Pirate battle in Omiš

  • Places: Omiš
  • Phone: +385 (0)21 861 350

In the last years, a unique event re-enacting the original Pirate battle that occurred in the 13th century is held in the Omiš harbour. This reconstruction shows a battle between the Venetians, led by the fleet commander Acconcio, with the Omiš pirates, led by their ruler Malduk. Omiš pirates won after a fierce battle and ordered the Venetians to pay them a fee in gold coins for safe passage through the Brač channel, because that area under Omiš rule is “Mare nostrum,” Croatian Sea. This year the reconstruction of the battle will be held on Saturday, 18 August , with around one hundred armed participants on several pirate and Venetian galleons and sagittas, i.e. fast Omiš pirate ships.
In this way the city of Omiš is based on historic facts and is able to position itself on the tourist map as a city of pirates.

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Split and Dalmatia County Tourist Board
Address: Prilaz braće Kaliterna 10/I, p.p. 430,
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