The historic area of Dalmatia has been an important part of Croatia and European kingdoms for centuries. This region currently includes parts of Montenegro, as well, at the Bay of Kotor.
The landscape is notoriously rugged, covered by the Dinaric Alps and its infamous karst limestone. This makes for great hiking trips that follow carved-out canyons, reasonable mountain climbs, and sweeping views both inland and to the coast.
Some of the hikes can include scrambling. Combining this moderate form of rock climbing, among other activities like cave exploration and beach touring, is a popular way of incorporating a trek into a greater Croatian expedition.
Hot and sunny summers are a staple of the Mediterranean climate, with cooler winters, especially on the coast. Higher altitudes have colder temperatures and compromising weather.
Traveling straight to Split or Dubrovnik are great coastal points of entry, as is Zadar for Paklenica National Park. International flights to Zagreb can transfer to the smaller regional airports of Dalmatia. Buses, ferries, and boats are also options for international and domestic travel.
As soon as spring temperatures begin to warm, you can enjoy a hiking trip in Dalmatia all the way through autumn. Summer is the most popular, but also has the hottest temperatures.
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