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WHEN A DESTINATION is awarded by professionals, and our island metropolis – Supetar, had this privilege for three years in a row now, then you know that you are in the right place!

In football terms, Supetar achieved a real hattrick, winning three prestigious awards “Sunflower of Rural Tourism” (in Croatian – Suncokret ruralnog turizma) – for the Dolce Vita themed trail and the project “Island Cuisine”, yet the most recent Sunflower award was won for its famous Museum of Oil (in Croatian – Muzej uja). So, if you’d like a vacation in the original island ambience, spiced up with traditional delicacies – it’s time to buy your ticket for the first available ferry!

… AND UNLOCK YOUR INDIVIDUAL HOLIDAY EXPERIENCE in Supetar. It is, in fact, the new slogan of the Supetar Tourist Board, which combines the head leitmotif of the tourist offer and the emblematic symbol – the key – found in the coat of arms of Supetar town, held by St. Peter, the local saint-patron. Let this creative slogan invite you to do exactly what are the head tourism professionals in Supetar had in mind – explore and create your own personal, tailor made experience of Supetar!

Whether you are a gastronomad, an active holiday fan, a curious visitor in search of attractions, a real party person – or perhaps all of the above, Supetar has something for you! Unlock an active holiday, traditional tastes, cultural heritage, or entertainment, and opt for the facilities and programs according to your affinities!

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Another great boost of motivation for this successful destination to expand and improve its offer is also given by significant anniversaries, such as the 25th anniversary of the Supetar Tourist Board, as well as the 110th anniversary of Banje, Supetar’s favorite beach.

PROJECTS WHICH OFFER THE BEST OF BRAČ. Supetar town does not just boast on its glory – the professionals here are very determined to enrich and extend its offer, what is nicely shown in the project of revival of Škrip area, thus presenting the part of the strategy for a more evened-out development of tourism throughout the town. This initiative will especially thrill all fans of protected cultural heritage and original island environments, as an authentic rural unit and many attractive objects (such as Kaštel Cerineo, Kaštel Radojković – Brač Island Museum, St. Jelena Church, St. John the Baptist Church, ancient Roman quarry etc.) will be given a new life. At the same time, it will raise the quality of life of the local population, so the tourism valorization of the said attractions will result in benefits for the entire community.

But that’s not all – new and inviting attractions are here to put a wide smile on the faces of active holiday fans – what do you think of a 140-km long walk around the whole island? Namely, it is a praiseworthy project of making the Brač promenade – a pedestrian-hiking trail based on existing macadam paths, which will take you to explore all the most attractive spots on the island (such as Zlatni Rat, Blaca desert, the bays on the south side of the island, Ložišća, Škrip, Museum of Oil, Lovrečina Bay, stonemasons’ school in Pučišća, St. John’s Church in Povlja…). Recreation with a dose of intriguing sights, which are genuinely here to encourage guests to find out what’s coming up next along the path? If you ask us – a total hit!

A FEW FABULOUS GASTRO STORIES. We do not object to those guests who, when coming to Supetar, are motivated to explore another side of it – the one appealing to the palate. The authenticity, with a small dose of mystique that Brač exudes, has not surpassed the island’s local kitchens (in local dialect – kužine), including the ones in Supetar. It is a must to mention that the gastronomy of Brač, apart from the widely known lamb, home-made wines and tasty cheeses and prosciutto, boasts with several dishes that have reached the national list of protected intangible heritage, such as “hrapoćuša” cake, which irresistibly resembles the visual image of Brač karst or the ancient dish made with lamb intestines – “vitalac”.

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And speaking of lamb, we cannot skip to mention the splendid rural households on Vidova gora. Already in the olden days, 200 years ago, this was a favorite gathering place for eating, drinking and socializing, and today it is one of the island’s hottest gastronomic points, worthy of all recommendations. Namely, only fresh meat will be served here because the hosts do not have a fridge and they prepare meat only when they have guests in arrival!

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In addition to lamb, they also have their vineyard with 2500 vines, and produce their own wine, cheese, juices, brandy, vegetables … Visit this truly unique place and try their grilled or steamed lamb, lamb tripe and of course – the famous “vitalac”!

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If you are in search for an excellent way to taste “the best of” gastronomy in Brac, projects and culinary events in Supetar promise a real spectacle for the palate. The Sunflower awarded “Island Cuisine” project started in 2016, with the aim of promoting authentic gastronomy and reviving simple, old and traditional island dishes, taking them back to restaurant tables!

Thanks to this project, in a few rural households, agrotourisms and taverns, you can taste dishes based on healthy, accessible and original ingredients, coming from domestic gardens and olive groves, prepared by tried-and-true recipes that have been carefully guarded by generations of grandmothers on Brač! The Museum of Oil in Škrip is also part of the project, which regularly delights guests from all the corners of the world, familiarizing them with the traditional olive oil production process, which can also be tasted there, along with a variety of original delicacies.

It is sufficient to take a look at the very strict Tripadvisor and convince yourself of the general thrill which this place provokes in guests! The intense aromas of peculiar delicacies are widespread in Supetar especially in April, when the culinary event “Biser mora” (Croatian for “Pearl  of the Sea”) is held – it is an international competition of culinary maestros, held in Supetar hotels. Inspired by the diversity of Supetar’s gastronomic delights, what else can we say at the very end, but – bon appetite!

