CANOEING Enjoy the easy paddling along the gentle parts of the Cetina course and down its mild rapids, all the while savouring the beautiful and relaxing scenery in the company of your loved one. This trip will show you how good a team you are, how well you really know each other and whether you are synchronised. The canoeing is organised in canoes on two different routes - from Čikotina Lađa to the village Blato na Cetini or from Blato na Cetini to the village ofZadvarje. After an active day in nature treat yourself to a romantic dinner in one of the restaurants by the river. NEW!!! Dear guests, From the summer of 2014. you can explore the charming town of Omiš in a new and exciting way! Almissa-larus agency (camping Galeb) offers a guided tour of the town: • Get to know the pirate history of Omiš • Take a peek into the hidden parts of the town • Enjoy the unforgettable view from Mirabella castle upon Omiš and the island of Brač • Taste the traditional gastro specialties in an old tavern • Sail from the harbour of Omiš in a hundred years old 'gajeta' boat • Take a romantic boat ride on Cetina river Enjoy all the charms of Omiš and make your holiday richer with Visit Omiš! SPLIT SUMMER FESTIVAL AND THE ACTORS" FESTIVAL IN ZAGVOZD A vacation is an ideal time for you to make up for all the things you missed during the year. Apart from enjoying yourself at the beach, swimming and sunbathing, we recommend you a vacation of culture – a visit to Split and the 55th annual Split Summer Festival with a rich programme of theatre performances and concerts which will leave nobody indifferent. All performances take place in open air, in the squares and streets of the city (Peristil, the square „Carrarina poljana“, the basements of the Diocletian"s Palace, Sustipan and other) which makes the experience of the performances on such locations all the more special. During the summer the small village of Zagvozd, situated at the foot of the Biokovo Mountain, becomes a meeting point of numerous Croatian actors, singers and other artists. Every weekend during July and August you can enjoy excellent plays, concerts, folk dance performances, musicals and other similar events. The kind and modest hosts, widely known for their hospitability and bigheartedness, and the romantic atmosphere of this unique place will definitely not leave you indifferent, and it will also confirm the old saying that „the best things in life are free“ – since the entrance to all performances at the „Actors in Zagvozd“ Festival is absolutely free of charge. FESTIVAL OF DALAMATIAN KLAPA AND THE OMIŠ CULTURAL SUMMER Ever since 1967 Omiš has been a host to all klapa lovers – it was in that year that the first Festival of Dalmatian Klapa took place in the town at the mouth of the river Cetina. The annual festival is in fact a competition in traditional Dalmatian close-harmony („a capella“) singing, which has contributed to the preservation of the culture of folk singing. Klapa songs tell stories about the lives of Dalmatian fishermen and farm labourers, recount historical events or sing about love (one of the most famous klapa songs is „Ju te san se zaljubija“ – meaning „I fell in love with you“). Apart from klapa singing the cultural programme of the Omiš Cultural Summer includes numerous concerts and recitals in churches and the cloister of the Franciscan monastery, theatre performances on the town squares, various holiday folk festivities, exhibitions, literary and musical evenings and other events. SPLIT Split is the biggest city in Dalmatia, with a more than 1700 years long history. The very heart of Split is built around the ancient palace of the Emperor Diocletian, dating back to the 4th century. The central square of the palace is occupied by the Jupiter"s temple or the today"s cathedral, which is the oldest building of its kind in the world. Once you pass through the basements of the Palace, today filled with numerous stands offering unique hand-made souvenirs, you will reach the famous Riva – the coastal promenade and the so called „living room“ of Split, the central venue for all the city"s events and happenings. During the summer Split hosts the Nights of Emperor Diocletian, aiming to revive the historical period of the Diocletian"s rule in a fun way through typical food and fashion. Each year you can also enjoy the Split Summer, a festival offering a rich programme of culture and art. MAKARSKA Makarska is one of the most famous tourist destinations on the Croatian coast, a town situated at the foot of the Biokovo mountain – a magnificent nature park. The best place to find out more about the town"s history is surely the Franciscan Monastery, which has recently celebrated 500 years of its existence. Within its walls the monastery holds an impressive fine arts collection, a library and the unique Malacological ShellMuseum – said to be the largest collection of shells, snails and mussels in the world. The monastery also houses the Sea and Mountain Institute of Makarska. We invite you to enjoy the beautiful scenery and the unforgettable view from the mountain peak Vošac (1422 m). The foot of the mountain can be reached by minibus, and another 20 minute walk to the peak grants a one of a kind view of the beautiful Riviera of Makarska and the islands of Brač, Hvar and Korčula. Another half an hour walk will take you up to the peak of St. Jure (1762 m), the so called “roof of the world”, from which you will be able to enjoy the view of the Dalmatian islands on one side and the Dalmatian inland and the inland of Bosnia an Herzegovina on the other. Makarska is also famous for its rich night life and numerous night clubs and discotheques (such as Deep, Petar Pan and other). DUBROVNIK Due to its extraordinary beauty and the rich cultural heritage the town of Dubrovnik was included in the list of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Surrounded by impressive walls and fortresses, it is a true example of architectural, cultural and historical uniqueness. Sites you shouldn"t miss are the Minčeta Tower, the Bokar, Revelin and Lovrijenac Forts or a visit to the Dominican and Franciscan Monasteries which hold valuable collections of art, cultural and historical heritage of the famous DubrovnikRepublic. Dubrovnik is a town of a thousand sites, and it"s impossible to name them all: Onofrio"s Fountain, Orlando"s Column, the Rector"s Palace, Sponza Palace, Luža Square, the State Archives of Dubrovnik.... Regardless of whether you decide to see some of its marvellous sights or just take a walk down the main street of Stradun, we are certain that Dubrovnik will impress you like it impresses many others who keep returning to it year after year. MOSTAR AND MEĐUGORJE During the Turkish rule Mostar was an important trading centre, and today it represents one of the most beautiful towns inBosnia and Herzegovina. Apart from the famous Old Bridge and the old town which have been included in the list of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 2005, we recommend you to visit other interesting sites, such as the old bazaar, numerous mosques and other typical examples of Turkish architecture. By taking a trip to Međugorje you will not only experience the untouched beauty of theHerzegovina region, but you will also fill your spirit in a place of pilgrimage, in which bliss, peace and the power of faith can be felt with each step you take. Međugorje is one of the most famous pilgrimage sites in the catholic community, attracting millions of visitors from all over the world. Besides taking part in the Holy Mass you can also visit the Apparition Hill on which the Virgin Mary first appeared to the children in 1981.