The city of Split is the capital city of Dalmatia region, as well as the biggest city of the Croatian coast. The city was inhabited at the end of 3rd century A.D., the Roman Emperor Diocletian built his palace there. Diocletian’s palace is well preserved Roman palace, and is located in the very center of the city.
There are many of historical and cultural monuments in Diocletian’s palace which was listed on UNESCO heritage list in 1979. There are no similar examples of emperor residence from antique period built before or after Diocletian’s palace that remained in their original form..
The city of Split attracts the tourists with its historical monuments, the town center and the Cathedral of Saint Dominius.
In the nearness of Split there is the ancient town of Trogir, „the city of museums“.
The historic core of Trogir is situated on a small island between the Čiovo island and the mainland. It is a small town of 12000 citizens, and is the capital of Trogir-micro region.
It has a mild Mediterranean climate, and with its 2700 sunny hours per year is a real treasure among other tourist destination in Croatia.
The city is known for its numerous historical monuments: the old town, the Kamerlengo castle, the St. Marko castle, the sculpture of Ivan Orsini, the chapel of St. Jeronim, the Ćipiko palace, the Renaissance church of St. Ivan Baptist, Radovan’s portal, museum of…
Trogir is also listed on UNESCO heritage list, because it is one the most preserved medieval towns in Europe.
When we leave Trogir the next very interesting destination is the small city of Primošten.
Primošten is a small city which is 27 km far from Šibenik. The most interesting part of it is situated on the islet, which is the oldest part of Primošten.
The city preserved its Mediterranean culture and all features of medieval Mediterranean settlement, which can be seen in its narrow streets, and stone houses in the city centre. Historical places are: the church of St. George, the church of St. Roko, the image of Our Lady of Loret, and the Church of Our Lady.
During summer months there are numerous events, such as: Primoštenske užance, evenings of folklore and Dalmatian song. There are also pebble beaches and beautiful walking path surrounded by city walls. One of the most famous and the most beautiful beaches of Primošten is Raduča beach. For those who want to have fun there is Aurora disco club, one of the most popular on the Adriatic.
Šibenik is a historical town in Croatia, situated in the Middle Dalmatia, where the Krka river drains into the Adriatic sea. Šibenik is the biggest city in historical region of Dalmatia. It is the oldest Croatian city on the Adriatic coast. Other cities were founded by Greeks, Illyrians, and Romans, but Šibenik was founded by Croatians.
One of the most significant places that you must see in Šibenik is the Cathedral of St. James, which is important Renaissance building in Croatia, listed on UNESCO heritage list. The Cathedral is situated under the City walls in the very center of the town, as well as the City Hall, the Church of St. Barbara, and the church of St. Francis and numerous town squares. Other sights to see are St. Nicholas Fortress, St. Michael Fortress and Barone fortress.
The most popular cultural events in Šibenik are International Children’s Festival, Organ Summer School, Šibenik Evenings, Dalmatian chanson festival, and Šibenik summer.
Zadar is the city with rich history of 3000 years and rich cultural heritage.
It is situated in the middle of the Adriatic, rich with all features that contemporary tourism requires, and offers many attractions. One of the most popular Croatian touristic places, that even Times of London proclaimed it „the entertainment center of the Adriatic“, and Guardian proclaimed it „the new Croatian cool capital city“.
The particularity of its historical monuments and cultural heritage from different historical periods are preserved in numerous churches. Let’s point out some of the most important churches:the Church of St. Donat, the Cathedral of St. Anastasia, the church and monastery of St. Mary, the Church and franciscan monastery of St. Francis, the City Walls, fortresses, the Palace of Grisogono Vovo, and Duke’s palace.