Southern Dalmatia: Places to Explore

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  • Dubrovnik

    Lying 216 km (135 miles) southeast of Split and commanding a splendid coastal location, Dubrovnik is one of the world's most beautiful fortified cities. Its massive stone ramparts and splendid...

  • Korčula

    Southern Dalmatia's largest, most sophisticated, and most visited island, Korčula was known to the ancient Greeks, who named it Kerkyra Melaina, or "Black Corfu." Between the 10th and 18th centuries it...

  • Mljet

    Mljet is a long, thin island of steep, rocky slopes and dense pine forests, more than a third of which is contained within Mljet National Park. The Kings of Bosnia, who ruled the island during...

  • Orebić

    Backed by the rocky heights of Sveti Ilija (3,153 feet), Orebić straggles along the coast, facing across a narrow sea channel to the island of Korčula. Historically, the town spent several...

  • Ston

    Today Ston is best known for its fresh oysters and mussels, grown in Mali Ston Channel and served in a handful of year-round waterside restaurants in Mali Ston. Historically, the town dates back...

  • Trsteno

    A small village on the coastal road between Split and Dubrovnik (E65), Trsteno, an otherwise insignificant place, has been put on the map by its arboretum. There's nowhere particularly memorable...

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