Poljica Region

Destinations Central Dalmatia

General information

Region Poljica is located east of Split and includes Zrnovnicu, Mud on the river Cetina and Omis.

This region consists of small fields located around the mountain Mosor.

Omis is a small coastal town famous for its natural and cultural heritage, but also for its pirates whose ships were for centuries a symbol of courage and strength.

Panorama Poljica, Autor: Ante Perković
Omiš, Izvor: TZ Omiš
NATURAL BEAUTIES
"Rich Mediterranean vegetation, ancient olive groves, vineyards and small fishing villages surrounded by high mountains Omis hinterland make this region special."

Region Poljica has many beaches and coves, and natural attractions are certainly highlights the impressive canyon of the river Cetina. This region is also adorned by high mountain ranges that descend to the sea.

Rich Mediterranean vegetation, ancient olive groves, vineyards and small fishing villages surrounded by high mountains Omis hinterland make this region special.

Canyon river Cetina - Since 1963, the canyon of the Cetina River has protected landscape status in the field of Tisnog to the mouth.

Mosor is a mountain in Dalmatia that stretches to the sea, in the area from Split to Omis.

"Turkey Cave" is located in the village Seoca, in the hill Kretežu. Seoca are located at the foot of the mountain Mosor. This cave is interesting for its stalactites are formed by dissolving limestone, access to it is not edited in order to remain hidden enemies.

Cetina, Autor: Ante Perković
CULTURE AND SIGHTS

Fortress Mirabela or Peovica consists of four floors and exit to the top with a beautiful in the whole of the old city and the entire Brac channel.

Fortress Fortica is located at the top of Dinara Mountain. Fortress is primarily used for shelter and in the event that the Omiš was surrounded, from the fortress would be thrown large boulders that would destroyed the entire city and the enemy.

The parish church of St. Michael in Omis was built in the early XVII. century. The church combines the features of Gothic, Renaissance and early Baroque.

The church of St. Ivan the Baptist, is located northwest of Skociba. With regard to the method of construction, probably dates from the 16th century.

Radman's mills with ancient trout pond, are favorite resort (and spa), to which is best reached by boat from the mouth of the Cetina from Omiš.

Crkva sv. Ivana, Skocibe, Autor: Vanja Pivcevic
Omiš, Autor: Dado Barić
"Pavic bridge is one of the oldest bridges across the river Cetina, which is used even today."

The church of St. Peter in documents is first mentioned in 1074., during the reign of King Slavca.

Church and Museum of Poljica from the 6th century - old early Christian church that bears witness to the rich life in Poljica since ancient times, and the historical museum Poljica is a valuable historical collection Poljica culture.

Pavic bridge - one of the oldest bridges across the Cetina River was built in 1900 and, despite the ravages of time, and mines which have damaged it by the Second World War, a stone bridge is in use today.

The church of St. George is built on a 353 meter high hill Gradac. This church is one of the most beautiful and most visited in the entire Poljica.

Most na Cetini, Autor: Ante Perković
EVENTS AND TRADITIONS

Festival of Dalmatian songs in Omis - First organized in 1967 with the aim of expanding traditional a capella singing that continues the tradition and new musical formation in the traditional Dalmatian folk songs.

Legend of Mili Gojsalić - One of the most famous battles of Poljica was the one in 1530 when on the territory of the Republic of Poljica came the Ottomans from the east. Legend has it that a young Mila Gojsalić went into the tent of the Turkish invaders Ahmed Pasha and for freedom Poljica sacrificed her life. She lit the gunpowder storeroom of Turkish army and then bravely jumped to his death from a cliff so that she would not come into the hands of enemies.

"Mila Gojsalić is the heroine who saved Poljica locals of the Turks."
Mila Gojsalić, Autor: Ante Perković
GASTRONOMY AND WINE
"Omis vine variety is called Muscat rose which gives dessert wine which was once enjoyed by Napoleon himself."

Poljica is known for famous specialty called "Soparnik" which is actually really simple spinach pie.

Muscat Rose is grape variety from the vicinity of the mouth of the Cetina and Poljica, where up to World War I was very widespread. Characteristic of this, as the ruby red wine is sweet and fine muscat aroma that gives the smell of roses, after which it was named.

Soparnik, Izvor: visitomis
Gastronomija, Izvor: visitomis
"Omis vine variety is called Muscat rose which gives dessert wine which was once enjoyed by Napoleon himself."

Region offer