Dalmatia is the southern coastal region of Croatia on the Adriatic Sea.
Occupying the central 375km of Croatia’s Adriatic coast, Dalmatia offers a matchless combination of hedonism and historical discovery. The jagged coast is speckled with lush offshore islands that are part of the reason the region has become one of the world’s hottest tourist destinations. Roman ruins, spectacular beaches, old fishing ports, medieval architecture and historic cities make a trip to Dalmatia (Dalmacija) unforgettable.
The dramatic coastal scenery is due to the rugged Dinaric Alps, which form a 1500m long barrier that separates Dalmatia from Bosnia and Hercegovina. After the last Ice Age part of the coastal mountains were flooded, creating the sort of long, high islands seen in the Gulf of Kvarner. The deep, protected passages between these islands are a paradise for sailors and cruisers.