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Dalmatian Coast

Stretching across the edge of Croatia’s Adriatic coastline, the Dalmatian Coast reveals some of Europe’s most glorious beaches. Start your adventure in Split, a UNESCO-listed city of sights and museums before treating yourself to a day trip or two to nearby seaside towns and quaint islands.

Head south of Split to find the Makarska Riviera, where stunning pine-edged beaches will take your breath away, before discovering more about Croatian culture by heading on to the towns of Brelia, Tucepi and Zivogosce with their coves, bays and clear waters.

 

What you’ll love most about the Dalmatian Coast

  • Explore the ancient streets of Dubrovnik’s Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its well-preserved medieval architecture, charming alleys, and historic landmarks like the city walls, Rector’s Palace, and Sponza Palace
  • Step back in time at Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the world’s most impressive Roman monuments, with its ancient walls, narrow streets, and historic landmarks like the Peristyle, Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and Temple of Jupiter
  • Visit the island of Hvar, known for its stunning beaches, vibrant nightlife, and historic towns like Hvar Town and Stari Grad, as well as attractions like the Spanish Fortress and the UNESCO-listed Stari Grad Plain
  • Discover the island of Korčula, believed to be the birthplace of Marco Polo, with its medieval walled town, Venetian architecture, and historic landmarks like the Cathedral of St. Mark and the Marco Polo House, as well as sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters
  • Explore the historic city of Šibenik, with its picturesque waterfront, medieval fortresses, and UNESCO-listed St. James Cathedral, as well as nearby attractions like Krka National Park and the Kornati Islands National Park
  • Experience the beauty of Zadar, with its Roman ruins, medieval churches, and contemporary art installations like the Sea Organ and the Greeting to the Sun, as well as nearby attractions like the Plitvice Lakes National Park and the Paklenica National Park

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Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

  • 12℃
  • 13℃
  • 14℃
  • 17℃
  • 21℃
  • 25℃
  • 29℃
  • 28℃
  • 25℃
  • 21℃
  • 17℃
  • 14℃
  • 13
  • 13
  • 11
  • 10
  • 10
  • 6
  • 4
  • 3
  • 7
  • 11
  • 16
  • 15

Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.

Rainfall

When to Visit

Below gives you information and a rating of the best time of year to visit.

January

Due to the low temperatures and the majority of bars, restaurants and hotels closed, we do not recommend a beach holiday during this month.

February

Due to the low temperatures and the majority of bars, restaurants and hotels closed, we do not recommend a beach holiday during this month.

March

Due to the low temperatures and the majority of bars, restaurants and hotels closed, we do not recommend a beach holiday during this month.

April

Due to the low temperatures and the majority of bars, restaurants and hotels closed, we do not recommend a beach holiday during this month.

May

May marks the start of the holiday season. Bars, restaurants and hotels open their doors, temperatures rise above 20 degrees and fewer tourists means this is a fantastic month for a spring time beach holiday. What’s more, there are usually great value offers to be had from tour operators and hotels.

June

As temperatures start to rise, the holiday season is well underway. This is the perfect month for those wanting a Summer break before the schools break up for holidays.

July

As schools break up and the destination experiences some of the best weather. This is a fantastic time to travel so special offers are becoming limited - book early if you have specific holiday needs.

August

Schools out for the Summer and the weather is perfect for beach holidays. There are little or no deals available during this period and popular hotels are likely to become booked out.

September

As schools return, the crowds reduce making September a great time to sit back and relax on the beach. Special offers return as familes are unable to travel during this period.

October

The temperatures start to drop but it's the perfect time to grab a beach holiday away from the crowds and to take advantage of any special offers.

November

Due to the low temperatures and the majority of bars, restaurants and hotels closed, we do not recommend a beach holiday during this month.

December

Due to the low temperatures and the majority of bars, restaurants and hotels closed, we do not recommend a beach holiday during this month.

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Explore is a global adventure travel company with 40 years’ experience in providing exciting and authentic travel experiences. With over 350 trips in around 100 countries, Explore’s expertly crafted itineraries combined with award-winning tour leaders, small group sizes and a commitment to responsible travel ensure unforgettable travel experiences in extraordinary destinations.

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“At Just You, we’ve been crafting worldwide touring holidays specifically for solo travellers for over 20 years. There’s so much included in our tours: flights, accommodation (own rooms are guaranteed) and all breakfasts. We pack in amazing experiences, as well as free time to relax and explore. With expert Holiday Directors, we’re there for you throughout your trip.”

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Riviera Travel is the UK’s leading luxury river cruise & tour company with over 38 years’ experience in crafting worldwide tours, luxury river cruises, rail holidays and UK tours. Their commitment to quality & thoughtfulness has earned them a coveted Which? recommendation.

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SPL Villas has curated a collection of beautiful villas within the most sought-after destinations across the Mediterranean. Family run, SPL Villas aim to truly look after their customers, by offering a full Covid-19 refund policy, independent financial protection, low deposits, and an unrivalled personal service.

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