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Explore the glorious Dalmatian coast on your holiday to Dubrovnik. A UNESCO world heritage site and Croatia's most up market destination packed with aristocratic Palazzi and Baroque churches and medieval fortifications.
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Visit Old Town Centre

The famous city of Dubrovnik also known as the ‘pearl of Adriatic’ has established itself as an important cultural and economic center in the recent years. This city actually once competed with Venice for supremacy. Dubrovnik peeks out over the Adriatic from behind those famed fortified walls. These walls now house a fascinating open air museum and are surrounded by galleries, churches, palaces and some awe-inspiring museums. A UNESCO World Heritage site since 1994, the old city of Dubrovnik is an upcoming holiday hotspot, still untouched by mass tourism. Don’t miss a ride on the superb Dubrovnik Cable Car or a visit to the Museum of Croatian War of Independence which details the conflict in the 1990s.

Mljet Island and Korcula Island

Most popularly known as ‘the greenest island’ within Croatia, the Mljet island is a lush unspoilt part of the area that supports a large national park that accounts for a third of the land. It has quaint villages, hidden bays and picturesque beaches along the thin island strip. One can absorb the rays on Saplunara beach and Blace beach which are amazing and are both sandy examples. Mljet Nation Park is teeming with endemic wildlife, across the two salt water lakes and dense canopy. Visitors are also attracted toward the rich heritage of the 12th century St Mary monastery, the ruins of the Roman Palace of Polace and archaeological site of St Paul’s church. 

The Korcula Island is mostly famous for its historic importance. Legendary explorer Marco Polo is believed to be born on this small island, just off the coast of Croatia. The island has a rich Old Town with the centerpiece being the handsome gothic and renaissance style St Mark’s cathedral, which dates back to the 13th century.

Visit the City Of Ruins

Split is undoubtedly the largest city along the Dalmatian coast settled at the end of the 3rd century AD. This city is also the most impeccable starting point for your Dalmatian adventure because the region’s boats and buses commence and end here. The special feature of Split has to be the ancient ruins of the Diocletian Palace; built by the ruling Roman Emperor and which began the creation of the Split Old Town district.  The impressive Palace of Diocletian is Croatia’s oldest UNESCO World Heritage Site and was inscribed in 1979. 

Medieval town Sibenik

The beautiful and lively town of Sibenik also lies along the Dalmatian coast and features a fortified district. The specialty of the old town Sibenik is the ornate cathedral of St James which is again a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Croatia has a total of seven world Heritage sites with five of those along the amazing Dalmatian coastline. You cannot afford to miss the exquisite frieze with its intricately sculptured faces of 71 men, women and children. And if the heat is getting to you, head to the nearby Krka National Park for a cooling burst of spray from the impressive waterfalls.

Explore Trogir

Another jewel of Dalmatia is the historic town and harbour of Trogir which is yet to be explored. The neat old town district just around the central square is teeming with narrow winding streets which is a highly under rated area waiting to be explored by the visitors. Top sights in Trogir include the St. Lawrence Cathedral which is the tallest structure in the town, and is rather confusingly known as St John locally. Don’t miss St Michael’s belltower and the quaint Central Square district. You can catch the Easter carnival here and you’re in for a real experience!

Zadar

In the north of Dalmatia you are supposed to find the picturesque city of Zadar where the outstanding church of St. Donat is absolutely going to be on the numero uno position of your itinerary, which is considered the finest example of its kind in the world. St Donat’s dates back to the early 9th century. The Cathedral of St Anastasia is also worth a look, and the specialty of this Romanesque 12th century masterpiece is the ornate marble sarcophagus. Moreover both the National Museum and the Archaeological Museum provides a valuable insight into Croatian history, with jewellery, paintings and swords on display.

The best time to visit Dubrovnik is between early June and late September when temperatures on the coast and around the islands range from the mid-twenties to the low thirties.
 
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Swap some sit down lunches with bureks (Bosnian filo-pastry pies filled with either cheese or meat) from a local bakery.
 
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