One of the most popular islands in Croatia attracts thousands of people each day, especially on summer days. Visit Hvar and explore his extraordinary beauty.

Take a walk on the sunniest island

Hvar is settled between the islands of Brač, Vis, and Korčula. It is often seen as the party island, but it is so much more than that. With a karst landscape, mild winters and warm summers, it is an ideal destination at any time of the year. It is considered as the sunniest spot in the country with more than 2800 sunny hours each year. Its surface is full of vineyards and the breathtaking lavender fields. You will fall in love with its indented coastline, crystal clear beaches, unspoiled nature, rich historical and cultural heritage, and beautiful scents of lavender, olive, and wine.

Hvar is known for its three main towns – Hvar town, Stari Grad, and Jelsa. It also has several small villages such as Sućuraj, Brusje, Vrbanj, Svirče, and many other unspoiled areas but worth seeing.

Meet the impressive city of Hvar


Take a walk in the magical city of Hvar, where all the streets will lead you to the Hvar’s square, impressive and one of the largest squares in Dalmatia. It is 4500 square meters big and dates back to the 13th century. At the end of the square is the St.Stephen’s Cathedral, a big and historic church which provides a beautiful Mass and the rich works which date back to the 15th century.

Look up at the top of the hill upon the city and you will see an impressive fortress. Fortica or Španjola at first looks intimidating in its height and distance from the town, but it is actually an easy uphill walk. It is one of the most important monuments in Hvar. Fortica with its city walls once represented the central defensive fort of the town of Hvar, the centenary patron of the city and the port. Don’t forget to bring your camera, so you can take awesome landscape photos.

Franciscan Monastery at the end of the city is a hidden gem with lovely cloisters. Many of the paintings are a 15th and 16th century and some are quite impressive. There are even a few relics from the 2nd century when the Romans traded and landed here and left their mark.

If you love theaters than you have to visit Hvar’s Theater, a monument built in 1612. It is the third oldest theater in Europe, and it represents the highest national significance for Croatia.

The city of Hvar may be the most remarkable city on the island but Stari Grad, the oldest village on the island, as well as Jelsa. A smattering of little villages, dotting the coast or cuddled in the curvaceous interior, is well worth a visit.

Getting to Hvar

If you are traveling by car, a bus or train, you should definitely come to Split or Drvenik, from where you can continue a ride by the ferry. Ferries sail from Split to Stari Grad, Jelsa, and to the town of Hvar. Additionally, you can take a taxi boat to transfer you to the island.

The nearest airports are in Split, Zadar, and Dubrovnik. From the airport, you can rent a car, took a bus or take a taxi to the ferry.

Taste the beauty

There are many seafood restaurants on the island, but we recommend the Gariful, it is one of the best by locals. Glorious place at the end of the crucial pier in Hvar. Sitting outside, watching the sunset while drinking the local wine and eating tasteful fresh seafood. Dalmatino is nice restaurant dinner with excellent food and service. Recommended by the Tripadvisor, the guidebooks and those that go there – there’s a good reason for that – its unique, atmospheric and fantastic! Located on a narrow street with beautiful surroundings Fig Cafe Bar will surely be one of your preferred places to eat. If you are a vegetarian, this is the right place for you, try out cranberry and brie flatbread, spicy eggs or vegetarian breakfast burritos.

Things to do on the island of Hvar

Things to do on the Hvar Island

  • Visit the abandoned village of Malo Grablje, which was inhabited by the wealthy families that plant olives and lavender. It’s a delightful and isolated place to wander around where you can really affect a sense of a way of life pass on.
  • Island Galešnik is across the harbor of Hvar, and it is a loving retreat from the energetic Hvar. It is small but has it all, little and lovely streets, charming people, pretty harbor, and sweet little alleys with charming shops.
  • Explore the Šćedro island, one of the most peaceful Mediterranean islands. Šćedro is a small island on the south side of the island Hvar and as a natural park, it offers its visitors unique and unspoiled beauty and many secluded bays.
  • If you are a gourmet, you need to go to the Blue Cave and Vis Culinary Day Trip, and we guarantee you’ll love it. This trip is something that needs to be on your itinerary.
  • If wine and great food are more of your thing, you can try fantastic wine and gastronomy tour. You can visit wineries, sip excellent local wine, learn how they make such a tasteful wine.
  • Diving, snorkeling, sailing, and fishing are all also available on the island. If you don’t have your own equipment, don’t worry because there are many companies you can rent from.
  • Water activities are great things to do, and if you are an adventurer you can go to the sea kayaking tour from Hvar town to the Pakleni Islands.
  • Hvar Island is full of beautiful untouched beaches. We recommend that you see: Dubovica, Pišćena, Zaraće, Banj, Sveta Nedilja, Jerolim, and Jagodna.
  • City walking tour is always a good idea if you want to get to know how the locals live and learn more about the history of the area. But if you are not a fan of a walking tour you can rent a car or ATV so you can explore the island on your own.

