Dalmatia is the most popular tourist destination in Croatia due to its crystal clear waters, splendid white-sand beaches and a wide variety of islands. With its archipelago of 1208 islands of all sizes, it is also the largest tourist area of the country. But travellers do not only find coasts and islands in Dalmatia. Its fascinating historical towns attract more and more fans of nautical tourism.

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Croatia’s most beautiful parts and natural wealth can be found in Dalmatia. So it is no surprise that the area is one of the most popular tourist attractions of the Mediterranean region. Paying a visit to the Adriatic Sea can be an awesome experience in itself, as everyone can find something to their taste and choose amongst the crystal clear sea and the rocky, pebbly or sandy beaches. Nature enthusiasts will not regret visiting the region either, because most beaches are surrounded by green forests or even pines. A fascinating view – everything in one place. Once there, it would be a crime not to explore Dalmatia.

Location of Dalmatia

Dalmatia occupies nearly 21% of Croatia’s territory; it is a region of approximately 11 960 km2. Its northern border is at the island of Pag, while the southern borderline expands to Dubrovnik and Montenegro.

Geographical features

There is a large number of mountains and valleys in its territory, but the amount of ports is even more significant! Dalmatia has more than 350 ports; you can see the territorial breakdowns under the tab above our information section. An archipelago consisting of more than 1200 islands can also be found here. When it comes to cruising, the Dalmatian region offers a lot to explore as well, so we should plan our boat or yacht trip in advance. The list of our boat rentals according to a given region can be found under the tab above our information section.

The most beautiful beaches in Dalmatia

By the beaches of Dalmatia, we also mean the most popular Croatian beaches. Regardless of which region we choose for our holiday, we will definitely find a nice stretch of beach. And if we rent a boat or a yacht, several of these beaches become accessible.

Vela Plaza-Baska:

This is probably the most famous beach all across Croatia. It is located in the southern part of the island Krka. It can be found in a nearly 2 kilometre-wide, secluded bay. The island has gradually deepening waters and a pebbly beach.

The Queen’s Beach – Nin:

Nin is in the northern part of Dalmatia. Its sandy beach has a coastline of about 8 kilometres; the nicest part is at the village called Sabunike. It was named after the wife of the first Croatian king who loved this area above all the other parts of the region.

Punta Rat-Makarska:

This beach is located on the Makarska Riviera in the town of Brela. It was once included in a list of the 10 most beautiful beaches by Forbes magazine. Punta Rat’s speciality lies in its crystal clear water and the thick pine forest surrounding it. It has a pebbly beach that is fairly sandy near the sea.

Lovrecina Bay – Brac Island

The island of Brac can be found in the center of Dalmatia. It is a special spot, as all you can find here is a beach and the remains of a monastery. Its whole coastline is covered by red terrain which paints the water red as well.

Cities in Dalmatia

Beside the beaches, the cities of Dalmatia are also worth visiting. You can find the most popular and diverse cities of Croatia here.

Zadar:

If we are planning on a round-trip, we might want to consider Zadar – the northern bastion of Dalmatia – to be the starting point. We can easily reach several famous sights from here, for instance, the Plitvice Lakes or the Telascica National Park. Along with hiking adventures, it is a good idea to visit the Church of St. Donatus as well, which is the symbol of the city.

Split:

The largest city of Dalmatia. Diocletian’s Palace can be found here; the building is 700 years old and is protected by UNESCO. The city is famous for its beautiful beaches and islands as well. More information about the city of Split.

Trogir:

A small coastal town with a medieval atmosphere, located a few kilometres from Split. You can see traces of the Renaissance era on its buildings, and the city itself has a rich cultural heritage. The main sights are the city walls and the UNESCO protected castle.

Dubrovnik:

One of the main characteristics of the city is the 2 kilometre-long wall that surrounds the whole town. It is often referred to as the city of culture, mainly because of the Dubrovnik Summer Games, taking place on a stage on the 37 meter-high St. Lawrence Fortress. More information about Dubrovnik.

