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20 Best things to see & do in Dalmatian Islands

  • Dalmatian Islands, Dalmatia, Croatia

Sail the Dalmatian Islands

  • Dalmatia, Croatia

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Aerial view of Paklinski Islands in Hvar, Croatia. Turquise water bays with luxury yachts and sailing boats. Toned image.

Experience

With sheltered waters, a steady breeze, and too-many-to-count uninhabited islands with hidden coves, the Dalmatian islands are made for sailing.

Adult price 600

Good for age: 13+

Duration: 3-7 days

Blue Cave

  • Vis, Dalmatia, Croatia

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Inside the dark cave with bright blue illuminated water

Experience

A magical sea cave, illuminated with an amazing shade of luminescent blue at midday when the sun’s rays enter via by a partial submarine hole in the cave entrance.

Adult price 25

Good for age: 8+

Moreska Sword Dance

  • Korcula, Dalmatia, Croatia

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local men doing the Moreska Sword Dance in Korcula Old Town

Experience

Dalmatian tradition at its best – a spectacular Mediterranean sword dance between two bands of men, dating back to the 16th century.

Adult price 13

Good for age: 8+

Duration: 30 minutes

Hvar’s Old Town

  • Hvar, Dalmatia, Croatia

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Hvar's Old Town

Experience

A character-filled, Venetian-era old town, with a picturesque main square, a lattice of historic streets, and cultural treasures galore.

Good for age: 18+

Korcula’s Old Town

  • Korcula, Dalmatia, Croatia

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landscape of Korcula's Old Town

Experience

One of the most beautiful towns in the Croatian archipelago – steeped in history, graced with superb Venetian architecture and surrounded by the picturesque Pelješac channel.

Good for age: 18+

Dalmatian Islands’ best food & drink

  • Dalmatia, Croatia

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black spaghetti with mussels, zadar, croatia

Experience

A blend of Italian and Middle European cuisine, with plenty of fresh fish and seafood, eating out in Dalmatia is always a treat.

Good for age: 18+

Duration: -

Mljet National Park

  • Mljet, Dalmatia, Croatia

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Monastery on an island surrounded by shallows

Experience

A remote island national park with pristine forests for hiking and biking, and emerald-blue saltwater lakes you can kayak on or swim in.

Good for age: 8+

Dalmatian Islands Wine Region

  • Dalmatia, Croatia

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Vineyard in Dalmatia, Croatia, at the Adriatic coast.

Experience

A scattered wine region of family-run vineyards that produce excellent wines. Learn the art of Dalmatian winemaking and sample some excellent labels.

Good for age: 18+

Zlatni Rat Beach

  • Brac, Dalmatia, Croatia

aerial view of Zlatni Rat Beach

Experience

A photogenic 500m-long cape of fine golden shingle, that changes shape with the tide. Lined with sunbeds and good for watersports, it’s a great family beach.

Good for age: 4+

Hike or cycle Vidova Gora

  • Brac, Dalmatia, Croatia

View of Zlatni Rat beach from Vidova Gora, Brac, Croatia.

Experience

A superb 2-hour hike up the Dalmatian islands’ highest peak for spectacular views over the archipelago, and delicious spit-roast lamb at the summit.

Good for age: 13+

Duration: 4-5 hours

Eating peka at Roki’s

  • Vis, Dalmatia, Croatia

Traditional croatian meat and vegetables dish peka, food of Croatia

Experience

Hearty casseroles cooked in fire embers at Roki’s farm eatery, prepared using an ancient and traditional process still used in rural Dalmatia.

Adult price 15

Good for age: 18+

Duration: 2-3 hours

Stiniva Beach

  • Vis, Dalmatia, Croatia

Aerial drone shot of iconic Stiniva cove beach of Adriatic sea on Vis Island in Croatia summer

Experience

A picturesque, secluded pebble cove, hidden by rocky cliffs and accessible by boat – the perfect getaway beach experience for a secluded swim and snooze.

Good for age: 4+

Carpe Diem Beach & Club

  • Hvar, Dalmatia, Croatia

White Party at Carpe Diem during Yacht week.

Experience

A beautiful pebble beach with a super-trendy beach club, boasting a lounge bar, DJ and restaurant in a magical setting among the pines. The club opens daily from June to September.

Good for age: 18+

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Tomic Winery

  • Hvar, Dalmatia, Croatia

The wine boutique Tomic is the tasting venue located in the renovated wine cellar of the family house in the old town centre of Jelsa on the island of Hvar.

Experience

Taste some of Hvar’s best wines in a cellar modelled on the ancient Roman dining rooms used by the Emperor Diocletian. Hvar’s top winemaker.

Good for age: 18+

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Stina Winery

  • Brac, Dalmatia, Croatia

The outside of Stina Winery with its wine cellar in Dalmatia near the Adriatic coast on the island Brac. Mediterranean award winning wines. Facade and mountains

Experience

The home of Croatia’s oldest wine co-operative, the Stina Winery has been in operation since the 1900’s and produces some of the region’s best Posip (white) and Plavac Mail (red). Daily tours and tastings at 5pm and 6pm, pre-booking not necessary.

Good for age: 18+

Blaca Hermitage

  • Brac, Dalmatia, Croatia

Stone building set alone on cliffs near Bol in Dalmatian Islands

Experience

Perched on a remote mountain cleft on Brac island, the Hermitage dates back to the 15th century, when Ottoman Turks took shelter in a cave. They stayed, built outwards and by the 18th century it was a Hermitage serving three local villages.

Good for age: 18+

Korta Katarina Winery

  • Orebic, Dalmatia, Croatia

exterior view of Korta Katarina vineyard and main building

Experience

Part of the elegant, Relais & Chateau Villa Katerina estate, the vineyard produces a multi-award winning Posip (a crisp white wine) and full-bodied reds. Tastings must be booked in advance.

Good for age: 18+

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Wine-making in Dol

  • Brac, Dalmatia, Croatia

Wine-making in Dol

Experience

This charming 2-hour tour in the village Dol on Brac, takes you to visit a 400-year-old castle and discover the secrets of a local family’s wine-making. There’s a small workshop, where you can taste rakija, kvasina and prosek and even try your hand at wine-making.

Adult price 28

Good for age: 18+

Duration: 2 hours

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