A rich cultural heritage
Officially, Croatia has 1778 kilometres of Adriatic coastline. However, it’s actually around three times that if you measure every single twist and turn, because over the millennia the wind and the waves have deeply eroded the brittle limestone to create a spectacular shoreline. Thanks to the forces of nature and Croatia’s vibrant history, the country has one of the most richly varied coasts anywhere on the Mediterranean. Craggy karst cliffs give way secluded bathing beaches and charming little port towns with rows of red tiled roofs nestling in the folds of the coats.
The city of Trogir is a living museum city. Lovers of historic monuments, works of art, indigenous buildings and beautiful streets will enjoy Trogir tremendously. There, they will come face to face with opulent and layered architectural heritage, from the Romanic courtyard to modern interiors. Trogir is a historic town and harbour on the Adriatic coast in Split -Dalmatia County, Croatia, with a population of 10,818 and a total municipality population of 13,260. The historic city of Trogir is situated on a small island between the Croatian mainland and the island of Ciovo. It lies 27 kilometres (17 miles) west of the city of Split. Since 1997, the historic centre of Trogir has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. Definitely, small historical town worth of seeing.
The second-largest city in Croatia, Split (Spalato in Italian) is a great place to see Dalmatian life as it’s really lived. Always buzzing, this exuberant city has just the right balance of tradition and modernity. Step inside Diocletian’s Palace (a Unesco World Heritage site and one of the world’s most impressive Roman monuments) and you’ll see dozens of bars, restaurants and shops thriving amid the atmospheric old walls where Split life has been going on for thousands of years. To top it off, Split has a unique setting. Its dramatic coastal mountains act as the perfect backdrop to the turquoise waters of the Adriatic. You’ll get a chance to appreciate this gorgeous cityscape when making a ferry journey to or from the city. Split is often seen mainly as a transport hub to the hip nearby islands (which, indeed, it is), but the city has been sprucing itself up and attracting attention by renovating the old Riva (seafront) and replacing the former cement strolling ground with a marble look. Even though the modern transformation hasn’t pleased all the locals, the Riva is a beauty.
Dubrovnik is a Croatian city on the Adriatic Sea, in the region of Dalmatia. It is one of the most prominent tourist destinations in the Mediterranean Sea, a seaport and the center of Dubrovnik – Neretva County. Its total population is 42,615. In 1979, the city of Dubrovnik joined the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. The prosperity of the city was historically based on maritime trade; as the capital of the maritime Republic of Ragusa, it achieved a high level of development, particularly during the 15th and 16th centuries, as it became notable for its wealth and skilled diplomacy.
Makarska is a small city on the Adriatic coastline of Croatia, about 60 km (37 miles) southeast of Split and 140 km (87 miles) northwest of Dubrovnik. It has a population of 13,834 residents. Administratively Makarska has the status of a city and it is part of the Split – Dalmatia County. It is a tourist centre, located on a horseshoe shaped bay between the Biokovo mountains and the Adriatic Sea. The city is noted for its palm-fringed promenade, where fashionable cafes, bars and boutiques overlook the pretty harbour where many pleasure craft are moored. Adjacent to the beach are several large capacity hotels as well as a camping ground. The center of Makarska is an old town with narrow stone-paved streets, a main church square where there is a flower and fruit market, and a Franciscan monastery that houses a sea shell collection featuring a giant clam shell. Makarska is the center of the Makarska Riviera, a popular tourist destination under the Biokovo mountain. It stretches for 60 km (37 miles) between the towns of Brela and Gradac.
Omiš is a town and port in the Dalmatia region of Croatia, and is a municipality in the Split – Dalmatia County. The town is situated approximately 25 kilometres (16 miles) south-east of Croatia’s second largest city, Split. Its location is where the emerald-green Cetina River meets the Adriatic Sea. Omis municipality has a population of 14,936 and its area is 266 square kilometres (103 sq miles).