WHERE IS EXACTLY SPLIT REGION?
Split region or more precisely Split – Dalmatia county (administrative unit) lies in the southern part of Croatia. If you are looking on the map, the area takes the coastal line from Sevid to Gradac. The elevated hinterland which extends all the way to the border with Bosnia and Herzegovina and the islands are also part of Split – Dalmatia region.
The region is connected very well with other parts of Croatia thanks to the modern A1 highway (Split-Zadar-Karlovac-Zagreb) and the modern international airport. There is another, smaller airfield on the island of Brač. On the other hand, the area is connected with Italy thanks to the international ferry and cruise lines.
FORGED IN ANCIENT ROME
The area was settled long before the Roman empire, but after the construction of the residential palace for emperor Diocletian, the region started to expand with the population and economically. In its long history, Dalmatia was an important cultural and transit point for ages, and you can see that easily thanks to the well-preserved historical cities, palaces and monuments.
The thing about Dalmatia is that you can access it easily from every country in Europe. If you add a mild Mediterranean climate with an indescribable coastline and friendly people to the equation, you will get a one of a kind place for your second home.
NEW OPPORTUNITIES IN TOURIST SECTOR
Despite having all the advantages, Split was always considered as a transitional point for tourists, from where they would continue their travel through Croatia. In the last decade, Split has spent a lot of effort to change the strategy and become a serious tourist destination. From that point, with the help of new investment Split is breaking new records every year in terms of tourist visits and stays. Today it is one of the most visited European destinations. Other parts of Dalmatia like Makarska riviera, Omiš riviera, Trogir have a strong reputation among tourists.
The hinterland is attractive, thanks to the intact eco-system with many species you can’t find anywhere in the world. That is why it offers many options for tourists that like activities on their vacation or they simply enjoy spending time in nature. Hinterland area has a huge potential for developing an eco-friendly tourism strategy. Many locals have already successfully actualized great projects by turning their old houses into modern rental villas.
Local municipalities are aware of the potential, which is why they want to come up with new plans that can improve infrastructure and secure all necessary conditions that will turn this area into attractive eco-friendly destination.