About Dalmatia

The region of Dalmatia includes over one third of Croatian Coast, and as such gathers sites of immeasurable beauty, historical value and cultural inheritance. Renowned since the Roman Times, the region of Dalmatia has inspired writers and poets of every age to write about its breath-taking island archipelagos, mountain slopes and old forts. From the city of Zadar to magnificent pearl of Adriatic the world knows as Dubrovnik, from the palace of Diocletian in Split to historical cores of Sibenik and Trogir, this part of Croatia invites for a vacation impossible to forget. Hundreds of islands, coves and secret beaches wait to be discovered by visitors, not to mention the gastronomic delicacies belonging to centuries of tendered culinary identity Dalmatia has. Providing older generations with leisure and relaxation, and newer with long night parties the entire Europe talks about, Dalmatia has an activity for everyone, and offers the experience which made Croatia such a popular tourist destination on the global scale.

21000, Split, Croatia

Paklina Mine: The Oldest Colliery in Dalmatia

In the close vicinity of Vrgorac settlement, a unique locality is bound to become an original point of interest both to locals and foreigners. It is an old excavation site situated on Radovic Mountain, called Paklina Mine. The name was derived from word pakao which literally translates as “hell”. It is also a term that miners used to describe a thick black ore which was used as early form of asphalt, and was found in abundance below Radovic surface. Paklina Mine has a rather long and interesting history. Even one of the most notable Croatian poets, Tin Ujevic, mentions it in his writings. During active excavations, the materials obtained were used to make salt pools of Ston in 1886. Surprisingly,…

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