How to Capture the Magic of Central Dalmatia… in 48 Seconds

Central Dalmatia is one of the most varied tourist destinations in Europe. With some of the best beaches in Europe along the Makarska Riviera, and four of Croatia’s most magical islands – Hvar, Brac, Solta and Vis – the region has long been known as a sun and beach paradise.

But its historical coastal towns, including UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Split and Trogir, majestic castles including Game of Thrones filmset, Klis Fortress, and ancient Roman ruins in Salona, mean it is also a stunning attraction for those interested in heritage. Traditions like Sinj Alka are highlights in inland Dalmatia, while the region’s breathtaking beauty combines to make it one of the great adventure playgrounds in Europe.

But how to capture all this in 48 seconds? Here’s how, from the official Central Dalmatia YouTube channel.

Vis Summer Festival: The Full Programme

For many, the island of Vis is the ultimate Adriatic island. Located a reassuring distance from the mainland, and with a rich heritage, gorgeous beaches and a VERY relaxed lifestyle, it is one of the great chill zones on the Adriatic.

And there is also plenty of culture. The island which claims the oldest town in Croatia (modern-day Vis, or Issa, dates back to the 4th century BC) has plenty of cultural events to entertain after a day at the beach. Find the full summer programme below, and to learn more about Vis, click here.

July

July 2 at 21:00 opening ceremony, concert of Black Coffee on City Hall square
July 4 at 21:30 theatre play ‘Cesar’ by Gllugl Teatar at Batarija
July 5 at 21:00 chamber music concert of Vladimir Lazarevski (oboa) and Vladimir Krstev (violin) in the Church of Madonna of Spilic
July 7 at 20:30 festival of wine and island products with klapa performances on City Hall square
July 8 at 21:30 theatre play ‘Little Book of Marko Uvodić’ by A.K. Ranko Marinković at Batarija
July 11 at 21:30 concert of Dilatum Jazz Project at Kut – Pod Ložu
July 12 at 21:30 monodrama ‘Only One Woman’ by Matija Prskalo of Gala teatar at Batarija
July 15 at 21:30 theatre play ‘Anđa from Blatuša’ by A. K. Ranko Marinković at Batarija
July 16 at 21:00 exhibition by Natalija Borčić at Goveja
July 17 at 21:30 concert of Flores Acoustic on City Hall square
July 18 at 21:30 theatre play ‘Cesar’ by Gllugl Teatar at Batarija
July 20 at 21:30 concert of Desperados – Rumba Flamenca at Kut Pod Ložu
July 22 at 21:30 theatre play ‘Little Book of Marko Uvodić’ by A.K. Ranko Marinković at Batarija
July 23 at 21:30 concert 4ever More, popular melodies of the late 20th century on the City hall square
July 25 at 21:00 concert of klapa Sebenico at Batarija
July 26 at 21:30 theatre play ‘Hasanaginica’ by Gllugl Teatar at Batarija
July 27 at 21:00 concert of opera arias by the participants of the 25th international singing class Vis at Batarija
July 28 at 20:30 Homage to the Sea, Land and Love – poetry night, concert and folk festival at Rukavac
July 29 at 22:00 Vis Night – concert of Neno Belan and Pink Panther at Ravnica
July 30 at 21:30 theatre play ‘Disgrace’ by the Croatian National Theatre in Varaždin at Batarija: first preview
July 31 at 21:30 theatre play ‘Disgrace’ by the Croatian National Theatre in Varaždin at Batarija: premiere

August

August 1 at 21:30 concert of Marko Škugor, ‘the Dalmatian Carreras’ at Batarija
August 2 at 21:30 theatre plays ‘Bear’ and ‘Swan Song’ by Lectirum Theatre at Batarija
August 3 at 20:00 Bargujac Night
August 3 at 21:30 Miro Kadoić Jazz Quartet on City Hall sqaure
August 4 at 21:00 Victory Day at Ravnica
August 4 at 21:00 theatre play ‘My Nuclear Love’ by Teatar Rugantino at Batarija
August 6 at 21:30 theatre play ‘Little Book of Marko Uvodić’ by A.K. Ranko Marinković at batarija
August 7 at 21:00 photography exhibition by Katarina Karakaš Spiroski at the Culture Center
August 8 at 21:30 theatre play ‘Cesar’ by Gllugl Teatar at Batarija
August 9 at 21:30 concert of Ljetno Kino at the Summer Cinema
August 10 at 21:30 concert of Kajtebriga – jazz, pop and rock on City Hall square
August 11 at 21:30 Ivica Roki – songs and aphorisms at Hrvatski dom
August 12 at 21:30 theatre play ‘Anđa from Blatuša’ by A. K. Ranko Marinković at Batarija
August 13 at 21:30 jazz&blues concert of Mate Škaričić Adaptive at Kut – Pod Ložu
August 14 at 21:00 klapa night at Batarija
August 15 at 21:00 theatre play ‘Anđa from Blatuša’ at Marinje Zemlje
August 15 at 22:00 Vela Gospa (Madonna holiday) festival at Marinje Zemlje
August 16 at 21:00 concert of klapa Iskon at Batarija
August 18 at 20:00 concert at the City Library
August 19 at 18:00 19th Vis Swimming Marathon at Carinski Gat
August 19 at 21:30 folk festival ‘Mijurovac Night’ on the waterfront
August 20 at 21:30 theatre play ‘Little Book of Marko Uvodić’ by A.K. Ranko Marinković at batarija
August 21 at 21:00 concert of Black Coffee on City Hall square
August 24 at 21:00 classical concert of Marino Repanić and Luka Norac at Batarija
August 25 at 20:00 festival of wine and island products with klapa music at the City hall square
August 26 at 21:30 theatre play ‘Anđa from Blatuša’ at Batarija
August 29 at 21:00 instrumental rock concert of Tvrtko Stijena Sextet at the City Hall square

