Omiš is a small city located in Central Dalmatia. It is characterized by numerous beaches for families with children and young people. Small hidden coves are ideal for the privacy of loving couples.
The location of the city of Omiš is an ideal starting point for numerous trips to other nearby cities. Rent a private accommodation in Omiš, and visit Split one day, enjoy the sights and attractions of Trogir on the second day, make a trip to Makarska and Dubrovnik is not far away.
Omiš is also a well-known port, and there are ofter numerous boat trips organized from the city to the islands of Brač, Šolta or Hvar, the sunniest Croatian island.
You can choose a half-day or one day excursion to nearby places, and the most popular ones are:
– Omiš – Bol (Brač): relax and enjoy an all-day excursion to the island of Brač. Visit it’s hidden coves and explore the rich marine flora and fauna. The excursion includes a panoramic bus ride from Supetar to Bol, including a stop on the highest peak of Brač, Vidova gora. For this excursion, do not forget to charge your cameras and mobile phones, so that you can cherish a beautiful view which is stretched out on your palm. Do not miss the most famous beach Zlatni Rat. Relax in the nearby cafés and restaurants and enjoy the unlimited supply of drinks, fruit and cakes.
– Omiš – Hvar – Brač
– River Cetina canyon boat trip to Radman Mill
Why visit Brač?
Zlatni Rat Beach is located in Bol on the island of Brač. It is one of the most beautiful beaches of the Mediterranean and thanks to it’s special shape it is also one of the most interesting and prominent beaches in the world. Many famous world newspapers such as the New York Times called Zlatni Rat as one of the most spectacular world beaches. Zlatni Rat and the entire area is protected as a geomorphological monument. But it’s not just a form of beach that makes this place special. The beach is surrounded by crystally clear sea whose color is shifted from turquoise green to shallow depths to dark blue only ten meters deeper.
The wider part of the beach is surrounded by tens of old pines, which create shade and provide sun protection.
The beach is less than 2 km from the town of Bol, and is connected all along the well-kept promenade beneath the pine forests. This fascinating and unique beach can accommodate up to 10,000 people comfortably. It’s characteristic is that the beach changes it’s shape and position, depending on the wind and the sea currents. The top of the beach sometimes is significantly overgrown to form a small pool.
Zlatni Rat is a favorite destination for adrenaline lovers. Here you can try windsurfing and kitesurfing. The powerful wind maestral blows when the weather is nice and creates ideal conditions for water activities. Near the beach are windsurfing and kitesurfing centers, where you can get to know the basics and then rent the equipment.
Besides that, the beach offers many other interesting things for children and young people such as beach volleyball, jumping with skydiving, jet ski rental, and so on.
Just a few meters from the beach there are two restaurants where you can taste traditional specialties. Get up on the deck chairs of the coffee bar in the shade and enjoy all that is offered to you, pancakes and smoothies and, of course, good company.
Additional beach facilities:
– Separate bathing zones
– Showers and toilets
– Changing rooms
– Logs and umbrellas
– Playground for children
– Water sports
Activities on the island of Brač:
– mountain biking
The most interesting attractions of the island of Brač:
– Vidova Gora
– Blaca Desert
– Dragon’s cave
– Mrduja (small island)
– Nature partk Sutivan
Why visit Hvar?
The island of Hvar is also among the most beautiful Croatian islands. Hvar has a very interesting past, because it was ruled by Greeks, Romans and Venetians. It is located south of the island of Brač, so it is often included in boat trips. The island consists of different regions and cities, and the three most important are Hvar, Stari Grad and Jelsa.
But why should you visit Hvar at least once in your life?
Visit Fortica Fortress (Španjola): the fortress is located high above the hill above the town of Hvar, and this is also the very first thing you notice when you are approaching the town. The fortress was built in the 13th century and has not only historical significance for the island and its population but also offers the best view of Hvar and Pakleni islands. Today the fortress is a favorite tourist attraction. From the town center you need between 20-30 minutes of walking, we could say hiking. Winding roads and stairs make this climb more demanding, but certainly worth it. And you will convince yourself when you climb up!
Swim in the crystal clear Adriatic sea: everyone says that the Adriatic Sea has the purest water. Sometimes, when it is quiet and there is no wind or waves, you can see the sea floor without any problems. The island of Hvar is significantly ahead in it. There are several smaller beaches “scattered” all over the island, but also the rocks where you can sit and drink coffee while you are jerking your legs in the blue sea!
Buy a lavander souvenir: During the history of Hvar, Hvarians have been engaged in the cultivation of lavender, which then had an extraordinary meaning for the economy. Today, lavender is mainly cultivated for tourist purposes and made fom fragrant pillows, essential oil, soaps, scented bags, and so on.
Visit the main square in the town of Hvar: the main square in Hvar is called St. Stjepan and it is one of the largest squares in Dalmatia. It stretches from the harbor to the main cathedral, making a rectangle and it occupies 4500 square meters. Here you can talk to local people and visit numerous stalls with souvenirs and similar small things. In addition, the square is an ideal place to sit and enjoy the beautiful view of the harbor. Considering that there are several streets in many different directions, this is the ideal starting point for getting to know the town.
Visit Stari Grad: Stari Grad is truly the oldest city in Croatia and one of the oldest in Europe. The most important monument in Old Town is the fortress called Tvrdalj Petar Hektorović.
Try local wine and enjoy traditional specialities: the island of Hvar “specializes” in producing different types of wine. There is black wine made of blackberry or dark cherry. It is rich and unique. There is also white wine made of white grapes from the island of Hvar. Make dinner reservations in order to visit to one of the many renowned restaurants and try sea fruits, especially mussels or shrimps.
Climb up to the top of Sv. Nikola: Sveti Nikola is the highest peak of the island of Hvar, from where it offers a unique view of the island of Brač, Mosor, Omiš, Dinara, Biokovo, peninsula Pelješac, Vis and Korčula. A perfect place to watch the sunset, right?