Sustainability

Sustainability Mission Statement

Ever since the founding of our company, our goal has been to operate in a socially responsible manner and therefore we are committed to developing the company, together with all of its existing and future partners and suppliers, towards sustainable development.

In practice, the principle of sustainability as an ideal can be found everywhere in the nature around us, which us humans persistently ignore and compromise. We are just witnessing climate changes caused by humans, exploitation of natural and social resources for the purpose of one's material gain, and in particular a negligent and inconsiderate approach to the promotion of cross-cultural differences and identity. It is in all of this that we find the reason and incentive to operate in a socially responsible manner, finding the inspiration in the broad smiles of our clients after their encounter with our cultures.

That's what we call "sustainable inspiration".

Ventula Travel DMC Team

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Dalmatia


Dalmatia is one of the most ancient regional toponyms in Croatia. It was first mentioned in the year 9 AD, when it was founded by the Roman emperor Augustus, encompassing the area inhabited by an Illyrian tribe of Delmatae, i.e. when it was a synonym for...

Dalmatia


Dalmatia is one of the most ancient regional toponyms in Croatia. It was first mentioned in the year 9 AD, when it was founded by the Roman emperor Augustus, encompassing the area inhabited by an Illyrian tribe of Delmatae, i.e. when it was a synonym for a part of the former Illyricum. Although the territorial range of Dalmatia changed significantly throughout history, encompassing the neighbouring countries such as Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Albania, today this name applies only to a part of Croatia. It covers an area of about 12 260 km2 or approximately 22% of Croatia’s surface, but due to a lack of fertile soil, it is inhabited by only 20% of Croatia’s population. It is important to highlight that Dalmatia is an exclusively geographic and cultural term, which encompasses two entirely different territories, each with its own past and tradition: one part of it comprises the coastline and the islands which can be classified under the Mediterranean area, while the other part comprises the mountains and the inland and belongs to the continental land area. Thus, its fate as the land of cultural polarity was sealed from the very beginning. The patron saint of Dalmatia is St. Jerome.

Roman Emperors Augustus and Diocletian


These two emperors, considered by many as the most significant Roman emperors, played a crucial part in the history of Dalmatia, one as its founder, and the other as its heir. After several wars, the first Roman emperor Augustus, whose full name is Caius...

Roman Emperors Augustus and Diocletian


These two emperors, considered by many as the most significant Roman emperors, played a crucial part in the history of Dalmatia, one as its founder, and the other as its heir. After several wars, the first Roman emperor Augustus, whose full name is Caius Iulius Caesar Octavianus, finally managed to conquer the Illyrian tribe of Delmatae in the year 9 AD, occupying their land and founding the Roman province of Dalmatia with the capital of Salona. The emperor Diocletian, on the other hand, was important not only for his Dalmatian origin, but also for having constructed a grandiose palace in 305 AD, which was the core of the present-day city of Split, the capital of the region and the second largest city in the Republic of Croatia.

Mediterranean Cuisine


The Mediterranean diet consists of a set of skills, knowledge and practices that link the landscape with the dining table, including the method of growing crops, harvesting, fishing, food preservation, its processing and preparation, and sometimes the pat...

Mediterranean Cuisine


The Mediterranean diet consists of a set of skills, knowledge and practices that link the landscape with the dining table, including the method of growing crops, harvesting, fishing, food preservation, its processing and preparation, and sometimes the pattern of consumption. (Source: wikipedia) So it's more than just food. It brings people together and nourishes habits and customs, thus forming a cultural identity of the region and the man. While sharing food, people sang and exchanged wisdom, and it served as the foundation around which various traditions and legends were preserved and developed. With its beneficial properties, the Mediterranean cuisine offers a well-balanced gastronomic delight, because virtually its only fat comes from the olive tree which provides an abundance of positive effects on human health... It is just as important to mention that the benefits of Mediterranean cuisine have been recognised by UNESCO and included on its list of Intangible Cultural Heritage.

Cricket on Vis


On the island of Vis, cricket has been played since 1809: it was first introduced by Sir William Hoste, an officer of the British Royal Navy known as the Young Nelson, famous for his historical victory in the last sailing ships battle against a considerab...

