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Discussion on defining regions for Dalmatia is in progress. If you know the area pretty well, please share your opinion on the talk page.

Dalmatia [4] is the southern coastal region of Croatia on the Adriatic Sea.

Lakes in Dalmatia


Dalmatia is traditionally divided into three subregions, along the coast:

  • Northern Dalmatia has lots of small islands and deep, connected inland. This subregion corresponds to Zadar county and Sibenik-Knin county of Croatia.
  • Central Dalmatia has several bigger islands (like Brač and Hvar]), with mountains close to coast (like Biokovo) and somewhat separated inland. It is administrated as Split-Dalmatia county of Croatia.
  • Southern Dalmatia is a narrow strip of land around Dubrovnik, with weak connection to inland (Herzegovina, in another country Bosnia and Herzegovina). It roughly corresponds to the Dubrovnik-Neretva county of Croatia.


  • Biograd na Moru — a small tourist city in Northern Dalmatia
  • Bol — on Brac Island in Central Dalmatia
  • Cavtat — a city founded by the Greeks in the fourth century BCE in Southern Dalmatia
  • Dubrovnik — historic city in Southern Dalmatia
  • Klek — tourist town in Southern Dalmatia
  • Komarna — tourist city in Southern Dalmatia
  • Lumbarda — a village on Korčula Island in Southern Dalmatia
  • Makarska — the main beach resort town along the Makarska Riviera in Central Dalmatia
  • Novalja — city on Pag Island in Northern Dalmatia
  • Omiš — old city in Central Dalmatia
  • Orebić — port town on Peljesac Peninsula in Southern Dalmatia
  • Pag — town on Pag Island in Northern Dalmatia
  • Ploče — a port town in Southern Dalmatia
  • Ražanac — typical fishermen's village and small harbour in Northern Dalmatia
  • Rtina — small town in Northern Dalmatia
  • Ruskamen — excursion destination in Central Dalmatia
  • Šibenik — city with famous cathedral in Northern Dalmatia
  • Split — historic city with famous centre and Roman palance in Central Dalmatia
  • Ston — a village in Southern Dalmatia
  • Trogir — close to Split Airport in Central Dalmatia
  • Vinisce — small town in Central Dalmatia
  • Zadar — old city in Northern Dalmatia

Other destinations


Many inhabitants of Dalmatia are zealous Catholics and they don't mind to brag. So don't be surprised if out of the blue someone is waving a crucifix in your face talking about eternal fires etc.


Get in

Most travelers come in through highway A1 Zagreb-Split-Ravca (next to Ploce and heading Dubrovnik). The highway is modern, fast and safe.

Split and Dubrovnik have international airports and seaports.

Get around


  • Dalmatia-Dubrovnik Region-Emerald beauty of the south
  • Peljesac peninsula
  • Island of Korcula


  • Dalmatia Trekking (Unique adventure and activity holiday agency specializing in walking, trekking, photographic holidays in Dalmatia - Croatia), Gundulićeva 22, Split Croatia, +385958173156, [1]. Explore Croatian islands, mountains and coastline. Full service - Professional guides - Culinary Specialities
  • Active Holidays d.o.o (Activity and adventure travel expert in Croatia, since 1989), Knezova Kacica Omis, [2]. First travel agency specialized in activity travel. Different travel options that will satisfy all age groups.
  • Meridien Ten, Obala Ivana Zajca 7, 21000 Split, 0038521388951, [3]. Meridien Ten, Obala Ivana Zajca 7, 21000 Split 0038521388951 , [5]. Bike and active travel. Rent a bike or take on of our self guided bike tours and travel Dalmatian coast on bike. Great hybrid, road and tandem bikes available. [email protected]



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