The tiny village of Mimice lies between Ormis and Makarska. There are two distinct parts: the original town is located on the land side of the coastal road, while the newer part of Mimice has grown on a hill leading down to the sea.
The historic quarter is quite charming, retaining many of the original stone houses. The seaside village has an attractive center with a pedestrian-only corniche, several restaurants and coffee bars, and some of the cleanest waters in Europe.
As you start to explore the local area, you will find clean pebble beaches and hidden coves where you will be able to enjoy your time in near-seclusion.
The village is visible on the hillside above the harbour. Some rocks are lying close to the shore, and 7 cables west of the harbour. Off Rt. Branceva you will see a wreck on the rocks.
Where to Anchor
The small yet crowded harbour provides reasonable shelter, even from the Bora. It offers shelter from winds from NW to N to SE.
In the upper, older part of the village, you will find a market, post office, a bank, and tourist information point, as well as an old church and an art gallery.
History and Culture
The village dates back over three centuries, which is proved by numerous monuments located in the old part of the town, near the church.
Mimice boasts two attractive shingle beaches with warm shallow water, great for kids. Both are within easy reach of cafes, bars, and restaurants.
Kutlesa Mimice Beach
With a backdrop of dramatic cliffs and fringed pine trees that provide welcome shade from the heat of the midday sun, this beautiful pebble beach is a wonderful, family-friendly choice, whether you’re sunbathing, swimming, or snorkeling.
This beautiful pebble beach is surrounded by pine trees and large rocky cliffs.
Where to Eat
Emi Bar & Restaurant
Right in the centre of Mimice on the harbour, this friendly little restaurant offers amazing views, especially as the sun goes down. It attracts diners of all nationalities, with its international and Dalmatian cuisine, as well as the friendly and efficient service. It can get busy so you may have to wait for a table at peak times.
Although it is a mile from the village, this konoba (typical Croatian tavern) in Marusici is worth the walk (or taxi fare) if you are a fan of freshly caught and grilled octopus or squid. Service is polite and accommodating, and overall you’ll get great food at reasonable prices.
Places to Stay
Virtually every house on the sea-side of the village has rooms or apartments for rent. The majority of the houses offer sea views. If you would like to stay in an older, more typical property, you will find renovated villas, often with a private pool, for rent in the historic centre.
Best Hotel: Hotel Pleter 4*
Best Small Hotels/B&Bs: Villa Gloria
Best Condo: Apartmani Mistral
Things to Do
Wild Horses in Livno
This is a full-day trip from Mimice, but your tour guide will pick you up from the village. Heading out in a 4×4 is an unforgettable experience. You will have time to wander around Livno, but of course, the highlight of the trip will come as you get close up to the magnificent wild horses, which are now, thankfully, increasing in number. Feeding and petting the horses is a must-do for all animal lovers.
Cook Croatian Cuisine
In Croatia, you will have countless opportunities to have fun with water-based activities. How about doing something different and taking a taste of the local culture home with you? During this fun one-day traditional cookery class, with friendly hosts, you will learn how to cook two authentic Croatian dishes. Best of all you will get to eat what you have made, in an authentic rural Croatian setting, along with some local wine or other beverage to complete the meal.