Omišalj will welcome you with
its picturesque historic center, 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.
Thanks to 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
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.
Omišalj is 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.
Omišalj prides itself on its
early medieval reliefs. You'll find more of them here than in certain European