Why You Should Visit Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast
Croatia has become a must-see travel destination in Europe. One cannot remain insensitive to the charms of this country which shelters great cultural cities, splendid natural parks, historic ports, manors and castles as well as a thousand islands and islets. If there is one stop you should not miss on your organized tour in Croatia, it is the beautiful Dalmatian coast.
Over 350 km long, Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast borders the Adriatic Sea from the island of Pag in the north to Kotor in Montenegro, a neighboring country to Croatia. The Dalmatian coast is one of the most touristic regions of Croatia thanks to its proximity to the sea, its numerous islands and its particularly pleasant climate.
In the heart of Dalmatia is Split. The city has all the charms of the Mediterranean. The history of the city is rich and tumultuous. However, its history is closely linked to the Roman Emperor Diocletian, founder of the city. A must visit in Split is Diocletian’s Palace, Roman imperial residence.
Trogir, A Little Wonder Of Croatia
The small medieval town of Trogir shows you another side of Croatia. Listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site, Trogir is a jewel of the Dalmatian coast. The city sits on a tiny island in a strait between the island of Ciovo and the mainland. The city has architectural treasures that you will discover at the bends of its winding alleys. Your route will take you to the historic center where the superb Saint-Laurent Cathedral and its sculpted door are located.
The medieval town of Trogir
The Flavors OfDalmate Cuisine
You will enhance your visits by tasting traditional dishes and dishes.
Here are a few examples:
- Consumed meat or fish (always served at the start of the typical Dalmatian meal)
- Octopus salad in olive oil
- Smoked ham, on all tables, a must
- Lamb and veal cooked under ” peka ” (cast iron bell covered with embers)
- Grilled or stewed fish (sea bass, sea bream, tuna, scallops, anchovies, squid, etc.)
- Langoustines with buzara : langoustines cooked with tomato sauce and white wine
- Black risotto with dry ink
- Sheep cheese from the island of Pag
- Desserts: cakes made from fruits and dried fruits from the region (fresh or dried figs, raisins, almonds, etc.)
Discover the island of Hvar, an island often nicknamed the Dalmatian “Saint-Tropez” because the evenings are lively there. Hvar has 2 faces, to the west, welcoming hills and to the east, a narrow rocky ridge covered with scrub. We appreciate its rich historical and artistic heritage, it’s pretty villages, its beaches, its bays, its lavender fields, its wine and its olives. Welcome to an oasis of preserved culture.
Your trip to Croatia will certainly take you to the island of Korčula. It will charm you with its sandy beaches, coves, wines and the undeniable charm of its capital of the same name. The island is covered with scrub, forests of pines, cypresses and oaks. You will not miss a visit to the capital, the town of Korčula, which stretches over a promontory on the northeast coast.