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In Šibenik, there is something for everyone. Lots of fun and many adventures await you if you decide to visit beautiful Šibenik.

Reveal the beauty of Šibenik

Šibenik is one of the oldest Croatian cities on the Adriatic sea. Šibenik is also one of the largest cities in the Dalmatia region. Total city population of Šibenik is around 46 000 citizens so it isn’t crowded. It is located on the coast with many charming islands in its yard.

Because of its location, the pleasant Mediterranean climate prevails. This means – mild winters and hot summers perfect for an enjoyable vacation full of sunshine and swimming! But not only that, the air around the Mediterranean Sea is fresh and light, it actually helps people with respiratory issues.

Šibenik fort attraction

The whole city is robust with lots of fortifications, forts and fortresses. The most famous place is Fortress of Saint Mihovil. When you climb up, you can enjoy a beautiful view of the sea and the nearby islands.

Šibenik and the area around contain 24 churches. Most popular of them is the church of Saint Ivan that you should definitely visit when in Šibenik!

Treat your buds with delicious Mediterranean food

Seafood delicacies

Šibenik has many restaurants to choose from and you can basically eat anything you like. But Mediterranean kitchen prevails and you should definitely go with Mediterranean when in Šibenik!

There is lots of fish on the menu and other special meals with seafood that comes directly from the Adriatic. But if you don’t enjoy fish, don’t worry because many places also offer pizza, hamburgers, čevaps (minced meat, similar to burger meat) and other worldwide popular meals.

Fun activities For nature-lovers, diving enthusiasts and adrenaline-seekers

Sailing in Šibenik

Have fun walking or cycling through the wilderness. Many cycling trails will lead you through an unusual nature of Šibenik. If you are not into sweating, then you can get on a horse in many horse riding centers of Šibenik.

You can also rent a boat and visit some extraordinary places by boat. If you don’t have a license for sailing then you can join charters or sailing club. You can even get a kayak and use your muscles while checking out National Parks.

Bungee jumping from the 40-meters high Šibenik bridge is for the bravest who seek additional spikes in adrenaline. For those who prefer to go underwater, there is a diving club Vertigo, Deep Sea and Mediterraneo Sub where you can get your equipment and join them on their diving adventures.

Nearby adventures are awaiting

Krka national park near Šibenik

If you love nature and adventures, then you should visit Krka National Park by traveling only 18 kilometers to the west of Šibenik. National Park Krka was named by the Krka river, an invaluable gift of nature which flows through the middle of Dalmatia.

Rich flora and fauna are one of the main reasons why people visit National Park Krka. Over 800 different species and subspecies have been found in this area.

If you seek a unique nature experience, then you should travel to the mesmerizing Kornati archipelago. National Park Kornati contains 140 islands and it has the densest archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea!

National Park Kornati also has distinct flora and fauna that you’ll love. In this area, you can see some of the rarest animals such as lizards, snakes, amphibians, rodents and sea gulls. But if you are not a fan of these animals, don’t let that stop you from seeing this beautiful place we could call heaven on Earth.

You can get to the National Park Kornati by your own rented boat or with one of many tourist agencies that organize Kornati tours on a daily basis.

Things to do in Šibenik, Croatia

Things to do in Šibenik

  • Visit the harbor – Every street in Šibenik can take you to it. In the harbor, you can enjoy checking out the boats, sailboats and other attractive yachts and take a walk along the sea.
  • Visit central square – the central square is not big, but it will show you why they say Šibenik is one of the oldest cities on the Adriatic sea.
  • Šibenik cathedral – If you are religious, you can get some rest and enrich your holy spirit by visiting this ancient and unique cathedral.
  • Fortifications with Ancient Canons – Šibenik is an old city that needed to defend itself throughout history. Defense was done by building strong fortresses and forts with cannons. You can still see some of the cannons as the reminder of that ancient time!
  • Šibenik city guard – If you are lucky, you will see them marching through the city or just standing as a defensive army in one of many forts. You can see their ancient uniforms and weapons.

