Destination guide

The pirates are gone and the coast is clear in Omis

With beautiful limestone cliffs that soar up from the cobalt sea, Omis is simply a sublime place to "sea." The aquamarine Cetina River cuts through the cliffs and empties into the Adriatic Sea, and inland there are beautiful forested hills. With most Omis vacation rentals you'll have breathtaking views. There are also historic structures dating back to the 6th century, and you can explore the centuries-old fortresses that pirates (or corsairs) used to maintain their stronghold over the city. The gorgeous, varied landscape attracts many outdoor enthusiasts.

Things to do

Ye get hooked on the pirate fortresses arrrround Omis

Remember those corsairs that had a stronghold on Omis for ages? You can marvel (roll that 'r' for the full pirate effect) at the remnants of their stompin' grounds at the 13th-century Mirabella Fortress and the 15th-century Starigrad Fortress, which towers over the coast. Plunder through more history at the 10th-century Church of St. Peter. The Omis Riviera has many sandy and pebble beaches, as well as freshwater springs to enjoy, like Velika Plaza and Duce Beach. Further inland, take a canyon tour along the Cetina River and see the Velika Gubavica waterfall.


Lots to do, whether you're a sea-lover or landlubber

Bring on the adventurous activities. The cool karst (limestone) cliffs are a great place to zipline, and you can go rafting on the Cetina River. You can also climb, skydive, paddle board, and scuba-dive. The highlight event of Omis is the summer Festival of Dalmatian Klapa, which celebrates klapa (or acapella) music with concerts and recitals. And after you've explored the remains of the town's medieval walls, hit a restaurant for some grub and grog. Croatian cuisine is a flavorful blend of foods from the sea, river, and inland farms, and there's also Pribidrag wine, similar to zinfandel.


Summer shore is crowded, but it thins out in the fall

The summer weather is divine, with both air and water temps in the mid to upper 70s. If you don't mind traveling in high season, this is an ideal time to book Omis vacation rentals. The mild winter days average in the 30s and 40s. Rainfall is fairly evenly spread during the year, but most of it soaks Omis in May, June, November, and December. Fall is lovely but a bit chilly. This is when the tide of crowds recedes, and boats dock up for the winter.

Natural features

You'll dolphinately love all this Croatian nature

The Omis coastline is "gorges," with the Cetina River slicing through massive karst cliffs and emptying into the sea. The sapphire water is almost translucent, and you can show off your knowledge by explaining that this clearness is from the counterclockwise current that removes debris from the eastern shores of the Adriatic Sea. You might spot a bottlenose dolphin, and maybe even a fin whale. Inland there are more plunging gorges and canyons where the river has carved its way through the land. Thick forests are home to brown bears, wolves, lynxes, and bitterns, to name just a few.

How to get there

How to get to and around Omis

Fly into Brac Island (BWK), the closest airport, located 13.1 mi (21.1 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to Split (SPU), which is 24.5 mi (39.4 km) away.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Omiš?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Omiš:

  • Split Old Town: 845 vacation rentals
  • Gorinka: 916 vacation rentals
  • Znjan: 379 vacation rentals
  • Bacvice: 707 vacation rentals
  • Zelenka: 1,016 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Omiš?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Omiš. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Mirabella Fortress: 11,255 vacation rentals
  • Duce Beach: 11,074 vacation rentals
  • Dinopark Croatia: 11,313 vacation rentals
  • Omis City Museum: 11,269 vacation rentals
  • Croatian National Theater: 11,787 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Omiš listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Omiš?

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  • Houses: 1,028 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 5,577 rentals available
  • Cottages: 8 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Omiš?

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