welcome you with its picturesque
historic centre, which is located
on an 85-metre-high cliff and where you can explore an exceptional cultural and historical heritage and
experience the spirit of times gone by. There is also an attractive coast with hotels, beaches and a marina.
its mild climate and excellent position close to the bridge, the airport and
the city of Rijeka, Omišalj is a vibrant tourist destination with a tradition
dating back more than 100 years.
The town has
a long history: in
around 1,000 BC, the area was inhabited by the Illyrians, and after that by the
Romans, while the 7th century AD
saw the arrival of the Croats. In the 11th century, Omišalj was an important Glagolitic
centre; in the 12th century, it
was mentioned as Castri musculi (from the Latin Ad musculi – a place
for mussels), and in the 15th century the
Frankopans, the Princes of Krk, built one of their four castles here.
today a town full of historic monuments and has a rich cultural and
architectural heritage. This is attested to by the ruins of the Roman town of Fulfinum from the 1st
century AD, the Early Christian basilica of Mirine from the 5th century AD, and
many other cultural monuments.
prides itself on its early medieval reliefs. You'll find more of them here than
in certain European countries!