Why visit Omiš, Croatia?

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Remember our rule to always “go outside”? This time that rule took us to Omiš, Croatia.
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We took a car and drove from Split, via Poljička cesta (road). There is always traffic on main road to Omiš, so we recommend using this alternative road.
DIRECTIONS: After Stobreč city, turn to Žrnovnica and follow the road to Omiš. See instructions -> HERE.

Poljička road also has several scenic spots on the way to Omiš.

This area is historically famous for Poljica Republic, autonomous community which existed in the late Middle Ages. Our first stop was Sv. Jure church near village Gata. Church was a place where lords were chosen and decisions, for Republic, were made. Nowadays, it known as a beautiful viewpoint with a view of the Cetina canyon and Omiš city.

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Next, you cannot miss Mila Gojsalić statue! 

It is further down the road towards Omiš. See instructions -> HERE

The legend says young girl from Poljica, named Mila Gojsalić, seduced Ottoman leader Ahmed-Pasha and, after he fell a sleep, she set on fire gunpowder storage. When Ottomans tried to capture her she ran of the cliff edge and jumped into her death.
In memory of that heroic act, famous Croatian sculptor Ivan Meštrović created statue of Mila at precisely the same place where Mila jumped to her death.

That said, keep in mind statue is directly on the road, keep your eyes open so you don’t miss it! View of canyon and Omiš is incredible! Here we even took our Mavic DJ Pro drone for a ride.

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We parked a car on a road above statue. Close by there is damn, some kind of waterfall and tunnel that goes inside mountain. There are no markings on the road which say what that place really is, so we are not sure how safe it is to go there. For us it was perfect Instagram place, so I just went down 🙂

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Now, we can ride down to Omiš city, small town on Dalmatian coastline.

Omiš is for every kind of holiday. You can go mountain climbing, rafting, canyoning or do zipline. If you are not adrenaline type of person, Omiš has historical city center with Mirabela fortress above roofs of old town. There is a big sandy beach on Adriatic sea and Radmanove Mlinice getaway on river Cetina, where you can just chill all day. That is summer Omiš we are talking about, but during winter it is another story. Everything is pretty much closed and streets are completely empty. Which is ok, if you want to escape for a day.

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If you are spending more than a day in Omiš, climb up to the Fortica fortress.

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ACTIVE VACATION TOURS IN CROATIA

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We have been working very hard, so we paused with blogging for a while. Some of you already know that we are seasonal workers in Croatia. Imagine being in Croatia and not experience what it has to offer? No, big no! Always find time to have fun in life!

Today we are taking you trough our ACTIVE VACATION TOURS:

PRIVATE BOAT TOUR, SPLIT

Split, Private boat tour

Hopp on Biseran boat and ask them to take you on sunset tour near Split. Boris from Biseran was task oriented and made for us tailored tour to Čiovo. We took some Gin, fruit, lost’s of positive energy and had the best time we had in a long time!

Find out more HERE.

ZIP LINE, OMIŠ

Are you as much as adrenaline junkie as we are? Experience the rush while descending through the Cetina canyon with ZipLine Omiš! It has 8 steel ZipLine wires with total length of 2.100 m and the longest one is 700m (conveniently or not, that is the first one). Also worth of mentioning is the speed, they say you can go 65 km/h.

Before you go to big wires there is short wire where guides will teach you how to brake and act on cable on these small lines. So, if you haven’t done it before, don’t be afraid they will show you how to ZipLine. Keep in mind there are short walks between wires, so dress appropriately. Bring water! We were in bigger group, so we waited on each wire.

We were in Omiš several times, even took a ride with a boat on a river, but the views of Cetina canyon and river from ZipLine is something very different and breathtaking!!

KRKA WATERFALLS, ŠIBENIK

While Plitvice National Park is more popular tourist destination, there is little difference between the two. Most important difference is that in Krka National Park you can actually swim in the water! That is also the main reason why we like it more :).

Krka National Park in Croatia is located in central Dalmatia, just a few kilometers of the city of Šibenik. We got there from Split, with a car, but you can easily find daily tours.

Main attractions are the waterfalls and cascades Skradinski buk, Roški slap and island Visovac with its monastery. Keep in mid there is a lot of walking, so bring appropriate shoes, liters of water and something to eat. You can make little picnic at the meadow near Skradinski buk, just be aware of hungry swans that walk around :).

BOAT TOUR, ISLAND VIS

Island Vis is our favorite island in Croatia, so far. We did full day trip around the island, last year, and it was the best summer memory we had! Boat trip starts and ends in Komiza city. They took us to popular beach Stiniva and Green cave, less known but wonderful Smokova and Pritišćina bay, military tunnels and we passed by Vis city.

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Earth Day celebration above Omiš

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Our friend Pave invited us to the hiking event in Omiš, we didn’t ask much, just said YES! We have been to Omiš with Pave before (video below) and we always like coming back.

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Event was “hello to the spring” in honor of Earth Day and it was held on the Omiška Dinara mountain. Pave convinced us it is only 20 minute light walk, it wasn’t :). It is approximately 40 minute walk up, medium heavy. For Maya, who is out of shape, felt harder than that. But, however you rate level of incline, one thing is 100% true – it is worth it! Views from top of the mountain are breathtaking!

Climb starts from place Borak, above Omiš, and first stop was Mountain hut “Imber”.

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Mountaineers from all different Croatian Mountaineering Association were there with their families; cooking beans, playing funny games, sharing a laugh and stories.

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We didn’t plan to go all the way to the top “Kula“, but Jesena (Pave’s friend) convinced us that views are even better than what we’ve seen so far. How can you say no to that?

Was it worth it? Let us know in comments below 🙂

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