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One-day excursions on the island Drvenik on foot from the Villa Utula.
One-day excursions on the island Drvenik on foot from the Villa Utula.

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Trogir

One-day excursions on land. The ferry from the island Drvenik at 06: 00h, return from Trogir - Seget at 19: 10h.
Trogir[a] (Italian: Traù) is a historic town and harbour on the Adriatic coast in Split-Dalmatia County, Croatia, with a population of 10,818 (2011) and a total municipality population of 13,260 (2011). The historic city of Trogir is situated on a small island between the Croatian mainland and the island of Čiovo. It lies 27 kilometres (17 miles) west of the city of Split. Since 1997, the historic centre of Trogir has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. Twin towns – Sister cities 10 See also 11 Annotations 12 References 13 External links History[edit] In the 3rd century BC, Tragurion was founded by Greek colonists from the island of Vis, and it developed into a major port until the Roman period. The name comes from the Greek "tragos" (male goat). Similarly, the name of the neighbouring island of Bua comes from the Greek "voua" (herd of cattle). The sudden prosperity of Salona deprived Trogir of its importance. During the migration of Slavs the citizens of the destroyed Salona escaped to Trogir. From the 9th century on, Trogir paid tribute to Croatian rulers. The diocese of Trogir was established in the 11th century (abolished in 1828; it is now part of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Split-Makarska) and in 1107 it was chartered by the Hungarian-Croatian king Coloman, gaining thus its autonomy as a town. In 1123 Trogir was conquered and almost completely demolished by the Saracens. However, Trogir recovered in a short period to experience powerful economic prosperity in the 12th and the 13th centuries. In 1242 King Béla IV found refuge there as he fled the Mongols. In the 13th and the 14th centuries, members of the Šubić family were most frequently elected dukes by the citizens of Trogir; Mladen III (1348), according to the inscription on the sepulchral slab in the Cathedral of Trogir called "the shield of the Croats", was one of the most prominent Šubićs. In Dalmatian, the city was known as Tragur. Kamerlengo Castle After the War of Chioggia between Genoa and Venice, on 14 March 1381Chioggia concluded an alliance with Zadar and Trogir against Venice, and finally Chioggia became better protected by Venice in 1412, because Šibenikthen became the seat of the main customs office and the seat of the salt consumers office with a monopoly on the salt trade in Chioggia and on the whole Adriatic Sea. In 1420 the period of a long-term Venetian rule began. In about 1650, a manuscript of the ancient Roman author Petronius' Satyricon'was discovered in Trogir containing the 'Cena Trimalchionis' ('Dinner of Trimalchio') the longest surviving portion of the Satyricon, a major discovery for Roman literature. On the fall of Venice in 1797, Trogir became a part of the Habsburg Empire which ruled over the city until 1918, with the exception of French occupation from 1806 to 1814. After World War I, Trogir, together with Croatia, became a part of the State of Slovenes, Croats and Serbs and subsequently, the Kingdom of Yugoslavia. During this period Italian citizens, who until 1918 were the ruling class and almost half of the population, were forced to leave for Italy. During World War II, Trogir was occupied by Italy and subsequently liberated in 1944. Since then it belonged to the second Yugoslavia, and from 1991 to Croatia. Main sights[edit] UNESCO World Heritage SiteHistoric City of TrogirName as inscribed on the World Heritage ListTypeCulturalCriteriaii, ivReference810UNESCO regionEurope and North AmericaInscription historyInscription1997 (21st Session) Trogir has 2300 years of continuous urban tradition. Its culture was created under the influence of the ancientGreeks, and then the Romans, and Venetians. Trogir has a high concentration of palaces, churches, and towers, as well as a fortress on a small island, and in 1997 was inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List. "The orthogonal street plan of this island settlement dates back to the Hellenistic period and it was embellished by successive rulers with many fine public and domestic buildings and fortifications. Its beautiful Romanesquechurches are complemented by the outstanding Renaissance and Baroque buildings from the Venetian period", says the UNESCO report. Trogir is the best-preserved Romanesque-Gothic complex not only in the Adriatic, but in all of Central Europe. Trogir's medieval core, surrounded by walls, comprises a preserved castle and tower and a series of dwellings and palaces from the Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque periods. Trogir's grandest building is the church of St. Lawrence, whose main west portal is a masterpiece by Radovan, and the most significant work of the Romanesque-Gothic style in Croatia. The most important sites include: Historical city core, with about 10 churches and numerous buildings from 13th century The city gate (17th century) and city walls (15th century) The Fortress Kamerlengo (15th century) The Duke's Palace (13th century) The Cathedral (13th century) with the Portal of Master Radovan, the unique work of this Croatian artist The big and small palaces Cipiko from the 15th century The city loggia from 15th century.

