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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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"Neka cili svit vidi lipotu Omiša, a prije svega "lipotu" ljudi koji su ostavili trag koji se nikad neće izbrisat."
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"A very special dedication to my grandfathers, father and mother: Georg (Đura) Kilbertus, Jakov (Giacomo) Matulić, and Pavao (Pave) & Marija (Marica) Matulić"
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Marcus Garvey (1887-1940)
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