Dalmatia is more than you can imagine. An outstanding combination of naturalbeauty, mild climate, beautiful Dalmatian song, friendly people and much more.That is what makes this part of the globe and sky an irresistible piece of paradise.Virual tour – Split – Diokletian placeSPLIT VIRTUAL TOURE
Welcome to Split!Split is the largest city in Dalmatia, the second largest city in Croatia, Croatias secondlargest port and third port on the Mediterranean by the number of passengers. It is theadministrative center of Split-Dalmatia County.Split is situated on the Adriatic coast in central Dalmatia on Split (Marjan) peninsula. Splitis surrounded by hills: Mosor (north), Kozjak (north-south) and Perun (east). The oldesttown is situated at the foot of Marjan hill, located west of the old town. Split peninsula issurrounded by the islands of Brac, Hvar, Solta and Ciovo.The first inhabitant of Split was the Roman emperor Diocletian who started to build hispalace in this friendly bay around 293 AD. After his abdication he withdrew to this luxuriouspalace of about 30 thousand square meters.The following turbulent centuries made the palace into a town first populated by the citizensof the nearby Salona, fleeing before The Avars and The Slavs. The town overgrew the walls ofthe palace and its authorities kept changing - from Croatian kings in 10th century AD,Hungarian and Venetian administration, to French rulers and Austro-Hungarian monarchy.Such past left its traces combined in the town everyday life. The city, however, went onremaining the centre of this part of the coast till our day. This mixture of historic layersbrought some clumsiness and some things have been done too fast but today all that makesa part of its originality. The big city today lives by the silent beats of history, lively spirit ofthe young and its particular Mediterranean charm.
Split is an old town and has many historic and cultural sites such as:Diocletian’s Palace built in 3– 4th century, ruins of which can still be seen all over town andstill make a social center. The palace is a combination of imperial villa, Hellenistic city andfortified military camp. It is the only existing example of a Roman palace today, a witness tothe culture and traditions through the long history of civilization. Diocletians Palace isincluded in the UNESCO heritage list of protected monuments. The palace still keeps a greatnumber of monuments and treasures of centuries-old history of Split.In the middle of the palace there are: the cathedral of St. Duje, Diocletians mausoleum,vestibules, Jupiters Temple, the Peristyle, which once was the main palace square, andnumerous museums and medieval buildings.Riva (Waterfront) is well known meeting place over 1700 years old situated immediately infront of the palace. Split waterfront is a major public square and central place where all thesocial, sporting, church and other events in Split take place. In addition it is a favoritemeeting point for young and old, and an attractive promenade 250 meters long.Iron Gate; above this gate it used to be a pagan statue of goddess of Victory, on whose site across was set up later on. The church of Madonna of the bell tower was built above the door.Garden for a defense is the best preserved, and today the remains of defensive towers andguard houses are still visible.The Statue of Grgur Ninski is a monumental statue next to the Golden Gate of Diocletianspalace built in 1929.•
Diocletian palace - exterior wall / Diocletian palace is 1700 years old palace- The remains of the palace are now part of the historic center of Split, which is inscribed on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in Europe 1979. year.
Island of KorčulaThe island of Korcula is the sixth largest mid-Dalmatian island in the Adriatic thatcovers an area of 276 square km. Korcula is separated from the Peljesac peninsula bya narrow channel that is "bridged" over a smallest distance between the island andpeninsula (only 1.2 km) by a ferry line.
Dubrovnik itself stands as a major cultural and historical monument. The biggest attraction of this town is its architecture, that is, the walls and towers, which surround Dubrovnik. The walls were built, reinforced and reconstructed from the mid 12th century to 17th century. Among the many towers, the most impressive one is a huge, round tower Minčeta, work of Juraj Dalmatinac (15th century), which became a symbol of Dubrovnik. Two more interesting sites are two independent fortresses that were built to improve the city defense: Lovrijenac on the west side and Revelin on the east side. The city has four gates. The city walls have a great value, because they are unique example of this kind of architecture in the world. The center of old town was situated in the eastern part of city and includes a lengthy square framed by monumental buildings and beautiful examples of Dubrovnik architecture such as the Rectors Palace, Palace Sponza, Orlando’s column, the church of St. Vlaho, Cathedral with treasury, a Dominican monastery and church. The main city street - Placa (Stradun) is a unique example of an open air hall.Town of Dubravnik