Awesome Omis holidays 2019 / 2020
Located in the stunning Central Dalmatia region in the middle of Croatia’s well-known coastline holidays to Omis are ideal for those wanting to explore the culture and beautiful natural surroundings of this fascinating country. Found in a natural harbour just a 45-minute drive from the larger town of Split there’s plenty to keep you occupied, whether you prefer to sit back and relax on the beach or make the most of the many activities and attractions in this area.
Most popular hotels in Omis
Hotel Plaza Duce
Omis, Central Dalmatia
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- Time Zone: GMT +
- Average flight time: 2h 10m
When to go
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Holidays to Omis are all about the outdoors, whether you like hiking, climbing, rafting and jumping through the stunning inland scenery or prefer to make the most of the stunning beach. And if you like to just relax on your well deserved holidays there’s plenty on offer for you too. There are miles of sands to be explored, as well as pretty bays and little, whitewashed villages, while foodies and wine lovers will find themselves spoilt for choice. So whether you’re travelling with family, as a couple or solo Omis might be the perfect place for your holiday this year.
Whether it’s cheap eats for budget holidays in Omis or splashing out on delicious international cuisine you’re sure to find a favourite among the many restaurants in the town. Enjoy traditional Croatian dishes such as fresh seafood hauled in by the local fishing boats, delicious stews, or sausage and potatoes. The meats and cheeses come from local farms, while you can also enjoy fresh regional produce as well. Those who like to dine while listening to the sounds of the waves will find plenty of restaurants to choose from, or why not head to a traditional taverna and chat to locals as you enjoy some of the region’s delicacies?
Family holidays to Omis are all about the outdoors, whether you like to relax on the beach or prefer to head inland and explore the stunning landscape. There are adventure parks where kids can try activities such as zip lining, while older children will love river rafting and tubing or can make the most of the water sports on offer at the beach. Most of the hotels cater to children, while there are plenty of restaurants which offer early dinners and a child friendly menu with simple portions and something for even the fussiest of eaters. And if all of that isn’t enough head to Split by boat or car and visit the markets, learn about the history of the area or even take a Segway tour of the town.
Action & Adventure
Those wanting to get outdoors and try some of the area’s high adrenaline activities will find themselves spoilt for choice on a holiday to Omis. From here you can take to the beach and try out some of the many water sports, or head inland for a wider range of options. The beach is home to boat trips, snorkelling and scuba diving, as well as high energy activities such as banana boat rides, jet skiing and an inflatable assault course on the sea. If you prefer to head inland and explore the Omis Cetina Canyon offers a rush of white water rafting and ringo rides. And if you’re a fan of heights there is the zip line and aerial adventure park, with zip lines which will carry you high above the trees, and offering stunning views of the valley.
There are some fantastic beaches to choose from in this area of Croatia, whether you like soft golden sands or prefer to hit the waves with some of the many water sports on offer. The most popular beach in Omis is the Velika Plaza, which is just under a kilometre long. As a sandy beach, it is the most versatile, with a stretch of stunning white sand to sunbathe on, whilst the large stone pier protects against any summer wind. As Velika Plaza is located at the mouth of the Cetina River the sea is very shallow as you first enter it and this makes for lovely warm water to either paddle or swim in.
For families, Duce beach is where you should head with your kids to enjoy a 4km stretch of sands, with hotels and restaurants providing loungers as well as showers, toilets and other facilities. Nemira Beach is further south and has plenty of space, beautiful surrounding countryside and hills which shelter the sands from the sun. And if a bustling atmosphere and luxury feel is what you’re looking for Stanici Beach, with its pretty palm trees and many cafés and restaurants, is the beach for you.
Further away, on the outskirts of Omis is Vruja, a breathtaking cove that has been said to be the most beautiful spot of the Dalmatian region. There the turquoise waters surround excellent pebble beaches and large freshwater springs. These are particularly perfect for cooling down on long summer days. For alternative beaches head to Split, up the coast, or Makarska.
Wine lovers will find plenty of opportunities to taste some of the regional favourites on holiday in Omis, with most of the town’s bars and restaurants offering a fantastic selection. If you consider yourself a wine expert or just want to learn more about the region’s variety and the way the wine is made there are plenty of vineyards nearby, ideal for a tour and to sample a few tasty favourites. If you prefer to hit the bars in the evenings there are a few to choose from, while nearby Split has a fantastic selection of clubs and bars where you can dance the night away.
Couples will love the laidback atmosphere of holidays to Omis, with the town offering a stunning beach, natural harbour where you can watch the boats sail by, and pretty streets where you can stop off in restaurants, bars and shops. Head into Split for culture and history, spas, a fantastic selection of restaurants and beautiful old streets where you can wander along getting lost on purpose. Book yourselves a boat trip and explore the nearby islands, finding the perfect secluded beach where you can unpack your picnic and spend your days on the soft golden sands. And if adventure is more your thing? There’s lots to do in the local area as well.
Croatia is a stunning country home to a unique culture and history, ideal for those wanting to explore. And Omis town is the perfect place to find some stunning buildings and examples of architecture, as well as two forts with stunning views and an insight into the area’s history. If you prefer to simply people watch and admire the architecture St Michael’s Square is the ideal place for a snack, drink or light meal, or you could head into the larger town of Split for Museums, Fortresses, markets where you can practice your haggling skills and some stunning churches and cathedrals.