Sights in Dalmatia


Dalmatia (Croatian: Dalmacija) is one of the four historical regions of Croatia, alongside Croatia proper, Slavonia, and Istria. Dalmatia is a narrow belt of the east shore of the Adriatic Sea, stretching from island of Rab in the north to the Bay of Kotor in the south. The hinterland (Dalmatian Zagora) ranges in width from fifty kilometres in the north, to just a few kilometres in the south; it is mostly covered by the rugged Dinaric Mountains. 79 islands (and about 500 islets) run parallel to the coast, the largest (in Dalmatia) being Brač, Pag and Hvar. The largest city is Split, followed by Zadar, Dubrovnik, and Šibenik.

City of Šibenik

Cultural Diamond

Šibenik, the oldest native Croatian city on the Adriatic, is located in the most protected natural harbour, in the centre of the eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea, at the mouth of the beautiful Krka River, at the sources of Croatia’s rich history - probably in the place where some of the original Croatian settlers first saw the blue sea. The old part of the town consists of stone houses and narrow alleys with a lot of stairs. Small squares and numerous cultural and historical monuments give Šibenikan archaic and romantic Mediterranean atmosphere.

Krka National Park

Natural, cultural and historical heritage

The Krka National Park covers a total area of 109 km² of the loveliest sections of the Krka River and the lower course of the Čikola River. The waterfalls are easily accessed and attractive for all true nature lovers, those interested in national customs and all those looking to enjoy the hospitality and culture offered here. The most frequently visited areas in Krka National Park are Skradinski buk and Roški slap.

Kornati National Park

89 unforgettable islands, islets and reefs

The Kornati National Park is often mentioned in tourist publications as 'nautical paradise'. And really, in 'slalom' sailing through the 89 unforgettable islands, islets and reefs in the Kornati National Park, you will test all of your nautical skills, particularly if the weather puts in some effort... You'll need a valid ticket to sail through the National Park.

Barone Fortress, Šibenik

Rediscovering the rich past, a way to a successful future

The Barone Fortress was built in 1646 on Vidakuša, the 80 meter-high hill above the city. Along with the other three fortresses in Šibenik, it represents a unique defence system which resisted the enemies of the city for centuries. Today, it has an exceptional monumental value recognized across Europe.

St. Michael Fortress

A must-see place

The Medieval St. Michael’s Fortress is definitely a must-see in Šibenik. After revitalisation there is an open air stage - one of the most prestigious stages in the region, which organizes various cultural, musical and theatrical events, thus contributing to the image of the Republic of Croatia, and especially the city of Šibenik, as a must-see destination of cultural tourism.

City of Trogir

Old city on the UNESCO heritage list

Trogir is a remarkable example of urban continuity. The orthogonal street plan of this island settlement dates back to the Hellenistic period and it was embellished by successive rulers with many fine public and domestic buildings and fortifications. Its beautiful Romanesque churches are complemented by the outstanding Renaissance and Baroque buildings from the Venetian period.

City of Split

Diocletian´s town

The story of Split is 17 centuries old, dating to the time the Roman Emperor Diocletian decided to build his Palace right on the peninsula near the great Roman city Salona, where he wanted to spend the last years of his life. During these 1700 years the Palace slowly turned into a city, which to this day lures with its rich tradition, glorious history and beauty of its natural and cultural heritage. Diocletian Palace and the entire historical core of Split have been on the World Heritage UNESCO list since 1979.

City of Zadar

Breathtaking sunsets

Boasting an historic old town of Roman ruins, medieval churches, cosmopolitan cafes and quality museums set on a small peninsula, Zadar is an intriguing city. It’s not too crowded, it’s not overrun with tourists and its two unique attractions – the sound-and-light spectacle of the Sea Organ and the Monument to the Sun. Hitchcock said once that „Drama is life with the boring part left out“. He could have said the same for all the drama of the sunset, a symbol that has always remained in Zadar´s company.

City of Primošten

Pearl of Adriatic

One of the most popular tourist resorts in Dalmatia. It ranks among the most picturesque small towns on the Adriatic, with a number of typical narrow streets in the old town core on a small, hilly peninsula. Primosten is well-known for its high quality vineyards.

City of Drniš

The tradition of Drniš is preserved in lifestyle and local gastronomy

Drniš offers its visitors a large number of facilities for active holidays such as bike trails, walking and hiking trails along the Čikola and Krka canyons and the mountain Promina. It is still possible in Drniš to take sentimental journeys to the past, enjoy famous Drniš smoked ham, local cheese and listen to the gusle players in folk costumes which are a sign of the past.

Village Rogoznica

Hearth of Dalmatia

Rogoznica is an old fishing village whose footpath along the sea attracts numerous nature lovers and mariners. Nearby is the Lake Dragons Eye (Zmajevo oko), a natural phenomenon due to the alternation of the tides. Rogoznica has 54 km long coastline and geographic position located in the center of Dalmatia, moreover, it is the most protruded part of the Croatian mainland which penetrates deeply into the Adriatic Sea.

Island Murter

Beautiful sandy and gravel beaches

The island Murter is located in the northwest of both the Šibenik archipelago, as well as the Šibenik County. There are four towns located on the Island Murter - the older ones, Murter and Jezera, and the newer ones, Tisno and Betina. Most of the island is covered with old olive trees and fig-trees, which are the main traditional crops grown by the natives. The Island Murter is famous for its sandy and gravel beaches... There are also a large number of small bays hidden from view and far away from the heat of larger beaches.

Village Lozovac

Beautiful sandy and gravel beaches

Lozovac is a small village situated at the entrance to the Krka National Park andit offers numerous possibilities for relaxation, simply enjoying the natural beauties of the Dalmatian area. In this area you can also enjoy the charm of karst beauty, the Krka River. The guests can also relax and appreciate products of rural homes such as the well-known smoked Dalmatian ham and other authentic Dalmatian food and beverages.

Town of Skradin

Bill Gates hidden spot

Skradin is a picturesque town situated in the vicinity of the mouth of the Krka into the Lake Prokljan. A romantic town where time seems to pass slowly… Travelling up river of Skradin takes you to the pearl of the Krka River – the island of Visovac with its Franciscan monastery.

National Park Paklenica

A UNESCO world heritage site that is a must experience place.

Distinctive features of Paklenica National Park are autochthonous forests of black pine, several types of beech forests and deep canyons with torrent flows of Big and Small Paklenica (Velika i Mala Paklenica). Wider area of Paklenica National Park prides itself with rich and diverse cultural heritage.


Island of sponges

Krapanj is the smallest and lowest inhabited island on the Adriatic coast of Croatia. It is famous for sponge diving. Families on the island are committed to the preservation of a 300-year-old tradition of sponge harvesting on the island of Krapanj. Sponge gallery promotes sponges as autochthonous souvenirs and original gifts which you can see, feel and buy in the cradle of the sponge industry and diving in Croatia!