Sovići – Posušje – Imotski (Jezera)

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The history of Sovici, Gorica and its surroundings can and is most easily observed through the life left to us by those who inhabited these areas. This history is evidenced by archaeological finds that were found at several locations in Gorica and its surroundings, and date from different epochs, marked by different peoples. The greatest civility was given by Christians, Croat Catholics. That is why it is worth mentioning what we will present to you in this small paper on the history of our small town, which we call Gorica. We will mostly look at the churches of Sv. Stephen the First Martyr in Gorica, dating back to the early Christian era, in the time of ancient antiquity IV. to VI. century. Their foundations are witnesses to the life and religion and culture of our people in Gorica and its surroundings at that time.

Geographical and historical overview

Due to its picturesque landscape and its historical and cultural value, Gorica and its wider area was and remains for many experts in topography, archeology and art history a mysterious place that still challenges.
It is located at the foot of the old Illyrian, Roman and Croatian town, Mount Pita, which protects it from the north from strong ice in winter, and extends to the edge of Imotski – Grudsko field in the south, across which again with the help of Zabiokovo villages and St. George on top of Biokovo associated with the Adriatic Sea.
Nature has always been blessed here. Therefore, Gorica has been a natural karst oasis for the greatest European cultures since ancient times.
Archaeological finds as living witnesses of the past show Gorica from the Stone Age, through the Illyrians, Greek influences, Roman culture and Croatian suffering and victory.

Imotski lakes, karst lakes on the northwestern edge of the Imotski field. Near Imotski there are Blue Lake and Red Lake. On the edge of Imotski polje, west of Crveni jezero, lie Dva oka (one of the springs of Vrljika), two small round lakes, which divide a strip of land 1 m wide. part of the field lies Postranjsko (Prosutica) lake, Krenica and Provalija. In the rainy season, Provalija and Krenica merge into a unique lake Prološko blato. Near the settlement Lokvičići are Galipovac, Lokvičićka lakes and Knezovića lake. The lakes are partially protected. Blue and Red Lakes are a monument of nature, and Prološko blato is a protected landscape.

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