Dalmatian Hinterland

Dalmatia is known in the world for its beautiful islands, coastline with the most beautiful beaches and cobbled Mediterranean streets, but this southern region is also proud of the pearls hidden behind the mountains Biokovo, Dinara and Mosor which form the natural border between sea and land Dalmatia. The uncharted Dalmatian hinterland, of magnificent nature and rich cultural heritage, is an uncut diamond that has only just begun to be presented to the world. Due to the proximity of the sea, it is an increasingly popular destination for holidays and excursions, so whether it is your final destination or you plan to visit it on a day during the holidays, you will not regret it. Rich history, natural beauty and ideal conditions for an active vacation make it an ideal place to relax and enjoy the isolation away from the busiest tourist places. This beautiful Dalmatian region includes areas around Knin, Drniš, Sinj, Vrlika, Imotski and Vrgorac.

Originally beautiful and traditional in spirit, the Dalmatian hinterland today attracts more and more visitors with its authentic year-round offer. Its rivers, mountains and caves and intertwined cycling, hiking and walking trails are an ideal place for an active holiday for adventurers, but also for those who just want to enjoy the beautiful view, clean air and untouched nature. Dalmatian hinterland has a rich past and heritage. Today, stone fortifications and archeological remains throughout the hinterland are witnessing crucial historical moments, and traditional customs have been carefully nurtured for generations. Only here you can meet the last European knights who have been running the Sinj Alka for 300 years, see the unique silent circle performed without music and hear the oldest type of singing in Croatia - ojkanje.

The fertile soil of the hinterland is suitable for viticulture, so wine lovers can try some of the best indigenous varieties, such as kujundžuša, debit, pinot, maraština, trnjak, and plavac mali. And where there is wine, there is also good food, so Zagora is known for many traditional specialties such as Cetina eels and trout, frogs, Sinj arambaš, Vrlika donuts and prosciutto, soparnik and bread under the baking lid.

Sinj is a city of water, fields and rich culture and centuries-old traditions. He is best known for Alka, a knight's game with a tradition of more than 300 years. You can find out all about Alka in the Alka Museum in Sinj, which opened a few years ago and whose exhibition is completely dedicated to the Alka tradition in the Cetina region. Alka is held in August, which is ideal for all guests who are staying in one of the holiday villas in Dalmatia. One of the most picturesque symbols of Sinj, located in the center of the city is definitely Kamičak, a star-shaped fortress, built in 1712 on the hill of the same name. Located in the city center, opposite the Church of Our Lady of Miracles in Sinj. Sinj is a large Marian shrine because of the miraculous Our Lady of Sinj, which is celebrated on August 15 and to which a large number of believers make a pilgrimage. Legend has it that with her miraculous influence, Sinj was liberated from Turkish rule in 1715. The central place, both in the church and in the hearts of the people of Sinj, is occupied by the image of the Miraculous Lady of Sinj. As a token of gratitude, the people of Sinj crowned the painting with a golden crown in 1716.

Located on the river Cetina and known as the city of bridges, Trilj is also a place of Roman heritage, adventure sports, impressive fortresses, agritourism and excellent food. Many impressive fortresses are located throughout the Cetina region, and two are in Trilj. Nutjak Fortress and Čačvina are the main attractions of the town of Trilj. The river Cetina provides conditions for many water sports. Rafting, kayaking or canoe safari, the choice is yours. You can also try some land activities such as horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking, climbing, trekking or fishing. The most famous gastronomic delicacy of Trilj is frogs, prepared in all ways!

Imotski is a city of stone houses and steep narrow streets with stone steps and its old town is reminiscent of real Mediterranean cities located by the sea! The city is dominated by the Topana Fortress from the 10th century, and besides it, the biggest attractions are the Blue and Red Lakes, natural phenomena studied by scientists from all over the world. Blue Lake is a favorite promenade, and in summer the beach of Imotski. Its depth varies, so in winter and spring it is about a hundred meters deep, and at the beginning of autumn it can dry out. Red Lake is about a kilometer and a half away from the Blue and is the deepest karst lake in Europe, whose water depth reaches more than 300 meters below sea level.

The almost untouched nature of the Cetina river canyon, which has enjoyed the status of a protected natural landscape since 1963, is an ideal destination for active holidays and enjoyment of nature. The indomitable Cetina from the source to the mouth of the sea in Omis has carved a beautiful canyon where adventurers enjoy rafting, canyoning, zip line, canoeing etc. The Cetina springs at the foot of the Dinara, where it springs from several places at 380 m above sea level, of which the most abundant are three sources: the largest, Glavas, then Vukovica spring and Batica spring. These springs meet and unite in Peručko Lake, the point from which the Cetina continues its way to the sea.

Unlike similar untouched destinations, the Dalmatian hinterland is very accessible - urban centers are only half an hour away, the highway passes through the region, and there is an Split airport nearby. In the last few years, an increasing number of wonderful holiday homes have been offered, which give all guests an additional option for a perfect vacation in this part of Croatia. When you book a holiday home in Dalmatian hinterland, you ensure privacy, peace, enjoyment of nature, an exceptional gastronomic offer, but also the possibility to be at some off the most beautiful beaches in Dalmatia in just 30 minutes. Because of all this, Dalmatian hinterland counts an increasing number of tourists throughout the year. Considering everything we have stated, there is really no reason not to visit and experience this magical region for yourself. You can of course book holiday homes in Dalmatian hinterland with Home Rent.