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Makarska, Croatia

Makarska - tourist center of Dalmatia, surrounded by Mt. Biokovo and the blue sea. Source: makarskainfo.com


Impressive Mt. Biokovo in the north and kilometers of pebble beach in the south - that is Makarska. Although this city with 13,000 inhabitants has a lot to offer to those who like culture, those who will enjoy the charm of Makarska the most are nature aficionados, those who like sports, active vacation and lively night life. The name Makarska derives from the Illyrian settlement Muccurum that dates back to the 4th Century B.C. It is no wonder that a settlement developed here in these ancient times as the area is naturally protected by magnificent Mt. Biokovo and the islands. Makarska has a
Makarska, Croatia

Makarska riva (waterfront) with palm trees - famous promenade - vacation for body and soul. Source: adrialin.nl


favorable geographic location, enabling visitors to take daily excursions to Split, Mostar, Dubrovnik or to the nearby Island of Hvar. Close to Makarska, there is a famous sanctuary Vepric, where Our Lady appeared, and the botanical garden Kotisina with the plants that are typical of this limestone area. Other than going for a swim, taking a long walk along the promenade, from peninsula St. Peter to Osejava Cape, hiking the Biokovo trails, those who remain in the city can visit the main town square, St. Mark's Concathedral, farmer's market, malacological collection (shell collection) in the
Makarska, Croatia

View of the beaches surrounding Makarska and the crystal blue Adriatic Sea, from Mt. Biokovo. Source: opcina-brela.hr


Franciscan Monastery, or simply sit on the waterfront, drink their morning coffee and enjoy the view of the harbor, Makarska people and their guests. Makarska has numerous hotels (2450 beds), private accommodation, apartments and rooms (10,000 beds), restaurants, coffee shops and night clubs (the best known ones are Deep and Petar Pan-Makarska). Reason for this, before all, is untouched, wild nature that surrounds it, and the atmosphere of the city, its citizens and the life philosophy which the city radiates, that is all about relaxing and enjoying life. Life in tourism industry and for tourism industry has made Makarska very hospitable. Almost all houses in Makarska have one or more apartments that are designed for tourists and with prices that meet the most versatile demands and financial means of visitors.

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