Croatia is perfectly suited for walkers who can take numerous walks across the country. The most picturesque ones tend to be those in the National Parks, protected areas, or archaeological spots like Stari Grad plain placed in UNESCO World Heritage List. All our tours are with a professional guide in small groups (5-6 persons) and on different levels depending of abilities of our guests.
Climbing and hiking in Croatian mountains has become one of the most popular outdoor activities. The mountains of the Republic of Croatia mainly belong to the Dinaric range. Although the mountains are not very high and no peak is above 2000 m, they are very interesting. The Dinaric range is known in the world as a classic region of deep karst.
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Vis Island: The beautiful island of Vis is unique for its untouched nature and simple and authentic way of life of its inhabitants, without stress and pressure even during the tourist season. Beside two beautiful towns of Vis and Komiža, the island is full of numerous bays, coves, caves, grottos and small breathtaking villages in the inland of the island. The island is full of little paths and roads and is easily crossable from one point to another during an intensive 3 to 4 hour walk. Whether you decide to take a swim in the clear blue sea during the day or dive into the sunset at one of island's numerous bays you will experience a unique sensation.
Special Offer: Full moon & night hiking Location: Omiska Dinara, Split-Dalmatia County. Night trekking during the full moon or cloudless summer nights, when the sky is full of stars and the gentle night breeze brings the sounds of bells from the flocks and intense scents of Mediterranean herbs. Walking through the mountain during the night might sound dangerous, but don't worry. We have chosen the easiest paths, and the strange sounds you may hear along the way are just birds hunting at night and small rodents. There are no dangerous animals along our night treks.
Stari Grad Plain
Star Grad Plain on the island of Hvar is the largest and most fertile plain on all of Adriatic islands and the best preserved ancient cadastre in the Mediterranean and Europe. In the 4th century BC, the plain was linearly divided into 75 parcels in the shape of an elongated 900 by 180 meter rectangle. The local community has recognized the value of the project and established a special institution to ensure future development of Stari Grad Plain. In July of 2008, Stari Grad Plain was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List.
In the summer of 385 BC, a group of around a hundred families was sent from the town of Paros on the island of the same name in the Aegean Sea toward the Ionian Bay, as the Greeks referred to the Adriatic Sea, to establish a colony there. Their destination was the island of Hvar, formerly named Fiteja, and they were led by Okist who was, among other things, in charge of proper land division to the settlers in the new settlements. Amidst the plain, in a place from where you can see almost the entire plain, is a marked starting point – omphalos.
By using groma, a simple surveying instrument, the plain was surveyed and divided into parcels of 1 x 5 stadia, which is approximately 180 x 900 meters. They also carved boundary stones bearing the names of the parcel owners, but the island and coastal Illyrians did not like such division so they attacked the town in 384 BC.
However, the Greeks defeated the Illyrians, which enabled them to gain control of the entire Stari Grad Plain, the largest fertile plain on the Adriatic islands. The settlers soon began to erect ancillary buildings and lodgings in the plain, on their own estates. The luxurious ones date back to the Roman era – so far, they have discovered remains of around sixty of them. Today, Stari Grad Plain represents the best preserved ancient Greek landscape in the Mediterranean.