So what's the appeal, you may ask? The landscape, for starters. This is the most stunning coastline in Europe: a mix of craggy bluffs, limpid bays, hidden coves and beautiful beaches, olive groves, vineyards, and forests of pine and cypress, wealth of scenery and scents.
Remarkably well preserved ancient towns, from over 2.000 years ago, hold vivid examples of Greek, Roman, Venetian, and Slavic architecture. Roman Emperor Diocletian's palace inhabited for over 1.700 years.
The yachting and sailing scene here rivals any other, with hundreds of larger or smaller ports and dozens of marinas and countless natural inlets scattered across a thousand islands.
Dalmatian cuisine consisting of superb fresh shrimp, fish, oysters and octopus along with increasingly renowned wines compares favorably to Italian cooking, here risotto becomes rizot and prosciutto becomes the delectable prsut. It's also exceptionally affordable.
Finally, an exuberant nightlife dominates in the coastal cities and towns and islands of Hvar and Brac, Pag - Zrce (Adriatic Ibiza), where revelers keep the party going until sunrise...