Pomer

In the depth of a deep bay, protected from cold winds and lulled by the shade of pines, lies the humble Pomer. Quiet, relaxed and wistful, Pomer is a place of revived memories, which are returning with every wave on its coast. The sea is undoubtedly the main attraction in this corner of a paradise. Its azure colour hides the richness of flavors, and fragrances, that it has so generously provided for thousands of years. The beauty of this bay, and its benefits, were noted even by the ancient Romans, who named it Pomoerium, and built their luxurious spas, villas and a little harbor here.

This old fishing town has embraced modern nomads, who are eager for the old Mediterranean, its customs and beauty. Even today, delicious shells are grown here, prepared according to old recipes, and seasoned with freshly picked herbs. Fish from these waters has all the flavours of pure sea, so when served with the golden olive oil, and followed by the local wine, it conjures up all of nature's wealth. Because of its attractiveness, the Pomer marina is known to many sailors, who keep coming back to it. For those true to the spirit of sports, Pomer offers a variety of sports - windsurfing, volleyball, cycling and many others... With friendly hosts, great food and wine, a gentle breeze and peace disturbed only by the sound of waves, Pomer is truly a place worth visiting and staying at.
 

History

In prehistoric times, a settlement was located nearby, a hillfort, whose inhabitants built pile dwellings on the territory of present-day Pomer. Its true emergence Pomer owes to the Roman rule, namely to the powerful Roman Aranum family. They named it Pomoerium, and here built a luxury spa, aqueduct, luxurious villas, and facilities for the production of oil, wine and fruits of the earth. After the fall of Rome, during the reign of the Byzantine Empire in the 6th century, a large early Christian basilica was built, at the site of the Roman villa. According to some records, several stone sarcophagus were also found here. Around the 12th century, a Benedictine abbey was built here, which was abandoned in the 14th century. Then the place was called Fontanelle di S.Giovanni (Springs of St. John) because of the springs of drinking water that exist, even today, on the coast. In 1149, Pomer fell under the Venetian rule, where it remained until the end of the 18th century.

Wars and disease greatly reduced the population, so by the end of the 16th century, the population was settled here, first from Bologna and then from the Balkans. In the early 19th century, it fell briefly under the French rule, which soon became replaced by the Austro-Hungarian rule, during which Pomer was experiencing progress. After the World War 1, it fell under the rule of Italy, which lasted until the arrival of the Germans during the World War 2. 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.