Dalmatia is the Adriatic region, mainly in Croatia, but also engulfing the Island of Rab which belongs to Montenegro. Stretching from Dubrovnik in the South up to Zadar in the North, Dalmatia is a varied yet very slender stretch of land. The Dalmatian Coast is a sailing and diving haven, whilst the Dalmatian Islands are brimming with culture and special monuments. The Dalmatian Mainland is both an activity sport hub and the home to the two largest and most endearing cities in Croatia.
Taking a holiday on the Dalmatian Mainland in Dalmatian accommodation is ideal for sports lovers looking to recuperate through adventure. The charming atmosphere of the Dalmatian Mainland makes it impossible not to relax, yet the turbulent rivers and dramatic landscape which cross the region lend themselves perfectly to white water rafting, kayaking, canyoning and free climbing and the coastal towns are Europe’s newest destination for big game fishing for Red Tuna, Swordfish and sharks.
The natural beauty of the Dalmatian Mainland, consisting of cliffs, groves, karst, beaches and stunning hidden beaches means that walking, cycling or touring in a rental car in Dalmatia are hugely rewarding and relaxing experiences, especially if you take the time to visit a variety of the string of small villages which mark the coastline. There are many sights of huge cultural importance to be found from Dalmatian accommodation, including the town of Omis which sits in the shadow of the huge fortress which shares its name and the UNESCO listed Diocletian Palace.
Dubrovnik offers a little of everything for holidaymakers, which has resulted in the city becoming one of the most celebrated holiday destinations on the Adriatic, with both a compact UNESCO accredited mediaeval centre and a beautiful range of white pebble beaches leading down to the turquoise waters of the Adriatic Sea.
Split’s primary attraction is the astonishing Diocletian Palace, but the city has a huge amount to offer anyone lucky enough to have access to a Dalmatian holiday house here. Culture is rich in Split, with a wealth of museums, galleries, restaurants and folk traditions, which still live on very strongly in the city.
Average temperatures on the Dalmatian Mainland range from 25˚C in July to around 9˚C in winter, meaning that there is never a bad time to take self catering Dalmatian accommodation.
Dubrovnik (DBV), Zadar (ZAD) and Split (SPU) all receive cheap flights to Dalmatia, direct from the UK. Wherever your Dalmatian holiday rental villa is located on the Dalmatian mainland, one of these three airports will be within an hours drive. easyJetprovide a great range of cheap flights to the Dalmatian airports.