Split is the second largest city in Croatia, located on the Adriatic coast in the central Dalmatia, on the Split (Marjan) peninsula. It is surrounded by Mosor and Kozjak mountains in the hinterland, by rivers Žrnovnica and Jadro, and adorned by a string of islands in the south: Brač, Hvar, Šolta, and Čiovo, and together with the beautiful blue sea, they make a magnificent frame around Split.
The Diocletian’s Palace (under UNESCO’s protection since 1979), situated in the city centre, dates from the 4th century and it is a unique site worldwide. The Emperor Diocletian was the first inhabitant of Split; in 293 AD he built a palace full of historical mysteries. The citizens still treasure traditional customs, leaving a pleasant and world-known feeling of welcome with their unique Mediterranean charm. Split, a city with almost 200.000 inhabitants, is one of the most important tourist destinations in Croatia, a significant cultural centre, and a city of leisurely rhythm which will win you over at first glance.
Trogir is a beautiful medieval town situated on the Adriatic coast 30km north of Split. Its medieval core is placed on a small island between the island of Čiovo and the mainland; connected to the mainland by a small stone bridge and with the island of Čiovo by a drawbridge.
Today Trogir is a world heritage site and a fantastic place to visit whether you just want to enjoy the charming atmosphere of the old town or you wish to discover more about the history of the place.There is a variety of fine dining restaurants, bars, cocktail lounges and coffee shops located in the old town. You can enjoy homemade seafood and meat specialties prepared using traditional recipes.
Everything mentioned so far would be incomplete without mentioning Biokovo, mountain that shelters the town and under which lies Makarska. During history it protected the inhabitants from sea raids and it raised its peaks as an obstacle to the attacks from the land. Today the mountain is the park of nature, excursion site with many marked mountaineers paths, unique plant life and numerous animal species. It presents a unique contrast from 2000m high snow peaks to the peaceful coastline. It only takes a half an hour drive through the nature park to reach the peaks with an unforgettable view of the city and the surrounding islands.
Dubrovnik, the pearl of the Adriatic, has been added to UNESCO's World Heritage list and this status is proved by the 1436 protected historical buildings. The historical city of Dubrovnik, the former center of the Dubrovnik Republic, is surrounded by city walls 2 km long which defended the city against attack both on land and at sea for centuries. Within the city walls a beautiful city developed with many churches, palaces and cultural monuments as well as the Stradun, a well known boardwalk for both young and old from all over the world which was once the stage for all major events. Many islands close by, a crystal blue sea, rich natural and cultural heritage, the Mljet National Park, historical villas and promenades are what make the Dubrovnik Riviera one of the most attractive destinations in Croatia. Here one can enjoy various activities, enjoy autochthonic food and wine and the hospitality of the people.