Destination guide

The 101 things to do along the Dalmatian Coast

Book a Dalmatian Mainland vacation rental and find yourself relaxing along the breathtaking beauty of Croatia's coastal region. Set along the shores of the Adriatic Sea, the Dalmatian Coast stretches for more than 225 miles, offering azure waters dotted with cozy islands. Back on land, the region also features majestic mountains that give way to powerful rivers and lush green valleys, home to a slew of outdoor activities. If you're more interested in big city adventures, the bustling coastal towns of Split and Dubrovnik are popular destinations with thriving cultural landscapes.

Things to do

From walls to wineries, the Dalmatian Coast has it all

History comes alive along the Dalmatian Coast. No trip to the region is complete without a tour of the Walls of Dubrovnik, a 16th-century fortress that surrounds the Old City. The Maritime Museum delves into the city's rich seafaring past with a host of fascinating exhibits. The city of Split offers its own historic sites, namely the ancient ruins of the Palace of Diocletian. If you're looking for something a bit more relaxing, treat yourself to an afternoon of shopping in the city's Roman arcades and outdoor markets, or take a wine-tasting tour along the coast.


Get wet, stay dry, have fun—it's all in a day's work

Your Dalmatian Mainland vacation rental never places you far from adventures on the water. The region offers scores of activities in the Adriatic, from sightseeing boat rides to a leisurely day of swimming, kayaking, and snorkeling in the warm waters. Nearby rivers provide excellent whitewater rafting conditions. If you prefer to spend your time on land, take a bike ride along the coast or head for a hike into the mountains. Dubrovnik hosts a popular summer arts festival featuring theatrical and musical performances from artists around the globe.


Location, location, location—mountains versus the coast

Wintertime in the Dalmatian Coast mountains is often cold and snowy, but flurries along the coast are rare. The coast features milder conditions in the winter, when daytime highs range from the mid-30s in the north to the high 40s in the south. If you booked a Dalmatian Mainland vacation rental near Dubrovnik between October and December, make sure you pack an umbrella as it's the wettest season. Summers along the coast are typically hot and sunny, with temperatures averaging around the high 70s, with little rain in the forecast.

Natural features

Coasting through life like a day at the beach

The craggy peaks of the Dinaric Alps offer a dramatic backdrop to the Dalmatian Coast, with summits reaching heights of more than 6,200 feet. The mountainous landscape drops down into the deep Krka River canyon and the lush Neretva River valley, where olive groves and grape vines thrive. The watery landscape includes numerous bays, coves, and harbors, while islands sit just off the shore. The beaches primarily offer pebbly and rocky coasts, with sandy shores available in some regions. You can steal a quiet moment in little lagoons and caves.

Can I find a vacation rental around Dalmatian Mainland?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 34,423 vacation rentals near Dalmatian Mainland. From 5,290 Houses to 2,566 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Dalmatian Mainland are on HomeAway.

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

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

  • Italy: 159,837 vacation rentals
  • Dubrovnik: 3,809 vacation rentals
  • Split: 8,435 vacation rentals
  • Puglia: 14,551 vacation rentals
  • Montenegro: 1,944 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Dalmatian Mainland! 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 Mainland?

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 Mainland:

  • Dubrovnik: 3,809 rentals
  • Split: 8,435 rentals
  • Zadar: 4,613 rentals
  • Kotor: 1,058 rentals
  • Trogir: 4,001 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 Mainland?

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 Mainland are:

  • Dubrovnik Airport (DBV): 3,786 vacation rentals
  • Split Airport (SPU): 10,458 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 Mainland?

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

  • Zrce Beach: 4,490 rentals
  • Orlando's Column: 3,895 rentals
  • Old Croatian Boat Condura Croatica: 6,038 rentals
  • Croatian National Theater: 10,148 rentals
  • Makarska Beach: 5,693 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Dalmatian Mainland 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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