On the high seas, a paradise called Islands of Southern Dalmatia awaits you with its natural beauty and historic islands, a place full of incomparable magic shown through its blue seas, green vegetations, and constructions along the coast that results in an unforgettable sight.
The Croatian coast is full of islands so beautiful that choosing which ones to visit can be a difficult decision. Located in Croatia, the Southern Dalmatian Islands can be visited from the coastal city of Split, where from the start of the tour you will have access to hidden coves with stunning blue waters, small marinas practically unreachable from the land and ancient ports laden with history.
With its countless islands and islets, whatever the chosen area, you will find clear waters and idyllic landscapes that make these islands a particularly attractive place. Along with wonderful beaches, some natural and others arranged, beautiful coastal cities such as Zadar, Šibenik, Trogir, Split and Dubrovnik, the Croatian coast has earned the name of the pearl of the Adriatic.
Some of the most fascinating places!
The Southern Dalmatia Islands extend through the southern part of the Croatian coastline. Dubrovnik, known for its ramparts, is the main tourist center of this region. The Neretva River with its mouth, and the National Park of the island of Mljet stand out among its natural beauties.
But definitely the Croatian Adriatic crown is the city of Dubrovnik, surrounded by medieval walls, it is a city that you simply must not forget to visit during your navigation to the south. The exploration of this area leads to the Elafiti Islands, the National Park of Mljet, the greenest island on the eastern Adriatic coast. With its unique lakes, and historical heritage, it is considered a paradise of Croatian wine.
On the high seas, there is also the nature park of Lastovo, the most remote Croatian inhabited island, known for its fishing and where you can enjoy fresh fish and especially lobsters.
A small hill also gives stunning views at dawn, with only a population of just over 3,600 inhabitants, Vis is one of the most remote islands of the Croatian coast. Its largest cities are Vis to the east, and Komiza to the west, places where the best way to get to know the island and its beaches is by sailing and diving in its crystal clear waters.
Exploring the island is a unique experience, as there are a series of small coves and simple farms, which imbue the place with beautiful scenery and incredible views of the sea. Biševo is another charming place, famous for its Blue Cave: when the sun shines through its first submarine entrance, it creates a bright, aquamarine light. From here you’ll be taken by the small boats into a second entrance, almost impossibly small, and you will be met by darkness, but then you will be surrounded by a sparkling blue
Lastovo is one of the most pristine of the outer islands of South Dalmatia, located on a steep hill 3 km from Zaklopatica. It has few tourist facilities, but in the small natural harbor of Zaklopatica, a network of houses of the XV and XVI centuries, with elevated chimneys, are mixed in a labyrinth of narrow alleys that disperse down the hillside.
The island of Korcula is one of the greenest islands of the Adriatic Sea, hosting vineyards and olive trees. It’s made up of small beaches and quiet caves on its south coast. To others, this island is famous because its citizens say that the famous Marco Polo was born here, and it is also reported that the hero Antenor got his status in Korcula.
There are many historical sights to see on the Dalmatian Islands. Passing through its more than 1,000 islands, it has over than 6,000 kilometers where the diversity of its beaches is absolutely incredible, there are beaches to practice water sports, nudist beaches, Sandy beaches, family beaches and many more, but without a doubt being able to explore by boat or yacht gives you the freedom to go to incredible places that are far from the tourist destinations.
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