5. From Sinj: 1-Hour Private Scenic Flight over Imotski's Lakes
This route begins with a start from the field of Sinj, a town in Dalmatian hinterlands, the area known as Cetinska Krajina. This is an area that attracts more visitors each year, primarily thanks to the traditional Tilters Tournament of Sinj (Sinjska Alka). The flight starts by flying over Sinj and continues along the Cetina River. The source of the river is a karst spring. Cetina has its source in the northwestern slopes of Dinara, in a small village called Cetina. The river is mostly calm with stunning landscapes. The nature in this area is beautiful and the scenery breathtaking.
Next - flying over the town of Trilj. This area also has become increasingly popular with tourists. It offers outdoor activities like Cetina River fishing, canoeing, and rafting, horseback riding, cycling, and hiking.
Afterward, the plane turns to Imotski flying over the karstic landscapes that in a few minutes turn into a fertile valley bounded by the rocky plateaus. Imotski is a town situated on the northern side of Biokovo massif in Dalmatia hinterlands. It is a nice little town to visit. The town hides two pearls of nature. There are two lakes near Imotski – Blue Lake and Red Lake. They have such names because one is surrounded by blue, and the other one with red rocks. The red lake looks like an eye in the scenery. Both lakes are connected with underground channels to the Adriatic Sea. Blue and red lakes are unique views to see. If you might have an extra day it would be a good idea to go there on an overcast day in the summer.
After the flight over the lakes, the route takes you to the town of Omiš. Omiš is situated at the Canyon of Cetina River. Omiš is widely known for its glorious pirate history. A reminder of the times when pirates used to control Omiš stands proudly over the town– it is the fortress of Mirabela. Pirates of Omiš used the fortress as a lookout so that merchant ships couldn’t stay unnoticed when sailing along the coastline.
The flight continues along the coastline towards the Split suburbs. The west coast of Split is the extension of Split’s Riva to the west. This is the place with a magnificent view of Split and luxury yachts. Bronze memorial plaques of Olympic medal winners are placed at one section of this promenade by the sea which looks really cool from the air.
Next in the route is the Klis fortress. This is a medieval fortress that served as a major source of defense in Dalmatia, especially in the middle ages. The fortress is one of the most outstanding fortresses in Croatia and it is beautifully preserved. It’s a fun place to visit and if you have time, you can easily spend a few hours walking around the fortress.
Finally, you return to the town of Sinj. You will probably see Fortress of Sinj which offers one of the nicest views in the area. You can see all of the Cetina River and the surrounding villages.
If you are interested in visiting Dalmatian hinterlands this is the best way to give you some preview of what you may expect!