Dalmatia is a region on the southern coast of Croatia, bordered by Bosnia and Herzegovina to the west and in the south by Montenegro. The region is divided into Northern, Central and Southern Dalmatia. The main urban centre of Northern Dalmatia is Zadar, which is also the main ferry port for the northern Dalmatian islands. The next major town is Sibenik, with a quiet historic centre and a wonderful 15th century cathedral. The waterfalls of the Krka National Park are another highlight.
The main natural attraction in this part of Dalmatia is the Kornati archipelago, a group of wonderful islands.
Southern Dalmatia is one of the most urbanised parts of the Adriatic coast. Split is the historic and cultural centre that also serves as the Adriaticֹ’s main ferry port.
One of the historically important cities in Dalmatia is Dubrovnik. It is located in the southernmost part of Dalmatia and has about 43,000 inhabitants. It is also one of the most visited cities, with a beautiful old town, a large port and an international airport (DBV). Most of the luxury hotels in Dalmatia are located in Dubrovnik.
Another highlight is the Renaissance town of Trogir, with the cathedral of St Lawrence and the Cipiko Palace. The coast south of Split is one of Dalmatias most enchanting, with beautiful mountains and long pebble beaches.