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Explore the Blue Cave, visit fortresses and churches, explore ancient monuments and learn history on the island of Vis. Make memories on the Croatian coast!

Explore Vis and hear its story

Vis is the furthest island in the Croatian part of Adriatic that is hidden behind the islands of Hvar, Brač and Šolta. In the Tito’s Yugoslavia, it was the military and naval headquarters of the partisan army which was closed for the public until 1989. Thanks to that it kept its architectural and natural beauties.

Rich cultural history and tradition

The architecture of the island has its origin back to the early days of Venetian rule. Old stone buildings, town walls, churches and fortresses, made from stone from the island of Brač, stand as a reminder of some other times. Vis is the oldest established town in Dalmatia, founded in 397 B.C. When it was named with Latin name Issa. Also it has marvelous architecture from time when the Austrians and Italians was occupying this small and memorable island. Visit King George III Fortress that dates from April 1812 when the English commander of Vis, George Duncan Robertson, began building a short and lengthy fortress with walls that leans over the entrance to the port of Vis which was surrounded by a moat. Walk to the remarkably intact 2400-year-old Greek cemetery which is overlooking the harbor. Visit Thermae whose traces still remind us of ancient times although its several meters high walls were destroyed completely at the end of the WW II.

Mesmerizing natural beauties

Visit Viška Luka, the port of Vis, on the northern end of the island where the town of Vis is situated. Feel the spirit of the waterfront while you drink your coffee in one of the cafes or bars, that are located on the squares of the Vis town. While driving down the road that leads you to the village of Kut, catch the most stunning views of the bay. Drive further, to the western end of the island and explore Komiža, the fishing village. This village is great for wandering around, fresh seafood in restaurants, hospitable people and stunning nature. We recommend you to take a boat from Komiža to visit the Blue Cave on Biševo Island. It is located in the Blaun bay on the eastern part of the island and it has been open to the public since 1884. When the sea is calm and the day is sunny, the sun rays reflect through the undersea entrance to the cave and creates the most mesmerizing blue color you’ll ever see.

After the undersea adventure, relax on one of the pebbly or sandy beaches – on pebbly ones you can make sculptures or throw stones back in the sea, and on the sandy ones play the most famous Croatian ball game – picigin.

Surprise your senses

Vis has interesting wines and great food that stand as a reminder of years that it was closed. So, now those certain industries are flourishing for those who stayed on the island – fisherman and those involved in agriculture. The Vugava grapes once used to make white wine and from red grapes, they produces the Croatian favorite – the Plavac wine. The perfect combination with wine definitely makes local delicacies, such as lamb, fish or beef under the peka with potatoes and other vegetables. You’ll learn that slow cooking is Croatian way of cooking because it’s the best way for entertaining gathering. Try lobster on the grill, fresh sardines, homegrown tomatoes, herbs, homemade olive oil, lemons from the trees, squids, asparagus… – everything you ever imagined in one place. Trust us, this place is definitely made to surprise yours and everybody’s senses!

What to do on the island of Vis

Things to do on the island of Vis

  • Visit the Stiniva Bay which when you look from the seaside is enclosed by two high rocky cliffs which, in their closest point, are just four meters from each other. When you sail through that kind of gateway between those cliffs you’ll find a pebbly beach that opens like a Roman amphitheater auditorium.
  • Lay down on the Zaglav beach, surely one of the most beautiful beaches in Croatia. Glistening sand, under the blue and sunny sky, near the crystal blue sea. What more can you wish for?
  • Investigate undersea while snorkeling in the emerald waters of the Stiniva Cove, Srebrena Beach or around Green Cave on the Ravnik Island, watch out for loggerhead turtles and bottle-nose dolphins. After all, Vis is a great place for exploring old military sea tunnels that served as warship shelters.
  • Vis is also a great destination for biking and hiking. Take the road to the Mount Hum (560 m) in the early spring, that leads your, for almost three hours, through abandoned vineyards and olive groves.
  • Go kayaking! There are many different types of kayak experiences around there. Go to the island of Ravnik from Rukavac and paddle into the Green Grotto in which you’ll see the sun illuminating the sea in the most beautiful green colors.

