Dalmatia, despite of being known for its clear sea and magnificent beaches, hides numerous beautiful towns in its hinterland.
Here are top 5 places that can make you forget about dalmatian coast and enchant with its beauty.
Imotski is very lovable town 50 kilometers away from Split, near the border with Bosnia and Herzegovina. Imotski ist most famous for its 2 lakes: Red Lake and Blue Lake.
The Red Lake is the deepest karst lake in Europe (it is 500 meters deep).
The Blue Lake is very fascinating because of its unique colour, position, and the landscapes that surround it. There is small path that leads down to the lake, and there is also a possibility of swimming in the lake.
Imotski is also known for its vineyards and gastronomic products.
Sinj’s greatest curiosity is the chivalry tournament – Sinjska alka.
During Sinjska Alka, the first Sunday in August, many visitors visit the city to watch the traditional race which lasts several days. They attend the magnificent spectacle of the knights in traditional costumes.
From a historical perspective the city of Sinj is famous as a city which fought long against the Ottoman invaders which left traces in its traditions and its architecture.
In Sinj you can visit Sinjska alka museum, which is a modern, interactive and well-designed museum.
Drniš is a home town of one of the Croatia and world’s most famous sculptor Ivan Meštović.
Drniš is known for its gastronomic specialties: smoked ham (pršut) and sheep cheeses. It is a town that also has several well-known medieval fortresses, impressive architecture and unspoiled, beautiful and authentic nature.
The landscape is dominated by magnificent rivers Krka and Čikola and a mountainous landscape.
There are also the remains of a large Roman military camp that you can visit in the town Burnum, which is located near Drniš.
The city of Knin is an old Croatian royal city where the Croatian kings were crowned.
It is also called The king Zvonimir’s city. It is a city symbol of the Croatian victory during the Croatian patriotic war (1991-1995).
During this war the city was occupied, until August 5, 1995, date which symbolizes the victory.
Besides that Knin has a rich religious and cultural heritage.
The town Vrgorac is located at the foot of Biokovo mountain and 30 kilometers from the Adriatic coast.
It is a small medieval town with fortresses and towers.
The natural landscape of this region is irresistible because of its natural heridage such as the Biokovo Natural Park, the Kravica and Koćuša waterfalls, the Neretva Delta and Lake Baćinska.