Omis Riviera is an incredibly beautiful part of the Croatian coast. It stretches from the town of Omis to small tourist town of Pisak.Central city of Omis Riviera is of course Omis. City of incredibly rich history that dates back to prehistoric times. The most interesting are definitely Omis Pirates. Omiš was well known in the past by the Corsairs of Almissa (Omiški gusari) whose Sagittas (ships) (Genitive case: Sagittae, translated as The Arrow), brought fame to them because they were built for attack and fast retrieval into the mouth of the Cetina River, protecting the town from foreign invaders. At a very early date, neighbours of the Corsairs of Almissa, the highlanders of the Poljica Principality (PoljiÄ ka Republika), became their friends and allies. This allowed them to harass the seaborne trade, without fear of a sudden attack from inland.
Historical monuments in Omis:
– Church of St Euphemia from the early 6th century
– Mirabella Fortress – 13th century
– Fortress Fortica from the 15th century
– Church of the Holy Spirit from the 15th century
– Old cemetery – the 16th century
– Parochial church from the 17th century
– Franciscan Monastery from the 18th century
– Omiš Historical Coat of Arms from year 1541.
In the Priko neighborhood, on the right bank of the Cetina River, stands the site with the most historic significance: the pre-Romanesque Church of St. Peter (Crkva Sv. Petra) from the tenth century A.D. This single-naved edifice, with a cupola and apse, was used in the 18th century as a Glagolithic seminary for novice priests. Along the coast of Omis Riviera and settled the following places: Nemira, Stamici, Ruskamen, Lokva Rogoznica, Medici, Mimice, Marusici and Pisak. The Omiš Riviera stretches for twenty kilometers along a coast of exceptional beauty, with many perfect pebble, sandy beaches, bays, steep cliffs and a crystal clear sea.
Omis is best-known for the traditional Festival of the Dalmatian a cappella singing groups. There is no doubt that Festival of the Dalmatian a cappella singing groups is the highlight of Omis's cultural summer. Also, Omis Summer Festival during which various concerts and recitals are performed at the squares and in churches. Omis Cultural Summer has been enriched with concerts and recitals in churches and in the Closter of Franciscans Monastery, as well as performances on the squares, exhibitions and literary and music happenings.
Omis is famous for it's offer for adrenalin activities, popular term now is active holidays. Here you can enjoy in the rafting or kayaking on river Cetina with it's great river rapids. Or you can climb on slops of canyon. Now it is popular to drive in paraglide and enjoy in amazing panorama of Omis. Along the Rivera, in the all of the already mentioned beautiful small villages you can find exceptional accommodation in apartments in the private houses. A lots of that accommodation is just near the sea and on the beaches. So, you see, you have everything that you need to spend beautiful and unforgettable holidays in the Omis Riviera.