Dalmatia

Most popular during the summer, but nothing less beautiful during the other seasons, Dalmatia is a Croatian region stretching from Velebit to the north to the Cape Ostro in the south. This region includes the largest part of the Croatian coast and over a thousand Croatian islands. It reaches all the way to the Croatian border with Montenegro, and is houses the most beautiful city in the country - Split, as well as three other regional centres with a rich history and cultural heritage - Zadar, Sibenik and Dubrovnik.

Split

Split, the second largest city in Croatia, and the largest in Dalmatia, is located fifty minutes of relaxed ferry ride from the island of Brac.

It is rich in historical and cultural heritage. Tourist guides most often highlight the period of Roman rule during which Diocletian emperor built his palace in the 4th century in Split. Today you can walk to the famous Diocletian's cellars (under UNESCO protection since 1979), visit the beautiful peristyle, see the old Jupiter's temple, pet the graceful stone sphinx next to the cathedral and climb to the bell tower of St. Duje, the protector of Split, which offers an unforgettable view of the entire city.

There is one more fun fact about Split for the pop culture fans: parts of the popular HBO series Game of Thrones were shot in the old parts of the city of Split, but also at the famous Klis fortress which was built in the 16th century, and is located in the village of Klis, 15 km away from Split.

If you get bored of the city and touristic crowds, Split offers shaded walks and relaxation in the large park-forest on the hill of Marjan, located on the western shore of the town.

 

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