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Visit the main attraction of Dalmatia – the city of Split – and feel its good vibes on your vacation by the Adriatic sea. Book your holiday today!

Live, feel and see pomalo in Split

Split is a typical Mediterranean city and also the largest city of Dalmatia. Split surely is a place meant for you, if you’ve wished for pleasant, a small-town feeling and life in slow-motion. There everything happens without hurry and in easy vibe, as if every corner of this town is telling you to take it easy – or as locals say pomalo. We can say that pomalo is a state of mind that you’ll adore. So, pack up your bags and hit the road!

Planing your visit?

Split is known as a port and a industrial town that people used as a stopover place before catching a ferry to the nearest island, or a bus to another tourist destination. But recently, Split has become one of the main attractions in Dalmatia for tourists of all ages because it radiets with a perfect balance of modernity and tradition. It is a town to visit throughout the year, but if you want to experience it at its best, try to plan your visit from May to October.

Balance of modernity and tradition

Split is located by the sea, and we can say that whole town is one huge monumental and historical site. You will surely find beauty on its narrow cobbled streets, in its old town and hidden alleys that are a part of the roman Palace dating back from the 4th century. See Peristyle, an open-air pavilion, in nighttime. See the whole of town from the top of the bells on the Split Cathedral. Pass through all of the four town gates. Go to the statue of the Gregory of Nin, a masterpiece from renowed Croatian sculptor Ivan Meštrović and rub its tow for the happiness in life. Visit Split town museum, Archaeological Museum or Ethnographic Museum just to learn, see and hear life of Split town. Walk along the Varoš – one of the oldest neighborhoods in Split consisting of traditional houses with green wooden shutters. And finally wander along Split seafront promenade called Riva, visit its green market commonly known as pazar, sip a cocktail in one of the bars, or just chill on a bench under the palm tree. And after all get lost between passages, allies and marbled streets of Diocletian’s Palace and its thousands of years history.

An active and fun holiday just for you

Split Riva

If you wish for an active holiday you should visit Marjan – a hill with the highest peak of approx. 178m from which you’ll see the most beautiful view over the town and the sea. It is a favorite recreational place for the locals, so join them and walk miles or two. Swim on the beach Bačvice, or play picigin – a local water sport, where a small ball is thrown between players in the shallow part of the sea. Have a coffee at Žbirac, at locals favorite bar/coffee place located near Bačvice beach. Recently, Split is also a popular destination because of its festival offer that includes Split beach festival and well-known Ultra Europe Festival. So, if you’re wondering what it’s like to be a part of the world’s electro-music scene, you should give it a try at Split!

Taste Dalmatia in Split

Split has many restaurants that reflect with charm, so pick one or two and grab a plate of Dalmatian delicacies. You should try dalmatinska pašticada – a meat dish that takes two days to prepare and has a special taste. You should try grilled white fish, such as sea bream with olive oil, garlic and parsley, also try dalmatian prosciutto with cheese and surely try fish called dentex, commonly known as zubatac with potatoes and white wine.

It is both a curse and a blessing to feel overwhelmed, to see and be surrounded with such beauty. But you must try to let it go to that feeling and get the best of Split. We promise you, you won’t regret a thing!

Attractions in Split

Things to do in Split

  • Visit the Fruit Square, also known as the Square of Radić Brothers, where you’ll find homegrown fruits and vegetables, fishes, excellent olive oil and various spices
  • Find accommodation in Brela, go on trips to the nearest islands and enjoy the calmness of this little Mediterranean town
  • Enter the totally unique museum – the Froggyland Museum – name says it by itself what is all about, and it’s up to you which exhibit detail, from 507 of them, are you going to check out
  • Peek into the Split museum and galleries – visit the Jakšić Gallery and find out what visual arts are there to discover, visit Milesi Palace, Gallery Kula or Split City Museum
  • Split has its own Jupiter temple in which you’ll discover the headless sphinx in black granite guarding the entrance from the 5th century when it was brought all over from Egypt
  • If you’re walking around Split’s port, you’ll probably see young crowds gathering on a wall in the port’s northwest corner – it is called Matejuška and in the last few years it has become a place to be for younger locals and their friends from all over the world
  • Discover night life in lounge bars and clubs of Split, such as Puls, Ghetto, Fluid
  • Experience white water rafting in the Cetina valley or go on a walking tour throughout Split and its breathtaking nearby nature
  • Treat yourself with a day without walking and rent a boat, visit nearby islands and chill by the emerald sea

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Feel the summer breeze in your hair, smell the sea in the air and greet the sun in Zadar – a perfect location for your magical vacation that’ll fill your heart.

