Dalmatia, Split Region

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Split region

In AD 305, the world’s most powerful man, Emperor Diocletian, was faced with the decision on where to spend the rest of his days. Of all of the known world, he chose to build his home in the heart of the region of Dalmatia, setting the first stones in place for the future city of Split. Follow in his footsteps by exploring Diocletian’s Palace and a region home to islands, stunning natural landscapes such as Biokovo Mountain and Zlatni Rat beach on the island of Brač, and a wealth of culture that will defy your expectations. In Split, everything is at arm’s length and, inside the walls of the emperor’s palace, you will find numerous taverns – konobas, which are eagerly waiting to take each guest through the Dalmatian oenogastronomic story. Squeeze through the smallest street in the world and find yourself at the Split beach Bačvice!

About Split region

Should you plan your holiday for the beginning of August, then your inevitable stop will be Sinj, which becomes a stage for a hundreds of year’s old knights Tournament Sinjska Alka. Sinjska alka is a knights equestrian competition, in which horse riders, at full gallop and holding an almost three metre long pole, aim at an iron ring (alka), which hangs on a rope across the race track. This is a time of the year when the inhabitants of Sinj proudly live their old tradition, which unites the past, present and future and which is under the UNESCO auspices, as a world non-material heritage.

Geographical richness of Split-Dalmatia County is closely related to the wealth of its gastronomy. On a small area there are facing the contradiction of past time flavor the creative cuisine of today; aroma of pristine nature with two grains of salt, thrown over the hill by the south wind, or the smell of komin ( a fireplace ) and komaštre ( a chain and a hook for hanging cooking pots over the fire on the fireplace) brought by the northern wind.