South Dalmatia

South Dalmatia

As a tourist region, South Dalmatia stretches from Baćina Lakes through the Croatian South to Cavtat, Konavle, and Prevlaka. The region is characterized by a mild Mediterranean climate with nice sunsets. The coast, particularly rugged, offers several coves with beautiful sandy or pebbly beaches.

South Dalmatia
South Dalmatia

Dubrovnik is the center of gravity for the Dubrovnik - Neretva counties which cover an area of more than 1700 square kilometers.

Pelješac Peninsula has more than 350 square kilometers of green landscape that will connect to the mainland with the under-construction new Pelješac bridge. Pelješac offers unforgettable landscapes, the best varieties of world-recognized wine from the traditional Dingač and Postup grapes. The best locations for the grape vineyards of Pelješac wines are the southern slopes of the peninsula, east of Orebić. Another attraction of the Pelješac peninsula is the small town of Ston, famous for the breeding of mussels, and the traditional salt making process, similar to Nin near Zadar. There you can easily have a taste of fresh and salty mussels, enjoy the gastronomic delicates of the area combined with exquisite wines.

Why not walk the walls of Ston rampart, built in the 14th century?

Travel to the green island of Korčula, densely populated with more than 17,000 people living and working there. There are daily ferries to Split, Dubrovnik, and other ports. Korčula’s old center has a movie-like a medieval setting, again rich with history carved in every corner and paved in every stone. Its port and the old walls proudly greet sailors when sailing into the very busy Korčula Marina. Korčula city is known as the birthplace of the great traveler Marco Polo. During the summer you can witness traditional performances of Moreska, originating from North Africa.

Locals of Korčula say that even during the busy season, the sea is so clear and clean, one can enjoy its benefits and have a swim under the old walls on a city beach, just after morning coffee.

The National Park of Mljet Island is twenty-four miles southwest of Dubrovnik. It is green and wild and has two saltwater lakes, dense pine forests, and a Benedictine monastery on St. Mary’s Island in the center of the Park. Legend says that the Greek hero Odysseus fell under the spell of the nymph Calypso and lived there for several years. Expect profound peace, quiet and unbelievable beauty when sailing into Mljet National Park, a precious green stone of South Dalmatia.

Dubrovnik, the crown of medieval Dalmatian architecture, once was the heart and soul of the old Dubrovnik Republic that bloomed in the 14th and 15th centuries and kept its independence long after. The city, to this day called Grad, was a very important Mediterranean merchant harbor, with a fleet of over 700 sailing ships. While strolling the main Dubrovnik polished stone street of Stradun you experience its glorious history and magnificent architecture. Nearby, the walls of Fort Lovrijenac stand on a steep gorge, thirty-seven meters above the sea - looking at the famous archipelago of Elefiti islands. Dubrovnik was recently a movie set for a famous Game of Throne’s film feature serial.

This unique archipelago consists of thirteen islands, only Koločep, Lopud, and Šipan are inhabited.

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