OMIS - LOCAL AND TOURIST INFORMATION
Omis occupies the narrow coastal strip between steep mountain cliffs and the coastline and straddles the river Cetina as it emerges from a deep mountain gorge. This unique location makes for spectacular scenery. Omis has a colourful history. In the middle ages it was the home of many powerful pirate families who could retreat from their raids and hide in the Cetina River.
Cetina river, Omis
Market in Omis
The town, with its colourful and busy market and its excellent beaches is a popular tourist destination. Omis is also an excellent spot from which to makes trips inland to view the Cetina canyon (where white water rafting is a popular outing) and the fortified towns and villages which guarded the route to the coast.
Split, the main port for travel to the Adriatic islands, is also home to the Diocletian Palace, built by the Roman Emperor Diocletian at the end of the third century AD. The Palace forms the core of the old town and has been adapted and remodelled throughout the ages so that it displays a breath-taking mix of architecture from the Roman through to the later Venetian period.
Louise Reddon writing in The Daily Telegraph captured the atmosphere of Split perfectly: When Emperor Diocletian was considering retirement from governing the Roman Empire, he shopped around, found no decent rest homes and decided to build his own. And so Split was born. This magnificent walled city palace was built to Diocletian's exacting standards, and today retains enough original charms to attract visitors by the thousands. Amid the remnants of his grand residences, there is a pleasingly workaday town. Pavement cafès, cosy bars and plenty of shops mix with two lively markets and chic apartments built from the very barracks where Diocletian's soldiers once lived. Visit this 1700-year-old living museum during Split‘s Summer Festival in which cultural events are often staged in the open air. Drinking cocktails with the posing parade along the ritzy palm-lined ‘Riva‘ promenade. Afterwards, head to house-music haunt, Caffe Bar Fluid, and sit outside on steps that lead to the little-known second tier of the palace. Bacvice beach, a 15-minute stroll east, has buzzy nightclubs.
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