Why those in the know are going to Central Dalmatia this summer

The Journals of Lewis and Clark by Bernard DeVoto - Museum of the Mountain Man

There is a place where islands bask in brilliant sunshine and the charming squares of ancient towns drip with vibrant flowers. 

Where brooding mountains invite you to explore endless trails and the Mediterranean climate ripens grapes for wine, olives for silky oils and the vegetables on your plate. 

This is , the beating heart of the Adriatic.

During the balmy heat of summer, you can explore UNESCO towns and Roman ruins, or simply cool off with a swim in hidden coves and bays. 

Dalmatia is a land of variation and surprise, offering a glimpse into over 2,000 years of culture, a wealth of natural beauty and a patchwork history interlaced with the stunning blues of the Adriatic and emeralds of the hinterland. 

No wonder those in the know are choosing Central Dalmatia for a sunshine break with a difference.

Explore the best beaches

Beautiful beaches abound on the Markaraska Riviera

Found between the fragrant pine forests and the azure waters of the Adriatic south of Split, the endless beaches of the Markaraska Riviera are framed by the magnificent Biokovo mountain range and best enjoyed with a walk along the beautiful waterfront promenade.Here, secret coves provide moments of tranquillity, and unspoilt nature abounds in the dramatic coastal landscape.

On Brač Island, swimming lessons take place in the calm and clear waters of Martinica Beach, sheltered by a 15th-century Dominican Monastery.Scuba diving, fishing and sailing expeditions depart from the four pebble beaches of Molva town. 

In the south of the island, Blaca cove provides a serene sanctuary surrounded by dense forest and deep blue water; the perfect location for an historical cave monastery.

The Golden Horn peninsular on Brač Island

Savour the cultural cuisine

Often considered to be one of the healthiest cuisines in the world, Croatian dishes have stood the test of time

Dining in the heartland of Croatia offers much more than a burst of energy to get you through your next adventure. 

These lands are a haven of exquisite dishes, with abundant fish, the freshest greens and the various aromatic herbs providing everything needed to have you coming back for seconds. Often considered to be one of the healthiest cuisines in the world, from the blackened squid ink risotto to cured pork, these dishes have stood the test of time.

One such dish is Soparnik of the hinterland, a savoury pie-like dish whose recipe has remained unchanged since the time of the Ottomans in Croatia. This light dish is best paired with another of Dalmatia’s most beloved products, a full-bodied red wine.

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With over 100 grape varieties don’t leave without trying a glass or two of Dalmatian wine

With over 100 grape varieties, rocky soil, some of the best oak forests in the world from which to make the heavy wine barrels, and more than half of the population involved in some aspect of the winemaking tradition, don’t leave Dalmatia without trying a bottle or two.

Whether it’s sunning on tranquil beaches, experiencing vibrant citie

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