Five excursions you simply cannot miss out on during your stay in Trogir
It is well-known that Dalmatia is the region with the richest historical and cultural heritage in Croatia, featuring four out of six sites under UNESCO protection, with some of its natural marvels reaching far beyond national and regional boundaries. At Hotel Pašike, we have an individual approach to each of our guest and we are prepared to complement your stay in Trogir with excursions to unique locations in the vicinity of Trogir, which can be reached either by land or sea, according to your interests and preferences and in cooperation with tourist agencies. For this purpose, we present you with a list of five places you simply cannot miss out on.
1. Krka Waterfalls – National Park
The Krka National Park is a spacious, predominately unaltered region of exceptional and multifaceted natural value, which includes one or more preserved or slightly altered ecosystems. With the sunken part of the mouth of the river, Krka is about 72.5 km long. Its source is at the foot of the Dinara mountain, near the City of Knin. With seven tufa waterfalls and a total fall of 224 m, Krka is a natural and karst phenomenon. The tufa waterfalls of the Krka River are the central marvel of this river.
Let yourself go to the beauties of the scenery, explore the unique charms of pristine nature and experience the magic that is continental Dalmatia.
2. The Blue Cave – the island of Biševo
The Blue Cave is located in the small bay of Balun on the island of Biševo. It is 24 meters long, 10 – 12 meters wide, up to 15 meters high and up to 16 meters deep. The entrance to the cave is about 1.5 meters high and about 2.5 meters wide, via a long sea corridor. The cave has two entrances: a smaller one enabling boats to sail through, and a second, vault-like one, located on the southern side of the cave, below the sea level. Through this second opening, sunlight reaches the cave, fracturing in the water and filling the entire cave with a marvellous, silver-blue reflection.
Dive into this unique nature’s creation, located on one out of a thousand Croatia’s islands
3. Diocletian’s Palace – Split
Diocletian’s Palace, situated in the heart of Split is one of the most fascinating buildings in the world. To date, people still inhabit the palace, and it is also one of UNESCO’s heritage sites. The palace was built by the Roman Emperor Diocletian, who chose this particular location to find rest and relaxation – a summer residence. With dimensions of 215 m x 206 m, the palace also had its own 9 km long water supply and sewage system, which has for most part been used to this day and is one of the longest and most preserved ones in Europe. The palace itself features many attractions, such as the Cathedral of Saint Domnius with a bell tower, considered to be the most authentic Dalmatian medieval building.
Take a walk through history and experience the imperial atmosphere of Diocletian’s summer residence.
4. Ancient Salona – Solin
Solin also contains the remains of the ancient city of Salona, which is believed to have been built in the 4th century BC. Salona was the port of Illyrian Delmata, and it was the residence of the Greeks and Romans. In 48 BC, Julius Caesar proclaimed Salona as the centre of the Roman province of Dalmatia. The city centre had a trapezoidal configuration, and was surrounded by city walls and fortified with towers, and it contained a complex of city basilicas, a monumental cathedral with a baptistery added later on, and a thermal bath. The peristyle of the thermal bath, bath room with furnaces, dressing rooms, as well as early Christian buildings next to basilicas related to the activities performed by Saint Domnius are recognizable even today. The southern part contains the remains of a forum, temple and a 1st-century theatre.
Explore the remains of stone structures and feel the spirit of an old civilization that resided in Dalmatia.
5. Rafting on the Cetina river
The descent in rubber boats down the canyon of Cetina, one of the most beautiful Croatian rivers, lasts for about three hours. The whole trail constantly alternates between rapids, waterfalls, and caves, but there are also calm parts of the river, abundant with flora and fauna. The clear and clean Cetina river will provide you with pleasant refreshment and enable you to enjoy the beautiful nature of the protected canyon.
If you are looking to spend an active holiday in a beautiful natural environment and wish to experience an adrenaline rush, look no further – rafting is the right choice for you!