Dalmatia is one of the oldest regional concepts in Croatia. First mentioned in the 8th century BC as the region between the mountains and the river Cetina Promina, inhabited by Illyrian Dalmati breed, which was founded by the Roman Emperor Augustus. Borders of Dalmatia in the past have often changed in certain periods zachvacovali the territories of neighboring countries (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Albania). By the end of the first world war Dalmatia function as a separate region of Austria-Hungary, that in later years became part of Yugoslavia after its breakup remained part of independent Croatia.
Today the region of Dalmatia includes the area from the north Velebit mountain range in the south of Croatia Konavle, while seizing the islands adjacent to this area. In terms of tourism Dalmatia is divided into North Dalmatia, Central Dalmatia and South Dalmatia.
The administrative center of Central Dalmatia, Split, is a city with numerous cultural events. Other well-known tourist centers are the towns of Trogir, Makarska and Omis. The largest islands Central Dalmatian islands are Brac, Hvar, Vis, Solta and Ciovo. Attractive attraction for tourists, digestive holiday in Central Dalmatia, are important historical monuments included in the World Heritage List of UNESCO (Diocletian’s Palace in Split, Trogir’s historical center), the beautiful beaches of Makarska and Omis Riviera, the canyon of the river Cetina, world-famous beach Zlatni rat on the island of Brac and modern entertainment center – town of Hvar on the island, known especially after an exceptional wine.
Tourist information on Central Dalmatia
- Accommodation Central Dalmatia: private accommodation, hotels, luxury villa, pets welcome, accommodation at the beach, family holidays
- Important tourist centers of Central Dalmatia: Split, Trogir, Omis, Makarska, Baska Voda, Brela, Tucepi, Podgora, Gradac, Hvar (Island Hvar), Stari Grad (island of Hvar), Supetar (island of Brac), Bol (island of Brac) Vis (island of Vis)
- Important cultural monuments of Central Dalmatia: Diocletian’s Palace in Split with Jupiter’s temple and mausoleum of Diocletian, Cathedral. Domnio with a bell tower in Split, Split’s Roman aqueduct, fortress Kamerlengo, Radovan Portal Gothic Cathedral of St. Lawrence, large and small families Ćipiko Palace and Palais des Ducs in Trogir, Klis castles and Sinj, the remains of Roman baths and arenas in Soline, Franciscan convent in Makarska, St. Paul’s Cathedral. Mark in Makarska, ruins of fortresses Mirabela and Fortica in Omis, St. Paul’s Cathedral. Stephen, Theatre Arsenal and strength Fortica in Hvar, a Renaissance villa Tvrdalj in Stari Grad, monastic complex Pustinja Blaca on Brac, Dominican Monastery of the Holy Cross in ARBANIJA, St. Nicholas in Komiza on Vise, strength Gospina Batarija in Vise
- Natural attractions in Central Dalmatia: Nature Park Biokovo botanical garden Kotišina, protected forest park Marjan in Split, hills Mosor and Kozjak the Biblical Garden, Cave Vranjača Botanical Gardens Kašteli Luksic, speleological object Vruja in Brela, Bačinská lakes, rivers Cetina canyon in Omis with waterfalls Velika and Mala Gubavica Islands Pakleni botanical garden on the island Kelement, ornithological reserve Pantan at the Renaissance mill Trogir, Brac Zlatni Rat on Brac Vidova Mountain, Nature Park Sutivan with a small zoo, Blue cave on the island Biševo Cave Krajicina spilja the Vise
- Other attractions in Central Dalmatia: Folk Architecture Reserve in Stara Podstrana, a place of pilgrimage Vepric in Makarska, historical educational footpath “sidewalk ancient Berulija” in Brela, Makarska Malacological Museum, lighthouses Vol. Petar and Host, Starigradsko polje – geometrically arranged fields of ancient times protected by UNESCO, Traditional stonemasonry school in PUČIŠĆA on Brac, a labyrinth of underground tunnels with rocket base from the time of Yugoslavia on Vise
- Major events in Central Dalmatia: Split Summer, The Split Festival, Days of Diocletian and the Feast of St. Domnio in Split, Festival Ultra Europe in Split, Sinj “alka” Festival happy moment in Trogir, Trogir Cultural Summer Fight Castle of subterfuge Klis, Evenings of Dalmatian songs in Kašteli Kambelovac, Days of Miljenko and Dobrila in Kashtela Luksic, Festival of Dalmatian “Klapa “Omis, Pirate night in Omis, Omis Cultural Summer, Makarska Summer Night Kalelarga with the festival, Festival Stripes MAFES in Makarska, Summer Carnival in Makarska, Tucepi Cultural Summer, church procession” Following the Cross “on Hvar, Starigradské summer, swimming marathon in Stari Grad, Evenings Antun Dobronic in Jelsa on Hvar, Supetar Super Film Festival and the Jazz Festival in Supetar on Brac, Boľská summer with a carnival, Mrduljská regatta in the Brac channel, sports days “Out of the rules” in Sutivan on Brac, International Ballet School and known fishing at night in Komiza Vise, drawing Mrdulje in Stomorska on Solta
- Dalmatian cuisine specialties: Dalmatian “pasticada”, Torta Makarana, Lamb “under the bell”, Brac cake “Hrapoćuša”, Komiza “pogača”, višská bread from Vis, Brac desserts “škanjete” and “procip”, anemones roasted lamb offal “vitalac “lamb meal” butalac “lamb” Ting “cones” fritule “Sinj” arambaši “višské desserts” Hib “and” hruštule “Makarska” rafioli, Poljicka soparnik “Kastela bean with squid, specialties Cetina – frogs, river crabs, eels and trout, fish meal Hvar’s “gregada” gingerbread “starogrojski paprenjok” vugava white wine from the island of Vis, Plavac and Bogdanusa from Hvar, wine Crljenak Kastelanski drink goat’s milk and red wine “smutica” višská herb brandy “issett” liqueur carob