Historical Trails — a rural, cultural and ethnographic tourist attraction aimed at connecting southern Dalmatian locations into a unique culturally- touristic product has been presented in Dubrovnik today.
Tourist attractions on the islands of Mljet and Korčula, in Pelješac and Slano have been renovated as part of the project.
Renovations included the Korčula City Museum, the Dubrovnik Littoral Native House, the Gold and Silver Smokvice Museum and the Babin Field themed trails and the Austrian Road.
The program aims to offer tourists the opportunity to learn about the tradition and history of the destination they visit during their stay, and by integrating additional facilities at multiple geographically close and connected points, enable longer retention of visitors and greater consumption within a common destination or project area.
The redevelopment of five localities creates new tourism products and services integrated into a common and unique product “Roads of the Past”, with an emphasis on incorporating the sustainable use of cultural heritage, where joint promotion will bring added value.
The director of the County Tourist Board, Vladimir Bakić, announced that the new tourist product will continue to be promoted as part of other activities.
“We want to direct tourists to daily or somewhat more permanent visits in this otherwise less visited area of the county through these attractions. They are very valuable projects that contribute to better positioning of their destinations, and through the project ‘Historical Trails’ they tell a beautiful story of cultural heritage. which is why we are valued on the world market,”Bakic said.
The project, which started in 2017, was implemented through the Operational Program Competitiveness and Cohesion 2014-2020.
The value of the project is slightly less than HRK 34 million, of which the grant from the European Regional Development Fund was HRK 27.7 million.
More about Historical Trails can be found on the website and in the video below.