The holiday destination Dalmatia in Croatia is well-known for its outstanding and diverse landscape. You can find picturesque cities and towns on the beautiful Croatian peninsulas, a coastline with cliffs and gorgeous, eye-catching magnolia trees, subtropical vegetation, not to mention the infinite number of islands and reefs, which are perfect for a rest after a sailing trip, all of which you can do and see during your vacation in one of our villas in Croatia.
The historic towns and cities in Dalmatia are sometimes more than 2,000 years old. The biggest cities are Split, Zadar and Dubrovnik, which are located close to our numerous Croatian villas. Dalmatia’s architectural treasures are always worth a visit while you are staying in one of our Croatian holiday villas. The Romans, Carolingians, Byzantines, Venetians, Turks and Habsburgs have all - as almost anywhere else in Croatia - left their marks in this part of the country. But Dalmatia’s appeal is not only of historic origin, it is a paradise for water enthusiasts, snorkelers, divers and swimmers, so why not try out some of these water sports? Or do you prefer to go mountain biking to discover some of Dalmatia’s unspoiled nature? Staying in one of our Croatian villas is always a good starting point for a great, relaxing vacation!
In North Dalmatia, you can find the highest mountain of Croatia, which is called Dinara and has a height of around 1,830 metres, as well as the most significant ferry port, which is located in Zadar and easy to explore whilst self-catering Croatia. You should also visit the town of Sibenik, which attracts many tourists with its beautiful cathedral St. Jakov, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. And did you know that North Dalamatia has over 383 islands, islets and rocks? Book your villas in Croatia today and experience all these wonderful places.
Have you been to the city of Split in Central Dalmatia? Many people think that it is the most beautiful city in the world, albeit a bit smaller than Zagreb or Dalmatia. If you spend a day there, don't miss out the Riviera of Split, which is just 40 minutes away by car and offers stunning pine-quiet bays close to our Split apartments. The largest archaeological site on the east coast of the Adriatic Sea can also be found here, where tourist can explore ancient sights. Scattered in the waters of the Trogir islands and reefs, this destination is a dream for every holiday maker. Enjoy the white pebble beaches and the crystal blue sea and you won't want your self-catering holiday in Croatia to end.
Although South Dalmatia is said to be the smallest and poorest region of Croatia, it offers amazing towns, islands and sights, a mild climate, Mediterranean vegetation as well as beautiful scenery. The medieval Old Town of Dubrovnik can also be found here and is surrounded by imposing ramparts, which is the highlight of this region. The Dubrovnik area offers many beautiful coastal resorts and many of our Dubrovnik apartments can be found just next to the sea. One of the most popular beach towns in probably Cavtat, but the island of Korcula with its picturesque old town is also very popular and definitely worth a visit.
In Dalmatia, it is very common to eat healthy food, such as grilled or steamed fish that is served with olive oil, vegetables and wild herbs. The portions are generally very big, which is part of the Dalmatian tradition and makes the dishes delicious and healthy. Cold first courses are quite popular among Croatians, which often include smoked and wind dried so-called Prsut ham as well as sheep cheese. To accompany your meal or later on in one of our NOVASOL villas in Croatia, why not enjoy a glass of white wine, some mineral water or the famous spicy national wine Travarica.
The Adriatic highway in Croatia is one of the most beautiful coastal roads worldwide and if you decide to stay in our Dalmatian villas, you will probably drive on this road to access our Split or Dubrovnik apartments. As it is a very curvy road, many people enjoy driving on it by motorbike, which is a great alternative to a car. And it is always worth renting a motorbike for a couple of days, should you have a motorcycle license. Cyclers who are looking for a real challenge should consider a day trip on this lovely road, but be aware of the strong headwinds and the thousands of metres in altitude difference. We hope that we have inspired you for your next self-catering holiday in Dalmatia. Alternatively, find out more about our villas in Istria in the north of Croatia.