Pisak is a small fishing and touristic place founded in the 16th century, located 16 kilometres south from Omiš and 18 kilometres northwest from Makarska. City of Split with its Diocletian’s palace is located 36 kilometres from the village, while beautiful Dubrovnik is located 170 kilometres away. The village itself is small, but a picturesque place. With its authentic restaurants and café bars it gives away a real Dalmatian ambient and enables everyone to relax and enjoy the nature, far off from the city crowds and noises. Pisak is extremely proud of its beauty, cleanliness and its large amount of beautiful beaches. Geographically it is placed on a recessed bay, where you can choose between sandy, rocky or pebbly beaches, so we recommend it for a family vacation, or that is to say, for those who love the sea or water sports. Here you can rent a boat, enjoy scuba-diving, sail or water surf. The place is quiet and safe for child’s play and you can fulfil your evenings with a visit to the restaurant or a tavern, where the kind hosts can make you fish dishes on a traditional Dalmatian way.
During its history, Pisak was mainly the home place of local farmers and fishermen, which resulted in the two dominant surnames: Fistanić and Kuzmanić. These have lived in two different settlements that later grew into today’s modern Pisak. A group of old eastern houses above the coast still carry the name Kuzmanić. The main agricultural products were olive oil and red wine, which are still grown by the local residents but in a much lesser number. We recommend that you try them when you visit Pisak. Pisak was the most important fishing port on Omiš Riviera, mainly because its position is opposite to the eastern cape of island Brač, where it was much more accessible in the times when fishing boats were driven by sailing or rowing. Other than that, Pisak’s fishing port was well-built and highly protected in the 19th century, which stirred fishing activities in Pisak. Today, not much has remained from the fishing fleet, but a lot of locals still actively fish. We also highly recommend renting some of their boats and exploring the naval territory of Pisak, so that you can find your own little “private” beach or a hidden cove, or maybe go on an all-day boat trip on island Brač or nearby Vruja.
In the center of Pisak you can also find a supermarket and a small shop with fresh fruit and vegetables, as well as freshly caught fish, early in the morning.
Thanks to the vicinity of Makarska and Omiš visitors can enjoy a large number of sports activities like rafting. Furthermore, you can visit nearby resorts and get to know the cultural and historical heritage of this beautiful landscape. In the neighbourhood of Makarska, 15 kilometres from Pisak, there is a well-known shrine called Lady of Lourdes Vepric. Also, 27 kilometres from Mostar there is the most visited Christian shrine to be found in the entire region – Međugorje.