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Omis is located in one of Croatia’s most stunning locations. Found where the Cetina River comes to the Adriatic Sea, it is a city with an extensive history that is an integral part of the story of the Dalmatian Coast.
Although the natural landscapes are stunning, a visit to Omis often focuses upon the Fortress of Mirabella. The pirates in the region used to use this fortress as a lookout over the channel. That made it impossible for any merchants to sail through the area without being noticed. Coins found in the foundation of the fortress date it to the 13th century.
As you explore the narrow streets of the city, eventually you’ll come across a charming little home that is treasured by one and all. It is called the “House of a Happy Man.” Not much is known about the owner of the home, but the house has been beautifully preserved and is an excellent example of Venetian-era Dalmatian architecture.
The 10th century Church of St. Peter is another masterpiece that must be toured. Underneath the backdrop of a massive monolith, this small church speaks of the identity of the city. Pair up a visit with a trip to the old cemetery and the main market, Poljica Square, to get a good feel for the local culture. Several additional churches from the 15th and 16th centuries are available to tour as well, such as the Church of St. Rocco.
Omis is a terrific destination for any holiday, but it is particularly good for those looking to experience a little bit of culture. The most well-known festival in Omis is the Festival of Dalmatian Klapas. This festival is known for the groups of men and women singing, art exhibits, concerts and recitals. If you’re interested in visiting a museum, then spend a day at the Vis Archaeological Collection, which is home to the largest collection of Hellenistic objects exposed in one place in all of Croatia. It is a great day out and something the cultural buffs won’t want to miss.
Omis is well regarded for its wonderful Mediterranean cuisine. Serving only the freshest caught fish, olive oil and their passion of wine, you won’t want to miss what’s on the menu in Omis. Filled with restaurants, cafés and wine bars, Omis is the perfect holiday destination for couples looking for a special holiday. There are a number of terrific Mediterranean restaurants with fresh olive oil and fish caught the same day. Wine is a favourite in Omis and visiting one of the wine bars is a must. While in Omis you’ll want to pay a visit to Bistro Babilo, or Restoran Pod Odrnom for an authentic Omis cuisine.
Omis offers stunning views. There are adventures that are awaiting your right now. The only thing you need to do is accept the invitation.
Vacation in Omis with children
Your family holiday to Omis is guaranteed to be a fantastic time because there are some truly great beaches to enjoy. If you’re looking for a bit of excitement during your stay then you will want to spend your days at Velika Plaza where you have activities such as volleyball, football and windsurfing to choose from. Brzet Beach is another great place to spend the day as it has cafés and restaurants lining the pebble beach.
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Omis Tourist Information
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What to see and do in Omis ?
A holiday to Omis isn’t complete without a visit to the churches, monuments and fortresses that line the Omis Riviera. There are eight churches in Omis, but the main church to visit is the Church of Sv. Mihovi, which dates back to 1724. Also well worth seeing is the Church of Sv. Duh, which dates back to the 16th century; its beautiful renaissance wooden altar makes it especially appealing. A trip to Omis wouldn’t be complete if you missed out on the Fortress Mirabella. This fortress was built in the 13th century. Omis has a rich and fascinating history that demands to be explored.
- Church of St Euphemia by the coast on Brzet, from the early 6th century
- Mirabella Fortress (Peovica) from the 13th century
- Starigrad Fortress (Fortica) from the 15th century
- Renaissance church of the Holy Spirit from the 15th century
- Old cemetery, the 16th century or 17th century
- Parochial church from the 17th century
- Franciscan Monastery on Skalice from the 18th century
If you’re looking for a unique holiday to Omis, then you won’t want to look any further than Puljiz, a beautiful restaurant in Old Town where you can enjoy a lovely evening on the terrace and sample the fresh caught fish, lobsters and wonderful local produce. Or, if that is busy, venture over to Bistro Babilo for a traditional Omis experience.
Best time to travel
When is the best time to travel ? The best time to visit Omis, Croatia is May, June, September and October. The weather in these months are very nice. July and August are peak season with peak prices and furthermore it can be very hot, especially in the afternoon.
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