Greet the Sun in Zadar

What can we say about the city of Zadar that hasn’t been said yet? Well, we try to represent it in another way every time. And we will always try to bring you a picture to remember, a picture that you’ll take with you every way you go. A picture that will be a part of you for the rest of your life. The sunny Zadar picture!

The Story of Zadar

Situated in the centre of the Adriatic, Zadar is the administrative, economic, cultural and political centre of the Northern Dalmatia. The Zadar archipelago counts 24 bigger and around 300 smaller islets and rocks and it is located near 3 nature parks – Telašćica, Velebit and Vransko jezero (Vran Lake) – and 5 national parks – Paklenica, Plitvice Lakes, Kornati Islands, Krka and Sjeverni Velebit. Whether you’re looking for a peaceful beach for soaking up the sun or you’re into the popular and dynamic places – Zadar is a place to be!

The city of Zadar is a city of history, rich cultural heritage and extraordinary people. This is a city of tourism, fun, tranquillity and leisure – everything you need for an amazing adventure. Zadar is a monument for itself, it is a representation of the ancient times combined with modernity. The archaeological and monumental traces, renaissance and contemporary architectural achievements, delicious food and rich tradition are proofs of Zadar’s importance in Croatian cultural heritage. So, come and learn its story!

Try the food of Gods in Zadar

Taste some of the Dalmatian delicacies such as a special meal that is cooked in a thousand different ways with various types of fishes mixed with crabs or shells. Try sardines and anchovies in olive oil, homemade goat cheese from Pag, or made from specially made dried part of the pork neck that is soaked in red Benkovac wine. And most of all try the famous Maraschino, a desert liqueur made from local autochthonous Maraska cherries that are known as the food of Gods.

See the Remains of the Ancient Times

Walk along Zadar’s streets and take a look inside the doors on the Five Well Square that were once used as military storage facilities. Sneak into the Cedulin Palace, the complex of an old hospital that represents excellent fitting of the Romanesque buildings in the present, modern and urban surroundings. Go to the top of the bastion above the Bridge Gate where you’ll find a promenade called Muraj.

Discover pure history while looking at the Zadar walls that were built during the Middle Ages and during the Turks occupation of Venetian Republic. Peek inside the St. Anastasia’s Cathedral (the biggest cathedral in Dalmatia), St. Donatus Church (the symbol of the city of Zadar), St. Chrysogonus Church (the martyr and a patron saint of Zadar) or walk along the remains of the Church of Stomorica (whose foundations were made in 11th century).

Reach the extremes and learn the local culture

For the curious ones, there are plenty of “extreme” options such bungee jumping, sailing, scuba diving, trekking, cycling or a daily trip to the Cerovac Caves which are located 4 km from Gračac along the road towards Knin.

Zadar is a magical city with beauty recognized by many famous artists. The scents, scenes, locals and sounds that you’ll hear, see and feel while walking on its cobblestone streets will take you to an amazing journey throughout history and its legacy. Get to know the local culture and visit the Museum of Ancient Glass Zadar or the National Museum Zadar. This city will always manage to surprise you, especially with its legends and fables. One of them is definitely a story about the Sfinga from Zadar that grants love wishes. Stand beside it, make a wish, we assure you that there is some kind of magic!

Visit and always remember the symbols of Zadar

Zadar Sea Organ

One thing is for sure – once you see the Greeting to the Sun and hear the Sea Organ, two of the most recognizable symbols of Zadar, you’ll want to come to Zadar again and again. And you’ll wish you never have to leave. So, come to Zadar for a vacation!

Things to do in Zadar

  • The best time to travel to Zadar is definitely summer due to low-cost flights, an abundance of festivals and entertainment events such as ribarske fešte (fisherman’s fests)
  • Stay in one of the best hotels in Zadar such as Art Hotel Kalelarga or Hotel Venera
  • Sip wine like the landlords at the Kraljevski Vinogradi in Punta Skala – a royal wine yards that offer you degustation of three sorts of wine – Plavac Mali, Crljenak and Pošip
  • Visit island of Galešnjak, a heart-shaped island also known as the Lovers’ Island, whose natural sites will leave you breathless. Its shape was recorded for the first time in the 19th century by Napoleon.
  • Treat yourself with an ice-cream at the patisserie Donat
  • Learn the history of amazing Roman times while walking among the ancient ruins at the Roman Forum
  • Visit the Permanent Exhibition of Religious Arts or Archeological Museum
  • Climb the Bell Tower next to the St. Anastasia Cathedral, from where you’ll have a perfect view over the Zadar old town

Dubrovnik is always a great location for a vacation! Take lessons about Croatian history on its streets, visit magical sites and recognize Dubrovnik’s beauty.