National parks and islands:

The region also has the most wonderful national parks in Croatia. The two most famous ones are the Kornati National Park and the Krka National Park. The Kornati archipelago is amongst the world’s largest island groups. The national park includes almost 140 – mainly uninhabited – islands. The Kornati islands are a must-visit destination in terms of cruising opportunities. The Krka is the most beautiful karstic river in Croatia; the mouth of the river offers an amazing view.

The dalmatian climate

The region has a Mediterranean climate. The summer, which begins in May, is hot and dry. The mean annual temperature is over 15 °C. This means that the Croatian beach will provide a pleasant holiday for the whole year. Still, most tourists visit Dalmatia in June and July, in the middle of summer, and the sunny weather is guaranteed. We will have a pleasant time in August and September as well; the temperature of the sea and the air is still nice, but the beaches are less crowded. Dalmatia weather information.

Rent a boat in Dalmatia

Dalmatia has several ports; whether we prefer a boat or yacht rental, we can arrange a wonderful round-trip. As an ideal trip, we should consider the Trogir-Split-Hvar (including the Pakleni Islands) -Korcula-Dubrovnik route (including Lokrum Island and the Elaphiti Islands). Dalmatia is a real gem in the Adriatic region. There are wonderful beaches, cities with attractive culture and dozens of islands to visit here. It is probably worth organizing a longer trip so that we can explore as much as we can, and have a truly unique experience.
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Weather in Dalmatia

The climate diagrams are based on 30 years of hourly weather model simulations. They give good indications of typical climate patterns and expected conditions (temperature, precipitation, sunshine, and wind). The “mean daily maximum” (solid red line) shows the maximum temperature of an average day for every month for Dalmatia. Likewise, the “mean daily minimum” (solid blue line) shows the average minimum temperature.

Wind rose in Dalmatia
Wind speed in Dalmatia

The wind rose for Dalmatia shows how many hours per year the wind blows from the indicated direction. The diagram for Dalmatia shows the days per month, during which the wind reaches a certain speed.

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Brac sailing itinerary

Day 1. Supetar (Brač-island) – Stomorska (Šolta-island) 16,98 km (10,55 mi), Day 2. Stomorska (Šolta-island) – Vis (Vis-island) 42,07 km (26,14 mi), Day 3. Vis (Vis-island) – Vela Luka (Korčula-island) 44,90 km (27,90 mi), Day 4. Vela Luka (Korčula-island) – Lovište (Pelješac-peninsula) 42,09 km (26,15 mi), Day 5. Lovište (Pelješac-peninsula) – Sućuraj (Hvar-island) 22,07 km (13,72 mi), Day 6. Sućuraj (Hvar-island) – Sumartin (Brač-island) 32,84 km (20,41 mi), Day 7. Sumartin (Brač-island) – Pučišća (Brač-island) – Supetar (Brač-island) 39,31 km (24,42 mi)
Supetar sailing tour
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Hvar island sailing itinerary

Day 1. Stari Grad (Mooring Bouys) – Bol 15,59 km (9,69 mi), Day 2. Bol – Sućuraj 47,28 km (29,38 mi), Day 3. Sućuraj – Lovište 22,07 km (13,72 mi), Day 4. Lovište – Vela Luka 42,09 km (26,15 mi), Day 5. Vela Luka – Komiža 57,84 km (35,94 mi), Day 6. Komiža – St. Klement-island (ACI Marina Palmižana) 37,11 km (23,06 mi), Day 7. St Klement-island (ACI Marina Palmižana) – HvarStari Grad (Mooring Bouys) 26,96 km (16,75 mi)
Stari Grad sailing itinerary
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Vis island sailing itinerary