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IT’S NOT A SECRET that true vacation in today’s frenetic times has become a real luxury, but if you ask a person of distinctive taste to recommend you where to relax your soul and body, true tourist experts will whisper in confidence – visit Seget!

But this is no wonder – since entire Croatia, especially Dalmatia, has become a true tourist star, guests from all over the world have peaked in every of its corners. But if you are not keen on hustle and bustle and overcrowded destinations, but your priorities include Mediterranean ambience, domestic gastronomy, intriguing sights  and peace and quiet, Seget  is just the right destination!

Its advantages made it desired by all types of guests – from demanding gourmets to families with children – it is an excellent choice for all those who want to, even outside of high season, literally invigorate their body and soul.

ENJOY IN ACTIVE VACATION, while the level of activity is – up to you! Our choice would be “Health Road”, whose attributes are amazing karst landscape and breathtaking panoramic view. Along this road, besides walking, you can ride a bike, since it is adequately marked and equipped with useful facilities and contents, while adventurous riders will gladly try tackling somewhat more demanding macadam parts. Apart from enjoying in real Mediterranean ambience you will fell the sense of past times; namely, since it was built (1807) by Napoleon’s marshals, it has changed very little, and if you like sights, make sure you visit picturesque church of St. Ilija from 13th century!

If you insist on sea joys even outside high summer season, you will be delighted by the fact that this area is known for fabulous diving locations and sea waters of exceptional clarity, and underwater walls rich with flora and fauna. Together with numerous fish varieties and impressive lobsters, a rare type of coral is especially worth seeing – red gorgonian – one of the most beautiful in the Adriatic. If you are a professional diver, you can look for it somewhere deeper and on shaded vertical underwater cliffs, and if you direct your torch in its way, you’ll discover that its, what seemed blue colour at the first sight, is actually strong red.

STRAIGHT “A” ACCOMMODATION. Another thing about Seget is – you don’t have to worry where to stay. Whether you choose high quality private accommodation where you will be welcomed by hosts known for hospitality and readiness to help, or contemporary equipped hotels (“Rotondo”, “Astoria”, “Jadran”, “Bavaria”, “Viktorija, camp “Vranjica Belvedere”, camp “Seget” and  apartments “Medena” located near the sea shore) we are sure that you will have more than positive experience. We especially like hotel “Ola”, the newest eco-friendly hotel where everything is subjected to return to nature, and where you can enjoy in healthy LCHF diet! Due to great traffic position, any of these accommodation facilities can be used as a starting point for exciting excursions – set out to national pars Krka and Plitvice Lakes, UNESCO jewels Split, Šibenik and Trogir or even Dubrovnik!

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Rich holiday programme with occasional offer of advent houses, children programme, nights of poetry, DJs and dance programme, numerous sports events, and spectacular entertainment with concerts of popular band Jukebox, Ljetno kino and a performance of popular singer Jelena Rozga are a guarantee for good time in Supetar.

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This year Supetar Christmas Corner is an unavoidable part of the island’s holiday buzz. Programme started with evergreens, on December 7, with a concert of popular band Jukebox on old fish market.

 

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Seven musicians with great experience in different musical genres and diverse urban repertoires were a guarantee of good music fun. With food and drinks of Supetar’s caterers from café bars “Lanterna” and “Sweet life”, restaurant “Apinelo” and houses “Slatke čarolije (Sweet magic) the party lasted long into the night.

Rich programme for the youngest ones

When creating content, one always tries to please as many interest groups. Therefore, apart from music and sports programmes, special attention is paid to children programmes – specially designed to animate the youngest ones. In Supetar’s sports hall on December 14 Christmas programme for kindergarten, elementary school and high school will be held. On December 16 children park Ratac “Happy children, happy town” is scheduled to be opened, on December 18 there will be a rich show programme and anniversary of dance studio “Renata”. Day before Christmas Eve, on December 23, a merry children show will be held named “Happy children, happy town”.

On Christmas Eve, December 24, codfish and pršurate will be shared to all, organized by Association of Craftsmen “Brač”.

Manifestation Supetar Christmas Corner is followed by rich and interesting accompanying events through which unique island tradition will be displayed.

This manifestation is organized by Supetar Town, TB Supetar, Communal society ”Grad” in cooperation with Supetar’s caterers.

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Hvar has its own Advent too, which includes many events in holiday spirit before and during Christmas holidays. If you wish to spend some of advent weekends, the merriest of all holidays – Christmas or spend a New Year’s Eve on a nice place, then coming to the sunniest island in Croatia is the right choice.

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This year as well for the locals and their guests advent programme is held in front of Lodge, in small advent houses. Hvar Town, in cooperation with societies, associations and institutions of the town has prepared a programme within which various concerts, shows and performances will be held.

Advent programme started on December 8, and it will last until January 5, 2019. Apart from advent houses on Riva (waterfront) programmes will be held in gallery Arsenal, in Arsenal and in the Cathedral.

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Something for everyone

On Wednesday, December 12, 18th Marin Days will be held – musical-stage collage of High School Hvar and Association “Kapja jubavi” in Museum of Franciscan monastery. Two days later, on December 14  in gallery Arsenal musical-stage programme of GSU Stella Maris Hvar will be held, and concert of choir Stella Mari and Stellice and stage game “Waiting for Santa”. Guests are Little Guitar Players.

