Blue sea, lots of sun, heavenly beaches and thousands of islands
Croatia is a country with more than a thousand islands, and Dalmatia is its flagship with countless possibilities when it comes to sailing. The crystal blue sea of Central Dalmatia is a global tourist hit, as is the untouched nature where dense pine forests intertwine with pebble or sandy beaches.
Split, a Mediterranean harbor city, will be the starting point for your sea activities. From Split, set sail for the Dalmatian islands of Brač, Hvar, Šolta or Vis, or just explore the coast from the open sea.
Hedonists will enjoy the port and pier infrastructure, authentic Mediterranean gastronomy, blue sky, sun and silence of the open sea. Adventurers will long remember trips to unexplored caves, diving and discovering wild beaches, caves and glades.
And we have something for those who may not want to sail, but are looking for an adrenaline rush. You will find something for yourself on most of the beaches in Dalmatia. Whether it’s jet-skiing, fishing, sea paragliding or kayaking and pedal boating.
Sail into your safe
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Don’t know from where to set sail,
Discover Šolta, an island of wilderness and unreal beauty with countless peaceful bays. Be sure not to miss exploring Brač either, the island of stone and olive oil, and then sail away to Hvar, the sunniest island on the Mediterranean with over 2.700 hours of sunshine per year. Feel the authentic vibe of Vis, mystical island that carefully “preserves” the Mediterranean as it once was nurturing the autochthonous Dalmatian way of life. Explore its impressive military history and find out why was island isolated from the public for half a century.
Let yourself go
If you don’t have your own vessel, but you want to get to know all the charms of the Adriatic, you can rent a boat or even go on a cruise led by experts according to your or a predetermined program.
The sea and seafaring are woven into the soul of Dalmatia, and nautical history begins more than 2,000 years ago in Central Dalmatia. Throughout the Split-Dalmatia County, there are hidden underwater treasures that reveal the rich and diverse history of this climate, which has left its mark on the culture of Dalmatia in numerous spheres. Explore more in the Split-Dalmatia Underwater Heritage brochure
Croatia can boast with one of the cleanest seas. By traveling through these beautiful regions, we encourage sustainable tourism in order to preserve the beauty of the Adriatic for future generations. We are committed to preserving the cleanliness of our sea, and we invite you to travel responsibly and enjoy the beauty of Dalmatia, preserving it for future visitors.
In partnership with Green Sail, which works closely with nautical tourism service providers to drive mass solutions to sustainability issues, we encourage preservation of our natural heritage. Through education, hands-on programs and its network of partners and members, the Green Sail movement promotes the concept of sustainable eco-tourism to protect the seas and oceans we rely on so much.
What is VEF – Vessel Environmental Footprint (VEF) is a vessel rating system that measures emissions and sustainability measures on board
You want to discover how to sail sustainably, you want to go on an eco-tour or you want to participate in clean-up actions, find out more at Green Sail
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on the sea
The Dalmatian coast and islands are the most beautiful scenery for dancing ships at sea. Participate and/or experience regattas in Dalmatia.
More than 50 regattas are expected in Central Dalmatia during 2024, intended for those who just want to experience sailing for the first time, up to recreational and professional competitors. Feel the charms and scenes in a unique way, enjoying the scenes of the ship’s sails driven by the winds and the blue sea.
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Everyone has a different idea of how they want to spend their holiday.
All year round
Preseason and postseason offer unique opportunities for tourists to experience a destination beyond the peak crowds.
Enjoy Central Dalmatia right before the heat of the Summer and miss the crowds. The preseason is the perfect time to visit Dalmatia. The early bird gets the worm!
The postseason in Central Dalmatia is by no means the end of the Summer. The temperature remains comfortable until November, perfect for extending your stay!