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Approximately half the size of Wales, Dalmatia is made up of four counties, and boasts five of the six UNESCO-protected sites in Croatia. Here you will find treasures such as the city of Dubrovnik, The Diocletian's Palace in Split, St James Palace in Sibenik, historic Trogir and Star Grad Plain on Hvar. For beautiful scenery, secluded beaches, historic towns and timeless villages, a villa holiday in Dalmatia is idea.

Things to do in Dalmatia

There are many places to visit in this beautiful region. Known for its Roman and Venetian ruins and set on a peninsula on the stunning Dalmatian coast, Zadar is a beautiful historic city and an intriguing one at that. Discover quiet streets of marble, pine-scented beaches, ancient relics, medieval churches and cosmopolitan cafes. From here you can sail to the nearby island of Sali, with its large salt-water lake and national park, and discover the impressive Roman Forum constructed between the 1st century BC and the 3rd century AD. 

UNESCO-protected Split is the second-largest city in Croatia and the largest city in Dalmatia. It is a vibrant and bustling port city with a fantastic location between the mountains and the sea. This historic city is the economic and cultural centre of the Dalmatian coast, and islanders flock here to work. It is not all about city life though, there is also the glorious beach and seaside promenade, roman ruins and medieval churches, shady walks and narrow winding streets. Our villas in Split are perfectly positioned to discover this wonderful city.

For spectacular natural beauty visit Plitvice Lakes National Park or enjoy a boat trip to Hvar and Brac. We have villas on Hvar and Brac, which are ideal for exploring these National Parks.

Plitvice Lakes National Park

History and culture in Dalmatia

Founded as a province by the Romans even before the Croatian arrived and settled in this part of the world, Dalamatia is a region that has experienced continuous changes to its border. Before its independence as Croatian in 1991, this region found itself in the hands of all the major players in Europe including the Byzantine Kings, the Franks and Venetians.

Family holidays in Dalmatia

Take a cable-car ride up Mount Srd for panoramic views of Dubrovnik's Old Town and the Elaphiti Islands. See the peacocks on Lokrum Island and let your children's imaginations run riot at Fort Lovrijenac. Take a boat trip to Lopud Island or relax on the beautiful beaches and swim in the azure waters of the Adriatic. 

One of the many attractions for families, who have children to amuse, is the curious Sea Organ art installation and the Sun Salutation light displays in Zadar; two great installations children can have fun interacting with. Take boat trips to the neighbouring island of Hvar or drive to historic Trogir with its beautiful walled town. We have villas in Dalmatia that are perfect for families.

cable-car ride up Mount Srd
Paklenica National Park

Adventurous activities in Dalmatia

If you are wild at heart, there are plenty of adventurous activities available. From climbing and hiking in Paklenica National Park, kayaking, sailing and surfing, rafting and birdwatching in Plitvice National Park to zip-lining to shooting and archery, you can be active as you wish. Take a speed boat to the Blue Lagoon and Trogir, or even go to a local football match in Split.

Romance in Dalmatia

Take a stroll down Dubrovnik's King's Landing in the evening for a relaxing walk and a delicious cocktail or two. Enjoy relaxing evenings sipping maraska liqueur and enjoy romantic boat trips at sunset. During the day, why not sunbathe on remote stretches of the beach or go wine-tasting in nearby villages. Enjoy a luxury catamaran experience on the azure waters of the Adriatic, dine in one of the incredible restaurants which serve fresh local cuisine, take a stroll through Veli Varos in Split and enjoy picnics on the beach.

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