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Omiš is one of most organized tourist destinations in Croatia. There you can find vast diversity of tourist attractions in Dalmatia. Everyone can find something that will make his vacation an lifetime expirience. Dalmatia Travel destination Omiš is one of most beautifull destinations in Croatia with breathtaking wiev on Croatian island, most beautifull beaches, amazing gastronomic offer and cultural and historic treasures.

 

Omiš is a city and port in the Dalmatia region of Croatia, and is a municipality in the Split-Dalmatia County. The city is situated approximately 25 km (16 miles) south-east of Croatia's second largest city, Split. Its location is where the emerald-green Cetina River meets the Adriatic Sea (Croatian: Jadransko More). Omiš has a population of 15,800 [2] and its area is 266 km² (103 m²).

Historic names of the city have included: Oneum (Onaeum), Onaion (Oneon), Holm (Hum), Olmisi, Olmissium, Almivssium and Almissa (Ancient greek Αλμυσσα).

Settlements

Within the limits of the city lie the following settlements: Blato na Cetini, Borak, Čelina, Čisla, Donji Dolac, Dubrava, Gata, Gornji Dolac, Kostanje, Kučiće, Lokva Rogoznica, Marušići, Mimice, Naklice, Nova Sela, Omiš, Ostrvica, Pisak, Ruskamen, Podašpilje, Podgrađe, Putišići, Seoca, Slime, Smolonje, Srijane, Stanići, Svinišće, Trnbusi, Tugare, Zakučac and Zvečanje.

History

Omiš was well known in the past by the Corsairs of Almissa (Omiški gusari)[3] 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 [4] (Poljička Republika), became their friends and allies. This allowed them to harass the seaborne trade, without fear of a sudden attack from inland.
Historical monuments:
Church of St Euphemia by the coast on Brzet, from the early 6th century
Mirabella Fortress (Peovica) from the 13th century
Starigrad Fortress (Fortica) from the 15th century
Renaissance church of the Holy Spirit from the 15th century
Old cemetery, the 16th century or 17th century
Parochial church from the 17th century
Franciscan Monastery on Skalice from the 18th century



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