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Dalmatian Coast Holidays - all about the Split & Omis Rivieras in Central Dalmatia. Discover the magnificant Roman remains of Split & Solin, plus the old pirate town of Omis.

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Split’s St. Dujmo Cathedral

Sandwiched between Diocletian’s Mausoleum and the Forum, Split Cathedral was constructed in the 13th century. Via a spiral stone staircase you can climb to the top of its tower for a spectacular view of Split.

South view from tower
Split’s cathedral tower

Though Christianised since its construction, Diocletian’s Mausoleum still exists in its entirety, including the original vaulted roof. It contains some beautiful early Christian Roman tombs.

The Omis Riviera

The Cetina River & Omis

Omis is a small town which lies at the mouth of the beautiful emerald-green Cetina River. Steep rock faces tower above the town either side of a deep ravine gauged out by the river - it makes for a very dramatic setting. It was actually a pirate state during the latter phase of the Ottoman occupation and although that is now all in the past, it still has a very strong boating tradition. Some beautiful boats are built here which you can see lined up along the quays.

The Cetina River is a great source of attraction for many visitors, not least for its beauty and its wildlife. It is also a superb trout river and provides some of the best kayaking and white water rafting you’ll get anywhere. At the mouth of the river, in the town of Omis, there are numerous boat hire centres and you can also take a boat trip up the river and take lunch at a riverside restaurant further upstream.

A stretch of the Cetina near Omis

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