Get to know Omiš Riviera
Omiš is a small Central Dalmatian town and harbor located between Split and Makarska, situated in the mouth of the Cetina River, surrounded with massive gorges. In the past Omiš was notorious because of the pirates of Omiš whose ships were a centuries-long symbol of retaliation, courage and strength. The evidences of proud and turbulent Omiš history can be found on every corner of the Omiš Riviera. Ancient town of Omiš, Omiš churches and Omiš fortresses are silent stone reminders of the power and the might of infamous Omiš pirates.
Today, it is the center of Omiš Riviera, one of the most beautiful parts of Croatia's Adriatic Coast. Situated in the heart of Dalmatia, with its true Mediterranean spirit and diversities, Omiš Riviera offers everything you need.
Numerous beaches and bays, rich vegetation, fresh air and crystal blue sea make Omiš Riviera the perfect place to escape the stress and rush of modern life.
The beautiful Cetina River and its canyon, nearby mountain tops and islands, ancient vineyards and olive plantations together form the landscape of extraordinary beauty.
For those that prefer active holidays, Omiš Riviera is a perfect destination. Rafting on Cetina River, free-climbing, scuba diving, trekking and windsurfing are just some of the activities that Omiš Riviera has to offer.
The Omiš Rivera, its cultural heritage, the quiet Dalmatian singing in wine cellars (konoba) and, above all, people - are the ingredients of an unforgettable holiday experience.
A visit to the Cetina River beyond Omiš is well worth the trip, especially to the destinations of Radmanove Mlinice and the Gubavica waterfalls (Velika and Mala Gubavica). Radmanove Mlinice, located five kilometers (3 miles) up to the Canyon of Cetina River, is an excursion/picnic place famous for bread baked under an iron lid (peka) and for fresh trout that can be caught from the river. The Cetina River is a great place for those who like active holidays (white water rafting, canoeing and kayaking).
Due to its location in the heart of the Dalmatia, Omiš is the perfect place to start the exploration of Dalmatia, its islands, its proud history, cultural heritage and natural beauties. Ancient Roman cities of Split and Salona are just half-hour drive from Omiš. Islands Brač, Hvar, Korcula, Vis are easily reachable from Omiš.
Omiš is literally filled with restaurants, wine-cellars and cafe bars. Mediterranean cuisine, with its olive oil, fish and sea food, home-grown vegetables, wine, and its thousands year tradition will surely help you experience the true spirit of the Mediterranean. The Omiš Rivera, its cultural heritage, the quiet Dalmatian singing in wine cellars (konoba) and, above all, people - are the ingredients of an unforgettable holiday experience.
One is bound to be attracted and delighted. The mood is caught in an inscription on the lintel of a Renaissance palace in Omiš: "GRATIAS AGO TIBI DOMINE QUIA FUI IN HOC MUNDO" (Thanks be to Thee o Lord, that I have lived on this Earth").
Omiš Cultural Summer, Festival of Dalmatian Klapas, Pirates Nights and many other musical, theatrical and gastronomical social events make Omiš perfect place to experience not only the beauty of Dalmatia, but also beauty of its soul.
Omiš is best-known for the traditional Festival Dalmatinskih Klapa (Festival of the Dalmatian Klapas). There is no doubt that this Festival is the highlight of Omiš' summer, the expression of the city's vitality... in short, its beauty.
Also, Omiš Summer Festival during which various concerts and recitals are performed at the plazas and in churches (Omiš has eight churches). Other summertime activities include: "Jure's poplars", "Fishing night", "Swimming marathon", "Omiš triathlon", "Pirates' nights" and "Ludi skokovi" ("Crazy dives").
Duće is a series of small settlements in Poljica, the area between the foot of the Mosor mountainous chain and the sea.
It belonged in the past to the famous Poljice Republic ruled by the Grand Duke according to the decrees of the Poljice Statute. Such a heritage has left an indelible imprint on that place which is proud of its preserved examples of popular rural architecture.
Today, Duće is a settlement that consists of two parts: the modern touristic one, located by Adriatic the sea and the ancient, rural one, located in the foot of the Mosor Mountain.
Duće is famous for its 6 kilometers long series of beautiful sandy beaches, that make it perfect destination for families with small children and young people that are looking for fun.
Many restaurants and cafe bars and the vicinity of the towns Omiš and Split guarantee you unforgettable holidays, not just sunbathing ad swimming in the crystal clear Adriatic Sea.
The long and successful tradition of tourism in Duće and the offer of quality accommodation facilities are the guarantees of an unforgettable holiday.
Trips in surroundings of Dugi Rat are organized to the old villages in the foot of Mt Mošnjica such as: Staro Duce, Zeljovici, Krug and Staro Jesenice where there are about 300 nice old preserved stone houses.
All of these villages follow the same pattern; they all have streets, roads, small squares, centers that are mostly in the vicinity of the church or school, and fields.
Surrounded by luxuriant vegetation, far from the city noise or any industry whatsoever, enjoying non-polluted air, mild climate and above all a magnificent view of the sea and islands (Brač, Hvar, Šolta), they are something that every tourist will be impressed by at first sight.