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 Discover Dubrovnik, an architectural masterpiece and World Heritage site with 82-foot-high fortified walls A path along rolling hills and past cypress trees seduces you with stunning views—ocean on one side, mountains on the other Join the Brautovic family in their tiny village for a home-cooked meal with ingredients from their garden—even the bread and wine are homemade.
2-3 Island-hop in the sun-drenched Adriatic Hike along the Peljeac Peninsula, passing hamlets and vineyards Stroll in Korčula Town, one of Eastern Europe's best-preserved medieval centers and a reputed home of Marco Polo Trek to the secluded swimming oasis of Stracincica Bay Sunny Hvar, here we come! During our sail, you may be inspired to jump into the refreshing waters.
4 Walk along a coastal path amid jagged cliffs with sapphire sea views In the romantic fishing village of Milna, savor garden-grown vegetables and other delights 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 sheep pastures and cypress forests Visit to the Blaca Hermitage, a 16th-century monastery and World Heritage site Fuel up with lamb, fresh salad and dried figs served by a local shepherd Our path leads to Vidova Gora, the highest peak in the Adriatic Islands Gaze out on the Golden Cape, jutting dramatically into the sea.
6 Explore Diocletian's Palace, a massive marble and granite complex built by Roman Emperor Diocletian in the 4th century Today this stunning World Heritage site is Split's living heart and the perfect place for a guided morning walk.