Southern Dalmatia’s shining gem is Dubrovnik, of course, but there’s plenty of other gorgeous places to holiday in and things to see and do in this part of Croatia. We’re roughly covering the part of Croatia that includes the Peljesac Peninsula down to the border with Montenegro in this section – technically, the islands of Korcula, Mljet and the Elafiti islands are also in this part of the country but we have separate sections for those.
Some of the most famous destinations in South Dalmatia include Cavtat, Plat and Mlini, which are all south of Dubrovnik (and very close to Dubrovnik Airport). There is also Ston and Orebic on the Peljesac Peninsula, to the north of Dubrovnik.
The Peljesac Peninsula is also famed for its wonderful wines – many of Croatia’s top wines are from this part of the country. One of the most pleasant things to do when visiting Southern Dalmatia is to go on a tour of some of the local wineries!
Highlights in Southern Dalmatia
Ston‘s magnificent town walls rival Dubrovnik’s (in fact they are even longer!) and are wonderful to visit on a day trip. Then, when you’ve worked up an appetite, head to sample some oysters – something else the town is famous for!
Cavtat is a very charming town with a pretty little harbour, and good selection of amenities (restaurants, cafes, hotels). It’s easy to hop from here to Dubrovnik by boat or bus.
Accommodation in Southern Dalmatia
The following websites will provide you with some more information about this region:
- Orebic Tourist Office
- Peljesac Peninsula Tourist Office
- Ston Tourist Office
- Konavle Region Tourist Board (includes Cavtat)
Do also take a look at the Bike Trails Dalmatia website for cycling routes in this part of Croatia.