Explore Split Riviera and Dalmatia
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Stone houses and environmentally restored ethnic villages are reminders of the traditional agricultural lifestyle on the Dalmatian karst. Beside the church of Saint Martin in Podstrana, there is a Roman tomb alleged to be that of Lucius Artorius Castus, whom some historians believe to be the factual basis of the legendary King Arthur. Besides historical legends, in Podstrana you can enjoy natural walks and the beautiful beaches.
In Split's immediate vicinity are the remains of Salona, once the capital of the Roman province of Dalmatia. The nearby hilltop fortress of Klis was the "key to Dalmatia" in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. During this period of Turkish conquests, it was held by the brave warriors known as uskoks. Farther inland is Sinj, a town with a tradition of knights who were likewise decisive in saving Dalmatia from the Turks. A memorial to these wars is the knight tournament known as the Sinjska alka, or the Ring of Sinj, included by UNESCO in its list of the world's intangible heritage.
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If you’re enjoying your holidays in Split and it's riviera and you just want to go for some island hopping in Dalmatia, or you want to spend more time on one of the Split islands, then some of these information might be useful.
Besides being the second largest city in Croatia, Split is also a big traffic hub with airport, ferry port and train station connecting Split to almost entire Europe. The ferry port in Split is the main stop on your way to the islands of south Adriatic sea.
Some of the most popular Croatian islands are located in the Split archipelago and can be reached from Split by ferries or catamarans in 30 minutes or more. The biggest, closest and most popular islands which you can visit from Split are: Brac, Solta, Hvar, Vis, Lastovo and Korcula.