For many tourists, Central Dalmatia means the beach, the sun and the gorgeous islands of Hvar, Brac, Vis and Solta. Understandably, as there are few coasts in the world as enticing as this region.
But just a short ride away from the beach, and behind the mountains just behind Split, an altogether different tourism is being offered, a tourism which is achieving it own success.
Inland Dalmatia may not have the sexy appeal of the pristine Adriatic, but its combination of the authentic Dalmatian way of live, adventure playground, heritage and gourmet delights mean that more and more tourists are taking time away from the beach in search of the experience behind the mountains.
Game of Thrones fans, of course, know all about the fortress at Klis, but it is the other part of Zagora which has attracted a lot of column inches this year, as Imotski has been linked as the Croatian Provence by President Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic and is enjoying a record year. The Sinj Alka tournament, unique open air opera in Vrlika, the Roman heritage of Trilj, Vranjaca Cave in Dugopolje, and the timeless mills of Grab are just some of the attractions in this fascinating region.
The efforts of the local and regional tourist boards were rewarded at the recent Days of Croatian Tourism in Losinj, as inland Dalmatia was one of the three finalists as best continental destination, testimony both to the hard work put in and the improvement of the tourist offer.
Congratulations to inland Dalmatia. To learn more about the region, click here.