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Saint John of Nepumuk - protector of  the City of Omiš

(May 16th-City Day)

Sveti Ivan Nepomuk - zaštitnik grada Omiša

(16. svibanj-Dan grada)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Homepage of Omiš, Croatia

43°26’57"N; 16°41'29"E

Omiš, Croatia

Looking East

 

   Click on red dot for map detail

For detailed information about Omiš City limits in Split-Dalmatia County click here.

 

Omiš, Croatia /Photography by Branko Kaurić/

Looking West

City limits include: Blato na Cetini, Borak, Čelina, Čišla, Donji Dolac, Dubrava, Gata, Gornji Dolac, Kostanje, Kučiće, Lokva Rogoznica, Marušići, Mimice, Naklice, Nova Sela, Omiš, Ostrvica, Pisak, Podašpilje, Podgrađe, Putišići, Seoca, Slime, Smolonje, Srijane, Stanići, Svinišće, Trnbusi, Tugare, Zakučac  and Zvečanje.

 

Omiš (Population: 15,800 ;  Area: 266  km2 (103 mi2) - the City and port in Dalmatia, Croatia (Dalmacija, Hrvatska) located approximately 25 km (16 miles) south-east of the Croatia's second largest City of Split. Its location is where emerald-green Cetina River meets Adriatic Sea (Jadransko More).

Historic names: Oneum (Onaeum), Onaion (Oneon), Holm (Hum), Olmisi, Olmissium, Alminii, Almivssium, Alminiensis, Almissa.

 

 

"Sagitta di Almissa" (Omiška Strijela)  /Ship model by Mirko Peričić/

Omiš was well known in the past by the Corsairs* of Almissa (Omiški gusari) whose Sagittas - ships (Sagitta; Genitive: Sagittae; Translation: 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 (Poljička Republika), became their friends and allies, who were thus enabled to harass the seaborne trade without fear of a sudden attack by land.

Almissa (Omiš) was known for centuries as a symbol of retaliation, courage and strength.

 

 

St. Peter's Church

In the Priko neighborhood, on the right bank of the Cetina River, stands the most important building in the city: the preRomanesque St. Peter's church (crkva Sv. Petra) from X century A.D. This single-naved edifice, with a cupola and apse, was used in XVIII century as a Glagolithic seminary for novice priests. 

 

Pebble beach at Brzet

Sandy beach at "Velika plaža"

Today, Omiš's economy is based on farming, fishing, textile and food-processing industries and tourism. Omiš Riviera stretches for twenty kilometers along a coast of exceptional beauty, with many perfect pebble and sandy beaches and bays, steep cliffs and a crystal clear sea .... One is bound to be attracted and delighted. The mood is caught in an inscription on the lintel of a Renaissance palace in Omiš: "GRATIAS AGO TIBI DOMINE QUIA FUI IN HOC MUNDO" (Thanks be to Thee o Lord, that I have lived on this Earth"). Omiš Rivera, its cultural heritage, the quiet Dalmatian singing in wine cellars (konoba) and, above all, people - are the ingredients of an unforgettable holiday experience.

 

Canyon of the Cetina River

White water rafting

A visit to the Cetina River beyond Omiš is well worth the trip, especially to the destinations of Radmanove Mlinice and the Gubavica waterfalls (Velika and Mala Gubavica). Radmanove Mlinice, located five kilometers (3 miles) up to the canyon of Cetina River, is an excursion/picnic place famous for bread baked under the lid of iron (peka) and for fresh trout. The Cetina River is a great place for those who like active holidays (white water rafting, canoeing and kayaking). Recreational activities, in Omiš, also include: free climbing, cycling, tennis, football (soccer), basketball, 9-pin bowling, bocce, paragliding, beach volleyball, windsurfing, water-skiing, sea kayaking, waterpolo and scuba diving.

 

Klapa Puntari, Omiš

Omiš is best-known for the traditional Festival dalmatinskih klapa (Festival of the Dalmatian klapas). There is no doubt that Festival dalmatinskih klapa is the highlight of Omiš's summer, the expression of the city's vitality... in short, its beauty. Also, Omiš Summer Festival during which various concerts and recitals are performed at the plazas and in churches (Omiš has eight churches). Other summertime activities include: "Jure's poplars", "Fishing night", "Swimming marathon", "Omiš triathlon", "Pirats' nights" and "Ludi skokovi" ("Crazy dives").

 

*Corsairs are type of pirates. Click here for an explanation.

 

"OMIŠ, HRVATSKA" glagoljicom ("Glagoljica je pismo, kojim se Hrvati već služe preko tisuću godina. Njome su se pisali kako staroslavenski tekstovi hrvatske redakcije - osobito crkvene bogoslužne knjige, tako i hrvatski tekstovi najrazličitijih namjena." )                                                    "OMIŠ, CROATIA" in Glagolitic script (Glagolitic script has been used by the Croatian people for more than a thousand years. It was used for writings of the Old Slavic texts - especially church books and manuscripts of different uses and applications." )

"Neka cili svit vidi lipotu Omiša, a prije svega "lipotu" ljudi koji su ostavili trag koji se nikad neće izbrisat."

This WEB-site is dedicated to all people of Omiš - past, present and future!

"A very special dedication to my grandfathers, father and mother: Georg (Đura) Kilbertus, Jakov (Giacomo) Matulić, and Pavao (Pave) & Marija (Marica) Matulić"

 

Georg (Đura) Kilbertus

(1906-1944)

Jakov (Giacomo) Matulić

(1895-1945)

Pavao (Pave) Matulić

(1925-2005)

Marija (Marica) Matulić

(1931- )

       

Ovaj WEB-site posvećujem svim ljudima Omiša od prije, danas i sutra!

             "Posebna posveta mojim djedovima, ocu i majci: Georgu (Đuri) Kilbertusu, Jakovu (Giacomu) Matuliću, Pavlu (Pavi) i Mariji (Marici) Matulić"

"A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots." 

Marcus Garvey (1887-1940)

 

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Contact info! /click on animated picture above/

Ovaj internet portal o Omišu za Omišane i ljubitelje Omiša, i sve one koji će tek da postanu obožavatelji našeg malog mista bogatog prošlošću, nastavlja se sadašnjom koncepcijom dok se kompetentne osobe za određene tematike ne priključe ovom monumentalnom projektu koji zahtijeva puno odricanja i ljubavi - a do tada gledajte "moju" prezentaciju Omiša. Evala van bilo i svekoliko. Webmeštar.

 

"Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)

 

Currently maintained from Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Also, maintained from:

Pincher Creek, Alberta Canada (June 2007-July 2008)

Chicago, Illinois, USA (July 2003-October 2004)

Calgary, Alberta Canada (April-July 2003; October 2004-June 2007; April 2010 - Present)

WEB Born: April 11th, 2003 in Calgary, Alberta,

U ovom trenutku ovaj WEB-site ima više od 777 stranica /Currently this WEB-site has more than 777 pages

 

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