Apartment Ka' doma Trogir

Great place in a quiet neighbourhood, in a vicinity of everything you need . Nearest beach is just across the road, Old town 10 min by foot, Airport 5 min by car, Split 30 min by car...I used to live here so I called it Ka' doma, which means Like home. Consists of bedroom, sitting room, fully equipped kitchen and small bathroom, 38 m2 in total. There is free public parking near apartment building.

Fishing Trips

If you want to get more out of the holiday and experience the true pleasure of the sea we provide the perfect solution - a fishing trip! How has himself fishing in the Adriatic and our island way of life and with whom we are bound by history, we want that special experience transferred to you! Every morning we see curious locals and visitors to the seafront waiting for the return of early morning fishermen and wonder if it will still come with full nets. Hardworking fishermen in the midst of hard work simply are not able to pass on alone charm of fishing. That's why we want make to you more realistic to convey the magic of connecting man and the sea! Getting a fish on the hook is a thrilling experience no matter age or skill level! Enjoy an unforgettable day out on the water with your friends and family on this fun-packed fishing adventure in Trogir area. We’re ready to take you to the best fishing grounds around  and share the joy of fishing with you! You will be certain to have a fantastic experience with our experienced crew and take home some very special memories...and perhaps even that once in a life time catch!

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Salona

One-day excursion on land. The ferry from the Islan Drvenik Veli at 06:00h, return from Trogir – Seget at 19:10h.
Salona (Ancient Greek: Σάλωνα) was an ancient city on the Dalmatian coast located in modern-day Croatia. The name Salona preserves the language of the early inhabitants of this area whom the Romans called Dalmatae, and considered to be part of a larger group called Illyrians. Salona (or Salon) is situated near today's town of Solin, about 5 km.from Split. In the first millennium BCE, the Greeks had set up an emporion (marketplace) there. After the conquest by theRomans, Salona became the capital of the Roman province of Dalmatia. The city quickly acquired Roman characteristics: walls; a forum; a theater; an amphitheater — the most conspicuous above-ground remains today; public baths; and an aqueduct. Many inscriptions in both Latin and Greek have been found both inside the walls and in the cemeteries outside, since Romans forbade burials inside the city boundaries. A number of fine marble sarcophagi from those cemeteries are now in the Archaeological Museum of Split. All this archaeological evidence attests to the city's prosperity and integration into the Roman Empire. Salona had a mint that was connected with the mint in Sirmium and silver mines in the Dinaric Alps through Via Argentaria. When the Roman Emperor Diocletian retired, he erected a monumental palace nearby. This massive structure, known as Diocletian's Palace, became the core of the modern city of Split. Salona's continuing prosperity resulted in extensive church building in the fourth and fifth centuries, including an episcopal basilica and a neighboring church and baptistery inside the walls, and several shrines honoring martyrs outside. These have made it a major site for studying the development of Christian sacred architecture. Salona was largely destroyed in the invasions of the Avars and Slavs in the sixth and seventh centuries CE. Refugees from Salona settled inside the remains of Diocletian's Palace.

