Klis Fortress is situated on a cliff
overlooking a village by the same name. Closest large city is
Split. You will not have any difficulties finding the place
since the directions are well marked. Additionally the site
offers a free parking space. The price for entrance is 10 kuna
for adults and 5 kuna for children. We would suggest taking a
handout with a brief history of these military fortifications. The original Klis Castle on top of the mountain
was constructed by Illyrian tribe of Dalmatae. The Croatian
kings took over these lands and constructed their own citadel.
Due to proximity to trading roads and safety of the mountain
terrain many rulers used Klis Fortress as their main residence.
During invasion of the Ottoman forces the region fell in the
hands of the Turkish armies. New military technologies made
these fortifications obsolete and fortifications eventually
started to deteriorate due to lack of funding from the state's
capital. The Republic of Venice took over the historic ruins of
the castle along with surrounding lands. Klis Fortress changed
hands again in the 19th century then the Austrian Empire
captured ruins of the abandoned stronghold.