come, see, feel, (crie and die).
Omis has THREE sides,
the seafront, with all the subtropical Adriatic has to offer, a wide sandy beach and that sea.
the Cetina Canyon and the mountainarea around it.
the historic city of Split, and so much more, in close reach.
In fact, it has many sides, a diamond in green and blue scenery,
with to many active sports to tell, having mountains, white water, caves, hills, the river, the sea and tell me, what not ? entering the Cetina Canyon at Omis, driving about 5 minutes and getting mountain up to Svinisce, a rural little community with true life, true people, no noise, pure nature and deep peace of mind.
and if or when I like, I go down the mountain, into all the beauty of nature at the Cetina river, or at the coastal face of Omis.
Rafting on Cetina
Cetina River and its canyon of magnificent beauty give you an unforgettable experience, justifying epithet of town Omis, as the best place for rafting, either for the beginners or for the experts and old fans.The price is cca. 30euro and the path is several kilometers long.
"Mysterious Population Difference"
Omiš is located in the Dalmatian region of Croatia on the estuary of the Cetina River.
It was settled by ancient Greeks a long time ago, so one of its historic name is Almissa, which means "I missed my Algebra lesson". Its modern name Omiš means "Grannies" and although the city is quite ancient, I didn't notice that it had a particularly elderly population. Another interesting population fact is that according to the English Wikipedia the town has a population of about 15,800, according to the French Wikipedia a population of 15,472 whereas the German Wikipedia lists a population of 6,000. The Croatian Wikipedia doesn't mention any number of people, which may lead the reader to believe that the place is either a ghost town or a hallucination. I can assure you that it's neither, but the population may as well have been smaller (not height-wise) when I visited there in 1979. As far as I remember counting them back then (and I may have missed a few), the town's population was 4,278.
Other attractions, apart from the mysterious population difference according to various sources, are the 13th century Mirabella Fortress, the 15th century Starigrad (Old City) Fortress and the pre-Romanesque Sveti Petar (St. Peter's) church.
Within the city limits you can find the following interesting settlements: Blato na Cetini (Plato and Cetin), Borak (Borat), Čelina (Miss Celina), Čisla (Č Island), Donji Dolac (Mr. Doni Dolac), Dubrava (Miss Dubrovnik), Gata (Cat), Gornji Dolac (Mr. Dolac's Upper Body), Kostanje (Chestnut), Kučiće (Housekitchencat), Lokva Rogoznica (The Train Engine in the Rain), Marušići (Mommy), Mimice (Kitty), Naklice (Naked Lice), Nova Sela (New Soul), Ostrvica (Easter Joke), Pisak (Annoying), Ruskamen (The Russian Stone), Podašpilje (Soccer), Podgrađe (i-Pod City), Putišići (Putin's Country Home), Seoca (Sea Ocra), Slime (Slime), Smolonje (Short Annie), Srijane (Three Janes), Stanići (Little Stanley), Svinišće (Little Miss Piggy), Trnbusi (The Camouflaged Bosom), Tugare (To the Train Station), Zakučac (The Little Shopping Bag) and Zvečanje (Mrs. Anja Zveč).
An inscription on the renaissance palace of Omiš says: "Gratias ago tibi domine quia fui in hoc mundo" (Thanks be to thee o lord that I lived on this earth), and no doubt "earth" in this case refers to Omiš.
I frequently was in Omiš during my childhood and my teenage years and I would like to add my own version of the inscription above: "Thanks be to thee o lord that I had the chance to spend some time in Omiš".
s4 We had a fab time staying near Omis. Omis itself is the centre for everyone staying in the local area but in itself still quite small. We stayed in Stanici, a village about 5lm or so south of Stanici, one of many small villages that accommodate travelers with apartments, rooms and hotels. The backdrop is quite spectacular.
omis is fine, especially as a startingpoint
"omis for a start (and a finish)"
sure, Omis is a nice little town, with a few shaded little old streets, enough choice there between pizza and grill, a really large unique sandy beach and a canyon and a mountainridge with even an old fortress overlooking the Adriatic coast and the Cetina river.
and yes you better come here than anywhere else, cause the option of combining a lazy holiday with loads of ACTION is here to enjoy.
climbing: be sure here are the BEST climbs, in the sun or in the shade.
canyonning, rafting, mountainbiking, hiking, anything you like, and if lazy again, sit down in one of those boats and have yourselve taken to one of the river reataurants and get stuffed and drunk if you like (fairly prized).
next day you'll be sorry, but a relaxing day at the seaside will help you recover in a pleasant way, and vitamines there are plenty from any fruit you like.
and if you're adventurous enough, start a day's tour from Omis into the land, following the Cetina upstream, which not only leads you through every aspect of the country, but through a lot of historic landscape.
Tartars, Illyans, Romans, Turks, they all came and went and many smaller or bigger sign is to be found here.
if you like, the scenery and surroudings of Imotski are something special (two amazing lakes) and worth a stay.
and if you proceed, the land where the Cetina river is born (at the village Cetina), is of a breathtaking beauty are worth the trip if you like amazing views over green meadows in meanders of a genuine river.
you wont regret the trip, and after it, can have a drink or an icecream in Omis again.
one BUT however about Omis is the load of stinking traffic on summerdays through that gorgeous central lane, but that will be solved when the bypass is ready in a couple of years.
so come to Omis, which has much more to offer than you can see.