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From Split: Cetina Spring & Peruća Lake Paddleboarding Tour

1. From Split: Cetina Spring & Peruća Lake Paddleboarding Tour

After the pick up at the desired location there is an hour ride to the Cetina village. We will start the adventure no less than at the source of Cetina - the Eye of the Earth.There will be enough time to relax & to take a ton of selfies! When we are done at the Source, after approx. 1hour, we are taking a ride through the surrounding villages and animal farms. Our first stop will be the Church of Holy Salvation, your guide will tell you all about one of the oldest and best preserved larger monuments of the early pre-Romanesque sacral architecture built in the 9th century. Next stop will be Belečki bridge, and an Old Cetina MIll where you can enjoy sounds of the river running over a few smaller waterfalls. As soon as you are ready to leave this small heaven, we will head to the Vrlika village, your guide will give you a short presentation of Vrlika, which used to be a center of the Dalmatian hinterland. What kind of tour would it be if there is no impressive view from the top of the hill? Luckily our next stop will be Prozor fortress. After the Fortress there will be 1 hour lunch break. Your guide will take you to the restaurant where you can have lunch. With tthe full stomach on, we will leave in the direction of the Peruća lake, our last stop for the day. While you are searching for a shade to place your towel at the Garjak beach, your guide will prepare paddle boards so you can discover this 18 km long lake in all its beauty. Enjoy as much free time as you want. Sunbathing, swimming and being one with untouched nature.

From Sinj: 20-Minute Private Flight by Cetina & Peruča Lake

2. From Sinj: 20-Minute Private Flight by Cetina & Peruča Lake

After departure from Sinj Airport what awaits you is a flyover to the medieval knight’s town of the same name. The town of Sinj lies in a beautiful landscape of wooded hills, Sinjsko polje (Sinj Field), and the river Cetina. Sinj is surrounded by the slopes of the mountains of Svilaja, Dinara, and Kamešnica, it is ideal for those tourists who want an active holiday. During the summer months, people usually take a dip in the Cetina River. Sinj is famous for Sinj knights or "alkars". People of Cetinska Krajina still celebrate the majestic victory over the Ottomans in 1715. Celebrations are held on the eve of the Feast of the Assumption by holding the famous tournament “Sinjska Alka”. Next is the flight over the river Cetina- the longest river in Central Dalmatia. It has eight sources among which the largest one is the Glavaševo Lake. The water power of Cetina has been harnessed by the Peruča Lake reservoir, located 25 kilometers downstream from the River source. Peruča Lake was the first large reservoir created in karst and the first remote reservoir in the Cetina Hydropower System. It was heavily damaged during the Croatian War of Independence. The myth Zjere is an interesting fact about Peruča Lake. The so-called monster of Peruča Lake is a snake that grows more than three meters in length and has been known to appear in the lake. Croatia's very own Loch Ness monster. Your flight continues along the river Cetina to the town of Trilj. The town of Trilj lies on the river Cetina and is located in inland Dalmatia. Around Trilj there are many findings dating way back to the Mesolithic. The first recorded group that inhabited this area was one of the Illyrian tribes called Delmati. They fought fiercely against the Romans for decades but finally lost. However, Romans built the legionary fortress Tilurium on the hill above Trilj which you will see while flying over. At the top of the hill of Gardun, remains of a legionary fortress at Tilurium. Tilurium guarded the entrance to the Cetina valley from the south and the approach to the provincial capital at Salona. While flying around, you will see Čačvina Castle. This castle is a fortress that guarded the approach against Bosnia during the Ottoman wars. It is situated in a strategic location enabling its crew to oversee traffic of goods through the mountain passage that leads to Bosnia. At the entrance of the Cetina River canyon, Nutjak fortification is situated. It was built in the 15th century to protect land west of the Cetina River from the Ottomans. Finally, the plane will turn around the Sinj field and fly back to the airport.

Sinj: Panoramic Flight over Peruca Lake and Dinara mountain

3. Sinj: Panoramic Flight over Peruca Lake and Dinara mountain

This amazing experience will introduce you to the spring of the Cetina River. The spring is located near the town of Vrlika, on the northeastern side of the artificial lake Peruća. The flight lasts about 45 minutes, starting from the Sinj airport and flying over the beautiful and proud city of Sinj. In the middle of the town, there is a small hill with middle age cannon on it that fire during the knight competition called Alka. A unique tradition as a memory of a brave period in history when citizens were fighting against Osman empire. The flight continues above the artificial lake Peruća and continues to the northeast in the direction of Dinara, the highest mountain in Croatia. A few minutes after flying over the end of the lake, you will see a nice little lake surrounded by fields and an old village. It doesn't look like anything special, but when you came over it, you will notice that under the nice and flat surface of the water, you can't see the bottom of that small lake, just a dark abyss that looks really scary and incredible. During some combination of weather conditions, blue skies, and a few clouds above, the view of this unique natural phenomenon can be reminiscent of the human eye. After several steep turns above the spring, the flight continues over the southern side of the Vrlika field, and after overflying the Peruća dam, the plane will follow Cetina river inbound airport for landing.

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Extraordinary ! Magnificent views and thrills. My husband was able to fly the plane (only a few seconds, fortunately). Our 7 year old son was thrilled and so were we! The pilot gave us a nice little souvenir at the end. To do absolutely! And frankly, 20 minutes is not too short, we take advantage of every second!!!