Split

One-day excursion on land. The ferry from the Islan Drvenik Veli at 06:00h, return from Trogir – Seget at 19:10h.
Split (Croatian pronunciation: [splît]; Italian: Spalato, see Name section) is the second-largest city of Croatia and the largest city of the region of Dalmatia. It lies on the eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea, centred on the Roman Palace of the Emperor Diocletian. Spread over a central peninsula and its surroundings, Split's greater area includes the neighboring seaside towns as well. An intraregional transport hub and popular tourist destination, the city is a link to numerous Adriatic islands and the Apennine peninsula. Split is one of the oldest cities in the area. While it is traditionally considered just over 1,700 years old counting from the construction of Diocletian's Palace in 305 CE, archaeological research relating to the original founding of the city as the Greek colony of Aspálathos (Aσπάλαθος) in the 4th century BCE establishes the urban history of the area as being several centuries older. The city turned into a prominent settlement around 650 AD, when it became successor to the ancient capital of the Roman province of Dalmatia, Salona: as after the Sack of Salona by the Avars and Slavs, the fortified Palace of Diocletian was settled by the Roman refugees. Split became a Byzantine city, to later gradually drift into the sphere of the Byzantine vassal, the Republic of Venice. For much of the High and Late Middle Ages, Split enjoyed autonomy as a free city, caught in the middle of a struggle between Venice and the king of Hungary for control over the Dalmatian cities. After a long period of Hungarian rule, Venice eventually prevailed, as the Kingdom of Hungary was ravaged by Ottoman incursions. During the early modern period, Split remained a Venetian city, a heavily fortified outpost surrounded by Ottoman territory. Eventually, its hinterland was won from the Turks in the Morean War of 1699, and in 1796, as Venice fell toNapoleon, the Treaty of Campo Formio rendered the city to the Habsburg Monarchy. In 1805, the Peace of Pressburgadded it to the Napoleonic Kingdom of Italy, and in 1809, after the Treaty of Schönbrunn, it was included directly in theFrench Empire, as part of the Illyrian Provinces. After Napoleon's defeat in 1814, it was eventually granted to theAustrian Empire, where the city remained a part of the Austrian Kingdom of Dalmatia until the fall of Austria-Hungary in 1918 and the formation of Yugoslavia. During WWII, the city was annexed by Italy, then liberated by the Partisans after the Italian capitulation in 1943. It was then re-occupied by Germany, which granted it to its puppet Independent State of Croatia. The city was liberated again by the Partisans in 1944, and was included in the post-war Federal Yugoslavia, as part of its republic of Croatia. In 1991 Croatia seceded from Yugoslavia amid the Yugoslav Wars. The city draws its name from the spiny broom (calicotome spinosa; brnistra or žuka in modern Croatian), a common shrub in the area, after which the Greek colony of Aspálathos (Aσπάλαθος) or Spálathos (Σπάλαθος) was named. As the city became a Roman possession, the Latin name became "Spalatum" or "Aspalatum", which in the Middle Ages evolved into "Aspalathum", "Spalathum", "Spalatrum", and "Spalatro" in the Dalmatian language of the city's Romancepopulation. The Croatian term became "Split" or "Spljet", while the Italian-language version, "Spalato", became universal in international usage by the Early Modern Period. In the late 19th century, the Croatian name increasingly came to prominence, and officially replaced "Spalato" in the Kingdom of Yugoslavia after World War I. For a significant period, the origin of the name was erroneously thought to be related to the Latin word for "palace" (palatium), a reference to Diocletian's Palace which still forms the core of the city. Various theories were developed, such as the notion that the name derives from "S. Palatium", an abbreviation of "Salonae Palatium". The erroneous "palace" etymologies were notably due to Byzantine Emperor Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus, and were later mentioned by Thomas the Arch deacon.

Fortress of Klis

One-day excursion on land. The ferry from the Islan Drvenik Veli at 06:00h, return from Trogir – Seget at 19:10h.

View from the fortress

The Klis Fortress Croatian: Tvrđava Klis) is a medieval fortress situated above a village bearing the same name, near the city of Split, in central Dalmatia, Croatia. From its origin as a small stronghold built by the ancient Illyriantribe Dalmatae, becoming a royal castle that was the seat of many Croatian kings, to its final development as a large fortress during the Ottoman wars in Europe, Klis Fortress has guarded the frontier, being lost and re-conquered several times throughout its more than two thousand year-long history. Due to its location on a pass that separates the mountains Mosor and Kozjak, the fortress served as a major source of defense in Dalmatia, especially against the Ottoman advance, and has been a key crossroad between the Mediterranean belt and theBalkan rear.

