Omiš is a picturesque town with a true Mediterranean atmosphere, located at the mouth of the Cetina River, only 21 km from the largest Dalmatian city, Split. The river Cetina with its magnificent canyon, which at this point cut through the colorful mountain massif in the hinterland of the city, and the kilometer-long sandy beach, make this part of the Adriatic coast exceptional and incomparable. Due to its unique location, surrounded by steep cliffs, the Cetina river and the sea, the city of Omiš can really be proud of its special features, which amaze, conquer and which you will be happy to return to.
The reconstruction of the real historical battle between the Omis pirates and the Venetians takes place every year on the same date, August 18, in the city of Omiš, which is recognized as the "City of Pirates" precisely because of its rich history. The pirate battle brings to life the proud history of the town on Cetina in an attractive way.
THE PIRATE BATTLE
The festival has existed since 1967. It is divided into days of men's klapa, women's klapa, children's klapa and folk singers. He greatly contributed to the development and nurturing of the culture of a cappella folk singing, and the compositions that were performed there for the first time became part of the general culture of the Dalmatian people, and many of them are still sung today.
FESTIVAL OF DALMATIAN CLAPS
Passing the tracks of the Dalmacija Ultra Trail, you will find yourself in a time machine. You start with the shot of a pirate's holster, travel through Antiquity, go into battle from the fortress, pass through the abandoned villages of Croatian peasants, enjoy the Dalmatian karst as well as the beautiful views of the sea, rivers and canyons. The central location of the event is the city of Omiš. Known for its pirate past, today Omiš is a center of adventure tourism with the Cetina canyon, kayaking, rafting, canyoning, hundreds of climbing and alpinist routes, an airfield for paragliders.
DALMATIA ULTRA TRAIL
One of the most interesting sports events in Omiš is the swimming marathon, which is held every year on the last Saturday in July. Locals and tourists, professionals and amateurs - everyone is invited to participate in this marathon.
SWIMMING MARATHON OMIŠ
Omiš guitar fest was founded in 2010 with the idea of promoting the guitar as a musical instrument, achieving excellence, valuing education and becoming a place that will gather the world's best guitarists and guitar lovers in June who will enjoy their performances and lectures. The festival is unique because it contains electric, acoustic and classical guitar
OMIS GUITAR FEST