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On Sunday, December 16 in Arsenal a show “You cheat him, but don’t leave him” will be performed, and the days after that you should visit Christmas concert of Musical School Of Josip Hatze in Orlana. For the youngest they have prepared a magical night which will be held on December 18 in the court of kindergarten Vanđela Božitković. On Christmas holly mass will be held in St Stephen’s Cathedral.

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In Advent programme every generation will find something for themselves because it abounds in entertaining, cultural, children and sports events. Concerts will be given by town musical society, for youth there are DJ programmes, and various band and musicians will also perform, from Split, Kaštela and Zagreb. Throughout December there will be friendly football matches and sailing match race for amateurs.

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A group from Rijela takes Hvar into the New Year

Two days after Christmas, on December 27, semi-finals of 38th New Year’s mini-football tournament will be held, organized by Association for Mini football Hvar. On the last day of this year there will be a special event – 38th navigation regatta memorial Zdravko Roić and finals of 38th New Year’s mini-football tournament.

Day before New Year’s Eve, on December 30, a young Croatian music celebrity Mia Dimšić is having a concert, while people form Hvar and their guest will be taken into new year by Rijeka’s band Super Cover Band. Advent programme on Hvar ends on January 6, 2019 with occasional programme in advent houses.

Come to Hvar, enjoy in diverse musical, sports and cultural programme and step into the new 2019 in your dancing shoes and with a smile on your face!

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When thinking about numerous Croatian tourist destinations, your thoughts always wander away to Hvar – destination with authentic Mediterranean spirit, open to tourists from all over the world who come to the sunniest island on the Adriatic to smell the lavender and hear the humming of the sea… and while it was once called Austro-Hungarian Madeira, and then Croatian Saint Tropez, Hvar was and stayed Croatian island with its own identity and a magnet for tourists from all over the world.

Town Hvar is also a world tourist destination that celebrated 150 years of organized tourism this year. Upon founding of Hygienic Society in 19th century, at first called Società Igienica di Lesina, first of the kind in Europe, with aim to obtain everything needed for a pleasant stay of foreigners in this town” a group of local enthusiast set the foundations of modern tourism as we know today. It was one of the reasons why this year Days of Croatian Tourism (DCT) were held in Hvar. This is the most important touristic manifestation in Croatia, attended by all who mean something in tourism. For, if you’re not on DCT, you don’t exist in Croatian tourism!

This year Hvar has celebrated 160th anniversary of foundation of Meteorological Station Hvar, the oldest one in the world with continuous climatological measurements, whose data of beneficial climate were the basis of pioneer initiative of public organization of tourist offer. Additionally, celebrating 160 years since the birth of Ivan Vučetić, dactyloscopy inventor, makes this year exceptional for the town of sun and its guests.

What is there to know about Hvar?

This island has approximately 2726 sunny hours per year. Archaeological findings proved that this was the place where the oldest drawing of a boat in the world was found  – dating back to Neolithic! The oldest public theatre in Europe is also in Hvar, founded in 1612. First hotel was built in 1899 and it was named after Austrian empress Elizabeth, affectionately called Sissi. Hvar is the only island in the world with six UNESCO protected heritage goods, the most recent one listed was drywalls. Perhaps the most interesting one is lace made of agave leaves by Hvar’s Benedictine nuns.

Since it has great gastronomy and even better wine, Mediterranean diet of the island of Hvar is also on the UNESCO list. You should definitely try gregoda – simple dish of Hvar’s fishermen made in a traditional way from fish, potatoes, olive oil and onions. To leave Hvar without trying gregoda would surely be a sin.

Through history in Hvar many beautiful works of cultural and historical heritage were created. One of them is Fortica fort, keeper of the town and the port from 16th century. But, today Hvar is the leading place on the Adriatic in active vacation offer, and this is surely what most attracts tourists.

Sailing, kayaking, diving, hiking, cycling, jeep-safari, are only some of the ways to experience Hvar in a different and unique way – full of adventure, sense of freedom, when only the sky is the limit, where you can do it, if you want it.

A grain of salt and a bit of adrenaline…

Cycling roads like tiny capillaries pass through the entire island, and the ones who sensed its pulse at least once, will hop on bike again and try to conquer all the cyclo-roads on this island. Their knowledge and experience can be tested on 13 arranged cycling roads of total length of almost 500 km. If you prefer hiking, then you’re at the right place as well because there are many hiking roads on Hvar.

But, Hvar is interesting for other athletes, so for the last two year it has been a host for swimrun competition, extremely demanding sports discipline in aquathlon category in which pair take turns in running and swimming on roads from 45 to 75 kilometres. This competition, ÖTILLÖ (in Swedish from island to island) emerged as a result of a bet between two young Swedes in 2006. Their extreme attempt from Stockholm’s archipelago, 10 years later, evolved into a new sports discipline.

Hvar is becoming more recognized by top athletes as an ideal place for sports preparations. In October Australian handball national team was on preparations, whose selector is Ante Jeličić from Hvar. Beauties of the island of Hvar, Hvar’s sights, a view form Fortica fort, and 400 years old theatre have left Australian team breath-taken.

Two years ago in Hvar, European Championship Laser Masters 2016 was held. It was a championship of European society of laser EurILCA for yachtsmen over 35 years of age, who are not active in sailing anymore, but their love for the sea and competition still gathers them on championships all over the Europe.

