Omis is a small Central Dalmatian town and harbour located near Split. 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.
The picturesque town of Omis is situated at the mouth of the Cetina river, the centre of the Omiš Riviera and surrounded by small fishing villages with beautiful beaches and with massive gorges. Omis Riviera offers everything you need.
Numerous beaches and bays, rich vegetation, fresh air and crystal blue sea make Omis Riviera the perfect place for your holiday. 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.
In this very small area it is possible to see many cultural and historical sites (churches that date back 10th and 18th centuries, monuments, forts, museums, etc.). 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.
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 the beauty of Dalmatia.