Cetina River Rafting: How it all began..
The Cetina River Canyon is one of many places in Dalmatia that simply leaves you breathless. River Cetina is mostly known for Cetina river rafting tours, kayaking or some other adventure activities. River rafting takes about 3 hours to complete on the nine kilometers long route. Along the route you will discover beautiful waterfalls, rapids, caves and quiet parts abundant with flora and fauna. The Cetina Valley and the narrow passage at Klis have functioned as a main trading route between the Croatian coast and hinterland. It has been pivotal to the development of significant parts of Southern Europe.
Who are Dalmatian people (lat. Delmatae) who live in the canyon?
The area is associated with the heartland of the Delmatae – ancient people who inhabited the core of what would then become known as Dalmatia after the Roman conquest. Delamatae were a nomadic society with a strong patriarchal structure, consisting chiefly of shepherds, warriors and their chieftains. The original Dalmatian language is not known, they didn’t use any alphabet. Since the Roman conquest, Delmatae have been gradually Romanized and assimilated. After the collapse of the Roman Empire, Dalmatian citizens slavicized when Croats entered these lands in the 7th century. During the early medieval period Cetina became a frontier between Slavic and Late Roman power. Many regional and local powers considered Cetina as a valuable route from the Adriatic to the hinterland. Today, Cetina is primarily known as a place of extraordinary beauty, perfect for river rafting. Situated in the heart of Dalmatia, our rafting tours are the quickest way to go deep into the wilderness.