Central Dalmatia has a rich maritime history, and it is heartening to see sailing tourism on the rise, as modern tourists enjoy the beauty of this spectacular region and its numerous islands and pristine waters.
One of the great legendary aspects of its maritime history revolves around the many pirates who operated in Central Dalmatian waters over the centuries, and none were more famous than the fearsome pirates of Omis.
With their ability to hide in various caverns of the Cetina River, the Omis pirates built up a lucrative trade. It is a history full of folklore, and one which is reenacted every August in the town of Omis, as the town’s tourist season highlight attracts more than 10,000 visitors for the annual Battle of Omis. Stunning pictures from Gray Goats Photography capture some of the highlights of this year’s battle.
To learn more about Omis, click here.