Photographer's Note

Cetina is short, only 105 km long. Drop 385 meters in this section it is not an exceptionally high. But at this length can probably show all the features and karst mountain rivers to the mouth of the watercourse to become lazy, as if mocking the ascendant over her two vertical rock massifs, Mosor and Biokovo. Cetina sources are located on the slopes of Dinara, next up Troglav, the highest peak of Croatia.

The river is one of the major centers of rafting (rafting on mountain rivers on anything, usually on the pontoons, where you can squeeze the most people), and canoeing. Initially, when the river is smart, is a sport for experienced. Here, where the river only on the surface it looks scary, the pontoons charging everyone, even the stupidest summer-house, and so certainly do not hurt yourself.

What few miles Cetina must wade through the rocks. So must squeeze between them, carving deep canyons. Throughout the episode is six longer or shorter breakthroughs. And the last gorge, in Omis, where Cetina, after defeating the last obstacle flows into the Adriatic Sea.

The section from Zadvaria to Omis is one big canyon. From the north, formed by vertical walls Mosor massif, south - Rogoznica massif. A river flows in Omis to the Adriatic. Once at this point was starting pirates Splitting Venetian ships. When the Venetians sent a punitive expedition, the pirates fled into the river Cetina.

Cetina has always been important. Once the valley was an important route connecting the Adriatic coast with the interior of the Balkan Peninsula. The inhabitants of the valley in the early Bronze Age, even created a specific culture, known today cetinish. The Romans maintained a military camp Tilurium by Cetina river (today Gardun near Trilju), protecting the valley of the river and go through the Dinaric Alps.

In the early Middle Ages was abroad Cetina valley remnants of the Roman Empire and the Slavic countries. Sinj lying near the river, was one of the centers of the medieval Croatian state. And then it was a very troubled place where clashed Venetian and Turkish influences.

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