Drvenik Travel Guide

Drvenik is a coastal village in the southern Dalmatia, Croatia. It is located in two bays (Gornja Vala and Donja Vala) between Biokovo Mountain and the seashore in nearly 24 km southeast of Makarska.

Drvenik, Croatia

Drvenik is an important transportation center as it has the ferry pier and car ferry landing for the islands Hvar and Korcula. This small village of about 480 residents provides over 1600 beds for the tourists in private sector, along with hotels, villas, pensions for any taste and budget. This beautiful place is rather homy and provides the whole range of touristic services – that's why Drvenik travel is a desire for lots of tourists from all over the world.

Tourist attractions. Spending holidays in Drvenik don't forget about its interesting cultural and historical heritage. Drvenik is settled since ancient times. It was firstly mentioned in the 13th century. The remains of Fort Drvenik are among the most valuable historical monuments in the Makarska region. The fortress was constructed in the 17th century on the hill over the village. If you spend some time of your Drvenik holidays on visiting its ancient and modern churches you won't be disappointed. Church of St. George is situated under the Plano mount in Gornij Drvenik. This gothic church was built in the 15th century and since then it was rebuilt several times. In the end of 19th century the church appeared too little for the growing population and was expanded in 1887. The church's walls contain the old gravestones, its front wall is decorated with daedal window of rose with eight petals and the ancient church-tower with two bells is placed at the top. After the earthquake in 1962 the population moved to the seaside and needed new church. That's why the modern Church of Our Lady was built in 1967.

Restaurants. Drvenik holidays are hardly imagined without tasty food. Innumerable bars, restaurants and taverns are located along the seashore and provide delicious meals of seafood, domestic wines and cheese. Many bars and discos are open 24 hours proposing endless fun for the guests.

Festivals and cultural events. Various annual festivals always add bright impressions to the Drvenik travel. Everyone may participate in these cultural events that are full of music, singing, artistic playing, funny competitions, and art exhibitions.

Beaches. Drvenik, Croatia is a tiny settlement that is full of wonderful surprises for the tourists. Its luxuriant nature of pine and olive trees, various flowers and bushes, pure mountain air, azure sea and prolonged beaches together with talented and hospitable people form ideal conditions for the perfect Drvenik travel. Clean gravy beaches here are boarded from the village by bushes and pine trees. Bathing in the pure warm sea and laying on the grave you can feel like in paradise.

Active vacations. The active people spending holidays in Drvenik will always find here the activity for themselves. Volleyball, tennis, mountain climbing, hiking and numberless water activities are available in Drvenik. Moreover, different excursions to the nearest islands or villages promise many exciting moments.