Dalmatia is known as the most beautiful part of the country. Apart from a few hundred kilometers of the Adriatic beach Dalmatia has a very picturesque backcountry where travelers come for hiking and trekking and it is also possible to explore Dalmatia and its picturesque countryside by bike. Dalmatia has a colourful past with the Romans, Byzantines, Turks and Austrians all of whom left their heritage in the area. The population of Croatia is therefore also very multicultural.
Emperor Diocletian under whose reign the empire was stabilized again even moved his residence to Dalmatia. His monumental imperial palace occupies today a still a large part of the old town of Split, where you can also find one of the oldest archaeological museums in Europe. Split is now a young, modern city with a rich cultural heritage, many nice pubs and cafes and impressive monuments from more than 1500 years ago.
The old town of Dubrovnik was badly damaged at the beginning of the 90s, but now it is restored and the old town was recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage site several years ago. Dubrovnik presents itself today as a huge open-air museum with a rich cultural life and many interesting shops, pubs and cafes.
There are very many sights worth seeing in Dalmatia. A holiday in private apartments in Dalmatia is certainly the best alternative for people who prefer to compile their own day trips and want to have a little contact with locals. The hospitality of Dalmatia is perhaps a reason to come back sometime soon during the holidays.