When you come to Omis the first thing that will impress you is the perfect blend of mountains, river and the sea. Omis town is practically built under the mountain and one cannot notice two amazing fortresses right above the town. Impressively rising above the city, they simply wake up your curiosity and imagination and you have to climb and discover everything about them.
There is no better place to wait for a sunrise or a perfect sunset, to walk by a history full paths, enjoy in one of the most beautiful views in Dalmatia and make unforgettable memories.
Right above the old part of town stands the oldest of the Omis fortresses Mirabela (also known as Peovica).
Built in the 13th century, Mirabela was used as a reconnaissance.
During the Ottoman attacks in 16th century, the invaders were confused by the local defenders (although outnumbered by the Turks) by their firing and yelling combined with a help of the canyon echo so the invaders thought that Omiš was protected by a much larger group of defenders.
Later on it was used as the watchtower and a hideout of the Omis pirates. Mirabela can be easily reached by a set of stairs leading from the old town and it takes approximately 15 minutes.
It is extremely exciting to climb knowing that those very same stairs were used by the old pirates!
When you look a bit higher you will keep on going hypnotized by the scene of Fortica fortress situated on the top of Dinara mountain above Omis dating from the 15th century.
Fortica is considered as one of the most important reason why Omis remained unconquered through its entire history. Fortica was primarily used as a lookout, and the guards were always able to spot the enemies on time and warn the inhabitants of Omis. Beside the lookout it was used as a place of refuge by the medieval inhabitants.
You can climb up from the center of the town by the good and well marked path and it will take you about one hour. The fort offers a breathtaking view of the city, Cetina canyon and the islands of Brac, Hvar and Solta.
Trust us when we say that climbing up those two beauties will be more than worth it!