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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.

Aerial View of Dubrovnik

Sailing in Croatia: Everything You Need To Know

With over a thousand islands and a thousand miles of coastline, Croatia is one of the best places in the world to go sailing. You’ll spend a week island hopping, swimming and snorkeling in the blue Adriatic sea, and visit ancient Greek and Roman towns where you can enjoy a cycling, wine tasting or sea kayaking tour.

Swimmers wading in the Adriatic Sea by Zadar

Croatia Family Vacation - 15 Days

Planning a two-week family vacation in Croatia may seem like a daunting task, but with plenty of activities for the family, the choices are endless. This itinerary is filled with time relaxing on the beach in Hvar, scuba diving on the island of Krapanj, swimming in the waterfalls of National Park Krka and taking in the historical sites of the ancient Mediterranean coastal towns of Zadar and Split.