Central Dalmatia

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  • 1. Dioklecijanova Palača

    Grad | Building/Architectural Site

    The original palace, which took about 10 years to complete, was built in AD 298. The palace was both a luxurious villa and a Roman garrison...Read More

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  • 2. Galerija Meštrović

    Meje | Museum/Gallery

    A short walk from the Riva, this must-see gallery is in a tranquil location overlooking the sea and is surrounded by extensive gardens. Ivan...Read More

  • 3. Katedrala Sveti Lovrijenac

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The remarkable Katedrala Sveti Lovrijenac, completed in 1250, is a perfect example of the massiveness and power of Romanesque architecture....Read More

  • 4. Nacionalni Park Krka

    Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    There are several entrances into the park, but the easiest and most impressive route of arrival is to drive from Šibenik to the town of Skradin...Read More

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  • 5. Pustinja Blaca

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The Blaca Hermitage was built into a cliff face overlooking the sea by monks fleeing the Turks in the 16th century. From the bay below the complex...Read More

  • 6. Stari Grad


    As its name suggests, Stari Grad, or Old Town, is one of the oldest towns in Europe, founded in 384 BC. The site of the original Greek settlement...Read More

  • 7. Dominikanski Samostan

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    With its beautiful gardens overlooking the sea, the Dominican Monastery on the western edge of Bol was founded in 1457. The monastery church...Read More

  • 8. Etnografski Muzej

    Grad | Museum/Gallery

    Occupying a splendid location within the walls of Diocletian's Palace, the museum displays traditional Dalmatian folk costumes and local antique...Read More

  • 9. Franjevački samostan

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    East of town, along the quay past the Arsenal, lies the Franjevački samostan. Within its walls, a pretty 15th-century Renaissance cloister leads...Read More

  • 10. Galerija Branislav Dešković


    In a fine Baroque building on Bol's seafront, the Galerija Branislav Dešković displays over 300 paintings and sculptures by 20th-century Croatian...Read More

  • 11. Galerija Vidović

    Grad | Museum/Gallery

    Emanuel Vidović (1870–1953) is acknowledged as Split's greatest painter. Here you can see 74 of his works, donated to the city by his family...Read More

  • 12. Gradski Muzej

    Grad | Museum/Gallery

    Split's city museum is worth a quick look both to marvel at the collection of medieval weaponry and to see the interior of this splendid 15th...Read More

  • 13. Jelsa


    On Jelsa it feels like island life as it should be. Hvar's third main town is often overlooked except for the catamaran service it offers direct...Read More

  • 14. Jupiterov Hram/ Temple of Jupiter

    Grad | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Roman Emperor Diocletian constructed this temple to worship the god Jupiter. It was converted during the Middle Ages into a baptistery by Christians...Read More

  • 15. Kaštelet-Crikvine

    Meje | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Entrance to the Galerija Meštrović is also valid for nearby Kaštelet, which is down the road from the Meštrović Gallery. The Holy Cross chapel...Read More

  • 16. Katedrala Sv. Jakova

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Šibenik's finest piece of architecture, the Katedrala Sv. Jakova, was built in several distinct stages and styles between 1431 and 1536, and...Read More

  • 17. Katedrala Sveti Dujam

    Grad | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The main body of the cathedral is the 3rd-century octagonal mausoleum designed as a shrine to Emperor Diocletian. During the 7th century, refugees...Read More

  • 18. Luxor Café

    Grad | Restaurant–Sight

    This is a perfect place to sit over coffee or a glass of local wine and absorb the 2,000 years of magnificent architecture that surround you...Read More

  • 19. Marjan

    Marjan | Park/Playground

    Situated on a hilly 3½-km-long (2-mile-long) peninsula that is covered with pine trees and Mediterranean shrubs, Marjan Hill has been a protected...Read More

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  • 20. Modra Spilja


    Hidden away on the small island of Biševo (5 nautical miles southwest of Komiža), the Blue Cave is 78 feet long and 39 feet wide. Sunlight enters...Read More

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