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BOL

enigmatic and irresistible

The largest central Dalmatian island and the third largest island in the Adriatic, bordered by magical bays and covered with pine and cypress forests located at the foot of Vidova Gora, which is the highest peak of the island and the highest peak of all Adriatic islands (778 m).

The first inhabitants of the island were the Illyrians, whose numerous hillforts and mounds scattered throughout the island testify to their presence.

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DUBROVNIK

king's landing

A stunning city, the "pearl of the Adriatic" made of stone and light in 1979 became part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Located in the extreme south of the Republic of Croatia, the city is like an open palm under the stars, and his history is long and remarkable.

Dubrovnik has known initially as Ragusa, the earliest archaeological evidence dates back to the 8th century and from the 13th century onwards became an essential Mediterranean power.

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HVAR

King of the Dalmatian islands

Hvar island is so much more than its best-known town. Surrounded by the sea, the sunniest island, 68 km long, is the fourth island in the Adriatic and is among the ten most beautiful islands in the world.

The island of Hvar has a rich history with one of the oldest traces of life on the Mediterranean.The first evidence of life has been found in Grapceva cave.

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Korcula

Decoration from the Adriatic

Rich in vineyards, olive groves and small villages, 46 km long is the famous island of Korcula. The sixth-largest Adriatic island. It has 96 bays and capes.

Evidence of the first inhabitants of the island dating back to the Old Stone Age has been recorded in the Vela Cave. Throughout history, the administration of Korcula has been continually changing, so this island was Greek, Roman, Illyrian, Byzantine and eventually Slavic. The turbulent history of Korcula is written in stone and is visible on every piece of this unique island.

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Kornati

escape from reality

In northern Dalmatia, where the most indented part of the Adriatic coast, is a labyrinth with 89 islands, islets and reefs. The islands in the Kornati National Park are divided into two series - Kornati and Piskerski of 216.78 km², and they were named after the largest Kornati.

The Kornati Islands became a National Park in 1980.

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Krka

seven magnificent

The Krka National Park covers an area of 109 km² in sibenik-Knin County. Krka is a natural and karst phenomenon and the travertine waterfalls of the river Krka are a fundamental phenomenon - Bilusića buk, Brljan, Manojlovac, Rosnjak, Miljacka slap, Roski slap and Skradinski buk. In 1985, it was declared a national park.

It is also rich in cultural and historical monuments, especially the Franciscan monastery on the island of Visovac.

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Mljet

the greenest island

Mljet has a long and rich history and was first mentioned in the 4th century BC. Legend has it that the mistress of the Greek hero Odysseus, the nymph Calypso, chose this island as her home, where a cave named after the Greek adventurer, Odysseus, remained in the stone. Whether there is truth in the legend or not, only the sea knows the answer.

35 BC Christ the Romans took power on Mljet where they built the third largest palace on the Adriatic, and the population was engaged in agriculture and animal husbandry

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Omis

picturesque pirate town

Between the blue sea and the sharp mountain Dinara, where the river Cetina flows into the sea, the pirate town of Omis was founded. It is an extremely picturesque town with an old Mediterranean atmosphere complemented by the Festival of Dalmatian Klapas, local gastronomic offer, rich cultural and historical heritage.

There are many exciting stories about Omis pirates, and Mirabela Fortress is one of the more lasting reminders.

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Sibenik

Kresimir's castle

The city of Sibenik in the central part of the Adriatic is located in the most protected natural harbour. The city has a rich history and is of great importance for Croatian history because it is the only coastal city founded by Croats, not Romans. It is assumed that the Croats inhabited the sibenik area at the beginning of VII. a century and in the IX. a century from the settlement at the foot of the fortress of St. Michael gradually began to create their principality.

The fortress rises on a hill and is the oldest fortress in Sibenik.

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Split

blend of ancient and modern

Split, Croatia's second-largest city, always buzzing, this exuberant city has just the right balance between tradition and modernity stunningly. To top it off, Split has a unique setting, located between coastal mountains and turquoise sea of the Adriatic is a great place to see Dalmatian life as it's really.

The founder of Split should be considered the Roman emperor Diocletian, who decided to build his empire on a peninsula near the Roman city of Salona.

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Vis

pearl among Adriatic islands

The island of Vis, a natural paradise, is located on the open sea and the most remote of all the central Dalmatian islands.

The whole island is divided between two beautiful small towns, which are at the foot of two large bays. On the northeast side is the town of Vis, which is the capital of the island, and on the southwest is the town of Komiza. In the past, Komiža was a fishing port and the town of Vis an agricultural and trade centre.

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Zadar

city of romance and love

The famous Alfred Hitchcock once said: "Zadar has the most beautiful sunset in the world, more beautiful even than the one in Key West, Florida, which is applauded every night."

One of the oldest cities on the Croatian side, located in the heart of the Adriatic Sea, Zadar is the urban centre of northern Dalmatia.
Dalmatia. A three-thousand-year-old town with a long and dynamic history, often demolished, looted, destroyed, each time coming out of the ruins even stronger and more beautiful.

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