Solin, the cradle of ancient and early Croatian history is located on the Jadro River, also known as the Croatian Jordan. It is the town with the youngest population in Croatia and rich cultural and natural heritage. All of this makes it an attractive tourist destination.
The oldest Marian shrine in Croatia, established by the Queen Jelena more than a thousand years ago, is located in Solin. Its church holds her tombstone and was visited by the Holy Father, Pope John Paul II, in 1998. The ancient Salona lies in the heart of Solin and was once the capital of the Roman province of Dalmatia.
Kaštela are picturesque little towns of the central Dalmatia, between Split and Trogir. The name Kaštela hides seven interconnected little towns, lined up along the shore of the Kaštela Bay.
They are by name: Štafilić, Novi, Stari, Lukšić, Kambelovac, Gomilica and Sućurac. The history of Kaštela goes back all the way to the Neanderthals (remains found in the Mujina Cave), later they thrive economically and as a civilization under the authority of Greece and Rome, next came the Croats, then the Venetian authority, and so on to the present day.
The witnesses to this envious history are the remains of ancient villa’s, Early Croatian Churches, castles.
Trogir is situated in Central Dalmatia, along the Adriatic coast. Culture, humanism and architecture flourished here in the Middle Ages; bulwarks and a tower which were built at that time within the ancient town nucleus defined its outlines. Trogir is today on the UNESCO list of World Cultural Heritage as the best preserved Romanesque-Gothic town in Central Europe.
The hill of Klis is a connection between the Mount Mosor to the east and Kozjak to the west. Over history it has been a target for many nations, from the Illyrians and the Venetians to the Ottomans who considered it the port of Dalmatia, an open path towards old Salona and Split.
A village was built at the very top of this hill, which the Ottomans later fortified. The well-known Klis fortress is not only a symbol of the village, but also the resistance of united Dalmatians in their fight against the Ottomans. Today too Klis represents a link between the sea and Zagora as both the old and the new roads leading towards the Croatian hinterland pass through here.
The Fortress of Klis is situated some 15 km away from Split.
Krka National Park
The lakes of this Karst beauty, River Krka, are peaceful and silent while its numerous cascades are blaringly loud and playful.
The beauty and diversity of this river resembles a magnificent orchestral symphony under the direction of the Creator himself. For thousands of years Krka has obstinately hollowed out its path through rock and has created its remarkable waterfalls. The peculiar travertine cascades of its waterfalls are extremely rare in the world and a must see.
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Plitvice Lakes National Park is one of the greatest natural wonders of Europe. Embraced by high wooded mountains, one beneath another lie sixteen beautiful lakes of crystal blue-green water. Connected to each other by a series of foaming cascades and thundering waterfalls, the lakes are fed by many rivers and streams. These forests, which in some places seem almost primeval, contain a wealth and variety of animal and plant life.
The island of Brač is only 45 minutes away from Split by ferry boat.
With the area of 395 km², it is the largest Dalmatian island and the third largest island of the Adriatic Sea, and last but not least important it is the highest island in the Adriatic Sea.
The peak’s name is Vidova gora (778m) with an unforgettable view of the Adriatic Sea and the islands. Abundant in small, Mediterranean towns, from Bol, Supetar, Postira to Sutivan and Milna, secluded coves and beautiful beaches. Brač is famous for its beach Zlatni rat in Bol, included on the list of ten most beautiful beaches in the world.
The island of Hvar is two hours away by ferry boat from Split, and one hour away by Catamaran.
Hvar is considered one of the most famous of the Dalmatian’s islands, populated ever since the prehistoric times, going back 6000 years. Its character is determined by a Mediterranean climate with minimal amount of rainfall, beautiful nature, rich tradition, cultural and natural monuments and glorious night life.
The island is also famous for its lavender fields, vineyards, and entertainment. Besides the vineyards and olive groves one can also visit historical monuments such as Tvrdalj-renaissance castle, Škor-smal, baroque square, Biankini palace to name a few.
The island of Šolta is one hour away by ferry boat from Split. It is the island of olives, wine, figs and honey, ideal for boaters, families and all those seeking an escape from daily stress. An island of unspoiled nature, beautiful bays such as “Šešula”, “Zaglav”, and small towns Stomorska, Maslinica, Rogač and Nečujam worth visiting.