Rich history, clean sea and beautiful nature of Croatia. What more does a man need to relax, replenish strength and gain new experiences?
There are 1,185 islands near the coast of Croatia. Throughout its troubled history Dalmatia has changed its owners not once. Here Romans, Byzantines, the Ostrogoths, Slavs, the Republic of Venice, Austrian Empire were masters, even the Ottomans ruled a of the continental Dalmatian lands.
Trogir is one of the oldest settlements on the Adriatic coast of Croatia. Of Trogir city fortifications there are left now only the north gate with a statue of Blessed John of Trogir, the first bishop of the city, and a small piece of wall on the south side. And on the west side of the island there is the castle Camerlengo (Gradina Kamerlengo), built by the Venetians in the XV century for their garrison.
The largest city in Dalmatia is Split. In the whole Croatia it is the second largest city after the capital of Croatia Zagreb. The palace of Emperor Diocletian was a grand structure, rather reminiscent of a fortress. Since the days of Diocletian in the palace there are survived the lobby and basement, the remains of several temples and dining triclinium, the Mausoleum of Diocletian, now - a cathedral of Split with a 60 meters high bell tower, from which you can admire the panorama of the city.
The river Krka, as many believe, is the most beautiful river in Croatia. The opinion is reasonable, because there are seven waterfalls along it. Natural beauty of Krka basin served as a basis for foundation of the National Park (Nacionalni park Krka) here in 1985. Here in the middle of the river on a tiny island Visovac a Franciscan monastery is located.