A HIKING TRIP TO THE FORTRESS OF FORTICA The fortress of FORTICA, situated at the very top of the Omiška Dinara mountain, bears witness of the rich and turbulent history of piracy. Such a high position was extremely important for the pirates, since it enabled them to watch over and control a large area, both in the inland and at sea. The view from the fortress of Fortica stretches over the whole town, the canyon of the Cetina river, over the islands of Brač, Hvar and Šolta and the villages of central Poljica. The function of the fortress was to defend the town from enemy attacks. It primarily served as a retreat and if the town had been besieged huge blocks of stone would have been launched from the fortress, demolishing the whole town and at the same time destroying the enemies. The fortress can be reached by a well marked path leading from the very centre of the town, so there is no need to worry about getting lost. The walk from the town centre through the hamlet of Baučići and up to the fortress takes no more than 20 minutes and grants a view you are bound never to forget. A WALK TO THE FORTRESS OF MIRABELLA The fortress of Mirabella was built in the 13th century, and served as a lookout tower for enemy attacks. The view from the fortress of Mirabella stretches over the entire old part of town and the new parts of Punta and Priko, the nearby Duće and the entire Channel of of Brač. The lookout fortress provided significant safety from the enemy to the local inhabitants of the time. THE RIVER CETINA CANYON The exceptional beauty and variety of its plant and animal life makes the canyon of the river Cetina a place all those visiting Omiš simply have to see – regardless of whether you decide just to take a walk in the nature, go swimming or sunbathing on one of the river beaches, or to try the local specialties in one of the restaurants in the Cetina canyon, this visit will surely be something you will never forget.