Velika gospa - Gospa sinjska - Sinj

One-day excursion on land. The ferry from the Islan Drvenik Veli at 06:00h, return from Trogir – Seget at 19:10h.
Our Lady of Sinj (Croatian: Gospa sinjska) is the title given to the painting of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mercy in Sinj, venerated as miraculous in the Cetina district. Mary is described as the queen of heaven and earth and set on the throne of "her goodness, love and charity". The Sinj sanctuary is famous all around the world wherever there are Croats. Numerous pilgrims come to receive Gospa's mercy. Experts suppose that the painting was painted by an unknown Venetian artist in the 16th century. The painting was originally located in Sinj. In 1536 Sinj fell into Turkish hands and the painting was moved to Rama (Herzegovina) where it remained until 1687. The supposed miraculous powers of the painting were discovered during the period that the painting was in Rama. The Turks were raiding in Bosnia.[citation needed] They burned houses, monasteries and devastated everything.[citation needed] Because of the danger Franciscans were running away from Rama. They took with them the painting which was their consolation, defense and help. Finally in 1687, the painting came to Sinj and has stayed there to the present day. It is kept in the Franciscan monastery of the Franciscan Province of the Most Holy Redeemer. Special devotion to this painting began in the most difficult period of Croatian history, in the time of fighting against the Turks. Miracle - The borders were never peaceful. On August 7, 1715 the Turks started to attack Sinj. The Turkish army under the leadership of Mehmed Pasha[disambiguation needed] were more numerous[citation needed] and better armed[citation needed] than the defenders of Sinj. The battle finished on August 15, 1715 when the defenders of Cetina finally beat the Turkish military. The defenders of Sinj were convinced that Our Lady Mary (Miracle Painting from the Sinj church) gave them strength for their victory. Also, the Turkish army was significantly weakened by disease which was raging among them. All were convinced that was also God’s deed. It is written that the Ottomans saw a woman in light and were frightened by it. That is the reason why in the town of Sinj, the holiday of the Assumption of Mary (Croatian: Velika Gospa) on August 15, is always specially respected and celebrated. Special pride in their achievement was taken by the surviving defenders who in commemoration of their victory instituted the Alka tournament. Crown - As a sign of thanksgiving, the military officers of the Sinj army had the gold crown with cross made to ornament the Miraculous Painting. In 1716 Kupili, Archbishop of Split, crowned the Painting. Veneration - It is believed that the Blessed Virgin Mary has been helping her pilgrims ever since, not only in the general common needs of the town and Cetina district (during war, against plague, drought, earthquake), but also in different specific individual needs. The people from Sinj and Cetina district, as a sign of gratitude and love, gave a wreath of 12 silver stars to their patroness. Every year on 2 July that wreath is set on the altar of the Holy Mother and a solemn mass of thanks is said. Pilgrims give the most precious presents to their patroness and from these gifts decorate the Miraculous Painting of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Sinjska alka - Sinj

One-day excursion on land. The ferry from the Islan Drvenik Veli at 06:00h, return from Trogir – Seget at 19:10h.
Alka of Sinj the Croatian tourney. It is held every year in the first week of August in Sinj, on the anniversary of the victory over the Turkish invaders on August 14, 1715. On that day 700 Croatian soldiers from Sinj managed to fight off the army of Turkish Serasker Mehmed Pasha Celic which numbered 60,000 troops. On 15 November 2010, the Alka of Sinj is registered on the UNESCO list of intangible world heritage in Europe. Alkar riding on his horse. Scoring in alka: bottom segments are worth 1 point, top segment is worth 2 points, and the central ring is worth 3 points. The Sinjska alka [siɲska alka] is an equestrian competition which has been held every first Sunday in the month of August in town of Sinj, Croatia since 1715, commemorating the victory over Ottoman Turks. It consists of an equestrian competition, in which various horsemen attempt to aim their lances at a hanging metal ring (alka) at full gallop. In 2010 it has been inscribed in UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Lists. Contents   - Alka is also the name of the object used in the tournament; it is made of two concentric rings (diameter of inner being 35.1 mm, and 131.7 mm of outer one) connected with three bars 120° apart. The object is hung on a rope 3.32 metres above the race track. The contestant (called an alkar) rides his horse down the race track and tries to hit the central ring of the alka with his spear in full gallop. Depending on which part of the alka he hits, he receives from 1 to 3 points, and no points if he misses. If, however, the alkar sends the alka in the air away from its holder and hits any part of it on its way down, he will be awarded 1-3 points for a target hit and additional three points, thus increasing the maximum to 6 points in one run. The contest consists of three rounds. Only men born in Sinjska krajina (city of Sinj and surrounding villages) can take part in the Alka and it is considered a great privilege to participate in the tournament. The voivode ("Duke") of Alka is a ceremonial title representing the commander of the alkars. It is a great honour to become the alkar vojvoda, and only the most notable men from Sinjska krajina become one. The costumes worn by the alkar men are the same that were worn by the warriors in the 18th century. History Traditionally, heads of state have attended the tournament. In 1818, king of Dalmatia and Austrian Emperor Francis I attended the games. In 1842 Archduke Franz Karl attended and Emperor Franz Joseph also attended, in 1875. Today, the President of Croatia currently takes part in the tournament annually. The Alka held on August 20, 1944 was bombed by the Allies as part of World War II. The Alka was held outside of Sinj only three times in its history: in 1832 it was held in Split, in 1922 in Belgrade, and in 1946 in Zagreb.

