Arguably one of the Mediterranean's best kept secrets, The Dalmation coast is bursting with beauty from it's picturesque villages enamored with Romanesque and Gothic architecture, to its lush vegetation, lavish flora, blossoming vineyards and breath taking waterfalls.
Relax and bathe in crystal clear ocean waters that warm to a temperate 21 degrees in summer months, or scuba dive down beneath the surface and explore an underwater museum of shipwrecks from WWI, hidden amidst magnificent Mediterranean fauna. Picnic atop the cliffs and watch the sunrise or go wild white water rafting through the crooked canyons below.
Walk hand in hand along pebbled beaches as the sun goes down, or stroll the cobbled streets and share a romantic dinner at your choice of charming local restaurants and cafes. With average summer temperatures of 29 degrees, the only thing warmer than the sun on your face will be the welcome you receive from the delightful Croatian people.
Brac and Split are renowned for their summer festivals, with summer long festivities performed in open air theatres throughout the city and town. Here you can expect plays, ballets, operas and a range of live music concerts. When in Split be sure to visit Diocletian's Palace, a magnificent work of architecture unrivaled in historic stature and grandiosity dating all the way back to 295 AD.
If taking it easy is more your thing, stay local and relax at the pool or down by the many pebble beaches close to Milna. Rise with the sun and engage in a wide range of activities from swimming and snorkeling to various other water sports then later browse the surrounding beach bars and restaurants and bask in some local entertainment whilst sampling in an exquisite array of tantalizing local cuisine.
Brac is the largest island in the Split archipelago and is, with the frequent and quick ferry lines' connecting the island and the mainland, gradually becoming a suburb of the city. Brac is home to the most celebrated tradition of white stone cutting, to this day 'harvested' from the local quarries. The White House in Washington, the Parliament and New Palace in Vienna, the Parliament in Budapest, Diocletian palace, the Trogir and Šibenik cathedrals were all built from this beautiful white stone…
Also located on this island is the fascinating recluse of Pustinja Blaca, built on the very stone itself in 1550 by the 'popovi glagoljaši', priests who used the Croatian Glagolitic script and the Croatian language when celebrating Holy Mass, fleeing the Turks. The monastery to this day, with its telescope and concert piano delivered from Vienna, bears witness to medieval life on the island.