In little adriatic place DUCE you can spend carefree and pleasant vacation. Duce is situated in Dugi Rat County between town of SPLIT and picturesque town of OMIS.
The advantages of this part of Dalmatia are rich history, cultural background, preserved environment with always clear sea and line of SANDY BEACHES with plethora of possibilities for an ACTIVE HOLIDAY. Duce with its long sandy beaches is ideal destination for FAMILY VACATION.
A little distance from attractive tourist centers (Split 20 km, Omis 2 km, Makarska 35 km) are convenient for unforgettable evenings out in many discotheques, restaurants and various tourist contents which abound in this region in tourist season.
Omis in Croatia is a small Central Dalmatian town and harbour located between Split and Makarska, situated in the mouth of the Cetina river, surrounded with massive gorges. In the past Omis was notorious becuse of the pirates of Omis whose ships were a centuries-long symbol of retaliation, courage and strength. The evidences of proud and turbulent Omis history can be found on every corner of the Omis Riviera. Ancient town of Omis, Omis churches and Omis fortresses are silent stone reminders of the power and the might of infamous Omis pirates. Today, it is the center of Omis Riviera, one of the most beautiful parts of Croatia's Adriatic Coast. Situated in the heart of Dalmatia, with it's true Mediterranean spirit and diversities, Omis Riviera offers everything you need for an unforgettable holiday in Croatia.
Numerous beaches and bays, rich vegetation, fresh air and crystal blue sea make Omis Riviera the perfect place to ecsape the stress and rush of modern life. The beautiful Cetina River and it's canyon, nearby mountain tops and islands, ancient vineyards and olive plantations together form the landscape of extraordinary beauty. For those that prefer active holidays, Omis Riviera is a perfect destination. Rafting on Cetina River, free-climbing, scuba diving, trekking and windsurfing are just some of the activities that Omis Riviera has to offer.
Due to it's location in the heart of the Dalmatia, Omis is the perfect place to start the exploration of Dalmatia, it's islands, it's proud history, cultural heritage and natural beauties. Ancient Roman cities of Split and Salona are just half-hour drive from Omis. Islands Brac, Hvar, Korcula, Vis are easily reachable from Omis.
Omis is literally filled with restaurants, wine-cellars and caffe bars. Mediterranean cuisine, with it's olive oil, fish and sea food, home-grown vegetables, wine, and it's thousands year tradition will surelly help you experience the true spirit of the Mediterranean. Omis Cultural Summer, Festival of Dalmatian Klapas, Pirates Nights and many other musical, theatrical and gastronomical social events make Omis perfect place to experience not only the beauty of Dalmatia, but also beauty of it's soul.
Split is probably the most vibrant city in Croatia. With more than 200 000 inhabitants, it is the second largest city after the capital, Zagreb, and it is an important centre of culture, politics, trade, industry, sports, entertainment and tourism. Its historical heart, which includes Diocletian's Palace, became (in 1979) one of the first urban sites to be placed on the UNESCO's World Heritage register. The importance of Diocletian's Palace transcends local significance because of its level of preservation and the buildings of succeeding historical periods, starting in the Roman period, which form the very heart of old Split. The palace is one of the most famous and integral architectural and cultural buildings on the Croatian Adriatic coast.
Today Split, despite its profound historical consciousness and traditionalism, displays an almost agressive modernity in the cultural and entertainment activities it promotes. The town's inhabitants lead a vivacious outdoor life throughout the year – thanks to the mild air – in numerous squares and piazzetas or on the Riva, the sea-front promenade. The city has an almost ideal climate, with a daily average of 7.3 hours of sunshine throughout the year. This – together with its average year temperature of 17,3 °C – puts Split among the warmest parts of the Medirerranean. In summer the average is 26 °C; in winter 7 °C.
The town is also a university centre with important scientific institutes and cultural institutions. The people of Split are proud of its sporting tradition (especially in football, basketball, water polo, tennis and sailing) as well as of its individual champions, such as the tennis player Goran Ivanišević, the basketball player Toni Kukoč, and the mountain climber Stipe Božić.
Makarska has always been the center of the surrounding region known as Makarska Riviera, both in an administrative, political and economic sense, as well as a center of culture, education, and since the mid twentieth century, tourism. Today, it is a city of more than 15 thousand inhabitants that encompasses picturesque villages at the foot of the Biokovo Mountain, including Veliko Brdo, Puharići, Kotišina and Makar (which is where the name of Makarska comes from). Makarska is one of the most famous tourist destinations on the Croatian coast, attractive for its nature and good climate, rich in tourist attractions and full of hospitable hosts.
Makarska is located below the mountain of Biokovo (1762 m), which protects it from the harsh continental climate and is responsible for its rich Mediterranean vegetation, mild winters, long, warm summers cooled by a refreshing breeze called maestral. Makarska has more than 2750 hours of sun each year and the air temperature above 20°C from July to September. During these same months, the crystal-clear sea also averages a temperature of above 20°C.
Trogir, the center of the Trogir Riviera is a town with approximately 13000 inhabitants, situated in the heart of Dalmatia, 20 km west from the city of Split. The Adriatic tourist road is located in its immediate vicinity and connects it well with neighboring places:Kaštela, Solin, large center - Split, and smaller municipalities: Seget, Marina and Okrug (on the island of Čiovo) which were once part of this Riviera. Frequent bus connections with the surroundings make it approachable from all sides, and also with other large Croatian centers. The boat routes towards Split and the neighboring island of Drvenik Veliki and Drvenik Mali are also good, especially during the summer season. The vicinity of the airport connects the town with the entire world.
Trogir is favorable for those who are attracted to cruising along the Adriatic coast. The climate is favorable with mild winters and warm summers which are cooled by the pleasant wind – the maestral. We invite you to visit Trogir and to see its unique memorial heritage for which it was recorded in the Register of World Heritage of UNESCO in 1997, its small Dalmatian towns in its surroundings, stunning beaches and nearby islands.