Omis real estate is popular with foreign property investors thanks to its stunning beaches, dramatic landscape and lots of things to see and do. Omis is a small town located at the mouth of the River Cetina, set into the mountainside adjacent to the Cetina gorge, this area is one of the most picturesque areas of the Dalmatian coastline. Getting there is also easy, Omis is 20km to the south of Split (30 minutes by car) and 45 minutes to Split International Airport. The A1 motorway is also close by, connecting Omis with the rest of the country.
In recent years Omis has developed into a modern tourist destination and established itself as one of the centres of adrenalin and adventure tourism. Rafting, paragliding, hiking, sailing, diving, cycling are just some of what’s on offer. Omis old town boasts countless little chapels, charming narrow stone paved streets and old stone houses. There are many cafés and restaurants with traditional food and local delicacies, especially the seafood and Dalmatian wine!
As with much of the rest of Dalmatia, there isn’t a huge supply of property in Omis for sale. What is on the market is largely made up of resale, which includes older houses in need of renovation, building land, some apartments and a few modern houses and villas with swimming pools. Due to the terrain, a lot of the area is steep meaning construction can be a bit more expensive, however the sea and mountain views are breathtaking.
There have been very few new developments since 2008. This is largely due to the financial crisis. Therefore most of the building currently taking place is by private buyers. Most are remodelling existing houses or buying land by the sea or well above the coastal road and building new villas with swimming pools. There have been some apartment sales in Omis, but these are largely in the centre of the town. There are very few holiday apartments for sale in Omis due to the lack of new development in the areas mentioned.
Omis property is also popular with foreign buyers because of its proximity to Makarska. Makarska is a 20 minute drive to the south of Omis. It is one of the biggest tourist towns in Dalmatia and has very good nightlife during the season. Moreover, property in Makarska is more expensive than property in Omis because the area is more developed. This is especially true of sales of holiday apartments. However, geographically they are very similar and this has encouraged buyers to consider real estate in Omis as a better investment medium to long-term.
In our opinion, the most interesting area to buy property in Omis is in the villages of Stanici, Ruskamen, Lokva Rogoznica, Medici, Mimice, Marusici and Pisak. They are situated to the south of Omis centre and dotted along this part of the coastline are a few restaurants, shops, grocery stores, places to buy fruit and vegetables and the occasional post office. There are also some great beach bars open during the tourist season.