Fortica or Starigrad Fortress occupies a strategic position above the town, in the Dinara Mountain, commanding a sweeping view of central Poljica and the sea channel extending from Split to Makarska. It was built in the 15th century, primarily as a defense against the Turks and as a shelter from their raids. The idea was that, if the enemy occupied the town, its people would seek safety in Fortica. From there they would bombard Omiš with large rocks and chase away the enemy forces, at the cost of destroying their own town in the process. Fortunately, such a scenario never really took place.
There is a good and well-marked trail leading to the fortress, and the spectacular vistas of Omiš, Poljica, Cetina canyon, Brač Channel and the islands of Brač, Hvar and Šolta are worth climbing it. The climbing fans will also have an opportunity to learn about the interesting history of the fortress and visit its interior.
The excursion takes around 2.5 to 3 hours (2,340 m). The program includes:
The excursion can be arranged for groups of 2 to 40 persons. | The excursion is suitable for all age groups (children and minors must be accompanied by parents or other responsible adults). | Insurance is included in the price. | Expert guided tours in Croatian and English are available (also in other languages, at request). | All the above elements of the program are optional; kindly contact us for the final version of the program.