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PHOTOS: Omiš to get brand new waterfront & port

Omiš (Photo credit: Ivo Biočina/Croatian National Tourist Board)

The Dalmatian town of Omiš is one of the rare towns on the Croatian coast without a classic port and waterfront. This is about to change with an investment of over 90 million kuna. 

A new 440-metre riva and port with 80 moorings are to be built in the historic town of Omiš, HRT reports. 

The Omiš waterfront will get a new look with the riva to be built from the fire station to the small shipyard. More than 12,000 m2 of stone will be used in building the new Riva with space finally for boats and yachts to berth in the summer. 

“Omiš is one of the rare towns on the coast without an adequate waterfront, no riva or port and the last time work was done was 112 years ago and the time has come,” said Mayor Ivo Tomasović. 

Not much has changed since the Middle Ages in Omiš when the Cetina river was also the main and only shelter for Omiš pirate fleets who were in fear of the Venetian ships. 

An EU grant will finance the new waterfront and port to the tune of 85%. A tender is currently in place for the construction contract with work starting this winter. The new waterfront is expected to be ready in two years. 

Design images of the new waterfront and port below.

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