About Omis

Busy tourist centre and starting point for excursions up the Cetina River; and of course great beaches and a colourful main street

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.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.