Omis

Tourist destination info Omis

Omis is a town in the heart of Dalmatia, located on the delta of the river Cetina, only 21km southeast of the largest Dalmatian town – Split. Omis is first mentioned in the 10th century. The medieval name of the town was Olmissium. The location of the town, as well as their light and fast boats enabled the locals to become infamous pirates. In the times of the greatest sieges, dukes Kacic were at the front of the Omis pirates. For two centuries they were the leaders of the attacks on the pope galleys and merchant ships of the powerful Venice, Dubrovnik, Split and similar. This small location offers the possibility of visiting numerous cultural and historical sites which made this town famous. Visit the Mirabela fort (dates back to the 13th century, its role was the reconnaissance), Fortica fort (located at the top of the Omis part of the Dinara mountain, its role was to defend from enemies), parish church of St. Mihovil (built at the beginning of the 18th century, in gothic, renaissance and early baroque style), Franciscan convent, St. Peter church, Holy Ghost church, St. Mary church, St. Luka church, Illyrian seminary (one-floor building, a former Illyrian seminary founded by the archbishop of Split, Pacifik Bizza in 1750), town museum, old cemetery of Omis, medieval town core, pole of shame and the old town lodge.

Sports and recreation enthusiasts can enjoy free climbing, rafting on Cetina, beach volleyball, running, windsurfing, cycling, diving and numerous other activities. All types of beaches are found in Omis. Because of the Cetina delta, there are sandy beaches in the center of the town, which are suitable for families with children because of the shallow water. The most famous beaches within the town are “Velika plaza”, “Slavinj” and “Brzet”. If you are willing to savor the specialties and delicacies of the town of Omis and get acquainted with the Dalmatian cuisine, which was declared the healthiest cuisine because of the Mediterranean herbs, visit some of the numerous restaurants and taverns in Omis. We recommend the restaurants “Sagita”, “Mate”, “Kastel”, as well as the taverns “Ulikva”, “U našeg Marina” and “Caca”.

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Split is one of the best known and most visited tourist destinations on the Adriatic and the second largest city in the country.  It is an eternally young city which lives with a slow pace that is very easy to get accustomed to. This city is rich in historical monuments of which we recommend the following: Diocletian’s palace (the heart of the city), the Iron Gate, the statue of bishop Gregory of Nin, the cathedral of St. Duje, church of St. Francis, cathedral of St. Peter, the main court, city basement, St. Anne’s monastery and many others.

Makarska is one of the most famous tourist destinations on the Croatian coast. The city is full of tourist activities and everyone is sure to find something to their liking. Makarska has several historical monuments such as the Franciscan monestary (which includes a Pinacotheca, a library, a Malacological museum, and the “Planina i More” institute) the church of St. Mark, church of St. Peter, city museum and the church of St. Philip. Those who prefer sports and recreation can take part in cycling, sailing, jet-ski riding, basketball, hunting, soccer, volleyball, paragliding, hiking, rafting, fishing and scuba diving.

Hvar is an ancient city with a rich history and the greatest number of sunny days. It faces the sunny South side of the world on the island of the same name. Its name comes from the Greek name for Hvar, “Pharos.” In the city you can view various historical monuments of which we recommend the Fortica fortress, the Hvar cathedral, city theatre and the Franciscan monastery. This city is the center of the island’s tourism and it is one of the most preferred and most visited destinations on the entire Adriatic. Its most attractive characteristics are a warm, sunny climate, various accommodation offerings, sports and recreation, natural beauty, good culinary offer and an active night life.

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Adriagate has an open office in Omiš which is available to our guests. Book accommodation in this destination and you are entitled to free gifts and extra discounts.

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  • What our guests say about Omis

    Excellent
    4.7
    Overall guest rating
    Atmosphere
    4.7
    Security
    4.8
    Beaches
    4.6
    Touristic offer
    4.7
    Friendly locals
    4.7

    • Fabulous 4
      Paul
      Group of friends Ireland
      08/04/2024
      We were a group of climbers so can''t comment on the beaches or tourist offerings, hence the neutral 3 stars. Very central climbing location, apartment to Stormorica Right less than a 10 min walk and the gorge roadside crags wouldn''t be much further. Brela (possibly the best crag in the area) was just a 25 min drive down the coast.
    • Excellent 5
      Ilja
      Couple Czech Republic
      11/07/2023
      Omiš je Super
      Doporučujeme všem, skvěla lokalita.
    • Excellent 4.8
      Vitalii
      Couple Czech Republic
      04/07/2023
      Vše naprosto super doporučuji Omiš všem
      Skvělé město ..Omiš .výlety na lodi ..okolí krásné
    3/150

    Omis recommended accommodation

    * prices for July 2024 based on the maximum capacity for a minimum stay of 7 days

    Apartment - Omis Apartments Mario From 52 €
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    Apartment - Omis Apartment Galeria From 135 €
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