Dalmatia is region located on the very south of Croatia. It includes hundreds of Croatian Islands as well as mountains Velebit,Biokovo and Sveti Ilija on Pelješac peninsula. Dubrovnik,Split,Trogir,Šibenik and Zadar are cities that are located on Dalmatian mainland. It is important to mention smaller places like Sinj suitable to visit and spend some nice time there. Dalmatians are very much Mediterranean people. That means they like to have their afternoon siestas and their daily routines are – „take it slowly“. Cafe society is very present in Dalmatia, very!
Most of the area is covered by Dinaric Alps mountain ranges running from north-west to south-east. On the coasts the climate is Mediterranean, while further inland it is moderate Mediterranean. In the mountains, winters are frosty and snowy, while summers are hot and dry.
The Adriatic Sea’s high water quality, along with the countless number of coves, islands and channels makes Dalmatia an attractive place for nautical races, nautical tourism, and tourism in general. Dalmatia also includes several national parks that are tourist attractions: Paklenica, Kornati archipelago, Krka river and waterfalls and Mljet island.
Dalmatian cuisine includes the best of the Mediterranean way of cooking, but it also incorporates elements from the Dalmatian hinterland and Croatia in general. Mediterranean food that is rich with vegetables, olive oil, fish, shells, wine, goat and sheep cheese, citrus fruit, marasca cherries, grapes, figs and almonds.It’s all about indulging in excellent food moderately, according to the carpe diem (‘seize the day’) way of life. Important to mention, the Mediterranean diet is among the healthiest in the world.
Best way to come to Dalmatia is by highway A1 (from Zagreb to Split) or by airplanes (airport Zadar, Split).