Dalmatia is a region along the Adriatic Sea in Europe, which spans most of modern day Croatia as well as parts of Montenegro. It is a region characterised by scenic landscapes, rugged mountains, and pristine beaches with beautifully blue-coloured, crystal clear water all around them. Additionally, the region tends to remain fairly warm and sunny, receiving sunshine on an average of 315 days in a calendar year, which is one of the primary reasons for tourists being drawn to Dalmatia by the hordes. The local administration has in turn worked hard to ensure that the Dalmatian region’s tourism potential is utilised to the maxim, leaving no stone upturned in creating an unforgettable experience for every visitor!
Places to visit and enjoy in Dalmatia are plenty, including Split, Zadar, Dubrovnik, Makarska, Šibenik, Imotski, Sinj, Solin, Metković, Trogir, Omiš, and Trilj. While the Diocletian’s Palace in Split is an absolute must see, in Zadar you could pay a divine visit to the numerous churches dotting the city including St. Donatus’ Church, St. Anastasia’s Cathedral, St. Krševan’s Church, St. Mary’s Church, and St. Francis’ Church. The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Dubrovnik offers plenty of choice in terms of places to visit including the Sponza Palace, the St. Saviour’s Church, the Franciscan Monastery as well as the renowned St. Blaise’s church.
Makarska has thousands of tourists flocking to the city each year to have the time of their lives at any of the trendy bars and cafés dotting the landscape along Makarska harbour. Šibenik has scenic parks including the Krka National Park and the Plitvice Lakes National Park as well as the Cathedral of St. James which finds itself on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites.
Imotski’s medieval fortress on the rocks along Blue Lake is truly captivating. Sinj gets tourists from around the world for the traditional Tilters Tournament that takes place every year on the first Sunday in August. Solin, which is a beautiful town in Dalmatia, draws tourists to visit many historical sites there as well as the numerous urban parks along the Jadro River. A must-to-visit site at Metković is the Church of St. Elijah. Trogir also finds itself on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites, with prominent places to visit being the Fortress Kamerlengo, the cathedral of St. Lawrence and the Duke’s Palace. Omiš’ tourist attraction lies in the entire Omiš Riviera which stretches for over twenty kilometres along spotless beaches and a façade that includes crystal clear seas, steep cliffs, and perfect-sized pebbles. Trilj is famous for the legionary fortress at Tilurium.
The entire Dalmatian region offers delectable cuisine across all the various places mentioned above. The food is healthy to the extent of being considered one of the healthiest in the world. Prominent gastronomic offerings in Dalmatia include fresh sea fish, shells, or meat dishes cooked along with fresh vegetables. One can wash down these delicacies with the choicest wines such as merlot, cabarnet, and dingac.