September

September 2 at 20:00 classical concert Tritonus of the Academy of Music students at Kut – pod Ložu
September 8 at 20:00 Mala Gospa (Madonna holiday) festivities at Podšpilje

63rd Split Summer Festival: Full Programme

Split is much more than a sun and sea destination of course, and the city’s UNESCO World Heritage Site of Diocletian’s Palace is just part of the Dalmatian capital’s rich heritage. Split has a rich cultural heritage, and this is embodied each summer in the Split Summer Festival, which this year will take place for the 63rd time. An outstanding programme of opera, drama, ballet and concerts will take place from mid July. See the full programme below, and to learn more about Split, click here

10.07. 9:00 PM ART EXHIBITION OPENING SPLIT ARTISTIC MEMENTO
Old City Hall

14.07. 8:00 PM ART EXHIBITION OPENING STJEPAN GRAČAN RETROSPECTIVE 1970 – 2016
Palača Milesi – Galerija Hazu

14.07. 9:00 PM 63RD SPLIT SUMMER FESTIVAL OPENING CEREMONY
Meštrović’s Crikvine – Kaštilac

14.07. 9:00 PM PREMIÈRE GIOACHINO ROSSINI THE BARBER OF SEVILLE
Meštrović’s Crikvine – Kaštilac

15.07. 9:00 PM STEFAN MILENKOVICH – VIOLIN, ROHAN DE SILVA – PIANO
Meštrović’s Crikvine – Kaštilac

15.07. 9:00 PM ŽIVKO JELIČIĆ THE HOLE
Duće port

15.07. 11:00 PM ART EXHIBITION OPENING MATEA SMOLČIĆ: PINHOLE PORTRAITS
Photo Gallery, Marmontova

16.07. 8:00 PM OPENING OF THE EXHIBITION MATKO TREBOTIĆ: LIGHT AND DARKNESS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN
Kula Gallery

16.07. 9:00 PM DUNCAN MACMILLAN LUNGS
Diocletian’s Palace Basement

16.07. 9:00 PM GIOACCHINO ROSSINI THE BARBER OF SEVILLE
Meštrović’s Crikvine – Kaštilac

17.07. 9:00 PM IGOR KIROV ON THE ROAD
Sustipan

18.07. 8:00 PM EXHIBITION OPENING ARTIST AT MEŠTROVIĆ’S: ENCA KOVAČEVIĆ
Meštrović Gallery

18.07. 9:00 PM SAŠA EVTIMOVA, MARTIN CHAIX, IGOR KIROV EAST WEST
Sustipan

18.07. 9:30 PM ERIC-EMMANUEL SCHMITT PARTNERS IN CRIME
Five Wells Square, Zadar

19.07. 9:00 PM IGOR KIROV THE RED ROOM
Sustipan

20.07. 9:00 PM ŽIVKO JELIČIĆ THE HOLE
CNT Split Courtyard

21.07. 9:00 PM ŽIVKO JELIČIĆ THE HOLE
CNT Split Courtyard

21.07. 9:00 PM VIENNA GLASS ARMONICA DUO
Diocletian’s Palace Basement

22.07. 9:00 PM GIUSEPPE VERDI AIDA
Peristyle

23.07. 9:00 PM MIROSLAV KRLEŽA IN AGONY
Diocletian’s Palace Basement

24.07. 9:00 PM IGOR KIROV NA PUTU
Tvrđava Sv. Mihovila, Šibenik – Šibenik Dance Festival