Cycling sheiks in Hvar

That Hvar is a heaven for cyclists is proved by cycling team Bahrain Merida who were enchanted by this island. And while these cycling sheiks, a member of which is Italian cycling expert Vicenzo Nibali, first visited Istria, for the last two years they have chosen Hvar as their preparation place, and they will continue do so in 2019 as well. With these perfect natural conditions and adequate infrastructure for cycling, it has proved to be an excellent choice for training camp. Cycling events, together with other sports events contribute to the image of a destination as an ideal place for active vacation.

After New Year’s Regatta, running for fun

This year as well, from December 27 – 31 42nd International New Year’s Regatta for Laser, Laser Radial and Laser 4,7 will be held. On the very New Year’s Eve navigational regatta Zdenko Roić Memorial for optimist class will be organized. Next year 9th International Hvar Half-Marathon will take place. As in recent years, it will be marked by a slogan “For run For fun”. Come and join running for fun!

Hvar is a sample example of what we want to do with Croatian tourism – not just to count guests and overnights, but to present quality offer. The island of Hvar is one of the most beautiful Croatian islands where quality has arrived through sustainability, preservation of the existing offer, primarily of historical monuments and culture. Hvar has become a year-round destination.

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Unique and recognizable by its white stone, but numerous artists as well- writers, poets, painters and sculptors, who lived there and created some of their finest works, the island of Brač is a tourist mecca and one of the most beautiful islands in Dalmatia. Miljenko Smoje, one of the most famous Croatian journalists, writers and script writers used to live in Milna. Authentic narrow streets of this place and the lifestyle of small Dalmatian place inspired him to write one of the best scripts in Croatia – Malo misto (Little place) which was a basis for filming famous television series, popular and interesting even today.

But, that’s not all! Brač is world-famous for its glamorous Bol that attracts attention of tourists at any time of year, therefore in preseason as well, when visitors are offered with various possibilities for active vacation.

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Cycling mecca for recreationists

Whether you choose to spend your free time in walking across this beautiful island, driving a car or riding a bike, you can’t be wrong. Nevertheless, it is exactly the beauty of cycling on this island that has been recognized by cyclists from all over the world. Bol has become a cycling mecca of recreationists, but also for professionals as well, who will participate on exquisite sports-tourist event – cycling race of World cup XCM – Bluesun Epic Race.

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The race it will be held in Bol in 2019 and 2020. This respectable sports-tourist event will be organized in cooperation of Bol Municipality and Tourist Board of Split-Dalmatia County. It is TB Split-Dalmatia County that co-finances all cycling races on County’s area that have attracted tourists’ attention, so this form of tourism has become the fastest growing tourism branch and has also led to development of the entire destination.

Synergy of man and nature

If you are eco-friendly then our recommendation is to take part in action of underwater cleaning in spring, traditional Labor Day cross, surfing competition or some other sport-tourist events.

In June do not miss WTA Croatia Bol Open, ladies’ tennis tournament held in beautiful, picturesque Bol. Apart from top tennis, Croatia Bol Open positioned the place as a phenomenal lifestyle destination. Performances of international music stars are a guarantee for exquisite entertainment for visitors of tennis tournament and one more reason for coming to Bol.

If you want to take a walk in Bol’s surrounding, you will be breath-taken by magnificent vineyards. There a wine grape is grown of which wine is made in awarded Stina winery. Is there a better image than synergy of man and nature in that divine drop of – wine that caresses your palates? Stina wines will arouse all your senses and you will come back to Brač just to enjoy pošip, plavac mali , vugava or opol wine varieties. People on Brač are great wine lovers, and this is visible if you take a look at small stone houses off which almost every has a small wine cellar. Welcoming hosts will surely invite you for a glass of this intoxicating drink and tell you some of the island stories on the occasion.

Come to Bol. You are invited by its residents. Get familiar with place both picturesque and elegant in spring, because it is exactly during this season that you can experience it in all its fullness and soak up all the scents of nature and white stone.

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A week of Darling buds of Brač

Already fifth in a row, Week of Darling Buds of Brač is a manifestation that celebrates community and charity spirit in holiday period that is before us.

This manifestation aspires to unite the entire island in one common goal that will result in financial help for Association of Children with special needs Darling Buds of Brač (Brački pupoljci).

As every year till now, organizers try to involve every resident of the island into feeling as an organizer him/herself and as an important link in accomplishing an amazing charity gesture. With their creative work, by visiting manifestations, with their help in having the manifestations held or by buying works displayed on a fair everybody participates in accomplishing the common goal.

Week of Darling Buds of Brač starts with workshops in every place on the island. In every place creative workshops for adults and children will be organized by local associations, kindergartens and schools. They are going to display their work on selling stands of their place on a fair in Sutivan.

After workshops there is going to be a mini football tournament in La škatula in Supetar, on December 8. Then there is the final part – charity Christmas fair “Brač with its Darling Buds for Christmas”. This year’s starting point is the courtyard of Kavanjin courts, on December 6, at 14:00.

Stands with homemade delicacies and a rich entertainment programme with popular klapa groups.

If this is not enough to bring you here, then our Brač’s klapas (acapella singing groups) certainly are. Every year they enrich this manifestation, but this year they will be accompanied by klapa Contra and Iskon, but also by a surprise guest.

