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Unleashing Your Inner Pirate: A Trip Down the Omiš Riviera

Ahoy, landlubbers! Hoist the Jolly Roger and polish your cutlasses, because we’re setting sail down the Omiš Riviera, the pirate capital of the Adriatic Sea. Nestled between Split and Makarska, this former pirate stronghold is as picturesque as they come, complete with narrow medieval streets, a grandiose fortress, and stunning views of the turquoise sea. The pirates have long since traded in their pirate ships for tour boats, but the spirit of swashbuckling adventure is alive and well.

Our first port of call is the Mirabella Fortress (Peovica). Standing guard over the old town, this 13th-century fortress (Put Peovice, Omiš) played a key role in the pirates’ defense system. Now, it plays host to an epic view you’d willingly walk the plank for. Like the cherry on top of the all-you-can-eat pirate buffet, you get a panoramic view of the gorgeous Omiš landscape, with its dramatic cliffs, lush pine forests, and the azure Adriatic. Just remember to keep an eye on the horizon for rival pirates—the view is that enchanting.

No pirate trip to Omiš would be complete without a dive into the historical heart of the city- the Old Town. This labyrinth of charming stone houses and narrow lanes is seeping with stories of pirate exploits. It’s like stepping into a postcard from the past, where every turn reveals a new surprise. Don’t miss St. Michael’s Square for a bout of people watching and a taste of history.

From Ziplines to Seafood: Making the Most of Omiš Adventures

Swing into action with a zipline adventure through the Canyon of Cetina River. Imagine yourself as a modern-day Tarzan (but with much better safety gear) as you soar above the treetops and drink in the breathtaking views. The river canyon is a whopping 150m deep, so if you’ve ever wanted to know what a bird feels like, this is your chance. You can even challenge your fellow adventurers to a race—it’s the perfect place to display your not-at-all-brag-worthy ziplining skills.

After your death-defying adventures, you’ll surely work up a healthy appetite. Good thing Omiš is renowned for its fresh and flavorful seafood. Stop by one of the local restaurants like Bastion (Trg kneza Miroslava 4, Omiš) to enjoy a seafood platter you’d sell your pirate booty for. From succulent prawns to tasty octopus salad, every bite is a carnival for your taste buds. Pro-tip: wash it all down with a glass of Croatian wine for maximum enjoyment.

For those looking for a more laid-back experience, Omiš Sandy Beach is the perfect place to roll out your beach towel and watch the world go by. Dip your toes in the inviting Adriatic, build the sandcastle of your dreams or simply lay back and soak up the sun. Remember, even pirates need a day off!