Cricket on Vis


On the island of Vis, cricket has been played since 1809: it was first introduced by Sir William Hoste, an officer of the British Royal Navy known as the Young Nelson, famous for his historical victory in the last sailing ships battle against a considerably superior Napoleon's fleet. Two hundred years later, Oliver Roki, a winemaker and restaurant owner from the island of Vis, picked up where Sir Hoste had left off, which is why cricket is played again today in the island of Vis, in Plisko Field near the WW2 British airport, in the club named after the famous captain.

Stećci


Stećci are monolithic stone blocks, horizontal or vertical tombstones from the 14th and 15th century, characteristic for Dalmatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, parts of Montenegro, west Serbia and Kosovo. Stećci cannot be found anywhere outside this territory....

Stećci


Stećci are monolithic stone blocks, horizontal or vertical tombstones from the 14th and 15th century, characteristic for Dalmatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, parts of Montenegro, west Serbia and Kosovo. Stećci cannot be found anywhere outside this territory. Most scientists agree that these monuments belonged to the Vlachs. The Vlachs were a nomadic tribe, probably of Illyrian origin, who were cattle breeders and often also merchants and mercenaries. The area around the town of Imotski particularly abounds in stećci. These roughly and somewhat unskilfully carved tombstones, these monumental stone blocks, have found their place in the past of the Imotski Region, testifying to the literacy, culture, faith, and power of this area.

Dalmatian Identity


The identity of Dalmatia is largely determined by centuries-old interfusion of the East and the West in this area, which is evident in countless and often rather dramatic contrasts present at every step, from cultural and historical heritage, through the...

Dalmatian Identity


The identity of Dalmatia is largely determined by centuries-old interfusion of the East and the West in this area, which is evident in countless and often rather dramatic contrasts present at every step, from cultural and historical heritage, through the way of life, to the mentality of its inhabitants in particular. Thus the Dalmatian coastline and islands have inherited the western European civilization and cultural heritage, while the Dalmatian Hinterland bears witness to oriental influences. Nonetheless, the creative power of the Dalmatian folk has always been successful in using all those different influences and subordinating them time and time again to their own spirituality, thus forming a unique identity thanks to which we are recognized in the world, and remembered for the impression we provide. Therefore, if you at least once properly experience the true Dalmatia, you might become a Dalmatian forever!

Illyrian Hill-Forts


Hill-forts are the most important remains of the Illyrian material culture. The Illyrians erected their hill-forts in natural elevations which were difficult to access and easily defensible against the enemies. The economic factor was an important element...

Illyrian Hill-Forts


Hill-forts are the most important remains of the Illyrian material culture. The Illyrians erected their hill-forts in natural elevations which were difficult to access and easily defensible against the enemies. The economic factor was an important element in the selection of the location in which they were built. Hill-forts were constructed next to fertile plains on which agriculture could be developed. Ideally, somewhere in the vicinity there would have been a river, for the purpose of irrigation and defence of the borough. The hill-forts were also fortified with walls. Oftentimes, a tower was erected next to the main gate for a better protection of the borough. The buildings were made of dry-stone walls until the arrival of the Romans. That is when the Illyrians begun to use mortar.

Bikla


Bikla is an alcoholic drink which is well-known in Dalmatia, both in the hinterland and on the islands. It is made by mixing red wine and milk, usually in equal parts. Bikla can be made with either goat or cow milk. Its colour ranges from lighter to darke...

Bikla


Bikla is an alcoholic drink which is well-known in Dalmatia, both in the hinterland and on the islands. It is made by mixing red wine and milk, usually in equal parts. Bikla can be made with either goat or cow milk. Its colour ranges from lighter to darker shades of purple, depending on the quantity of the red wine used. It is made at any time of year, but for medicinal purposes only. It is administered to a person suffering from a mild illness.

Pagania


The Principality of Neretva (10th century) was an Early Croatian state occupying the territory between the rivers Cetina and Neretva. Unlike its neighbouring lands, a pagan, non-Christian religion was predominant among the people of this highly isolated s...

Pagania


The Principality of Neretva (10th century) was an Early Croatian state occupying the territory between the rivers Cetina and Neretva. Unlike its neighbouring lands, a pagan, non-Christian religion was predominant among the people of this highly isolated state due to a belief that Christianity was a tool of oppression. Thus, the Croats who lived in this territory were called "the Pagans", and the land was named "Poganska" (Latin: Pagania). The inhabitants were predominantly fishermen and fig and olive growers. However, the most lucrative business was piracy.

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