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Alan Mandić

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As the founder and managing director of Secret Dalmatia, Alan is personally dedicated to the vision of bringing the hidden beauties of Croatia to every Client. Alan has a deep connection to his country, so after finishing his university education at the New England School of Arts & Design in Boston, he decided to return to Croatia. The decision to found Secret Dalmatia followed an epiphany he had whilst wandering around Bribirska Glavica, one of the most important archaeological sites in the country. As the sunset settled in the distance, he stumbled upon two open sarcophagi and thought: "I must show this to the world!” Few months later, in 2005, he put together his passion, experience, and knowledge to create Secret Dalmatia and he has been dedicated to it full-time ever since.

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Secret Dalmatia is all about protection

Our passion for showing Croatia to the world stems from our immense respect for its known and unknown heritage, natural and cultural, material and immaterial. Croatian tourism relies greatly on this heritage, and as sustainable travel is of great importance to us, we find that remaining actively involved in its research and protection is both a way of giving back and investing into the future.

Every year, Secret Dalmatia partakes in regional projects intended to further preserve, research or promote Croatian heritage. We help both professionals and enthusiasts who care deeply about our land, wildlife and sea as well as about our historical and ethnological legacy. Our support is either through donations or simply through lending our voice to publicize threats to our heritage, like the lack of preservation and looting of archaeological sites, illegal bird and wildlife hunting...

To date, several projects funded from our donations resulted in extraordinary discoveries, such as the underwater Liburnian settlement dated to 3.500 years ago, discovered in collaboration with the University of Zadar.
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  •   Dear Mirna, We did enjoy the visit to Croatia immensely. Of course each of us had different “special days” or experiences, but we all raved about the truffle experience and the cooking class.Zagreb was briefer for me, but our guide was excellent and we truly enjoyed the welcome dinner. The waiter was both entertaining… Read more...
    Dr. Carolyn M. Callahan, USA
  • Vlasta: The Menotti’s were also remiss in not speaking up sooner. We are in enthusiastic agreement with everything that Brent says in her email. We would add is that your tour showed us how much richer a travel experience can be when assisted by experienced guides. I think we would have missed a great deal… Read more...
    Goo & Menotti Group II, USA
  • Mirna, Thank you so much for the excellent tour you arranged. We loved it!! It was a very memorable vacation. My favorite is the Roman Aqueduct tour. I've been on a lot of trips and done a lot of tours, but that one was by far my favorite tour I've ever done. Everything about the… Read more...
    Scott & Wesley Rasmussen, USA
  • FABULOUS!!!!!! Everyone of your hired contacts were professional, very personal and engaging and extremely knowledgable. We couldn't have asked for a better vacation!!!! Thank you so much for organizing great adventures each day!!!! We will certainly be returning and using you again! Thank you so much!Fondly,Julie Hudnall Read more...
    Mrs. Julie Hudnall, USA
  • Dear Vlasta, Thank you! What a great trip and first class service. The hotels you selected were excellent, clean and perfectly located. The drivers and representatives were professional, informative and friendly (hats off to Toni, our guide in Korčula, whose vast knowledge of history is only rivalled by his kindness!). Needless to say, all logistics… Read more...
    Phillipe & Nadim, Lebanon
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