Destination guide

If you're visiting Croatia, you gotta see Dalmatia

Dalmatia (no connection to the spotted dog breed) is a darling strip of coast on the eastern Adriatic Sea, where stone houses with terracotta roofs cluster on top of sea cliffs. The name of this southern Croatian region comes from an ancient tribe, the Dalmatae, who lived here in the 1st millennium BC. A Dalmatia vacation rental will place you in 1 of the region's 16 cities that are mostly on the coast or the surrounding islands. Its largest city is Split, which has many historic must-sees, and be sure to visit and wonder at the impressive Walls of Dubrovnik.

Things to do

Fall in love with Dalmatia, an affair to remember

You gotta get greedy with Dalmatia's beautiful outdoors. Park Marjan is an enormous greenspace on the Split coast with countless trails, a botanical garden, jagged cliffs, and lookout points. Head into Split to admire Diocletian's Palace, an ornate Roman fortress from the 4th century AD. While you're there, make a splash at Dalmatia Aquapark. The medieval Walls of Dubrovnik will surely wow you, and for some lively nightlife and Mediterranean cuisine, visit the port town of Makarska. Last, get an adrenaline rush when you drive the narrow, winding roads up to the Sveti Jure peak in the Biokoko mountains.


Let's do the time-warp dance in Dalmatia

Stepping into this region is like going back in time. Everywhere, there are remants of the Roman, Ottoman, and Byzantine Empires, like in the historic center of Split and Dubrovnik's Old Town. The mild Mediterranean climate and breathtaking coastline make Dalmatia a haven for outdoor activities. Visit the Omis Riviera, where you can go rafting or windsurfing on the Cetina River. This region is full of limestone cliffs that make for great climbing and hiking. Or ferry over to one of many surrounding islands, like Korkula, Pag, Hvar, or Brac, to cruise along the beaches and explore the sea caves.


You'll take a shine to this sunny coastline

What's not to love about the mellow Mediterranean climate you'll experience with Dalmatia vacation rentals? Summertime, the busiest season for visitors, is sunny and bright, with highs in the 80s and very little rain. The Adriatic Sea temperature is in the mid 70s from June to September, which is a perfect swimming temp. Outside of those months, the water gets pretty chilly. January is the coldest month, with temps in the 40s. You won't get your feet wet with rain; this coastal climate is dry and sees about 30 inches of rain per year, usually between November and March.

Natural features

The geography of Dalmatia is simply gorges

You'll be swimming clearly here: the eastern side of the Adriatic Sea is always clean and pristine because of the counterclockwise current that sweeps up debris. The surrounding islands have many pebble beaches, so it's probably smart to pack some water shoes. On the coast and further inland are sharp limestone peaks and cliffs that rise up dramatically from the sea and riparian rivers, creating spectacular gorges. The landscape around all of Dalmatia vacational rentals is a colorful mesh of blue sea, lush green hills, plunging peaks, and red-roof buildings.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Dalmatia

Fly into Split (SPU), the closest airport, located 4.1 mi (6.6 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Brac Island (BWK), which is 22.2 mi (35.7 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, Split Station, Sibenik Station and Knin Station are the main stations in the city.

Where to stay around Dalmatian Coast?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 37,058 vacation rentals near Dalmatian Coast. From 5,630 Houses to 2,709 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Dalmatian Coast for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Dalmatian Coast?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Dalmatian Coast. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Italy: 159,188 vacation rentals
  • Dubrovnik: 3,809 vacation rentals
  • Split: 8,565 vacation rentals
  • Puglia: 14,531 vacation rentals
  • Montenegro: 1,946 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Dalmatian Coast! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Dalmatian Coast?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Dalmatian Coast:

  • Dubrovnik: 3,809 rentals
  • Split: 8,565 rentals
  • Zadar: 4,633 rentals
  • Kotor: 1,060 rentals
  • Trogir: 4,101 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Dalmatian Coast?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Dalmatian Coast are:

  • Dubrovnik Airport (DBV): 3,786 vacation rentals
  • Split Airport (SPU): 10,556 vacation rentals
  • Sarajevo Airport (SJJ): 136 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Dalmatian Coast?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Dalmatian Coast. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Plitvice Lakes National Park - Entrance 3: 227 rentals
  • Plitvice Lakes National Park - Entrance 1: 221 rentals
  • Zrce Beach: 4,507 rentals
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  • Old Croatian Boat Condura Croatica: 6,154 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Dalmatian Coast listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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