Dubrovnik – a lifetime love affair

To find out why Dubrovnik is commonly known as the Pearl of the Adriatic, you must walk its streets, try its food, talk to its people and wander around its walls and terraces by yourself. There is no way to explain it with words and any photo you take will never be good enough to show what it’s like to be in Dubrovnik and feel its spirit – the spirit of Antiquity, history and modern times, Mediterranean, hospitable people and delicacies – everything you ever wished for in one place. This town and you will have a lifetime love affair!

Proud symbol of Croatia

Dubrovnik is an extraordinary and magical city built on a rocky peninsula surrounded by the sea and centuries-old stone walls. This fortified city stands tall for many years and you would never guess that there had been a war (the Croatian War of Independence) in which many monuments and city walls were damaged. There has been significant reconstruction work on the damaged cultural heritage of Dubrovnik, so today, it is a symbol of a strong heritage of the ancient times and new Croatian republic.

Walk through history

If you’re searching for an adventure, you can always go for a swim or go kayaking on incredibly blue and crystal clear sea. Or if you’re up for history lessons, enter the town’s walls through Ploče Gate, pass Revelin fortress, visit the Church of St. Sebastian, peek into the Dominican Monster or take a day trip to islands Lopud or Lokrum that is 15 minutes ferry ride away from Dubrovnik and it’s absolutely gorgeous!

If you haven’t heard, lately everyone is talking about Game of Thrones franchise – and if you’re also up to that kind of amusement – you can take a GOT tour and get to know every corner of fascinating King’s Landing. More precisely, go for a walk to Lovrijenac aka St. Lawrence Fortress from which you can get the best view on the entire old city. Then enter the Old Town through Pile Gate, throw a coin into the Onofrio’s Large Fountain (Great Onofrio Well) on Stradun.

Talk to the locals about their life stories on Sponza Place or at the Orlando Column which is the local’s favorite meeting place. Check out the valuable and historic exhibits at the Rector’s Palace which is now a city museum. Peek inside the Church of St. Blaise or into the Cathedral which includes a Assumption of Our Lady/The Virgin painting/polyptych that has been assumed to have been painted by Titan.

Living to eat

One thing that you will learn in Dubrovnik is that Croatians do not eat to live, they live to eat, and that’s what life is all about. A great Konavle wine after fresh octopus salad with green onions, small bits of tomato, capers, laurel, parsley and other seasonings with the perfect amount of local homemade olive oil and red wine vinegar – as a perfect recipe for an amazing afternoon. Croatians sure know how to live a life to the fullest, like every day is a holiday and that everything you do you must do with love. You’ll easily fall in love with Dubrovnik and its lifestyle. Fall in love with everything you see, otherwise, don’t do anything at all – that’s the Croatian way!

And what if you get an urge to visit Dubrovnik once again? Keep that feeling of Dubrovnik spirit, cherish it and you’ll always be welcome on its streets!

Best things to do in Dubrovnik

  • Sneak into the Rector’s Palace that is built in the late 15th century for the elected rector of that time
  • If you’re into active vacations you should definitely go on sea kayaking and snorkeling around Lokrum island, or hike to the top of the Imperial Fort of the mount Srđ that was built in 1808 by Napoleon
  • Visit Arboretum in a small village Trsteno that is 20 minutes drive from Dubrovnik – it includes a Renaissance garden and villa, symmetrical fountain with nymphs and Neptune sculpture, with over 14 arches aqueduct and a small chapel
  • Go for a horse-back riding at Kojan Koral, located in a small village of Popovići, 30 km South from Dubrovnik
  • Take a ride on an old Napoleon road that runs above and parallel with the main Croatian national road. We promise you the best views you can imagine!
  • Wander along the Gundulićeva Poljana Street Market – it is in function since 1892 and offers everything from seasonal fruits, vegetables, cheese, honey and spices to homemade souvenirs on a daily basis – our favourites are olive oil, lavender soaps and well-known Pag cheese
  • Surprise your senses at Restaurant & Lounge 360 that is known as the Dubrovnik’s place to be since Beyonce and Jay-Z had their fine dine time there
  • Try Croatian delicacy rožata – local dessert which got its name from a liquor made of roses in Dubrovnik which was once used to flavour this fine drink

Have you ever dreamed of a perfect vacation – sipping cocktails and daydreaming on a beach? Book a holiday in Dalmatia and experience it!

