Middle Dalmatia

srednja dalmacija 

Split is the economic and administrative centre of Middle Dalmatia, with about 200,000 inhabitants.

Because of its central position on the eastern coast of the Adriatic sea, the district of Split and Dalmatia has always had an extraordinary cultural and historical role.

The emperor Diocletian, who was of the Dalmatian origin himself, has had a huge palace built. The Diocletian's palace became the centre, out of which the medieval town of Split has developed.

Therefore, it is understandable that the medieval Croatian rulers have had many churches and mausoleums built on the ruins of Salona, near Split. Generous nature has garnished this rich and heterogeneous area with hidden bays, beaches, cliffs, karsts, emerald groves, sea straits and vast high seas.

The islands of Brac, Solta, Hvar and Vis are wide, with beautiful landscapes and hierarchies of bigger and smaller settlements.

The back country, to which even the breath of the Mediterranean reaches, consists of a mountainous landscape with karsts, wide fields and settlements.

On the coast, the cross-roads of continental and sea - ways, during the prehistoric and ancient era, the town of Salona has developed as the metropolis of the Roman province Dalmatia, whose role was taken over by Split in the early Middle Ages.

Facts about Middle Dalmatia:

  • 455.242 inhabitants (census 2011)

Headquarters: Split

Islands: larger islands are Brac, Ciovo, Hvar, Solta, Vis

National Parks: 1 - Biokovo

UNESCO natural sites: Historical Complex of Split with the Palace of Diocletian since 1979, Trogir historical core since 1997, Stari Grad Plain since 2008