As the sun rises on the Adriatic Sea, small boats with Homer-esque sails more apt for a tale from the Iliad ferry along the white caps towards the medieval town of Split, Croatia. Red roofs are the first to be warmed by the sun, followed by vineyards, farms and eventually, the walls of ancient castles themselves. Roosters crow at first light and bread is still hand-made here. Food is rich with flavor, a blend of ancient Roman tradition and Mediterranean culture from a Slavic people. This is life in Dalmatia.