Dalmatian inland (known as Hinterland) and surrounding areas are rich in natural beauties and sights. Enrich your holiday visiting the pearls of the Adriatic and Dalmatia and discover the many beauties of Croatia. Here we will highlight only a few sights which are certainly worth a visit.
Biokovo Nature park
Biokovo is the highest mountain on the Dalmatian coast, offering from its tips and gazebos unforgettable panoramic views of the Makarska Riviera and the areas around Biokovo. Our stone houses are located in the foot of the mountain, from where you can see st. Jure, the peak of the mountain (1762m). Biokovo was proclaimed a Nature Park in 1981. due to its biological diversity and geomorphology.
Biokovo is ideal for hiking for beginners and experienced hikers. You can choose from more than 40 hiking routes which set off from either the maritime or the inland side, from the foothills to the peaks of Biokovo.
More about the nature park Biokovo can be found on the official website of the Nature Park.
Radman mills / Kastil Slanica - Omis
Restaurant – picnic area Radman mills is placed in the heart of the Cetina River canyon, 6 km from Omiš. Radman mills are ideal for adventure lovers. Peace, freshness and the beauty of the canyon will allow you to relax in the full sense of the word. You can enjoy in the shade of tall trees, the refreshing water of the Cetina and delicious local cuisine.
Enjoy the magic of Cetina river canyon and its beautiful, rich vegetation and the spirit of timelessness. Take advantage of the possibility of swimming and sunbathing in one of the many river beaches.
Restaurant Kaštil Slanica is located in the Cetina River canyon, only 4 km away from Omiš and the sea. As a part of centuries-old history of the canyon, today the restaurant Kaštil Slanica stands out with unique ambience and its gastronomy associated with its past and environment. You can enjoy dishes from the Cetina River (frogs, eels and trout), the sea (seafood) and the hinterland such as bread and meat baked under the peka, snails and homemade dalmatian frittes, just like the famous pirates of Omiš used to.
Red and Blue Lake - Imotski
Red Lake is a karst cave filled with water near Imotski. It was named after the red rocks on the edge of the lake. There is a legend about Gavanovo courts according to which there were courts in the distant past above the lake that perished in the country and on the site Red Lake was created. This karst cave is around 528 meters high and the depth of the lake is about 287 meters making it one of the deepest lakes in Europe. It can not be reached without mountaineering equipment due to the steep cliffs that surround it.
Blue Lake is one of the most beautiful Croatian lakes and is a favorite local beach in the summer months. It often runs dry and in that time the traditional game of football is played on the bottom of the lake. Access to Blue Lake regardless of its cliffs of over 900 meters is very easy and is arranged along the path of the surrounding rock.
You can reach the lakes within 30min from our houses.
Krka National Park
Krka is the seventh national park in Croatia, known for its many lakes and waterfalls. It was named after the river Krka that it encloses.
The Skradinski buk waterfall, the longest waterfall on the Krka River, is one of the best known natural beauties of Croatia. The cascades are composed of travertine barriers, islands, and lakes. They can be viewed throughout the entire year thanks to a network of paths and bridges that enable comfortable and safe walking. Several renovated water mills, rolling mills, and washing columns that for centuries have utilized the power of the river are also located at the Skradinski buk.
Visovac Island is among Croatia's most valuable natural and cultural values. The Franciscan Monastery of Our Lady of Mercy and the Church of Our Lady of Visovac have stood here since 1445. The monastery houses a valuable archaeological collection, a collection of historical church linens and dishes anda rich library, with several historical manuscripts, valuable books and incunabula. Due to the centuries of worship of the Mother of God, this island is often called Our Lady’s Island.
Roški slap is also called the 'vast waterfall', and is made up of a 22.5 m high main waterfall and countless backwaters, cascades and travertine islands. Over the waterfall, there is a road that dates back to Roman times. Throughout most of Roški slap, the natural environment is pristine and of great interest to nature lovers. On the left bank are a series of attractive water mills, several of which have been restored and returned to their original function. The complex of water mills at Roški slap is among the most interesting and prized ethnographic monuments in Dalmatia and Croatia.
The Krka Monastery (Holy Archangel), the spiritual centre of the Orthodox faith, stands 3.5 kilometres east of Kistanje, in a bay on the Krka River. Erected on the foundations of an earlier Eremite monastery, it was first mentioned in the written records in 1402. A church built in the Byzantine style stands next to the monastery. Below the church there are ancient Roman catacombs, which are open to visitors. The monastery was named after the Krka River, which abounds here in plant and animal species, thanks to the water which provides them with life and the peace that is assured due to man’s absence.
You can reach the Park in 1 hour by taking the highway only 6 km from our houses.
Source: Krka National park, www.np-krka.hr