Split-Dalmatia County

Imotski is a small town situated on the northern side of Biokovo massif, Dalmatian Hinterland, Croatia. As of 2011, the town population is 4,757 and the total municipal population is 10,764. Imotski has a very mild and pleasant climate with many sunny days. The town is located close to the border with Bosnia-Herzegovina, by the towns of Posušje and Grude. The nearest coastal town is Makarska.

Imotski is known for its medieval fortress on the rocks of Blue Lake. Another phenomenon is the Red Lake which looks like an eye in the scenery. Both lakes are said to be connected with underground channels to the Adriatic Sea.

The climate is Mediterranean, with the highest air temperature averaging 26 °C (79 °F) during July and the lowest averaging 5 °C (41 °F), in January. Summers are usually very hot during the day.

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Imotski was first mentioned in 950 by the Byzantinian emperor and historian Constantine Porfirogenet in his literary work De administrando imperio. The old town centre has been placed on the national register of historic places and put under protection. Of the main attractions, the Topana Fortress, was built in the 10th century and had an extraordinary strategic significance in the past. Being well-preserved it dominates ovew the town and offers a magnificent view of the town and Blue Lake. Inside the fortress, there is a votive church dedicated to Our Lady of Angels, the patron saint of Imotski. Under the Topana Fortress, there is Blue Lake (Modro jezero), the favourite promenade and the main bathing place during the summer in Imotski. Blue Lake is a karst lake and like the nearby Red Lake, it lies in a deep sinkhole possibly formed by the collapse of an enormous underground cave. The total depth from the upper rim is around 220 meters, while water depth varies with season. This karst formation is a amazing place to watch an entertaining soccer spectacle of the local soccer teams when the lake dries out. Not far from it (ca. 1,5 km) there is Red Lake (Crveno jezero), and its documented as the deepest Karst lake in Europe. This depression is 528 m deep, whereby the depth of the water reaches up to 300 m with the bottom under the sea level. It is known for its numerous caves and remarkably high cliffs, reaching over 241 metres above normal water level and continuing below the water level.  It gains its uniqueness from the color of the surrounding cliffs which are reddish brown in tone. There are several legends connected to the origin of the lakes in Imotski. Except of natural beauty, Imotski offers history, culture  and gastronomical specialties. While in Imotski you should taste a glass of one of Imotski wines with some of local gastronomical specialties which are a refreshing change from the typical grilled dishes in this region.

About Soloturist d.o.o.

We are tourist agency in Podgora, Split-Dalmatia county, Croatia (Europe).

  • We organize ATV excursions in our beautiful nature over Makarska riviera to mountain Biokovo.
  • We have scooters, bikes and cars for rent.
  • In our agency you can exchange your money to croatian currency.
  • We sell tickets or vouchers for all kind of excurions to the most attractive destinations in the vicinity of Podgora.
  • We can organize your accomodation in Podgora.


Ruđera Boškovića 3
21327 Podgora
Phone/fax: ++385 21 625110
Working hours in season (01. May - 30. September):
08:00 - 22:00 h

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