Secrets of Zirje Island

Zirje Island Byzantine Gradina fortress and Sesula bayHistoric monuments of Zirje Island in Šibenik archipelago

Ancient roads of Klis fortress

One hot afternoon I decided to join my friend Lino in his continuous effort to discover ancient roads of Split’s hinterland. As a very important area throughout the past, the Split/Salona area was always connected with the interior of the region: Zagora, Hercegovina, Bosnia…and all the way to Panonia. Klis fortress was always the most…

Archaeology tour of North Dalmatia

North Dalmatia offers a wealth of truly spectacular archaeological sites mostly unknown to the general public. From the immense riches of thousands of years of continuous living on Bribirska glavica hill, to mysterious rock on top of Ostrovica and all the way to Vrana, in less than 50 km! Without even mentioning at least 5…

Winter hiking in Dalmatia – (archaeology hike)

Sunny winter days are great for getting outside and enjoying nature and various historic sites. Basically, I am not interested in beautiful nature if there are no ruins. I love all sorts of historic sites and, luckily, there are more than plenty of them around where I live and many of them that I am…

Euphrasian basilica in Poreč, Istria

It has been a while since I first visited Euphrasian Basilica in Porec – back in 1987 while we took a field trip to Istria. Located in lovely Porec town, it is one of the most exceptional monuments for early Christian architecture and art in Europe and listed with UNESCO as a World Heritage Site….

Spring in Dalmatia

The spring is finally here! The weather was gorgeous and with unusually high temperatures in mid 20s, it was impossible to stay at home. So, I took two friends and left for the hills. First stop: ruins of Assseria near Benkovac. I wrote about this site a while back at Asseria and I visit often…

Secrets, mysteries, megaliths….

Today is the second birthday of Secret Dalmatia blog and we will celebrate it by posting a very exclusive information! (It is good idea to play that X files theme while reading this…) As I am passionate amateur historian and amateur archaeologist, I spend a lot of time hiking and exploring the Dalmatian islands and…