On our last day in the area we visited the town of Omis. First of all we drove past the town to stop for coffee in a place called Radmanove Mlinice. Unfortunately, the weather was still raining on and off.
The scenery on the drive from Split was pretty spectacular- the Cetina River over the course of time cut a magnificent canyon in the surrounding mountains. The Cetina's power moved the wheels of mills for centuries before flowing into the sea. Pictured above is an old mill. The mills were first mentioned in the early 17th century and began to flourish in the 19th century when they were renovated by the Radman family.
The Radman mills have been converted into a restaurant and picnic area. Although it looks like the building pictured above could be a hotel, I didn't see this mentioned anywhere.
It would have been fun to go on a river trip but the weather really wasn't conducive for boating.
The weather really was this dreary and moody but at least the rain had stopped.
Home made bread was being made here. The Radmanove Mlinice is actually famous for its bread baked under an iron lid (peka) and for fresh trout that is caught in their river. Unfortunately, I didn't get a chance to try their bread but it sure looked good.
I liked the moody feel of the place, but I'm sure on a sunny day the scene would have been totally different.
Our next stop was Omis, a small central Dalmatian town and harbour located between Split and Makarska situated in the mouth of the Cetina River, surrounded by massive gorges.
Omis was well known in the past by the Corsairs of Almissa, whose Sagittas (ships) brought fame to them because they were built for attack and fast retrieval into the mouth of the River, protecting the town from foreign invaders. At a very early date, neighbours of the Corsairs, the highlanders of Poljica Principality, became their friends and allies. This allowed the Corsairs (or pirates of Omis) to harass the seaborne trade, without fear of a sudden attack from the inland.
We walked along the shore in town. The Omis Riviera stretches for twenty kilometres (12 miles) along a beautiful coast with many perfect pebble, sandy beaches, bays, steep cliffs and a crystal clear sea.
Walking in the marina with the town in the background.
This photo was taken from the Omis Cetina Bridge in town.
One of the old streets in the town.
Looking through the tunnel on the way into town coming from Radmanove Mlinice.
Close up view of the buildings in town.
The bread looked great in this bakery.
The rain had held off for most of the morning, apart for a few minutes where we stopped in a cafe. However, the clouds were certainly threatening.
I liked the patterns and colours that I saw while walking on the beach.
By this point Roman was trying to hurry me on a bit because we could see the rain coming and we still had to check out some old boats.
This was one of the old rusty boats that we wanted to photograph.
It was a race between getting the photos I wanted and the approaching storm.
I still had time for a photo of this boat before we headed back to the car. Fortunately, we made it back to the car just before the heavy rain started up again.
The weather did clear up at the end of the day so I took a few sunset shots after dinner.