Dalmatian Coast holidays

Look forward to spectacular scenery, stunning beaches and glorious weather on your holiday to the Dalmatian Coast. If you're after a relaxing break in the sun then you’re going to the right place, although there’s plenty of fun activities to keep you occupied away from the crystal clear waters of the Adriatic Sea.

Things to do

The Dalmatian Coast has a number of interesting cities which are perfect for exploring. Head to Split and discover the secrets of Diocletian’s Palace, or climb Marjan Hill for breathtaking views back down over the city and out across the shimmering Adriatic. The historic old town of Zadar is a must-stop before settling down on one of the beaches close to the city centre for an afternoon in the warm Mediterranean sun. Dubrovnik meanwhile is a beautiful city full of interesting history and vibrant culture.

Bathed in natural beauty, the Dalmatian Coast encourages you to spend lots of time outdoors. Whether you’re relaxing on the beach or exploring the pretty Krka National Park with its picturesque waterfalls and sparkling lakes, you’ll love this part of Croatia. If you’re feeling adventurous, go hiking along the Biokovo mountain range, and don’t forget to take your camera.

A visit to its islands is an absolute must on your holiday to the Dalmatian Coast. Take a boat trip from places like Split and Dubrovnik, and set sail to islands such as Brac, Hvar and Korcula. Discover idyllic beaches and breathtaking coastlines as you make the most of this picture-perfect parts of Croatia.

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Get ready for long, hot summers along the Dalmatian Coast. This part of Croatia sees the warmest temperatures and extended sunlight hours between the months of June and September. Winters can be a little on the chilly side, especially in January and February.

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Split Airport (SPU) is the best choice for visiting the Dalmatian Coast and is now considered Croatia’s most important airport.

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Nature lovers: The Dalmatian Coast is a sight to behold with its green mountain backdrop and offshore islands, not forgetting its national parks. Those looking to cool off should hit Krka National Park, where a cluster of waterfalls cascade into a pool of emerald waters.  

Water babies: Island hopping is a must during your time along the Dalmatian Coast, and what better way to get there than by kayak? Or, if you’ve got plenty of stamina, there are a few strips of land that you can swim to.

History enthusiasts: Home to some of the best-preserved Medieval structures in Europe, you’ll find ancient wonders at every turn. Split will wow you with its white stone palace, while the walled city of Dubrovnik has been recognised by UNESCO. 

Fast facts for Dalmatian Coast

Language: The official language is Croatian. English and German are the most common second languages, but that doesn’t mean everyone will speak English fluently. We suggest you have some basic phrases ready in case you need to use them. 

Currency: The Croatian Kuna is the currency in Croatia. 

Local time: The Dalmatian Coast is an hour ahead of GMT/UK time.

Fly to: Split Airport (SPU) is found 25 kilometres west of Split. There are also plenty of buses outside the main building for those heading further afield. 

Flight time from UK: 3 hours

Tourist Information: Further tourist information can be found at Croatia’s tourism website.

Visa / Health: Before you travel, check the latest advice from the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office.

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For up-to-date advice on travelling to Dalmatian Coast, please visit the FCDO website.

Dalmatian Coast weather

The Dalmatian Coast is a fantastic holiday destination at any time of the year. Known for its ancient Roman ruins, scenic beaches and warm climate, the Dalmatian Coast has a lot to offer holidaymakers.

Days along the Dalmatian Coast are mild during the winter, but it can get quite chilly at night. It’s also one of the wettest seasons of the year, so you’ll need to pack warm layers and waterproof clothing if you’re planning to visit between December and February.

Spring brings warmer weather and temperatures, which often reach up to 20°C in May. The good weather is perfect for relaxing on the beach and the region is generally quieter and more laid-back in spring than summer, so you’ll enjoy fewer crowds on the beach and at the local attractions.

Autumn is mild at the beginning, with temperatures warm enough to hit the beach and enjoy a refreshing swim along the coastline. It gradually gets colder towards winter though and November has an average temperature of just 8°C.

Dalmatian Coast weather is warm and sunny in summer with sizzling highs of 30°C and 12 hours of glorious sunshine each day.
 

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