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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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