It's usually a choice. Do you choose a destination with history, culture and natural beauty or do you go for sun, sea and a laid-back island atmosphere? Here it's both—the ideal blend of "enlightenment" and relaxation. When you come to the Dalmatian Coast, get set to enjoy two of the best vacations you've ever had.
1 Get to know Dubrovnik, a fortified city with old-world architecture and rich traditions | A path along rolling hills seduces with stunning views—ocean on one side, mountains on the other | Join the Brautovic family in their tiny village for a home-cooked meal from their garden—even the bread and wine are homemade.
2-3 Hike along the Peljeac Peninsula, passing hamlets and vineyards | Stroll in Korčula Town, one of Eastern Europe's best-preserved medieval centers | Trek to a remote swimming spot hidden in Stracincica Bay | Sunny Hvar, here we come! During our sail, you may be inspired to jump in.
4 Walk along a coastal path amid jagged cliffs with sapphire sea views | In the romantic fishing village of Milna, savor garden-grown vegetables at a local home | Care for some lively nightlife? Hit the town in chic and popular Hvar.
5 Boat to quiet Brač Island, known since ancient times for its milky-white marble | Hike through pine forest and past secluded bays to Blaca Hermitage, a 16th-century monastery and World Heritage site | Fuel up with lamb, fresh salad and dried figs served by a local shepherd | Sail to the bustling port city of Split.
6 Explore Diocletian's Palace, a massive 4th-century complex and Split's living heart | Enjoy a guided walk through this World Heritage site.