the cities of Gradac (in the south) and Sibenik (in the north) and a large number of islands, including Brac and Hvar.
According to cachedhealth, the nature of Central Dalmatia is unusually picturesque. These are quaint secluded bays bordered by rocky shores and coniferous forests, narrow straits between numerous islands, the clearest waters of the Adriatic Sea, coastal cities and towns, each of which has its own face, its own rich history, the roots of which go back to antiquity and the Middle Ages. The Kornati Park is unique, which is an archipelago of 140 islands, the Krka Park is extraordinarily beautiful – a river with waterfalls, lush forests along the banks and a rich wildlife in these forests.
The coast and beaches of Central Dalmatia are the real wealth of the region, they are considered the best in the country. Due to their mild climate, local resorts are very attractive for families with children. Every year thousands of vacationers come here, each of them finds something attractive for himself in Central Dalmatia, many return to this marvelous region to enjoy its natural wealth again and again. The most attractive part of Central Dalmatia for tourists is the Makarska Riviera, a stretch of coast several tens of kilometers long. It is here, at the base of the Biokovo mountain range, that the best beaches of Croatia and its most popular resorts are located: Brela, Makarska, Tupeci. The Blue Flag, a prestigious international award given to the best beaches in the world, has been repeatedly awarded to the beaches of Central Dalmatia.
Cuisine and restaurants of Central Dalmatia
Dalmatian cuisine is “correct”, healthy and tasty. It uses light cooking on the grill or in water, lots of fish, olive oil, vegetables and a variety of herbs growing on the coast. From meat dishes – lamb, Dalmatian goulash with dumplings.
Dalmatian wines have been known since ancient times. The best of them are “Dingach” and “Postup” from the Peljesac peninsula.
What to see in Central Dalmatia
Here is an approximate list of excursions for this region: Split, sightseeing tour of Dubrovnik (full day), Solin-Trogir (the oldest cities in Dalmatia). Plitvice Lakes National Park, Krka National Park (seven amazingly beautiful waterfalls with a total height difference of 242 meters) (depending on the season), Kornati National Park (the largest Mediterranean archipelago with 140 islands with unique fauna), the island of Hvar (the island of pine forests and lavender, the sunniest place in Croatia), the island of Brac (the highest and third largest island in the Adriatic Sea), “fish picnic” (for the whole day).
Excursion to Dubrovnik. The tour starts from the observation deck, which offers a beautiful panorama of the city walls, towers, tiled roofs and the old port. Then tourists get acquainted with the city, which, due to its beauty and cultural heritage, is under the protection of UNESCO. The walking tour includes a visit to the Prince’s Palace, the Franciscan monastery (one of the oldest pharmacies in Europe is located in it) and many sights of the city. The excursion program is designed for the whole day. The road to Dubrovnik takes just over four hours.