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DuceOmis is genuine tourist pearl in Croatia, Dalmatia.

Omis have interesting history, clean and fresh air, intact nature, 105 kilometres of the green Cetina River, the clean sea with breathtaking sandy and pebble beaches and healthy way of life is our reality.

Come and see for yourselves...

 

Cultural and historical monuments in Omis

You can see Fortress Mirabella from 13th century and Fortress Fortica from 15th century.

Omis - Click for larger imageUntil 19th century town has walls, which enclosed the town from three sides, while from the north it was defended by mountain, most part of that walls was destroyed in 19th century.

The old part of town is made of stone houses, typical houses in Dalmacija, and they are linked by narrow streets we called that streets "kale" and squares.

There are three squares in Omis; on main square is parish church of Sv Mihovil (St Micahael) from 1604 and it replaced the medieval church because it become too small for citizens of Omis, so they built new, aisled and more spacious church with presbytery, the construction of belfry, which is rising above the rock behind the main parish curch in Omis had started built in 1720, and was completed in 1724.

Omis - Click for larger imageSt Michalel church is combination of Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque styles, while portal is one of the most interesting art achievements in Dalmacija in that time, expression of of folk mannerism, the most valuable and famous are four altar pale:

1. Descent of the Holy Ghost
2. Sv Stjepan Prvomucenik (St. Stephan)
3. Our Lady of Ruzarje and Our Lady with Child
4. Sv Juraj (St George)
5. Sv Jelena (St Helena)

Omis has 8 churches and Francais Monestary from 18th century, that monastery has great collection of art, great library with archives that contains Turkish documents and as a child I just to sing there on Christmas time.

 

Omis attractions

Klape - Folk singers, Festival of Dalmatian folk songs

Klape - Click for larger imageDon't miss the main happening of Omis Cultural Summer - "Festival dalmatinskih klapa" (Festival of Dalmatian folk songs), which is being held, on regular basis, every year since 1967. It helped in cherishing and keeping alive the tradition of folk singing, which is praised all over the Europe. This is based on a capella singing, and the lyrics bear witness to hard life of Dalmatian fishermen and peasants.

Visit Mirabela (Peovica) fortress

Mirabela - Click for larger imageMirabella is Romanesque fortress, built in 13th century above the town. Mirabela or Peovica was a reliable hideout for the Omis pirates who used to retreat into the safety of the Cetina gorge.

There is an interesting story about Mirabella. In 1537, during an attack by the Turks, the defenders of Omis confused the attackers with their shouting and shots so much that the Turks overestimated the number of defenders and fled. A favorably chosen position on the tower will multiply any sound with echo, which will be aided by the river, making it impossible to locate the source of the sound.

Visit Starigrad (Fortica) fortress

Fortica - Click for larger imageThe frontier of medival Omiš together with the region Poljica was the river Cetina. Above its canyon on the lower Cetina frontier Fortresses Kunjak and Visuc were built to defend the district of Omis.

The fortress Starigrad (old town) was first mentioned in the 1423. The fortress is situated at the top of the mountain Omiska Dinara over Omis, with the strategic view on all movements across the middle Poljica as well as over the navigation in the channel between Omiš and the island Brac .

Omis Pirates Nights

At the peak of their power, Omis Pirates were one of the most powerful and fearsome pirates on the whole Mediterranean Sea. In the 12. and 13. century Omis was governed by the dukes Kacics, the leaders of the pirates of Omis.

Fortica - Click for larger imageThe Omis dukes where so mighty that the towns of Dubrovnik and Kotor were forced to make treaties with them on non-attacking, and in the 13 th century even Venice appeared as a party in the pact with the Omis pirates making a commitment to pay tribute to ensure free sailing and trade. The pirates of Omis used to attack Pope's galleys and merchants of Venetia, Dubrovnik, Kotor, Split.

Fortica - Click for larger imageOmis Pirates ruled the Adriatic Sea for more then three centuries until in the year of 1420 the whole of Dalmatia, except Omis, fell under rule the of Venetian Republic, the most powerful naval force of those times. Surrounded by the enemy and left completely alone, the Pirates of Omis managed to defend themselves for 24 years.

