Dalmatia

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Dalmatia is impossible to summarize in a few sentences and introduce it in this way to an interested visitor to this website. Her beauty is unique in the string of pearls of the Mediterranean. This distinctive geographical and cultural entity, located on the eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea, has a very complex history. This region of Croatia is a true challenge for tourists and foreigners. By its geographical, civilization and cultural features, Dalmatia primarily belongs to the Mediterranean. In the global context, the Mediterranean is an ancient crossroads where different cultural influences of Western and Eastern civilizations have mixed for millennia. Within the Mediterranean world, Dalmatia primarily owes its cultural and historical heritage to its unique cultural identity.

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History has left Dalmatia an inexhaustible wealth of valuable cultural and historical monuments as a testimony to the influence of culture and powerful states of different historical periods of the “old world” cradle. Dalmatia receives its first civilization outlines in ancient times. During those times, the indigenous population on the eastern Adriatic coast where made by the tribes of the ancient Illyrians. The nomadic life was the main feature of their culture. The Delmati Illyrian tribe lived on the coast and the hinterland between the rivers of Cetina and Neretva. The Romans named this region DALMACIJA after the DELMATI tribe.

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The seals of the Illyrians, ancient Greeks and Romans are still clear in various forms, along with the era of the Croatian and Hungarian kings, the rule of the Venetian Republic and its many wars with the Ottoman Empire, followed by the short reign of Napoleon, the late 18th and early 19th century and the end of the 19th century the administration of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and the 20th century monarchist and socialist Yugoslavia. The consequences of long-term of wars and then the signed ceasefire between the Turks and the Venetians, under whose auspices Dalmatia was located, were the boundaries of present-day Dalmatia, formed in the early 18th century. The Republic of Croatia in 1992 established its national independence, and from 2013 it is a part of the EU.

From the cultural offer of Tučepi we emphasize three major events. The "Tučepi Summer Evenings" cover entertainment and cultural events, and every year they start with the folk festival on June 13, on the feast of St. Anthony, the patron of Tučepi.

This brief review of the history of viticulture and winemaking of Dalmatia serves to acquaint you with the wine treasures of this beautiful region where one magical story of the wine industry in Croatia started!

The Borić family has been producing olive oil for generations. Pave Borić proudly continues the family tradition.

Gastronomy is a word that was created from the Greek word Gaster (stomach) and nomos (rule, order). It indicates the skill of preparing food and the culture of recommendations or choosing meals.