WHERE TO GO
DISCOVER TOWNS AND CITIES
Omiš (6 km – 10 min by car or 3,5 km – 35 min walk)
This amazing small town with a rich pirate history placed on the mouth of the River Cetina is a place where you will be coming every day. Not only because of its supermarkets, gas station, vegetable market, fish market … but because you will immediately fall in love with its beautiful beaches, small restaurants and old town. Omiš will also be your starting point for the majority of adventures and activities while exploring the islands, River Cetina or the rest of the beautiful coast.
20 km (25 min by car)
Only 25 minutes drive from the villa you will be able to enjoy in the Split, spectacular city of Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace, one of the most significant works of late-ancient architecture. During 1700 years the Palace slowly turned into a city, which to this day lures with its rich tradition, glorious history and beauty of its natural and cultural heritage, continuing to live a full life. Diocletian’s Palace and the entire historical core of Split have been on the World Heritage UNESCO list ever since 1979.
Solin – Ancient Salona
26 km (30 min)
The ancient Salona was founded at the mouth of the river Jadro and in the sheltered sea bay, at the foot of the mountain Kozjak. There are remains which it is presumed was built in the 4th century B.C. and which can still be seen in Solin today. Salona was the port of the Illyrian Delmati tribe, where the Greeks and Romans lived. In the 48th year B.C., Julius Caesar proclaimed Salona as the centre of the Roman province of Dalmatia.
Klis - Fortress
31 km (35 min)
Overlooking the city of Split, in the mountain pass between Mosor and Kozjak, lies the small village of Klis speckled with vineyards and olive groves. At the center of this hillside village is a medieval fortress with a history of more than 2000 years, built into a rocky ridge giving visitors an incredible bird’s eye view of the entire Split “metropolitan” area, Adriatic Sea and surrounding islands. And yes, a lot of scenes from Game of Thrones are filmed here.
44 km (50 min)
Trogir is situated just 5 km from Split airport and it is one of the oldest Mediterranean towns with continuation of existence for 4 thousand years. The castle and fortress are surrounded by walls that form the nucleus of Trogir known as “la più bella e la più artistica isola del mondo”- the most beautiful and artistic island in the world.
47 km (55 min)
Makarska is located at the foot of the Biokovo Mountain. It is one of the most famous tourist destinations on the Croatian coast and has always been well known for its sand and pebble beach which is almost 2 km long. Various tourist facilities, comfortable hotels and catering facilities that offer culinary specialties are all lined along the promenades surrounded by pine trees, and there is plenty of entertainment for both children and adults.
104 km (1h 15 min)
Šibenik is situated in the central part of the Croatian Adriatic Coast, in the picturesque and indented bay where the Krka River, one of the most beautiful karst rivers in Croatia enters the sea. Šibenik is famous for its cultural and historical sites and natural beauties, and boasts two monuments under the protection of UNESCO, the Cathedral of St. James and the St. Nicholas’ fortress. There are even three fortresses in the city: St. Michael’s, Barone and St. John’s; and St. Nicholas’ on the seaside with a beautiful view over the St. Anthony’s Channel and the city of Šibenik.
Ston – The Town Walls
155 km (1 h 50 min)
The monumental walls, the longest in Europe (5,5 km), and the beautiful, unspoiled natural surroundings are harmoniously combined with the urban architecture of Mali and Veliki Ston. Tourists are particularly attracted by the gastronomic delicacies of this region, which is reflected in the rich selection of mussels from bay Malostonski zaljev, especially oysters and mussels, and a selection of top quality wines from the regions of Dingač and Postup.
Mostar – The Old Bridge
114 km (1 h 50 min)
Mostar is one of the most beautiful cities in the neighbor Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is placed on the coasts of River Neretva and offers a unique experience for those who visits it’s most popular part – The Old Bridge and the surrounding area. This stone masterpiece built during the Ottoman period is the monument that has given its name to the city. It is amazing how you can feel a little bit of great Istanbul in the heart of Europe.
