17:30 Traveling to Knin
18:00 Legend about King Zvonimir
19:00 Tourist guide and all about fortress
20:00 Dinner in the restaurant Tvrđava – in the fortress with flares
In the town of Tenen, there lived a lovely maid Tena, whose beauty was known all across the country. In a cave on top of a hill, a dragon called Zmajpaša dwelled, and he assumed a human appearance to deceive people. He and fairy Zlosutnica were after the lovely Tena who was to marry prince Radovan, the son of king Zvonimir and queen Jelena.
Tena would only be safe if she stayed in the fortress which was located on the sacred ground. But Zmajpaša and Zlosutnica forged a plan to lure and capture her and when Radovan comes to save her they would kill him.
Tena escaped from the lair of Zmajpaša and returned to the fortress Spas where she waited for Radovan who did not appear for months. She was engrossed in sadness, as she thought Radovan was dead. Radovan wandered through the maze of the dragon’s lair and looked for a way out. After he found it, he killed Zmajpaša who just before he was killed, flew into the air, lifted the fortress high above and then collapsed under it.
He has been under the fortress of Knin ever since.
Source: Various legends. Tena is an invented character created to complement this story. The legend is associated with the event “Days of Zvonimir”.
08:00-09:00 Marta’s pit cave, filming the Legend
09:30- 11:00 Filming the “Nakić wedding” legend, story about haiduks
11:00-11:55 From Vinovo Gornje (Nakić wedding) to Drniš, then from Drniš to Oklaja – 10 minutes and then to Nečven town, 15 minutes by foot to Bogočin
In a village near Drniš there was a girl in love with a village boy whom she wanted to marry. However, one of the haiducs, Maleta, set his eyes on this girl. As the girl did not wish to marry a haiduc, he forged a devious plan with his fellow haiducs. They attacked the wedding procession and planned to abduct the bride, hence getting his revenge for her refusal to marry him. The wedding procession was slain, and the bride boldly decided to ask the best man to decapitate her to save her from misery.
12:00-12:15 On the road to Primošten
12:15- 13:00 First filming of the wooden boats and rowing
13:00- 14:00 Filming the Legend about Queen Neda and gold coins
14:00- 14:45 On the boat to Primošten
15:00- 17:00 Lunch
18:00-20:00 Pirates on the boat, Press conference and party
Queen Neda, the daughter of Petar Krešimir the 4th, who ruled in the 11th century, was a danger for all plotters who schemed and fought for the future king of Croatia, Zvonimir. To place him upon the throne, Neda had to be imprisoned in a dungeon cell. Jelena, the wife of Zvonimir, took her in secrecy to the island of Maslinovik from which she managed to escape once but was caught and again imprisoned in the tower of the castle in Bihać. At that time, Zvonimir became king.
At the end of the 19th century, people from Primošten went to the island of Maslinovik to collect grass for the cattle. Grass was scarce as vineyards and olive groves were clear-cut. One day, an old woman named Old Bene was collecting grass. She dug out gold coins for which it is believed that they belonged to Queen Neda. Secretly, she filled a bag with coins and left the island to see a fortune-teller who told her that if she went back to Maslinovik, she would again find gold coins but she would not live very long after that. Old Bene chose life and she never set foot in Maslinovik again. Local people, who heard what happened, ran off to the island to find gold coins but no one except for Old Bene ever succeeded in finding them.
08:00- 09:00 Legend about Dragon’s Eye
09:00- 10:00 Story about Cross
10:00- 10:15 On the road Rt Planka
10:15- 11:10 Legend about John of Trogir, miraculously saved sailors by walking on the water – filming
After the death of their parents, three brothers were to share the land. One of them was blind, but not foolish, and he knew quite well that the other two wished to trick him. In a fervent discussion and with tumultuous feelings the blind man cursed his brothers saying:
“If you tricked me, the land will turn into a lake and a dragon will surface and swallow you.” The lake from which the dragon emerged is known as the Dragon’s Eye.
An old fisherman was at sea catching fish when all of a sudden he noticed an unusual light. It was a painting of Our Lady which he took home after fishing. However, the next morning, the painting was not there. He went fishing again and the same light took him by surprise, but this time he took the painting to the priest. The painting seemed every time to mysteriously find its way back to the sea where it would then be found by someone.
On this exact location, the chapel of the Lady of Chapel was erected and this is where we will film the story.
In the oldest part of the Croatian coast, Cape Planka, there is a natur