落戶達爾馬提亞Iyna Bort Caruso
Dalmatia is a strip of land that extends more than 200 miles on the eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea, bordering Slovenia in the north and Montenegro in the south. Its island-scattered coastline is one Fodor’s called the “most beautiful” in Europe.
Within a laid-back setting and a climate of near rainless summers are medieval towers, UNESCO World Heritage monuments, ancient palaces and thousands upon thousands of acres of grapevines.
The culture, character and architecture reflect the influences of the many powers that ruled different regions of the Dalmatian territory, the Venetian Republic and the Austrian Empire among them. For most of last century, the whole of Croatia was one of six republics that made up Yugoslavia until it declared independence in 1991. Croatia joined the European Union in 2013.
For the active, Dalmatia offers diving, sailing, horseback riding trails, challenging hiking paths, internationally known climbing spots and the largest cycling network in the country.
Along this stretch are old fishing villages, historic stone hamlets and towns where virtually every homeowner has wine cellars and vineyards of their own.
Dubrovnik is one of the country’s top property markets. Available homes in the walled Old City, known for its medieval architecture, stone streets and terracotta rooftops, are far and few between. However, villas within walking distance rank among the city’s most desirable. Dalmatia’s largest city is Split, famous for Diocletian’s Palace built for the Roman Emperor Diocletian in the 4th century. Split is a city with an exuberant spirit, ideally situated on the Adriatic with mountains in the backdrop. Little new construction is permitted in the city core, which has resulted in existing homes being in high demand.
The Dalmatian residential property market attracts international buyers, largely from the European Union and those with Croatian roots. They find urban villas, island villas, coastal built-to-suit plots and even the occasional castle for sale.