Visit Dalmatian Coast, Croatia
The Dalmatian Coast is a ribbon of more than 1,000 karst islands strung out along a mountainous shore, bounded by the jewel-like waters of the Adriatic. Stretching from the island of Rab in the north to Dubrovnik in the south, its pebble beaches and coves shelve into transparent blue-green waters. Its towns and cities reflect the many empires that have marched through the region — a city built around a Roman emperor’s palace, Venetian settlements and vast medieval walls built to repel the Turks.
Our specialists have visited the main sights and the lesser-known ones, and they’ll plan your trip to the Dalmatian Coast individually to match your preferences. They’ll guide you, whether you want to explore Split’s ancient Roman palace, the walled city of Dubrovnik or the sleepy lanes of Šibenik.
You can hop between the islands of Hvar, Brač, Šolta and Korčula or explore the peaks and waterfalls of the Dinaric Alps, where you can hike, bike, or go rafting or rock climbing. It’s between here and the sea where Croatia’s most subtle attractions win your heart, from small towns of wandering cobbled lanes to olive groves and family-run vineyards, all accompanied by a gentler pace of life.
Suggested itineraries featuring Dalmatian Coast
Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Dalmatian Coast, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
Map of Dalmatian Coast
Places & hotels on the map
Places in and around Dalmatian Coast
- Šibenik Dalmatian Coast
- Split Dalmatian Coast
- Zadar Dalmatian Coast
- Brač 12 miles away
- Hvar 19 miles away
- Šolta 24 miles away
- Trogir 26 miles away
- Korčula 35 miles away
- Dubrovnik 88 miles away
- Plitvice Lakes 116 miles away
- Zagreb 169 miles away
- Pula 176 miles away
- Istria 187 miles away
- Rovinj 193 miles away
Photos of Dalmatian Coast
Accommodation choices for Dalmatian Coast
We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Dalmatian Coast. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.
Housed in a restored 19th-century building in the heart of Zadar’s old town, Almayer Art & Heritage Hotel offers nine comfortable rooms, an outdoor garden, and a terrace. There’s also an impressive restaurant for Dalmatian cuisine and an extensive wine and cocktail menu.
A 13th-century medieval fortress turned characterful boutique property, Hotel Bastion offers comfort, style, and a rich cultural heritage. Its location in the heart of Zadar’s old town makes it ideal for exploring the tiny cobbled streets and ancient ruins.
With an excellent location that has both wraparound sea views and easy access to city life, D-Resort offers high-level comfort, a wealth of indulgent amenities and first-class service. The two outdoor pools, spa and hammam provide several options for relaxation.
For those keen to explore the medieval heart of Šibenik, this chic boutique hotel delights with Renaissance-inspired interiors, a high level of personal service, and lovely patisserie with outdoor seating.
Roman, Gothic and Renaissance-era design influences, attentive service, and spacious guest rooms, make this boutique hotel a stylish option. In addition, the location in People’s Square is a great base from which to explore Croatia’s second-largest city of Split.
This sophisticated boutique hotel housed in a restored 4th-century building tucked inside Diocletian’s Palace mixes old architecture with modern decor. The stylish rooms and attentive service make it one of Split’s most comfortable options.