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Fun facts

about Dalmatia
  • Once Salona, ​​today Solin was the capital of the Roman province of Dalmatia
  • Krka National Park was specifically created to protect the area
  • Philosopher’s Street is the only street in Korčula Town without steps.
  • ’Hermits’’ lived on Brač right up until 1963.
  • Jaruga Hydroelectric Power Plant is one of the oldest power-generating facilities in the world. Its present location dates back to 1903.
  • Shakespeare’s comedy Twelfth Night was set in Dalmatia.
  • The island of Biševo has only 13 residents.
  • The island of Hvar off the Dalmatian coast is the island with the most hours of sunshine in Europe – more than 2,800 hours a year.
  • The highest mountain in Croatia is the Dinara peak at 1,831 metres.
  • The island of Vis plays Greece in the Hollywood film ‘Mamma Mia 2’
  • In the Croatian waters lives the last specimen of the Mediterranean seal.
  • Dubrovnik was known as the “Adriatic Pearl” in the early 19th century (thanks to the English poet Lord Byron) and not only as “Game of Thrones” King’s Landing and Star Wars filming location.
  • Zadar has the world’s first pipe organ played by the sea and is also known for its sunset which Alfred Hitchcock said was the most beautiful in the world.
  • Split has a synagogue which is the third oldest still active in Europe.
  • The dog breed Dalmatian can be traced back to Croatia and the Dalmatia region.
  • The Cathedral of Saint Dominus in Split, consecrated at the turn of the 7th century AD, is regarded as the oldest Catholic cathedral in the world that remains in use in its original structure.