Dalmatia – nature’s masterpiece

Have you ever wished to find beauty in extraordinary and unexpected places? Have you ever wished to explore nature’s greatest accomplishments? If the answer is “yes”, we recommend you to visit Dalmatia. Unspoiled nature, crystal emerald sea, pebbly beaches, pine trees, many islands, delicious food, and hospitable people – what more can you ask for?

Dalmatia is much more than its sea, mountains and sun, its hot and dry summers and mild winters. It amazes us every day that so many nature’s masterpieces are waiting to be discovered. So, do not delay! Get out of your car, take a walk, peek into that cave, swim in that lake, jump into the sea while the sun is high in the summer sky.

Experience historical times

Take a walk among the trees where many churches, forts, and citadels are standing tall for centuries as a reminder of some ancient times. We assure you it’ll be a great experience that you’ll want to retell to everyone. Explore Dalmatian hills that offer unforgettable and breathtaking views, trails, climbing routes and unspoiled natural landscapes, such as hiking/climbing trails on Velebit mountain, Mosor mountain, Vidova Gora on Brač island, the Biokovo mountain, Dingač area on the Pelješac peninsula, etc.

Sail around and discover all the colors of the Adriatic, check out one of the last habitats of the griffon vultures in Europe, swim with the dolphins or, if you’re lucky enough, you’ll have an opportunity to see the rare Mediterranean monk seal. Learn about Croatian history in Knin, Trogir, Solin, Dubrovnik, Split or Šibenik – towns with great historical significance.

Soaking up the sun on Dalmatian beaches

You will discover that Dalmatia is a paradise for yachtsman and divers, as well as for those eager for climbing, hiking and camping. It is a place for those who seek a vacation where they can become one with nature. Relax and sip a cocktail on any beach you like – family beaches, modern city beaches, nudist beaches, animal-friendly beaches or hidden intact beaches – the choice is yours. There are all types of beaches such as pebbly beaches on Hvar, Zaton or Murter, rocky beaches of Brač, and sandy beaches of Makarska, Dugi Otok, Zadar or the Island of Ugljan and Vir.

Taste Dalmatia

Fall in love on the islands of Iž, Pašman and Zlarin where the locals will share their stories with you after delicious lunch. If you really want to boast around about your Dalmatian gourmet adventure, you must try Croatian delicacies – the sea bass, commonly called brancin, or dentex, known as zubatac, with rosemary, lemon, olive oil, laurel, thyme and white wine, as well as the traditional sea meal capalonge or mussels (local sea shells) with shrimps, onion, tomato sauce, olive oil and red wine. The taste of Dalmatia on your plate!

Vacation in Dalmatia

Recharge your energy while walking through Dalmatian landscapes, exploring its islands and hidden bays, dive into the sea, chill on the beach and just relax. Everything you ever wished for is possible on a vacation in Dalmatia.

Let yourself go to the Dalmatian state of mind, let yourself go to the fjaka!

Things to do in Dalmatia

  • Visit Telašćica Nature Park on the Dugi Otok island and see all the colours of nature in one place
  • Welcome the sunset or sunrise near the Sea Organs and Greetings to the sun, the most famous sites in Zadar or visit Marjan hill and fall in love with the Adriatic sea
  • Peek into the Museum of Ancient Glass in Zadar that stands as a reminder that something as delicate as glass can survive all the troubles of war and natural disasters, such as earthquakes
  • Make a wish while rubbing a toe of the Grgur of Nin statue in Split – it is believed that rubbing its toe will bring you your true love
  • Take a walk around the main square, also known as the Saint Josephs square, on the island of Hvar
  • Go canyoning on Cetina river gorge and experience the true adrenaline of your summer vacation or hike with your friends or family across the Biokovo mountains
  • Visit Trogir, a real jewel of Croatia that is known for its historic town centre that has been listed as UNESCO’s World Heritage site

Visit the island of Brač, the largest island in the Adriatic Sea. Take a swim in clear blue sea and sunbathe at the Golden Horn beach – 3rd best beach destination in Europe.

