Plan your Travels to Omiš
This small Dalmatian town at the mouth of the Cetina river, some 25 km south of Split, offers a unique blend of the river, the sea and mountains, its proud and fascinating history and rich cultural heritage. First mentioned in ancient times, it was a medieval pirate stronghold and a venue of numerous pirate battles, during various periods of its history a part of the Republic of Venice, the Austrian Empire and Napoleon’s Illyrian Provinces, and it continues to stand proudly today „upon the rock of Omiš“.
Along its more than a 100 kilometres long course, the Cetina River has something to offer to all. If you’re an adrenaline junkie, you won’t skip Zipline, canyoning, kayaking or rafting – but if, on the other hand, adrenaline isn’t your thing, there’s no reason to worry – long walks by the river, sightseeing river boat tours or simply enjoying the specialties of Dalmatian cuisine amidst one of the most beautiful river canyons in Croatia are experiences which will surely impress any visitor.
Trip to Omiš FAQs
What is the best time to visit Omiš?
The best months for good weather in Omiš are April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November. The best time to visit Omiš would be a time when you can completely soak in the experience and not worry about such hassles. The weather of Omiš is favorable along with the best of activities during this particular time in Omiš. If you are thinking about when to go to Omiš then, come visit Omiš at it’s best time where you can make a memorable experience without having to worry about small issues.
What are the essential sights to see in Omiš?
Visit the Old Town & St. Michael’s Square
Numerous picturesque alleyways through the old town of Omiš and along its charming houses are the best way to discover the past times. One Renaissance house is especially distinguished – “The House of a Happy Man” with a Latin inscription above its entrance, thanking the Lord for a life in this world.
See the historical gems and the traces of the medieval wall Mostina with its secret passage, the Church of St.Peter from the 10th century, the old cemetery, the Illyrian seminary, Turjun fort and many other beautiful reminders of the rich history.
Radmanove Mlinice & Kaštil Slanica Fortress
A famous restaurant, Radman mills, surrounded by a beautiful nature, hidden among the trees shadows and the sound of mill wheels over Cetina. Mlinice were first mentioned in the 17th century and today are transformed into a restaurant that offers an excellent traditional cuisine.
Kaštil Slanica was built on the walls of the 12th-century tower Slanica and was a refuge for Omiš pirates. Today this restaurant offers more than just an interesting environment.
What are the essential adventure in Omiš?
Climbing to Mirabella Fortress
Settled on a cliff, the mystical 13th-century pirate fortress above the city offers a fantastic view over the surrounding beauty of the Brač bay. It is easy to reach but is located high which makes the view over the town magnificent. With 20 kuna entrance fee, you can climb Mirabella’s higher levels and enjoy it even more.
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Zip Line above Cetina Canyon
An extraordinary experience of sliding between the mountains! Enjoy the magnificent scenery and the beautiful canyon of the Cetina river while on a 150 meters high steel wire. The speed reaches 65 km per hour in a 2 km long wires so it is a real adventure treat.
Rafting on the Cetina River
The ideal place for rafting and canoeing on one of the prettiest rivers of Croatia will offer you more than a great adventure! Its wonderful scenery and cliffs will take your breath away. Waterfalls, lakes and tunnels reaching from Gubavica Waterfall with river ending its way in the salt sea will make the experience unforgettable.
How many days do you need in Omiš?
You can see most of the highlights in Omiš over two days, but ideally, you’ll have three or four. Thanks to the city’s central location, there is a long list of fantastic day trips that can be enjoyed from here, including medieval Trogir and Split, nearby islands like Brac, Hvar, Vis, and Solta.