For those interested in off-plan developments, Jenny McKelvie finds out what’s on offer in central and northern Dalmatia.
As property prices in Dubrovnik and Southern Dalmatia soar many investors are looking further north to the cities of Split and Sibenik. Andrea Marston, the UK General Manager of Dream Property Croatia, sums up the appeal of buying property in Central or Northern Dalmatia: "With the new budget flights from the UK operated by easyJet and Wizz Air commencing in May 2006, Split has become one of the most accessible places on the Croatian coast, yet it still has some of the cheapest property prices in the country."
Those visiting Split for the first time are wowed by a vibrant waterfront city sandwiched between the Adriatic and the hulking Dinaric Alps. Constructed around an
ancient Roman palace that is more than 1,700 years old - the former home of the Roman Emperor Diocletian, who retired to this Mediterranean idyll in AD305 - Split is a living museum where the palace, including its impressive peristil, is still very much central to daily life.
Unsurprisingly an increasing number of foreign investors are seeking property within the walls of Diocletian's grand retirement home, something that has seen prices rocket, with apartments commanding well in excess of £1,000 and often closer to £2,000 per square metre. For those who don't want to pay sky-high prices for Old Town properties, many of which can be cramped or in need of serious renovation,
a number of new...
The full article can be found on pages 92-99 of June/July issue.