Imotski is well connected with nearby
towns or cities. It is located in Dalmatian inland, 90 km from Split,
roughly half way from Split to Mostar. It is best to visit it
with a car, but a bus will do the job. Buses from Split are very
frequent. There are also daily buses from Dubrovnik, Mostar, Sarajevo,
Zagreb, and even from Frankfurt and Dortmund.
The schedule could be found on www.imotski.hr.
It is best to call the bus station directly at (21) 841 - 268,
telex/fax (21) 841 - 426.
Tourist agencies organize many tourist bus excursions from Split and
Makarska Riviera hotels, as well as Dubrovnik hotels. Medjugorje,
where the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared in 1981 is located only 40 km
away from Imotski in nearby Herzegovina.
Imotski is a very safe place to visit. There should be no problems
finding someone who can speak English. The town has a limited room
accommodation in hotel "Imota" that is located at the very center of
Imotski, tel. (21) 841-700. There is a three star hotel in nearby
village Glavina Donja. Chose the map of Imotski and look
for Zdilar and Jezerine on the road toward west. Information about
Hotel Zdilar could be also found on the web.
The town has numerous coffee bars, especially in Šetalište Stjepana Radića
street that abounds with numerous outside tables. There are two
vineyards in Imotski county, "Vinarija Grabovac" and "Vinarija
Matković. A representative list of restaurants is located on www.imotski.hr
pages. The food is typically meat oriented with only a few vegetarian
dishes on the menus. Make sure to try local specialties like
frogs, roasted lamb on a spit, and trout.
What to do
Besides the spectacular nature,
there are few historic places
noteworthy of visiting such as the thousand years old fortress Topana, Saint Francis
church, and its adjoining Franciscan monastery. The monastery has a
very rich collection of historic art crafts. Jezero, Pazar, and Bazana old quarters are full
of stone houses that date from the 18th century or even earlier.
Imotski county is full of old Illyrian, Roman, and medieval archeological sites.
The town has a very rich cultural
tradition, reaching the peak during
the Carnival days. The summer brings "Imotska Sila" with many plays and
concerts in the open. Very active and successful town brass band that
has more than hundred years old tradition is active year long.
There are many opportunities for a half day
or full day trips: Red Lake,
canyon, etc. Biking, especially mountain biking is well
advised. Unfortunately, the place is still too small and the
tourism service not so developed; which is what is also very appealing,
to offer bike renting.
One of the recent attractive
events is the international Imo-adventure
or seven lakes
adventure race, where contestants compete in running, swimming,
kayaking, bicycling, trekking, and steel rope
descending. It is in its
third year and only the most enduring should apply. Here is
a short video of the race