The Split region, in the central part of Dalmatia, is attractive because of the equal natural beauty of the islands, coast and inland. The centre of this tourist region and a truly original Mediterranean city is Split, which is the largest Croatian coastal city, and an important tourist centre and the third largest passenger port on the Mediterranean.
The cathedral was built in the Middle Ages by using materials from an ancient mausoleum. Roman churches from the 12th and 13th centuries, medieval forts and gothic, renaissance and baroque palaces are contained within the Roman walls, thus creating a harmonious whole.
Salona was the port of the Illyrian Delmati tribe, wherethe Greeks and Romans lived. In the 48th year B.C., Julius Caesar proclaimed Salona as the centre of the Roman province of Dalmatia. The town centre had a trapezoidal form, was enclosed by city walls and was fortified by towers. Within it was a complex of town basilicas, and a monumental cathedral with a baptistry and thermae were later constructed. Still today, the peristyle of thermae is recognizable as a place where a bath with furnaces and dressing rooms as well as the Old Christian facilities, connected to the basilicas with activities of St. Dujam was situated. At the southern part are the remains of the forum, the temple and the theatre from the 1st century.
Trogir, a harmonious stone town on a small island that is connected to the mainland and the island of Čiovo by bridges. The old town, under UNESCO protection, is a treasure trove for lovers of art, Renaissance and Baroque buildings, Romanesque churches... It is called the town-museum which is visible in the famous portal of Trogir cathedral by the craftsman Radovan in 1240, a Renaissance city lodge, the thousand year old Monastery of sv. Nikola [St. Nicholas] which has the ancient famous relief of Kairos preserved in it from the 4th century BC. The small, narrow streets and small village squares, numerous restaurants, cafes, souvenir shops and galleries, along with numerous cultural and music open air events give this town a special atmosphere of the Mediterranean.
The picturesque town of Omiš is situated at the mouth of the Cetina river, the centre of the Omiš Riviera, and surrounded by small fishing villages with beautiful beaches. In this very small area it is possible to see many cultural and historical sites (churches that date back 10th and 18th centuries, monuments, forts, museums, etc.). And for those who like active holidays, Omiš is the right destination - rafting on the Cetina river, free climbing, paragliding, scuba diving, sailing, beach volleyball, tennis, etc. The ancient Roman cities of Split and Salona are just half an hour’s drive from Omiš, and the beautiful central Dalmatian islands are at your fingertips. Significant cultural events are the Omiš Summer Festival, the Dalmatian A’Cappella Festival, pirate evenings and other festivals.
Mills are used in agricultural households for ecological farming. Cetina river is known as an attractive destination of active river sports , especially rafting. Essential stops of sightseeing tours are Gubavica waterfall and river canyon near Omis and Radman's mills. In this picturesque village in the dense vegetation one can enjoy nature and fresh air, and visit the authentic mills that have used water power to grind grain for centuries. Are you looking for natural beauty or you are an adventurer looking for challenges, you can enjoy the gracious hospitality of the hosts, but also taste some of the culinary specialties of the Dalmatian hinterland.
The highest Adriatic and the largest Dalmatian island – Brač, is well connected by ferry lines with Split and tempts visitors with its variety, gentle and tame coast and rough landscapes in the inland of the island. Once an island of farmers, cattle breeders, fishermen and stone masons, it is today turned to tourism but has not forgotten or given up on its traditions.The most famous tourist symbol of Brač is most certainly the beach Zlatni Rat in Bol. But the whole island is full of beautiful beaches (Banj, Bili Rat, Lovrečina, Gumonca, Likva, Bunta, Mala Lozna, Lovrečina, Murvica, Luke) and bays, while the crystal blue sea, the unique gastronomy offer and the hospitality of the locals give it a recognizable feel which results in more and more guests coming every year. Brač is ideal for a family holiday but also for those looking for an adrenaline rush and entertainment. The inland of the island, on the other hand, offers a different dimension – a rich cultural and historical heritage.
Rugged coastline, clean beaches and plenty of sun, untouched nature, the scent of lavender, olive trees and vineyards is the picture of this famous island. The current name comes from the Greek island (Pharos). Center of the sunniest island in Croatia is a unique fusion of luxurious Mediterranean nature, rich cultural and historical heritage and elite tourism. It lies in a picturesque landscape on the south side of the island, surrounded by thick medieval walls, and the magical scents of lavender, Hvar is an inexhaustible treasure of sights, culture and atmosphere. With Spain's high fortress above the city, it boasts stunning views of the green islands and open sea. The main square in front of the cathedral next to the Arsenal and the oldest European theater from the 17th Century is a popular spot for tourists. Many museums treasure valuable works of art, and the Benedictine monastery is known for the production of lace made of agave fibers.
The currents flowing around the islands are strong, and the passages between them shallow which makes it impossible for larger ships to appriach the Paklinski islands. Well-protected anchorages for yachts are in the port of Palmižana. The largest island in the group is St.Clement. Beautiful coves with sandy and pebble beaches along with the crystal-clear sea attract numerous tourists and excursionists, and especially boatmen. The small islands enable diving, underwater fishing, swimming and water sports. Rides on taxi boats between Hell's islands and the island of Hvar, produce a special charm and atmosphere.
The grotto is one of the best known natural beauty spots on the Adriatic and a popular show cave because of the glowing blue light that appears at certain times of day. Depending on the season, the ideal moment to visit the cave is between 11 a.m. and 12 noon. At this time of day the sunlight reflects through the water coming from the white floor of the cave and bathes the grotto in aquamarine light, while objects in the water appear to be silver. The cave receives more than 10,000 tourist visits every year, and tourist boats often include a visit to another similar cave on the island, the Zelena špilja (English: The Green Grotto), which is bigger in size and appears to be of an emerald-green tone due to a similar effect.