Croatia at its ethereal best

As you travel down the spectacular hairpin bends of the Adriatic Highway, the craggy peaks of Mosor fall into view like something out of Jurassic Park. Sitting at the foot of the canyon is Omis. This is where the Cetina river meets the Adriatic Sea – a scenery of lush meadows, starkly beautiful canyons and wild shingle beaches. Omis holidays are incredibly diverse, covering everything from high-octane adventures including climbing, diving and zip lining, to lazy days at the beach.

The fabled Cetina is an extraordinarily blue river which, when viewed from the canyon above, looks like a psychedelic swirl of turquoise and cobalt. It’s a few degrees colder than the sea, ideal for cooling down in the midsummer heat. Holidays to Omis provide a wealth of incredible scenery, exotic cuisine and beautiful beaches. If you’re looking for somewhere wild and off-the-radar, the Dalmatian hinterland fits the bill.

Your Omis questions, answered

Omis offers a type of cuisine not found anywhere else in Croatia. Influenced by the Neretva Delta, try specialities such as ‘paprikash’, a spicy stew, as well as snails and frogs’ legs.
Blessed with hot summers and mild winters, the scenery is enough of a draw for visiting any time of year, however beach lovers will enjoy the summer months.
Outdoorsy types, active families and adventurous friends love the nature, seafood, uninhabited coastline and budget-friendly accommodation. Omis boasts a few sandy beaches with activities for kids.

Best things to do in Omis

Find your own beach

There are few places quite like Omis, with its imposing karst mountains that plunge into the sea, and wild, rugged coves. Fill a picnic basket and discover your own secluded beach.

Ride the wire

The views from the zip line above the canyon and Cetina river are dramatic. This adrenaline-packed activity is the best way to take in the vast natural landscape.

Visit a fortress

Omis has two fortresses, including a 500-year-old hillside citadel with views over the canyon and the Dalmatian islands. The other is a former pirate’s lair.