Central Dalmatia is the cradle of the civilized history in these parts of the Adriatic. For instance, the town of Vis on the island of Vis is on the same named island is the first civilized settlement in the entire territory of Croatia. It was Greeks who established their “Polis” (city) on this island almost 2500 years ago. From Vis Greeks spread to Hvar island and later to the coast of Dalmatia establishing towns like Tragurium and Epetium (nowadays Trogir and Stobrec) both very close to the city of Split.
City of Split was established by another Ancient civilization – the Romans – 1700 years ago and it was situated right next to the capital of the Ancient Roman province of Dalmatia – Salona (now days Solin – suburb of Split).
Ancient amphitheatre, ancient theatres, palaces, castles, fortifications, monasteries, three UNESCO sites (Split, Trogir and Stari Grad on the island of Hvar) within 50 kilometres and much more makes all the Dalmatians proud and leaves all the visitors in awe.
Look no further than the fact that the sunniest place (a place with most sunny days) in the whole Croatia is here – it’s the island of Hvar.
Whether it’s the sandy or pebble beaches, plains or high mountains, sea or rivers, big islands or rich archipelagos around them, Central Dalmatia has it all and within a reach for everyone.
The venues at your disposal are so different and magnificent – fortresses, private castles, hidden old monasteries, secession villas, hidden island beachfront restaurants, private islands, parks, rustic Mediterranean gardens, mountain tops with astonishing views and more.
The main highway is taking you straight to Split and if you are the fan of air travel – Split has a second biggest airport in Croatia (except the capital Zagreb) with more than 50 airline companies flying here.
Reaching any island from Split is as easy as it gets since the boat timetables are very regular (Split is the third port in passenger number on whole Mediterranean sea behind Naples and Thessaloniki).
Thanks to the natural riches of the area the amount of activities is huge – if you like water sports you can surf, wind surf, kite surf, paddle board, snorkel, and dive or go rafting, kayaking and fishing. If you prefer land activities – you can hike, try mountain biking, parachute jumping etc.
But if you are an easy going person and just want to relax – you can just pick any of the numerous boat excursions, wineries, restaurants, nightclubs or just enjoy the shade on the beach with a book in one hand and a cocktail in the other.