Find information about Week of Darling Buds of Brač on Facebook:

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Organizers hereby thank everyone who selflessly support this manifestation through direct financial payments to our Brač’s Buds, all caterers and craftsmen through lottery donations, all Brač’s artists on donation of their artwork and to each person individually who supports this in any way.

If you want to be a part of this manifestation, contact organizers (TB Sutivan, Red Cross Brač and Association Svijet kao cvijet) on Facebook:

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Red Cross Brač

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The paradise beach Zlatni rat is one of the most beautiful beaches on the Croatian coastline and at the same time the most representative panorama of Bol. It was created by deposits of fine pebbles as sediment around the underwater reef, spreading as a small tongue as much as 500 metres into the sea. The very tip of Zlatni rat keeps changing its shape constantly due to the influence of winds, waves and sea currents, making it appear different and repeatedly interesting.

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This location is a protected natural area and a favourite spot for surfers and kite-surfers from around the globe. Zlatni rat beach is only 2 km from Bol. You can reach the beach either by car or by a 20-minute walk along the sea. During the summer months, every half an hour there is a small tourist train going to the beach, as well as tourist boats that take off from the port of Bol.

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Zlatni rat is the beach situated to the west of Bol. That geomorphologic natural monument is one of the biggest and most beautiful Adriatic natural attractions. This promontory is extended for 400 metres into the sea and is a result of accumulation of small stones from Vidova gora, the highest peak of the Adriatic islands. Zlatni rat’s tip continuously changes its form depending on waves and streams. The whole picture is framed with small beaches and surrounding pine wood as well as the very clear sea.

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At the end, we are taking you back to Zlatni rat – the legend says that on this 600-meter-long sandy beach, there is a lucky stone, in form of a snail’s shell. Whoever finds it – great happiness awaits him or her! So, what are you waiting for? Start your journey, as you never know where you will encounter a spark of good fortune.

Tematsko jahanje u organizaciji Braniteljske zadruge Patriot –  za sve zaljubljenike u konjički sport i istraživanje prirode



Netaknuta priroda uz rub Perućkog jezera, neukrotiva ljepota rijeke Cetine pružaju nezaboravan doživljaj svim ljubiteljima prirode i zaljubljenicima u konje.


Doživite čisti zrak, tišinu, pjev ptica i nezagađen okoliš uz predivne pejzaže koji oduzimaju dah. Obilazak prirode na konjima najmanje uznemirava životinjski svijet i omogućuje vam neposrednu blizinu s divljim životinjama.

Članovi Braniteljske zadruge Patriot osmislili su ture tematskog jahanja kroz prekrasne krajolike uz Perućko jezero, po vrletima okolnih proplanaka te zelenih polja, pa se u svega tridesetak minuta jahanja izmjenjuju prizori planinskih masiva, krških polja, Perućkog jezera te rijeke Cetine i njenih pritoka. Koriste postojeće stare puteve koje su samostalno čistili, prilagodili i uredili, kao i postojeće tematske staze čiju infrastrukturu redovito održavaju.

Jahanje konja danas je jedna od popularnijih i  inspirativnijih aktivnosti u prirodi koja nam pruža osjećaj slobode, povezuje nas sa okolinom i povoljno utiče na naše psiho-fizičko stanje.


Članovi Braniteljske zadruge Patriot u tri godine pripremanja tematskih staza sve radove obavljali su samostalno, od onih zahtjevnijih za koje je neophodna mehanizacija, do manje zahtjevnih radova poput košnje trave i uklanjanja raslinja. Branitelji sami osmišljavaju sadržaje za svoje posjetitelje, te u suradnji s ostalim nositeljima turističke ponude, poput lokalnih OPG-ova, zadruga i udruga, nude lokalne proizvode.

Za tematska jahanja koriste izuzetno kvalitetna vestern sedla koja su prilagođena za sve dobne skupine, a posebno za neiskusne jahače. Tematska jahanja BZ Patriot nude se individualno, a za iskusne jahače i u skupinama.

Za početnike organizira se tečaj jahanja, a  za iskusnije i jahanje uz ždrjebad te jahanje u vodi na Perućkom jezeru ili prelazak preko rijeke Cetine što je uistinu jedinstven doživljaj.

Inače, Braniteljska zadruga Patriot u svojoj ponudi tematskog jahanja organizira ture od sat vremena, dva ili tri sata, te se u potpunosti prilagođava zahtjevima i željama posjetitelja.

Rekreativno jahanje nema dobnih granica. Ukoliko volite prirodu i konje možete uživati u ovom vidu rekreacije i aktivnog odmora. Terensko jahanje kroz netaknutu prirodu u okolici ranča odvija se  u pratnji vodiča u trajanju od 1 do 3 sata.

Prije izlaska na terensko jahanje u manježu se provjera znanje jahanja, kako bi vodič mogao odabrati stazu i tehnike jahanja koje može koristiti tijekom jahanja po prirodi.

Svakako je zanimljiva manifestacija Konjička karavana – Ljeto ’95. Naime, u lipnju svake godine članovi Braniteljske zadruge Patriot, u spomen na istoimenu pobjedničku operaciju Hrvatske vojske, sudjeluju u organizaciji okupljanja jahača iz cijele Hrvatske, ali i inozemstva.

Tada u Cetinsku krajinu pristižu predstavnici brojnih konjičkih klubova da bi sudjelovali u ovoj uistinu jedinstvenom događaju, na tematskoj ruti dugoj oko 60 km. Polazak konjičke karavane je sa Sinjskog hipodroma, a cilj na poligonu BZ Patriot u Dabru.