Omiš - Cetina - Radmanove mlinice

One-day excursion on land. The ferry from the Islan Drvenik Veli at 06:00h, return from Trogir – Seget at 19:10h.
Omiš (pronounced [ɔ̌miːʃ], Latin and Italian: Almissa) is a town and port in the Dalmatia region of Croatia, and is a municipality in the Split-Dalmatia County. The town is situated approximately 25 kilometres (16 miles) south-east of Croatia's second largest city, Split. Its location is where the emerald-green Cetina River meets the Adriatic Sea (Croatian: Jadransko More). Omiš municipality has a population of 14,936 and its area is 266 square kilometres (103 sq mi). Name - It is supposed that the name of this city, Omiš, developed from the Slavic Holm, Hum as a translation from the Illyrian - Greek word Onaion, Oneon, meaning "hill" or "place on the hill", but there is also the possibility that the name of the settlement Onaeum was derived from the name of the river which was called Nestos by the Greek colonists in its lower flow, during Antiquity. Latin names during Ancient Rome were Onaeum, Oeneum, Alminium, and Almissum. During Medieval times the name was recorded as Olmissium, Almiyssium and from the end of the 15th century, when the city fell to the authority of Venetian Republic, its name was the Italian Almissa. History - Omiš was well known in the past by the Corsairs of Almissa (Omiški gusari)[4] whose Sagittas (ships) (Genitive case: Sagittae, translated as The Arrow), brought fame to them because they were built for attack and fast retrieval into the mouth of the Cetina River, protecting the town from foreign invaders. At a very early date, neighbours of the Corsairs of Almissa, the highlanders of the Poljica Principality (Poljička Republika), became their friends and allies. This allowed them to harass the seaborne trade, without fear of a sudden attack from inland.

Red Lake - Imotski

One-day excursion on land. The ferry from the Islan Drvenik Veli at 06:00h, return from Trogir – Seget at 19:10h.
Red Lake (Croatian: Crveno jezero) is a sinkhole containing a karst lake near the city of Imotski, Croatia. It is known for its numerous caves and remarkably high cliffs, reaching over 241 metres above normal water level and continuing below the water level. The total explored depth of this sinkhole is aproximately 530 metres with a volume of roughly 25–30 million cubic metres, thus it is the third largest sinkhole in the world. Water drains out of the basin through underground waterways that descend below the level of the lake floor. The sinkhole is named after the reddish-brown colour of the surrounding cliffs, colored by iron oxides. Like the nearby Blue Lake, it is presumed that the lake emerged when the ceiling of a large cave hall collapsed. The lake is a habitat of the fish Delminichthys adspersus. In the dry period of the year, this fish can be occasionally seen in surrounding springs, rivers and lakes, suggesting that there is an underground connection between Red Lake and other water bodies.

Blue Lake - Imotski

One-day excursion on land. The ferry from the Islan Drvenik Veli at 06:00h, return from Trogir – Seget at 19:10h.
Blue Lake (Croatian: Modro jezero or Plavo jezero) is a karst lake located near Imotski in southern Croatia. Like the nearby Red Lake, it lies in a deep sinkhole possibly formed by the collapse of an enormous underground cave. The total depth from the upper rim is around 220 meters, while water depth varies with season. In spring, when the snow from surrounding mountains melts, it can reach 90 m, and in 1914 it reached 114 m, overflowing the southern rim. The lake is a popular destination for hiking and sight-seeing. Maximum dimensions of the lake are around 800×500 m, but they significantly vary due to big changes in the water level. At the end of the summer the lake may completely disappear. In 1907 a road was built descending to the lake. In 1942, an earthquake caused a large landfall resulting in reduction of the lake's depth.

Island Visovac in lake and Roški slap in NP Krka

One-day excursion on land. The ferry from the Islan Drvenik Veli at 06:00h, return from Trogir – Seget at 19:10h.
The Visovac Monastery (Croatian: Samostan Visovac), part of the Franciscan Province of the Most Holy Redeemer based in Split, is a Catholic (Roman Rite) monastery on the island of Visovac in the Krka National Park, Croatia. Because of the centuries-long devotion to the Mother of God, Visovac is also called Mother of God Island. Visovac was settled by Augustinian monks, who established a small monastery and church dedicated to the Apostle Paul in the 14th century. In 1445, it was enlarged and adapted by the Franciscans who settled here having withdrawn from parts of Bosnia with ordinary people, when the Turks had taken over there. A new monastery was built in the 18th century. The oldest preserved part of the complex is from the 14th century. The monastery has an important archaeological collection of historic church clothes books and a rich library with several historical manuscripts, rare books, including particularly a rare incunabula of Aesop's fables (Brescia 1487) printed by the Lastovo printer Dobrić Dobričević, a collection of documents (the sultan's edicts) and a sabre belonging to Vuk Mandušić, one of the best-loved heroes of Serbian epic poetry.