The Dalmatian coast is integral to Croatia’s cultural identity and heritage, and has been an important Mediterranean passage since the age of the Romans. This remarkable timeline is evident in the region’s string of fascinating historic sites, many of which have received World Heritage-listed status on account of their enduring cultural significance.
During our The Islands of Dalmatia itinerary, you’ll discover the rich history of the coast, from a visit to the exquisite St Stephen’s Cathedral on the historic island of Hvar, to a walking tour of Dubrovnik’s World Heritage-listed Old Town in the company of an expert local guide. The cultural immersion continues on the beautiful isle of Brač, where an EmeraldPLUS experience in Pučišća lets you uncover Croatia’s rich legacy of stonemasonry.
As you negotiate the islands and mainland of Dalmatia, you’ll discover rich traditions and customs which have played a part in local Croatian life for centuries. Sample the country’s esteemed viticulture on the Pelješac peninsula, revel in the Venetian-influenced café culture of Korčula, and marvel at the splendour of Krka National Park – Croatia’s most precious and historic landscape.