Trips in surroundings of Dugi Rat are organized to the old villages in the foot of Mt Mošnjica such as: Staro Duce, Zeljovici, Krug and Staro Jesenice where there are about 300 nice old preserved stone houses. All of these villages follow the same pattern; they all have streets, roads, small squares, centres that are mostly in the vicinity of the church or school, and fileds.

Each village boasts some historic monument. Some have churches more than 200 years old, old village cemeteries, belltowers. Surrounded by luxuriant vegetation, far from the city noise or any industry whatsoever, enjoying non-polluted air, mild climate and above all a magnificent view of the sea and islands (Brac, Hvar, Solta), they are something that every tourist will be impressed by at first sight.

The architecture of these old village houses are a characteristic of the primorska Poljica. Furthermore, the location of the village, its hamlets, aligned houses with cellars in the ground floor, rooms on the first floor, old kitchens with fireplaces and with separate cattle-sheds are all typical features of Poljica. These picturesque small villages in the foot of the mountain are definitely one of the treasures this municipality boasts of.


Excursions to Vincity

The vincinity of Split, which is only 20 km away from Dugi Rat and the vincity of Omiš which is only 10 km away from Dugi Rat, makes it possible for the guests to visit other Dalmatian destinations and offer an opportunity to explore the broader area.

Excursions by boat are mostly organized from harbour of Krilo - Jesenice what is a picturesque site for any tourist. The picture of the port with "a dense wood" of masts and sails of old ships found its place in every tourist brochure in the country and abroad.

The trips range from the ancient heart of Dalmatia, Split, with its ancient and medieval town core built around the Place of Roman Emperor Diocletian, through word famed Dubrovnik to the islands of Brac and Hvar, the Adriatic princes, centres of Croatian literacy and culture.

An extraordinary blend of Mediterranean and Oriental culture can be felt in Mostar. The heritage typical of the Dalmatian hinterland can be explored in Imotski, situated above two lakes.

  • MAKARSKA, the centre of the riviera and coastal area, is a natural choice, with its town square, Cathedral of St. Mark, but above all because of the Franciscan Monastery and its rich collections. Daily fish picnics, the feasts of the sea, are complemented with excursions to Omis and Radmanove Mlinice, a scenic site down the Cetina river, that offer one yet another opportunity to enjoy the unforgettable beauty of Nature and extraordinary gastronomic delights.
  • SPLIT - A town of classical Roman, old Croatian, Romanesque and renaissance architecture, with a Mediterranean atmosphere. It is well-known for sports and shipbuilding.
    Half-day or all-day excursions by boat or bus.
  • THE ISLAND OF HVAR The town of Hvar, the biggest settlement on the island, abounds in Romanesque and Renaissance buildings, and Mediterranean atmosphere. It bears the name of Croatian Madeira. The town of Jelsa, the second biggest on the island, is famous for its vintage Dalmatian wines.
    All day excursions.
  • DUBROVNIK - A Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque town - all in one, is a must. Located on the very southern end of Croatia.
    All-day excursions by bus or boat.
  • MEDJUGORJE - A world famous sanctuary.
  • OMIS - A coastal, mediaeval town located in a picturesque canyon of the Cetina river. Five kilometres up to the Cetina canyon, there is "Radmanove Mlinice", an excursion place for famous for bread baked under coals and for fresh trout.
    Half-day excursions by boat or bus.

Detailed information on excursions can be obtained at the tourist agencies!