Meet the beauty of Brač

Brač is a mesmerizing island in the middle of the Adriatic Sea. It is the largest island of the Dalmatia and third largest island in the Adriatic Sea.

Distinguished Mediterranean climate prevails throughout the island of Brač which makes it a popular summer destination, just like the rest of the Croatian coast. Hot and drought summers make it the perfect place to enjoy the sea and sunbathe on the beautiful beaches.

Brač is not a very populated island as it has around 14 000 citizens. The largest city on the island is Supetar, followed by Bol and Pučišća. Supetar is the most popular tourist place on Brač and one of the best places to visit in the whole Dalmatia.

Top 10 Croatia - Brač

There are many great hotels as well as apartments that will make sure you have a nice stay. If you’re traveling to Brač, you should definitely visit Supetar and choose from the many awesome places to stay. You can get to Supetar with a ferry line that is directly linked to Split.

Citizens of the Brač know what’s tasty. As soon as you get out and place your foot on the ground, people will offer you dried figs and almonds. You can also find figs on trees, the whole island is covered with them.

If you want to taste an exceptional domestic food, you can visit one of many restaurants on the island. You’ll be able to enjoy fresh fish right from the Adriatic Sea or other Mediterranean delicacies. While the seafood is a common food on the island, you’ll also enjoy other domestic specialties like lamb and goat meat or Dalmatian smoked ham that you simply must try to make your trip the best it can be.

You’ll notice that people of Brač are calm, easy going and they love to relax and spend a lazy afternoon. You can expect a warm welcome on the island of Brač.

Beautiful flora and fauna

Island of Brač, Croatia

You’ll love the intact nature of the island. Take a walk and enjoy all kinds of colorful flowers and herbal plants. Some plants are even edible and used to make special oils that are one of the main ingredients in the famous Mediterranean cuisine. Brač is also rich with different kinds of mushrooms. If you decide to go into the woods to find some mushrooms, it is highly advisable to get some local guy to help you out with the identification.

If you love animals, you’ll be able to enjoy the company of many domestic animals such as goats, sheep, donkeys, pigs and chickens. Walking through the island’s forest paths, there’s a big chance you’ll see horses strolling and eating. Also, many beautiful bird species call Brač their home – 130 species to be exact. You’ll surely meet the legendary seagulls, they are island’s common guest in summer.

Stunning beaches and clear blue sea

Beautiful nature of island of Brač in Croatia
Photo by Nikolaj Potanin / CC BY-SA 2.0

The most popular beach on Brač is the Golden Horn beach or Zlatni rat in Croatian (on the photo). What makes this beach special is that it extends half of the kilometer into the sea. It is a pebble beach located near the town of Bol. The shape of the beach is not permanent – it changes at the top because of the sea currents. You can’t and don’t want to miss this beach when you get to Brač. Golden Horn has even been declared no. 3 on the list of the best beach destinations in Europe.

Other beautiful beaches you should visit while on your Brač vacation are Martinica beach not far away from the city center and located right next to the monastery. Another great beach is Lovrecina beach which is located next to the Positra town. The beach is covered in sand and its surrounded with pine trees that’ll give you some shade during the day.

If you got some time left, make sure to visit Postira, a beach close to the Lovrecina Bay and the beaches surrounding Povlja and Milna town.

Things to do on Brač

  • Brač Museum – Located in Škrip, the oldest place on the island is the perfect place to visit. You’ll see an image of Hercule, ancient domestic tools that ancestors of the Island of Brač have used and many other interesting things.
  • Art Gallery Branislav Drešković – Art gallery dedicated to one of the best Croatian sculptors of the modern time. In the gallery, you can see many famous Croatian artistic pictures and sculptures. Many talented artists had their work displayed in the gallery.
  • Pustinja Blaca Monastery – One of the attractions of Brač is without a doubt Pustinja Blaca Monastery. You’ll be able to see how the people who found the Monastery back in 16 century lived. Even today you can get to the Monastery only by foot.
  • Hike to Vidova gora – Vidova gora is the highest peak of the Adriatic islands. You can get there by foot or by car. A stunning view on the nearby islands and the sea is waiting for you at the top!