Mountains, beaches, old town and a river. Omis is a combination of them all, but mostly it's a beach resort. But how many beach resorts can boast with a possibility to float on a deep green river, or to hike a mountain up to old fortresses?
The centre of Omis (or Omiš in Croatian) is very small. Just the main street, the old town street, and the side streets of those. There are some other areas as well, but nothing particularly interesting for a tourist.
The old town streets and restaurants were very busy at least in July, so a couple of those pictures were taken in early morning when the restaurants were still closed.
The main beach in Omis is a sandy beach, unlike most of the beaches I've come across in Croatia. Not the finest sand, but sand anyway. And within a short walk there's a pebble beach in the shade of some pine trees (pictures 11-12).
The best way to get the idea what Omis is like is to check this 360 degree photo in Google Maps.
Where to stay in Omis
Omis is such a small town, that it doesn't matter much where you stay in the town centre.
There are only a few hotels, but a wide selection of apartments, and they can be near or far. From the photo 12 (zoom out the map to see it) it is about 1.5 kilometers to the center of Omis.
Things to do in and around Omis
Fortress Mirabella is only a rather short uphill walk away. The path begins behind the old town at the foot of the fortress (street: Jurja Šubića). The fortress isn't that big, but it offers a great view of the area. The first picture in the gallery was taken from there. And you can see the fortress itself in the last picture. Or in this one.
There's a ticket stand in front of the entrance, and it cost 20 Kunas in 2016 to enter (about 2.6 Euros). The opening hours were 09-22.
There are three other fortresses as well in the vicinity, but they are harder to reach. More about them here: omisinfo.com
Croatia is famous for its beautiful islands and coastline. Whether you'd like to rent a boat, take part in a boat tour, or hire a skipper for your private island hopping or swimming and snorkeling, there are options for every taste.
How to get there
Nearest airport is the Split airport. There is a bus connection from Split to Omis, but you have to change the bus in Split, if you come from the airport.
And there is always the private transportation options straight from the airport. The distance from the airport to Omis is about 44 kilometers.
No railroad south of Split.
Winter: The weather in Omis in the winter is typical Mediterranean winter weather. The temperatures are mild, the air is damp and it rains often. The average temperatures go around 10-15 °C.
Spring: The temperature is on average goes close to 20°C and May is already a very warm month with temperatures going constantly over 20°C. The evenings aren’t that warm in early spring, so it’s still good to have a coat with you. There is often a cold wind blowing during the early spring months. The spring months are as well less rainy than the winter and autumn months.
Summer: From June to August the sunshine is pretty much guaranteed and it gets hot. The temperature in Omis climbs up to 30 °C and over.
Autumn: September is still a warm month and it’s often beach weather still during that month. The temperature in September stays clearly above 20 °C. September is still a lot rainier month than August. In mid-October the weather cools down to under 20 °C and the rains are even more frequent. October and November are the rainiest months of the year.
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