CITY OF SPLIT, is a cosmopolitan city.If you intend travelling through,make sure you book a return visit,and either stay a few days,or at the very least take an excursion to this beautiful city. Founded by the Roman emperor Diocletian,who built his palace on the bay of Aspalathos and spent his final years here of his life after abdicating in May,A.D.305.The Palace has survived historical periods of time,and its level of preservation and the variety of the buildings makes it the heart of the region,as it is today!The Palace is one of the most famous and cultural constructions found on the Croatian Adriatic coast and is of European and World Heritage importance. In the 7th Century,Split grew rapidly,by the inhabitants of the destroyed Graeco-Roman Metropolis of Salonae(Solin)took refuge within its walls.Today,you can still venture to explore the ruins of Salonae,just outside the City. Modern Split,thoughtfully planned,has grown.The historic nucleus of the City is preserved.Promenaders(People watcher's,)can be found on the main Riva.Designer shops,cafes,bars and konoba(Inn,)-the best place to enjoy the local Dalmatian cusine-is also a City of vibrant nightlife:but most who come to visit,will fall to its rich history and cultural themes.

You today can fly into Split Airport,and from the harbour,opposite the bus station,take the Ferries to the islands,such as Hvar.Events:The Day of St.Duje,commemorating the patron saint of the city,on 7th May,Flower Show-May,Split Summer(dramas,operas and concerts,)-July and August.Split Saturday Nights(Classical music.)

For Information on Split Airport go to http://www.splitairport.info

 

 Known to visitors,and it's inhabitants as PRIMOSTEN,Sailors called it a "dry point",because of the long-lasting dry periods.Primosten,is set upon a little island that five centuries ago inhabitants linked to the land by a causeway so that they could go off to the fields more easily.Surrounded by seven little islands,Primosten is a special gift of nature that leaves no one indifferent. From a fishing village,Primosten has developed into this part of the Adriatic's heaven for holiday makers.The charm that the town gives off is hard to resist.The little streets,so Mediterranean in feel,invite you to experience the warmth of the people and the land,at least for a moment! There is a centuries old tradition of olive harvesting and wine making in this region,while the Primosten red wine,Babic,is the most widely renowned and well known. In the Primosten hinterland there are unique opportunities for becoming acquainted with the traditional and original way of life in the numerous rural households of the Primosten Burni. The main event in Primosten is : Our Lady of Porto,a religious event with a large procession around the town and on the sea on the 27th July.The top of the town is dominated by the church of St.George,built in the late 15th Century and enlarged around 1760.

 

 

TROGIR,set on a small island  is one of the jewels of the Dalmatian coast,with many monuments.The Greeks of Issa(now Vis)first settled here in 380BC,when they founded the fortified town of Tragyrion(island of goats,)which became Tragurium under the Romans in 78AD.In the Middle Ages Trogir was protected by the Byzantine fleet,but in 1123 it was attacked and destroyed by the Saracens,and abandoned by the few surviving inhabitants.It revived again 70 years later and a period of extraordinary artistic growth ensued,first under the Kings of Hungary and, from 1420,under Venetian rule.In 1997 Trogir was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Trogir can boast a unique present-day success story,in that of, Boris Buric Gena,a tailor who specializes in making traditional Croatian Suits.His signature jackets are made without lapels and have antique-style brocade buttonholes.They are often worn at ceremonies and parades.His workshop,the Buric Palace,now draws weathy and famous clients from all over the world.

Song and Photo's of the Region: Zemlja dida moghttp//www.Youtube.com/watch?v=5Q_9tHtyHZY&feature=related