High above the city of Split and watching like a Greek God, sits the small village of Klis. Laced with with vineyards and olive groves this ancient ruin still stands tall . At the center of this hillside village is a medieval fortress built into a rocky ridge giving visitors an incredible birds eye view of the entire Split “metropolitan” area, Adriatic Sea and surrounding islands.
It was the best route from Bosnia and the Croatian hinterlands to the Dalmatian coast. If anyone gained control of the fortress they controled a huge hunk of Croatia.
First conquered were the Illyrians. is strategic importance prompted the Romans to expend hard effort to conquering the territory which they finally accomplished in 9AD. Inhabitants of the Roman city of Salona built villa rusticae in the area around the gorge and built a road from Klis to Salona.
The Visigoths stripped the Roman empire of their rule and were then followed by the Byzantines. Upon the arrival of the Croats in the 7th century, Klis became the parish seat and in the 9th and 10th centuries it was a royal court. A succession of Croatian dukes and kings made Klis their royal seat and held on to it in the face of periodic and furious assaults until finally the Ottoman Turks conquered it in 1537.
Today Klis fortress is a must see tourist attraction to get a real feel of what it’s like to defend a territory in ancient times and walk a once known set of season 4 Game of Thrones season.
SO now you’ve gotten to know Klis and finding yourself at behind it’s walls is an amazing experience. The T.H.A.T. (Travel Hogz Ariel Team) took to the skies to show you the spectacular view.If you take the tour on your own it will cost around 60 kn per person to enter the castle but more if you pay for transportation there and back.
A small and quint town about 20 minutes outside of Split lies Trogir. Now let's set the records straight here about all of the little towns in Croatia, all the towns were inhibited by the Romans and all have a sense of Venetian style.
You also should consider taking the blue lagoon tour. Amazingly fabulous! Summertime is best when visiting Split! There is so much to do we don't know where to begin, the blue cave, the blue lagoon, Krka waterfalls, jet skiing, the town of Omiš, Mostar Bosnia. As Travel Hogz you have to indulge in them all!
Krka National Park
If you are up to a very long day, we strongly suggest grabbing a tour with a group down to the waterfalls. That will include your 1 hour trip to the park, the park entrance, & the shuttle to the falls. Get ready and dip in the most beautiful natural environment you can dream of.
MOSTAR HERZEGOVINA / BOSNIA
When you think of Bosnia, you think war, chaos, going in and never coming back. That may have been the case years ago but now there is a part if southern Bosnia that isn't considered "Bosnia" as it is called Herzegovina.
Grab a day trip and a bus of 3 hours there where you can see divers in a divers club jump from this infamous bridge that combined two separate cities at one time. The Muslim side and the "non Muslim" side. You can't help but to marvel over Herzegovina as it was once a troubled historical landmark stands proud overlooking a once divided town. Depending on which tour you grab, you even get to stop at yet another beautiful waterfall. Walking around please don't say the word Bosnia. They don't take well to that label in Mostar Herzegovina. Here's more about Mostar... https://www.travelhogz.com/home/mostar-medjugorje