Croatia’s Dalmatian coast is home to a number of impressive fortresses which were built centuries ago to keep invading enemies out.
One of the really impressive fortresses is located in the former pirate town of Omiš, which is situated around 25 km from Split on the coast.
Starigrad Fortress (Fortica), which sits above Omiš, was built in the 15th century on top of the Dinara Mountain, primarily for defense against Turks. Its walls follow the line of the mountain.
From the ruins, you can see the panorama of Omiś and the canyon of the river Cetina. In good weather, the islands of Brać, Hvar, and Solta, and the central part of Polijce are also visible. Between the 12th and 15th century, Omiś was in the hands of Pirates. They controlled the towers of the fortress, city and the sea.
The greatest destruction of the Fortress of Omiś occurred in the earthquake of the eighteenth century and later as a result of strong winds and storms.
Check out this stunning video of Starigrad Fortress below.
The video is courtesy of chorwacja4u.eu (Video: Katarzyna Dorycka/Drone pilot: Wiktor Dorycki)