We visited town of Imotski, hidden deep in the Dalmatian inland and we need to tell you one fact…Imotski is mind blowing!! If you’ve seen our Instagram feed, you already know we are in love! Picturesque little town on a hill is home of, not one, but two most impressive lakes, Blue and Red.
We took a car from Split and hoped on A1 Croatian highway. You exit from A1 in Zagvozd and follow signs to Imotski. When you reach the city follow Glavinja donja (if you don’t see any other signs for Blue Lake). There is parking area right in front of Lakes panoramic spot.
You can visit both lakes from all sides and we encourage you to because the views are amazing! There is walking trail around the lake. Blue Lake is more approachable (you have trail leading from the parking spot right to the bottom) and it is very beautiful, but Red Lake you can see only from the cliff and it is crazy!! Good crazy :).
Now…we googled some facts for you:
Blue Lake (Modro Jezero) is a karst lake with total depth of around 220 meters. Sinkhole is possibly formed by the collapse of an enormous underground cave. Lake water depth varies with season. It got its name from the color of the water, beautiful blue. When the lake dries out local soccer teams play soccer on it’s bottom. We visited in spring.
Just a few kilometers away stands the Red Lake (Crveno jezero), the deepest Karst lake in Europe and a 3rd largest sinkhole in the world. 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. It gains its uniqueness from the color of the surrounding cliffs which are reddish brown in tone.
If you are nature lover we advice you to plan 2 day adventure and stay in Imotski at least one night.
Other than visiting these amazing lakes, charming town of Imotski, you can also visit the Topana fortress (on rock above Blue Lake), Green lake (Zeleno Jezero), Vrljika river, Galipovac Lake and breath taking Prlosko blato.
Because of its surroundings and the depth of the sinkhole, it is very difficult to throw a stone in the Red lake, so locals have legend that says if you can throw a stone in the Red Lake you will soon get married.
So, who wants to know if legend is true?
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