About Us

Culinary Croatia is Secret Dalmatia’s fruit of passion, love for food and wine, and an innate desire to bring the best tastes of Croatia to the world.

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Secret Dalmatia was started from the desire to do things like Culinary Croatia: to show the incredible abundance and diversity of our country to the world.

In 2005, during an easy afternoon hike, the company founder Alan Mandić stumbled upon an ancient sarcophagus completely unexpectedly. The idea of Secret Dalmatia was born right then and there.

Twenty-something years later, Secret Dalmatia is an esteemed boutique outlet which specializes in bespoke travel, hand-crafted itineraries and unique voyages around Croatia and the Adriatic region, including Slovenia, Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

We are a small team of travel experts, all infatuated with the region and honored to have the opportunity to show it to you. Our network of local partners – many of whom we call friends – is handpicked and includes characterful individuals who excel at what they do. Our experiences and tours have all been personally tried and liked, as well as developed in collaboration with local experts, be it guides, sommeliers or history professors.

But, while we worship exploration, curiosity and the magnificent Croatian landscapes, at the end of the day, it is the food and wine that keep us going!

Culinary Croatia was our first off-spring project, but also the first website in Croatia with a completely culinary focus. A melting pot, our cuisine reflects on the past and the present sometimes even more thoroughly than the architecture and landscapes!

Always intent on presenting you with the crème of the crop of the Croatian experiences, we have, over the years, compiled other unique tours and places in several websites. If you enjoyed Culinary Croatia, please also visit:


We look forward to welcoming you in Croatia!