It was not easy to select just 30 things to do as Dalmatia is so rich in cultural attractions, dramatic landscapes and adventure sports activities. What I’ve come up with is a ‘best of’ in an attempt to cover a decent range with something to appeal to everyone.
Firstly, I’ve included the must-do attractions for first time visitors – Dubrovnik City Walls, Diocletian’s Palace in Split, and the charming medieval fortified old towns of Korčula and Hvar.
Several lesser known attractions have also made it into my top 30 – places that reflect contemporary culture in the region, such as the Gallery of Fine Arts in Split and War Photo Limited in Dubrovnik.
Beaches of course get a showing here and I’ve chosen 10, ranging from chi-chi beach clubs in Dubrovnik and Hvar, to family beaches on Korcula and Brač, and isolated nudist beaches on the tiny islands of Lopud and Proizd.
I’ve also included several of Dalmatia’s top adventure sports and the ideal venues to try them – Rafting on the River Cetina, Sea kayaking from Dubrovnik, sailing and Scuba diving from Hvar, Windsurfing off Brač and Hiking on Mount Biokovo .