Tourist destination info Makarska

Makarska is one of the most popular tourist destinations of the Croatian coast which is attractive because of its natural and climate characteristics and diverse tourist offering. It is one of the most beautiful pearls of the Adriatic and is the center of the region better known as Makarska Rivijera. It is settled at the bottom of Biokovo Mountain and is comprised of a Mediterranean – style old town and a newer part with hotels, restaurants, shops and others. The first known inhabitants of Makarska were the Illyrians. The first proof of the ancient settlement Inariona dates back to the first half of the 4th century. In the official records of the Salona Parliament of the year 533, Mucurum is mentioned as a town where a diocese was formed. This city has gone through a long history and resisted many conquerors, making it one of the most beautiful destinations of the Adriatic. This city has several historical monuments and museums. If you wish to get better acquainted with its history, you can visit the Franciscan monastery (houses a pinacotheca, library, unique Malacological museum and the “Mountain and Sea Institute”), churches of St. Mark, St. Peter and St. Philip, city museum and others. The multiple kilometer long beaches are well known for their clean sand, quiet of the pine tree woods and clear sea. One of them is home of the well known “Buba” beach bar which is a favorite destination for party-goers and where you will always encounter an upbeat atmosphere and lots of young people. The younger generations can also find entertainment in the following bars and clubs: “Art Caffe”, “Deep” (currently the most popular summer outing), “Marineta”, “West”, “Petar Pan”, “Escape” and others. For those who do not feel the desire to party until the dawn, can enjoy the Makarska Cultural Summer which offers plays, classical and popular music concerts, Dalmatian choir concerts, exhibits in galleries and museums, poetry readings, folklore performances, Fishermen’s Evening, summer carnival and the evenings of Kalelarga.

Those who enjoy an active vacation can take part in various sports activities such as soccer, futsal, basketball, volleyball, badminton, tennis, handball, bowling, bocce ball, fitness or various water sports such as wind surfing, scuba diving, jet ski, fishing and surfing. Those who are in need of adrenaline and adventure can go rafting on the wild Cetina River, mountain climbing, mountain biking, trekking, sports climbing and paragliding. You can enjoy the culinary specialties of this regionin restaurants such as “Veliki Mornar”, “Porat”, “Bonaca”, “Maslina”, “Mornar” and “Adria”.

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  • What our guests say about Makarska

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    • Excellent 4.8
      Family Sweden
      I will travel here more times.
      Great location, friendly ppl, good food. I will be back.
    • Excellent 4.6
      Sabina Sakic
      Family Sweden
      Nice place with good beaches but it can be crowded.
    • Excellent 5
      Family Latvia

    Makarska recommended accommodation

    * prices for June 2022 based on the maximum capacity for a minimum stay of 7 days

    • Makarska,
    • Persons: 2-3
    • Guests rating: 4.6
    • Makarska,
    • Persons: 2
    • Guests rating: 4.9
    • Most recent reservation 17 days ago
    Apartment - Makarska Apartment Ivan From 86 €
    • Makarska,
    • Persons: 2-4
    • Guests rating: 4.1
    • Makarska,
    • Persons: 5-8
    • Guests rating: 4.0
    • Most recent reservation 12 hours ago

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