Patriot- Braniteljska Zadruga za avanturistički turizam
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Central Dalmatia abounds in gorgeous landscapes, endless beaches and numerous options for active holidays. A wide choice of intact sandy, pebbly and nudist beaches, as well as an array of adrenaline challenges for tourists, combined to create the main reason why old settlements, towns and islands in the Split-Dalmatia County have become the ultimate tourist destination for all age and interests groups.

While wandering along the beaches from the north to the south of the region, it is impossible to miss the largest sandy beach in the area between Split and Makarska. It is situated in Omiš and  locals love to call it Velika plaža (Grand Beach), although its true name is Punta (Peak). And, believe it or not, the beach is right in the center of the town!

The most attractive island beaches are located on Brač Island – the famous symbol of tourism in the town of Bol is called Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn),  and on Hvar Island – beaches on Pakleni Islands, set in the aquatorium of Hvar town. Because of its beauty and uniqueness, Zlatni Rat often makes the covers of many world magazines and is among the most stunning beaches in the world. Thanks to the largest number of sunny hours on the Mediterranean, as well as their natural features and impressive crystalline sea, Pakleni Islands are among the most attractive islands in the world, winning many world prizes for best beach destinations.

The famous beaches of Makarska Riviera need no special headlining. The Riviera features a 60-kilometer-long zone of most diverse beaches, extending from Brela to Gradac and leading you through 18 towns and villages, while reserving something for everyone’s taste – from family beaches in Makarska, all the way to hidden gems in a remote fishermen’s village.

Apart from a pleasant vacation on the beach, adrenaline fans can also enjoy a varied offer for their active holidays – sailing, regattas, surfing and kiteboarding. There are diving schools available in Split, Makarska, Hvar and Vis, which offer visits to some of the most attractive diving spots on the Adriatic.

If you want a change of scenery, then you simply have to visit Omiš and Cetina River. Once there, take a ride on the absolutely awesome zip line above the river or go rafting on the river rapids that will lift your spirits and adrenaline to the skies. In case you prefer some slightly more peaceful activities, feel the heartbeat of the river through canoe-safari or river kayaking. And finally, we invite you to Split’s most famous beach – Bačvice, and the unavoidable local game of picigin. You will have endless fun while trying to keep the little ball in the air! Play this game with your local hosts, at the very location where it was invented – in the heart of Central Dalmatia, our fair Split, world-known for its beautiful Ancient Roman palace – the home of Emperor Diocletian.

 

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Seget is almost connected to Trogir which extraordinary cultural heritage must be seen once you are here. Various accommodation facilities (hotels, campsites, rooms and apartments), rich offer of wholesome food (fruits and vegetables), particularly traditional specialties from the hinterland (lamb) as well as sea food and fresh fish, many sport and recreational possibilities, especially watersport facilities, and night fishing make Seget and its surrounding a great tourist resort that meets requirements of every kind of tourists.

The cultural and historical offer of Trogir or Split, with the highest quality repertoire, can quench thirst of even the most selective visitors. A 1-km long walk by the sea leads to the tourist resort Medena.

1. Rich culture heritage

Inside the castle in Seget, you can find the parish church of St. Mary of Rosary that was built during the XVIII century. As the old campanile was ruined by thunderstruck, the new one is built in 1796. Dedication was done in 1800. The church has three baroque altars of stone and marble. The big altar is dedicated to the St. Mary of Rosary, and other two side altars to St. Cross and St. Mary of Carmel. There is also the painted crucifix from XIV century. On the triptych you can see St. Mary with the child. St. Bartholomew and St. Nicholas, it is assumed that is made by Blaž Jurjev Trogiranin. There is also organ from 1856 in the church.

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The church of Vitus is situated above the big defile under the village Baradići. There you can find medieval tombstones. The church, made in Romanic style, is very old. The year of its building is unknown. Between Seget and Trogir, in the field of Seget, you can find the church of St. Mary Major (Gospa od Zvirča, Gospa od Sniga) built in XIV century. In the church is the crypt of the canon Ivan Boić from 1768. The medieval church of St. Elijah is situated on the hill Sutlija where once was Illyrian fortification. The exact year of the building is unknown. Till the XIX century, surrounding area has been used as a cemetery. Thunderstruck ruined the church several times, so adaptation was required. In Vranjica the church of Croatian martyrs  was built in 2001.

2. ACTIVE VACATION.
Take the Staza zdravlja (Eng. Path of Health) and reward yourself with stunning views from the highest summits of Vlaška and Sv. Ilija (St. Elijah); and if you are in a really good shape, try to master Napoleon’s Path (Cro. Napoleonov put) by bycicle – a road built in 1807 by Napoleon’s marshals! For even more adrenaline activities, check out the nearby rafting and zip line on the Cetina river, which enjoy the cult status among active vacationers!

3. ACCOMMODATION EXPERIENCE IN APARTMENTS, HOTELS AND EXCELLENT WELLNES OBJECTS
Friendly Seget hosts are well aware that the accommodation is an important segment of the tourist offer, and something that is constantly being upgraded. Everybody’s favorite and well-known places such as campsites with 4 stars, hotels or apartments, don’t lose their shine, but there are also some new sites to consider – hotels  newly opened.

