Between the blue sea and the sharp mountain Dinara, where the river Cetina flows into the sea, the pirate town of Omis was founded. It is an extremely picturesque town with an old Mediterranean atmosphere complemented by the Festival of Dalmatian Klapas, local gastronomic offer, rich cultural and historical heritage.
There are many exciting stories about Omis pirates, and Mirabela Fortress is one of the more lasting reminders. Built-in the 13th century, it was a hideout and lookout point for Omis pirates who attacked ships on the Adriatic and then hid in the canyon of the Cetina River. The story of Omis pirates still works today, and pirate flags are taken out every year to entertain visitors and tell a historical novel.
Second and no less critical is Fortica, a fortress over 500 years old that was used for guarding purposes in the fight against the enemy and was also a shelter. Today it is a place with an exceptional view of the islands of Hvar,
Solta and Brac, the river Cetina and part of Poljica.Eight churches were built from the 10th to the 18th century and make cultural and historical impressions of Omis.
Take a walk through the old town of Omis, the charming old streets where you will always discover a historical monument or a church, and you will feel the return image from medieval times.
Due to the canyon of the river Cetina and untouched nature, Omis has received the status of a protected natural landscape. The area around the Cetina is full of adrenaline activities such as zipline, paragliding, rafting or kayaking down the unstoppable rapids of this exceptional river. You can also take a walk along the landscape of this unique nature or enjoy a panoramic boat ride.
The famous sandy beach of Omis is one of the best and most popular sandy beaches in Croatia. The large beach, as everyone calls it, is almost a kilometre long with the warm, shallow sea that stretches hundreds of meters from the coast. Find your oasis and enjoy the soothing atmosphere of this unique city.