Holidays to the Dalmatian Coast line up all the Croatian classics – historical port cities, pine-fringed beaches and family-friendly seaside towns.
The Dalmatian Coast
The beach-spotted Dalmatian Coast unravels along Croatia’s western edge. The port city of Split kicks things off in the north. From here, the coastline wiggles its way south, ticking off pretty seaside towns like Brela, Tucepi and Zivogosce along the way. And the islands just offshore are made for daytripping.
The city of Split
Split has been given the thumbs up from UNESCO, thanks to its wall-to-wall historical sites. Roman-era Diocletian’s Palace takes centre stage, thanks to the shops, bars, restaurants and churches tucked within its walls. Outside the palace, you’ll find the Riva. This waterfront zone is at its best in the evenings, when the locals emerge for an evening stroll.
Classic Croatian beaches
Follow the coast south and you’ll end up winding your way along the Makarska Riviera. There’s definitely a theme when it comes to the beaches here – they’ve all got postcard-pretty vistas, thick pine fringes and a secluded vibe. The bigger, pebbled bays are paired with petite towns like Brela, Tucepi and Zivogosce.
Island boat trips
Islands speckle the waters off the Dalmatian Coast. A-listers like Hvar are stocked with gourmet restaurants and chic waterfront bars. For headliner beaches, make tracks for Brac – it’s home to a flawless fishtail-shaped spit of sand.
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