Croatia Fortresses


Seen here in this drone video by paparazzo, Croatia's Klis Fortress is one of the most famous in Europe.  It sits astride a mountain pass through the Dinaric Alps, just east of the city of Split.  The structure began to take its present form in the 9th century AD, when it became the seat of the Kings of Croatia.  Its period of greatest prominence came in the early 16th century, when the fortress withstood a fearsome decades-long seige by the Ottomans and became seen as the frontier between Christianity and Islam.  

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    Mike Israel is the founder, President and CEO of AirVuz, LLC. He is an avid drone enthusiast and RC pilot. He is also an enthusiast of geography and history, and loves writing about all of the amazing places where AirVuz community members fly.

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