Split

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The first inhabitant of Split was the Roman emperor Diocletian who started to build his palace in this friendly bay around 293 AD. After his abdication he withdrew to this luxurious palace of about 30 thousand square meters.
The following turbulent centuries made the palace into a town first populated by the citizens of the nearby Salona, fleeing before Avars and Slavs. The town overgrew the walls of the 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 on remaining the centre of this part of the coast till our day. This mixture of historic layers brought some clumsiness and some things done too fast but today all that makes a part of its originality.
The big city today lives by the silent beats of history, lively spirit of the young and its particular Mediterranean charm.

Trogir

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Trogir was founded by the Greek colonists in the 3rd century BC. Throughout the history it was occupied by the Romans, the Byzantines, the Hungarians, the Venetians and Napoleon. 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.

Zadar

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A city of exceptional 3000-years old history and extremely valuable cultural heritage, Zadar will always offer something new and original.

The city of Zadar is situated in the heart of the Adriatic, and it is not just an urban centre of northern Dalmatia but with its administrative, economic, cultural and political importance it constitutes the centre of the region with 92.000 inhabitants. Combining the beauties of the past and preferences of modern-day tourism, it offers numerous tourist attractions: if you are looking for an ideal accommodation, autochthon gourmet delicacies, cultural monuments, modern-day sports facilities or various excursion programs, you have found a perfect destination for leisure, sports and fun.

 

Šibenik

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Šibenik excels among all Croatian towns at the Adriatic coast by its unique location in a picturesque and large bay, at the mouth of the Krka. Created initially as a castrum, a fortification or a campus, beneath the St. Michael’s Fortress that still dominates the town, Šibenik was mentioned for the first time in 1606, in a document issued by the most important of Croatian rulers - the king, Petar Krešimir IV. Šibenik obtained its status of a town in 1298, when the Diocese of Šibenik was established.

   

A view of Šibenik reveals the unique harmony of urban poetics of the town and its natural surroundings. The harbor, connected with the open sea by the St. Anthony Strait, has been the initiator of development of sailing, trading and the overall economic prosperity of the town for centuries. At the entrance into the straight, there is the fortress of St. Nicholas, the most important renaissance fortress at the eastern coast of the Adriatic.