NEMIRA AND OMIŠ
Nemira is a quiet coastal town located approximately 3km from Omis, towards Makarska, with two beautiful pebble beacheswhere you can enjoy swimming or hide from the sun under the shade of pine trees. There you can find a restaurant, a pizzeria and a few cafes and given the few hundred kilometers of distance from the highway and the traffic jams, it is ideal for a quiet vacation away from the town crowds. For sports and recreation lovers, this area offers the possibility of rafting and kayaking on Cetina, paragliding, surfing, sailing, diving, climbing.
Omis is a town in the heart of Dalmatia, located on the delta of the river Cetina, only 21km southeast of the largest Dalmatian town – Split. Omis is first mentioned in the 10th century. The medieval name of the town was Olmissium. The location of the town, as well as their light and fast boats enabled the locals to become infamous pirates. In the times of the greatest sieges, dukes Kacic were at the front of the Omis pirates. For two centuries they were the leaders of the attacks on the pope galleys and merchant ships of the powerful Venice, Dubrovnik, Split and similar. This small location offers the possibility of visiting numerous cultural and historical sites which made this town famous. Visit the Mirabela fort (dates back to the 13th century, its role was the reconnaissance), Fortica fort (located at the top of the Omis part of the Dinara mountain, its role was to defend from enemies), parish church of St. Mihovil (built at the beginning of the 18th century, in gothic, renaissance and early baroque style), Franciscan convent, St. Peter church, Holy Ghost church, St. Mary church, St. Luka church, Illyrian seminary (one-floor building, a former Illyrian seminary founded by the archbishop of Split, Pacifik Bizza in 1750), town museum, old cemetery of Omis, medieval town core, pole of shame and the old town lodge.
Sports and recreation enthusiasts can enjoy free climbing, rafting on Cetina, beach volleyball, running, windsurfing, cycling, diving and numerous other activities. All types of beaches are found in Omis. Because of the Cetina delta, there are sandy beaches in the center of the town, which are suitable for families with children because of the shallow water. The most famous beaches within the town are “Velika plaza”, “Slavinj” and “Brzet”. If you are willing to savor the specialties and delicacies of the town of Omis and get acquainted with the Dalmatian cuisine, which was declared the healthiest cuisine because of the Mediterranean herbs, visit some of the numerous restaurants and taverns in Omis. We recommend the restaurants “Sagita”, “Mate”, “Kastel”, as well as the taverns “Ulikva”, “U našeg Marina” and “Caca”.
HOW TO REACH US
This riviera is, according to number of visits, very visited and the reason to this is its excellent connectivity. You can reach Omis and its riviera in every possible way: by car, coach, plane, train or boat.
If you are arriving by car from Zagreb direction, you can take the highway until you reach the exit Dugopolje and drive down to Split (Zagreb – Split 375,5km, around 180 min of driving). From Split it will take you another 25km to get to Omis. You can take the exit Sestanovec from which you have another 22km until Omis - pay toll. From Rijeka direction you can take the old Adriatic road until Split (Rijeka – Split 413km, approx. 270 min) and then drive to Omis. If however you are arriving from Dubrovnik you should take the old Adriatic road until you reach your destination (Dubrovnik-Omis 183km). You can take a look at the traffic situation on the following link.
Those of you travelling by coach will have no problem reaching the town. Split is very well connected with the rest of Croatia through coach lines (coach station Split), and from the Split coach station there are numerous daily routes towards Omis. You can reach Omis and its riviera with any coach that is driving towards Makarska or Dubrovnik. On the following link you can see all the Croatian coach stations and lines that drive through the Omis riviera.
For those arriving by plane the nearest airport is the one in Split. From the airport to the riviera you can take a taxi, coach or you can rent a car. Coach lines from the airport to the city centre of Split are coordinated with flight schedules. You can use the city coach line 38 that drives next to the airport. It will take you about 45min of driving to reach Omis. Some of the more known airline companies that are landing on the airport are: Air one, Air Berlin, Alitalia, Air France, Austrian Airlines, Croatia Airlines, Czech Airlines, Melev.
Split also has a ferry harbour and those who choose to arrive by boat can easily reach the Omis riviera with a car or coach from there. More information on prices and timetables you can see on the web pages of Jadrolinija. The Split ferry harbour is also connected with international towns like Ancona and Pescara, and Croatian cities Rijeka, Zadar, Dubrovnik and islands of Hvar, Brac, Korcula, Vis and Lastovo.
Those who prefer travelling with train will also easily, through the railway station in Split, reach Omis. Split is excellently connected with the rest of Croatia so you can take a train from Zagreb, Osijek or Rijeka and then travel further by taxi and get to any settlement on the riviera. Train timetables are available on the following link.
For those travelling by personal car remember slow travel is the safest travel. We wish you a nice voyage.