Day 1. Komiža – Vis (Marina Vis) 19,71 km (12,25 mi), Day 2. Vis (Marina Vis) – Stari Grad(Mooring Bouys) 36,41 km (22,62 mi), Day 3. Stari Grad (Mooring Bouys) – Bol 15,59 km (9,69 mi), Day 4. Bol – Sućuraj 47,28 km (29,38 mi), Day 5. Sućuraj – Lovište 22,07 km (13,72 mi), Day 6. Lovište – Vela Luka 42,09 km (26,15 mi), Day 7. Vela Luka – Biševo-island – Komiža 65,12 km (40,43 mi)
Komiza sailing itinerary
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Dubrovnik sailing itinerary

Day 1. Dobrovnik – Lopud 13.65 km (8.48 mi), Day 2. Lopud – Vieste (Italy) 170.26 km (105.79 mi), Day 3. Vieste – Manfredonia 42.31 km (26.29 mi), Day 4. Manfredonia – Barletta 47.31 km (29.40 mi), Day 5. Barletta – Molfetta 28.78 km (17.88 mi), Day 6. Molfetta – Bari 24.96 km (15.51 mi), Day 7. Bari – Bar (Montenegro) 213.70 km (132.79 mi), Day 8. Bar – Budva 29.02 km (18.03 mi), Day 9. Budva – Herceg Novi 35,62 km (22,13 mi), Day 10. Herceg Novi – Kotor 25.58 km (15.90 mi), Day 11. Kotor – Cavtat 65.19 km (40.51 mi), Day 12. Cavtat – Sobra 54.16 km (33.65 mi), Day 13. Sobra – Ston 27.46 km (17.06 mi),Day 14. Ston – Koločep – Dobrovnik 39.50 km (24.54 mi).14 days sailing plan in Dubrovnik
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Makarka sailing itinerary

Day 1. Makarska – Omiš 31.86 km (19.80 mi), Day 2. Omiš – Kaštel Gomilica 29.28 km (18.20 mi), Day 3. Kastel Gomilica – Stari Grad (Hvar Island) 46.91 km (29.15 mi), Day 4. Stari Grad (Hvar Island) – Vis (Vis Island) 40.14 km (24.94 mi), Day 5. Vis (Vis Island) – Vela Luka (Korčula Island) 44.90 km (27.90 mi), Day 6. Vela Luka (Korčula Island) – Sucuraj (Hvar Island) 57.24 km (35.57 mi), Day 7. Sucuraj (Hvar Island) – Sumartin (Brač Island) – Makarska 46.94 km (29.17 mi)
Makarska sailing
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Split sailing itinerary

Day 1. Split (ACI Marina) – Kaštel Gomilica 9,73 km (6,04 mi), Day 2. Kaštel Gomilica – Trogir (ACI Marina) 15.47 km (9.62 mi), Day 3. Trogir (ACI Marina) – Primosten 38,16 (23,71 mi), Day 4. Primosten -Vis (Vis-island) 65,08 (40,44 mi), Day 5. Vis (Vis-island) – Stari Grad (Hvar-island) 40,14 km (24,94 mi), Day 6. Stari Grad (Hvar-island) – Sumartin (Brač-island) 37,74 km (23,45 mi), Day 7. Sumartin (Brač-island) – Supetar (Brač-island) – Split (ACI Marina) 52,90 km (32,87 mi).
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Trogir sailing itinerary

Day 1. Trogir (ACI Marina) – Drvenik Veli 13,59 km (8,44 mi), Day 2. Drvenik Veli-island – Primosten 27,80 km (17,27 mi), Day 3. Primosten – Murter-island (Marina Hramina) 43,78 km (27,20 mi), Day 4. Murter-island (Marina Hramina) – Žirje-island 25,32 km (15,73 mi), Day 5. Žirje-island – Rogač (Šolta-island) 63,39 km (39,39 mi), Day 6. Rogač (Šolta-island) – Pučišća (Catering Pipo) 38,09 km (23,67 mi) Day 7. Pučišća (Catering Pipo) – Split (ACI Marina) – Trogir (ACI Marina) 58,54 km (36,37 mi)
Sailing itinerary Trogir
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