In their desire to bring together their heritage and sports, the people of Milna on the island of Brač invented Kalaton – which is a marathon traditionally held in small narrow streets in Dalmatian old towns known as kala.

This educational, sports and recreational race are traditionally held at the beginning of August. By following maps and road marks and racing up and down the centuries-old narrow streets (kala) and stairs (škaline), participants have the opportunity to familiarise themselves with this small Brač town by the time they finish the race at the promenade (riva).

“Kala“is a word that is, in the Dalmatian dialect, used to refer to narrow stone-cobbled streets in Dalmatian towns that are mostly accessible only to pedestrians.

Milna is crisscrossed with narrow streets (kala) connecting various parts of the town and ending at the riva. Kalaton takes its participants on a journey through narrow streets that connect old and new parts of the town, passing by cultural hotspots and ending at the main promenade. This allows the participants to get to know the town from a totally different perspective.

Author: www.tz-milna.hr

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