ATTRACTIONS - WHAT TO SEE? WHAT TO VISIT?


DUCE

DuceDuce is one of about twenty small places in Poljica, the area at the foot of the Mosor mountainous chain. The Duce with its magnificent, nearly continuous sandy beaches, about 4 km long, are a natural phenomenon.

A number of houses along the very coast have been built for tourism. There are several houses that provide board and lodging and a number of catering facilities.

DuceThe scent, silence, nature and scenery of the horizont and islands, make this region particularly attractive to tourists from large modern cities.

Duce belonged in the past to the famous ancient Poljice Republic ruled by the Grand Duke according to the decrees of the Poljice Statute.

Such a heritage has left an indelible imprint on that place which is proud of its preserved examples of popular rural architecture.

Beaches: sandy.

OMIS

OmisOmis is a small Central Dalmatian town between Split and Makarska. It is situated in the canyon of the very beautiful Cetina river and is surrounded with massive gorges.

It was well-known in the past by the pirates of Omiš whose ships were for foreign invaders a centuries-long symbol of retaliation, courage and strength.

Today, Omiš is the place of various tourist facilities along its 35 kilometres long riviera consisting of the multitude of picturesque beaches and preserved fisherman's villages.

The strength of the ancient Omiš pirates has been converted into the authentic song of the Omiš harmony-singing groups.

Omis Pirates

At the peak of their power, Omis Pirates were one of the most powerful and fearsome pirates on the whole Mediterranean Sea.

OmisIn the 12. and 13. century Omiš was governed by the dukes Kacics, the leaders of the pirates of Omis. The Omis dukes from the Kacic family: Malduk, Toljen, Pribislav, Osor were the masters of the Adriatic Sea, 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. On few occasions they even attacked the crusaders on their way to the Holy Land.

Omis 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.

OmisSurrounded by the enemy and left completely alone, the Pirates of Omis managed to defend themselves for 24 years. In 1444, Omis fell into the hands of Venetia and that year marks the end of piracy on Adriatic Sea.

Omis Pirates were extraordinary sailors and shipbuilders, famous for their Sagittas (the Arrow), a special type of ship constructed for fast attack and even faster retrieval into the safety of the mouth of the Cetina River.

Due to its position and the bravery of its inhabitants, Omis was practically impregnable to all invaders. Even the Turks, who conquered all of the south-eastern Europe, and were stoped at the gates of Wienna, didn't manage to defeat Omis.

DUGI RAT

Dugi RatThe Dugi Rat is little town situated by the very seaside, along the Adriatic road, and stretches from the village of Podstrana to the town of Omis. At its northern side it is surrounded by Mt Mosnjica, and on its southern side, by the sea of the Brac Channel.

Nearly the whole coast consists of pebbly beaches, while the part from Dugi Rat to Omis is covered with sandy ones. The scent, silence, nature and scenery of the horizont and islands, make this region particularly attractive to tourists.

Picturesque old villages, numerous coves, harbours, small ports, old ships, modern motor yachts, fishing boats, yachts, small boats, fishing equipment and nets, vineyards, figs, olives, sour cherries and the sun, sun, sun...

Beaches: pebble, sandy.

SPLIT

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