Among the many stylish villas along this stretch of coast around Dubrovnik, few match the gorgeous setting and sumptuousness of Vila Ruza. The real joy of this villa is the generous amount of elegant living space, and from the long terraces, unrivalled views of the harbor and the offshore islands. Designed in classic Mediterranean style inside and out, wander through the fragrant gardens to the fairy-tale viewing pavilion, perfectly placed for the sunset hour when the golden glow lights up the walls of the ancient city in the distance.
Easily the most famous feature of Dubrovnik, the stone fortification, complete with watchtowers, juts defiantly into the ocean. Take in the breathtaking views of the Adriatic and the islands beyond.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Diocletians Palace in the city of Split, is really a city within a city. Begun in the year 295 the palace is now a commercial and residential hub of the city. Wander the ancient streets and take in the diverse architecture. In the evening as the sun descends enjoy a quiet romantic drink surrounded by these ancient Roman ruins.
With hundreds of islands dotting the Dalmation Coast you will find whatever you seek from secluded beaches to lush forests to vibrant nightlife. Whether you take an organised boat tour or make your own way in a kayak, the islands will cater to your every desire.
The islands of Vis, Hvar and Korčula along the Dalmatian coast boast a history of wine dating back 2,500 years ago. Many of the traditional grape varieties still survive and modern day winemakers are producing some outstanding wines in this country from the islands to the northern region of Istria on the mainland. Plan on visiting and tasting the likes of Babić, Malvazija, Pošip and Plavac on your holiday.
Fans of the popular Game of Thrones will enjoy one of the many tours that visit the various sites used in the filming of the series. Several excursions can be found in Split, Dubrovnik and numerous other sites along the coast.
All along the coast history buffs will find numerous sites to quench their curiousity on the ancient past of the region. Indulge in roman ruins, medieval castles, fortresses and monastaries.
Take a wild speedboat ride up the Cetina river and canyon and reward yourself with pulsepounding zipline ride.
Sail the harbours and islands in a 16th century Karakas. This replica ship is complete with masts, sails and even cannons to ward off pirates!
Surround yourself in glimmering iridescent blue light on a boat tour of The Blue Cave on Bisevo Island. Although swimming is not allowed in the cave, the sight is unparalelled and most tours offer numerous snorkelling and swimming stops along the way.
It is worthwhile to take the time to visit the two National Parks in the Dalmatian region. Both Plitvice National Park and Krka National Park offer various tours where you can take in watersports, scenic hiking trails and swim underneath breathtaking waterfalls.
The Sea Organ in Zadar is a series of steps that descend into the Adriatic Sea. The waves and the wind create oddly beautiful notes through a series of whistles built into the marble structure. Only steps away is The Sun Salutation, a series of LED lights and solar cells that light up at night to create a stunning display.