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The best place for a luxury vacation in Dalmatia

The best place for a luxury vacation in Dalmatia

Croatia is one of the world’s hottest destinations for a luxury vacation each year. The rich and famous often visit the beautiful coast, as it is a perfect luxury experience. 

Today we are talking about Zadar County, the best place if you want to go on a luxury vacation in Dalmatia with plenty of beautiful options.


Zadar Old Town

Zadar is a city on Croatia’s Dalmatian coast, well-known for many things. There are many hidden treasures on its peninsula, as it lies on the Romanian and Venetian ruins

Taking a walk through the old town of Zadar is like travelling back in history for a day. 

There is the largest Roman Forum on the eastern side of the Adriatic, on which lies the Church of Saint Donatus that dates back to the 9th century and it is the most important preserved structure of its period in Dalmatia. Its treasures contain some of the finest Dalmatian metalwork from around 1460.

After exploring all the hidden treasures of Zadar, there is a sight that is unique in the world - The Sea Organ, a spectacular installation that mixes art and nature. Listen to the beautiful music that the sea waves create, and take a look at the Greeting to the Sun. It is a one-of-a-kind light installation of a brilliant local architect that perfectly merges with one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world.

After sightseeing, you can visit some amazing restaurants and have a taste of the delicious Dalmatian cuisine. If you are a true explorer, you will find a lot of restaurants that are hidden between the narrow streets of the old town. 

Zadar old town

Luxury sleeping in Zadar

Zadar, except for its astounding historic content and great food, has some amazing luxury villa choices. You can find dazzling holiday homes with a private swimming pool, whether you want to stay directly in Zadar or at some of the surrounding places like Biograd or Pag.

Zadar County has a lot of options for deluxe accommodation, which will satisfy everybody’s taste.


Beaches in Zadar

Zadar has a really beautiful, clear sea and you can even swim by the seafront. One of the most popular beaches in Zadar are Kolovare beach and Borik, but wherever you wander, you can take a relaxing swim and lay in the sun.

The most popular beach in Zadar County is the Queen’s beach in Nin, a long natural sand beach with a total length of 8000 meters. While laying on the beach, you have a clear view of Velebit, which is the largest mountain range in Croatia, and a sight to be seen.


Sailing from Zadar - Visit the most beautiful islands

There is no better way to explore all of Dalmatia’s beauties than by visiting the islands, their secluded beaches, and natural caves. 

You can visit Kornati islands, a true gem located in Šibenik and Knin County, containing 89 astonishing islands. You can buy a full-day sailing trip right at the entrance of the Old Town Zadar, or if you prefer you can buy it online.

Nature park Telašćica is the best protected natural harbour on the eastern coast of Adriatic, and a must-add to your bucket list. It is located in the southeastern part of the island of Dugi Otok, contains five islets that are an extraordinary attraction.

You can also visit Ugljan, Long IslandSilba, and the list goes on.

These are definitely some of the best sailing spots in Croatia, where you can rest your soul and swim in the clearest sea.

Kornati islands

Other treasures of Zadar County

If you prefer to drive around while on vacation, Zadar County has you covered. Plitvice Lakes is Croatia’s first national park with sixteen lakes, interconnected by a series of waterfalls and set in a beautiful deep forest. It is a sightseeing attraction all year long, as the park changes through different hues during the seasons.

Another natural gemstone is  Zrmanja River Canyon, where the famous movie Winnetou was filmed, and Muškovci - a beautiful little place on Zrmanja River with waterfalls and delicious food.

On your drive around, you can also visit Nin, a beautiful small town that has the world’s smallest cathedral.

For party animals, there is Zrće Festival Beach on the island of Pag, where you can dance and have the wildest fun on your vacation. Pag is not only for party lovers, it has unique geographical features and exciting tourist offers. You can taste the famous Pag cheese or maybe experience the bura wind that shaped the island, its traditions, and even the food.

Velebit is perfect for mountain lovers, as it is rich in natural phenomena. It is protected as a nature park and extends over 2000 square meters in area. It includes two national parks: Northern Velebit in the Lika-Karlovac region and Paklenica in Dalmatia.

All the places listed above are just a piece of what Zadar County has to offer. It is a unique bundle of breathtaking locations that you will remember for the rest of your life.


More destinations for a luxurious vacation in Dalmatia

Aside from Zadar County, Dalmatia has a lot more to offer. Each and every town has something different, from the landmarks to the food and accommodation. Whether you are on a sailing trip or plan to rent a luxury villa in Dalmatia, you will have a breathtaking experience.


Split

Split is the biggest town in Dalmatia, famous for its Diocletian Palace that is entirely protected by UNESCO. Taking a tour through the palace and topping it off with a delicious Dalmatian dinner is a perfect night out. From Split, you can visit Trogir, a beautiful little town that lies on a small island connected to the mainland and the island of Čiovo by bridges. You can also climb the Mosor mountain or visit Klis, both of which reveal an amazing view of the Split archipelago. 

For those who are planning to sail, there are some of the most popular islands of Croatia like Brač, Šolta, Hvar, Paklinski Islands, Vis, Lastovo, and many more.

Split Dalmatia

Hvar 

Hvar is known as the king of Croatian islands, and the sunniest island of Croatia. It is a well-known location for those that are attracted by Mediterranean nature, tradition, architecture, and nightlife.


Šibenik

Šibenik is a historical town located in the scenic bay where the Krka River flows into the Adriatic Sea. Šibenik and Knin County has 242 islands. It is famous for its numerous events throughout the year and the Krka waterfalls which are nature’s gift.


Dubrovnik

One of the world’s finest and most perfectly preserved medieval cities in the world. It has much to offer in terms of historical sightseeing, but also cultural events and festivals. 

Dubrovnik is famous worldwide for its city walls & forts which offer a magnificent view over the old town and the beautiful Adriatic Sea.

If you wish to see Dubrovnik in its entirety, you can visit mountain Srđ, which is located just behind it.

From Dubrovnik, you can go see the island Lokrum which is only a 10-min ferry ride away.  


Takeaway

The Dalmatian coast is filled with beautiful towns, mysterious islands, and mythical caves. It is specific for its culture and food, and you will have a great time there. 

The blue sea and wonderful beaches leave a paradise-like feeling, and the options for your vacation in Dalmatia are endless. Whatever place you visit, you will not regret it, because Dalmatia has its unique taste that leaves everyone wanting to come back and taste more.

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