Central Dalmatia

Central Dalmatia

Central Dalmatia offers pretty islands, quiet ports, rugged mountains, numerous castles, and international standard restaurants. Historical Sites with the Diocletian’s Palace in Split, the medieval walled town of Trogir, and on Hvar are the ancient strip fields of the Stari Grad Plain.

As you travel south in Dalmatia a feeling of the Mediterranean spirit comes over you. This mixture of southern temperament and easy-going attitude towards life described in one word – Pomalo! – meaning take it easy.

You can feel the Mediterranean spirit in communication, traffic, streets, squares, markets, even the way people move. Temperatures are higher, even crickets seem to sound louder.

The Dalmatian county of Split consists of 74 islands and 57 islets and reefs.

The name Dalmacija (Dalmatia) originated in the 1st century BC as a name for the area inhabited by the Dalmata tribe, related to the Illyrian tribes.

Split, founded as a Greek colony of Aspalathos in the 3rd or 2nd century BC, later became home to Diocletian's Palace. It was built for the Roman Emperor Diocletian when he decided to settle down.

Contemporary Split is a dance between history, amazing city architecture, the Mediterranean lifestyle, Split citizens, and seasonal fluctuation of tourists. It is the administrative and economic heart and soul of central Dalmatia. About 150,000 people live there and are proud of their city and their soccer team Hajduk.

If heading to the Islands of central Dalmatia: Šolta, Brač, Hvar, Bisevo, or Vis you are most likely to pass through Split's overcrowded downtown – so be sure to rub the big toe of Statue of Gregory Nin for good luck.

Try not to miss the vivid local market called Split Pazar and buy some fresh local fruit and vegetables. You are then ready to board your Croatia yacht charter that will carry you to the islands in the Split archipelago. Each of them is a story to be told separately. They will surely amaze you with their natural beauty.

In the vicinity of Split, there is the small medieval city of Trogir. If you fly into Split you will pass over its old roofs. South of Split is the city Omiš with an interesting pirate history. To the northeast, lies the city of Sinj, hosts of the annual competition of Sinjska Alka.

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