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Alan Mandić

As the founder and managing director of Secret Dalmatia, Alan is personally dedicated to sharing his vision of bringing the hidden beauties of Croatia to every client. Born in Croatia, Alan is deeply connected to his country, customs and traditions trying to preserve all the riches Croatia hides. After finishing his university education in Boston, Alan returned to Croatia to bring his passion, experience, and knowledge of Croatia's rich cultural heritage, gastronomic specialties, and gorgeous landscapes to create Secret Dalmatia in 2005 and has been dedicated to it full-time ever since.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"Dalmatian coast. Hiking, archaeology, history, arts.. Also FIT, adventure, culinary, luxury villas, yachting."

How did you get involved in travel?

"Passion. Saw that we can much more for travelers than what was being done at the time. "

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"I started the company when I "discovered" two abandoned Roman sarcophagi in the hillside of my home region. It was just one of those moments when I wanted to share with people who are not aware of our historic riches and cultural heritage."

Featured trips & expertise

Northern section of the Dalmatian Coast
Dalmatian Coast Self-Drive Tour - 12 Days

The sun always shines on the Dalmatian Coast—one of the most scenic coastal drives in Europe. In 12 days, you'll have the freedom to explore on your own, starting from historic Zagreb and ending at the walls of mighty Dubrovnik with a wide selection of national parks and beautiful coastal towns to stop at along the way.

Chartering your own sailboat is one of the best ways to explore Croatia's beautiful islands
Ultimate Guide to Sailing in Croatia: All You Need To Know

Croatia is one of the best sailing destinations in the world for a number of reasons: the islands are close together so you don’t have long distances to cross (meaning it’s safer), the winds are generally much calmer compared to other destinations, and the islands and coastline are lined with ancient historical ruins. You essentially have over a thousand islands and a thousand miles of coastline to explore!