Discover Makarska

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One of the beautiful resorts in the central Dalmatia with stunning pebble beaches

A beautiful seafront town greets you the moment you arrive in Makarska. The old town is built around a naturally protected bay, whilst the magnificent Biokovo mountains create a real contrast and a dramatic back drop.

At the end of the 15th century, Makarska was controlled by the Ottomans and the town became an important administrative centre until it was returned to the Venetians and subsequently the Austrians. Between 1805-1815 the town was under French rule during which Makarska experienced cultural, social and economic development. The baroque church of St.Mark and the town houses are some of the most visited locations in the old town. Its palm lined seafront promenade and small cafés create a real holiday atmosphere day and night.

Makarska is the centre of the Makarska Riviera, which stretches for 60 km between the towns of Brela and Gradac. It has more than 2750 sun hours a year and from July to September the air temperature is above 20C. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations on the Croatian coast, because of its nature and climate; its richness in tourist attractions and its friendly hosts. It is also famous for its 2km long sandy beaches. The city, which lies on the southern edge of Biokovo, is seen from Biokovo as an amazing bay with tiny little houses placed in rows around it. The mountain protects it from the harsh continental climate and is responsible for its rich Mediterranean vegetation, mild winters, long warm summers, cooled by the refreshing maestral breeze. The views from Biokovo are spectacular - on a clear day one can see all Dalmatian islands as well as a large part of the Dalmatian coast to the south, and to the north, the towns of Vrgorac and Imotski and their surrounding villages. Makarska has almost daily links by tourist transport services with important cultural and historical centres on Braå, Hvar, Vis and Koråula. The best time to visit is from April until October.

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