Valleys, rivers and flavours
Staying in eco-ethno villages or along the banks of the Cetina river, visiting the craggy ground of the Biokovo Nature Park, Imotski lakes or Vrgorac fields with a gathering at the table and an offer of local food produced by a combination of crisp mountain air and richly water-soaked fields – will certainly turn your holiday into an unforgettable experience.
With active holidays in autochthonous settlements and with hospitable hosts, having fun outdoors while enjoying the views of nature and the surrounding mountains, you will enrich your stay with a visit to prosciutto, where you will be introduced to the method of producing Dalmatian ham – at the smoking plant as well as the cheesecloth cheese (sir iz mišine). A visit to wineries and fruit brandy producers, a visit to an oil works, an ethno village, all places where you can become acquainted with the way of life and working in the Dalmatian karst over a hundred years ago.
Only the mountains and some thirty kilometres divide the Adriatic coast from the river valleys and the green fields of the hinterland where the Central Dalmatia hinterland area is situated.
Clean and incredibly diverse, special in every way with mills, rivers, lakes, fields and vineyards, it is an oasis of history concentrated in centuries-old fortresses and untouched nature. Autochthonous houses, fields and untouched nature will tell you their secrets and explain the local traditions, offer you adrenaline-filled experiences, your hosts will serve you with unique fresh flavours from the fields and gardens, river and meat delicacies and with excellent wines. The valleys, through which the Cetina River meanders, are a combination of heritage, wide spaces, water, diversity and untouched nature.
Watch the Alka knight’s tournament, visit Alkars’ residence, a monument to the Alkar, the Stari Grad fortress, the Kamičak clock tower and a „Siege of Sinj in 1715“ performance.
Miraculous Lady of Sinj
Visit the church in Sinj where the image of the Miraculous Lady of Sinj is kept which is considered one of the most beautiful paintings created by Christian art. Painted on canvas, it does not depict the whole image of the Mother of God but just a bust coming out of the dark background of the picture.
Museum of Trilj region
Visit the Museum of Trilj region, the Roman military camp – Tilurium – which once housed 6,000 Roman legion soldiers by the mid-1st century, the Čačvina fortress and the old Grab Mills, which are preserved in their original form.
Visit the Topana fortress and the covenant church of Our Lady of the Angels, „Gospin dolac“, the football stadium, the Imotski Town Museum and the Franciscan Monastery collection as well as the archaeological site Crkvine – Cista Velika
Ethno eco village Kokorići
Autochthonous rural entirety, threshing floors, wells, stalls, huts, houses, taverns, a Pržo Prvan turret and the old medieval church of St Anthony, are a reflection of folk architecture and are under conservation protection. The whole area has been restored and is now a tourist attraction.
DID YOU KNOW:
Some of the earliest football in the world was played in the area near today’s Trilj! An ancient tombstone of a seven-year-old Roman boy, Gaius Laberius from the 2nd century, can be seen with him holding a ball with hexagons joined in the manner of a net-like ornament, which was discovered at the Tilurium site near Trilj, shows this. This monument is built into the facade of a stone house in Vrlička Street in Sinj. In 1969 FIFA acknowledged this monument as the world’s first monument dedicated to football.