The advantages of this part of Dalmatia is rich history, cultural background, preserved environment with always clear sea and line of pebbly and sandy beaches with plethora of possibilities for an active holiday.
If you enjoy in sports and summer activities, if you like walking by the long sand beaches in Duce, or you like to explore karst's or old villages like Staro selo Duce, Jesenice, Krug, crazy about driving the bike... you came to right destination. This area offers almost unlimited options for recreation and sports. Join us!
Spend an active sports-active holiday on the most beautiful Dalmatian river Cetina with magnificent canyon, breath the fresh air of the untouched nature, relax your brain and activate your body.
If you like canyoning, trekking, rafting, riding mountain bikes or you want to spend day or couple of days in nature, numerous tourist agencies can offer you tourist trips in area of old Poljica (specially is canyon of river Cetina).
Have a walk through the Principality of Poljica, through the vineyard in stone "Pasike", the interesting "Pograjska jut", full of cracks, funnel-shaped holes and round karst's valleys, with different trees and plants and in the canyon of the river Cetina. A lot of birds and small wood animals dwell here.
Feel a breath of past times, since the woods Jut are full of old, half-demolished housings and "badjine" and different remainders of fences which were important to the people, living and existing in that interesting landscape.
Cycling has been very popular in Dalmatia for a century, not least because years ago it was the quickest means of transport across their seemingly impossible slopes and rugged terrain.
Today the roads connecting the towns are much better but, in summer, when the coastal roads are congested, one of the most convenient forms of transport is still the bicycle. How often one passes a car stuck in jam only to see it arrive at the beach half an hour later, while you've been enjoying yourself!
Even if you've come to Croatia specifically for the cycling, the chances are - your accommodation will be on the coast. This is a great place to start your cycling adventures, and probably the gentlest as most of the roads follow the contours of the coast and so are reasonably flat. It is also a great way to pop down to the restaurant for a meal.
Rafting on the Cetina river you'll meet light and moderate water rapids, deep calm lakes, ideal for having a refreshment, banks covered with rich vegetation - making tunnels of branches, impressive rocks and caves..
Rafting on the Cetina river lasts between 3 and 4 hours and is organized on 9 km long part of the river, from the village of Pensici to the restaurant "Radmanove mlinice". Before the start each group on the boat gets acquainted with their guide, who is going to give you all obligatory equipment, which includes helmet, safety waste coat and an oar.
On the starting (calm) part of the river your guide is going to teach you about behaviour rules and basic rowing techniques. On the scale ranging from I to VI the river got the mark II to III and two extremely rough places are passed on foot.
Experience a real adventure in the canyon of the Cetina river, which is due to its wilderness, its rearing and timelessness called the river Horse, and enjoy the hidden beauty of its canyon, which can be till 120 m deep.
Explore the 40 m high waterfall "Gubavica" and have a swim in it, without being afraid, because you will bee led by people who were born by the canyon and who have spent their whole life there. They know all the charms and dangers, hiding in the canyon.
If ordered, it is possible to organize a dinner in a local wine cellar with home-made wine and gastronomical specialities of the ancient Principality of Poljica. More information's about canyoning in this region you can find on Jut-Cetina travel agency web page.
When you ask what’s the most interesting place for free climbing in Croatia, many free-climbers will answer - Omis. Combining, in the best way, the sea, Cetina River and rocks, what is a really eyes cherishing, there are also several advantages in comparison with other locations.
The most distanced climbing location is only 5 min. drive far from city centre and the nearest one is just above the roofs of the old town!
It is possible to reach many "directions" by the road what is significant advantage, especially for "climber’s families" and bigger groups. The number of forty directions at seven locations guaranties interesting and exciting holiday. Directions range from easiest, beginners, to hardest (what free-climbers call "projects") which should be climbed and appraised yet.
The family excursion consists of exciting canyoning and the magic of canoe safari. The excursion is suited to all age groups and does not require special physical abilities so that it can be shared with all members of the family, from the youngest to the oldest.
The excursion begins at Podgradje where all the necessary equipment for the trip is collected. By car we travel 6 min to the start at "Nugal" from where, at a leisurely walking place, we come beneath "Bocina", an artificial waterfall at the Kraljevac Hydroelectric Station built in 1912.
Along the way there are many sites of interest such as the renovated village watermills from 17th century and Pavica Bridge, which was built in 1900 and is classed as a national cultural monument.
If there was just one thing in Croatia you could say was uniquely Croatian, you would say it was its boats. Every port has, lined up along its quays, wooden boats which have such beautiful line and elegance, you’d think they’d all been built over a hundred years ago. Although some are very old, most were actually built relatively recently.
If you visit Omis, in Central Dalmatia, there is boat yard by the road where boats like these are still being built in the old fashioned way. All of these boats are, of course, designated for tourism.
Boat trips are offered everywhere, and with the number of islands and coastal attractions to see it is hardly surprising. These trips are very pleasant and can be from a few hours to a whole day. If you go for a day the trip usually includes a fish picnic, which is locally caught fish prepared a la Croatian. Delicious!
If you ever wanted to do something adventurous during holidays now is your chance. You can dive without license or any previous experience guided by the safe hands of instructors at Calypso scuba diving centre in Omis. The will equip you with everything you need and you will be taken to the depth of up to 10 m. Experience the thrill of underwater breathing and discover the amazing sea world.
Discover diving includes: 1h of theory, 1h of diving with professional certified instructor (up to 5m of depth), transport by boat, CD with your underwater photos. Calypso centre offers diving school, also.
If you are experienced diver who wants to explore another part of wonderful sea world, you might be interested in Calypso excursion programme which is based on boat trips to the islands of Brac, Hvar, Solta and many other beautiful locations along the coastline.
Omis is very popular among hang-gliders and para-gliders because some sort of wind is always there. At an elevation of 380 meters on the Omis fork of the Dinaric mountains there is a grassy slope that is a good starting point. Average time of staying aloft is about two or three hours. The safest and the most frequently used site for landing is the town beach.
If you are looking for a true adrenaline rush, imagine zipping your way across the magnificent Cetina River 150 meters above the canyon suspended by a wire! We have 8 wires running a total of 2100 meters. The highest one is 150 meters above the river canyon. The views from up here are incredible—a bird’s eye experience of some of the most magnificent nature in Croatia! A full 3 hours of pure fun and a healthy dose of adrenalin to satisfy even the most demanding thrill junkies.