Dalmatia - Split

The Jewel of an Empire

In AD 305, the world’s most powerful man, Emperor Diocletian, was faced with the decision on where to spend the rest of his

days. Of all of the known world, he chose to build his home in the heart of the region of Dalmatia, setting the first stones in

place for the future city of Split.

 

Follow in his footsteps by exploring Diocletian’s Palace and a region home to islands, stunning natural landscapes such as

Biokovo Mountain and Zlatni Rat beach on the island of Brač, and a wealth of culture that will defy your expectations. 

TRAVELLING THROUGH TIME

Where to go

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Biokovo

This imposing mountain is by far the greatest sight of the Central Dalmatian coastline, and its only nature park.

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Blue Grotto, Biševo

The small island Biševo, located less than five nautical miles from Komiža, the cradle of falkuša, hides the famous Modra Špilja (the blue cave).

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Diocletian Palace and Medieval Split

The first urban dwellings in this area were built in Roman times, as evidenced by Emperor Diocletian’s Palace (included on the UNESCO World Heritage List).

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Historical Core of Trogir

The old town centre is surrounded by walls and features a well-preserved castle, tower and numerous other buildings and palaces dating from the Roman, Gothic and Baroque periods.

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Imotski

The Imotski lakes are a natural attraction - Crveno jezero (the Red Lake), is the deepest Karst lake in Europe, and Modro jezero (the Blue Lake), a favourite bathing spot for the Imotski people, owes its name to its unique blue colour.

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Klis

Some 20 minutes north of Split lies one of "Khaleesi's" conquests. The Klis Fortress was the location chosen to represent the city of Meereen in the popular TV series Game of Thrones. 

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Makarska

It was built around a natural port protected by the charming peninsula of Saint Peter and cape Osejava, and it is the biggest and only such port between the Cetina and Neretva estuaries.

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Omiš

In this very small area it is possible to see many cultural and historical sites. And for those who like active holidays, Omiš is the right destination...

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River Cetina

At the foot of Dinara, Croatia’s highest mountain, flows the River Cetina, linking Vrlika, Sinj, Trilj and Omiš along its 105-kilometre course.

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Salona

In ancient times the centre of Dalmatia was Salona, an ancient town surrounded by the mountains of Kozjak and Mosor through which the river Jadro flows.

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Sanctuary of Our Lady of Sinj

The sancturary is the most significant Marian shrine in Dalmatia and houses the gold-crowned painting of Our Miraculous Lady of Sinj, which was brought there in 1687 by Franciscans fleeing Rama from the Turks.

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Šolta

In the azure shells made by the sky and the sea in the Split archipelago, the blue island of Šolta appears out of the silent Adriatic.

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Stari Grad Plain

A protected area, the Stari Grad Plain is on the UNESCO World Heritage List and represents the best-preserved Greek parcelisation of land on the Mediterranean.

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Stiniva

Due to an inlet of the sea, surrounded by high cliffs that hide the beach, Stiniva on the island of Vis is hardly visible from the open sea.

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Zlatni Rat

Probably, the most popular beach on the Adriatic is located in Bol, on the south coast of the island of Brač.