Villa Ivandic - Promajna - Makarska riviera - Croatia
 
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The position of Promajna and the Makarska Riviera enables the visitor to take numerous trips to it surroundings, by sea and by land. Within the range of 100 to 150 kilometres, there are many interesting towns, beautiful islands, and even several national parks and protected parks of nature. Each day, tourist ships and boats transport visitors from here to islands Brac and Hvar. However, those islands can also be reached by ferries from Makarska or Drvenik. Boaters gladly go for trpis even to furthest islands: Korcula, Lastovo, Vis or Solta. There are one-day trips by bus organised to Sibenik (visit to the famous cathedral, the work of Juraj Dalmatinac) and to the beautiful Krka falls (in the Krka Natural Park) or to Trogir (the old core of which was proclaimed a part of world heritage by UNESCO). On the way to Trogir, it is worth stipping in one of the Kastela settlements, pearl-towns, and to see the Roman excavations of Salona near Solin. The tourist offer also includes Sinj, famous for unique alkar (tilting at the ring), games that take place in the beginning of August. Beside the visit to Sinj, often connected with the religious visit to the miracolous Lady of Sinj, other settlements of Cetina area should also be visited, primarily Trilj. To the south of Makarska, visits to the valley of the Neretva river are organised, then, to the marshy territory of Hutovo blato or, along the Neretva valley, to Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Split

This trip takes you to Split, the administrative, economic and cultural centre of Dalmatia. It is necessary much more tehn a day to reveal all the richness and beauties offered by Split, the town of the young, the Mediteranean spirit and world-known sportsmen, such as Goran Ivanisevic, Toni Kukoc and Dino Radja. Split is the town of classical Roman, early Croatian, Romanesque and Renaissance architecture. The Diocletian's Palace evidences about 1,700 years of this town. The peak moment of the visit is seeing the sights of the cathedral of St. Dujam, one of the oldest Christian churches in the world, arisen from the mausoleum of emperor Diocletian.

Dubrovnik

The words of the famous writer Bernard Shaw: "Those who search for a paradise on earth should come and see Dubrovnik" speak enough about the beauty of this town. In the very south of Croatia, this town of stone and light is entered in the UNESCO list of world heritage. It is an exceptional experience to go sightseeing around the town walls, 2 km long, as well as to visit the Rector's Palace, the Dubrovnik Maritime Museum, the Ethnographic Museum, the Cathedral Vault, the Art Gallery, and churches and monasteries. The Franciscan monastery with a cloister, from the 14th century, in which one of the oldest pharmacies in Europe is situated today, is also special, as well as the synagogue from the 15th century, situated in the very city centre, also one of the oldest in Europe.

Brac

Sailing around the island of Brac (1,5 - 2 hours), one reaches Bol on the souther side of the island. The place is well-known by its beautiful beach Zlatni rat. A gravel tongue, about 500 m long, is projected deep into the sea, and in the middle of it there is a small pine wood. Zlatni rat is a natural phenomenon because its top changes shape under the influence of sea waves and currents. It is also wll known by the ideal conditions for wind-surfing. In the town itself, there is the church of St. Ivan and Teodor from the 11th century and a Dominican monastery and a small church from the 15th century. The Museum of Bol and Brac is situated in the monastery.

Medjugorje
Until 1981, Medjugorje was an unkonown village in western Herzegovina. Since the word spread that, on 24th June 1981, the Lady had given a message of piece to the seeres, Medjugorje has been drawing pilgrims like a magnet. In the past twenty years, over 20 million people came here, so that Medjugorje is today one of the best known and best visited sanctuaries in the Catholic world. Međugorje is the place of religious and spiritual peace where one gains confidence in himself and in other people. Although the whole territory of Međugorje gives out a special atmosphere, there are three localities connected with appearance of the Lady: Brdo ukazanje (Appearance Hill), Krizevac and the church of St. Jakov.
Rafting on Cetina

Rafting is one of the most exciting ways of getting acquainted with the river and its banks. After the short instructions about the way of steering a boat, you descend the rapids of the Cetina river, lead by the skipper, all the way to the estuary. With a short break and the traditional lunch at Radmanove mlinice, you continue this wet adventure to the town of Omiš

   
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