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Frane V.

Split, Split-Dalmatia county, Croatia

"The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page. " - Saint Augustine __________________________________________________________________ Welcome/Dobrodošli, I am pleased to extend my warmest greetings to everyone visiting Croatia.

The tours I'm providing are a celebration of Croatian cultural and natural heritage, and endless beauties and classic tales that go with it.

Dalmatia, it's the name of my region where I was born and raised. Thousands of attributes try to define Dalmatia, to grasp its nature, but none of them fully succeed, since this part of Croatia, situated on Eastern Adriatic Coast, with all its richness, complexity and diversity refuse to be reduced to one notion, to be defined with a mere word. Dalmatia has been the subject of and an inspiration for a wide range of research, from exact sciences to popular music; scientists, artists, and journalists have all been trying to fathom its essence, to express the gist of it, and the attributes have been arising daily. However, Dalmatia, this spring of inspiration whose incomparable beauty remains unfathomed, still resists the reduction of a few words. How could mere words express all the abundance of spirit accumulated during the course of millennia? How could the magnificent scenic beauty that has adorned Dalmatia from time immemorial be depicted by means of several letters?

There is no single attribute that can comprehend all its facets, for its protean character surprises not only travelers but its inhabitants as well. Dalmatia is more ravishing and more beautiful than the most imaginative conceptions of it, more than any words with which one tries to describe it.

. . . from the natural heritage of Plitvice lakes and Krka waterfalls National Parks to the cultural heritage of Split, Trogir, Šibenik. . .

. . . across the allure of Hvar island to the Golden Horn beach of Brač island. . .

. . . emerging from the deep Blue lake of Imotski to the journey through the ancient Roman ruins of Salona, Tilurium, Narona . . .

. . . through the paved alleys and the outstanding city walls of the former maritime Republic of Ragusa (today's Dubrovnik) followed by speedboat extravaganza in the Blue Lagoon and Šolta island . . .

. . . over the Mostar bridge in Bosnia-Herzegovina to the wine tasting of autochthonous Dalmatian grapevine varieties . . .

. . . visit Medjugorje, a special place reached by pilgrims in search of spirituality and serenity . . .

. . . join me to the unique endless journey tailored just for you and experience a magical journey through past, present, and future. . .

A Recent Review of this guide

Fantastic day!!!! We had a short time in Split and wanted to visit other sites outside the city and Frane hit them all with candor, humor and personality while imparting the history of his country. We would highly recommend him and suggest you ask about the Archeological museum. Thank you again.
Joseph Firlein

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Credentials

- Licensed Tour Guide, from 2005
- EU Professional driving license for passenger transport
- Motorcycle endorsement (authorization for driving any class of motor vehicle and engine capacity)
- University degree in History and Economics at the University of Split
- Association of tour guides in Split (DTVS) - presidency member
- Member of Association of guides in Dubrovnik
- Proud partner of IGLTA

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