4 reasons you should choose Vrlika for your next hiking and adventure holiday
1. The natural habitat
The flora and fauna of Vrlika are something to be admired. The region is home to hundreds of species of plants and animals. In fact, the majestic mountains are home to such a large number of natural habitats that the Dinara Mountain made it into the Natura 2000 European Ecological Network.
The grasslands, karst valleys and incredible open spaces have made Vrlika a popular destination for eco and adventure tourists. And if you're considering your next hiking holiday, this bewitching charming town is not to be missed.
2. The rich history
The history of Vrlika this small town is deeply intriguing. The oldest evidence of life in the region dates as far back as 30,000 BC, though it is the historic sites ranging from the 15th to19th century that draw the most attention. From the medieval Prozor Fortress to the Church of Holy Salvation there are plenty of remarkable sites to explore.
You can also stroll along the mountainside, tracing the paths where the “hajduk’s” once walked. These local Robin Hoods fought against Ottoman rule, and you can follow in their footsteps seeking out the Yarrow plant on the Dinara Mountainside that hajduci used to heal their wounds, and make the most of the natural habitat around you.
3. The UNESCO heritage
4. The local gastronomy
And here’s one for the foodies! During your visit to Vrlika you must experience the local gastronomy. Taste Dalmatian cuisine, like the traditional dish “Vrlički uštipci”. Indulge in homemade cheese, prosciutto and a selection of local drinks. You can enjoy wine from the local vineyard or fruit brandies and liqueurs locally produced.
Vrlika is the perfect adventure holiday destination for those who want to feel at one with nature, enjoy good food and take in the incredibly rich culture of this wonderful town.