The location of Omiš
This Croatian town is 25 km south-east of Split. Cetina River has its source in the Dinara and later the river meets the Adriatic Sea.
The history of Omiš
Omiš was founded by the Illyrians. Later, the Roman Empire conquered the territory. The Romans called the town Oneum until the 7th century. The centre was in today’s Baučić district where archaeologists found many artefacts like reliefs, gravestones and coins. The Avars and pagan Slavs destroyed the Roman territory in the 7th century.
The Neretva pirates ruled the region in the 9th and 10th centuries. Omiš was first mentioned in 1074 in the Supetar cartulary. Two crusades were led against Neretvans. The first was unsuccessful. But in 1286 the Venetian Republic and the surrounding towns managed to defeat the pirates. During Venetian Rule, locals mostly made a living from fishing.
After the dissolution of the Republic of Venice, Omiš came under Austrian rule in 1797. Then, in 1805 it fell into the hands of the French who defeated them. Following the fall of Napoleon at Leipzig, Austria gained power again over Omiš. The town was part of the Serbian-Hungarian-Slovenian Monarchy and until it joined the Independent State of Croatia, it belonged to Yugoslavia.
The climate of Omiš
This Dalmatian resort town has a pleasant Mediterranean climate. The warmest month is July with an average temperature of 25, 4 °C. The coldest month is January. If you love water sports, the temperature of the sea can reach up to 24, 9 °C in August.
The main sights to see in Omiš
The most significant attractions in Omiš are Mirabela and Fortica fortresses. Are you interested in discovering some historic places? We recommend visiting the Church of St. Michael and the Church of the Holy Spirit. If you prefer an active, adrenaline-filled holiday, go on a zip line adventure over the beautiful canyon of Cetina River.
The gastronomy of Omiš
In the gastronomy of the picturesque Omiš, grilled meat dishes play a very important part. The meals are best accompanied by dry red wine or beer. If you want to enjoy a culinary experience, choose Restaurant Bastion which is known for the fresh fish and seafood dishes.
Located in the heart of the Old Town, Puljiz also offers excellent fish dishes. In addition to the delicious thin-crust pizza, Pizzeria Antula has some delicious pasta dishes on the menu like spaghetti, lasagne and tortellini.
Beaches in Omiš
As for beaches, the sandy Velika Plaža is the best choice. It is the most popular beach in the town. Velika Plaža is perfect for families with small children because the water deepens slowly. It is well-equipped. You can rent a beach umbrella and a sun lounger on the 700-m long beach. In addition to swimming and surfing, you can play beach volleyball and football here.
This relatively small pebble beach is only a 10-minute walk from the town centre. If you do not want to spend too much time in the sun, the nearby trees provide shade. There are showers and restaurants at the beach. Also, you can rent jet skis.
One of the most beautiful beaches is the well-equipped Brzet, with fantastic views of the mountains rising near the town. The beach is 400 m long, and the crystal clear water is perfect for swimming and snorkelling. However, you should be careful because the sea deepens quickly here. On hot summer days, the pine trees surrounding the beach provide cooling shade.
Rent a boat in Omiš
If you are visiting Omiš, you should sail to the world-famous Split. We will show you the marinas with the best services.
Port of Omiš
The small Middle Dalmatian town lies by the estuary of the Cetina river; it is surrounded by huge canyons. The bora blows violently in the bay from many directions, and the southern wind also raises a heavy sea. The depth here is 4 m. Information about sailing in Omiš
Port of Podstrana
The luxurious Marina Lav belongs to the Le Meridien Lav hotel complex. It can accommodate 74 yachts with a maximum length of 40 m. The depth varies between 2-2.8 m. There is a water supply, and electricity in each berth; moreover, a 24-hour security guard protects the area. Information about sailing in Podstrana, or rent a boat in Podstrana
Port of Split
The ACI Marina Split offers 348 berths for yachts of a maximum of 90 m. The breakwater provides outstanding protection from the raging sea and the southern winds. The water depth is 8 m. There are restaurants, bars, laundries and a fuelling station. Information about sailing in Split, or rent a boat in Split
Marina Baška Voda
The Marina Baška Voda can accommodate up to 180 boats up to 23 metres in length. The maximum depth of the seabed is 4 metres. The port has drinking water, electricity and a restaurant. You can even get medical help if needed. Information about sailing in Baska Voda, or rent a boat in Baška Voda
The Marina Ramova is located in Krvavica, a town that administratively belongs to Baška Voda. It has 195 berths for boats up to 16 metres in length. The depth of the seabed is 3 metres. The port offers many excellent services. The restaurant can accommodate up to 150 guests at once.
The port’s 225 metres long breakwater was completed in 2015. It provides protection from winds and waves coming from the south and southwest. The maximum depth of the seabed is 4.8 metres. The excellent services offered in the port include refuelling. Read about sailing in Makarska, or rent a boat in Makarska
The marina is right next to Slatina Beach. It has 200 berths, 50 of which are reserved for visitors and 150 for local boats. Marina Tučepi can accommodate boats up to 20 metres in length.
The marina, southeast of Makarska, is open all year round. It can accommodate 220 boats up to 20 metres in length. The maximum depth of the seabed is 3 metres. There are drinking water, electricity and a crane. Read about sailing in Podgora, or rent a boat in Podgora
If you are sailing to Omiš, visit the other beautiful resort towns in the region. Podstrana, Split, Rogoznica, Šibenik, Vodice, the island of Drvenik Veli and Stomorska are also attractive holiday destinations.
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More information about Omis
The climate diagrams are based on 30 years of hourly weather model simulations. They give good indications of typical climate patterns and expected conditions (temperature, precipitation, sunshine, and wind). The “mean daily maximum” (solid red line) shows the maximum temperature of an average day for every month for Omis. Likewise, the “mean daily minimum” (solid blue line) shows the average minimum temperature.
The wind rose for Omis shows how many hours per year the wind blows from the indicated direction. The diagram for Omis shows the days per month, during which the wind reaches a certain speed.
Rent a boat in Omis, and cruise around Omis
Day 1. Omiš – Podstrana (Marina Lav), Day 2. Podstrana – Split (ACI Marina Split), Day 3. Split – Rogoznica (Marina Frapa), Day 4. Rogoznica – Šibenik (Marina Mandalina), Day 5. Šibenik – Vodice (ACI Marina Vodice), Day 6. Vodice – Drvenik Veli-island (Drvenik Veli pier), Day 7. Drvenik Veli-island – Stomorska – Omiš
Day 1. Omiš – Supetar (Brač)13, 06 km (8, 12 mi), Day 2. Supetar – Stari Grad (Mooring Bouys) 35, 87 km (22, 29 mi), Day 3. Stari Grad – Vis (Marina Vis) 36, 45 km (22, 65 mi), Day 4. Vis – Lovište (Pelješac) 69, 81 km (43, 38 mi), Day 5. Lovište – Mali Ston 67, 95 km (42, 22 mi), Day 6. Mali Ston – Ploče 34, 19 km (21, 24 mi), Day 7. Ploče – Makarska – Omiš 78, 53 km (48, 8 mi)