Dalmatia is a historical region of Croatia. It is a narrow belt of the east shore of the Adriatic Sea. It stretches from the town of Zadar in the north to the Bay of Kotor on the border with Montenegro in the south. The shore is the most indented coastline in the Mediterranean. The majority of the coast is characterised by a karst topography. The coast line features long offshore islands and coastal inlets that are parallel to the coastline. The sea floods elongated valleys, and as a result many bays and peninsulas take on a hammer-like form.
The long, rugged Dalmatian coast, backed by high mountains with hundreds of offshore islands, is becoming Europe's very popular vacation spot.