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Dugi Rat

Dugi Rat, Croatia

You cannot pass through Dugi Rat without being drawn to beautiful pebble beaches. Source: croatia.hr


With approximately three and a half thousand inhabitants, Dugi Rat is the largest settlement on the road between Split and Omis. The oldest villages at the foot of the south side of Mt. Mosor are Jesenice, Zeljovici, Krug, and Stare Duce. Today, these villages are mostly abandoned, as in the past several decades the people have been settling mostly by the sea and the Adriatic Motorway, creating the environment for tourism development. By the mid 1980s, Dugi Rat was considered one of the most developed settlements on the Adriatic Coast due to its industry (ferroalloy factory Dalmacija). Almost a quarter of a century
Dugi Rat, Croatia

Dugi Rat is known for its beautiful beaches with fine pebbles. What's missing in this picture? You. Source: omis-riviera.eu


ago, the factory has completely stopped production and locals have focused on tourism and catering. Long uninterrupted beach extends from Dugi Rat northwest to Split, through several almost conjoint villages: Orij, Mali Rat, Jesenice, Suhi Potok, Krilo and Podstrana. The beaches here are mostly pebble beaches with fine or large pebbles, while the neighboring village of Duce has sandy beaches. This entire coastal area is rich with apartments and rooms in private houses, villas and small family hotels. Driving along the Adriatic scenic road you will see plenty of "apartmani" signs on the Dugi Rat Riviera. Dugi
Dugi Rat, Croatia

It's interesting to take a walk through the streets of old villages above Dugi Rat. Source: tz-dugirat.hr


Rat gravitates towards Omis, which is the largest nearby city, known for the Cetina River delta and pirates. Although close to Omis, Dugi Rat has a completely independent accommodation and hospitality offer, which is reflected in numerous restaurants and taverns. The most famous cultural entertainment event in this area is Dugi Rat Summer, held every July. Versatile program, concerts, exhibits, plays, gastronomy fairs, and nice beaches with clear sea make Dugi Rat an excellent place for a vacation or a mini-vacation.

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