Makarska Travel Guide

Makarska is a small Dalmatian town with nearly 14,000 citizens. This beautiful resort is located in the very south of Croatia on a picturesque horseshoe bay washed by Adriatic Sea. About 60 kilometers lay between Makarska and Split. Impressive Biokovo Mountain protects Makarska from the north. Two green peninsulas – Osejava and St. Peter fringe the Makarska harbour.

Makarska, Croatia

In Makarska the generous nature and wonderful landscapes are perfectly combined with unique Mediterranean atmosphere and superb tourist offer that makes it an ideal place for any kind of rest. Spending your holidays in Makarska with its green promenades, various bars, wine cellars and discos you have no chances for being bored. Makarska travel is completed by the city's historical center with its narrow stone-paved streets, squares, fruit and flower markets along with museums, monuments and historical buildings.

Tourist attractions. Makarska has a rather long history. In antiquity it was an administrative, cultural and trading center. Many nations lived here in different times: Venetians, Turks, Frenchmen and Austrians. Each of them had an influence on its development making Makarska the town of differences. Many precious monuments are left since then, the Franciscan monastery founded in 16th century is one of the most interesting. It houses a world-known Malacological museum of shells from all round the world. Among the other interesting sights for Makarska travel are Church of St. Mark, founded in 18 century and located in the main square of the city, the statue of the bard Father Andrija Kacic Miosic, just waterside Church of St. Phillip and many others.

Festivals and cultural events There are many funny events that make Makarska holidays really unforgettable. Makarska Summer festival fills the town with classical and folklore music, dances and singing of numerous performers from Croatia and abroad. During the Fishermen's Night everyone may participate in mirthful competitions and taste dainty Dalmatian food. In the Summer Carnival you get a chance to become an actor, dancer or singer.

Restaurants. Makarska provides a great choice of entertainments. Its various bars and restaurants offer delicious meals of fresh local seafood and good wines of Croatia. You can enjoy your dinner along with fantastic views over the Adriatic seacoast, the most popular restaurants are Jez, Riva, Porin, Ankora, Susvid. If the nightlife is what you're looking for – Makarska is the right place. Its extraordinary Deep nightclub, which is in a cave, and beach bar Buba, glamorous parties, delicious cuisine will give you a memorable time.

Beaches. The resort is the center of popular Makarska Riviera – an over 60 km long coastal strip connecting Brela and Gradac. Its pebble and sand beaches that boggle your imagination by luxuriant nature and crystal sea water will make your Makarska holidays truly exciting. The main beach is located near the big hotels, in the south of the city lies Nugal nudist beach.

Active vacations. The resort has 11 open and closed tennis courts for the active rest. Hiding the picturesque Biokovo Mountain you will not only enjoy the breathtaking view but will also visit its legendary cellars and caves. During your Makarska travel you can enjoy the other activities like paragliding, rent-a-boat, boat trips to the islands, parasailing and many, many others.