Dalmatian town Omiš is situated in a beautiful place where River Cetina flows into the Adriatic Sea. Located in Split-Dalmatia County, it is the center of the Omiš Riviera. In the past notoriously known for the Pirates of Omiš, now is famous for its natural and cultural heritage.
WHAT TO SEE IN OMIŠ
One of the most famous landmarks in Omiš is the Mirabella Fortress. Fortress was built in the 13th century, and it was a hideout for the pirates. The Starigrad Fortress was built in the 15th century on the Omiš Dinara mountain. Located 262 meters above the town, it gives a spectacular view from the premises.
There are many other cultural and historical sites to explore, such as churches, monuments and museums. In The Omiš City museum are displayed the ‘Poljice statute’, one of the oldest and most important historic documents in Croatia. The Omiš Tourist Board offers free guided tours to visitors to get the best experience possible. More information about the landmarks and the guided tours are available on their website. ( https://www.visitomis.hr/en/free-sightseeing-tours )
WHAT TO DO IN OMIŠ
The Pirates of Omiš, known as Corsairs of Almissa, ruled the Adriatic Sea for more than three centuries, finally falling under the rule of Venetian Republic in 1444. If you want to hear more about the adventures and history of the Pirates of Omiš, be sure to participate in the Pirate Nights. Other popular town events are Omiš Summer Festival and the Dalmatian A’Cappella Festival, that keeps the traditional Dalmatian songs alive and well.
If you are in pursuit of some adrenaline, you can try zip lining above the Cetina Canyon. But there is much more to see and do except the zip lining. Cetina Canyon offers s lot of entertainment for the whole family, some of these activities include rafting, hiking, rock climbing and canoeing.
The Omiš Riviera offers almost 20 km of beautiful sand and pebble beaches. Apart from standard swimming and sunbathing on the beach, there are many fun activities that you can try, such as paragliding, scuba diving, jet-skiing or windsurfing. More experienced divers will be interested to visit Cove of Vruja, which is considered one of the best scuba diving sites in Croatia. Mountains, river, canyon or a beach? Why choose one, when in the Omiš Riviera you can enjoy all of it.
HOW TO REACH OMIŠ
If you are travelling by car from Zagreb direction, take the A1 Motorway towards Split, take the exit in Dugopolje, after that heading in the direction of Split, where you will connect to the D-8 state road that will lead you to Omiš.
The closest airport Resnik is in Kaštela, 41 kilometers far from Omiš. You can reach central bus station in Split by taking the shuttle bus from the airport. It is very easy to reach Omiš from Split, there are regular departures to Omiš every half an hour or less.
DAY TRIP TO OMIŠ
Explore the historic city of Omiš and the magnificent Cetina Canyon and enjoy lunch in restaurant – picnic area Radman mills, 6 km from Omiš, in the heart of the Cetina River canyon, with our day trip to Omiš. Transportation, private guide, lunch package and boat tour are all included in the price.