297. Sinjska Alka 2012 – The Alka of Sinj Tournament

One of the most interesting events in all of Croatia is Alka of Sinj Tournament. The Sinjska alka is an equestrian competition/tournament held every first Sunday in the month of August in town of Sinj, hinterland of Split. The tournament has been held for continuous 297 times since 1715 commemorating the victory over Ottoman Turkish…

Hajduk and Torcida

One of the must see spectacles in Dalmatia is often not offered or suggested to travelers to this part of the country. It is a Hajduk football game. Of course, not all games are the same and especially great are the games when a world class football team comes to visit. Last year it was…

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…

Panoramic flight Split to Kornati

My fascination with panoramic flights and desire to see everything from the air, did not end with that flight over Split and Brac. Next destination on my list was Kornati National Park as one of the most attractive places to see from the air in Croatia. Our flight was scheduled for one sunny afternoon few…

Panoramic flight over Split and Brac

It is always good to have friends in high places. Well, at least at the airport, in this case… Our friend Igor called few days back asking if we were for a bit of aerial action and the answer, of course, was positive. I have been trying to offer panoramic flight out of Split for…

Vrljika River spring

The forecast was for a gorgeous weekend so our small team of amateur-explorers/historians decided to head to Imotski region to meet with my friend Domagoj and learn more on mysteries of Imotski region and the lakes. The spring is here and staying at home is not an option any longer. Imotski is always beautiful and…

Eating dormice on Hvar Island

One of the most unique culinary traditions in Croatia is probably the tradition of eating dormice ( lat. Glis Glis). It is an ancient tradition as dormice were very popular appetizer with Roman emperors. The tradition in Europe is almost completely lost except in Slovenia and Croatia. In Croatia, dormouse (or puh in Croatian) is…

Hiking to the bottom of Blue Lake of Imotski

The Blue Lake (Modro jezero) has been dry for over three months now and no one even remembers when was the last time the drought was so serious… I had a post on Modro jezero a while back so I won’t go into too many details. Just a few basics: – the depth of the…

From Italy to Croatia

Traveling from Italy to Croatia – despite looking so easy – may hold several obstacles. Many of our clients are looking for reliable information on how to travel from Italy to Croatia so we compiled this list of possibilities Traveling from Italy to Croatia can be quite a challenge unless you are familiar with all…