Split-Dalmatia County - Maps & Guide
Welcome to the map and guide of the cities, towns or places of interest around Split-Dalmatia County in Croatia. Here you will find virtual tours and guides with 360┬░ panoramas of various destinations linked to various Split-Dalmatia County maps.
Alongside each virtual tour and panorama is a Google map and some local and travel information to help you explore plan and your trip to Split-Dalmatia County and Croatia. This growing guide of Split-Dalmatia County uses images and information provided by independent travellers, giving you the fuller picture of the various sights, hotels and attractions in Croatia.
Split-Dalmatia County - Featured Destinations
Split-Dalmatia County - Travel & Information
Split-Dalmatia County (Splitsko-dalmatinska ┼żupanija) occupies the central-southern area of Dalmatia in Croatia. To the west lies the Adriatic Sea of the Mediterranean, and the coastline is lined by many beautiful islands. Split-Dalmatia County shares internal borders with Dubrovnik-Neretva to the south and Zadar County to the north. It shares international borders with Bosnia and Herzegovina to the east. The principle town in the county is Split and the region relies heavily on tourism.
Split-Dalmatia County can be devided into three parts. Most of the population is found on a narrow strip along the coast. Rising quickly and dramatically behind this is an elevated hinterland (Dalmatinska zagora) with numerous karst fields culminating in the Dinaric Alps along the border with Bosnia and Herzegovina. Lastly are the numerous islands in the Adriatic.
Aside from the city of Split, other main towns in the county include Trogir, Omi┼í and Makarska, all found along the coast. Important island settlements include Supetar on f Brač, Hvar and Stari Grad on Hvar island, and Vis and Komi┼ża on Vis island. Many of these historic towns are important tourist destinations.
Split-Dalmatia County (Splitsko-dalmatinska ┼żupanija) - Tourist Attractions
Split-Dalmatia County is still relatively undiscovered in terms of mass tourism, and has plenty to offer the visitor. Many of the towns are rich in history and architecture. The coastline is very beautiful, backed by mountains with countless pristine beaches and traditional villages. The islands are also popular, well suited for all kinds of holidays. Sailing and cruising along the Dalmatian coast are very popular holidays, allowing people to visit a number of the different towns, islands and resorts.
Among some of the most important and popular tourist attractions in Split-Dalmatia County are
- Split - the principle city full of life with the focus being around the Old City, Diocletian Place with the Cathedral, bell tower allowing panoramic views over the city and many other sites.
- Omi┼í - port town at the mouth of the Cetina River behind which are dramatic gorges with river rafting, beautiful beaches and plenty of good restaurants.
- Trogir - beautiful town whose old historic centre with Kamerlengo Castle, 13th century Dukes Palace and 13th century cathedral are now a UNESCO listed World Heritage Site.
- Makarska - popular holiday destination on the horseshoe shaped bay between the Biokovo mountains and the Adriatic Sea with a harbour and good beaches, the main town on the Makarska Riviera.
- Brač Island - the largest of the Dalmatian islands whose main town is Supetar. The island has numerous luxury beach hotel resorts and is home to Zlatni rat beach, arguably the most famous beach in Croatia and Zrce Beach, a popular party beach.
- Hvar Island - the center of the Adriatic sailing routes for many centuries, the main town of Hvar is full of nightclubs and bars.
- Komi┼ża - beautiful town on Vis island at the foot of Hum hill with the 13th century St. Nicholas' Convent and 16th century Kastel (Venetian Tower) in the harbour.
- Bi┼íevo - beautiful small island in the Adriatic close to Vis famous for the Blue Grotto (Bi┼íevo) which attracts tens of thousands of visitors a year.
- Korčula - beautiful, fortified historic town on protected east coast of the island of Korčula with the Romanesque-Gothic Cathedral of St Mark and birth place of Marco Polo.
- Povlja - pretty harbour town in Povlja bay on the north-eastern coast of the island Brac containing the remains of a 5th century basilica church.