Agrotourism in Sibenik district

Until recently, agrotourism on Miljevci was unthinkable since tourism in the Šibenik hinterland used to be an unknown category. After several family farms opened in the Pakovo Selo area, as well as two large factories for the production of smoked ham (pršut) on Miljevci and a number of firms that produce honey, olive oil and cheese, the road to agrotourism on this area is slowly being paved.

In one of the seven villages on Miljevci, in Brištani, the family of Ante and Danica Bačić has recently opened a country household “Peace” located in the vicinity of River Krka, on the National Park’s very edge. Three rooms and a guest apartment for all those interested in original and traditional values and top quality homemade dishes, homemade wine, therapeutic brandies, figs, almonds, walnuts etc. have been set up in the family house in Brištani.

The house specialty is meat roasted under an iron bell (peka), cheese and smoked ham are offered as appetizers and guests can choose their own salad from the garden.

Owners of the agrotourist estate in Brištani cultivate 2000 vines and plenty of olive trees so their guests can take a walk along the vineyards.  A larger panoramic site with a beautiful view of the attractive River Krka basin is also in the vicinity.

The small island of Visovac on which a Franciscan monastery is located can also be seen and the beautiful Roški waterfall is near by as well. The Krka monastery and the Skradinski buk waterfalls are also found in this area, as well as Ivan Meštrović’ mausoleum in Otavice and the first theme park in Croatia, Etnoland Dalmati in Pakovo Selo near Drniš, is also not far away.

The park covers a surface area of 15 000 square meters and provides the opportunity to see what life was like in the Dalmatian hinterland in the past, to learn about the customs, traditions, ways of life and socializing in this area.

The complex consists of an old Dalmatian house, a fenced area for animals, a threshing floor, old crafts workshops, a unique area for performances – the arena (kolarište), a restaurant under a canopy and souvenir shops – a small Dalmatian market, a smoked ham museum, an old authentic Dalmatian house which is also an ethno museum, a tavern with wine barrels, wooden pots (maštilo) and other equipment necessary for the production and preservation of wine. Examples of an old bedroom, the loom, the dinning room and the kitchen are on the ground floor while the room in which ham and meat are smoked is in the attic.

Etnoland also has a garden with indigenous herbs and vegetables as a part of its offer and an area reserved only for animals: a pen for sheep and goats, chicken and donkeys. Visitors have the opportunity to meet a stone-mason, a weaver and a woodworker in the workshops of these old, nearly forgotten trades. Etnoland provides unique entertainment area (kolarište), i.e. an arena in which the visitors will be able to feel the Dalmatian magic. Singing and dancing are used here to show the ways people used to have fun.

Šibenik Tourist board
www.sibenik-tourism.hr

The County of Šibenik-Knin
www.sibensko-kninska-zupanija.hr

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