This morning meet your guide and driver in the port for a private exploration of Dalmatian hinterland.
First you will visit Klis, a fortress built by the ancient Illyrian tribe Dalmatae, becoming a royal castle that was the seat of Croatian kings. Final development has made this castle in large fortress during Ottoman invasion of this part of Europe. Due to its location on a pass that separates the mountains Mosor and Kozjak, the fortress served as a major source of defence in Dalmatia and has been a key crossroad between the coast and hinterland. From here you can enjoy spectacular view on Dalmatian Islands and nearby coastal towns.
From Klis you will head towards Split hinterland and small town of Sinj, home of the famous equestrian competition Sinj Alka. For 300 years, every first Sunday in August, local men put on their traditional costumes, ride festive dressed horses and run Sinj Alka to commemorate a Croatian-Venetian victory over Ottomans on August 14, 1715, in which the local Christian population of around 700 Croats in cooperation with a smaller number of Venetians managed to defend Sinj against 60,000 Ottoman soldiers. Today you will be special guests of the Sinj Alka Museum that keeps the valuable uniforms, equipment, weaponry as well as display of Alka procession. After the museum tour you will visit Alka Horse Stables and enjoy horseback riding at Sinj Hippodrome. From Sinj, you will continue to small village of Gata where you will be welcomed by a local family in their humble home. They will show you how to make the traditional specialty from the Poljica Republic period – soparnik. With the alluring scents of the local Dalmatian cuisine, you will enjoy this healthy delicacy whose original recipe resisted the flow of centuries. After this traditional, light dinner, your guide and driver will take you back to the port of Split.