Klis Fortress and the daring Kaija

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Some of the wonderful view

Over-viewing the bay of Split is the old castle of Klis. The castle is situated approximately 10 km from Split city centre. I guess most of the visitors of Split arriving on the motorway have seen it to the left while turning down to the city from the beautiful motorway.

Klis is a small village located around a mountain fortress bearing the same name. The city has only a population 4,500 together with the eight other villages in its municipality. It is located just northeast of the city Solin and Split near the eponymous mountain pass. Due to its geographical position, Klis is also susceptible to a rather strong bura wind.

The Klis mountain pass separates the mountains Mosor and Kozjak at the altitude of 360m.

Kaija scaring the shit out of me by showing what a dare devil she is!
It has had a major strategic value throughout history, because any inland force passing through Klis would have been able to easily reach the entire region of Split and Kaštela. During the Ottoman wars in Europe, an already existing Roman fortress on a nearby hill was expanded into Klis Fortress.

The castle is not an overrun tourist attraction; while we were there maximum 10 other people were walking or had walked the steep cobble stone trail up to the castle as the same time as us. Amongst those some guys from Holland, a couple from Polen and the rest local Croatians.

The entrance fee was only 1,3 euro and we almost missed they guy selling the tickets because he was hiding for the sun in a dark room near the entrance. There was a project renovating the castle but they had a great deal of work in front of them, even though the walls were in pretty good shape. The only place that was almost finished was a little church at top of the castle.

The castle hosted some fantastic possibilities for great photo shots over the city of Split and the coast. All in all well worth visiting when you had your fare share of sun and a crowded city.
euphemy says:
I'll have to remember this place if I get to Croatia. Looks so pretty.
Posted on: Dec 13, 2008
sylviandavid says:
This sounds so nice!
Posted on: Dec 12, 2008
Chokk says:
It was quiet amazing and I loved that we could be so alone up there.
Posted on: Sep 09, 2008
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Some of the wonderful view
Some of the wonderful view
Kaija scaring the shit out of me b…
Kaija scaring the shit out of me …
The view from the Klis Fortress
The view from the Klis Fortress
The view from the Klis Fortress
The view from the Klis Fortress
The construction of Klis Fortress
The construction of Klis Fortress
The view from the Klis Fortress
The view from the Klis Fortress
The huge walls of Klis Fortress
The huge walls of Klis Fortress
The entry of the Klis Fortress
The entry of the Klis Fortress
The Croatian flag on top of Klis F…
The Croatian flag on top of Klis …
Kaija posing way too close to the …
Kaija posing way too close to the…
The view at Klis Fortress
The view at Klis Fortress
The view at Klis Fortress
The view at Klis Fortress
The Croatian flag on top of Klis F…
The Croatian flag on top of Klis …
Klis Fortress
Klis Fortress
Klis Fortress
Klis Fortress
Klis Fortress
Klis Fortress
Klis Village, the parking lot in f…
Klis Village, the parking lot in …
Inside the little church at the to…
Inside the little church at the t…
Klis Fortress
Klis Fortress
Klis Fortress seen from the villag…
Klis Fortress seen from the villa…
The top corner of Klis Fortress
The top corner of Klis Fortress
The view from Klis Fortress
The view from Klis Fortress
Looking down like they did in the …
Looking down like they did in the…
The corner tower
The corner tower
The mountain opposite to Klis Fort…
The mountain opposite to Klis For…
Natural cover on a parking in Klis
Natural cover on a parking in Klis
Klis Fortress on our way down to S…
Klis Fortress on our way down to …
Klis
photo by: Chokk