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Split - Dalmatia
Split and Dalmatia are fascinating, but in same time demanding topic, especially in this limited space. We will mention Split and the islands of Brac, Hvar, Vis and Šolta, Makarska and Omis Riviera. We will not ignore fascinating Split hinterland, Adriatic coast, and the magical Dalmatian Zagora!
First, of course, Split, a city of rich history and beauty, was born in the dreams of Emperor Diocletian to spend the last days of his life in his native Dalmatia. The city itself was named after Diocletian's palace (Spalato), built about 300 g n.e. which is today the largest and best preserved late antique palace in the world. Throughout the centuries, this fascinating city developed around the hill of Marjan. After the barbarian destruction, it changed various rulers; Byzantium, Croat rulers, Hungary, Venice, etc. However, perhaps the most recognizable characteristic of this Croatian town is its specific mentality. Famous writer Miljenko Smoje said that if there would be enough big canvas to cover the whole Split, it would be the largest circus in the world. To get to know the city's spirit and the beauty of its streets and its famous waterfront is is best to spend a couple of days here. You will find plenty of room for rent and a wide range of accommodation from cheap apartments to rooms and holiday homes. The best way to make a reservation is to contact directly owners of apartments because there is no expensive agency fee.
In the Split region, there are beautiful islands of Brač, Hvar, Šolta, Vis, Drvenik. Brač is the largest middle Dalmatian island, known for its Zlatni rat beach, as well as numerous beautiful places of Bol, Supetar, Selca, etc. Hvar is one of the world's most famous destinations. Rich and exclusive nightlife, with beautiful stone streets, a lot of restaurants and yacht marinas. It is also one of the birthplaces of Croatian literature, where was born Croatian Renaissance writer Petar Hektorović. The island Šolta is a secret among the Croatian islands. This beautiful island, inhabited since prehistoric times, is first mentioned under the name of Olyntha in the 4th century BC. If you want to experience the indigenous beauty of the Dalmatian island and without the excessive burden of modern tourism, and at the same time find cheaper accommodation through direct contact with the owners of apartments, Šolta is an island for you. The villages of Nečujam, Rogač, and Maslinica, and especially the famous Šolta fields, you simply have to discover. The island of Vis, as one of the most distant islands, has preserved its original charm, and nature remained completely untouched. Here you can explore numerous coves and hidden beaches, and on the neighboring island Biševo you will find the far-known Blue cave, which will surely leave you breathless
Split region and this part of Dalmatia also has two distinctive and very attractive rivieras, Omiš Riviera and Makarska Riviera, which make a wonderful blend of mountains, clear sea, and beautiful pebble beaches. Omiš, an old pirate town is situated in the gorge at the mouth of the Cetina River, where you can experience various adventures like rafting, kayaking and zip line. Makarska is an old lady of Croatian tourism, which attracts a large number of tourists every year because of the large pebble beaches, as well as the neighboring attractive tourist towns of Tučepi, Podgora, Baška Voda and others.
And finally mysterious Dalmatian Zagora! The area of Dalmatia separated by the Kozjak mountain (780 m), Mosor (1339 m), Omiš Dinara (864 m), Biokovo (1762 m) and Rilić (1160 m). It consists of distinctive karst and small fields and its beauty simply fascinating. This space is the place where the Croatian medieval state was formed and has always had an ambivalent relationship with the coast, at the same time associated with it and separated from it in a cultural and civilization sense. Here you can find old stone houses turned into holiday homes, much cheaper accommodation and irresistible views on Adriatic sea. This part of Dalmatia has a famous culinary offer made up of traditional cheeses, lamb, prosciutto and wine. We wish you a pleasant vacation in the Split region and Dalmatia!