South Dalmatia is the southernmost part of Croatia which stretches from Makarska riviera all the way down to the border with Montenegro. This region almost has no hinterland but has one of the most beautiful shorelines in Europe - grey coastal mountains are situated in the background of lush seaboard green ribbon of palms and olive trees while deep blue sea stretches as far as the eye can see.
This region is rich in historical heritage, untouched and preserved nature, beautiful landscapes, crystal clear sea, cultural attractions, delicious food and excellent wines. Dubrovnik is South Dalmatia’s capital, well known all over the world. The world-famous fortification towers and stone walls surround the old city that stands under the protection of UNESCO since 1979. This area has a lot more to offer than just one amazing ancient city. Undoubtedly, this is the region with so many breathtaking landscapes that will amaze you no matter where in South Dalmatia you will be staying so do not miss to see fascinating subterranean caves, white cliffs, lush forests of National Park Mljet, arboretum in Trsteno, mouth of the Neretva River, Gulf of Mali Ston, Lokrum (special forest reserve under the protection of UNESCO), small lake Mrtvo More and many more… Besides natural attractions, this area can also offer you adventurous holidays with lot of happenings and events in the bigger cities. If you are staying in South Dalmatia you are in a good position for a trip to the nearby Bosnia and Herzegovina (Mostar, Medjugorje).
When it comes to gastronomy of this region, its cuisine is like cuisine in other Dalmatian regions which means it is typical Mediterranean cuisine based on fresh products and lots of vegetables. Typical dessert of this area is rozata from Dubrovnik, it is a pudding-like dessert made with milk, eggs and sugar flavored with local liqueur Rozalin. It is baked in a dish covered with caramel, so the result is a delicious pudding with caramel topping. If you are a fan of fish and sea food, then a trip to Dalmatia should be high on your list. Wine lovers should seek out South Dalmatian wines.