Central Dalmatia

Central Dalmatia roughly covers the same area as Split-Dalmatia county, one of the central counties in the Croatian region of Dalmatian on the Adriatic coast. It is of course home to Split, Croatia’s second-largest city and the largest coastal city – but there’s so much more besides! The region is home to some beautiful little towns to holiday in or explore on day trips, and the area around the Cetina River (by Omis) is a prime spot for all sorts of activities.

Central Dalmatia

Getting to Central Dalmatia and Travelling Around

It will come as no surprise to learn that it’s best to travel to Split (whether by air, bus, train or boat) in order to reach Central Dalmatia. Once you’ve arrived in Split, it is then easy to travel on to your destination; it most cases this will be by bus, although some boat routes do also exist. (For example, from Split to Trogir or Ciovo.)

See our Getting to Split page for the most suitable ways of travelling to Split.

Visiting Central Dalmatia

Learn more about where to visit and what to see and do in Central Dalmatia in our guides to the following destinations:

  • Split
    A full guide and what to see and do in Croatia’s second-largest city – the mighty Split.
  • Trogir
    This exceedingly pretty coastal town is well worth a visit – whether as a day trip from Split, or to stay in!
  • Ciovo
    This island is easy to reach – it’s connected to the mainland by bridge! – and is a relaxing place for a family holiday
  • Solin
    Explore the impressive Roman ruins here, the birthplace of Roman Emperor Diocletian
  • Omis
    Forts, activities and pirates (well, long ago) – Omis has it all!

Technically, the Makarska Riviera is also in Central Dalmatia but we have a separate section for this excellent holiday destination!

The islands of Solta, Brac, Hvar and Vis are also in this part of Croatia – but these are featured in our Croatian Islands guide.

Accommodation in Central Dalmatia

Take a look at our guide to Accommodation in Central Dalmatia to see the best hotels, boutique hotels, hostels, villas, campsites, apartments and more to stay in.

More information

You can find out more info about this part of Croatia on the Split-Dalmatia County Tourist Board website.

Take a look at the Bike Trails Dalmatia website for cycling routes in this part of Croatia.