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Split, a vibrant port town

Split is the largest town in Dalmatia and the perfect jumping off point for exploring the wider Dalmatia region including the nearby islands of Hvar, Brac, Solta and Vis and the Roman ruins of Salona. 'Pomolo' is a local greeting roughly translated as 'take it easy' which is particularly relevant to Split's laid back rhythms and relaxed atmosphere.

Split's old town is a popular highlight for visitors. Dating back 1700 years, it includes the Diocletian Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Exploring the palace and the cobblestone roads of the old town is a unique experience that deserves a full day by itself!

Zadar, the Dalmatian coast without the crowds

Rich in cultural heritage and natural beauty, the northern port of Zadar and its surroundings is the perfect place to get away from the busier southern Dalmatian coasts. As with many of the Croatian coastal towns, Zadar is home to an impressive old town with medieval fortifications and Roman ruins.

Exploring Zadar and its surrounds will normally involve a lot of good eating! Local produce includes fresh seafood from the Adriatic and lamb and vegetable dishes sourced from nearby villages. Reputation has it that the best potatoes in Croatia are grown in the mountain villages surrounding Zadar, so be sure to try them out!

Sibenik & Kornati, unspoiled nature in Croatia's premier archipelago

The Kornati archipelago, 147 islands grouped around the main island of Kornat are a popular sailing destination. Designated a national park area since 1980, the uninhabited islands have a unique environment, stark and unspoiled with little vegetation and imposing rocky crops. The beaches, while often pebbly, are blessed with amazing clear waters perfect for leisurely swims and diving.

Sibenik on the Dalmatian coast is a common starting off point for exploring the Kornati Islands. Dominated by an imposing gothic cathedral near the seafront, Sibernik's old town streets may be explored right up to the ruins of the 16th century fortress at the highest point of the town.

Dubrovnik, a lively city full of medieval splendors

Dubrovnik is a popular place to start or end sailing tours through the wider Dalmatian region and is one of Croatia's most popular tourist destinations not least due to its setting as Kings Landing in the TV series Game of Thrones!

'The Pearl of the Adriatic' offers a wide range of sights including preserved fortifications and city walls, the 15th century Rector's Palace, the Franciscan Monastery, the Cathedral of the Assumption and the impressive 16th century Sponza Palace.

A short 10 minute ferry ride from Dubrovnik will get you to the lush island of Lokrum. Home to the medieval Benedictine Monastery and full of popular swimming spots.