Just mentioning the word ‘Croatia’ is enough to stir up images of a country steeped in culture with transparent aquamarine seas, white sandy beaches, unbeatable coastal scenery and a glorious Mediterranean climate. Turn those images into reality with Private Villas, where we offer some of the best villas to rent in the four most popular destinations including Hvar, Brac, Split and the Dalmatian Coast.
Journey Through the Dalmatian Coast
The Dalmatian Coast stretches from the island of Rab in the north to the Bay of Kotor in the south including Dubrovnik, Hvar, Korčula and Split. The name is derived from an Illyrian tribe called the Dalmatae who lived in the area thousands of years ago.
Highlights of the Dalmatian Coast
Aside from the popular areas of Dubrovnik, Hvar, Korčula, Brac and Split there are some other highlights that are not to be missed.
Visit Plitvice and Krka National Parks and enjoy the spectacular scenery and impressive waterfalls or the impressive Dinara mountains. One of the most beautiful places to visit on the Dalmatian Coast is the 22-mile long Omis Riviera. The town of Omis itself is an easy day trip from Split built originally at the foot of the Dinara mountains. The small fortified old town is distinctive because of the huge stone rocks that hang over the town and the river. It was the home of the infamous, dangerous Otis Pirates who were active in the thirteen century. Also not to be missed is the awe-inspiring Waterfall Gubavica, the scenery around Matokit and Kamen Brela (the Brela Stone), a small rock island just off the main beach in Brela.