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4. A SPECTACLE FOR GOURMANS
Seget’s restaurants offers Intriguing Dalmatian cuisine, and a star-studded menu! Try the legendary Dalmatian peka – a signature dish in the same time baked and cooked under an iron lid; grilled meat, vegetables or local fish, and round off your meal with magnificient homemade wine and delicious fried pastry – fritule and kroštule!

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5. Excursions
Did you know that Seget has a great traffic position? Much beloved national parks such as Krka and Plitvice Lakes, the Marian shrine of Medjugorje, and of course, UNESCO’s jewels such as Split, Šibenik, Trogir and even Dubrovnik, are just a stone’s throw away! Choose Seget for a peaceful oasis, and for even more content, go for a tailor-made excursion!

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Cycling, rafting, trekking, horseback riding, canoe safari … all of these are just part of the active vacation options available on beautiful islands and locations in Central Dalmatia. Come and spend some unforgettable moments…

Can you imagine a small geographic area where you can do numerous sports activities? The Split-Dalmatia County, with its natural resources, settlements and islands, offers countless opportunities for active holidays. Sea, rivers, mountains, forests, rocks, cycling and hiking trails… are just some of the possible basis for your adrenaline recharging or venting, as well s for an easy meditation when you’ve had enough of every day stress and need to have some me-time.

The DNA of the locals is encrypted with information about such amazing sport spots, as the Split-Dalmatia County is the home region of many top athletes and Olympic medal winners. We probably got you wondering what amazing activities are available in this little piece of heaven on Earth…so let’s get going!

Cycling

Would you like to see, listen and get in touch with nature, while enjoying a light bike ride, or do you want to conquer the top? The cycling routes in the Split-Dalmatia County are divided into five segments – Split Riviera, Makarska Riviera, Brač Island, Hvar Island and Dalmatinska zagora (Dalmatian hinterland area). Now, what you need to do is to read carefully the following lines with a list of cycling trails and you will immediately want to go on a two-wheeled adventure…  Tri polja in Vrgorac – hilly trail, Mate svjetskoga in Vrgorac – mountain trail, Via Brachia in Selca – hilly trail, Vrh Brača in Selca – straight trail, Panorama Povlja in Povlja – hilly trail, Kadulja in Bol – hilly trail, Pinija in Bol – mountain trail, Česmina in Gornji Humac – straight trail, Plavac mali in Bol – hilly trail, Ružmarin in Bol – straight trail, Srce Brač in Pučišća – mountain trail, Profunda in Postira – hilly trail, Macića and Vivera in Postira – hilly trail, Sveti Roko (St Rocco) in Supetar – straight trail, Drvenik Gradac tour in Drvenik – hilly trail, Igrane Živogošće Tour – hilly trail, Tučepi – Podgora Tour in Tučepi – hilly trail, Biokovo Tour in Makarska – mountain trail, Makarska Tour in Makarska – hilly trail, Brela Tour in Brela – hilly trail, Sveti Lovre (St Lawrence) in Supetar – hilly trail, Sveta Jelena (St Helena) in Supetar – hilly trail, Sveti Juraj (St George) in Supetar – mountain trail, Sveti Petar (St Peter) in Supetar – mountain trail, Sveti Jere (St Jeronim) in Supetar – hilly trail, Sveti Josip (St Joseph) in Supetar – hilly trail, Levanat in Sutivan – straight trail, Tramuntana in Sutivan – hilly trail, Maestral in Sutivan – straight trail, Fortress and lantern in Milna – straight trail, Cvrčka in Milna – hilly trail, Medulla in Milna – mountain trail, Sunca in Milna – hilly trail, Lesina – Vira – mountain trail, Težačka in Hvar – hilly trail, Malo Grablje in Hvar – hilly trail, Sveti Nikola (St Nicholas) – Selca – mountain trail, Purkin kuk in Stari Grad on Hvar Island – hilly trail, Through Dračevica in Vrbovska on Hvar Island – straight trail, Kabal in Stari Grad – hilly trail, Preko vrha – Jelsa – hilly trail, UNESCO tour – Jelsa – straight trail, Dubova – Selca – hilly trail, Humac – hilly trail, Deset uvala – Bogomolje – hilly trail, Sućuraj – hilly trail. The quality of cycling trails also points to the fact that Hvar was selected by the eminent world cycling team “Bahrain Merida” for their preparation ahead of the start of competition season.

Horseback riding

The offer of active holidays in Central Dalmatia includes horseback riding. In Sinj, Split and Trilj, there are horse-riding and equestrian clubs which organize riding schools for beginners, and provide recreational riding for professionals. Treat yourself to a ride and, trust us, you will never forget the feeling of the unity of a man and a horse during this noble activity.

Sea kayaking

When you get tired of the crowds and the noisy beaches full of swimmers, the absolutely unforgettable alternative is to reach quiet, secluded, pebbly beaches accessible only by sea, while doing sea kayaking. Explore caves and grottos, touch the underground water springs and swim in the beautiful, crystal clear sea around the islands of Brač, Hvar, Šolta and Vis.

Rafting and canyoning

Rafting on Cetina River is a special attraction for all adventurers. Although going downwards on a frothy river requires a certain amount of skill, there are several rafting segments in which younger rafting sportsmen can participate too. You do not have to be afraid because the skipper will instruct you exactly on how, when and how strong do you need to roam, or when you have to duck down in the boat and hold tightly. Rafting on Cetina River is particularly interesting as it draws its visitors with purity of water, as well as the possibility to have a swim in it. Additionally, during rafting, you will be able to enjoy the views of cliffs up to 180 meters of height, cascades and the Gubavica Waterfall, which attracts all the visitors with its unique beauty and 50 meters of  height.