187 km (1h 50 min)
Zadar is a city with a long and rich history, famous for the Roman Forum and for the church of St. Donatus, the patron of Zadar. The defense system of Zadar is listed on the UNESCO List of World Heritage. It is also very famous for the first Sea Organ in the world and if you are thereafter the sunset please check Greeting to the Sun for another extraordinary experience.
198 km (2h 45 min)
The Pearl of the Adriatic became a major Mediterranean power after the 13th century. This late-medieval planned city in the south part of the east Adriatic Croatian coast with its historical core situated at the foot of Mount Srđ has preserved the character of a unique urban whole throughout the centuries, defined by the city walls. Although severely devastated by the 1667 earthquake, Dubrovnik has managed to preserve its gothic, renaissance and baroque churches, monasteries and fountains.
12 km (15 min)
Radmanove Mlinice is only 6 km away from Omiš, situated in the River Cetina canyon. It is a picturesque village surrounded by dense countryside where one can enjoy the beautiful nature and fresh, clean air. Besides this, the authentic mills can be seen which for centuries used the power of the water to mill the wheat. Here you can find numerous possibilities for sport and recreation such as bathing in the river, renting-a-canoe, the children’s playground, volleyball on the sand, fishing. Almost traditionally folklore evenings are organized there, every Wednesday throughout July and August.
47 km (45 min)
The Vranjača Cave is situated in the heart of the Dalmatian Hinterland, in the village of Kotlenice, a half-hour drive away from Split. It was opened to the public in 1929 and declared a protected geomorphologic natural monument in 1963. A specific feature of the Cave is that its interior maintains a constant year-round temperature of about 15⁰C. Full of stalactites and stalagmites, pillars and arcades, Vranjača Cave is one of the most beautiful pearls of the karst landscape.
Imotski – The Blue and Red lakes
55 km (55 min)
The lakes of Imotski are two karst lakes situated in the immediate vicinity of the town centre. The Blue Lake is a sinkhole, about 150 m deep in its southern part and about 290 m deep in its northern part. The water level varies during the year – sometimes its depth reaches more than 100 m, but it is not uncommon to completely dry out in autumn. Then the bottom of the lake turns into a football pitch for the traditional football game. The Red Lake, named after its formidable red-colored cliffs, is situated about 1,5 km west of the town centre. At times its depth reaches up to 300 m, while the total depth of the sinkhole from its bottom to the highest edge is a total of 550 m. According to some data, it is the deepest lake in Europe.
Biokovo Nature Park
81 km (1 h 45 min)
Biokovo Nature Park on the same mountain is among the most picturesque landscapes in the Adriatic. Especially interesting is botanical garden called Kotišina, a horticultural monument for nature conservation. There are only a few places in the Mediterranean where peaks of over 1,500 meters high come so close to the sea and where mountains rise as steeply as they do here. Apart from fresh air and the atmosphere of unsullied nature, Biokovo has beautiful hiking and cycling trails, pleasant resting places and interesting historical remains dating from the times when many shepherds roamed this difficult terrain. Today, the nature park and its highest peak, the 1,758 meters high Sveti Jure, can be reached by road, either from the shores of the Makarska Riviera or from Dalmatian Hinterland.
And there is new Skywalk Biokovo that you just have to see.
Kravica Nature Park
103 km (1 h 20 min)
Krka National park
109 km (1h 15 min)
Vransko Lake Nature Park
162 km (1 h 30 min)
For those preferring physically less demanding way of enjoying the world of nature, the Vrana Lake Nature Park is perfect. It consists of the largest lake in Croatia and its surrounding area. Located in the vicinity of the sea, the lake is home to exceptional number of bird species, to wild ducks and egrets in particular making it a paradise for the bird observers. Since the lake’s water is a mixture of freshwater and saltwater, a variety of different sea and river fish species live here and make the lake also an attraction for fishermen.