24.07. 9:00 PM IVAN KOVAČIĆ LAUGHTER AND TEARS OF THE OLD SPLIT
Sustipan

24.07. 9:00 PM GIUSEPPE VERDI AIDA
Peristyle

25.07. 9:00 PM IVAN KOVAČIĆ LAUGHTER AND TEARS OF THE OLD SPLIT
Sustipan

26.07. 8:00 PM BOOK OF ESSAYS PROMOTION ROBERT ADAM AND DIOCLETIAN’S PALACE IN SPLIT
Musum of Fine Arts

26.07. 9:00 PM ZORAN TODOROVICH – TENOR, FRANCESC BLANCO – PIANO
Meštrović’s Crikvine – Kaštilac

27.07. 9:00 PM MEN.HR
Meštrović’s Crikvine – Kaštilac

28.07. 9:00 PM POETRY EVENING – HOMMAGE TO TONČI PETRASOV MAROVIĆ WHATEVER EXISTS IS HERE AND NOW
Sustipan

28.07. 9:00 PM AUDIOVISUAL INSTALLATION ART CITY HETEROTOPIA
CNT Split Square and Atrium

29.07. 9:00 PM GIACOMO PUCCINI TURANDOT
Meštrović Gallery

30.07. 9:00 PM GORAN LISTEŠ – GUITAR
Meštrović’s Crikvine – Kaštilac

30.07. 9:00 PM POETRY – AN EVENING WITH DRAGO ŠTAMBUK GOLD AND DUST OF THE KINGS
Sustipan

31.07. 9:00 PM OLJA LOZICA THE FIRST TIME EVER I SAW YOUR FACE
Diocletian’s Palace Basement

31.07. 9:00 PM GIACOMO PUCCINI TURANDOT
Meštrović Gallery

01.08. 9:00 PM POETRY – AN EVENING WITH JAKŠA FIAMENGO TAKEN FROM THE DARKNESS
Sustipan

02.08. 9:00 PM NINA MITROVIĆ HOW’S LIFE?
Diocletian’s Palace Basement

03.08. 9:00 PM MARIMBA DUO – KATARZYNA MYĆKA AND FILIP MERČEP
Basement of Diocletian’s Palace

04.08. 9:00 PM JAKOV GOTOVAC ERO THE JOKER
Vrlika

04.08. 9:00 PM LINA PROSA LAMPEDUSA BEACH
Diocletian’s Palace Basement

06.08. 9:00 PM BRODOSPLIT CITY CHOIR
Meštrović’s Crikvine – Kaštilac

07.08. 9:00 PM SAŠA EVTIMOVA, MARTIN CHAIX, IGOR KIROV EAST WEST
Sustipan

07.08. 9:00 PM BILJANA KOVAČ – CONTRALTO, VEDRANA – PIANO
Meštrović’s Crikvine – Kaštilac

08.08. 9:00 PM CARLOS MATAS TANGO PIAZZOLLA
Sustipan

09.08. 9:00 PM PREMIÈRE PREDRAG LUCIĆ AZIZ OR THE WEDDING THAT SAVED THE WEST
Villa Dalmacija

10.08. 9:00 PM PREDRAG LUCIĆ AZIZ OR THE WEDDING THAT SAVED THE WEST
Villa Dalmacija

11.08. 9:00 PM PREDRAG LUCIĆ AZIZ OR THE WEDDING THAT SAVED THE WEST
Villa Dalmacija

12.08. 9:00 PM PREDRAG LUCIĆ AZIZ OR THE WEDDING THAT SAVED THE WEST
Vila Dalmacija

13.08. 9:00 PM PREDRAG LUCIĆ AZIZ OR THE WEDDING THAT SAVED THE WEST
Vila Dalmacija

14.08. 9:00 PM PREMIÈRE IGOR KIROV DEATH AND THE DERVISH
CNT Split

14.08. 9:00 PM DODJELA NAGRADA JUDITA I ZATVARANJE FESTIVALA
HNK Split

UberBOAT Launches in Split, Viral Video over 3 Million Views

Another first for Central Dalmatia on June 30, 2017, as the much anticipated UberBOAT finally took to the water, with its maiden voyage from riva in Split to the nearby island of Solta.

The popular ride-share app is diversifying from its core business of connecting car drivers with waiting passengers, to take to the Adriatic Sea. While UberBOAT has been briefly available in other locations for special occasions, this is the first time the company has launched the service for an extended period.

The service will have initial fixed routes from Split, Split Airport, Hvar and Dubrovnik, while the boats will also be available for specific journeys, as well as day hire. As Central Dalmatia is the first location for UberBOAT for a longer period, the launch has attracted plenty of publicity globally, with this one video below alone gaining over 3 million views and tens of thousands of comments. A great promo for this slice of Central Dalmatian heaven.

To learn more about Split, click here.