Additional Location Information
Villa Ark can be reached highway passing south of Zagreb with 4 national parks and close to the target Trogir and Split - Historic heritage under UNESCO protection. If however you are traveling by air transport before landing at the airport Resnik (20 km), you can expect a magnificent and unforgettable view of Trogir, Split and the central islands.
The Split / Stobrec area:
Split, a 1700 year-old city by the sea where the Roman Emperor
Diocletian built his spectacular Palace — today a UNESCO World Heritage site
that offers you world-class meeting and convention facilities and the unparalleled
opportunity for delegates to experience the richness, beauty, history and culture of
our fabled Adriatic coast.
• direct flight connections to most European Cities.
• 200.000 inhabitants.
• 2700 sunny hours per year
• 15 kilometres of beaches.
• surrounded by islands, mountains and unique river waterfalls
The Dalmatia region
CELLARS OF DIOCLETIAN PALACE
The cellars of the Diocletian's Palace, with its perimeter walls and well preserved
cult center present the best preserved antique complex of this type. The architecture
purpose was to raise the imperial residential area in the upper floor. Based on these
foundations it is possible to reconstruct the Palace and to deduct their original
purpose. Art exhibitions and theatre plays are regularly organized here.
The Ivan Mestrovic Palace was built in Split between 1931 and 1939. Mestrovic
himself made the original plans based on his own design. The construction was built
section by section, starting from the east and ending with the western parts, and it
was designed to serve living, working, and exhibition purposes.
Since 1991, the Gallery has been an integral part of the Ivan Mestrovic Foundation
with the Headquarters in Zagreb.
THE FORTRESS OF KLIS
The Fortress of Klis is situated some 15 km away form Split, It used to have a
significant defense role due to its strategic importance. For two and a half decades
the fortress of Klis endured the Turkish attacks and sieges. In 1537 the Turks
conquered Klis, and for the following 111 years the river Jadro was the border
between Turkish Klis and Venetian Split. It was not until 1648 that the Venetian army,
supported by local population, released Klis form the Turks.
PLITVICE LAKES NATIONAL PARK
Plitvice Lakes National Park is one of the greatest natural wonders of Europe. Embraced by high
wooded mountains, one beneath another lie sixteen beautiful lakes of crystal blue-green water.
Connected to each other by a series of foaming cascades and thundering waterfalls, the lakes are fed
by many rivers and streams. Over the millennia, waters of these lakes have dissolved the limestone rock
and carved out the valley in which they now lie.
NATIONAL PARK KRKA
The lakes of this Karst beauty, River Krka, are peaceful and silent while its numerous cascades are
blaringly loud and playful.. The beauty and diversity of this river resembles a magnificent orchestral
symphony under the direction of the Creator himself. For thousands of years Krka has obstinately
hollowed out its path through rock and has created its remarkable waterfalls. The peculiar travertine
cascades of its waterfalls are extremely rare in the world. In the year 1985 its remarkable beauty was
recognized and placed under protection proclaiming the 46 kilometres of the Krka River flow which
occupy 111 square kilometres a national park.