Dalmatia is a region in southern Croatia (accommodation Croatia) located along the Adriatic Sea with a small portion of the region lying within the country of Montenegro. The areas within Dalmatia are characterized by rocky coastlines dotted with a number of islands in the Adriatic Sea; the Dinaric Alps that are located along the eastern boundary, and other areas that are popular tourist destinations.
Dalmatia has a number of well-known resort towns and cities such as Dubrovnik, Makarska, Split, and Trogir. Split and Dubrovnik are medieval cities that offer a variety of attractions to tourists. The historical center of Split has been declared a World Heritage site. Split has a prominent place in the culture of Dalmatia as well as Croatian culture. Music, art, and museums are popular aspects of the culture in Split.
The seaport city of Dubrovnik located on the Adriatic Sea is a popular tourist destination and is also a World Heritage Site. With a heritage based on maritime trade, the city has many important attractions ranging from the famous Church of St. Blasius to the Arboretum Trsteno to other structures that characterizes Dubrovnik’s influence by the Byzantines, Romans, and other empires.
Half of the Croatian national parks are located within Dalmatia. These areas are popular with nature lovers and those who wish to enjoy the beautiful mountains and terrain within Dalmatia. With the expanse of land fronting the Adriatic Sea, Dalmatia is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream. The different coves and inlets along the coastline provide beautiful vistas of the Adriatic Sea. Hiking, boating, cycling, cheap flights for tourists, kayaking, fishing, and other outdoor activities are plentiful for those seeking to take advantage of the beautiful countryside.
Travel into Dalmatia can be done by air into Split, Dubrovnik, and other cities as well as by road over the developing Croatian highway system. With its location on the Adriatic, Dalmatia will continue to be one of the most popular areas within Croatia and Europe.
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