The first traces of settlement in Imotski can be traced back to the Neolithic period, evidenced by archaeological finds. Continuous population of the region followed from the Early Bronze Age (2000th to 1600th BC) when bearers of the Cetina culture lived here.
The Illyrian tribe Delmati in the Late Bronze Age built fortified settlements following their defeat by the Romans, Imotski grew with strong urbanization from this. We can see the remains of Roman municipalities near the villages of Runovići and Lovreć.
The turning point in the history of this landscape happened under Frankish Empire. Under political influence within the Croatian Principality, Imotski was formed, then called Imota. It ran through the Imotski field, today it’s northwestern half is in Croatia and southeastern in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Following the reign of Croatian-Hungarian kings, in 1493 the Imotski region was conquered by the Ottomans who ruled for 225 years without leaving a deep trace on the landscape.
The fall of the Venetian Republic in 1797 continued the change of rulers of Imotski region: Austria, France, Yugoslavia Monarchy, Federal People’s Republic of Yugoslavia. During the Croatian war for independence Imotski was not directly affected by the Serbian aggression, but a large number of its inhabitants fought on all Croatian fronts.