The Drniš Hinterland

EDEN finalist 2014/2015

The Drniš Hinterland

Drniš - an undiscovered jewel of rural tourism

Not even the most demanding gourmets could resist the pride of Dalmatian hinterland. In it the tradition and a way of life are reflected, and the best examples are kept for special occasions. This is the Drniš prosciutto, a delicacy of special aroma, mild salty taste and uniform red colour, marked by the EU geographical indication. Dried in the strong Dalmatian bora and smoked in natural surroundings, this prosciutto contains no preservatives and additives, its only ingredient sea salt. 


You simply must try it, just like cheese from a lambskin sack, baby lamb meat and the warm fragrant bread baked under a lid covered with hot coals. You will not go wrong if you combine these meals with excellent Merlot or Debit. 


But these are not the only things on offer in the Drniš hinterland, which have made it one of the finalists of the European destinations of excellence project for the theme “Tourism and local gastronomy”. You can also enjoy the uninhibited nature of Dalmatinska zagora, be amazed by the waterfall Roški slap and the islet Visovac at the Krka National Park, the canyon of the river Čikola and the mountain Promina.


The Drniš area is very attractive to cyclists, mountaineers, free climbers, adrenaline lovers who must not miss zip line, and those not in great physical shape can always enjoy a walk.


This is the homeland of Ivan Meštrović, a world-renowned sculptor. He designed the Church of the Most Holy Redeemer next to his birthplace, Otavice, where he was buried, and he left a part of his inheritance and legacy to his native region.