Experience the Timeless Magic of the Dalmatian Coast
Stunning coastal scenery, dreamlike towns carved from marble and stone, ancient Roman ruins, hundreds of beautiful islands, and a unique cultural experience await adventurous travelers along Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast. Once you visit, you’ll see why its calm waters, rockbound coves, pristine beaches, and picturesque architecture draw visitors from around the world each year.
Several airports in the region include Dubrovnik International Airport (LDDU), and Global Air Charters is ready to whisk you away to this less-crowded alternative to the French Riviera. Contact your broker today to explore everything this beautiful seaside region has to offer.
Dubrovnik, the most well-known city on the Dalmatian Coast, is a popular destination for people visiting Croatia. You may recognize its stunning Gothic architecture and dramatic natural beauty from the HBO series “Game of Thrones” as Dubrovnik’s stone castles, rough-hewn bridges, and well-worn cobblestone streets made it the ideal setting for a show about kings, queens, castles, and dragons.
Today, there are guided tours of the city and themed sightseeing cruises that cater to “Game of Thrones” fans, though you don’t have to be a fan yourself to enjoy a trip to Dubrovnik.
One of the best ways to take in Dubrovnik’s beauty is to circumnavigate the massive stone walls surrounding much of the city. In some sections, these ancient barricades stand over 80 feet tall, affording breathtaking views of Dubrovnik and the Adriatic Sea.
Next, take a stroll on the Placa Stradun, a cobblestone thoroughfare spanning the historic Old Town district. Shopkeepers and residents along the Placa Stradun must adhere to strict standards for the maintenance and presentation of their facades. The buildings look much the same today as they did centuries ago.
You may imagine yourself transported back through time as you amble along the main concourse and explore the shops and cafes lining the narrow side streets. This historic section of Dubrovnik was designed for foot traffic, so don’t forget to pack a pair of comfortable shoes.
Explore Ston and Split
Venture north along the Dalmatian Coast to visit the nearby cities of Ston and Split. Centuries ago, salt was a valuable commodity, and Ston is home to a massive fortress built to protect the city’s prized natural salt pans. Both Ston and Split feature extraordinary examples of the ancient architecture and warm, welcoming culture that typifies the Dalmatian Coast region.
Krka National Park
After exploring the coastal cities, make your way to the Krka National Park, where the Krka River forms a series of cascading waterfalls and inviting turquoise pools. Spring is a perfect time of year for swimming in the park’s crystal blue waters, hiking through its lush forests, and enjoying Croatia’s staggering natural beauty.
Tour the Islands by Boat
No visit to the Dalmatian Coast would be complete without an island-hopping boat trip. Sail past charming villages and ancient ruins as you explore the hidden bays and sandy beaches of the myriad islands that dot the coastline.
Stop at some of the most well-known islands, such as Hvar, Brac, and Vis, to indulge in fresh seafood and local wines, or drop anchor along one of the smaller islands for some swimming, sunbathing, and solitude.
Plan Your Trip to the Dalmatian Coast Today
See for yourself why this region is such a popular destination for in-the-know travelers. Contact your GAC broker today and get ready for the vacation of a lifetime.