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Guide - Riviera Makarska


Makarska Riviera

Makarska Riviera has everything you need for a perfect holiday in Croatia. Sun-drenched beaches are full of swimmers who enjoy the clear sea and beach entertainment. In the early afternoon everyone gets back to their apartments or go for a walk to the nearby restaurant to taste the Dalmatian specialties. Many tourism awards testify to the quality of tourist services of Makarska. Apartments with sea view are located at the foot of a mountain slope. This is an ideal position where numerous coves hidden from strong winds and calm seas are just perfect for all day enjoyment on the beach. Every year there are more and more investments in the quality of accommodation which is reflected in the increasing number of visits from domestic and foreign tourists.

Makarska Riviera is Croatia's hit in tourism. The well-known and awarded kilometer long beaches are amongst the most beautiful on the Adriatic. These quiet places on the coast surrounded by the sea from one side and the grand mountain Biokovo from the other side, will show all the visitors the path to idyl holidays in the center of Dalmatia. The cultural and natural heritage and beaches are the perfect combination for the idyl holidays.

The city of Makarska – a jewel of the Makarska Riviera

The city of Makarska, the center of the riviera, is famous for the Mediterranean spirit on its streets during the Summer, the long strolls along the beautiful beaches along the peninsula and the evening entertainment from the street events and discos. Makarska will show its cultural heritage by leading the visitors through the rocky streets, to the main city square Kačićev Trg where they will feel the city's pulse, and towards the Franciscan monastery, a treasury of the city's history, where you can visit a spacial attraction the Malacological museum.

The Makarska Riviera between the kilometers long beaches and the mountain heights

The coast of the Makarska Riviera with Brela and the beach Punta Rat, Baška Voda and Podgora is an absolute jewel of the tourism on the Adriatic. The inland, caught between the Adriatic sea from one side and Biokovo from the other side is also a jewel of this part of Croatia. Before the forming of Tučepi and Podgora, picturesque coastal towns with beautiful beaches, the people lived in the mountainous part due to safety reasons. This is why valuable cultural and historical remains can be found in the upper part of Tučepi and Podgora.

If you head out for a morning walk to Biokovo and visit the towns at the bottom of Biokovo searching for echoes from the past, you will discover, along with the preserved architecture in untouched nature, modest households of the farmers and shepherds and a beautiful view of the Riviera and the islands of Brač and Hvar in the distance.

Makarska Riviera – from peacefulness to wild fun

On Biokovo you will come across a natural cave and shrine Vepric which is often visited in the time of pilgrimages.
The botanic garden Kotišina will surprise you with peacefulness and quietness from which its name must have came from, but adventurers can also find adventure paths for themselves.

Besides the natural and cultural heritage, Makarska Riviera is well-known for good entertainment. A wide range of folk festivals in every town, fishermen evenings, carnivals in August as part of ''Makarska Cultural Summer'' and the Kalelarga Nights and numerous coffee shops and discos won't leave anyone unimpressed.

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