Hotel Villa Dvor, Mosorska Cesta, Omiš, Croaţia
You will be enchanted by this charming little town, its narrow alleys, squares and beautiful old houses
Omis is a town of contrasts, both natural and historical. It was founded and grew on the steep rocky slopes of the Omis Dinara mountain, surrounded by the river Cetina in the north-west, and the sea in the south and south-east. Omiš has grown at the foot of these cliffs, beneath the Fortica castle which was built high above on the mountain.
Omis in Croatia is a small Central Dalmatian town and harbour located between Split and Makarska, situated in the mouth of the Cetina river, surrounded with massive gorges. In the past Omis was notorious because of the pirates of Omiswhose ships were a centuries-long symbol of retaliation, courage and strength. The evidences of proud and turbulent Omishistory can be found on every corner of the Omis Riviera. Ancient town of Omis, Omis churches and Omis fortressesare silent stone reminders of the power and the might of infamous Omis pirates. Today, it is the centre of Omis Riviera, one of the most beautiful parts of Croatia's Adriatic Coast. Situated in the heart of Dalmatia, with it's true Mediterranean spirit and diversities, Omis Riviera offers everything you need for an unforgettable holiday in Croatia.
Numerous beaches and bays, rich vegetation, fresh air and crystal blue sea make Omis Riviera the perfect place to ecsape the stress and rush of modern life. The beautiful Cetina River and it's canyon, nearby mountain tops and islands, ancient vineyards and olive plantations together form the landscape of extraordinary beauty. For those that prefer active holidays, Omis Riviera is a perfect destination. Rafting on Cetina River, free-climbing, scuba diving, trekking and windsurfing are just some of the activities that Omis Riviera has to offer.
Due to it's location in the heart of the Dalmatia, Omis is the perfect place to start the exploration of Dalmatia, it's islands, it's proud history, cultural heritage and natural beauties. Ancient Roman cities of Split and Salona are just half-hour drive from Omis. Islands Brac, Hvar, Korcula, Vis are easily reachable from Omis.
Omis is literally filled with restaurants, wine-cellars and cafe bars. Mediterranean cuisine, with it's olive oil, fish and sea food, home-grown vegetables, wine, and it's thousands year tradition will surelly help you experience the true spirit of the Mediterranean. Omis Cultural Summer, Festival of Dalmatian Klapas, Pirates Nights and many other musical, theatrical and gastronomical social events make Omis perfect place to experience not only the beauty of Dalmatia, but also beauty of it's soul.
Mirabella – or Peovica is a Romanesque fortress, built in XIII century above the town of Omis. Mirabella was a reliable hideout for Omis pirates, who used to retreat to the safety of the Cetina gorge. Legend says that in 1537, during the Turks attack, Omis defenders confused attackers with their shouting and shots that the Turks overestimated the number of defenders and fled. Mirabella can be reached by the stairs from Subic Street and passing the small Church of Holy Spirit. The trip lasts approximately 15 minutes.
Starigrad Fortress – The name “Starigrad” is a Croatian name for “old town”, because it was built on the site of the antique castellum Oneum, while the new town Omis rose on the coast. Fortress is located above the town Omis in the Split-Dalmatian county, in Dalmatia, Croatia. The fortress was built in the XV century, primarily for defense against Turks. Its walls follow the line of the mountain. Had the city been taken, all the people were to retreat to the safety of Fortica; from there, they would throw down rocks, destroying the enemy forces below and the city as well. This plan was never to be implemented.
The Omis Riviera – stretches for twenty kilometers (12 miles) along a coast of exceptional beauty, with many perfect pebble and sandy beaches, bays, steep cliffs and a crystal clear sea. The Omis Riviera is full of beautiful Adriatic beaches, and one of them is located in the town itself, known as the Large beach.
Radmanove Mlinice and the Gubavica waterfalls are also charming places. Radmanove Mlinice, located five kilometers up to the canyon of the Cetina River, is a picnic place, famous for its bread baked under the iron lid and fresh trout, caught from the river. The Cetina River is a great place for those, who like active holidays (white water rafting, canoeing and kayaking). Recreational activities in Omis also include: free climbing, cycling, tennis, football (soccer), basketball, 9-pin bowling, bocce, paragliding, beach volleyball, windsurfing, water-skiing, sea kayaking, water polo and scuba diving.
Situated in Omiš, the hidden gem of Croatia, Omiš has sprung on the very mouth of the Cetina River as a pirate fortress, and its beginnings had been mentioned even in the ancient Greek and Roman times. Barren cliffs of the Mosor Mountain and the Dinara Mountain of Omiš watch over the town itself and neighbouring towns which border with it and continue in the northwest and southeast direction.
Along the right post there stands Villa Dvor, built in 1937 by the merchant of Poljica Stjepan Jurišić for his own needs. In 2002 our family fully reconstructed and refurbished Villa Dvor into a boutique hotel which has kept its traditional architecture. Its unique position makes hotel a natural belvedere allowing the magnificent view of the ancient town of Omiš and Adriatic sea in the south, and of the Cetina River Canyon, the peaks of the Mosor Mountain and the ancient Republic of Poljica in the north.
Interesting history, clean and fresh air, intact nature, 105 kilometres of the green Cetina River with all its particularities and enchantment, the clean sea with breathtaking sandy and pebbly beaches and a healthy way of life, make up our reality.
The quality of accommodation, gastronomic delicacies of region prepared from hotel gardens in restaurant and warm welcome and service with smile provided by family and the staf will be guarantee for unique and memorable experience, the one that will stay with you forever.
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