In the depths of a bay, protected from cold winds and soothed
by the shade of trees, lies Pomer. Quiet and laid back, Pomer is a place of revived memories which come back with each wave
on its coast. The sea is undoubtedly the main attraction in this corner of paradise. Its blueness hides a wealth of
flavours and fragrances that it has so generously provided for thousands of years. The beauty of this bay and its benefits
was noticed by the ancient Romans, who named it Pomoerium and built their luxurious spas, villas and the harbour here.
This old fishermen village embraces the modern nomads who want to relive the old Mediterranean with its customs and
beauty. Even today delicious mussels are grown here and prepared according to old recipes spiced with freshly picked herbs.
The fish that has all the fragrances of a clean sea and is served with a gold olive oil and accompanied by wine evokes all
the richness of nature. Because of its attractiveness, many boaters always happily return to the marina of Pomer. For those
with a true sports spirit, Pomer offers a variety of sports - windsurfing, volleyball, cycling and many others. With friendly
hosts, great food and wine, a gentle breeze and peace broken only by the waves, Pomer is a place truly worth visiting and
In prehistoric times, near Pomer there was
a fortified village whose inhabitants built pile dwellings on the site of today’s Pomer. The origin of Pomer dates back
to the period of Roman rule and the powerful Roman family of the Aranum. They gave it the name of Pomoerium and built luxurious
baths, aqueduct, villas and facilities for the production of oils, wine and products of the soil. After the fall of Rome,
during the reign of Byzantium in the 6th century, a large early Christian basilica on the site of a Roman villa was built.
According to some records, a couple of stone sarcophagi were found here. In the 12th century a Benedictine abbey, which was
abandoned in the 14th century, was built. In that period this place was called Fontanelle di S. Giovanni (St. John Source)
because of the drinking water which can still be found on the coast. In 1149 Pomer fell under Venetian rule under which
it remained until the end of the 18th century. Wars and disease greatly reduced the population and in the late 16th century
the population was moved here, first from Bologna and then from the Balkans. In the early 19th century, Pomer was briefly
ruled by French authorities, who were soon replaced by Austro-Hungary, during whose reign Pomer progressed. After the
First World War it fell under the rule of Italy, which lasted until the arrival of the Germans in the Second World War.
The end of the war marked the liberation of Pomer and its annexation to the former Yugoslavia, and finally, in 1991, Pomer
became a part of Croatia.
of the Visitation of Mary - from the 14th century, with a bronze crucifix from the 15th century and a statue of Our
Lady from the 16th century and a picture of the Visitation of Elizabeth from the 17th century
Church of St.Flor
- Romanesque building with frescoes from the 15th century
Church of St.Foška - the ancient Baroque
altar, a Gothic statue and two bell towers rom the 15th and the 16th century
Church of St.John
- Byzantine building with a valuable floor mosaic
The site of St. Andrew - the remains of Roman and
early Christian graves
Ancient Thermae - Remains of ancient luxury spas, villas and docks
Vinkuran night, Vinkuran - traditional folk festival - 07.06.
Šanpjero Games - sport games with entertainment - 01.08.
Banjole night, Banjole
- traditional folk festival - 02.08.
Pomer night - a traditional folk festival with entertainment and
gastronomic offer 14.08.
Classical Music Concert, Church of the Visitation of Mary - classical