Looking for a perfect, dreamy destination wedding location? Then make sure you put Croatia on your list!
Its natural beauty and historical riches make it the perfect destination for your special day. Whether you choose a quaint little island, a bustling coastal town or a picturesque hilltop village, your wedding day will get an unforgettable backdrop! If you’d like to learn more about Croatia, its history and why it’s the perfect place for a destination wedding, keep reading! In this post we’re focusing on the southern region of Dalmatia, but stay tuned for other destinations too.
Central Dalmatia is the cradle of civilized history in these parts of the Adriatic. For instance, the town of Vis on the island of Vis – it was Greeks who established their “Polis” (city) on this island almost 2500 years ago. From Vis, Greeks spread to Hvar island and later to the coast of Dalmatia. The city of Split was established by another Ancient civilization – the Romans – 1700 years ago.
Ancient amphitheatre, ancient theatres, palaces, castles, fortifications, monasteries, three UNESCO sites (Split, Trogir and Stari Grad on the island of Hvar) within 50 kilometres and much more makes all the Dalmatians proud and leaves all the visitors in awe.
Look no further than the fact that the sunniest place (a place with the most sunny days) in the whole of Croatia is here – it’s the island of Hvar.
The venues at your disposal are so different and magnificent – fortresses, private castles, hidden old monasteries, secession villas, hidden island beachfront restaurants, private islands, parks, rustic Mediterranean gardens, mountain tops with astonishing views and more.
Whether it’s the sandy or pebble beaches, plains or high mountains, sea or rivers, big islands or rich archipelagos around them, Central Dalmatia has it all and is within reach for everyone.
The main highway takes you straight to Split, and if you are a fan of air travel – Split has the second biggest airport in Croatia (except the capital Zagreb), with more than 50 airline companies flying here. Reaching any island from Split is as easy as it gets since the boat timetables are very regular (Split is the third port in passenger number on the whole Mediterranean sea behind Naples and Thessaloniki).
Thanks to the area’s natural riches, the amount of activities is huge – if you like water sports, you can surf, windsurf, kitesurf, paddleboard, snorkel, and dive or go rafting, kayaking and fishing. If you prefer land activities – you can hike, try mountain biking, parachute jumping etc. But if you are an easy-going person and just want to relax – you can just pick any of the numerous boat excursions, wineries, restaurants, nightclubs or just enjoy the shade on the beach with a book in one hand and a cocktail in the other.