Nature & Culture
There are plenty of places to visit in Dalmatia. You can choose between national parks, historically important towns, islands and natural phenomena like hidden coves and caves. All these can be reached from Split and Trogir and they are all worth seeing.
Don’t miss your chance to visit Skradinski Buk, a stunning natural environment of National Park Krka Waterfalls where you can get in touch with nature, learn about the conservation of flora and fauna and even take a swim under a small waterfall. Not far from this area you can visit Šibenik, first town on the Adriatic Coast founded by Croatians. Visit St. James Cathedral in Šibenik which is a part of UNESCO World Heritage List and learn about the master who built it and his unique architectural solutions.
Croatian islands are an inexhaustible source of natural and cultural heritage. If you’re coming to Croatia for the first time and you want get to know the Adriatic Coast and coastal life as much as possible, you definitely need to plan your vacation well. There’s a unique Blue Lagoon hidden on Drvenik Island, not far from Trogir where you can enjoy swimming, sunbathing and snorkeling. The closest place to reach from Split is the famous beach on Brač Island – Zlatni Rat, which is world known for its shape-changing nature. Pakleni Otoci are a small group of islands close to Hvar Island and they are perfect if you want to cruise between them and admire the nature. Further away from the coast you can find Vis Island and Biševo Island, both of them are spectacular sites for tourists, especially Biševo with its world famous Blue Cave. On every single island you can find cultural heritage worth seeing and you can talk to locals in an informal way to learn about their life on island.
Don’t forget to seize the day and visit all the UNESCO World Heritage Sites on the Dalmatian coast like Trogir, Split or Dubrovnik. Trogir is a small picturesque town positioned in Central Dalmatia, on the Adriatic coast. It is unique because its historic core is situated on a small island between Čiovo Island and the mainland. Split is the second largest city in Croatia and one of the oldest cities in this area. It is famous for Diocletian’s Palace which was built in 3rd century and today forms part of the historic core of Split. The historic core of Dubrovnik is one of the most photographed and visited destinations in all Europe. It is famous for its Renaissance and Baroque architecture, red brick roofs and its two kilometer long walls that have protect the town over the centuries. With all this and much more, Dubrovnik is a must see destination in Croatia.
South, on your way to Dubrovnik, you can stop in Omiš, a small town on the coast where Cetina River goes into the sea. Here you can explore the surrounding mountains and river canyon by engaging in one of many adrenaline outdoor activities like rafting, canyoning or rock climbing. If you want to plan your trip from Dalmatia to other interesting places, we suggest you visit National Park Plitvice Lakes in Lika region and a small picturesque town in Bosnia and Herzegovina called Mostar. These two sites will definitely complete your visit to Croatia and surrounding areas.