Canoe safari

If you are a fan of light paddling, then the right choice for you is a canoe safari on Cetina River. Light rowing on the calm parts of Cetina, in an unsinkable kayak for two, or in a canoe built for more people, as well as overcoming the river’s rapids, will stay in your memory forever.

Free climbing

Free climbing, under instructors’ supervision and with the appropriate climbing equipment, is a completely safe sport, suitable for just about everybody. The most important thing to know is to choose the direction – the climbing weight must correspond to the attendant’s physical abilities and the joy of climbing will follow by itself. This kind of activity is available to be done on rocks in Omiš, Perun Hill near Podstrana and on the south side of Split’s most famous hill – Marjan.

Trekking

 

The beauty of the hidden trails, the view of the seaside settlements and the islands, the cultivated fields, the olive groves and the vineyards on the terraces of soil, stolen away from the arrid stone ambience, tirelessly continue to tell us the history of the local people. Doing trekking everywhere around the Split-Dalmatia County, especially in the Dalmatinska zagora (Dalmatian hinterland area) – Vrlika, Dugopolje, Trilje and Sinj, as well as on the islands of Brač and Hvar, will make you feel joyful in every single moment of your activities.

Paintball

Do you like to play games? Shooting and boosting adrenaline? Paintball is your cup of tea. In this game, it is important to have a physical preparation, but also the to be very logical and fast-thinking. This is a tactical game, where you shoot balls that leave a trace of color, and it will require your full attention and concentration. Paintball, besides the already existing terrains, can be organized on numerous different locations in the Split-Dalmatia County.

Sailing

If you are man of the sea and come to sail in the Split aquatorium, you will get to satisfy your curiosity in many different ways. First of all, you will be welcomed in Split by very friendly hosts, after which you can start your sailing adventure. It is particularly nice to sail around the islands of Hvar, Šolta and Vis.

Scuba diving

Are you interested to experience the sensation of being under the sea surface? Scuba diving in Central Dalmatia makes it possible to discover a small, but extremely attractive part of the “world of silence.” The crystal clear sea of ​​Central Dalmatia is rich in beautiful diving destinations, and the diversity of its flora and fauna will surely be a delight for everyone.

Zip-line

How does this situation sound to you: descending along a steel wire at a height of 150 meters just above the beautiful canyon of Cetina River? All the more so, knowing that at one point, you will reach the speed of 65 kilometers per hour during this exciting adrenaline-boosting activity? Of course, we are talking about a new product in tourism, intended for tourists looking for adrenaline-boosted & active vacations – zip line or “flight” over river cliffs, using steel ropes. But do not be afraid – you will be fastened with a safety belt while you take your exciting descenting route. If you want to try this adrenaline treat, visit Omiš, Tučepi and Solin, where zip-line facilities are located.

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Traditional hand-wheel pottery-making in Potravlje has been only preserved in this village near Sinj, in the Municipality of Hrvace, whereas in the last few centuries many other villages in the Cetinska Krajina Region were known for cultivating this ancient skill. Up to the Second World War, there were around fifty families involved in pottery-making in the Cetinska Krajina Region, out of which around twenty of them in Potravlje.

  

The potters from Potravlje, or, as they are usually called in this region, bakrari (derived from a local name for a traditional earthen pot, bakra), used to supply the whole Cetinska Krajina Region and greater Dalmatia with their products.

Up to the present day, they have sold their products at fairs in Sinj, Trilj, Zadvarje, Vrlika, Metković, Benkovac, Split and elsewhere.

 

Apart from traditional pots, new types of pots are made nowadays, for instance, amphoras (for tourist purposes), flowerpots or pitari, and various miniature traditional pots sold as souvenirs. In ethnologic terms, a pottery-making tradition in Potravlje is categorised as hand-wheel pottery, where the hand wheel concerns a special kind of a small, low potters’s wheel which the potter turns with one hand, unlike the foot wheel consisting of two wheels joined by a metal axle, where the potter turns the lower wheel with his foot.

It is generally considered that hand-wheel pottery dates from prehistoric times, and in our region from the 4th century B. C. In most of Europe, this type of pottery disappeared a long time ago, having been replaced by foot-wheel pottery.

Up to this day, the craft of pottery-making has been only preserved in two families in the village of Potravlje – the family of Jure Knezović (1933-2012), where his sons Ivan (b. 1962) and Pile (b. 1965) have carried on the tradition, and the family of Jure’s brother Dušan Knezović.

 

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During St. Michael’s Days, the town comes alive and becomes the centre of gatherings, trade and entertainment.

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At the traditional goods and cattle fair, one can see or obtain almost everything: from various handmade products to domestic animals.

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An interesting culture and entertainment programme also takes place, and a person can find refreshments on every corner.

The central event occurs on September 29th, when Trilj celebrates the City Day and the Feast of its patron saint – St. Michael the Archangel.

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The traditional procession takes place in the city streets, and the St. Michael’s Day Feast is at its peak.

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St. Michael the Archangel, the patron saint of Trilj, is celebrated each year on September 29th.

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