Makarska is the centre of Makarska Riviera, located along a large cove and port, protected by a long promontory in the southeast and Biokovo Mountain (with the highest peak 1762 m) in the north. The town stretches along the coast and a superb sandy beach 1500m long, fringed by pine forest. Spend your holidays in this beautiful place full of natural beauties, wonderful landscapes and seascapes, a holiday resort joined into a string of several other smaller but as beautiful resorts in the area.
In this well-known holiday resort - Makarska- Croatia, you will find old baroque churches and monasteries with their valuable artefacts that were collected through centuries. Visit the Franciscan Monastery from 1400 AD, its rich collection of different artefacts, a rich library with old manuscripts and archive, valuable paintings from the Baroque period. You will be pleasantly surprised to see the Malacological Museum displaying a very rich collection of shells from all the seas and oceans. There are about 10 000 items on display.
This small town and the famous holiday resort - Makarska - Croatia, offers to holidaymakers all amenities for recreation and active holidays. Long cycling tours are organized throughout the season.
Besides sunbathing and swimming, holidaymakers can amuse themselves by water skiing and jet skiing, scuba diving under surveillance of special coaches, outings to the nearby holiday resorts of Brela, Podgora, Baska Voda, Tucepi, sightseeing tours to Split- the most interesting and beautiful town boasting with numerous historical monuments and Diocletian's Palace - the only Palace of one of the last Roman Emperors, still in existence.
Holidaymakers can enjoy delicious specialities and good local wines in numerous attractive restaurants and wine cellars, sip a coffee or refreshing drink in coffee bars overlooking the sea front, enjoy the nightlife in nightclubs or lounges with live music. Young people will find entertainment in disco clubs.
Various cultural and entertaining events are organized during summer months: cultural summer with performances, concerts, shows, folklore evenings but also cheerful fishermen's nights when hospitable hosts offer fish specialities and wine to their guests in the open air on the sea front and they all enjoy listening to live music and dancing. One of the most agreeable surprises will be a visit to the countryside, to interesting villages on the slopes of Mount Biokovo - Middle Dalmatia - Croatia. This unique mountain will attract you by its natural beauties, pine forests and Mediterranean vegetation, a botanical garden and some rare endemic plants, fantastic views on the sea and the off shore islands. Mountaineers and free climbers will enjoy climbing its steep paths and cliffs. You will learn why Biokovo was proclaimed a Park of Nature.