Today every summer during the Omis Cultural Summer people get together and celebrate with they guests Omiske gusarske veceri (Omiš Pirates Nights).

Visit Omis museum

Muzej - Click for larger imageOmiš museum is situated in the historical town center.

The Town Museum houses a collection of artifacts from Omiš history, an archeological collection and the Poljički Constitution.

Beaches in and around Omis

Na Plazi - Click for larger imageVelika plaza (The big beach) is sitauted in the very center of Omis, it is easily reachable in just few minutes walk from the center. This 700 meters long sandy beach is ideal for families with small children and young people. It offers lot of activities such as volleyball, football, windsurfing. Other beaches are Brzet, Slavinj, Nemira, Mimice...

Radman's Mills

Radman mills - Click for larger image Radman's mills are a restaurant and picnic place where in the shadows of tall trees, in the peacful atmosphere of mill wheels and a sundial, in the company of lazy trout swimming in the pond, one can feel the rustic spirit of past times.

Soparnik - Click for larger imageRestaurant and picnic area Radman's mills are placed 6 km from Omiš up the river Cetina in the heart of it's canyon. Radman's mills are perfect place to experience adventures in canyon of river Cetina. Peace, freshness of the canyon and beautiful nature will enable you leisure in the full meaning of the word. Excellent gastronomy offer, traditional meals, sport fields, children playground and beach by the river are near the restaurant.

 

Poljica

Dugi Rat Republic of Poljica long time was autonomous and independent region with its organisational autonomy and self-sufficiency in political and economic matters. However, Poljica lost its political independence during the 19th century when French army invaded Dalmatia, but it is reestablished in begining on 20th century and last until the start of socialism period.

 

Split

SplitSplit is the economic and administrative center of Middle Dalmatia, with about 300,000 inhabitants. It is also the jumping-off point for exploration of the coast and islands of the beautiful Croatian Adriatic....

 

Trogir

TrogirTrogir is situated in the center of Dalmatia, on the eastern coastline of Adriatic sea. The heart of Trogir is small islet laying between the gentle hills on the mainland and the coast of the Island of Ciovo. Trogir is city with 2300 years of tradition. It's rich culture is created under the influence of old Greeks, Romans, Venetians. Trogir with concentration of palaces, churches, towers, fortress on a small island in aevery way deserves it's nickname "the stone beauty".

Every year during the tourist season, in period from July 1 to August 31, in the very centre of the town, as the part of Trogir Summer Festival, concerts of classical and folklore music are held-in the open air or inside (the Rector's Palace, Museum Hall, Cathedral, Kamerlengo Fortress...), as well as the promenade concerts along the streets and in the town squares.

 

Medjugorje

MedjugorjeMedjugorje ("between the hills") has become well known in the world, because of six young people who claim to have seen visions of the Madonna. Beginning on June 24, 1981, the Blessed Mother appeared to, and later told the visionaries God sent her to our world to help us convert our hearts and lives back to Him. All essential and necessary information concerning the events of Medjugorje can be found on our web-pages www.medjugorje.hr, which is the 'official voice' from Medjugorje.

 

Dubrovnik

George Bernard Shaw was enchanted by this beautiful city: for him, it was paradise. And he is not only one. Millions of other people also take home happy memories from this "jewel of the Adriatic".

DubrovnikDubrovnik has a remarkable history. An independent, merchant republic for 700 years (abolished by Napoleon in 1806), it traded with Turkey and India in the East (with a consul in Goa, India) and had trade representatives in Africa (Cape Verde Islands). It even had diplomatic relations with the English court in the middle ages. Its status was such that powerful and rich Venice was envious of this Croatian-Slav city.

Dubrovnik is the most southern city in Croatia, and the most practical way to reach the city is to do so by air. Dubrovnik is 200 km far to the south from Orij and Dugi Rat. The old town was completed in the 13th century and remains virtually unchanged to the present day. If you are visiting in the summer, do not miss the world-renowned Dubrovnik Summer Festival, with music, theatre and dance performances.

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